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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-16

    BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members [[Page H2419]] may have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and add any extraneous material relevant to the subject matter...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-16

    BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, I thank Congresswoman Beatty for yielding, thank her for her friendship, and thank her for all that she does not just for the Congressional Black Caucus, but for all that she...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-16

    SCOTT of Virginia. I thank the gentlewoman. I appreciate the gentleman from New York and certainly the gentlewoman from Ohio for organizing this Special Order to discuss the need for criminal justice...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-16

    LEE. Mr. Speaker, I first thank the gentlewoman from Ohio for those very kind and humbling remarks. I want to thank her for her tremendous leadership and for continuing to come down here each and every...



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    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-16

    FUDGE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding. It is a pleasure to watch my fellow Ohioan and friend and the gentleman from New York on this House floor every Monday night bringing the message...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-16

    JEFFRIES. Mr. Speaker, I thank the distinguished gentlewoman from Ohio, my good friend, the distinguished and dynamic anchor for tonight's Special Order, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, for yielding and...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-16

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I want to add my appreciation to the gentlewoman from Ohio; the gentleman from New York; and the Members who [[Page H2424]] have spoken, including the chairman of the Congressional...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-05-16

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, our children represent the future of our nation. Our future is more promising when our children have a clear path to succeed and have the opportunities to become active...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-11

    JEFFRIES. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members be given 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and add any extraneous material relevant to the subject matter of this discussion. ...



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-11

    BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, I rise this evening proud to stand with my Congressional Black Caucus Special Order hour co-anchor, Congressman Jeffries, from the Eighth Congressional District of New York. Mr....



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-11

    SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the gentleman from New York and the gentlewoman from Ohio for organizing tonight's Special Order to focus on the toll that gun violence has taken on communities...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-11

    LEE. First, let me thank the gentleman from New York for those very kind remarks. But also I want to thank you and Congresswoman Beatty for organizing this very important Special Order and for your tremendous...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-11

    JACKSON LEE. Let me thank the gentleman from New York for yielding. As has been stated by my colleagues, I want to add my applause as well for the thoughtfulness of the gentleman's leadership on a...



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    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-11

    KELLY of Illinois. I thank my good friends, the gentleman from New York (Mr. Jeffries) and the gentlewoman from Ohio (Mrs. Beatty) for this important Special Order hour tonight. Congressman Jeffries,...



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    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-11

    CLARKE of New York. Let me first start by thanking my brother from the neighboring district in Brooklyn, New York (Mr. Jeffries), alongside my sister from Ohio, Mrs. Joyce Beatty, for their leadership...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2016-01-11

    PAYNE. Let me thank the gentleman from New York, who passed the baton to R. Kelly and me in 2015. We have rounded the corner and have put it back in his capable hands, along with our classmate's, the...



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    Representative Stacey E. Plaskett

    From: VI District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-11

    PLASKETT. Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of our President's actions toward making our communities safer by ensuring guns are less likely to end up in the hands of people that shouldn't have...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-01-11

    JOHNSON of Texas. Madam Speaker, last week, President Obama announced a series of executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence across the United States. President Obama laid out these much-needed...



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    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-30

    KELLY of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members be given 5 days in which to revise and extend their remarks. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2015-11-30

    PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my dear friend and colleague, Congresswoman Kelly, for anchoring this final Congressional Black Caucus Special Order hour. In fact, I would like to thank Congresswoman...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-30

    BUTTERFIELD. Thank you, Ms. Kelly. Let me begin this evening by first thanking Congressman Donald Payne, Jr., from the Tenth District of New Jersey for his friendship and for his tireless work on behalf...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-30

    SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the gentlewoman from Illinois and the gentleman from New Jersey for organizing this Special Order tonight. It takes a lot of work and a lot of time to...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-30

    LEE. First, let me thank Congresswoman Kelly for those very generous remarks, but also for your tremendous leadership and for staying the course and making sure that we are here really speaking truth...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-30

    JEFFRIES. Mr. Speaker, I thank the distinguished gentlewoman for yielding. And I also thank, of course, my good friend and colleague, Congressman Don Payne, from across the Hudson River, who does such...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-30

    JACKSON LEE. I thank the gentleman from New Jersey and the gentlewoman from Illinois but I want to specifically say Chicago. I join my colleagues. Mr. Speaker, I think this is, again, an important...



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    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-02

    KELLY of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. ...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-02

    BUTTERFIELD. Let me first thank you, Congresswoman Robin Kelly, for yielding time to me tonight. Thank you for your willingness to stay on the floor tonight, even though this suspension bill was placed...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-02

    SCOTT of Virginia. I thank the gentlewoman for organizing this Special Order so that we can talk about many aspects of the criminal justice system. You have asked us to talk about the militarization...



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    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-02

    FUDGE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with my colleagues from the Congressional Black Caucus because last week our nation was reminded, yet again, Black lives have no value. But this time, the reminder was...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-02

    CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, as many of you know, the promotion of best practices and oversight of state and local law enforcement have been legislative priorities during my tenure as a Judiciary Committee...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-02

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise to join my colleagues in speaking on the critically important issue of criminal- justice reform. Just last week, an African-American girl at Spring Valley High...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-11-02

    LEE of california in the house of representatives Monday, November 2, 2015 Ms. LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a proud member...



    A picture of Representative Robin L. Kelly

    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    KELLY of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members be given 5 days to revise and extend their remarks. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentlewoman...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2015-07-13

    PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman from Illinois. This is a very timely topic, as we have seen what has transpired in our Nation over the past several weeks. It is incredible to me how fast...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, let me first thank you, Congresswoman Kelly and Congressman Payne, for your leadership. Your leadership is very much appreciated, and your constituents in your respective districts...



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    NORTON. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my good friend, the gentlewoman from Illinois, and my friend, the gentleman from New Jersey, for their important leadership they are exercising here this evening. ...



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    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    FUDGE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentlewoman for yielding. I want to thank my colleagues, Congressman Payne and Congresswoman Kelly, for leading the Congressional Black Caucus Special Order hour tonight. ...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, let me thank the managers of this very Special Order and my words to them and to this House. I want you to take note of the spirit in which these Members have come. If our...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    JEFFRIES. I want to thank my good friend, the distinguished gentlewoman from Illinois, Robin Kelly, for once again presiding over this important CBC Special Order hour, as well as her co-anchor, the...



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    Representative Al Green

    From: TX District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    GREEN of Texas. I am honored to be with the team of Kelly and Payne tonight. You do outstanding work, and you also provide an opportunity for other Members to have an opportunity to call to the attention...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with my colleagues of the Congressional Black Caucus, to discuss tonight's CBC Special Order Hour: ``The Confederate Battle Flag: Why Symbols Matter.'' I...



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    Representative Terri A. Sewell

    From: AL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    SEWELL of alabama in the house of representatives Monday, July 13, 2015 Ms. SEWELL of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, today I rise...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-13

    LEE of california in the house of representatives Monday, July 13, 2015 Ms. LEE. Mr. Speaker, first, let me thank Congresswoman...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2015-02-02

    PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members be given 5 days to revise and extend their remarks. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from New...



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    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    KELLY of Illinois. Thank you, my friend from New Jersey. It is an honor to host with you this year. I am excited about the work ahead for the CBC in the 114th Congress. I also want to acknowledge the...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    BUTTERFIELD. I thank the gentleman for yielding. [[Page H688]] The Congressional Black Caucus is delighted to come to the floor this evening to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting...



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    Representative James E. Clyburn

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    Date: 2015-02-02

    CLYBURN. Thank you so much, Mr. Payne, for yielding me time. I appreciate your accolades, and I promise you that my long, distant memory is getting very good, but I assure you that your contributions...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    RANGEL. Mr. Speaker, I wish I had a prepared statement, but I was so moved after listening and being a part of this great congressional group in this great country to be able to celebrate 50 years since...



    A picture of Representative Terri A. Sewell

    Representative Terri A. Sewell

    From: AL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    SEWELL of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I applaud the CBC for this Special Order hour, and I commend my colleague from New Jersey (Mr. Payne) and my colleague from Illinois (Ms. Kelly) for choosing such a great...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, this is a very important evening. I thank my colleagues, both Mr. Payne of New Jersey and Ms. Kelly, for, first of all, taking up a very important challenge of being able to...



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    Representative Al Green

    From: TX District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    GREEN of Texas. Thank you, Mr. Payne. Mr. Speaker, because time is of the essence, please allow me to get right to my message. Where were we in 1965? I will relate this to Congress. In 1965, when...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today, along with my colleagues of the Congressional Black Caucus, [[Page H692]] to recognize the lasting legacy of the Selma marches. 50 years ago, Dr. Martin...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    LEE of california in the house of representatives Monday, February 2, 2015 Ms. LEE. Mr. Speaker, first, let me thank Congressman...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-02

    JACKSON LEE of texas in the house of representatives Monday, February 2, 2015 Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I thank the...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    JEFFRIES. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous that all Members be given 5 days to revise and extend their remarks. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from New York? ...



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    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    FUDGE. Thank you very, very much. And I thank you, Congressman Jeffries, for leading the Congressional Black Caucus Special Order hour for the 113th Congress. For your weekly advice, for your weekly...



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    NORTON. I want to thank my good friend from New York for his leadership this evening--it is the kind of leadership he has provided ever since he has come to the Congress--and for the critique he has...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    RANGEL. Mr. Speaker, I have never felt more proud of my colleague from New York, for the great leadership that he has provided, since his arrival in this august body. This is such a great country,...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    JACKSON LEE. Allow me to add my appreciation for the continued leadership of my friend and colleague from New York and to thank the previous speakers. We all associate ourselves with the passion, the...



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    Representative Gregory W. Meeks

    From: NY District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    MEEKS. I want to thank my friend and colleague, a great attorney, a great legislator, for leading this effort this evening, for not only here on the floor of the House of Representatives but for what...



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    Representative Al Green

    From: TX District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    GREEN of Texas. Thank you very much. Mr. Speaker, I wanted mention Mr. Horsford. He is not here tonight, but I always associate him with Mr. Jeffries. They have been a great dynamic duo. And they have...



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    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    CLARKE of New York. Hands up, don't shoot. I thank my colleague and friend, Mr. Jeffries of Brooklyn, New York, for his tremendous leadership both here in Washington, D.C., and at home in New York. ...



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    Representative Andre Carson

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    Date: 2014-12-01

    CARSON of Indiana. I have to acknowledge my colleague, my friend, my brother, and leader, not only nationwide but internationally, but especially in Brooklyn, for his boldness, his tenacity, Mr. Speaker,...



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    Representative Elijah E. Cummings

    From: MD District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    CUMMINGS. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Jeffries for calling this Special Order tonight. Let me say to America, whenever a law enforcement officer shoots and kills an unarmed citizen in this great country,...



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, it is indeed my honor to stand here not only with the members of the Congressional Black Caucus, but with you, Congressman Jeffries, for the work you have done. Today, I have a...



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    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    DAVIS of illinois in the house of representatives Monday, December 1, 2014 Mr. DANNY K. DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    JOHNSON of texas in the house of representatives Monday, December 1, 2014 Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker,...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-12-01

    LEE of california in the house of representatives Monday, December 1, 2014 Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, first, let...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-28

    JEFFRIES. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members be given 5 days to revise and extend their remarks. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from...



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    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-28

    FUDGE. Thank you very, very much for yielding. I, again, want to thank my colleagues Congressmen Jeffries and Horsford for, again, leading the Congressional Black Caucus Special Order hour on an issue...



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    Representative Gwen Moore

    From: WI District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-28

    MOORE. Thank you so much, Representative Jeffries. I was wondering if I could ask you some questions. You certainly are an officer of the court, you are an attorney, and so I wanted to ask you to expand...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-28

    LEE of California. Let me thank you, Congressman Jeffries, first of all, for your kind words and also for your continued leadership on this issue and so many other issues and especially in helping us,...



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    Representative Robin L. Kelly

    From: IL District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-28

    KELLY of Illinois. Thank you, Congressman Jeffries, and I want to thank Congressman Horsford and the Congressional Black Caucus for this very, very important special hour. It is absolutely ridiculous...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2014-07-28

    PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, to my colleagues, the gentleman from Nevada and the gentleman from New York who have done an outstanding job of managing these Special Orders, I would just like to thank them for...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-07-28

    JACKSON LEE. I want to thank the gentleman from New York. I just want to take a moment to compliment both Mr. Horsford and Mr. Jeffries for this Special Order, among others. I could not imagine, as...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with many Members to mark President Lyndon Baines Johnson's 1964 State of the Union Address. Let me first take a moment to thank Leader Pelosi; our whip,...



    A picture of Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    CLARKE of New York. I thank the gentlewoman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, five decades after President Johnson declared a war on poverty, economic inequality is pervasive in our society; and our work to...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    BUTTERFIELD. I thank the gentlewoman from California (Ms. Lee) for yielding and also for her passion and her extraordinary work on the issue of poverty and related causes. Mr. Speaker, 50 years ago,...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    HOYER. I thank the gentlelady for taking this time. I thank the gentlelady even more for taking the time and the focus and being indefatigable in making sure that the richest Nation on the face of the...



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    Representative Danny K. Davis

    From: IL District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I certainly want to thank the outstanding gentlewoman from California for yielding. I am pleased to join with my colleagues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the...



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    Representative Susan A. Davis

    From: CA District 53

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I certainly want to thank the outstanding gentlewoman from California for yielding. I am pleased to join with my colleagues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    RANGEL. Let me first thank the gentlelady from California for carrying this torch during a time that there seems to be such a lack of sensitivity to the poor. As with Lyndon Johnson, there was a concentration...



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    Representative Tammy Duckworth

    From: IL District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    DUCKWORTH. I thank the gentlelady. Mr. Speaker, Lynn Richards of Elgin, Illinois, a town in Illinois that is well known for manufacturing everything from Elgin watches all of the way through to the...



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    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    DeLAURO. I thank the gentlelady for her leadership and her indefatigable pursuit of this cause and the focus of not just this caucus but the country on the issue of poverty and of the poor. Fifty years...



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    Representative John K. Delaney

    From: MD District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    DELANEY. I thank the gentlelady for yielding me this time this afternoon and for her leadership on this issue. Mr. Speaker, as we all know, today marks that historic day, the 50- year anniversary of...



    A picture of Representative Daniel T. Kildee

    Representative Daniel T. Kildee

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    Date: 2014-01-08

    KILDEE. I thank the gentlelady from California (Ms. Lee) for her leadership and her stewardship of this important obligation that we are here to commemorate. Mr. Speaker, it was 50 years ago today...



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    Representative Grace Meng

    From: NY District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    MENG. Thank you. I again also want to thank the gentlelady from California for her tremendous efforts in speaking up and advocating for so many people who are voiceless. Mr. Speaker, I come before...



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    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    DeFAZIO. I thank the gentlelady. Mr. Speaker, on the 50th anniversary, the Republicans just got it a little bit wrong. The war on poverty, they thought it was the war for poverty as they are dismantling...



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    Representative Marcy Kaptur

    From: OH District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    KAPTUR. Congresswoman Lee of Oakland, thank you so much for raising the consciousness of a Nation again. I rise to join my colleagues tonight in support of raising consciousness about how important...



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    Representative James E. Clyburn

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    Date: 2014-01-08

    CLYBURN. I thank the gentlelady for yielding me the time. Mr. Speaker, when President Johnson stood in this Chamber 50 years ago and declared war on poverty, the richest country in the world had a poverty...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    JACKSON LEE. I want to thank the gentlelady from California for her leadership. Mr. Speaker, simply, we can begin to attack poverty in 2014 by extending the unemployment benefits for 1.3 million Americans. ...



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    Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

    From: GA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-01-08

    BISHOP of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, on this day in 1964, President Johnson's called on our nation to launch an `unconditional war on poverty'. Exactly 50 years later, we can state with confidence two truths. ...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-28

    JEFFRIES. Madam Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 days to revise and extend their remarks. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from...



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    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-28

    FUDGE. I thank my friend for yielding, and I would like to thank my colleagues, Congressmen Jeffries and Horsford, for once again leading the Congressional Black Caucus Special Order Hour. Mr. Speaker,...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-28

    SCOTT of Virginia. I thank the gentleman from New York for yielding, and I join in your remarks for praising Congressman Major Owens, because he, as you pointed out, led the Congressional Black Caucus...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-28

    LEE of California. First of all, let me thank you, Congressman Jeffries, for your tremendous leadership, for your vigilance, and for your dedication. Every week, you have brought forth these discussions...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-28

    JACKSON LEE. I thank the gentleman from New York. It is a pleasure to be able to join you and my colleagues today, and I thank you for beginning your remarks today, continuing the tribute that we have...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    JEFFRIES. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members be given 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman...



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    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    FUDGE. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I would like to thank my colleagues, Congressmen Jeffries and Horsford, for once again leading the Congressional Black Caucus Special Order hour. Mr....



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    JACKSON LEE. Let me thank the gentleman for his courtesies and look at this in a somewhat unique fashion to speak to the pending crisis and to join with my colleagues, and particularly in following the...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    SCOTT of Virginia. I thank the gentleman from New York and the gentleman from Nevada for organizing this Special Order, and the gentlelady from Ohio for her leadership in the Black Caucus, and the other...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    LEE. Let me thank the gentleman for his courtesies and look at this in a somewhat unique fashion to speak to the pending crisis and to join with my colleagues, and particularly in following the chairwoman,...



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    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    VEASEY. Mr. Speaker, I would like to take the time to thank my friend from New York and the gentleman from Nevada for helping to put together this special hour on what is really important in this country....



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    BEATTY. Thank you, Mr. Jeffries, and to Mr. Horsford. It is an honor for me to stand here on this floor with you as a colleague in our freshman class. But first let me thank you for your leadership,...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2013-10-14

    PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the gentleman from New York and the gentleman from Nevada for having this Special Order tonight, and also our tireless and fearless leader, the Honorable Marcia...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, brinksmanship makes for poor politics, and defaulting on America's debts will make for a poor national economy and a poor global image. It should not be understated how...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-14

    JOHNSON of texas in the house of representatives Monday, October 14, 2013 Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker,...



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    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-07

    FUDGE. I thank my colleague for yielding, and I thank you, as always, for continuing to lead this Special Order hour. Mr. Speaker, I wish I could stand on this House floor today and say that Republicans...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-07

    BUTTERFIELD. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. Horsford for yielding me this time, and I thank him for all the work he does here in the House of Representatives and say he represents his district well. Mr....



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    Representative John Lewis

    From: GA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-07

    LEWIS of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my friend and my colleague for yielding me this time. Mr. Speaker, it is a shame and a disgrace. Furthermore, it is really, really sad that the government...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-07

    SCOTT of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Nevada for yielding. Mr. Speaker, it is time to end this shutdown. The absurdity of it begins with the fact that we are now going to pay people...



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    Representative Donna F. Edwards

    From: MD District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-07

    EDWARDS. I thank the gentleman from Nevada for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I want to echo what my colleagues have said: it is time for us to bring a clean funding resolution to the floor of the House that...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2013-10-07

    PAYNE. I would like to thank the gentleman from Nevada for chairing this hour tonight. And just as I reflect, Mr. Speaker, on the comments made by those fifth graders, well, I'm glad I'm in tune with...



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    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-07

    VEASEY. I thank the gentleman from Nevada for recognizing me to talk about something that is very important, and that is what is going on with America's future as it relates to this Republican government...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-07

    JEFFRIES. I thank the distinguished gentleman from the Silver State, my good friend, Representative Horsford, for his tremendous leadership for anchoring this CBC Special Order. And it's my honor and...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-07

    LEE of California. Thank you very much. Let me first thank you both for continuing to sound the alarm and to really conduct these Special Orders so the American people can know the truth about what's...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-07

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my support for the Patient Protection and Affordable [[Page H6343]] Care Act which has already significantly improved health care for Americans....



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-10-07

    BEATTY of ohio in the house of representatives Monday, October 7, 2013 Mrs. BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, I would also like to thank...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-22

    JEFFRIES. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials into the Record on the subject...



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    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-22

    FUDGE. I thank the gentleman for yielding. I want to thank you, Congressman Jeffries, for leading the Congressional Black Caucus Special Order hour on this very important topic tonight, a topic that...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-22

    RANGEL asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. RANGEL. Let me thank my friend and colleague from the great Borough of Brooklyn, city of New York, and my colleagues, for...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-22

    JACKSON LEE. Let me thank the distinguished gentleman from New York and let me thank our chairperson, the Honorable Marcia Fudge, and all my colleagues that are on the floor tonight to accept the challenge...



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    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-22

    CLARKE. Mr. Speaker, let me thank the gentleman from Brooklyn, my closest colleague in the New York State delegation--both of our districts being in the borough of Brooklyn--for leading us in this Special...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2013-07-22

    PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, let me thank the gentleman from New York. It is really an honor and a privilege to stand here with him as one of the freshmen Members in the 113th Congress to discuss an issue that...



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    Representative Al Green

    From: TX District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-22

    GREEN of Texas. I thank you very much for the opportunity to speak. I do want your constituents to know that you have been an awesome Congressperson from the awesome Eighth District. And if they are...



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    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-22

    VEASEY. Thank you, Congressman Jeffries. I appreciate you letting me talk about this very important topic because we need to talk more about equality and have a conversation on race and injustice in...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-22

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, a new fight for the preservation of...



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    Representative John Conyers Jr.

    From: MI District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-07-22

    CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and subsequent acquittal of his killer by an all white jury is an echo of this nation's past that the African-American community is shocked...



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    Representative Marcia L. Fudge

    From: OH District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-03

    FUDGE. Thank you so very, very much for yielding. And I, as always, want to thank Congressmen Horsford and Jeffries for leading the Congressional Black Caucus hour. Today's topic is critically important....



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-03

    LEE of California. First, let me thank my colleague for your tremendous leadership and yourself and Congressman Jeffries for leading the charge on another timely and important topic: the ongoing crisis...



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    Representative Gwen Moore

    From: WI District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-03

    MOORE. I want to thank you so much, Representative Horsford from Nevada--and Representative Hakeem Jeffries as well, who is here with us--for focusing on this effort and to conduct, this evening, this...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-03

    BUTTERFIELD. Well, let me thank you, Mr. Horsford. I have a few points that I want to make. Do you have an idea of how much time we have remaining so I can allocate my time? The SPEAKER pro tempore....



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    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-03

    ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, I just want to say that the Congressman from Nevada, my friend Steve Horsford, and Hakeem Jeffries are doing such an awesome job. I'm so proud to see you gentlemen holding forth...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-03

    JEFFRIES. I want to thank my good friend, the distinguished gentleman from the Silver State, for once again anchoring this the CBC Special Order, this hour of power where, for the 60 minutes that we've...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-03

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to discuss the ongoing crisis of poverty in some of the most vulnerable communities in our country. In the United States, one out of every three African American...



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-03

    BEATTY. Mr. Speaker, first I want to thank Mr. Horsford and Mr. Jeffries for leading this important effort for the CBC this evening--so that we can discuss a particularly important issue for me, my district,...



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    Representative Hakeem S. Jeffries

    From: NY District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-24

    JEFFRIES. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman...



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    Representative G. K. Butterfield

    From: NC District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-24

    BUTTERFIELD. Let me thank you, Mr. Jeffries, for yielding me this time, and thank you for your leadership here in the House of Representatives. Since you have arrived here in the House, you have just...



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    Representative Joyce Beatty

    From: OH District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-24

    BEATTY. I would like to join my other colleagues in thanking my freshman class members Mr. Jeffries and Mr. Horsford for leading the Congressional Black Caucus' discussion on this critical issue. I...



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    Representative Robert C. "Bobby" Scott

    From: VA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-24

    SCOTT of Virginia. I thank the gentleman for yielding and thank him for his leadership on this issue and many other issues that he's been working on while we've been serving on the Judiciary Committee...



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    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2013-04-24

    PAYNE. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleagues, Congressman Horsford of Nevada and Congressman Jeffries of New York, for anchoring tonight's CBC Special Order on improving access to quality education. ...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-24

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, it has been over 60 years since the Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education desegregated our schools. Yet an achievement and opportunity gap remains among...