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  • Hurricane Sandy Relief


    A picture of Representative Joe Courtney

    Representative Joe Courtney

    From: CT District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    COURTNEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. COURTNEY. Mr. Speaker, ``Semper Paratus''--always prepared. That is the motto of...



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    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-15

    PALLONE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, I urge my colleagues to adopt the entire package today for Sandy relief. My district was devastated...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, it was to my profound disappointment that I learned last night that the House would adjourn the 112th Congress without providing assistance to the victims of Superstorm Sandy. I...



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    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    NADLER. Mr. Speaker, sometimes events occur that are so out of the ordinary, so unusual as to defy belief. Such is the decision of the Speaker last night not to permit this House to vote on relief aid...



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    Representative Joseph Crowley

    From: NY District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, last night the Republican leadership reneged on their commitment to vote on aid for the families in the States that were devastated by Superstorm Sandy. We were told it was because...



    A picture of Representative Nita M. Lowey

    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, the Republican do-nothing leadership has an opportunity to do something--something very important--today to help the more than 17 million Americans who were devastated by Hurricane...



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    Representative Peter T. King

    From: NY District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-02

    KING of New York. Thank you, Mr. Speaker. At the outset, let me thank you for your service during your time in Congress, and thank you for your remarks here this morning. I think it's important to...



    A picture of Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    PALLONE. Let me thank Mr. King, my colleague from New York, for his remarks. I really appreciate what he said--that this is not a Republican or Democratic issue. It shouldn't be politicized. Natural...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, as the 112th Congress ends with a whimper, not a bang, not so much finished as worn out, I was prepared to come to the floor this morning and talk about some of the unfinished...



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    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    RANGEL. I was just asking my friend, Joe Crowley, is there a legislative possibility that we could bring this to the floor. I think everybody has enough compassion for the Speaker after what he's been...



    A picture of Representative Frank A. LoBiondo

    Representative Frank A. LoBiondo

    From: NJ District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-02

    LoBIONDO. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the opportunity to be here today. I did not think it was going to be necessary. But the Superstorm Sandy relief bill, I've heard a lot of people talking about it....



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    Representative Gregory W. Meeks

    From: NY District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    MEEKS. Mr. Speaker, last night when I came to the floor for the first time since I've been in this body, my heart was hurting. I understand politics, but this should not be about politics. This should...



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    Representative Tom Reed

    From: NY District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-02

    REED. I rise today, Mr. Speaker, to join my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. I come from a district in New York that was not impacted by Hurricane Sandy, but I come to this floor today to express...



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    Representative Bill Pascrell Jr.

    From: NJ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    PASCRELL. Mr. Speaker, I want to wish you the best. I'm glad there's one more Democrat, but I'm not glad that you're leaving. You're a gentleman. Look, I don't think that this is time for a pedantic...



    A picture of Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    DeLAURO. Writing at the time of Katrina, Harvard Professor Michael Ignatieff called the Constitution ``a contract of citizenship'' that promises, first and foremost, protection. That government will...



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    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-02

    SMITH of New Jersey. Mr. Speaker, the two-tiered amendment disaster relief bill that we had hoped to bring to the floor to get us to the $60 billion that is desperately needed to assist families, businesses,...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2013-01-02

    PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, here we are again today in wonder over the decision that we think has been made by the Republican leadership in the House not to bring legislation to the floor that addresses the...



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    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    TONKO. Just yesterday, Americans celebrated New Year's Day. They ushered in 2013. As we rang in the new year, the usual message of hope that accompanies the new year--any new year--rang hollow for millions...



    A picture of Representative Joe Courtney

    Representative Joe Courtney

    From: CT District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    COURTNEY. When Hurricane Sandy struck on October 29 in eastern Connecticut's Long Island Sound with 90-mile-per-hour winds and high tide, it created a path of destruction never seen before. Homes were...



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    Representative James A. Himes

    From: CT District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    HIMES. I remember two things of that horrible night that Sandy hit my community in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Of course, I remember the devastation and the damage that we have so detailed this morning...



    A picture of Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    Representative Yvette D. Clarke

    From: NY District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    CLARKE of New York. I rise today to express my feelings of anger, frustration, and disbelief that the Republican leadership has failed to fulfill this promise on emergency supplemental disaster aid for...



    A picture of Representative José E. Serrano

    Representative José E. Serrano

    From: NY District 15

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-02

    SERRANO asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. SERRANO. Mr. Speaker, as the only New York City member of the Appropriations Committee, what I saw last night is something...



    A picture of Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    HOYER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I have just been informed that we will be having perhaps no further votes in this Congress. I am deeply...



    A picture of Representative Jerrold Nadler

    Representative Jerrold Nadler

    From: NY District 10

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    NADLER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. NADLER. Mr. Speaker, the distinguished gentleman from Maryland said what had to be said, but I want to add that I've been...



    A picture of Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    Representative Frank Pallone Jr.

    From: NJ District 6

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    PALLONE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. PALLONE. Mr. Speaker, let me lend my voice to those who previously spoke, particularly Mr. Hoyer. My district was devastated...



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    Representative Tom Reed

    From: NY District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    REED asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. REED. Mr. Speaker, as a Republican, I stand up here today to join my colleagues on the other side of the aisle and associate...



    A picture of Representative Joseph Crowley

    Representative Joseph Crowley

    From: NY District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    CROWLEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, let me join my colleagues in my sadness that we are here at 11:30 on the 1st of January with time...



    A picture of Representative Peter T. King

    Representative Peter T. King

    From: NY District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    KING of New York asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. KING of New York. Mr. Speaker, tonight's action not to hold this vote on the supplemental is absolutely indefensible....



    A picture of Representative Gregory W. Meeks

    Representative Gregory W. Meeks

    From: NY District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    MEEKS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. MEEKS. I'm sitting here in shock this evening. This is supposed to be the people's House. We are the United States House...



    A picture of Representative Eliot L. Engel

    Representative Eliot L. Engel

    From: NY District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    ENGEL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, I have been a Member of this body for 24 years, and I don't think...



    A picture of Representative Christopher P. Gibson

    Representative Christopher P. Gibson

    From: NY District 19

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    GIBSON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. GIBSON. Mr. Speaker, I want to add my voice to those who have spoken here tonight. We need to be there for all of those...



    A picture of Representative Cedric L. Richmond

    Representative Cedric L. Richmond

    From: LA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    RICHMOND asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. RICHMOND. Mr. Speaker, I'm from New Orleans, and we weren't affected by Sandy. But we were great beneficiaries of this...



    A picture of Representative Christopher H. Smith

    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    SMITH of New Jersey asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. SMITH of New Jersey. Mr. Speaker, I do join my colleagues in asking that...



    A picture of Representative Nita M. Lowey

    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    LOWEY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I truly feel betrayed this evening. I left this floor with an...



    A picture of Representative Charles B. Rangel

    Representative Charles B. Rangel

    From: NY District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-01-01

    RANGEL asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. RANGEL. I know there are many people watching us late this night that truly don't believe that the House of Representatives...



    A picture of Representative Patrick Meehan

    Representative Patrick Meehan

    From: PA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    MEEHAN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. MEEHAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise not as a person from a State that was directly affected, because my State of Pennsylvania,...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2013-01-01

    PELOSI asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, if you've ever had a natural disaster affect your area or if you have ever visited a natural disaster,...



    A picture of Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

    Representative Donald M. Payne Jr.

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    Date: 2013-01-01

    PAYNE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. PAYNE. I am very dismayed by what I have heard tonight. Citizens of this Nation--any of us--would think at a time of natural...



    A picture of Representative Charles W. Dent

    Representative Charles W. Dent

    From: PA District 15

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-01-01

    DENT asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Mr. DENT. My congressional district abuts the State of New Jersey. Hundreds of thousands of people in my congressional district...