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    Insular Areas and Freely Associated States Energy Development

    by Former Representative James P. Moran

    Posted on 2014-12-11

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    MORAN. Mr. Speaker, for roughly 200 years, this government has functioned on behalf of the American people. It has functioned through the art of compromise. Conservatives, liberals, Democrats, and Republicans have gotten together and decided what was in the best interest of this Nation.



    Mr. Speaker, this appropriations bill is in the best interest of this Nation. It does reflect a compromise, but I would say to my colleagues on the Democratic side: this is a good bill, this reflects our priorities. It is our last chance to have those priorities reflected in an appropriations bill.

    One of our staff told me that for 2\1/2\ weeks, she hasn't seen her children before they had to go to bed. The reason is that she has been working night after night, fighting for our priorities to be included in this bill, and she was successful. All of our staff was successful.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman has expired.

    Mrs. LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I yield the gentleman an additional 30 seconds.

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