Missouri made a compelling case, and I am convinced that decisions to close these facilities are not in our military, or nations, best interest, ... Unfortunately, not even my most serious concerns with the process - the recommendations impact on our nations homeland security - were heard.
It is more than passing strange that our colleagues on the other side of the aisle would bring out Joe Wilson as some kind of credible witness for their cause.
Over the past year there has arisen an apparent absence of fear of punishment in regards to the arbitrary divulging of classified information.
As the Senator from Vermont was kind enough to note, I did have the experience of being commander in chief of our National Guard in Missouri for 8 years.
The death tax should be completely and permanently repealed now in order to make the Tax Code fairer and simpler and to eliminate the harmful drag this tax has on the economy.
The technology does not exist to accomplish what proponents want, ... If I had a magic wand, I would be happy to wave it and support a 90 percent reduction. But I don't.
America demands invention and innovation to succeed.
Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment.
Our ports are owned by local governments who are responsible for the ports. It is the Coast Guard and Customs that provide security. The federal government will never outsource our security.
If we don't act now, the death tax will come back in just a few years. Under current law the death tax is phased out in 2010 but comes back in full force in 2011. That is a ridiculous and untenable policy.
Economy activity remains strong and more Americans are going to work each day. In the last three years, nearly 5.3 million jobs have been created.
I don't think anyone who has followed the progress of the Islamofascist terrorists who have threatened us believe we are going to be safe if we try a fortress mentality, to step back and say no one is going to hit us, they don't care about the United States. They do.
America's workers face a battle for their jobs. They are the finest workers in the world. American workers grow, harvest, and mine some of the world's highest quality and most plentiful raw materials.
If Americans are not using cutting edge technology to extract raw materials efficiently, or produce record harvests, they are losing their jobs.
My son is not wild about going back to Iraq, but he'd sure rather do that than sacrifice all that he and his fellow soldiers have accomplished by leaving too early and inviting chaos.
No one who knows my personal situation would think I am not sympathetic to the needs of the active forces.
The death tax punishes the American dream - making it virtually impossible for the average American family to build wealth across generations.
The U.S. is looking to India as more then just a marketplace for our defense products, but as a technology, aerospace and strategic partner for our future endeavors.
At a time when the insurgents are saying that time is working against them, my Democratic colleagues are introducing a measure to set a timetable for withdrawal in Iraq that will undercut the momentum that the insurgents themselves say we have built in Iraq.
It is U.S. workers who lose out when employers cannot get the high-tech graduates they need to compete with foreign companies in the 21st century economy.
For the vast majority of places in America, there is no way you can build a security system such as we have here because of the high priority this rates in terms of terrorist interests.
Similarly, today, we do not know what will happen as we wage the War on Terror. We do know that we can count on the strong support from our closest ally and friend in the world in winning this war to secure our freedoms and the freedoms for all peoples throughout the world.
Reducing the budget for Amtrak makes no sense unless the Administration is prepared to implement a reform strategy which can be supported by the budget request.
More than 5.4 million of the self-employed have absolutely no health insurance coverage, nor do 1.5 million of their children. In the end, we all pay for that,
The death tax is one of the leading causes of the dissolution of small businesses.
As we have heard, the end of al-Zarqawi is a significant blow to al-Qaida operations in Iraq. It is another clear indication of the progress we are making.
I pointed out on the floor last year, after Hurricane Katrina, we were very proud that one of our National Guard engineering battalions was called to Louisiana. And they did a magnificent job.
While I support immigration regulated through a legal framework, I do not support rewarding those who broke the law to get here.
Investing in our rural roadways and bridges is more than just investing in concrete and steel it is also an investment in our future.
We need to end permanently the tax that punishes American values of savings and investment and of building small businesses and family farms and ranches.
According to the Small Business Administration, more than 70 percent of all family businesses do not survive through the second generation, and 8 percent do not make it to a third.
It has become increasingly clear that if American workers are not supporting high tech products in demand today, they are losing their jobs.
Workers come to America to fill jobs unwanted by Americans, but they are staying and they are not going home.
One of the most widespread myths about the deal is that the Administration is outsourcing the security of our ports to a company from the United Arab Emirates.
This proposal will have little impact on the deficit, ... If Congress is serious, we should put together a deficit reduction package that freezes COLAs government-wide, including Congress.
Let me be clear The National Guard is being fully active, not only in the work they are doing overseas but in their homeland defense activities.
People should not be forced out their homes at the will of any private development,
Remember, we know the end of the story of World War II and the Cold War. But day by day, living in fear of the Nazis and then in fear of the Soviets, the outcome was by no means certain.
This report has confirmed what small-business owners have been telling us for years -- the tax code is just too difficult for most people to understand and the IRS has not operated in a way to serve small businesses effectively,
For this reason, it is essential that our Nation's rural transportation professionals be provided with the necessary tools and support to promote and showcase the value, benefits, and accomplishments of rural transportation planning and development.
We have very different philosophies on how we serve our country,
Washington should revive international efforts begun during the Clinton administration to pressure countries with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt and enforce stricter rules.
A number of the major terrorist captures we have made, the terrorist operations designed for the United States that we have interrupted, were enabled by the terrorist tracking program.
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