Mr. Chair, I rise today in opposition to the House FY15 Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill. Today's bill lands with the same sound as its abbreviation ..... THUD.
Raleigh, NC - “From my favorite spot on the floor,” Anne Frank wrote in her diary 70 years ago, “I look up at the blue sky and the bare chestnut tree on whose branches little rain drops shine, appearing like silver, and at the sea gulls and other birds as they glide on the wind….I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
Durham, NC - I’m happy to be with you once again for this noontime King Birthday Celebration in Durham. I had a good excuse for missing last year – the inauguration of Barack Obama for his second term as President of the United States! And this year I must admit I’m spread somewhat more thinly than before, with a new seven-county Fourth District.
First Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC - Generations of Americans, and champions of freedom and justice throughout the world, have been inspired by the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s famous observation that “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”
Good morning! It’s a pleasure to be here to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Small Project Assistance program – and, more broadly, the critical role that volunteers play in advancing our nation’s foreign policy and international development goals.