May 4, 2014 Speeches

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.”

January 20, 2014 Speeches

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.

December 14, 2013 Speeches

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.”

December 3, 2013 Speeches

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.

October 30, 2013 Speeches

MR. SPEAKER: I rise to congratulate Wake Technical Community College on its 50th Anniversary.

In the late 1950s, the North Carolina General Assembly launched an innovative concept in higher education and provided funding for new industrial education centers that would train adults with the vocational and technical skills needed in the region for emerging industries.

October 23, 2013 Speeches

It’s a pleasure to be here tonight and a tremendous honor to be speaking before this distinguished group, which includes so many of the people who have brought the Advanced Technological Education Program to life.

September 20, 2013 Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize AmeriCorps on its 20th Anniversary.

As a co-Chair of the National Service Caucus, I am proud to recognize the hard work and dedication of the men and women who have served our nation through AmeriCorps.

August 13, 2013 Speeches
July 31, 2013 Speeches

Mr. Speaker, I rise in reluctant opposition to the measure before us today. I have supported the repeated rounds of sanctions enacted by Congress, because of the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and the intransigence of the Iranian government in defiance of the international community.

June 7, 2013 Speeches

Carlton Place Apartments - Thank you for inviting me to be with you on this joyous occasion. As most of you know, June is National Homeownership month. I cannot think of a better way to observe National Homeownership Month than being here today to celebrate the grand opening of the expanded DHIC Homeownership Center and Community Classroom.