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    Madame Chair, While I am a strong supporter of the traditional, God-given definition of marriage as being between one man and one woman as a proud Christian, I am also a proud man of the South born and raised and simply cannot abide by the federal intrusion into state affairs because we all know exactly where that gets us. Were this a Constitutional amendment, I'd be among the first to rise in support, but as it currently stands I cannot abide such a blatant violation of the 10th Amendment. I yield.
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    Lady Jacky Republican from California Speaking to the Washington Post: "The Majority Leader, Mr. King, owes me an apology for calling into question my patriotism on the floor of the House of Representatives. It was unfair to say my opposition to the anti-trade principles in the textile bill makes me a 'communist sympathizer' - as Mr. King asserted. This sort of talk is dangerous and, quite frankly, I'm certain had I been the 'gentleman from California' instead of the 'gentlelady from California', that comment would've never been made."
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    Madam Chair, I believe the gentleman from Texas is confused as I just provided a PES in my previous remarks to the committee. I invite him to consult the record. Furthermore, his arguments regarding this affecting state's rights is nonsense. Point out to me where in this bill we are telling states what they can and can't do. We are respecting states rights by giving effect and support to their laws in respect of their marriage laws. I yield
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    Madame Chair, I believe that my colleague misrepresents the issue. One, because there is no Plain English Summary for this bill which he explicitly cites in his argument so I have no clue what he is referring to. But more importantly, given the scope of federal definitions, this is legislation that could have deep ramification which limit the right of states to govern themselves because it would directly come into conflict with Medicaid which is administered by jurisdiction of the state, various welfare services which are administered by jurisdiction of the state, and I could go on and on, but all of them federal programs which recognize the right of the states to administer programs on their own terms with loose federal funding structures. I consider myself a Christian by nature, an American by birth, and a Texan by the sheer grace of the almighty. And quite simply, I strongly reject federal intervention into the rights of the states unless my confused colleague is willing to offer us an actual Constitutional Amendment to supersede such rights. I yield.
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    Madam Chairwoman, As the PES sets out, there is nothing in this legislation that tells states to do anything. All it does is simply reinforce their ability to grant marriage exclusively to men and women, while strengthening the institution of marriage. I yield
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    Name: Reggie King Party: Democrat Interviewing Agency: LA Times "After reviewing the Tower Commission report, it is clear the President not only allowed his cabinet to run unceremonious schemes within our government -- effectively having unelected leaders make unilateral decisions about national security matters -- but he also mislead the American people and blamed it on 'lack of detail.' At this point, it is important Defense Secretary Weinberger resign immediately and we must seriously consider what consequences should fall onto the shoulders of President Reagan for this abysmal failure. If Republicans are serious about ethics, they will join us in seriously investigating these matters and holding the President accountable."
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    Madame Chair, I simply wish to rise in full support of this committee recommending full passage of this legislation. I yield.
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    For Immediate Release Office of Representative Jacqueline L. Williams Rayburn House Office Building Press Secretary Tory Reyes Jacky Williams Opposes Anti-Trade Bill (Washington, D.C.) - United States Representative Jacqueline "Jacky" L. Williams has announced her opposition the "Protecting American Textile Manufacturing Act" due to its "anti-trade" principles. She released the following statement on the bill: "This is a bill that puts forward a dangerous precedent as it relates to free trade. American should be a country that trades with the rest of the World - it's vital to the long-term economic vitality of our country and to the health of the World's economy that we put ourselves in a position to make that happen. This bill, masquerading as an industry-healing initiative, is in-actuality a subtle part of a broader protectionist agenda. I'm opposed to it. This opposition has opened up some criticism from the left, particularly from the Majority Leader, to question my patriotism because of the ban on Soviet imports - which is a part of a larger hyper-partisanship within the new Democratic leadership. This critique is repugnant. Right now, the Reagan administration is in talks with Canada on a bilateral trade agreement - which, if successful, could prove wonderous for our economy. These are negotiations that Congress approved only three years ago, in 1984, with great Democrat party support. Now, we're seeing an about-face with this Congress, where it seems we don't realize what an unpalatable message this bill - with its prohibitions and trade restrictions - would send to Canada and other nations we could trade with about a perhaps sudden protectionist shift. As a result, the impact could mean the United States falling behind European dominance - as nation's like Britain and France implement preferential trade deals to prop up the continent. It is important for us to take these factors into consideration. The implications of falling behind European dominance by subverting the other options we could feasibly seek in terms of trade, explicitly with Canada, is unacceptable. In fact, this protectionism shift is unacceptable. We do not have to retreat our global economic presence to bolster American industry. The provisions supporting machinery modernization as it relates to the manufacture of textiles is a good first step, as an example, and I will support that provision separately from the horrid anti-trade principles the rest of the bill puts forward." Congresswoman Williams is a former prosecutor and decade-long Representative of California's 45th Congressional District. Additionally, Lady Jacky is the First Lady of Calvary Church in San Diego. ### For local concerns, please contact the Representative's local office; media inquiries, the Representative's Washington office, or Press Secretary Tory Reyes.
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    Mr. Speaker, What's the rush? I happen to support this bill, but I feel some of my colleagues don't support it or have some problems with this bill. We should use this time allotted to work on this bill and maybe we, as a congress, can come off as bi-partisan working together, just an idea for the House Minority Leader. Lets not rush this and make this bill as perfect as it can be and not mess up this great opportunity that my colleague from South Carolina has presented us. I yield
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    Tilsley Speaks on Iran-Contra Affair; Calls For Investigation For Immediate Release Washington, D.C.--Washington Congressman Ron Tilsley (D-WA-5) voiced his opinion regarding a possible investigation into the Iran-Contra affair that has surfaced in recent days. "I think it's time we hear more of the story about what really happened," said Tilsley. "I have no doubt that President Reagan has made a very solid argument regarding his role on the matter. But what needs to be done is to launch a full-scale investigation to determine whether or not if there was any involvement from anyone in the administration involved the illegal sale of weapons." Tilsley stressed that an investigation will bring more evidence to light and will uncover a lot more than what the Tower Commission failed to do. "As a former criminal defense lawyer, I believe in innocent until proven guilty. Irrefutable evidence is what we're looking for in this investigation. That will tell us more than anyone who brings forth a testimony to Congress." --30--
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    Mr. Speaker, My distinguished colleague from Texas asked what a bipartisan financial aid bill would look like, so let me tell her. I was a teacher for many years, and my family is full of teachers. We know firsthand the harm and bureaucracy that federal government intervention introduces in our nation's educational system. As such, I would be happy to work with any of my colleagues on either side of the aisle to bring forth a bill that ensures that states can and are incentivized to offer appropriate financial aid to students attending schools within their boundaries. From a federal perspective it is far better to give families money that they can use to pay for education by cutting their taxes rather than by expanding government bureaucracy to offer restrictive loans and grants. I yield.
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    The DuBois-Granger amendment passes by a 3-2 vote.
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    The bill passes committee by unanimous consent.
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