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  • Birthday 12/08/1997

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  1. Mr. Chairman, Again I thank you for this great opportunity to bring this legislation to the committee. It is important that if we as members of congress call ourselves pro-business that we provide relief to businesses that suffer from drought. This issue is something that we see all across this nation when states go through droughts and businesses loose revenue for the natural disaster. I echo the sentiment from the gentleman from New Mexico who I am sure can speak in this issue more then I can. Thank you again! I yield.
  2. "Howdy Leo, I don't mean to come off a bit rude but be nice to the interns man. They are just trying to meet you and possibly get an autograph."
  3. Mr. Chairman, I thank you and this committee for bringing forth this legislation that would be a milestone for relieving headaches to millions of Americans, who each day receive calls from telemarketers and companies who bug our constituents with numerous calls selling products. This bill would implement a national do-not-call list of telephone numbers where these organizations are not allowed to contact. I thank you again Mr. Chairman and the members of this committee for joining me in looking at this bill to stop unwanted calls for our constituents. I also want to thank the bipartisan co-sponsors of this legislation who join me in this fight. I yield.
  4. “Gentlemen! I don’t want to interrupt your party of speaking of the war but would anyone care to share a blooming onion with me?”
  5. Fine by me. Thank you for your service. Also since you mentioned it! Take a look at the bill I and Kyle introduced this morning. You might be interested in Co signing. Get in touch with my Chief of Staff.
  6. Oh Craig, loosen up a bit. I know you all know how to party in New Hampshire. Come to Harlem and I'll show you a great time!
  7. Andre walks in and waves to everyone before sitting at the bar. "Can I have a long Island please?" Turns around and yells out to fellow senators. "Get over here! Shots of brandy on me for everyone!"
  8. SENATORS INTRODUCE LEGISLATION TO COMBAT P.T.S.D. CARE WASHINGTON, DC -- Today Senators André Harris (D-NY) and Kyle Fitzgerald (R-CA) introduced the COMBAT PTSD Act which improve services for Veterans who suffer from P.T.S.D. Under current regulations set by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), it requires that veterans pinpoint the stressor that triggered their P.T.S.D., even if they have already been diagnosed. For many veterans with P.T.S.D., they have to locate incident reports, and other documents to prove they are able to receive this treatment. They must also prove that they were diagnosed while serving in the armed services and while in combat. "This regulation hurts numerous veterans across New York and this nation who desperately need support for their diagnosis" he stated. "Telling a veteran that if they cannot prove they have P.T.S.D. from combat they cannot receive medical services is ridiculous".
  9. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES Mr. HARRIS and Mr. FITZGERALD (for themselves, Mr. SMITH of New Hampshire, Mr. STEVENS and Mr. JENKINS) introduced the following bill with thanks to Mr. Schumer; A BILL To amend title 38, United States Code, to clarify the meaning of combat with the enemy for purposes of service-connection of disabilities. Section 1.Short title This Act may be cited as the "Compensation Owed for Mental Health Based on Activities in Theater Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Act" or the "COMBAT PTSD Act". Section 2.Clarification of meaning of combat with the enemy for purposes of service-connection of disabilities (a)Clarification Section 1154(b) of title 38, United States Code, is amended— (1)by striking In the case and inserting (1) In the case; and (2)by adding at the end the following new paragraph: (2)For the purposes of this subsection, the term combat with the enemy includes service on active duty— (A)in a theater of combat operations (as determined by the Secretary in consultation with the Secretary of Defense) during a period of war; or (B)in combat against a hostile force during a period of hostilities. . (b)Effective date Paragraph (2) of subsection (b) of section 1154 of title 38, United States Code, as added by subsection (a), shall apply with respect to a claim for disability compensation under chapter 11 of such title pending on or after the date of the enactment of this Act. Plain English Summery Defines "combat with the enemy," for purposes of proof of service-connection for veterans' disability compensation, as service on active duty: (1) in a theater of combat operations during a period of war; or (2) in combat against a hostile force during a period of hostilities.
  10. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES Mr. HARRIS (for himself Ms. KIELY FOWLER and Mr. WALLER) introduced the following bill; A BILL To designate June 19 of each year as a federal holiday. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. JUNETEENTH FEDERAL HOLIDAY. Section 6103(a) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by inserting at the end "Juneteenth, June 19.''. Plain English Summery Declares June 19th or Juneteenth A Federal Holiday.
  11. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES Mr. HARRIS (for himself, Ms. KIELY FOWLER and Mr. KING) submitted the following resolution with thanks to Mr. Cohen in the House; RESOLUTION Apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African-Americans. Whereas millions of Africans and their descendants were enslaved in the United States and the 13 American colonies from 1619 through 1865; Whereas slavery in America resembled no other form of involuntary servitude known in history, as Africans were captured and sold at auction like inanimate objects or animals; Whereas Africans forced into slavery were brutalized, humiliated, dehumanized, and subjected to the indignity of being stripped of their names and heritage; Whereas enslaved families were torn apart after having been sold separately from one another; Whereas the system of slavery and the visceral racism against persons of African descent upon which it depended became entrenched in the Nation’s social fabric; Whereas slavery was not officially abolished until the passage of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865 after the end of the Civil War, which was fought over the slavery issue; Whereas after emancipation from 246 years of slavery, African-Americans soon saw the fleeting political, social, and economic gains they made during Reconstruction eviscerated by virulent racism, lynchings, disenfranchisement, Black Codes, and racial segregation laws that imposed a rigid system of officially sanctioned racial segregation in virtually all areas of life; Whereas the system of de jure racial segregation known as Jim Crow, which arose in certain parts of the Nation following the Civil War to create separate and unequal societies for whites and African-Americans, was a direct result of the racism against persons of African descent engendered by slavery; Whereas the system of Jim Crow laws officially existed into the 1960’s—a century after the official end of slavery in America—until Congress took action to end it, but the vestiges of Jim Crow continue to this day; Whereas African-Americans continue to suffer from the consequences of slavery and Jim Crow—long after both systems were formally abolished—through enormous damage and loss, both tangible and intangible, including the loss of human dignity and liberty, the frustration of careers and professional lives, and the long-term loss of income and opportunity; Whereas the story of the enslavement and de jure segregation of African-Americans and the dehumanizing atrocities committed against them should not be purged from or minimized in the telling of American history; Whereas President Bill Clinton also acknowledged the deep-seated problems caused by the continuing legacy of racism against African-Americans that began with slavery when he initiated a national dialogue about race; Whereas a genuine apology is an important and necessary first step in the process of racial reconciliation; Whereas an apology for centuries of brutal dehumanization and injustices cannot erase the past, but confession of the wrongs committed can speed racial healing and reconciliation and help Americans confront the ghosts of their past; Whereas the legislature of the Commonwealth of Virginia has recently taken the lead in adopting a resolution officially expressing appropriate remorse for slavery and other State legislatures are considering similar resolutions; and Whereas it is important for this country, which legally recognized slavery through its Constitution and its laws, to make a formal apology for slavery and for its successor, Jim Crow, so that it can move forward and seek reconciliation, justice, and harmony for all of its citizens: Now, therefore, be it That the Senate — (1)acknowledges the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery and Jim Crow; (2)apologizes to African-Americans on behalf of the people of the United States, for the wrongs committed against them and their ancestors who suffered under slavery and Jim Crow; and (3)expresses its commitment to rectify the lingering consequences of the misdeeds committed against African-Americans under slavery and Jim Crow and to stop the occurrence of human rights violations in the future.
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