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  1. Mr Marshall for himself introduces... A BILL To amend the federal evidence rules. Be it enacted by the House of Representatives and Senate in Congress assembled, Section 1. Short title (a) This act may be cited as the Child Abuse Court Reform Act. Section 2. Federal Evidence Rules (a) In general - The Federal Rules of Evidence shall be amended to provide a hearsay exception with respect to statements by children (under the age of 14) regarding their sexual or physical abuse, if: (1) the court finds the statement has circumstantial guarantees of trustworthiness (2) there is a substantial likelihood that the child would suffer serious emotional or psychological harm if required to testify.
  2. Mr Marshall submits for himself and Mr Goodling... A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide tax incentives for the adoption of flexible family leave policies by employers. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. (a) This Act may be cited as the `Family Leave Tax Credit Act'. SECTION 2. TAX CREDIT (a) In general - There shall be allowed a tax credit of 20% of qualified employee compensation with respect to an employee who is on family leave. (b) Definition - For the purposes of this act, family leave shall mean leave in connection with the birth of a child, the placement of a child with the employee for adoption or foster care, the care of a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition, or the treatment of a serious health condition which makes the employee unable to perform the functions of his or her position. (c) Limitation - There shall be certain limitations on the credit created under Section 2(a) of this Act: (1) The credit described in section 2(a) shall only be available to employers with 500 employees or less. (2) No family leave credit will be available for any portion of a period of family leave during which the employer does not reasonably believe that the employee will return from leave to work for the employer. (3) The amount of qualified compensation that may be taken into account with respect to an employee may not exceed $100 per business day. (4) No family leave credit will be available to the extent that the period of family leave for an employee exceeds 12 weeks, defined as 60 business days, in any 12-month period.
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    Leave of Absence

    LOA until 24th
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    Theresa Kelly (R-AK)

    Welcome to the game! Nice to see a new face.
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    Name: Michael Marshall Party: Republican Interviewing Agency: (what local newspaper/radio): Cherryville Tribune After weeks and weeks of back and forth with the Ethics hearing and Augustus King's nepotism, I'm glad that we have a publication of a report which shows special treatment was applied to his brother. His resignation is an affirmation of guilt, and I'm not sure why he couldn't have done it sooner. I'm happy to see the conclusion of this affair."
  6. Mr Speaker I move to amend Title , Section 1, Subsection (C) with the following: I yield.
  7. Mr Speaker, I rise in the House today to address a concern that I have in regards to this piece of legislation. If a provision from this bill was successfully amended in committee then why now are we seeking to re-implement it, subverting the committee process. Why do we even have committees if we are just going to ignore what legislative head work they do on a bill before it reaches the house floor? I yield.
  8. Mr Marshall with thanks to Mr Hayes introduces... A BILL To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny the earned income credit to illegal aliens and to prevent fraudulent claims for the earned income credit. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Illegal Alien Credit Denial Act''. SEC. 2. DENIAL OF EARNED INCOME CREDIT TO ILLEGAL ALIENS. (a) In General.--Paragraph (1) of section 32(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (defining eligible individual) is amended by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: ``(E) Exception for illegal aliens.--The term `eligible individual' does not include any individual who is an illegal alien as of the close of the taxable year.'' (b) Illegal Alien Defined.--Section 32(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to definitions and special rules) is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraph: ``(4) Illegal alien.-- ``(A) In general.--The term `illegal alien' means an individual who is not-- ``(i) a citizen or national of the United States, or ``(ii) an alien permanently residing in the United States under color of law. ``(B) Alien permanently residing in the united states under color of law.--For purposes of subparagraph (A), the term `alien permanently residing in the United States under color of law' means an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence (within the meaning of section 101(a)(20) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), and includes any of the following: ``(i) An alien who is admitted as a refugee under section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. ``(ii) An alien who is granted asylum under section 208 of such Act. ``(iii) An alien whose deportation is withheld under section 243(h) of such Act. ``(iv) An alien who is admitted for temporary residence under section 210, 210A, or 245A of such Act. ``(v) An alien who has been paroled into the United States under section 212(d)(5) of such Act for an indefinite period or who has been granted extended voluntary departure as a member of a nationality group. ``(vi) An alien who is the spouse or unmarried child under 21 years of age of a citizen of the United States, or the parent of such a citizen if the citizen is over 21 years of age, and with respect to whom an application for adjustment to lawful permanent residence is pending.'' (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1987. SEC. 3. VERIFICATION OF IDENTITY OF INDIVIDUALS CLAIMING EARNED INCOME CREDIT. (a) In General.--Section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (relating to earned income credit) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(k) Verification of Taxpayer Identification Numbers.--No credit shall be allowed under subsection (a) to any taxpayer unless the Secretary has verified that the taxpayer identification numbers of the taxpayer and any qualifying children set forth on the return claiming the credit are valid.'' (b) Expedited Procedures.--The Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Health and Human Services shall establish procedures under which-- (1) the taxpayer identification numbers of individuals claiming the earned income credit under section 32 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 are verified, and (2) the issuance of taxpayer identification numbers to individuals claiming such credit and entitled to such numbers is expedited. (c) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to taxable years beginning after December 31, 1987.
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    Local Media Quotes

    Name: Michael Marshall Party: Republican Interviewing Agency: (what local newspaper/radio): Cherryville Tribune The so called hearing into Iran Contra is now attempting to subvert official reports and fact findings into the affair. I said it from the start that this would happen, and my predictions are starting to come true. Attempt after attempt to implicate the President in something he wasn't aware of won't work and if that's the ethos on which the hearing will continue, it has lost all legitimacy in its mission to get to the facts.
  10. I will note for the record that the National Security Council is not a member of the Intelligence Community of the United States which was formed in 1981.
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    Local Media Quotes

    Name: Michael Marshall Party: Republican Interviewing Agency: (what local newspaper/radio): Cherryville Tribune The Helping Others Home Act is nothing but an excuse to spend more money on a problem without identifying the root cause and addressing it. Homelessness in the greatest country on earth isn't something we should have nor are we proud of it. If we are truly to address homelessness we need to understand why people can't get homes and create a policy based on our understandings. The Congress should not be voting to simply give people more temporary homes.
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    Fair Minimum Wage Act of 1987

    Mr Speaker, I move to table this piece of legislation. I yield.
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    Press Office of Michael Marshall

    Iran-Contra Hearing turns into witch hunt WASHINGTON DC - Republican Chairman Michael Marshall spoke to members of the press regarding the Iran Contra hearing currently in the House Ethics Committee. "I remember when I spoke some time ago about the dangers that could come of any hearing which Congress undertook regarding Iran-Contra and those fears have now been realized. We had the Tower Commission absolve President Reagan of any knowledge of what happened in the Iran-Contra Affair. That wasn't good enough for Congressional Democrats who now try to bridge the gap between the National Security Council and the President in terms of seeking to know whether or not he had a part to play in this affair. He didn't and it's sad that Democrats refuse to accept it. I voted to not extend these hearings as I believe them to be a waste of time. The Executive Branch was acting well within its power and authority in this regard, which has been affirmed by the United States Supreme Court and our Constitution at large. What we are seeing here is a re-affirmation by Congressional Democrats to attempt to seize the control of foreign policy from the executive branch, and that's something the Supreme Court said should and can't happen. By saying he wanted to keep the "body and soul of the Contras alive" the President made it clear that he was using his plenary powers under the constitution to power the President to act as the sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations, something which the Boland Amendments tried to impede on. It is for these reasons why I would seek to absolve Colonel North and others for any wrongdoing in apparently violating the parameters of the Boland Amendment. It was an unnecessary impediment on the executives ability to conduct the foreign policy of the United States and should be recognized as such. I fully believe in President Reagan's aim to keep the body and soul of the Contra's alive and I fully support the precedent by the Supreme Court in that the President can make these decision even in the face of a Congressional disapproval because the President alone has the power to speak or listen as a representative of the nation and as commander in chief of our armed forces."
  14. Press Office of Michael Marshall Republican for North Carolina
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