FACES IN THE CROWD
00:00:00:00 [SX TAPE] -/ FACES IN THE CROWD SHOT AT MERLE HAY MALL (0:00)/
VAQUI: Stories of water
MUSICAL, WWII; 1943
10:00:52:00,Train at night, Troop Train, soldier plays harmonica, Troops ogle girl giving out cigarettes, gives her mail, Private plays Reverie (NICE), Troops given leave, large PA system megaphones, Soldiers ignored in fancy restaurant, GYPSY ROSE LEE enters restaurant, takes out food, Long line of Soldiers outside Stage Door Canteen, Girls checked in, Woman warned against dating soldiers, she's dismissed, Girl flirts with Soldier on line, ED WYNN greets soldiers at check room, does schtick, ALAN MOWBRAY cleans tables, GEORGE RAFT washes dishes with BILL STERN, Stunned soldier gets Cake and Oranges, "Just Like Christmas", KATHERINE CORNELL serves food, does ROMEO and JULIET scene, Hostess talks to soldiers, WILLIAM DEMEREST takes to Ilene, TOM KENNEDY waits, ED WYNN speaks to soldiers, BERGAN & McCARTHY do routine (Crystal Ball) with MORTIMER SNERD, Soldier in audience laughs, applauds, GRACIE FIELDS pops out of box and sings about shooting down Japanese planes, sings THE LORD'S PRAYER, Misty eyed soldiers, all bow heads, RAY BOLGER waits tables (does rubber leg routine), BROCK PENDELTON cleans ash trays, KAY KYSER band does Rookie and HIS RHYTHM, Nice SWING DANCING (double jointed couples), Soldiers and girls dance, Soldiers order up girls, asks "How Far Can We Go", HELEN HAYES asked to dance, RAY BOLGER does bit with Sargent, sings about VERONICA LAKE, does comical tap dance, ED WYNN on other types of CANTEENS, Slow dancing soldiers with girls, Soldier speaks to girls while dancing, Girls complain about entertaining boys, Soldiers in bunks, HUGH HERBERT and NED SPARKS as cooks, HERBERT on phone, LUNT AND FONTAINE do bit as dish washers, she gives out sandwiches, JOHNNY WEISMULLER takes off shirt, Franklin PANGBORN says, "My, What A Chest", GEORGIE JESSEL on phone does HELLO MAMA routine, ETHEL MERMAN sings pro-war song about HITLER, Solders speak with girl, men ordered back to post, montage of boys looking up, singing MARINE'S HYMN, Xavier Cugat number <ON 3/4" VERSION ONLY!!!>, TALLULAH BANKHEAD and soldiers kibbutz, she smokes, FREDDIE MARTIN sings Goodnight Sweetheart, GIL comes with flowers, PAUL MUNI with two girls, "If you could be any woman who would you be? Hitler's Widow", ETHEL WATERS and COUNT BASIE sing "Quicksand", GYPSY ROSE LEE talks to boys from stage and does subtle strip, Soldiers climb over each other for GYPSY's clothes, rip it apart, SPARKS says "I'm Smiling Now", JOHNNY calls for someone, FREDDIE MARTIN does number with sax, Soldiers dance with girls, Soldiers hoist Chinese airmen on soldiers, Woman (MERLE OBERON) gives pro Chinese speech, VIVIAN BLAINE, GUY LOMBARDO does AULD LANG SYNE, DAME JUDITH ANDERSON and soldier, LANNY ROSS sings "In Hearts", BENNY GOODMAN plays sax, girl singer "No RIght", Soldier and girl do jitterbug number, HARBO chases girl and does routine with soldier, YEHUDI MEHUNIN plays violin: AVE MARIA and FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLE BEE (nice angle on violinist), Girls and soldiers talk, dance, Soldier kisses girl (NICE), Soldiers say lots of sweet nothings about life together, KATHERINE HEPBURN speaks to girl outside and talks about breaking rules, VIRGINIA GREY and soldier, Slow Dancing, Girl read goodbye letter to girl "Thanks for Making Me Feel Like A Man", Girl begins to cry, KATE HEPBURN tells her to keep a stiff upper lip and gives virulent patriotic victory speech, CU STAGE DOOR CANTEEN sign
MUSICAL FEATURES
DESIGNED AS A FUND RAISER FOR THE STAGE DOOR CANTEENS (A CHAIN OF CLUBS WHERE U.S. ENLISTED MEN COULD GO TO RELAX WHEN ON STATESIDE LEAVE), STAGE DOOR CANTEEN TOLD A SIMPLE STORY ABOUT A TRIO OF SERVICEMEN AND THEIR WOOING OF THREE CANTEEN HOSTESSES. WHAT MADE THE FILM A SUCCESS WAS THE INCREDIBLE CAST OF STARS (65) WHO PLAYED THEMSELVES IN CAMEO ROLES, AS WELL AS THE CAVALCADE OF SONGS AND MUSICAL NUMBERS PERFORMED BY THE NATION'S MOST POPULAR BANDS. THE FILM RECEIVED TWO 1943 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: BEST SCORE, BEST SONG (WE MUSTN'T SAY GOODBYE). THE PLAYERS: JUDITH ANDERSON, KENNY BAKER, TALLULAH BANKHEAD, RALPH BELLAMY, EDGAR BERGEN & CHARLIE MCCARTHY, RAY BOLGER, INA CLAIRE, KATHARINE CORNELL, GRACIE FIELDS, LYNN FONTANNE, HELEN HAYES, KATHERINE HEPBURN, HUGH HERBERT, JEAN HERSHOLT, GEORGE JESSEL, GYPSY ROSE LEE, ALFRED LUNT, HARPO MARX, ELSA MAXWELL, YEHUDI MENUHIN, ETHEL MERMAN, PAUL MUNI, MERLE OBERON, GEORGE RAFT, LANNY ROSS, MARTHA SCOTT, ETHEL WATERS, JOHNNY WEISSMULLER, ED WYNN AND HENRY ARMETTA, BENNY BAKER, HELEN BRODERICK, LLOYD CORRIGAN, JANE DARWELL, WILLIAM DEMAREST, VIRGINIA FIELD, VINTON FREEDLY, ANN GILLIS, LUCILLE GLEASON, VERA GORDON, VIRGINIA GREY, SAM JAFFEE, ALLEN JENKINS, ROSCOE KARNS, TOM KENNEDY, OTTO FRUGER, JUNE LANG, BETTY LAWFORD, BERT LYTELL, ALINE MACMAHON, HORACE MACMAHON, HELEN MENKEN, PEGGY MORAN, RALPH MORGAN, ALAN MOWBRAY, ELLIOT NUGENT, PATRICK O'MOORE, FRANKLIN PANGBORN, HELEN PARRISH, BROCK PEMBERTON, SELENA ROYLE, MARION SHOCKLEY, CORNELLA OTIS SKINNER, NED SPARKS, BILL STERN, ARLEEN WHELAN, DAME MAY WHITTY & OTHERS. THE BANDS: COUNT BASIE, XAVIER CUGAT, BENNY GOODMAN, KAY KYSER, GUY LOMBARDO & FREDDY MARTIN.
THE NEWS PAGEANT OF MOVIETONE - REVIEWED BY LESLIE MITCHELL AND SPORT BY ALAN HOWLAND
ISSUE_NO = 458 NO_OF_ITEMS = 9 ITEM_NO = 9 DESCRIPTION : "IN OLD CHICAGO" PREMIERE. CARD_FILE = 32829 CARD_TITLE : In Old Chicago Premiere. SHOT_LIST : General exterior shots of the Tivoli Theatre, Strand. Shots showing crowds arriving, general illuminations and searchlights. Inside the celebrities present are interviewed in the foyer by Leslie Mitchell. KEYWORDS : Entertainment and Leisure; Personalities - Journalists; Personalities - Performers; Personalities - Religious; Personalities - Miscellaneous; Buildings, Landmarks and Monuments; Media; Cinema; Captain Hill; Jessie Matthews; Will Hay; John Lodge; Nelson Keys; Dr. Winnington-Ingram, Bishop of London; Great Britain; Lord Strabolgi; Mr. Steele; Merle Oberon; Mark Ostrere; Marie Burke; Mr. Harley; Clive Brook; Dorothy Hyson; Alfred Hitchcock; C.B. Cochran; Mr. Christianson; Conrad Veidt; Nevinson; Sutton Dawes; Personalities - Directors; Augustus John; Personalities - Writers; H.G. Wells; Margaret Lockwood; Sonnie Hale; Sir Gordon Craig; Mr. Gerald F. Sanger; Francis L. Harley MATERIAL : Comb Dupe Negative 06392 Lav & Neg 4200 incomplete LENGTH_SHOT = 220 DATE_SUBD = 03/14/1938
Vaqui: [issue of September 30, 2018]
United States House of Representatives 1000- 1100
HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. Suspensions (3 bills): 1) H. Res. 781 - Congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Porter / Education and the Workforce Committee); 2) H.Con.Res. 359 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (Sponsored by Rep. Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee); 3) H.R. 4700 - To provide for the conditional conveyance of any interest retained by the United States in St. Joseph Memorial Hall in St. Joseph, Michigan (Sponsored by Rep. Upton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) // H.R. 4975 - Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Dreier / Judiciary Committee) // H.R. 4954 - SAFE Port Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lungren / Homeland Security Committee) 10:01:00.5 the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 3, 2006, i hereby appoint the honorable 10:01:20.9 jo bonner to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, j. dennis hastert, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered today by the guest chaplain, the reverend frank m. deary junior, senior pastor of the first 10:01:36.6 baptist church of labelle, florida. the chaplain: may we pray. dear heavenly father, this morning i ask your blessing upon the men and women who are gathered to conduct business as representatives for the people of this great nation. god, each of these leaders has a need on his or her heart and i pray that you will be 10:01:52.6 recognized as a god who will meet every need as you are called on to provide strength, wisdom, and the discernment to make difficult decisions that will affect so many people of the united states. father, i pray for these leaders who have been given the 10:02:08.1 awesome responsibility to lead that you will guide them to lead in a way that pleases you and strengthens your plan for this country. you have blessed the united states incredibly, and we give you praise for these blessings. father, guide us to remember 10:02:22.7 the words of the sammist, to know that the lord is -- of the psalmist, to know that the lord is god. he made us, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. in jesus' name i pray, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:02:40.2 chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. our pledge today will be led by the gentleman from florida, mr. meek. mr. meek: i pledge allegiance 10:02:57.2 to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: 10:03:14.5 without objection, the gentleman from florida, mr. foley, is recognized for one minute. mr. foley: mr. speaker, i rise today to welcome our guest chaplain, reverend frank michael deerey junior, who is currently serving as senior pastor at the first baptist 10:03:29.7 church of labelle, florida. i first met him during our visit with governor jeb bush after hurricane wilma hit south florida and we witnessed first baptist church of labelle's humanitarian operation for the hurricane victims who were in need of a hot shower, meals, clothing and other resources. 10:03:47.2 labelle is a small city with a big heart, and that was truly visible under pastor deerey's leadership as his church rallied along with the community to help those who were adversely affected by the wrath of hurricane wilma. pastor deerey was born in new 10:04:04.6 orleans, louisiana and lived there until 1995 when he came to florida to serve in labelle. he received a bachelor of arts in 1979 from southeastern louisiana university in hammond, louisiana. 1982, he received a masters of divinity from new orleans 10:04:20.2 baptist theological seminary. pastor deerey was licensed and ordained as a minister and served as youth pastor, associate pastor and pastored four louisiana churches. since moving to florida he's been actively in the local 10:04:35.1 community as president of the local unit of the salvation eerm and is currently -- army and is currently serving the office. his wife kathy joins us today and has taught in public schools for 27 years and currently is a school guidance 10:04:53.1 counselor. his son is a graduate of emory riddle aaron naughtic university in daytona, florida, his daughter is currently rolled in edison college in fort myers, florida. it's a great pleasure in welcoming pastor frank to the house chambers to open our 10:05:07.4 legislative day with prayer and thank him for all of his services not only to labelle but all of florida. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the tchare will now entertainment -- chair will now entertain one-minute remarks. 10:05:22.3 the chair recognizes the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. kelly: mr. speaker, we must always keep the promises we've made to our veterans who have dedicated themselves to faithfully serving our country. however, under current law veterans are being prohibited from using medicare coverage at local v.a. hospitals. 10:05:38.5 they can only use medicare at a non-v.a. hospital and they lose out on the personalized care that they prefer to receive at a v.a. hospital. this forces veterans to choose between cost and comfort. that's not the way our veterans should be treated. i've introduced the veterans 10:05:54.9 medicare assistance act to correct this problem. our laws should be working for veterans, not against them. i urge my colleagues to join me 10:06:03.0 in this effort to enable our veterans to use their medicare benefits to help them pay their bills at a v.a. hospital. most veterans pay into the medicare for most of their lives. this law should not prohibit them from using those medicare benefits at a v.a. hospital 10:06:17.7 later on in life. co-sponsor h.r. 4992, and show our veterans that we are putting their needs first. we need to work together in congress to enhance health care options for our veterans, not take them away. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:06:35.1 chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois for one minute. mr. emanuel: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. emanuel: mr. speaker, later this morning the president will unveil his plan for responding to a flu pandemic. the homeland security department will be taking a key 10:06:52.1 role in the response. that's right, the pandemic flu response will be brought to you by the same people who gave us one heck of a job in responding to hurricane katrina. the other great initiatives were duct tape as a national response to chemical weapons and dubai ports fiasco. 10:07:08.3 according to reports, the president's plan predicts chaos, quote-unquote, a scenario of nearly two million american deaths. given the department of homeland security's track record, are these the folks you really want to put in charge of managing our responsible crisis 10:07:23.2 of this magnitude? the homeland security had a plan for new orleans, they just ignored it. and the parts that they did follow were so bungled and mismanaged we're still dealing with the aftermath. mr. speaker, no well funded plan can go forward without a good general. at a time in which we need grant, we've got mcclellan. 10:07:41.1 forget the compassionate conservative this president promised. at this point, i'd settle for a competent conservative. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, part of the reason gasoline prices have jumped to record highs is because there have been no new refineries or major refinery 10:07:58.1 expansion in america. the united states refineries are at 97% capacity by turning that black gold, crude oil, into gasoline at a rapid rate. but there is a tremendous demand for more refinery capacity. oil dutch she will has announced the plant in port 10:08:15.8 arthur, texas will expand to become the biggest refinery in the united states. construction will begin next year. currently exxonmobil in texas is the biggest refinery in america. by the way, mr. speaker, both of these refineries are in the entering belt of the texas gulf 10:08:29.8 coast. to get back on the path of energy self reliance united states needs more american refineries and more offshore drilling. the country has not built a refinery in over 25 years because of burdensome bureaucratic regulations and 10:08:46.0 environmental energy obstructionists. we need to increase offshore drilling to increase supply. so the gasoline supply at the pump can come down to an acceptable american consumer level. the people of texas welcome the new endeavor there. 10:09:01.1 that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from oregon for one minute. mr. blumenauer: well, we've just heard an example of the republican line of why there's 10:09:18.2 an energy problem. we haven't built new refineries because of burdensome environmental regulations. hogwash. we have had the industry actually close refinery capacity. 10:09:32.1 there's no evidence that there's an inability, but sadly, we're continuing the spectacle of the republican control in congress to waste opportunities and try and change the subject. whether it's wasting subsidies on oil companies that don't need it, starving renewables, or conservation. 10:09:48.8 the latest debacle is scheduled here on the floor in a few hours where they're going to force communities to accept refineries on closed military bases with no markups, no hearings, no meaningful records. there will come a time when congress will act like a congress. 10:10:04.7 we'll legislate on energy, on conservation, on innovation, and prepare for the future, but sadly, not with this republican leadership. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. 10:10:19.9 mr. keller: well, thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, vicente fox, the president of mexico, is at it again. yesterday, he said he would sign into law an irresponsible law legalizing the possession of drugs. as a result, millions of american young people who 10:10:35.6 travel to mexico for summer vacation will now legally be able to use cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana. how much is ok? two ecstasy pills, four joints, four lines of cocaine, and 25 milligrams of heroin are now 10:10:51.6 all allowed, according to vicente fox. who's advising this guy? courtney love? what a year president fox is having. earlier this year, his mexican 10:11:02.3 government provided maps to illegals to help them cross our borders. then his mexican military soldiers got caught providing an armed escort to mexican drug smugglers into texas. and now he wants congress to reward millions of illegal aliens with amnesty and 10:11:17.4 permanent citizenship so they can earn money here and send it back to mexico. vicente fox says he's our friend. with friends like these, who needs enemies? mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:11:32.3 chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan for one minute. mr. stupak: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stupak: mr. speaker, it seems almost everyone these days is rightfully outraged at the massive profits of oil and gas executives and companies. while they are raking in record profits, gas prices hit 10:11:50.8 historic highs. that's everyone except house republicans. it isn't enough that republicans supported provisions in the energy bill last year that provided oil companies with $20 billion in special interest gifts while neglecting to include any real initiatives that would lower 10:12:07.5 gas prices. house republicans then repeatedly refused to support democratic efforts to give the federal trade commission the authority to investigate all price gouging at all points of the supply chain. then last week, house republicans had the opportunity to roll back $5 billion in 10:12:24.4 additional tax breaks for oil companies over the next five years, but voted overwhelmingly to reject this democratic proposal. are house republicans that far out of touch? don't they realize companies with profits of $113 billion last year do not need tax 10:12:41.2 breaks? mr. speaker, the cozy relationship between house republicans have with oil and gas executives is hurting everyday americans who are struggling to pay record prices at the pump. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for 10:12:55.8 one minute. mr. shimkus: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. shimkus: thank you, mr. speaker. our problem we have is our reliance on imported crude oil. the way we try to address this solution is through renewable fuels, conservation, additional 10:13:12.9 exploration, and new technologies. i want to talk about one of those new technologies today, which is coal to liquid applications, which is called b.t. uconn version. imagine this, a coal mine in the midwest which on top of it sits a refinery, a liquid fuel 10:13:30.0 refinery. sound far-fetched? no, this technology has been around for 50 years. the germans used it in world war ii. the refinery bill that we have on the floor of the house toads will provide the same incentives to expansion of petroleum refineries to 10:13:43.5 coal-to-liquid applications. mr. speaker, the u.s. has 27% of the world coal supply, the largest of any country, but less than 2% of world's oil and less than 3% of natural gas. for a response to the energy challenge, the u.s. must make 10:13:59.9 greater use of its unrivaled coal reserves. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from rhode island for one minute. mr. langevin: mr. speaker, as of this morning, rhode 10:14:28.2 islanders are paying an average of $2.94 per gallon for regular gasoline. that's nearly 40 cents more than they were paying a month ago and 70 cents more than they were paying a year ago. well, last year, congress passed an energy bill which i opposed because it gave away 10:14:45.4 billions of tax dollars to oil and gas companies instead of investing in new technologies, alternative fuels, and energy efficiency. as it turns out, oil and gas prices have gone up since we passed the republican energy bill, and you know what else has gone up? 10:14:59.7 the profits of oil and gas companies. well, now the republican majority is proposing even more giveaways to the oil and gas industry by handing over federal lands to open refineries and by opening up the arctic national wildlife refuge. 10:15:15.5 well, mr. speaker, enough is enough. we cannot simply drill our way out of this crisis. growing demand from china and india and other countries is going to keep the cost of oil high for years to come and subsidies to the oil and gas industry will not change that. we need new leadership that will 10:15:32.4 promote an energy policy that encourages new technologies, energy efficiency, and creates american jobs. this morning on the "today" show the chairman of exxonmobil said that he wasn't going -- they were in the business of making money. 10:15:47.1 we are in the business of protecting the american people. it's about time this congress does its job. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from north carolina for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. in country line dancing there is 10:16:01.9 a dance called two-step. when it comes to energy policy the democrats have come up with their own dance, the four step. here's how it goes. first democrats don't acknowledge the supply component in the supply and demand principle of economics. 10:16:15.0 when confronted with solutions to the supply problem, democrats always vote no and drive up prices. step two for democrats is to scream about the evil of s.u.v.'s even though they may be driven around in one. step three for democrats is to call for investigations, point fingers, call for investment in 10:16:32.5 r&d that already exists and say if it weren't for those darn republicans we could get off oil tomorrow. step four is repeating steps one, two, and three until voters and the medium start paying attention. 10:16:45.7 mr. speaker if this sounds familiar, it should. since president clinton vetoed anwr in 1995, democrats have performed this dance when it comes to increasing or energy supply. but with gas reaching $3 a gallon, democrats need to retire it and learn a new dance. but they should try to learn one that will actually increase our oil supply. 10:17:03.5 i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, when president bush took office five years ago, the average price at 10:17:20.9 the gas pump was $1.45. today it has more than doubled over the past five years. and republicans over the past five years have controlled the house, the senate, and the white house. 10:17:36.7 washington republicans have done nothing to pass a sound energy policy that would wean us from foreign oil, create conservation programs, and provide incentives to develop alternative fuels. programs that would help us 10:17:52.7 provide consumers some relief. it took republicans four years before they finally passed an energy bill. but that bill continued massive subsidies to the oil industry like the rip-off royalty in kind 10:18:08.8 program. the president's own energy department admitted at the time that the energy bill would do absolutely nothing to lower gas prices. five years of republican power and five years of no positive 10:18:25.2 results for the consumer. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. thank you, mr. speaker. everyone is talking about the 10:18:42.0 issues of the day. immigration and energy prices. and too many in this body are overcomplicating the issue. it's really not that hard. on immigration build a wall if necessary. 10:18:56.2 secure the border. it is whature constituents -- what our constituents in tennessee want. it's what the republican majority want. it is what the american people want and need. on energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy. 10:19:13.2 we should pass the energy legislation that is going to come before this body this week. we should define price gouging. encourage construction of refineries. currently we are not doing that. liberals in congress have spent 10:19:30.1 the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. the policies that they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch that we are seeing today. we have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. mr. speaker, the liberals need 10:19:48.4 to start serving american families and stop serving special interests. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from arkansas for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to 10:20:03.7 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. barry: -- mr. berry: first of all i would ask everyone remember our men and women in uniform and keep them in your hearts and minds and certainly in their prayers, 10:20:20.5 especially those on the battlefield today. today the republican congress is going to attempt to extend the culture of corruption and chaos. they are going to offer a so-called lobby reform bill. 10:20:38.6 it makes me think of that wonderful american merle haggard that wrote a song called "rainbow stew" and it goes something like this. when a president goes through the white house door and does what he says he'll do, we'll all 10:20:54.0 be drinking that free bubbleup, and eating that rainbow stew. 10:21:00.2 this bill is clearly rainbow stew. it is a phony lobby reform bill. america deserves better. america deserves integrity. america deserves honor. 10:21:14.5 and they certainly don't deserve another dose of rainbow stew and free bubble up. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from south carolina for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one minute. 10:21:29.4 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wilson: america's economy continues to surge ahead, delivering tremendous benefits to families throughout our country. over the past three years, over 5.1 million americans have found new jobs. i'm glad that my visitors from grace christian school will 10:21:46.0 enjoy expanded job opportunities inspired by jeannie slayer and tim stevens. while house democrats ignore this continued job creation, it's obvious that the 2003 tax cuts were the true source behind the tremendous economic growth in our country. 10:22:02.3 last week we witnessed another example of economic excellence in america. last friday the department of commerce reported that the economy grew by 4.8% over the last -- past three months. which is the fastest rate in three years. as republicans finalize our 10:22:17.7 plans to extend the 2003 tax cuts, i would like to urge house democrats to abandon their tax and spend plans. instead of playing the politics of obstructionism, they should join republicans in implementing meaningful tax reform n 10:22:34.4 conclusion, god bless our troops. we will never forget september 11. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. solis: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. solis: today i rise in support of the goals of cover 10:22:49.2 the unindshured week. nearly 46 million americans, including more than eight million children, are living without health insurance. more than 1/3 are latinos, 20% are african-americans, about 19% are asian pacific islanders who lack any form of health care 10:23:05.8 insurance. in california one out of five uninsured is a child under the age of 18. many current health proposals offered by republicans will do more harm than help people living in districts like mine. association health plans which ignore our state regulations are 10:23:20.9 not working for families. health savings accounts will do nothing to improve the well-being of our families in districts like mine. instead congress should be taking action to ensure that no child has to skip needed health care examinations. we should ensure that working 10:23:36.6 families never have to choose between going to see a doctor and putting food on the table. we must work to eliminate racial and ethic health care disparities. together minorities comprise about 46% of the uninsured population. all these groups represent only 10:23:52.4 24% of the u.s. population. however insurance coverage is an important predictor of whether individuals obtain health promoting and life extending services. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. 10:24:06.1 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. stearns: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, today is asthma awareness day 2006. on asthma awareness day may 7, 2003, there were only 20 asthma friendly states in the united 10:24:23.2 states. even more limiting, of those 20 only nine extended protection even further to anna if a plaquesis medication. today historically 47 states protect for asthma. 10:24:38.4 38 for asthma plus anna if a laxcies -- anaphalaxis. this is a positive turn around in just a few years for our children. 10:24:53.3 i'm pleased with the momentous progress we have made on our nation's capital and statehouses. i encourage all of us who work here, visit the capitol today to stop by the cannon caucus room from 11:30 to 4:00 and learn more about asthma. get screened, take the test. 10:25:09.9 and let's enjoy another successful asthma awareness day. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. meek: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meek: mr. speaker, i come to the floor today to announce that 10:25:27.5 last friday a bipartisan coalition, 15 state senators and six -- 15 democratic state senators and six republican state senators came together to protect the people of the state of florida as it relates to 10:25:44.0 smaller class sizes. the people of the state of florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in the state of florida to make sure that the state pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts. floridians said three things, 10:25:58.1 public education is a high priority, that classrooms that are packed with students are unacceptable, and that floridians want tax dollars to be spent, provide a quality education to all florida's children but some state officials try to undercut that decision by -- that was made by 10:26:14.5 the voters and for florida's children. today i want to enter the names today, mr. speaker, of those senators and those state representatives that put forth their vote to make sure that we protect those that are in public education now in the state of florida and those that are yet 10:26:29.7 unborn. they should be commended and placed into the congressional record for future generations. thank you so very much. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from michigan for one minute. mrs. miller: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the situation at 10:26:44.3 our porous border is absolutely in a state of emergency. we are all hearing this message from our constituents in a variety of ways, and this morning i wanted to share a very clear message that i received in my office the other day from one of my constituents. a constituent of mine sent me this brick in the mail. 10:26:59.9 on this brick it says, since the u.s. government seems to be struggling with the illegal immigration problem, i thought i would send you the means to begin solving the problem. this brick is sent to support stronger border security. mr. speaker, the american people are demanding action. 10:27:16.8 and last december this house passed a very good border security bill that would, in fact, put this brick to very good use in building a security fence on our southern border. the debate in the other body is now turning toward amnesty for those who come here illegally. that is the wrong direction for 10:27:32.8 america. we cannot offer amnesty or expanded opportunities for guest workers until we deal with the problem at hand. and i urge the u.s. senate to listen to the people, to look at the bill that was passed by this house in december, and as this brick says, support stronger border security. 10:27:48.8 i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. sanchez: thank you, mr. speaker. we are now just about three weeks away from the memorial day 10:28:06.7 holiday. and a gallon of gas in my district costs $3.38. look at this photo from home. $3.38 for unleaded. the cheap stuff. 10:28:20.2 it is now cheaper to buy a fast food lunch than it is for people in riverside to drive to anaheim. before the memorial day holiday, let us give america a fuel tax holiday, 60 days with no gas 10:28:35.0 tax. i'll be the first to admit this is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. but the american people should not need to suffer the pain at the pump simply because this republican-led congress has 10:28:50.9 forsaken its obligation to address our country's energy crisis. last week exxonmobil announced it had a made $8.4 billion in a quarter. the first quarter of this year. now, why should the federal 10:29:08.5 government give handouts to a company that made $8 billion in three months? i urge my colleagues to support this revenue neutral bill. it gives money back to the taxpayers. it stops the needless oil company give aways, and it gives 10:29:25.1 consumers relief when they need it the most. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from texas. mr. carter: permission to address the house for one 10:29:37.9 minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. carter: this morning and every morning in my memory members of my district, americans all across this country, and my colleagues in the democratic party went out and got in their cars, started them up, and drove to work or drove to school. 10:29:53.8 they wouldn't have done that if they hadn't been gasoline or diesel in those automobiles. and yet the democrats have been opposing refining capacity, opposing pipelines, opposing drilling in anwr, opposing going to the reserves that we know are 10:30:10.8 available if we'll just drill the wells and produce the petrochemicals that are necessary to keep this country running. the reason we've got the problem today is obstructionism to solve the problem, which is let's put gas and diesel in our 10:30:25.5 tanks so we can keep america going to work. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from ohio for one minute. mr. kucinich: permission to address the house and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: 10:30:39.8 without objection. mr. kucinich: now, everyone knows the oil companies are posting record profits. oil companies are blaming everyone but themselves for large gas increases. the consumer is being gouged and oil companies continue to avoid their responsibility. the most recent data for the nation shows the average price 10:30:56.6 of gas is close to $3 a gallon. gas prices increasing, wages across the nation dropping, gas prices hurt even more because folks have less money to pay for it. you know what's going on, people are actually going into their change jars to go to the 10:31:12.7 gas station to be able to pay for the increased cost of gas. some people are hawking their jewelry to be able to pay for the increased price of gas. price gouging is occurring. as the oil companies are reaping profits close to $3 billion since 2001, time for 10:31:28.9 windfall profits tax, time for a bill, the gas price spike act, over 50 members of congress want a windfall profits tax. that's what the oil companies understand. when we get that up to 100 co-sponsors, then the oil companies are going to start 10:31:43.0 backing off, because right now their foot's on the accelerator. they're looking at $3 a gallon, $4 a gallon, $5 a gallon. we have to stand up for the american people, and that's what we're here to do. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. 10:31:57.4 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from louisiana for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the nation's energy prices continue to rise. families and businesses are feeling the pinch. we're paying the price for decades of extra taxes, poor energy policy, curtailed 10:32:15.0 exploration, and a lack of new refineries. the nation needs to take a new approach to our energy problems. we need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers. to do that, we should increase domestic energy production. my bill, h.r. 4761, gives 10:32:31.8 states control of the waters off their shores and encourages increased energy exploration by giving them a share of the revenues generated. we should increase our development of alternative fuels taking advantage of renewable fuels like corn and 10:32:46.2 sugar to produce biodiesel. finally we should help developing nations to help curb their increasing consumption of oil and natural gas which is driving oil prices higher. india in particular is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic use and we should work 10:33:02.6 with them. this is a good deal for both companies, india develops its own self-sustaining power sources, we get a reduction in the demand for world energy lowering prices in the process. clearly the energy problems are too big to use yesterday's thinking. 10:33:18.6 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from tennessee for one minute. mr. cooper: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cooper: mr. speaker, we've heard a lot of problems mentioned on the house floor today. we should be aware that this house is doing a very poor job of addressing any of these 10:33:35.9 problems. why? because this is one of the laziest congresses in all of american history. we are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any congress since at least 1948, 10:33:52.1 and that's even before i was born. so far, we're in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we've only had 26 voting days in this body. that's a shame. this congress is simply not doing its job under republican 10:34:08.0 leadership. they are the ones that set the schedule. you know, harry truman called that congress of 1948 the do-nothing congress of 1948. how do you do less than nothing? 10:34:22.9 sadly, the american people are about to find out thanks to our friends on the other side of the aisle. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from north carolina for one minute. mr. hayes: i ask unanimous 10:34:41.4 consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hayes: mr. speaker, i want to recognize american idol cafta kelley pickler for using her god given talent to sing. she is returning home but she consistently received some of 10:34:56.4 the highest rote totals than any of the other contestants and it's easy to understand why. kelley's charm and talent clearly identified her success each week as americans tuned into the most popular show on television. kelley will be returning home to stanley county and north 10:35:12.7 carolina, a true idol to many for her performances. her extraordinary singing voice and the grace she personified in front of millions as she represented her community, family, and friends, kelley, we wish you the best, i know that great opportunities lie ahead for you. 10:35:27.5 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:35:45.1 >> in less than 12 days seniors face a critical deadline. by may 15, they must sign up for a medicare drug pan. after this date, they'll pay a permanent penalty of 1% for 10:35:57.1 every month that they wait to join, a penalty they will pay on top of their premium for the rest of their lives. i have held more than three dozen seminars across my district to help seniors navigate through the overly 10:36:13.0 complex program and they keep calling asking for more help. they're understandably confused by the more than 60 different choices that they have. the least we can do is give seniors more time to understand their options so that they can 10:36:27.7 make their best choice. to do this, congress must pass the medicare informed choice act, which would delay the late enrollment penalty, prevent beneficiaries from losing their employer-based coverage, and allow seniors to switch plans 10:36:42.7 if they make a mistake. more than 70% of seniors are asking for more time. it's long overdue for congress to listen and make sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them. i yield back the balance of my 10:36:57.1 time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from minnesota for one minute. mr. kennedy: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today as a member of congress and a parent to thank the many law enforcement officers whose hard 10:37:13.3 work resulted in yesterday's capture of escaped child sexual predator michael benson. i would also commend john walsh and the viewers of "america's most wanted," who helped make benson the 888th criminal apprehended after being 10:37:30.1 featured on the show. however, i stand here today deeply frustrated that obstructionists in the other body are using procedural gimmicks to block passage of the child safety act, which the house first passed overwhelmingly more than eight 10:37:46.8 months ago. mr. speaker, this act will help our children keep safe from predators like michael benson, and i urge the other body to quit obstructing and pass this vital bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:38:02.0 gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from washington state for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. larsen: i rise to recognize the naval base atwoodby island. 10:38:23.4 the captain will accept the award for excellence on friday. this award recognizes the hard work and exceptional efforts of the people who operate n.a.s. woodby and i praise that team effort from the men and women on the ground to those in the 10:38:35.5 sky. they make this installation run. the community and the residents of oak harbor play an integral role in protecting and promoting n.a.s. woodby. it is their work year after year this makes it great. it is the national center for 10:38:51.2 electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare operations. these missions will be pivotal to creating the type of military the department of defense wants to build in the upcoming years. n.a.s. woodby will likely have to accommodate tremendous growth in the future and this award shows the team and 10:39:06.6 infrastructure are in place to do the job. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from indiana for one minute. mr. pence: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pence: gas prices are too 10:39:22.4 high, and so washington has already begun to posture. i know how angry people can become when gas prices rise. i spent five years working my way through college pumping gas at ray's marathon. 10:39:40.0 and it is important that washington respond. but we ought to respond with a real answer, which is to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by opening up america's own domestic reserves in the inner coastal regions and in the alas 10:39:57.6 sca national wildlife re -- and the alaska national wildlife region. if we opened up anwr, we could increase our domestic reserves by 50%. if president bill clinton had not vetoed legislation opening anwr to environmentally responsible exploration in 10:40:14.5 1995, we would be pumping millions of barrels from anwr today. let's reduce the price of gasoline for future generations of americans. let's reduce our dependence on foreign oil. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:40:28.7 chair is pleased at this time to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. watson: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: wukes. ms. watson: mr. speaker, the american people are fed up with us in congress. they finally see the house republican majority for what it is, nothing but a rubber stamp 10:40:45.4 for president bush and his special interest friends. house republicans simply have no agenda for helping everyday americans. 10:40:55.7 perhaps that's the reason we've only been in session for 26 days so far this year. if house republicans were really interested in helping the american people, they'd join us in tracking and tackling our nation's energy 10:41:12.5 crisis. house republicans failed to address skyrocketing gas prices in their energy bill last year. instead, they chose to follow the president in supporting a bill that gave the oil and gas companies $20 billion in 10:41:27.7 special interest gifts by doing absolutely nothing to ease the sticker shock consumers face every time they fill up at the pump. we have a plan. democrats have a plan that works for all americans, not 10:41:42.4 just big oil and gas c.e.o.'s. our plan not only cracks down on price gouging, but also calls for an increase in production of our alternative fuels. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:41:56.3 chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from new york for one minute. mr. nadler: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. nadler: mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:42:11.7 mr. nadler: mr. speaker, today president bush is expected to announce his appointment of homeland security chief michael chertoff to lead the administration's efforts to combat a potential avian flu epidemic. didn't the president learn anything from hurricane katrina? 10:42:27.2 michael chertoff is the same man responsible for the incompetent, inept, and tragically unacceptable response to hurricane katrina. if secretary chertoff couldn't properly oversee the administration's response to a hurricane along the gulf coast that we knew about days in advance, how is he supposed to 10:42:42.9 lead the response to a flu pandemic that could hit at any time? the bush administration is already woefully unprepared to fight an avian flu pandemic. the president's own administration has already warned a worst-case scenario here in the u.s. would entail 10:42:59.2 an 18 month long crisis in which as many as 1.9 million americans could be killed. the flu crisis needs a serious and competent administration to oversee our response. the bush administration is showing once again it will take a crony over a competent administrator every time. 10:43:13.7 it's time for the administration to show that it actually can lead. it's time they turn away from the cronies and find someone competent for a change so the avian flu pandemic doesn't surprise us the way the expected hurricane katrina overwhelmed us. 10:43:28.7 thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 , the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered. or on which the vote is 10:43:44.3 objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. recorded votes on postponed questions will be taken later today. for what purpose does the gentleman from nevada rise? mr. porter: mr. speaker, i move 10:43:59.7 the house suspend the rules and pass resolution h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 781, resolution congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:44:16.4 contributions to education, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house rule, the gentleman from nevada, mr. porter, and the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. kind, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from nevada. 10:44:29.6 mr. porter: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include any extraneous material on h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. porter: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, this resolution 10:44:45.4 honors the nation's charter schools, their parents, the teachers, of course, the students, administrators, and other individuals involved with their hard work and dedication promoting equality public education. this week, may 1 through may 7, has been designated national 10:45:01.9 charter schools week. during this week, charter school organizations and others around the united states recognize these schools for their continued contribution to education. the nation's charter school deliver a high quality education and challenge students to reach 10:45:17.1 their potential. when president bush took office in 2001, there were only about 2,000 charter schools nationwide. today there's approximately 3,600 serving over a million students in 40 states, including the district of columbia and puerto rico. 10:45:33.9 in nevada, we have 18 charter schools serving approximately 5,000 students. very proud to have been involved with nevada's first legislation in 1997 to introduce and to pass our first charter school legislation. 10:45:49.2 we also have an example of a charter school that is 10:45:54.6 nationally recognized. that's the andre aga as college prep atory -- prep tory academy. it's designed to enhance a student's character, respect, motivation, and self-discipline. agassi prep is to improve skill 10:46:14.5 levels and combat lower expectations among the community's most challenged children. extended few hours are a few of the practices utilized to 10:46:26.9 achieve a higher standard of education. i commend the charter schools in the state of nevada and across this great nation for recognizing the immense need for improved education and for their commitment to improving student achievement for students who attend these schools. nationwide charter schools serve 10:46:44.4 a very special need. many of the schools under their charter take care of kids with special needs from hearing to speaking to other challenges, even in the state of nevada we have a charter school that was neglected through its charter to 10:47:01.7 serve children from the state of california that are juvenile delinquents. charter schools provide a great service to our communities. also grade schools, all different levels of schools across the country to provide 10:47:16.9 parents, communities, leaders, business, all members of the community access and the ability to be involved in education. nearly 56% of charter schools report having a waiting list, and the total number of students on such waiting lists is enough to fill another 1,000 10:47:33.9 average-sized charter schools across the nation. allowing parents and students to choose their charter schools we stimulate change and benefit all public school students. the exchange for flexibility and autonomy, they are held 10:47:48.7 accountable by their sponsors for improving student achievement. a charter school is just that. a charter school is a school with a contract of performance. if they do not perform, they do not provide excellence in education, these schools can lose their charters. charter schools must meet the 10:48:05.4 same no child left behind student achievement accountability requirements as other public schools. and often set higher and additional individual goals to ensure they are all high quality and truly accountable to the public. according to the center for education reform, as many as 15 10:48:21.1 studies find that students who frequently enter charter significantly or below the normal grade level. these students then achieve the same or even higher gains as compared to their surrounding districts demographically compared schools or even the state averages. a report from america's charter 10:48:38.1 school finance corporation called, take me on a reading adventure, cites research from several states that show greater gains and/or higher scores in reading for charter schools as compared to their traditional school peers. 10:48:51.7 charter schools have enjoyed broad bipartisan support from the administration, congress, state governors, and legislators, educators, and parents across this great nation. the sixth annual national charter school week held this week, may 1 through may 7, 2006 recognizes the significant 10:49:10.0 impacts, achievements, and innovations of our nation's charter schools. through this resolution congress today acknowledges and commends the charter school movement and the charter school students, teachers, parents, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:49:26.4 contributions to education and improving and strengthening our nation's public schools. mr. speaker i urge support for this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from 10:49:39.6 wisconsin. mr. kind: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i commend my good friend and colleague from nevada for his support of this resolution as well as the chair and ranking member of the education and work force committee. as a member of the house education and work force committee, and as an original 10:49:56.5 co-sponsor of h.res. 781 i strongly support passage of this resolution honoring national charter schools week. since the first charter school began in 1992 in st. paul, minnesota, the number of charter schools has grown to over 3,600 serving more than one million 10:50:14.4 students across the country today. in wisconsin, my home state, there are nearly 200 charter schools educating close to 30,000 students and in my congressional district in western wisconsin, we have 24 charter schools. 10:50:29.4 charter schools provide parents along with their children, their students another choice within the public education system. one school in particular that i'd like to highlight during national charter schools week is lacrosse roads in my hometown of lacrosse, wisconsin. 10:50:46.5 it's an alternative high school. a specific project that has become part of the curriculum at this school was introduced by their teacher, karen shanefeld. 10:50:57.7 it requires the students to record the orel histories of our veterans and submit them to the library of congress to be included in the veterans history project. such projects are commendable and highly valuable to our students. 10:51:08.6 it's provide add unique link between the younger generation with the older generation. and a wonderful teaching opportunity and great history lesson for those students at lacrosse roads. i praise teachers such as karen who have broken down barriers to work with all students using 10:51:26.3 innovative and creative strategies to teach. it is important that charter schools give flexibility and options to teachers and parents, but we must remember they are not the cure all for improving public education. we have to be diligent at 10:51:40.8 monitoring the success for failure of charter schools throughout the country and not afraid of chutting down those that are not working. that is the key to moving forward with the option of choice in our public school system, i believe. charter schools have consistently been at the 10:51:55.6 forefront of my priority list and i'm pleased that wisconsin is one of seven states with over 100 exceptional charter schools today. i have consistently advocated for increased support for charter schools and supported the charter school facilities financing demonstration program during consideration of the no 10:52:13.4 child left behind legislation of 2001. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to submit this -- to support this resolution honoring charter schools. it is our duty as representatives of this congress to ensure that all our students reach their highest academic potential and a charter school 10:52:30.0 may provide a model better suited towards and individual student's needs w that i retain the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nevada. mr. porter: at this time i yield as much time as he may consume to the chairman of the full 10:52:44.6 committee, mr. buck mckeon. the speaker pro tempore: the chairman of the full committee is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of house resolution 781, a measure to recognize charter schools as 10:53:00.2 well as their students, parents, teachers, and administrators. this week marks the seventh annual national charter schools week. and i thank my colleague, mr. porter, for taking the lead in recognizing these schools today. mr. porter is a strong supporter 10:53:16.0 of education and serves on the house education and work force committee. each year congress honors charter schools and those involved in the role they play in reforming and improving our nation's public education system. 10:53:30.2 and for good reason. year after year charter schools make significant contributions across our nation. charter schools are public schools that agree to improved academic achievement and accountability in financial and other operations in exchange for added flexibility and 10:53:49.0 independence. they are subject to all the same no child left behind achievement goals as other public schools, but with greater flexibility in how they improve student success. this enhanced autonomy allows charter schools to focus on increasing academic achievement 10:54:06.4 for individual students rather than complying with bureaucratic paperwork. moreover, it allows charter schools to use varied educational methods and techniques while accounting for their results. some 3,600 charter schools serve about a million students in 40 10:54:23.4 states and washington, d.c. nearly 56% of these charter schools have waiting lists. in other words, they are in high demand. with that demand growing all the time. that's because charter schools understand how to meet the 10:54:37.0 specific needs of the local communities in which they operate. these schools are particularly devoted to serving low-income communities. nationwide almost 50% of charter schools serve students considered at risk or who have 10:54:52.1 previously dropped out of school and charter schools serve significant numbers of students from low-income families, minority students, and students with disabilities. indeed these innovative public schools allow many parents and students freedom of choice that otherwise would not be 10:55:09.7 avoidable. mr. speaker, through this resolution honoring charter -- national charter schools week, we recognize the continued success demonstrated by charter schools and acknowledge the benefits of charter schools provide to our local communities. 10:55:24.4 charter schools provide parents with a wider variety of educational choices and they provide students the opportunity to receive a high quality education that they may not have received otherwise. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i yield back the balance of my 10:55:40.2 time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. kind: mr. speaker, at this time i would like to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from 10:55:52.8 the district of columbia, strong advocate for our public education system and a terrific friend of charter schools, ms. norton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from the district of columbia is recognized for three minutes. ms. norton: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his kind words. i thank mr. porter for his work in bringing this resolution to 10:56:12.2 the floor. we are right to recognize public charter schools. public charter schools is the most important innovation in public education since the invention of free public education in our country. 10:56:27.0 it's become so popular, it's become a movement. it's growing like topsy. the congress when newt gingrich was here as an alternative to vouchers helped jump-start public charter schools in the 10:56:43.7 district of columbia and in the nation by passing the first public charter school bill right here in the congress with the agreement and total home rule involvement of the district of columbia. that was in 1995. 10:56:58.6 what can they do? they -- what did they do? they helped us jump-start a movement that has produced in the district of columbia the largest number of public charter schools per capita in the united states. as i look down the list, mr. 10:57:14.2 chairman, the district has more charter schools, this one city, than most states. it has really taken off now and for some years now as an alternative to public schools. 10:57:31.1 when a child does not have a school that is offering that child and that family what the child deserves, then the child must have an alternative. it can be going out of district 10:57:47.1 and the best alternative and the only acceptable alternative it seems to me would be some other kind of public charter school. that is what has happened in the district of columbia. that is why the people of the 10:58:00.7 district of columbia resent deeply that despite the growth of the charter school movement, despite the fact that we have some of the best charter schools in the country and the largest number per capita the congress imposed on us something it would not accept for the rest of the 10:58:17.5 country, and that is private school vouchers. our people have voted with their feet. they want a neighborhood school near them. these two schools are very important. most of the religious schools are in northwest. most of our kids who would need or want alternative schools live 10:58:34.1 in southeast. so congress did that for itself. it didn't do it for us. it did it against our will. when in fact we had demonstrated that public charter schools were working in d.c. and working very well. 10:58:48.6 a child must have an alternative, but that alternative cannot be one where the public dollar is not accounted for. where there is no oversight by the public. i'm the last one who wants oversight of religious schools or anything involving religion. 10:59:05.9 it follows that religious schools must not be that alternative. the thriving public charter school movement is in fact and should be that alternative. may i have another minute, mr. chairman? 10:59:21.4 mr. kind: yield an additional minute. ms. norton: all kinds of innovations are happening in the district of columbia that i invite people to come and see. shared facilities between public -- in large buildings. instead of getting rid of the building between public and 10:59:37.7 charter schools. collaboration now between the best of our charter schools and some public schools which are not doing so well. public schools, public charter schools unlike many public schools even under no child left 10:59:54.1 behind are a case of the survival of the fittest. you lose your charter, in fact, if you do not measure up. that's what happens in the district of columbia. as far as i know it happens wherever the schools are well
1970S TELEVISION SHOWS
The following is a list of David Susskind Shows possibly housed in a number off-site facilities--if they can be located at all. These listed programs HAVE NOT BEEN INSPECTED thus we cannot guarantee the existence, quality, duration or timely delivery of any of the material listed here. We offer access to these tapes on the following basis ONLY: All tapes are on their original 2" video format. The only way to verify the contents is to screen them, thus we will need to pull them from the inventory, ship and transfer them before we are able to verify content and quality. A $500 fee PER TAPE is required when ordering screening material from this collection. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. This fee will cover the cost of 2" tape handling, 2" Fed-Ex shipping (2-way) and 2" transfer. PLEASE NOTE THAT MANY SHOWS ARE ON TWO SEPARATE TAPES, THUS IT COULD COST DOUBLE ($1000) TO SCREEN SOME COMPLETE SHOWS. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT EVEN IF YOU ORDER A SHOW BASED ON THE CATALOG NUMBER AND TITLE FROM THIS DATABASE WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL GET THE TAPE YOU ORDER. THIS IS BECAUSE THROUGH THE YEARS TAPES MAY HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE INCORRECT CASES AND THE WRITTEN INFORMATION ON THE CASES IS ALL WE HAVE TO ID A TAPE BEFORE IT IS TRANSFERRED. WHILE WE WILL USE ALL EFFORTS TO EXPEDITE YOUR REQUEST, BUT WE CANNOT RUSH THE PROCESS, AND YOU ORDER THESE AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF WE DO NOT LOCATE THE TAPE THERE IS NO CHARGE, BUT IF WE DO AND IT IS REMOVED FROM THE FACILITY FOR TRANSFER, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE NON-REFUNDABLE FEES. THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW 1972 - 1973 9/24/72 PART I: SONS & DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW STRIKE BACK RACHELLE, MARSHA, LOUISE, JACK, MELL, JIM 20645 CHICAGO, DC 09/24/72 PART II: THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY--IS ALIVE AND WELL? SCOTT STANLEY, GARY ALLEN, CHARLES SMITH, ALAN STANG 20645 CHICAGO, DC 10/01/72 IS A WOMAN'S BODY HER OWN BUSINESS?--THE ABORTION BATTLE DR. ADA RYAN, ANDREW CARLAN, MRS. VIRGINIA MCLAIN, BILL BAIRD, DR. BARBARA ROBERTS, MRS. ELAINE AMENDOLA 20641 CHICAGO 10/08/72 5 WHO TRIED SUICIDE MRS. CLAIRE JOHNSON, JIM GRIFFITH, KAREN BAKER, SANDRA WALKER, PETER FISHER, ANN HARPER 20644 10/15/72 ARABS AND ISRAELIS CONFRONT EACH OTHER OMAR CHAMMA, JOEL MOKYR, SANA HASSAN, MICHAEL HANDEL, NADIM HABRA, SHMUEL HARLAP, GEORGE KHYRALLAH, PNINA LAHAV 21996 10/22/72 PART I: CAN ACUPUNCTURE CURE YOU? ARTHUR SLAVIN, DR. ARTHUR TAUB, DR. SUNG LIAO, DR. FRANK Z. WARREN, MRS. RUTH BROIDO 21973 CHICAGO 10/22/72 PART II: FAT CATS WHO CARE--MULTI MILLIONAIRES W. CLEMENT STONE AND STEWART MOTT W. CLEMENT STONE, STEWART MOTT 21973 CHICAGO 10/29/72 PART I: DROPOUT WIVES WHO RAN AWAY JUDITH ROSSNER, JOYCE, NORMA, PAT 21998 CHICAGO 10/29/72 PART II: CONFESSIONS OF AN EX-SWINDLER ANTHONY DE ANGELIS 21998 CHICAGO 11/05/72 PEEP SHOWS, DIRTY MOVIES, AND MASSAGE PARLORS--PEOPLE WHO RUN THEM BARNARD SACKETT, WAKEFIELD POOLE, MARTIN HODAS, BOB BROWN, MARTIN HODAS, BOB BROWN, MARTIN ROSS PART II: KIERAN O'DOHERTY & ALAN SCHWARTZ 22003 CHICAGO 11/12/72 EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MAFIA, BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK! EDWARD J. MCLAUGHLIN, MYLES AMBROSE, NICHOLAS GAGE, PETER MAAS, JOHN IANUZZI, DANIEL P. HOLLMAN 22004 CHICAGO 11/19/72 CATHOLICS AND PROTESTANTS HATING AND KILLING EACH OTHER SHAUN HERRON, FATHER SEAN MCMANUS, SEAMUS O'TUATHAIL, HAMILTON WHYTE, CHARLES REYNOLDS 22001 11/26/72 07/01/73 YOU COULD HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE--WHAT TO DO ABOUT THIS HIDDEN KILLER DR. ISADORE ROSENFELD, DR. JOHN LARAGH, DR. FRANK FINNERTY, DR. MORTON MAXWELL, MIKE GORMAN 22006 DC 12/03/72 07/22/73 PART 1: THE NEW PROSTITUTES--MASSAGE PARLOR GIRLS MARIE, LINDA, JOE SANTINO 22002 12/02/72 07/22/73 PART II: COPS WHO CRACK DOWN ON PROSTITUTION SERGEANT SIDNEY PATRICK, DEPUTY INSPECTOR JAMES DICKS, LIEUTENANT DON MCWEENEY, PATROLMAN TIMOTHY SULLIVAN, DEPUTY INSPECTOR CHARLES PETERSON, SERGEANT NILS HANSON 22002 12/10/72 08/12/73 BLACKS AND WHITES WHO MARRIED--3 INTERRACIAL COUPLES CEOLA & PETER LOAN, BILL & PAT HAMLET, HARLON & MARLENE DALTON 22005 12/10/72 08/12/73 FED UP CITIZENS SAY NOTHING WORKS AND NOBODY CARES BURTON R. SIMS, LOIS GRIPPO, CORNELIUS DONOVAN, AMON DIGGS, JANE D'AGOSTINO, ARLENE BLICKSILVER 22005 12/17/72 WE WERE SKYJACKED! -- PASSENGERS, PILOTS & STEWARDESSES TELL OF THEIR ORDEAL MADELINE WILLETT, PAUL J.C. FRIEDLANDER, SAM KINCH, JR., CAPTAIN DALE BESSANT, DR. DAVID HUBBARD, M.D., ALEX HALBERSTADT 22011 12/24/72 SHOULD ARIES MARRY VIRGO? ARE LIBRAS LOSERS? -- 6 ASTROLOGERS REVEAL YOUR HOROSCOPE KEITH CLAYTON, CLEO ABUIN, DORIS KAYE, MARIA ELISE CRUMMERE, ALAN OKEN, CHARLES JAYNE 22009 CHICAGO, DC 12/31/72 PART I: THE MAD, MAD WORLD OF FREAK ROCK SYLVESTER (THE HOT BAND), RONN GOEDERT (WHITE WITCH), WAYNE COUNTY (QUEEN ELIZABETH), BILLY JOE WHITE (TEENAGE LUST & THE LUSTETTS) 22012 CHICAGO 12/31/72 PART II: ALL ABOUT WINE SAM AARON, PETER SICHEL, TERRY ROBARDS, GERALD ASHER, ALEXIS BESPALOFF 22012 01/07/73 07/08/73 PART I: DIVORCED, LONELY AND LOOKING FOR A MAN--WOMEN IN THEIR 40s BUNNY BERKE, NATALIE DEUTZ, LOUISE HAY, KATHERINE DOUGLAS, ELIZABETH RUANE 22010 CHICAGO 01/07/73 07/08/73 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY BURGESS 22010 01/14/73 HOW HIGH IS UP? -- THE BIG BOOM ON WALL STREET MONTE GORDON (DREYFUS CORPORATION), MARSHALL COGAN (HAYDEN STONE), ROBERT H. STOVALL (REYNOLDS SECURITIES, INC.) 22014 01/14/73 YOGA SALLY KIRKLAND, SACHINDRA MAJUMDAR 22014 01/21/73 BREAST CANCER--THE DISEASE WOMEN FEAR MOST! -- WOMEN WHO HAD SURGERY & CANCER SPECIALISTS DR. JEROME URBAN (MEMORIAL HOSPITAL), DR. GEORGE CRILE, JR. (CLEVELAND CLINIC), DR. EZRA GREENSPAN (MOUNT SINAI), MRS. ROSAMOND CAMPION, MRS. TERESE LASSER, SUSAN SCHACK 22013 CHICAGO (T) 01/28/73 CHINA TODAY: 5 AMERICANS WHO'VE BEEN THERE DAVID J. MAHONEY, MRS. SALLY RESTON, ROY ANDRES, DR. VICTOR SIDEL, MICHEL OKSENBERG 22015 CHICAGO 01/28/73 DR. MORTIMER FEINBERG 22015 02/04/73 I WAS A PROSTITUTE, MUGGER AND JUNKIE: THE NIGHTMARE OF BARBARA QUINN 22016 02/04/73 GHETTO PRIESTS FATHER LOUIS GIGANTE (BRONX), FATHER WALTER WALDRON (BOSTON), FATHER DONALD MCILVANE (PITTSBURGH), FATHER JOHN POWIS (BROOKLYN) 22016 02/11/73 09/09/73 HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE--MALE & FEMALE COUPLES BARBARA GLICKMAN & SANDY CHERNICK, NANCY JOHNSON & DINAH ROBERTSON, MICHAEL MCCONNELL & JACK BAKER, ERIC & LOUIS 22018 02/18/73 HOW TO STAY YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL FOREVER DR. MICHAEL M. GURDIN, DR. MICHAEL HOGAN, DR. NORMAN ORENTREICH, DR. DICRAN GOULIAN, JR. , DR. DANIEL L. WEINER 22022 02/18/73 PART II: THE MAKING OF A PSYCHIATRIST--DR. DAVID VISCOTT 22022 02/25/73 PART I: DIVORCED MEN OVER 40 HAVE ALL THE WOMEN THEY WANT CORNELIUS DONOVAN, ED GRAHAM, ALFRED GUSSIN, ALDEN SHUMAN 22019 DC 02/25/73 PART II: VOCTOR GOLD, FORMER PRESS SECRETARY TO VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW 22019 DC 03/04/73 06/24/73 PART I: THE SEXUAL FANTASIES OF WOMEN NANCY FRIDAY 22020 CHICAGO 03/04/73 06/24/73 PART II: ARE YOU A COMPULSIVE EATER? -- TRY OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS JOANNEE, PAT, BARBARA, STANLEY, JULIE, JACK 22020 CHICAGO 03/11/73 WOULD YOU WANT YOUR DAUGHTER BRIDGET TO MARRY BERNIE? -- THE BATTLE OVER "BRIDGET LOVES BERNIE" RABBI BALFOUR BRICKNER, STEPHAN LESHER, RABBI ROY A. ROSENBERG, RABBI JACOB HECHT, RABBI EDWIN FRIEDMAN, PROFESSOR LEONARD FEIN 22024 CHICAGO 03/18/73 THE NEW LOOK IN DOCTORS--6 INTERNS DR. AUGUST VALENTI, DR. ROBERT KLAW, DR. HENRY MURRAY, DR. HENRY BORKOWSKI, DR. CHARLES KENNY, DR. EVLIN KINNEY 22023 03/18/73 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH COMMISSIONER BENJAMIN L. HOOKS 22023 03/25/73 PART I: IS THE ATKINS DIET DANGEROUS? -- DR. ROBERT ATKINS VERSUS THE A.M.A. DR. ROBERT ATKINS, DR. SAMI HASHIM 22025 03/25/73 PART II: THE BRILLIANT WIT OF ANTHONY BURGESS 22025 04/01/73 07/15/73 WHAT'S NEW WITH JACKIE, TEDDY, LIZ, HENRY AND FRANK? -- GOSSIP COLUMNISTS TELL ALL REX REED, JOYCE HABER, LIZ SMITH, JAMES BRADY, KANDY STROUD 22027 CHICAGO 04/08/73 FUNNY THINGS HAPPENED IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION -- 7 WRITERS WHO HAD A BALL PADDY CHAYEFSKY, ROBERT ALAN AURTHUR, LARRY GELBART, SUMNER LOCKE ELLIOTT, N. RICHARD NASH, JP MILLER, TAD MOSEL 22026 04/15/73 PART I: WHY NOT LIVE FOREVER -- FREEZE YOURSELF! GILLIAM CUMMINGS, CURTIS HENDERSON, CLAIRE HALPERT, STANFIELD HILL 22030 CHICAGO 04/15/73 PART II: HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF EATING HEDY ROSNER, VALERIE SIMONIAN, MARILYN JESSUM, BRIAN O'KANE, SUSAN HEISLER 22030 CHICAGO 04/22/73 07/29/73 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER -- A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH 4 COUPLES TERRY & ED NOE, TERRY & KING DYKEMAN, VICKI & ALAN GOLDENBERG, BRUCE & DOLORES HERRICK 22031 04/29/73 08/05/73 PART I: CONFESSIONS OF 3 DRUG PUSHERS PREACHER, PANCHO, JOHNNY 22028 CHICAGO 04/29/73 08/05/73 PART II: HERBERT "THE TERRIBLE" DENENBERG 22028 05/06/73 PART I: LOVE, HEALTH AND WEALTH IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND -- 4 PALMISTS PHYLLIS SAGE, MARCEL BROEKMAN, EDITH NILES, DELLIE DORFMAN 22029 CHICAGO 05/06/73 PART II: YOU COULD HAVE AN ULCER -- 20,000,000 AMERICANS DO DR. HOWARD M. SPIRO, DR. LEO MADOW, DR. HENRY D. JANOWITZ, DR. JAMES L.A. ROTH 22029 CHICAGO 05/13/73 PART I: 36"-24"-36" -- THE LOW DOWN ON THE MISS UNIVERSE CONTEST AMANDA JONES (MISS ILLINOIS), LINDA EAST (MISS MICHIGAN), VIVIAN ANITA CRAIG (MISS NORTH CAROLINA), SGT. STORM HENSLEY (MISS LOUISIANA), REBECCA LYNN BUNKERS (MISS SOUTH DAKOTA), BETTY JO GROVE (MISS MARYLAND), CINDY ARNETT (MISS WASHINGTON), JUDITH ANN GREGORY (MISS MASSACHUSETTS), SHERRY NIX (MISS ARIZONA) 22035 DC 05/13/73 PART II: BELLY DANCING FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS SERENA WILSON, JOANNE KLEIDON, DOROTHY KELLY 22035 05/20/73 08/26/73 MIND READERS, FAITH HEALERS & PSYCHICS WHO TELL THE FUTURE AND TALK TO THE DEAD DAVID HOY, EVELYN MONOHAN, BRYCE BOND, ETHEL DE LOACH, VINCENT RAGONE 22033 05/27/73 PART I; CONFESSIONS OF 5 WORKING STIFFS: WE HATE OUR JOBS PATRICK FENTON, RICKY EISENBERG, DEWEY BURTON, BILL SOLARSKI, MICKEY STELMARK 22034 CHICAGO 05/27/73 PART II: "WHAT'S THE STORY JERRY?" JERRY ROSENBERG, DICK BALCH, RICK EBENSTEIN, ERNIE BOCH 22034 06/03/73 PART I: LADY DRUNKS -- 5 WOMEN FIGHT THE BOTTLE MURIEL, FRANCINE, YVETTE, DIANE, MARJORIE 22032 06/03/73 PART II: LADY DRUNKS - 5 WOMEN FIGHT THE BOTTLE DR. STANLEY E. GITLOW, DR. LECLAIR BISSELL 22032 06/10/73 PART I: WHY DO WOMEN LOOK SO TERRIBLE? -- THE FASHION DISASTER MOLLIE PARNIS, BILL BLASS, ANNE KLEIN, GRACE MIRABELLA, JERRY SILVERMAN, CAROL HORN 22037 06/10/73 PART II: THE LATEST IN BUGGING EQUIPMENT CLYDE WALLACE (THE SPY SHOP) 22037 06/17/73 08/19/73 03/12/78 02/26/84 PART I: I WAS A KILLER FOR THE MAFIA -- CONFESSIONS OF A HIT MAN JOEY 22038 CHICAGO (T), DC 06/17/73 08/19/73 03/12/78 02/26/84 PART II: THE GRAY PANTHERS MARGARET KUHN, HOPE BAGGER, LYDIA BRAGGER, SHUBERT FRYE 22038 DC THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW 1973-74 09/23/73 06/30/74 PART I: UNDERGROUND TV IS WILD, WACKY, AND HILARIOUS SUSAN BLONDE, BERT PENCE, TAYLOR MEAD, CANDY DARLING, TINKERBELLE, ALEX BENNETT, NAOMI PAGE, ANTON PERICH 22036 CHICAGO 09/23/73 06/30/74 PART II: SOMETHING FOR THE LONELY WOMAN -- MALE ESCORTS FOR HIRE RICK HENDRIE, TEDRIAN CHIZICK, ERNI ADANO, GUS HEAD, GREGORY SUTTER, CHUCK HOLLAND 22036 09/30/73 WILL CHAPPAQUICCICK SINK TED'S WHITE HOUSE HOPES? -- 6 KENNEDY WATCHERS TOM WICKER, FRANK MANKIEWICZ, MATHEW TROY, ALLARD LOWENSTEIN, FRED DUTTON, JACK NEWFIELD 23204 CHICAGO 10/07/73 06/23/74 PART I: ALL ABOUT DOGS -- EXPERTS SHOW AND TELL DR. FREDERICK TIERNEY, MATTHEW MARGOLIS, DR. JACOB ANTELYES 23205 CHICAGO 10/07/73 06/23/74 PART II: PROFILE OF A MURDERER SENTENCED TO LIFE IN PRISON WARREN KIMBRO 23205 10/14/73 08/11/74 PART I: THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE ALIVE -- MILLION DOLLAR LOTTERY WINNERS JOSEPH ROWEN, MALDEN BLOUGH, PAUL MCNABB, AGNES NOWESKI, RUTH & FRANK DEVITO 23208 10/14/73 08/11/74 PART II: NEVER ON THURSDAY -- MAIDS STRIKE BACK CHERRY FOSTER, CAROLYN REED, ARNETTA CORINGTON, GERALDINE MILLER 23208 10/21/73 PART I: THE PRO FOOTBALL MADNESS -- BETTORS, BOOKIES & FANS PETE AXTHELM, LEM BANKER, NORTON PEPPIS, "FAT" THOMAS 23206 10/21/73 PART II: FOOTBALL "WIDOWS" WHO HATE THE GAME PATTI PEPPIS, LINDA SINGER, BEVERLY NEWMAN 23206 10/28/73 PART I: THE JEWISH-GENTILE MARRIAGE BOOM -- 3 MIXED COUPLES WILBUR & ELEANOR TALISMAN, JOSEPH & LINDA DILIBERTO, JAY & MARIE HARRIS 23203 CHICAGO (T) 10/28/73 PART II: THE TWO LONGEST SURVIVING HEART TRANSPLANT PATIENTS BETTY ANICK, LOUIS B. RUSSELL, JR. 23203 CHICAGO (T) 11/04/73 PART I: IS HE IRRITABLE, TIRED, AND IMPOTENT? -- MAYBE IT'S MALE MENOPAUSE DR. HAROLD LEAR, DR. DAVID REED, DR. DAVID MCWHIRTER, DR. HERBERT S. KUPPERMAN, DR. ISADORE ROSSMAN 23210 11/04/73 PART II: GORE VIDAL ON THE NIXON MESS 23210 11/11/73 MARILYN MONROE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A SEX GODDESS -- 5 OF HER CLOSEST FRIENDS INCLUDING ELI WALLACH & JOSHUA LOGAN ELI WALLACH, JOSHUA LOGAN, NORMAN ROSTEN, AMY AND MILTON GREENE 23207 11/18/73 07/21/74 "DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT...?" -- LOTSA LAUGHS WITH 6 COMEDIANS FREDDIE ROMAN, VIC ARNELL, DICK LORD, DICK CAPRI, JACK EAGLE, MICKEY MANNERS 23209 CHICAGO, DC 11/25/73 PART I: WORLD'S GREATEST JEWEL THIEF ALBIE BAKER 23211 DC 11/25/73 PART II: ARE BLACKS INFERIOR TO WHITES? -- DR. WILLIAM SHOCKLEY & DR. ALVIN POUSSAINT 23211 CHICAGO, DC 12/02/73 WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO SPIRO AGNEW? FRANK VAN DER LINDEN, ROY COHN, PETE HAMILL, JAMES NAUGHTON, JULES WITCOVER, WILLIAM RUSHER 23215 12/09/73 PART I: CONFESSIONS OF A CROOKED COP WILLIAM PHILLIPS 23216 12/09/73 PART II: ANGRY AIRLINE HOSTESSES KAREN EITELBERG, LIZ RICH, CYNTHIA GLACKEN, LYNN SMYDEN, SANDY OSIP 23216 12/16/73 PART I: THE BIG STEAL: SHOPLIFTING BILL LANDRES, JACK BOGASKY, SANDI SUTTON, GEORGE GORRA, ROY MCPOLAND, PETER TRIER 23217 CHICAGO 12/16/73 02/03/74 07/14/74 PART II: CLIVE BARNES -- DRAMA CRITIC, THE NEW YORK TIMES 23217 CHICAGO 12/23/73 PART I: SINGLES SING THE BLUES BUNNY BERKE, IRVING GRUBER, GLORIA BENTLEY, SOL RICHFIELD, BARBARA LEWIS, SCOTT WARNER 23213 DC 12/23/73 PART II: "THE SINGLES BUSINESS" NIC CHRISTOFF, KENNETH ENOCHS, HY STEIRMAN 23213 DC 12/30/73 PART I: SEEN ANY FLYING SAUCERS LATELY? -- THE UFO CONTROVERSY STANTON FRIEDMAN, BETTY HILL, JOHN HEALEY, JOHN FULLER, PHILIP KLASS 23212 12/30/73 PART II: TOP STUDENTS FROM LEADING LAW SCHOOLS 23212 01/06/74 WOULD YOU SLEEP BETTER WITH A FORD IN THE WHITE HOUSE? CONGRESSMAN LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, CONGRESSMAN ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, CONGRESSMAN JOHN CONYERS, JR., JOSEPH L. RAUH, JR., KIERAN O'DOHERTY 23221 CHICAGO 01/06/74 PART II: JESSICA MITFORD 23221 01/13/74 A CONVERSATION WITH DICK CAVETT 23223 CHICAGO 01/20/74 07/07/74 PART I: GIVE 'EM HELL HARRY -- THE TRUMAN NOBODY KNEW MERLE MILLER, ROBERT ALAN AURTHUR 23220 CHICAGO 01/20/74 07/07/74 PART II: THE VITAMIN CRAZE GARY NULL, DR. EMANUAL CHERASKIN, DR. VICTOR HERBERT, MARCELLA KATZ 23220 CHICAGO 01/27/74 THE BEAUTY BUSINESS -- BILLION DOLLAR RIP-OFF? DR. EARLE BRAUER, LINDA SCHOEN, SHIRLEY LORD, BRENDA JOHNSON, DR. JAMES LEYDEN 23214 02/03/74 07/14/74 PART I: WOULD YOU WANT YOUR DAUGHTER TO BE A PRIEST? -- ANGRY WOMEN VERSUS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH FATHER WILLIAM B. SMITH, DR. WILLIAM MARRA, THERESE ICKINGER, CLARA HENNING, WALDA HESS, DR. ROSEMARY RUETHER 23219 02/10/74 WHAT'S NEW WITH LIZ & DICK, JACKIE & ARI, ALI & STEVE, TRICIA & EDDIE, ETC? -- GOSSIP COLUMNISTS TELL ALL REX REED, JOYCE HABER, KANDY STROUD, JAMES BRADY, PATRICK O'HIGGINS 23224 NY (2" NOT COMPLETE), CHICAGO 02/17/74 09/08/74 PART I; "I WAS POSSESSED BY THE DEVIL" -- A TRUE STORY OF EXORCISM THELMA & TOM TADKINS, PHYLLIS VIRTUE SCHLEMMER, JOSEPH DELOUISE, FATHER JOHN BANAHAN, FATHER ARTHUR GIBSON 23226 CHICAGO 02/17/74 09/08/74 PART II: THE HUMOR OF ART BUCHWALD 23226 CHICAGO 02/24/74 HOW COULD IT HAPPEN TO US? -- 5 HEART ATTACK VICTIMS STEPHAN LESHER, CHARLES LUFTIG, LOUIS NARDONE, HAROLD SACKS, LEE MELE, DR. ISADORE ROSENFELD 23228 CHICAGO 03/03/74 07/28/74 HOMOSEXUALS WHO HAVE COME OUT OF HIDING -- GUESTS INCLUDE DOCTORS & TEACHERS DR, HOWARD BROWN, ELAINE NOBLE, PROFESSOR JOSEPH NORTON, DAVID ROTHENBERG, CAROLYN INNES, DR. ADRIENNE SMITH 23227 DC 03/10/74 PART I: KINGPINS OF THE NUMBERS WORLD JAMES LAWSON, BUBBA ROBINSON, SAM, FRANKIE, JOHNNY 23229 03/10/74 PART II: WE LOST OUR SHIRTS ON WALL STREET RITA WEISSFELD, DOM LOSCALZO, RICHARD PLOTKA, DR. SANTO FARINA, HANS REINISH 23229 03/17/74 PART I: WE SERVED A LIFETIME IN PRISON -- 6 EX-CONS RODNEY TAYLOR, JOSEPH YEAMANS, TOMMY IRISH, JOE R RIVENBURGH, MIKE DALAKIAN, PETER GETER 23230 CHICAGO 03/17/74 PART II: "EMPLOYERS OF EX-CONS" CHARLES DOUGLAS AIDES, DAVID LEIBOWITZ, LEONARD RATHE 23230 CHICAGO 03/24/74 08/04/74 FAITH HEALERS DEMONSTRATE THEIR PSYCHIC POWERS ANNA MAE DENTON, ETHEL DE LOACH, CLEM TAMBURRINO, DR. OLGA WORRALL, REV. ALEX HOLMES 23233 03/31/74 PART I: HOW TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY AND KEEP IT HARRY BROWNE 23231 CHICAGO 03/31/74 PART II: THE LADY IS A COP SHARON KOEHLER, MARYLOU NICHOLS (MIAMI), NONA NELSON, SGT. MARY ELLEN ABRECHT (WASH., D.C.), LT. JOYCE LELAND (WASH., D.C.), ANNMARIE BUTLER, HELEN KNEDLHANS (N.Y.) 23231 CHICAGO 04/07/74 09/15/74 PART I: SEXUAL FANTASIES OF THE AMERICAN MALE -- GUESTS INCLUDE A CALL GIRL AND 2 THERAPISTS JULIE, DR. DAVID REED, DR. WILLIAM SIMON 23232 CHICAGO 04/07/74 09/15/74 PART II: THE REMARKABLE GEORGE FRAZIER 3232 CHICAGO 04/14/74 CANNIBALISM! HOW WE SURVIVED 71 DAYS IN THE ANDES NANDO PARRADO, ROBERTO CANESSA 23235 04/21/74 "OUT OF THEMOUTHS OF BABES" -- KIDS DISCUSS PARENTS, POT, AND POLITICS DAVID NORMAN, MONIQUE JACKSON, ROBERT JOHANSEN, MAUREEN FREEHILL, MERCEDES DIAZ, STEVE SPINOZA, ROBERT NISONOFF, NICO SIDOTI, VANESSA STEIN 23234 04/21/74 PART II: SHOULD SMOKING BE REGULATED? WARREN BRAREN, HORACE KORNEGAY, CONGRESSMAN ED YOUNG, JOHN BANZHAF 23234 CHICAGO 04/28/74 PART I: HE'S NOT A CROOK -- WE STILL LOVE RICHARD NIXON RABBI BARUCH KORFF, W. CLEMENT STONE, ANNA CLINKSCALES, OTHAL BRAND 23239 04/28/74 PART II: HOUSEHOLD HUSBANDS & WORKING WIVES ROBERT KIMMEL SMITH, HAROLD & RRNEE KELVIN, DOUGLAS & SALLY RIDGEWAY 23239 05/05/74 08/18/74 PART I: ADULTERY -- 2 HOUSEWIVES WHO CHEAT MARJORIE, SHIRLEY 23241 05/05/74 08/18/74 PART II: AN EXPOSE OF OLD AGE HOMES DR. MICHAEL MILLER, DAPHNE KRAUSE, VAL HALAMANDARIS, BERKELEY BENNETT 23241 05/12/74 SOME OF MY BEST FRIENDS ARE JEWS -- IS THERE A NEW ANTI-SEMITISM? ARTHUR A. COHEN, ARNOLD FORSTER, DAVID MCREYNOLDS, RICHARD J. WALTON, RABBI ARTHUR HERTZBERG, PADDY CHAYEFSKYN 23243 05/19/74 PART I: DIVORCED & ABANDONED -- P.O.W.'S WHO CAME HOME TO NOTHING CHARLES PLUMB, COL. ROBERT STIRM, DON & ANDREA RANDER, CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN, LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JAMES BELL 23237 05/19/74 PART II: DESERTERS WHO'VE COME OUT OF HIDING EDDIE MCNALLY, EDDIE SOWDERS 23237 05/26/74 PART I: THE MAKING OF A BEST SELLER JOHN LEONARD, AL SILVERMAN, MARC JAFFE, LYNN NESBIT, ROBERT GOTTLIEB 23246 CHICAGO (T), UCLA 05/26/74 PART II: THE MAD, MAD WORLD OF THE FIRESIGN THEATRE PHIL PROCTOR, PHIL AUSTIN, PETER BERGMAN, DAVID OSSMAN 23246 CHICAGO (T) 06/02/74 08/25/74 PART I: MARLENE DIETRICH, BETTE MIDLER, & MAE WEST -- FEMALE IMPERSONATORS JEAN GUILDA (MARLENE DIETRICH), CLAUDE SACHA (BETTE MIDLER), ARTHUR BLAKE (MAE WEST), BRYAN MURPHY (PEARL BAILEY), J.C. GAYNOR (DIANA ROSS) 23242 06/02/74 08/25/74 PART II: CONFESSIONS OF A HEROIN SMUGGLER RICHARD BERDIN, ROBERT GREENE 23242 06/09/74 THE PRESIDENT'S PRIEST -- FATHER JOHN MC LAUGHLIN FATHER JOHN MC LAUGHLIN 23247 (L.A.) 06/16/74 PART I: WHAT MAKES BERNIE CORNFELD RUN? -- OR, HOW TO BE RICH WITHOUT REALLY TRYING BERNIE CORNFELD 23249 (L.A.) 06/16/74 PART II: WASHINGTON CONFIDENTIAL -- THE PRIVATE LIVES OF PUBLIC PEOPLE MARTIN NOLAN (THE BOSTON GLOBE), AL HUNT (THE WALL STREET JOURNAL), DAN THOMASSON (SCRIPPS-HOWARD), NINA TOTENBERG (NEW TIMES MAGAZINE), JOHN LINDSAY (NEWSWEEK) 23249 THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW 1974-75 09/22/74 ARE WE HEADED FOR ANOTHER CRASH? DR. PIERRE RINFRET, ELIOT JANEWAY, JOHN BUNTING, DR. CAROLYN BELL, MARSHALL LOEB, ROBERT LEKACHMAN 25502 09/29/74 08/10/75 PART I: WOMEN ALONE -- DIVORCEES & WIDOWS PAT LOUD, RENE CARPENTER, LYNN CAINE, MERLE SHAIN 25501 CHICAGO 09/29/74 PART II: THE MAD ADVENTURES OF RABBI KORFF RABBI BARUCH KORFF 25501 10/06/74 CAN OUR CITIES BE SAVED? MAYORS KEVIN WHITE, JOSEPH ALIOTO, MOON LANDRIEU, RICHARD HATCHER, ABE BEAME 25503 10/13/74 A CONVERSATION WITH BILL MOYERS BILL MOYERS 25504 CHICAGO 10/20/74 FUMBLERS, BUMBLERS, SOLDIERS, SPIES -- ALL ABOUT THE CIA CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL HARRINGTON, SEYMOUR HERSH, DR. RAY S. CLINE, WILLIAM RUSHER, TAD SZULC 25508 10/27/74 PORTRAIT OF A FUNNYMAN: MILTON BERLE MILTON BERLE 25506 CHICAGO (T), UCLA 11/03/74 PART I: GORE VIDAL ON THE DECLINE & FALL OF AMERICA GORE VIDAL 11/03/74 PART II: AS OTHERS SEE US -- FOREIGN CORRESPONDENTS GITTA BAUER, STEPHEN BARBER, CLAUDE MOISY 11/10/74 07/27/75 PART I: "DEAR ANN LANDERS...I HAVE A PROBLEM" ANN LANDERS 23244 CHICAGO 11/10/74 07/25/75 PART II: HOW TO BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND -- DRS. NEWMAN & BERKOWITZ MILDRED NEWMAN, BERNARD BERKOWITZ 23244 CHICAGO 11/17/74 09/14/75 FACING DEATH: A YOUNG MAN WHO HAS SIX MONTHS TO LIVE LARRY & MARIAN BOHNE, ROBERT NEALE, SAMUEL KLAGSBRUN 25513 DC 11/24/74 07/13/75 PART I: THE TRUTH ABOUT FAT FARMS EMILY WILKINS, JAMES VILLAS, KAY THOMAS, SUZANNE PIEROT 23238 DC 11/17/74 07/13/75 PART II: "I AM THE SON OF THE REAL GODFATHER": A CONVERSATION WITH BILL BONANNO BILL BONANNO 23238 DC 12/01/74 SIX SOVIET STUDENTS COMPARE LIFE IN THE U.S. AND THE U.S.S.R. ALEXANDER TSEPELEV, EVGENY KRAMARENKO, ANDREY MALOV, ALEXANDER MARKIN, SERGEY KARMENSKY, IGOR POLUYAN DAVID KUNST 25509 12/08/74 ARE DOCTORS GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER? -- THE MEDICAL MALPRACTICE MESS RONNIE HARRISON, N. CARL SCHWARTZ, DR. BURTON WHITE, DR. GEORGE SAYPOL, DR. CYRIL WECHT, JOHN J. BOWER, ALFRED JULIEN 25505 12/15/74 CAN WE FEED 500 MILLION STARVING PEOPLE DR. JOHN KNOWLES, SARWAR LATEEF, GARRETT HARDIN, ALAN BERG, LESTER BROWN 25512 12/22/74 PART I: THE IRREPRESSIBLE REX REED REX REED 25514 DC 12/22/74 07/20/75 PART II: THE SECRET WORLD OF PLANTS RANDALL FONTES, RICHARD CHAMPION, RALPH SNODSMITH, PROFESSOR ARTHUR GALSTON, PETER TOMPKINS 25514 DC 12/29/74 07/06/75 PART I: THE LAST OF THE MOVIE MOGULS: JOSEPH E. LEVINE JOSEPH E. LEVINE 25515 DC 12/29/74 07/06/75 PART II: THE MEANEST CRITIC IN AMERICA: JOHN SIMON JOHN SIMON 25515 DC 01/05/75 08/24/75 PART I: TO SLEEP, PER CHANCE TO DREAM -- ALL ABOUT INSOMNIA DR. RICHARD BOOTZIN, JUNE FREBERGE, ABRAHAM WEINBERG, RICHARD KAGAN, DR. PETER HAURI 25516 DC 01/05/75 08/24/75 PART II: GROWING OLD IN AMERICA MAE LAUFER, MOLLY POLLAK, JULIA AVERY, MARY KEALTY, SARA RICKARD, CHRISTINE TARATETA 25516 DC 01/12/74 06/29/75 SIX JUDGES DEBATE CRIME AND PUNISHMENT ALPHONSO SEPE, BRUCE WRIGHT, NICHOLAS TSOUCALAS, ALFRED BURKA, CHARLES HALLECK, BURTON ROBERTS 25518 01/19/75 PART I: PROFILE OF A FASCINATING WOMAN: CLARE BOOTHE LUCE CLARE BOOTH LUCE 25507 01/19/75 08/10/75 PART II: SHERLOCK HOLMES IS ALIVE AND WELL NICHOLAS MEYER, JOHN BENNETT SHAW, ALBERT ROSENBLATT, SAM ROSENBERG 25507 CHICAGO 01/26/75 IT'S HELL BEING UNEMPLOYED -- SIX VICTIMS OF THE RECESSION CHARLES GROHE, PAUL JARVIS, ANNE IMHOFF, RICHARD CAMPBELL, MARY LOU BRIGGS, VERNON MCCOY 25520 01/26/75 PART II: EXPERTS LOUIS LEVINE, JAMES FUCHS 25520 02/02/75 08/17/75 PART I: TEEN-AGE CRIMINALS TELL ALL 25517 CHICAGO, DC 02/02/75 08/17/75 PART II: EXPERTS DISCUSS TEEN-AGE CRIMINALS DR. ESTHER ROTHMAN, ASSEMBLYMAN ALFRED DELLIBOVI, DETECTIVE IRWIN SILVERMAN, CHARLES KING 25517 CHICAGO, DC 02/09/75 PART I: NATURAL CHILDBIRTH -- A LABOR OF LOVE DR. IRWIN CHABON, CAROLYN HECHT, ROGER AND CAROL AUGLIERA, JULIE AND TOM CORE 25522 02/09/75 PART II: WILLIAM "FISHBAIT" MILLER WILLIAM "FISHBAIT" MILLER 25522 02/16/75 HAS HENRY KISSINGER OUTLIVED HIS USEFULLNESS SENATOR JACOB JAVITS, JOSEPH KRAFT, ANTHONY LEWIS, DR. ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI 25525 02/23/75 09/07/75 PART I: THE MYSTERY OF THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE JOHN WALLACE SPENCER, CLAES ROOTH, DON HENRY, DAMIAN HOUSMAN, CHARLES BERLITZ 25519 CHICAGO, DC 02/23/75 09/07/75 PART II: THE AGONY OF BEING BLACK IN SOUTH AFRICA JOHN KANI, WINSTON NTSHONA 25519 CHICAGO, DC 03/02/75 IS PSYCHIATRY DEAD -- 6 PSYCHIATRISTS IN HEATED DEBATE DR. NATHAN S. KLINE, DR. SAUL TUTTMAN, DR. E. FULLER TORREY, DR. THEODORE LIDZ, DR. RICHARD M. RESTAK, DR. RAYMOND VEEDER 25526 03/09/75 CAN ARABS AND ISRAELIS LIVE IN PEACE? PART I: EGYPTIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N. DR. ESMAT ABDEL-MEGUID 25533 03/09/75 CAN ARABS AND ISRAELIS LIVE IN PEACE? PART II: AN ISRAELI ANSWER -- DR. SHLOMO AVINERI 25530 03/16/75 PART I: ILLEGAL ALIENS WHO LIVE IN FEAR 25528 03/16/75 PART II: EXPERTS DEBATE DEPORTATION OR AMNESTY FATHER LOUIS GIGANTE, EDWARD KAVAZANJIAN, IRA GOLLOBIN, JAMES BISHOP, ARTHUR FRIEDMAN, NICHOLAS KISBURG 25528 03/23/75 07/27/75 PART I: WHAT GOES ON BEHIND LOCKED DOORS: 12 JURORS DISCUSS THEIR VERDICT JOHN BURDSALL, BUNNY WEISS, HAROLD KEELING, KAREN SEITEL, PHINEAS YOSHIDA, THERESA MORRISON, NED HOPKINS, GLORIA MORALES, MAE JOHNSON, ELICH BUDOVSKY, CHARITY SHACKELFORD, ARTHUR COLLINS 25531 DC 03/23/75 07/27/75 PART II: JOSEPH BURTON -- FORMER SPY FOR THE F.B.I. 25531 DC 03/30/75 06/22/75 PART I: GOD AND THE REVEREND COFFIN AT YALE WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN, JR. 25529 DC 03/30/75 06/22/75 PART II: DAVID KLEIN - A CONSUMER WHO FIGHTS BACK PROFESSOR DAVID KLEIN 25529 DC 04/06/75 THE DESPERATION OF THE BLACKS REVEREND JESSE JACKSON, MARGARET BUSH WILSON, CONG. RONALD DELLUMS, VERNON JORDAN, JR., BAYARD RUSTIN, JULIAN BOND 25523 04/13/75 PART I: WILLIAM LOEB: THE MAN POLITICIANS FEAR MOST 25532 04/13/75 PART II: A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY JOHN PERRONI, DAVID BANKS, ROBERT RAICHE, LUCILLE KELLEY, KIM ZACHOS, JERRY CARMEN 25532 04/20/75 PART I: THE INSIDE STORY OF AN ACADEMY AWARD MOVIE: "HEARTS AND MINDS" PETER DAVIS, BERT SCHNEIDER, WALTER GOODMAN 25534 04/20/75 PART II: TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION HERBERT MOSS, DENISE DENNISTON, DON PEASE, DR. ALFRED JENKINS, JAMES SINCLAIR, CHARLES DONAHUE 25534 04/27/75 HOW TO FIND A "GOOD" NURSING HOME -- PART I: ELDERLY PEOPLE HAPPY IN THEIR HOMES ANNETTE RUEFF, LORETTA GERARD, DR. RICHARD BLACK, TILLIE LEVY, LENA ROUDA, ANNA WEISS 25533 DC 04/27/75 HOW TO FIND A "GOOD" NURSING HOME -- PART II: NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS WHO CARE JACOB REINGOLD, MOTHER M BERNADETTE, PASTOR RICHARD REICHARD, DR. EVERETT LUTHER, REV. HOWARD WASHBURN 25533 DC 05/04/75 PART I: J.F.K. WITHOUT TEARS BENJAMIN BRADLEE 25535 05/04/75 PART II: BUTLERS TELL ALL TONY BECKETT, HENRY BURKE, ERIC BERTENSHAW, LORENZE ARMENDARIZ 25535 05/11/75 PART I: THE P.L.O. OBSERVER TO THE U.N. SAADAT HASAN 25538 05/11/75 PART II: ISRAEL'S NEW AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N.: GEN. CHAIM HERZOG 25538 05/18/75 PART I: KISS & TELL -- THE LIFE AND LOVES OF HELEN LAWRENSON 25536 05/18/75 PART II: FOREIGN MEDICAL STUDENTS RICHARD LANDER, MIKE RITOTA, THOMAS MATRKA, ANDREW WELLMAN, ROBERT BRAUN, JUDY WRIGHT 25536 05/25/75 THE DECLINE & FALL OF RICHARD NIXON -- PART I: THEODORE WHITE 25539 05/25/75 THE DECLINE & FALL OF RICHARD NIXON -- PART II: JIMMY BRESLIN 25539 06/01/75 STOP THE PRESSES: 6 JOURNALISTS CRITICIZE THEIR CRAFT JAMES WECHSLER, PATRICK BUCHANAN, RICHARD POLLAK, NEIL SHEEHAN, PAUL WEAVER, J. ANTHONY LUKAS 25537 06/08/75 CAMPUS '75: CUTTHROAT COMPETITION FOR GRADES -- PART I: STUDENTS FRED WEISS, JOHN MACEY, RICHARD SANDLER, FRAN CARPENTIER, "KIP" EAWLEY, GENE BUCKNER, JONATHAN DAVIS 25524 06/08/75 CAMPUS '75: CUTTHROAT COMPETITION FOR GRADES -- PART II: DEANS DR. ERNEST BUCK, DR. PHILLIP MAYERSON, DR. ELDON NONNAMAKER, ARCHIE EPPS, LEE VERSTANDIG 25524 06/15/75 PART I: A CONVERSATION WITH A CHIMP NIM CHIMPSKY, STEPHANIE LAFARGE, DR. HERBERT TERRACE, DR. GEOFFREY BOURNE 25540 DC 06/15/75 07/20/75 PART II: "THE KIDNAPPING OF THE PRESIDENT" CHARLES TEMPLETON 25540 DC 06/15/75 PART III: 102 YEAR OLD MAN MORTIMER CHESHIRE 25540 DC THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW 1975-76 09/21/75 WHO KILLED JOHN F. KENNEDY - PART I DAVID BELIN, WESLEY LIEBELER, JOSIAH THOMPSON, DR. JOHN K. LATTIMER, DR. ROBERT JOLING, ALLARD LOWENSTEIN 26701 DC 09/28/75 WHO KILLED JOHN F. KENNEDY - PART II DAVID BELIN, WESLEY LIEBELER, ALLARD LOWENSTEIN, PETER DALE SCOTT, FRANK MANKIEWICZ 26702 DC 10/05/75 06/20/76 DIVORCED MEN WHO WON CUSTODY OF THEIR CHILDREN JERRY RENKE, RICHARD DAVAMOS, BILL BELICKIS, THOMAS SCHENDORF, DR. PAUL HANSON, ALFRED PASCARELLA 25541 DC 10/05/75 06/20/76 PART II: BILL GERAWAY 25541 DC 10/12/75 ARE EUROPEAN WOMEN DIFFERENT MRS. OSCAR DE LA RENTA, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, ADELA HOLZER, MAXIME DE LA FALAISE MCKENDRY 25542 10/12/75 PART II: VEGETARIANS FRANCES GOULART, VIRGINIA BELL, HOHN MCMATH, FRANCES MOORE LAPPE, LYNNE SKRESKO, JAY DINSHAH 25542 10/19/75 THE BATTLE OVER BUSING IN BOSTON JANET PALMARILLO, LEON SNEED, BEVERLY LEWIS, QUINCY ALLEN, LUTHER ALLEN, RICHARD LAWS, MRS. R. JOHNNENE, CAROL MURPHY, ROBERT JOHNNENE, MARIE CLARKE, MARY PERRY, MARY FOREMAN 26703 DC 10/26/75 IS ASTROLOGY A FAKE? DR. ZIPPORAH DOBYNS, ROBERT HAND, CHARLES JAYNE, DR. PAUL KURTZ, LAWRENCE JEROME, DR. RICHARD BERENDZEN 26704 11/02/75 06/27/76 PART I: DWARFS -- THE WORLD OF LITTLE PEOPLE GERALD RASA, GINA ZINGARO, CHARLES BEDOW, GEORGE BAEHM, JANET PICKARD 26707 11/02/75 06/27/76 PART II: COLLEGE SUPERSTARS -- 5 POPULAR PROFESSORS JEROME LETTVIN, PETER STANSKY, VINCENT SCULLY, J. ALAN HYNEK, ROBERT GURLAND 26707 11/09/75 08/15/76 TRAMPS & THIEVES? GYPSIES STRIKE BACK PART I: MICHAEL JOSEPH, BARBARA GILK, MANUEL GILK, DINAH GILK, GEORGE GILK, MARY YOFON, DAVID GILK, PAT YOFON 26710 11/09/75 TRAMPS & THIEVES? GYPSIES STRIKE BACK PART II: STEVE, JOHN COSTELLO, GEORGE, NICK 26710 11/16/75 PART I: WHO KILLED HOFFA? FRANK RAGANO 26713 11/16/75 PART II: THE PRIVATE LIVES OF THE RICH AND THE POWERFUL MYRA MCPHERSON, MARILYN BENDER 26713 08/01/76 PART I: LITTLE MICHAEL -- MIRACLES FOR SALE "LITTLE MICHAEL" LORD 26705 CHICAGO 08/01/76 PART II: ADDICTED DOCTORS -- THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN MEDICINE 26705 CHICAGO 11/30/75 PART I: "ON THE TRACK OF MURDER": HOMICIDE DETECTIVES BARBARA GELB, JAMES GRANT, SGT. GERALD MCQUEEN, SGT. RICHARD DAVIES, DET. THOMAS KILCULLEN, DET. JEFF GREENE 26709 11/30/75 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT ALTMAN 26709 12/07/75 PART I: WHO SAYS WOMEN CAN'T BE PRIESTS? REV. JEANETTE PICCARD, REV. LEE MCGEE, REV. BETTY BONE SCHIESS, REV. ALISON PALMER 26711 CHICAGO 12/07/75 PART II: MALE PRIESTS -- THAT'S WHO MRS. EMILY GARDINER NEAL, REV. GEORGE RUTLER, REV. ROBERT TERWILLIGER, MOTHER ELISE 26711 12/14/75 GORE VIDAL ON SEX, POLITICS AND TURNING 50 26716 12/21/75 PART I: WHY WE CAN'T HAVE NEW LIFE SAVING DRUGS: DOCTORS VS. F.D.A. DR. JOHN LARAGH, DR. STEPHEN L. DEFELICE, DR. J. RICHARD CROUT, DR. ROBERT TEMPLE, DR. SIDNEY WOLFE, DR. JAMES HOLLAND 26718 12/21/75 PART II: SHOULD THE RAILROADS BE SUBSIDIZED FRED CURRY, PAUL REISTRUP 26718 01/04/76 PART I: THE BRILLIANT ANTHONY BURGESS 26714 01/04/76 PART II: OLDER WOMEN WITH YOUNGER MEN NICK & BEA UNGARD, RANDY MUDGETT, MYRTIS COLLINS 26714 01/04/76 PART III: CRIME FIGHTER - DENIS DILLON 26714 01/11/76 07/11/76 "OH, YOUR ACHING BACK": HOW TO PREVENT AND CURE BACK PAIN ROBERT HIGGENS, YVONNE LAPPAS, DR. MERVIN RHOADES, DR. LYMAN SMITH, DR. LEON ROOT, DR. HANS KRAUS, DR. ALBERT FINKELSTYNE, DR. KEITH MACELROY 26715 CHICAGO, DC 01/18/76 THE TRUTH ABOUT LYNDON JOHNSON JACK VALENTI, ALLARD LOWENSTEIN 26720 01/25/76 08/29/76 PART I: HOMOSEXUALITY IN PRO FOOTBALL -- DAVE KOPAY 26719 01/25/76 08/29/76 PART II: WE'VE GONE BANKRUPT JUNE RENO, MAURICE ALEVY, RICHARD RUBINO, KAREN KOWALSKI, JUDGE ROY BABITT, JEROME MEYERS, LINN TWINEM 26719 02/01/76 THE HOWARD HUGHES CONNECTION: WHAT WATERGATE WAS ALL ABOUT J. ANTHONY LUKAS, TERRY LENZNER, HANK GREENSPUN 26723 02/08/76 PART I: MARION JAVITS TALKS ABOUT MARION JAVITS 26721 02/08/76 PART II: THE NEW MILLIONAIRES BOB GUCCIONE, DAVID BROWN 26721 02/15/76 09/12/76 PART I: LOAN SHARKS REVEAL THEIR DIRTY BUSINESS JACK, SAL 26717 CHICAGO, DC 02/15/76 09/12/76 PART II: VICTIMS OF LOAN SHARKS BERNIE PALMER, JERRY, GEORGE IRWIN 26717 CHICAGO, DC 02/22/76 08/08/76 PART I: WE'VE SEEN THE LOCH NESS MONSTER DR. ROBERT RINES, ROY P. MACKAL, CHARLES WYCKOFF, ISAAC BLONDER 26722 02/22/76 08/08/76 PART II: EX-CONS DEBATE GUN CONTROL GARLAND LANIER, JOE YEAMENS, JOE SULLIVAN, BOB DAVIS, BURR LEYSON 26722 02/29/76 PART I: JACK ANDERSON REVEALS THE LOVE LIFE OF J.F.K. 26725 02/29/76 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH WYATT COOPER 26725 03/07/76 THE SELLING OF A PRESIDENT 1976 FRED DUTTON, FRANK MANKIEWICZ, JOHN SEARS, ROBERT KEEFE, F. CLINTON WHITE 26726 03/14/76 PART I: WHY THE RICH GET A KICK FORM COCAINE JOHN CUSACK, DR. ROBERT DUPONT, RICHARD ASHLEY, RICHARD WOODLEY 26724 CHICAGO 03/14/76 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH JONATHAN KOZOL 26724 CHICAGO 03/21/76 07/25/76 THE EST WAY TO HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS EST GRADUATES 26728 DC 03/28/76 PART I: IS EST GOOD FOR YOU? LUKE RHINEHART, JESSE KORNBLUTH, ADELAIDE BRY, CARL FREDERICK 26729 DC 03/28/76 PART II: UNWED TEENAGE MOTHERS NAOMI, LINDA, LYDIA, RENEE, CYNTHIA, MIRIAM, SUSAN 26729 DC 03/28/76 PART III: A CONVERSATION WITH JERRY RUBIN 26729 04/04/76 ADOPTEES WHO FOUND THEIR MOTHERS ELEANOR KAY, CRYSTAL HOLJES, ELLEN TURNER, FRAN BLANKENSTEIN, HOLLY CABOT, YODY WORCESTER, KATRINA MAXTONE-GRAHAM, CHARLES LEVENSOHN, MRS. ZORAH BUCHTMAN, LINDA TRAUM 26730 DC 04/11/76 UNFIT DOCTORS, UNNECESSARY SURGERY -- THE MEDICAL CRISIS DR. WILLIAM NOLEN, DR. MAX PARROTT, DR. WILLIAM STAHL, DR. MARVIN BELSKY, DR. MICHAEL HALBERSTAM 26727 04/18/76 07/04/76 RAPE, ROBBERY AND ASSAULT IN OUR SCHOOLS IRVING WITKIN, LINDA SADUR, WILLIAM BELL, GAIL RAE HORN, JOSEPH SHERMAN, BRUCE CARR 26733 04/18/76 07/04/76 PART II: POLISH-AMERICANS STANLEY KOKOSKA, TED MALISZEWSKI, EUGENE KUSIELEWICZ, MAGDA RATASKI 26733 04/25/76 WIFE BEATING -- 6 BATTERED WOMEN PAM, DIANE, RUTH, CAREY, CINDY, SALLY, KATY 26731 DC 04/25/76 PART II: EXPERTS DISCUSS BATTERED WOMEN DR. RICHARD GELLES, DR. ERIKA FREEMAN, DR. MURRAY STRAUS, MARJORY FIELDS 26731 DC 05/02/76 YOU CAN HARDLY AFFORD TO DIE ANYMORE JOHN KASTING, JOHN CURRAN, BURTON HIRSCH, MARIAN LIGON, BARBARA KRONMAN, VAL WASHINGTON, RAYMOND ARVIO, BECKY COHEN 26734 CHICAGO, DC 05/02/76 PART II: ADLAI STEVENSON REMEMBERED -- JOHN BARTLOW MARTIN 26734 DC 05/09/76 07/18/76 SOVIET JEWS TELL WHY THEY LEFT RUSSIA YURI BROKHIN, DR. LEONID TARASSUK, VALERY KUHARETZ, HELENA SHALAMOV, DR. IRENE GUNTHER 26732 DC 05/09/76 07/18/76 PART II: NARCOLEPSY - THE URGE TO SLEEP WILLIAM BAIRD, DR. CHARLES POLLAK, DR. WILLIAM DEMENT, JEAN LYMAN, GENE RALSTON, MARY REID 26732 DC 05/16/76 08/22/76 PART I: "STRAIGHT LIB" STRIKES BACK RICHARD, PETER, RITA, JOAN, BOB 26735 DC 05/16/76 08/22/76 PART II: CAMPUS QUEENS KAREN DAVIS, JANE WERTZ, ANDREA FOXE, NANCY WHITE 26735 DC 05/16/76 08/22/76 PART III: CLEANING WOMEN EDNA RADIGAN, DARLENE WILLIS, MELBA TONGE, MIRIAM BLUE 26735 DC 05/23/76 FACE TO FACE CONFRONTATION BETWEEN AN ISRAELI AND A P.L.O. SPOKESMAN YOSEF TEKOAH, IBRAHIM ABU-LUGHOD 26736 DC 05/30/76 IS SOCIAL SECURITY GOING BROKE? ROBERT TILOVE, IRWIN SCHIFF, BERT SEIDMAN, WARREN SHORE, NELSON CRUIKSHANK 26738 DC 05/30/76 PART II: AN UNAUTHORIZED LOOK AT NELSON ROCKEFELLER SAM ROBERTS, MICHAEL KRAMER 26738 DC 06/06/76 NEW BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE WAR AGAINST CANCER DR. JAMES HOLLAND, DR. JORDAN GUTTERMAN, DR. NORMAN JAFFE, DR. DONALD MORTON, DR. VINCENT DEVITA, JR.26740 DC 06/13/76 HOW TO BEAT THE BLUE COLLAR BLUES DR. SIDNEY HARMAN, DR. MICHAEL MACCOBY, IRVING BLUESTONE, ARTHUR MCCARVER, LILLIE GATEWOOD, AUGUSTA HOWARD 26741 DC 06/13/76 PART II: FRANK MUIR 26741 DC THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW 1976-77 09/19/76 PART I: HOPELESS AND DESPERATE: BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT 27801 DC 09/19/76 PART II: COMMUNITY WORKERS DONALD MORRIS, ROSEMARIE HARRIS, FREDERICK JONES, SANDY KOONTZ, HERBERT CROSSMAN 27801 DC 09/26/76 07/03/77 PART I: HOW TO COPE WITH JET LAG DR. JAMES CRANE, MARIAN KARPEN, WILLIAM HOOVER, HARVEY SCHEIN, EVA MAKITALO, CAPT. ROD GILSTRAP 27802 DC 09/26/76 07/03/77 PART II: WHITHER THE WEATHER: THE ALARMING CHANGES IN OUR CLIMATE LOWELL PONTE, DR. STEPHEN SCHNEIDER, DR. REID BRYSON 27802 10/03/76 PART I: IS COLLEGE NECESSARY ANYMORE? HENRY SCHUYLER, LEON BOTSTEIN, FRED WHITEHEAD, DR. J. HERBERT HOLLOMON, DR. JOHN SILBER, STEVEN FISCHER 27803 10/03/76 PART II: CHINA AFTER MAO: A CONVERSATION WITH HAN SUYIN 27803 10/10/76 06/19/77 ARE WE WINNING THE ARE AGAINST HEART ATTACKS? DR. MICHAEL DEBAKEY, DR. ISADORE ROSENFELD 27804 DC 10/17/76 FAMILIES IN TROUBLE: CONFRONTATION BETWEEN PARENTS AND CHILDREN JOE GAULD, EDWARD LEGG 27806 CHICAGO 10/24/76 THE MAFIA-CIA CONNECTION WITH NORMAN MAILER, ROBERT SAM ANSON, NICHOLAS GAGE, HARRY ROSITZKE 27807 10/31/76 08/14/77 11/06/77 SUPER SLEUTHS: PRIVATE EYES REVEAL THEIR SECRETS FRED OTASH, JERRY MCAWARD, MIKE PASCAL, FRED RAYNE, DAVID FREENBERG, IRWIN BLYE 27809 CHICAGO, DC 11/07/76 06/26/77 12/31/78 RE-INCARNATION -- IS THERE LIFE AFTER DEATH DICK SUTPHEN, RUTH MONTGOMERY, GINA CERMINARA, HUGH LYNN CAYCE 26737 CHICAGO, DC 11/14/76 PART I: HELL NO! WE DIDN'T VOTE FOR PRESIDENT HOWARD SINGER, MARY PRITZ, WILLARD ESPY, LARRY SHERMAN, ANN WEBSTER MARVEL, WILLIAM SLATTERY 27808 11/14/76 PART II: CONVERSATION WITH A 100 YEAR OLD MAN MR. AND MRS. RODNEY JONES 27808 11/21/76 CARTER VERSUS FORD -- DID THE MEDIA PLAY FAIR? ELIE ABEL, THOMAS VAIL, EDWARD KOSNER, MICHAEL DANN, FREDERICK TAYLOR, BURNS ROPER 27810 11/28/76 07/24/77 PART I: THE NAZI NEXT DOOR -- WAR CRIMINALS HIDING IN THE U.S.A. CHARLES ALLEN, VINCENT SCHIANO, SAM BERNSEN, JOHN BARRY, HOWARD BLUM, ANTHONY DEVITO 27811 DC 11/28/76 07/24/77 PART II: WHAT THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING ABOUT IT CONGRESSMAN JOSHUA EILBERG, CONGRESSWOMAN ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN 27811 DC 12/05/76 PART I: PEPSI COLA & SOYBEANS -- DOING BUSINESS WITH THE RUSSIANS DWAYNE ANDREAS, DONALD KENDALL 27812 12/05/76 PART II: AMERICANS WHO'VE LIVED IN RUSSIA LEONA & JERROLD SCHECTER, ALAN ZEITHAMER, WILLIAM DYESS 27812 10/23/76 12/12/76 07/31/77 PART I: THIS SHOW COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE -- HOW TO RESCUE A HEART ATTACK VICTIM? DR. JOSEPH ORNATO, FRED HEWITT, GERARD CASE, EDWARD FRIEDMAN 27805 DC 12/12/76 07/31/77 PART II: ARE WE CHANGING OUR DRINKING HABITS? JAMES VILLAS, MARK KELLER, PATRICK CAMPBELL, MARVIN SHANKEN, CHARLES BURCK, KIRKE WALSH 27805 DC 01/30/77 "IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT DIXIE?" TOM WICKER, SHELDON HACKNEY, A.J. COOPER, WILLIAM EMERSON, BRANDT AYERS, BETTY TALMADGE, BARRY BINGHAM 27820 02/06/77 THE TRUTH ABOUT SPORTS -- FUNNY, GLAMOROUS, AND SEEDY RED SMITH, DAN JENKINS, DICK SCHAAP, MORRIE SIEGEL, DAVE ANDERSON PETE AXTHELM 27821 02/13/77 NEVER AGAIN -- THE BITTER LEGACY OF VIET NAM WILLIAM COLBY, DAVID HALBERSTAM, GLORIA EMERSON 27823 02/20/7 08/21/77 PART I: THE BARE FACTS ABOUT BALDNESS JERRY DELLA FEMINA, KENNETH BATTELLE, ROBERT TEMLIAK, ELLIOT NONAS, DENIS LAMARSH, DR. JAY BARNETT 27824 CHICAGO, DC 02/20/77 08/21/77 PART II: GET THE COCKROACHES OUT OF YOUR HOME ALICE GRAY, NORMAN COOPER, RICHARD ELDREDGE, NORMAN GOLDENBERG 27824 CHICAGO, DC 02/27/77 07/17/77 GIVE 'EM DEATH? THE BATTLE OVER CAPITAL PUNISHMENT JUDGE BURTON ROBERTS, ROBERT LEONARD, BRYANT HUFF, MORRIS DEES, SENATOR JOHN RUSSO, JOE FREEMAN BRITT 27826 DC 03/06/77 08/07/77 PART I: SINGLES IN THE SUBURBS LINDA NARD, JEFF BEAL, SARA HUDSON, KELLY EMMONS, ED ZEIDNER, JACQUE DEJOHN, GENE MIKOLS, KITTY GREENSETIN. 27827 DC 02/22/77 03/06/77 08/07/77 PART II: REGGAE MUSIC TIMOTHY WHITE, MICHAEL COOPER, STEPHEN COORE, PERRY HENZELL, BARBARA GLOUDON, MAX ROMEO, BRETT ALEXANDER 27827 DC 03/01/77 03/13/77 09/11/77 05/27/79 PART I: CONVERSATION WITH A PIMP TOM 27829 CHICAGO 03/01/77 03/13/77 09/11/77 05/27/79 PART II: THE PIMP SQUAD SERGEANT GEORGE TRAPP, JOHN MCMORMICK, ARTIE STOECKER, EDWARD MILLER, RICHIE CONFORT 27829 CHICAGO 02/12/77 03/20/77 HOW TO GET RID OF YOUR HEADACHES A. PATIENTS - JOELLA CRAMBLIT, BEN SMITH, JAMES ANDERSON, SHERRY HUBER B. EXPERTS - DR. DAVID CODDON, DR. SEYMOUR DIAMOND, DR. CHARLES DEMIRJIAN, DR. WALTER CASKEY 27825 DC 03/08/77 03/27/77 GORE VIDAL UNCENSORED 27832 03/02/77 03/11/77 04/03/77 TEENAGE MUGGERS CONFESS A. MUGGERS: JOHN, BILL, MIKE, PETER SAVAGE, MICHELLE, TOM, GENE B. BLACK KIDS WHO'VE MADE IT: CARLOS GRIFFITH, VERNICE MILLER, GEORGE O'NEAL LYONS, VIETTA JOHNSON, ROBERT HARPER 27830 DC 03/11/77 04/10/77 DON'T GET SICK IN AMERICA -- THE RUNAWAY COST OF MEDICAL CARE DR. MILES GALIN, DR. JAMES G. HAUGHTON, DR. MARTIN CHERKASKY, DR. C. ROLLINS HANLON, WALTER J. MCNERNEY, CONGRESSMAN ANDREW MAGUIRE 27833 DC 03/01/77 04/17/77 PART I: YOU SHOULD MEET STUDS TERKEL 27828 03/02/77 04/17/77 PART II: JEWS WHO'VE BECOME CATHOLICS & OTHER CONVERTS TOBY STEIN, ALBERT SIMON, PAUL MAYER, CLARE ROSEN, BEVERLY SPERRY 27828 04/19/77 04/24/77 TERRORISTS: HOSTAGES, POLICE AND THE MEDIA A. LIEUTENANT FRANK BOLZ, LARRY HABER, ANTHONY COOPER, JULIE HARSTON, DR. FREDERICK HACKER, BERNARD SIMON B. ROBERT MACNEIL, EUGENE METHVIN, JAMES HOGE, BERNARD JOHNPOLL, PAT POLILLO 27834 04/20/77 05/01/77 PART I: HOW CHILDREN FEEL ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM KARA ZAITZ, JEREMIAH AND JOSHUA COHEN, CLAUDE BROOKS, AISSIA RICHARDSON, MATTHEW NEWTON, ORIANA ZILL, POLLY ERICKSEN, PETER BURRIS, ADAM MICHAELS 27835 04/20/77 05/01/77 PART II: EXPERTS ON CHILD BEHAVIOR DR. LEE SALK, DR. NICHOLAS ZILL, PEGGY CHARREN 27835 DC 04/26/77 05/08/77 PART I: WE'VE COME A LONG WAY: WOMEN MOVIE MAKERS NANCY DOWD, BARBARA KOPPLE, ELEANOR PERRY, JOAN MICKLIN SILVER 27836 04/26/77 05/08/77 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH JOHN CHEEVER 27836 05/03/77 05/15/77 PART I: WHERE THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE EAT PEARL WONG, ARMANDO ORSINI, PAUL KOVI, SHELDON TANNEN, WALLY GANZI, WARNER LEROY 27838 05/03/77 05/15/77 PART II: ARE WE A NATION OF JUNK FOOD JUNKIES? JOHN HESS, MIMI SHERATON, MARVIN HEAPS, DAVID SISK, WEXLER, CALVIN TRILLIN 27838 05/17/77 05/22/77 YOU CAN SURVIVE A PLANE CRASH -- HERE'S HOW A. SURVIVORS: ALAN BRESLAU, JANET MACAA, DICK SMITH, SARAH UZZELL B. EXPERTS: JAMES O. ROBINSON, HARRY ROBERTSON, CAPT. RAY GERBER, CAPT. J.D. SMITH, RICHARD WITKIN, CHARLES O. MILLER, NORMAN COUSINS 27837 DC 05/20/77 05/29/77 THE BIG BOOM ON BROADWAY ALEXANDER COHEN, DAVID MAMET, ZELDA FICHANDLER, HAROLD PRINCE, ANTHONY PERKINS, CLIVE BARNES 27840 DC 05/24/77 06/05/77 WE STILL LIKE NIXON: THREE DIEHARDS BRUCE HERSCHENSOHN, HENRY CASHEN, ARAM BAKSHIAN 27841 DC 07/10/77 PART I: THE CAT'S MEOW -- SEVEN FELINES AND THEIR OWNERS JOAN BREARLEY, DR. ALFRED GROSSMAN, BILL WIELER, JUDY FIREMAN, LINDA WORTHINGTON 27815 CHICAGO, DC 07/10/77 PART II: DR. HERBERT BENSON AND "THE RELAXATION RESPONSE" 27815 CHICAGO, DC 08/28/77 PART I: MISTRESSES ANNONYMOUS BARBARA CONDOS, MELISSA SANDS 27842 DC 08/28/77 PART II: HITLERMANIA: OUR FASCINATION WITH THE NAZIS DR. ROBERT JAY LIFTON, ROBERT G.L. WAITE, DR. LOUIS SNYDER, JOHN TOLAND, DR. WILLIAM SHERIDAN ALLEN, DR. HENRY TURNER, TIM MASON 27842 DC THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW 1977-78 06/07/77 09/18/77 PART I: SHAPE-UP AMERICA -- THE PHYSICAL FITNESS EXPLOSION DR. HERMAN HELLERSTEIN, DR. NORBERT SANDER, KATHERINE SWITZER, DR. PAUL MILVY 27843 DC 05/31/77 09/18/77 PART II: CONFESSIONS OF THREE WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS JOE BRISBOIS, JACKIE BUTNER, BILL SCHONOWSKI 27843 05/17/77 09/25/77 WE'RE MAD AS HELL -- SECRETARIES STRIKE BACK PAT FITZGERALD, JUDITH RINK, RENEE LORD, TESSA GEORGE, MARGIE ALBERT, JUDI FREEMAN 27839 CHICAGO, DC 06/07/77 09/25/77 FORMER SECRETARIES CHARLOTTE JONES, PAULA HUGHES 27839 CHICAGO, DC 09/21/77 10/02/77 WHO WAS LEE HARVEY OSWALD? JACK ANDERSON, ROBERT SAM ANSON, DAVID PHILLIPS, ROBERT GEMBERLING, JONES HARRIS, PETER DALE SCOTT 29201 09/24/77 10/09/77 PART I: THIN IS IN RAYSA BONOW, BLAIR SABOL, ROBERT L. GREEN, DR. MARCI GREENWOOD 29203 CHICAGO (T) 10/01/77 10/09/77 PART II: SUCCESS -- LOOKING OUT FOR #1 DR. WAYNE DYER, ROBERT J. RINGER, MICHAEL KORDA, JANE TRAHEY 29203 CHICAGO (T) 10/01/77 10/16/77 06/25/78 PART I: MAFIA INFORMERS -- NO PLACE TO HIDE FRED GRAHAM, EDWIN STIER, JAMES DRUKER, MARVIN EVANS, HERB HARWOOD 29202 CHICAGO 09/24/77 10/16/77 06/25/78 PART II: TODAY'S WORLD OF ROCK DAVE MARSH, JOHN ROCKWELL, DEE ANTHONY, JOHNNY WINTER, GEORGE FRAYNE aka COMMANDER CODY 29202 10/08/77 10/23/77 06/18/78 PART I: HYPNOSIS CURES: DOCTORS AND PATIENTS DEMONSTRATE DR. ERNEST ROCKEY, DR. BARBARA DEBETZ, DR. HERBERT SPIEGEL, DR. DAVID SPIEGEL, DR. JEFFREY TARTE, D.D.S., CHARLES SNYDER, MARJORIE STRIDER, ELYCE ENGLAND, HERBERT KLIEGERMAN, SANDRA BEHRMAN 29204 CHICAGO, DC 10/29/77 10/30/77 PART I: "TORTURE AND MURDER -- THE HUMAN RIGHTS DEBATE" AMBASSADOR ALLARD LOWENSTEIN, CONGRESSMAN PHILIP CRANE, REVEREND WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN, JR., DR. FRED WARNER NEAL 29207 10/29/77 10/30/77 PART II: THE WORLD OF ADVERTISING GEORGE LOIS, BOB GIRALDI, GENE FEDERICO 29207 10/19/77 11/13/77 PART I: CELEBRITY WATCHING -- JACKIE, BARBRA, REDFORD AND FARRAH TOO! RICHARD B. STOLLEY, LIZ SMITH, ALBIN KREBS, REX REED, JAMES BRADY 29206 10/19/77 11/13/77 PART II: BETTING ON SPORTS -- TOUTS AND TIPSTERS RICHARD BOMZE, GREG PELLINI, JULIUS "GAFFNEY" SCHANZER, JIM FEIST 29206 10/15/77 11/20/77 PART I: ALL ABOUT SEX THERAPY DR. HELEN SINGER KAPLAN, M.D., DR. JOSEPH LOPICCOLO, PH. D., DR. MAJ-BRITT ROSENBAUM, M.D., DR. BENJAMIN SADOCK, M.D., DR. VIRGINIA SADOCK, M.D., ROBERT KOLODNY, M.D. 29205 CHICAGO 10/15/77 11/20/77 PART II: CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST JODY CUKIER, JACOB FRUCHTMAN, ABRAHAM KRIEGER, CHAIM ZLOTOGORSKY, DIANA WYSHOGROD ZLOTOGORSKY 29205 *11/12/77 11/27/77 09/10/78 02/10/85 TALK SHOW HOSTS SPEAK OUT -- DICK CAVETT, PHIL DONAHUE AND STANLEY SIEGEL 29210 CHICAGO (T), DC (copy @ NY TV MUSEUM) 11/05/77 12/04/77 PART I: IS THERE TOO MUCH SEX AND VIOLENCE ON TELEVISION? ALFRED R. SCHNEIDER, DR. FOY VALENTINE, JIM KARAYN, VAN GORDON SAUTER, DR. EVERETT C. PARKER 29208 DC 11/05/77 12/04/77 04/29/79 PART II: THE NEW BREED OF IMMIGRANT -- RICH AND GLAMOROUS JACLINE MAZARD, JOHN RICHARDSON, COUNTESS MARINA DE BRANTES, BARNEY GOODMAN, MARIAN SCHIANO 29208 CHICAGO, DC 11/12/77 12/11/77 PART I: "WHITES NEED NOT APPLY" -- THE FIGHT OVER REVERSE DISCRIMINATION ARNOLD FORSTER, PAUL J. ASCIOLLA, CONG. JOHN CONYERS, JOSEPH L. RAUH 29209 DC 11/19/77 12/11/77 PART II: THE WHISTLE BLOWERS RALPH STAVINS, DR. ANTHONY MORRIS, ERNIE FIRZGERALD, DR. STANLEY MAZALESKI, FRED KISTLER 29209 DC 11/30/77 12/18/77 "DOES THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL KILL?" DR. NATALEE S. GREENFIELD, JAMES LUGGEN, HEIDI EVANS, ILA COOPER, BARBARA SEAMAN, HOWARD SHAPIRO, M.D., EDWIN ORTIZ, M.D., BEN-ZION TABER, M.D., MELVIN TAYMOR, M.D. 29213 12/17/77 12/25/77 07/09/78 OUR HOUSES ARE HAUNTED -- SPIRITS, PHANTOMS AND TRUE GHOST STORIES JAY ANSON, ARNOLD COPPER, FRED MOORE, BETTY MOORE, DR. JOHN FRANK, SUSAN C. GIGLIO, EDWARD WARREN, LORRAINE WARREN, FR. ALPHONSUS TRABOLD, OFM, DR. ALEX THOMAS 29217 CHICAGO, DC 12/07/77 01/08/78 PART I: ARE CRIMINALS BORN OR MADE? DR. STANTON SAMENOW, WILLIAM HELLERSTEIN, MEL RIVERS, DR. EMANUEL HAMMER, JOSEPH BORKIN, JOEL KLEIN 29214 12/07/77 01/08/78 PART II: HOW TO SAVE YOUR TEETH FRANK BOWYER, D.D.S., JERRY LYNN, D.D.S., DAVID SCOTT, D.D.S., STANLEY BEHRMAN, D.S.S. 29214 12/10/77 01/15/78 PART I: RUSSIAN SPIES ARE EVERYWHERE -- THE TRUTH ABOUT THE KGB JOHN BARRON, JACK FISHMAN, LEW NAVROZOV, HARRY ROSITZKE 29215 11/19/77 01/15/78 PART II: WEST POINT GOES COED JOAN ZECH, DIANE HAASE, KATHY ANN WILDEY 29215 01/21/78 01/22/78 PART I: FEELING DEPRESSED? -- HOW TO OVERCOME IT MYRNA WEISSMAN, PH.D., HELEN DEROSIS, M.D., RONALD FIEVE, M.D., AARON BECK, M.D. PATIENTS: HILDA ROBBINS, RAYMOND GUMBRECHT, NANCY SMITH, MICHAEL BAVAR 29221 CHICAGO 12/10/77 01/22/78 PART II: SECOND LADY AT THE WHITE HOUSE -- PRESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT MIDGE COSTANZA MIDGE COSTANZA 29221 01/14/78 01/29/78 HOUSE-HUSBANDS, LONG-DISTANCE MARRIAGE, AND OTHER LOVING COUPLES BURT WOLF, LINDA HOWARD, TUCKER CLARK, JAMES & LINDA FOX, LANA SKIRBALL, ANTHONY COLLIS 29219 CHICAGO 01/14/78 01/29/78 PART II: DR. ROBER LIBBY, DR. ROBERT RYDER, NENA O'NEILL 29219 01/07/78 02/05/78 07/30/78 01/07/79 THE FUNNIEST WOMEN AROUND -- ANNE MEARA, JANE CURTIN, MARILYN SOKOL AND OTHERS COMEDIANS: ANNE MEARA, JANE CURTIN, ZORA RASMUSSEN, REBECCA REYNOLDS, NANCY PARKER, MARILYN SOKOL 29216 DC 01/21/78 02/05/78 01/07/79 THE FUNNIEST WOMEN AROUND - PART II WRITERS: DEANNE STILLMAN, ANNE BEATTS, MARILYN MILLER, ROSIE SHUSTER 29216 DC 01/28/78 02/12/78 09/17/78 PART I: HOMOSEXUALS VS. COPS: A CONFRONTATION GAYS: DAVID ROTHENBERG, GREGORY NORRIS, ALAN BELL, JEREMY WEISS, NICK BOLLMAN COPS: JOHN TOBACCO, IGNATIUS SCLAFANI, FRANK ODESSA, STEVEN BERVINE, JOHN CODIGLIA 29222 CHICAGO, DC 01/28/78 02/12/78 09/17/78 PART II: THE HORROR OF MEXICAN PRISONS PRISONERS: DWIGHT WORKER, DAVID SEIGLINGER, DAVID ALSOP, CONGRESSMAN FORTNEY STARK, ROBERT HENNEMEYER 29222 DC 01/07/78 02/19/78 PART I: YOUR SMOKE GETS IN MY EYES - THE BATTLE OVER SMOKING JACOB J. MEYER, CHARLES MORGAN, JR., RHODA NICHTER, WILLIAM DWYER, PETER GEORGIADES, ETHEL GOLDBERG 29218 CHICAGO, DC 12/17/77 02/19/78 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH LEO ROSTEN 29218 DC 02/11/78 02/26/78 07/23/78 04/29/79 PART I: OUR WIVES BEAT US UP -- CONFESSIONS OF THREE BATTERED HUSBANDS VICTIMS: MICHAEL FRENCH, JOHN, BOB EXPERTS: ROGER LANGLEY, PAULETTE OWENS, JAMES WALSH 29224 CHICAGO, DC 02/11/78 02/26/78 07/23/78 PART II: BOBBY HALPERN - A REAL LIFE ROCKY BOBBY HALPERN, CHARLIE CASERTA 29224 CHICAGO, DC 02/08/78 03/05/78 07/02/78 SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - THE REAL TONY MANEROS DISCO: VICTOR MEDINA, CARMEN PISANI, JODY OLIVER, GENE ROBINSON, CHUCK RUSINAK, SUSAN RAINONE, DIANE LUDWIG, ALEX MARCHAK SOLO INTERVIEW: STEVE RUBELL BALLROOM: DON DENATALE, OLGA VARVARO, NORMA MCLAIN STOOP, NICK PARNELL, JOHN LUCHESE, NANCY BRECKER LEEDS, ALAN & JOSEPHINE HALL TAP: HOWARD "SANDMAN" SIMS, CHUCK GREEN, BUNNY BRIGGS 29223 CHICAGO, DC 02/25/78 03/19/78 MORRIS UDALL -- THE MAN WHO SHOULD BE PRESIDENT CONGRESSMAN MORRIS UDALL 29225 03/11/78 03/26/78 08/13/78 PART I: SHOW BIZ KIDS AND STAGE MOTHERS CHILDREN: SUZANNE FIERO, DAWN WALKER, DAVID REED, MONICA WOLFF, TINA FOX, WAYNE HARDING, GLYNIS BIG, JUSTIN FREIMAN, MISSY HOPE PARENTS: ANINA REED, LOIS FREIMAN, BETTE FOX, CAROL FIERO, KAY BIG 29228 CHICAGO 03/02/78 03/26/78 08/13/78 PART II: CHARLES TEMPLETON CHARLES TEMPLETON 29228 06/18/78 PART II: TIMOTHY LEARY 29204 07/16/78 PART I: ELVIS LIVES AGAIN - THREE PRESLEY IMPERSONATORS 29230 CHICAGO (T), DC 07/16/78 PART II: ON THE WATERFRONT -- DOCK WORKERS SPEAK OUT 29230 CHICAGO (T), DC 08/06/78 YOU CAN'T LOCK US UP -- MENTAL PATIENTS ARE ROAMING THE STREETS 29229 CHICAGO 08/20/78 YOUR COMPLETE MEDICAL EXAM -- DR. ISADORE ROSENFELD 29239 CHICAGO 08/27/78 PART I: WE WON'T PAY -- TAXPAYERS IN REVOLT 29227 CHICAGO, DC 08/27/78 PART II: TERRORISTS BEWARE: PROFESSIONAL PROTECTORS 29227 CHICAGO, DC
TV TALK SHOWS
The following is a list of David Susskind Shows possibly housed in a number off-site facilities--if they can be located at all. These listed programs HAVE NOT BEEN INSPECTED thus we cannot guarantee the existence, quality, duration or timely delivery of any of the material listed here. We offer access to these tapes on the following basis ONLY: All tapes are on their original 2" video format. The only way to verify the contents is to screen them, thus we will need to pull them from the inventory, ship and transfer them before we are able to verify content and quality. A $500 fee PER TAPE is required when ordering screening material from this collection. This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. This fee will cover the cost of 2" tape handling, 2" Fed-Ex shipping (2-way) and 2" transfer. PLEASE NOTE THAT MANY SHOWS ARE ON TWO SEPARATE TAPES, THUS IT COULD COST DOUBLE ($1000) TO SCREEN SOME COMPLETE SHOWS. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT EVEN IF YOU ORDER A SHOW BASED ON THE CATALOG NUMBER AND TITLE FROM THIS DATABASE WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL GET THE TAPE YOU ORDER. THIS IS BECAUSE THROUGH THE YEARS TAPES MAY HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE INCORRECT CASES AND THE WRITTEN INFORMATION ON THE CASES IS ALL WE HAVE TO ID A TAPE BEFORE IT IS TRANSFERRED. WHILE WE WILL USE ALL EFFORTS TO EXPEDITE YOUR REQUEST, BUT WE CANNOT RUSH THE PROCESS, AND YOU ORDER THESE AT YOUR OWN RISK. IF WE DO NOT LOCATE THE TAPE THERE IS NO CHARGE, BUT IF WE DO AND IT IS REMOVED FROM THE FACILITY FOR TRANSFER, YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE NON-REFUNDABLE FEES. THE DAVID SUSSKIND SHOW 1969 - 1984 12/29/69 SAMANTHA SUSSKIND AND JULIET FUNT: BABES IN TOYLAND SAMANTHA SUSSKIND, JULIET FUNT, MRS. DAVID SUSSKIND, MRS. ALLEN FUNT, STEPHEN MILLER 18449 10/04/70 WOMEN'S LIB - MEN WHO LOVE IT! WOMEN WHO HATE IT! PART I - THE WOMEN:JEANNIE SAKOL, MONA ROMAN, VALERIE PASCAL DELACORTE, LUCI ANNE GOLDBERG, SUZANNE JAMES, CAROL GREGER PART II - THE MEN: TIMOTHY COONEY, DR. SHEPARD ARONSON, MARC FASTEAU, CARTER BALES, GERALD GARDNER 19437 11/22/70 GROUP ENCOUNTERS MEAN TOUCHING, FEELING, SCREAMING, STRIPPING HANNAH WEINER, HARRY SLOAN, BOB KRIEGEL, DAVIS SCHIFFMAN, MARTIN SHEPARD M.D, STEVE GELMAN 19444 12/27/70 OVERWEIGHT? UNHAPPY? EXPERTS ON DIETING DR. ROBERT ATKINS, ALYCE FINELL, DR. MORTON GLEN, JEREMY STEVENS, NANCY GOULD, DR. IRWIN STILLMAN 19445 12/27/70 WHERE THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE SWING DEREK HALL - CAINE, ELAINE KAUFMAN, PIERRE GROLEAU, OLEG CASSINI, WARNER LEROY 19445 01/24/71 THE PRO AND CON OF THE JEWISH DEFENSE LEAGUE PRO: RABBI MEIR KAHANE, NBERTRAM ZWEIBON, DOV SPERLING, JOSHUA JOFFEE CON: RABBI MARC TANENBAUM, MORRIS ABRAM, RABBI ARTHUR SCHNEIER, ARNOLD FORSTER 19457 01/31/71 LANDLORDS AND TENANTS AT WAR LANDLORDS: ROBERT KOENIG, WILLIAM MOSES, ABRAHAM KATZ, ROBERT MALOOF TENANTS: RUDY TOLBERT, VERTELLE X REEDER, REVEREND WILFREDO VELEZ, BERNARD LEONARD 19456 02/07/71 BEAUTIFUL ACTRESSES TURNED AUTHORS - VIVA, DIANE CILENTO, JOANNA BARNES 19831, 19458 02/14/71 ARE YOU HUNG UP AND NEUROTIC? 6 PSYCHIATRISTS! DR. NATHANIEL ROSS, DR. ROBERT JAY LIFTON, DR. ABRAHAM WEINBERG, DR. CHARLES SOCARIDES, DR. ANDREW FERBER, DR. CYRIL FRANKS 19459 02/21/71 ROCK MUSIC THAT SOUNDS GOOD: SEALS AND CROFTS! JIMMY SEALS AND DASH CROFTS 19460 02/28/71 HOW TO CONQUER THE FEAR OF DEATH DR. MORTON M. KLIGERMAN, MRS. MARY BRITTEN, DR. MICHAEL BRESCIA, SISTER MAUREEN PATRICIA FLANNERY, DR. MELVIN J. KRANT, REVEREND CARL NIGHSWONGER 19447 03/14/71 THE EXPLOSION IN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH! KENNETH L. WOODWARD, WILLIAM VAN ETTEN CASEY, SJ, THOMAS DAVIS, FRANCINE GRAY, KENNETH BAKER, SJ, DR. EVER CURTIS 19462 03/21/71 ANGRY TAXPAYERS BATTLE MILITANT WELFARE MOTHERS! MARVIN DANSINGER, EMMA MCPHERSON, BOGDAN WASIUTYNSKI, GEORGEANN SALISBURY, JACKI MCKINNEY, EUGENE BARFOOT, DAVID HIMMELSTEIN, HELEN REICHENBECHER 19463 03/28/71 WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE OUT OF WORK - 5 EXECUTIVES HIT BY THE RECESSION VERNON MACKIE, JANE MILLER, EDWARD BOTWIN, FRED THOME, SAL CAVALLARO 19464 04/11/71 6 WHO'VE QUIT THE RAT RACE ANDRE GROS DAILLON, HELENGROS DAILLON, REV. HAROLD SKIDMORE, MARY ORPIN, SIDNEY DICKLER, FRANK VAN DYK 19458 04/11/71 THE OUTRAGEOUS WITH OF GORE VIDAL 19458 04/18/71 WHAT HAPPENS AT THE MASTERS AND JOHNSON SEX CLINIC JOAN AND HAROLD K 19466 04/18/71 UNWED MOTHERS CLAIM HUSBANDS ARE OBSOLETE MARY JANE GEIGER, JANE HARRIMAN, ODE BITTON, BARBARA CROSBY 19466 04/25/71 THE HELL OF VIETNAM AS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE! 6 VETERANS BRADFORD BRITT, ROBERT O. MULLER, STEPHEN MCDONOUGH, CHARLES KNIGHT, JERRY CONER, STEVEN UZZI 19468 05/02/71 THE MATING GAME - THE SWINGING SINGLES SCENE ALICE WAYNE, MARTY O'HARA, JOE MAURO, SANDY SCHNALL, IRVING GRUBER, ANETTA LABOURENE, SAUL RITCHFIELD, GLORIA BENTLEY, AL STILLMAN, BARBARA KASENETZ 19469 05/09/71 WHITE PARENTS WHO ADOPT BLACK CHILDREN JOHN AND STEPHANIE HARAKAL, GEORGE AND MARJORIE RUBIN, TONY AND PEGGY MANGOGNA 19471 05/09/71 THE MAN WHO RUNS AGAINST NIXON - REPRESENTATIVE PAUL N. MCCLOSKEY 19471 05/16/71 A TOUGH JUDGE SAYS: DON'T CODDLE CRIMINALS - THEY'RE PUNKS, VERMIN AND ANIMALS JUDGE SAMUEL S. LEIBOWITZ 19467 05/30/71 HOW TO DRIVE YOUR CHILDREN SANE - DR. HAIM GINOTT DR. HAIM GINOTT ALONE AND THEN IN A SEMINAR WITH 8 MOTHERS 19470 06/06/71 6 EX - CONVICTS TELL THE BRUTALITY AND HORROR OF OUR PRISONS MEL RIVERS, DANIEL KEANE, PRENTICE WILLIAMS, STANLEY TELEGA, GEORGE FREEMAN, CHUCK BERGANSKY 19474 06/13/71 WHEN BLACKS AND RADICALS GO BERSERK IN THE COURTROOM - CAN THE SYSTEM SURVIVE? WILLIAM M. KUNSTLER, GERALRD LEFCOURT, THEODORE KOSKOFF, MELVIN BELLI, TERENCE F. MACCARTHY 19475 09/26/71 NOT WITH MY CHILDREN YOU DON'T - BATTLE OVER BUSING SID GOULD, IRENE MCCABE, LOIS FAISON, DOLORES ROBINSON, CAROL SWEENEY, JERRY GIORGIO, ELLIOT SOLOMON, JEAN RICHARDSON 20602 10/03/71 PART 1: THE JESUS FREAKS ARE HERE ARTHUR BLESSITT, SCOTT ROSS, JACKIE BODNER, BARBARA TAI - SING, RICHIE ALVAREZ, DAVID SHANNON, IKE MCKINNON, PETER KAKOS, CHARLES RIZZO, STEVE ENGLAND 20603 10/03/71 PART II: WATCH YOUR STEP - DOGS ARE EVERYWHERE FRAN LEE, DR. MICHAEL MILTS, CLARK WHELTON, LISA HOFFMAN, ROBERT SELYA, LARRY VIDE 20603 10/17/71 YOU'RE BEING ROBBED, MUGGED AND STABBED BY GI JUNKIES FRANK NATALE, LESLIE SPRACE, AL JOHNSON, JERRY SULLIVAN, BILL BERNSTEIN, STEVE LICARI, GENE BELFERDER, PHILIP BURLEY, BERNARD BRISCOE 20601 10/24/71 PART I: WE'RE LUCK TO BE ALIVE - 7 VICTIMS OF CRIME BARBARA BALLENGER, GERTRUDE FOX, LLOYD BARNETT, CHARLES PELTO, TOM CORNELIA, LACY HEDRICK, DAVID COOPER 20606 PART II: WAS COLLEGE REALLY NECESSARY - THE UNEMPLOYED CLASS OF '71 LEWIS COX II, DAVID FREEDMAN, JOEL GREENBERG, CAROL PARKER, CHRISTINE POLLUTRO 20605 11/07/71 WHAT GOES ON BETWEEN A PSYCHIATRIS AND HIS PATIENTS: AN ACTUAL GROUP ENCOUNTER DR. MARTIN SHEPARD AND GROUP FROM ANTHOS 20607 11/14/71 WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR US LATELY? FURIOUS FEMINISTS GERMAINE GREER, DR. EDGAR BERMAN, ANATOLE BROYARD, BRENDS FEIGEN FASTEAU, JOHN SIMON, SUSAN BROWNMILLER 20609 11/21/71 PART II: IS DISCIPLINE A DIRTY WORD? - BRINGING UP CHILDREN DONALD BARR, PHILIP E. MCCURDY 20608 11/28/71 PART II: LEMON OWNERS SQUEEZE AUTO DEALERS SUSAN D-ALLURA, ROBERT E. DILLON, JOE ROGERS, EDWARD SOUKUP, LOWELL DODGE, ANDREW SULNER 20612 12/05/71 PART I: LOVE FOR SALE - 3 PROSTITUTES CHRIS, PAT, RACHAEL 20611 12/12/71 PART I: 2 VICTIMS OF RAPE DOROTHY, MARIE 20613 12/12/71 PART II: SHOW BIZ GOES RADICAL: JANE FONDA AND HER ANTI WAR TROUPE JANE FONDA, DONALD SUTHERLAND, HOLLY NEAR, MICHAEL ALAIMO, RITA MARTINSON, PAMELA DONEGAN, PAUL MOONEY, LEN CHANDLER JR., YALE ZIMMERMAN, FRANCINE PARKER 20613 01/02/72 HAS ANYONE HERE SEEN GOD? FATHER FRANCIS X. MURPHY, CSSR, AVERY CORMAN, FATHER RICHARD MCBRIEN, RABBI DANIEL WOLK, REVEREND JAMES MCGRAW, REVEREND RICHARD NEUHAUS 20617 01/09/72 THE BLACK - WHITE WAR IS RAGING IN OUR SCHOOLS: PARENTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND MAYOR KENNETH GIBSON STEVE ADUBATO, EDWARD GOODALL, FRAN ALSTON, ROBERT GIACOBBE, MARGARET MEEHAN, STEVE MUSTACCHIO, PETE SHAW, KATHY PERRY, MAYOR KENNETH GIBSON 20615 01/30/71 UNWED MOTHERS WHO WANT THEIR BABIES BACK - THE ADOPTION BATTLE FLORENCE LADDEN FISHER, JUDY KROLL, BARBARA DONALDSON, ROBERT LANNA, MRS. VICKI ROMAN, MRS. JANE EDWARDS, ANN DOYLE 20619 02/06/72 PART I: THE GROUP SEX SCENE - 4 MARRIED COUPLES WHO SWING DICK AND JULIE, BILL AND PAT, RICHARD AND LIZ, JOAN AND MARK 20624 02/06/72 PART II: PSYCHIATRISTS WHO SAY SWINGING IS SICK DR. CHARLES SOCARIDES, DR. MELVIN HELLER 20624 02/27/72 CRIMINALS ARE GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER - HAS JUSTICE BECOME A JOKE? JUDGE JOEL TYLER, WILLIAM ARONWALD, SAM DAWSON, JOHN KING, ROBERT SULLIVAN, WALLY ROEBUCK 20629 03/05/72 PART II: MEN AND WOMEN WHO'VE HAD PLASTIC SURGERY LOUISE HAY, LENORE HERSHEY, AURORA MORALES, BEN HOFFMAN, WAY BANDY 20622 03/12/72 UP & UP IT GOES - THE BULL MARKET OF '72 SALOM LEWIS, ALAN ABELSON, LEON LEVY, JOHN NEFF, DR. PIERRE RINFRET 20627 03/19/72 WE WENT THROUGH HELL - 5 WHO SURVIVED OUR MENTAL HOSPITALS JUDY HOBERMAN, JAMES O'CALLAGHAN, TED CHABASINSKI, DAVID KANE, JUDY CHAMBERLIN, RICHARD WHIPPLE 20630 03/26/72 WHERE WERE YOU DURING THE VIETNAM WAR? I WAS IN CANADA - ANGRY DEBATE BETWEEN DESERTERS, DODGERS AND VIETNAM VETS JOHN COLHOUN, CHARLES COE, DAVID SELLS, MARTIN KELLEY, MICHAEL CHEDA, GLENN SIEGAL, JEFF EGNER 20633 04/02/72 LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE POORHOUSE - 8 STRUGGLING COMEDIANS BERNIE TRAVIS, SHELLY ROBINS, DICK BROOKS, RUSTY BLITZ, BUCKY WILLIAMS, NEIL LEVINSON, "BABY" FRANK LEE WILDE, DAVIS KENT 20628 04/09/72 YOU COULD HAVE A HEART ATTACK - HOW TO AVOID IT - HOW TO SURVIVE IT DR. MICHAEL DEBAKEY, DR. ISADORE ROSENFELD, DR. EDWARD H. AHRENS JR., JACK CHRONIN, JOSEPH MCKERNAN, THOMAS J. PORTELA 20632 04/16/72 ANGRY CANADIANS SAY "YANKEES GO HOME" ELDON WOOLLIAMS, ROBIN MATHEWS, FLORA MACDONALD, EDWIN GOODMAN, ROBERT LEMIEUX 20634 04/23/73 PART I: STREET GANGS ARE RAISING HELL IN OUR CITIES BLUE EYES, GURU, CHARLIE SUAREZ, BLACK BENJIE BUXTON, EDDIE CUEVES, SNOOPY, CHINO MARTINEZ, BENJIE MELENDEZ, BLACK PEARL, BLACKIE, SLY 20635 04/23/72 PART II: MORE GORE VIDAL 20635 04/30/72 NICE WHITE PEOPLE SCREAM "BLACKS STAY OUT OF OUR NEIGHBORHOODS" CHICAGO: MARY CVACK, JOHN BARBER; CLEVELAND, GENEVIEVE BURES, FRANKLIN ANDERSON; FORSET HILLS, MARTIN WUNDERMAN, BLANCH BRODY 20636 06/18/72 PART I: TIRED OF GETTING MUGGED? LEARN JUDO AND KARATE AARON BANKS, NANCY MCCORMICK LEA, JAY BUTTERMAN, ROBERT NISONOFF, MRS. NANNETTE WILDSTEIN 20642 08/20/72 PART I: ALL YOU WANT TO KNOW ABOUT GAMBLING FROM 5 COMPULSIVE GAMBLERS 20640 08/20/72 PART II: DR. LEE SALK, PEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGIST 20640 09/24/72 PART I: SONS AND DAUGHTERS - IN - LAW STRIKE BACK RACHELLE, MARSHA, LOUISE, JACK, MELL, JIM 20645 09/24/72 PART II: THE JOHN BIRCH SOCIETY - IS ALIVE AND WELL? SCOTT STANLEY, GARY ALLEN, CHARLES SMITH, ALAN STANG 20645 10/01/72 IS A WOMAN'S BODY HER OWN BUSINESS? - THE ABORTION BATTLE DR. ADA RYAN, ANDREW CARLAN, MRS. VIRGINIA MCLAIN, BILL BAIRD, DR. BARBARA ROBERTS, MRS. ELAINE AMENDOLA 20641 10/08/72 5 WHO TRIED SUICIDE MRS. CLAIRE JOHNSON, JIM GRIFFITH, KAREN BAKER, SANDRA WALKER, PETER FISHER, ANN HARPER 20644 10/15/72 ARABS AND ISRAELIS CONFRONT EACH OTHER OMAR CHAMMA, JOEL MOKYR, SANA HASSAN, MICHAEL HANDEL, NADIM HABRA, SHMUEL HARLAP, GEORGE KHYRALLAH, PNINA LAHAV 21996 10/22/72 PART I: CAN ACUPUNCTURE CURE YOU? ARTHUR SLAVIN, DR. ARTHUR TAUB, DR. SUNG LIAO, DR. FRANK Z. WARREN, MRS. RUTH BROIDO 21973 10/22/72 PART II: FAT CATS WHO CARE - MULTI MILLIONAIRES W. CLEMENT STONE AND STEWART MOTT W. CLEMENT STONE, STEWART MOTT 21973 10/29/72 PART I: DROP OUT WIVES WHO RAN AWAY JUDITH ROSSNER, JOYCE, NORMA, PAT 21998 10/29/72 PART II: CONFESSIONS OF AN EX - SWINDLER - ANTHONY DE ANGELIS 21998 11/26/72 YOU COLD HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE - WHAT TO DO ABOUT THIS HIDDEN KILLER DR. ISADORE ROSENFELD, DR. JOHN LARAGH, DR. FRANK FINNERTY, DR. MORTON MAXWELL, MIKE GORMAN 22006 12/03/72 PART I: THE NEW PROSTITUTES - MASSAGE PARLOR GIRLS MARIE, LINDA, JOE SANTINO 22002 12/02/72 PART II: COPS WHO CRACK DOWN ON PROSTITUTION SERGEANT SIDNEY PATRICK, DEPUTY INSPECTOR JAMES DICKS, LIEUTENANT DON MCWENNEY, PATROLMAN TIMOTHY SULLIVAN, DEPUTY INSPECTOR CHARLES PETERSON, SERGEANT NILS HANSON 22002 12/10/72 BLACKS AND WHITES WHO MARRIES - 3 INTERRACIAL COUPLES CEOLA & PETER LOAN, BILL AND PAT HAMLET, HARLON AND MARLENE DALTON 22005 12/10/72 FED UP CITIZENS SAY NOTHING WORKS AND NOBODY CARES BURTON R. SIMS, LOIS GRIPPO, CORNELIUS DONOVAN, AMON DIGGS, JANE D'AGOSTINE, ARLENE BLICKSILVER 22005 12/17/72 WE WERE SKYJACKED! - PASSENGERS, PILOTS AND STEWARDESSES TELL OF THEIR ORDEAL MADELINE WILLETT, PAUL J.C. FRIEDLANDER, SAM KINCH JR., CAPTAIN DALE BESSANT, DR. DAVID HUBBARD M.D., ALEX HALBERSTADT 22011 12/24/72 SHOULD ARIES MARRY VIRGO? - ARE LIBRAS LOSERS? - 6 ASTROLOGERS REVEAL YOUR HOROSCOPE KEITH CLAYTON, CLEO ABUIN, DORIS KAYE, MARIA ELISE CRUMMERE, ALAN OKEN, CHARLES JAYNE 22009 12/32/72 PART I: THE MAD, MAD WORLD OF FREAK ROCK SYLVESTER (THE HOT BAND), RONN GOEDERT (WHITE WITCH), WAYNE COUNTY (QUEEN ELIZABETH), BILLY JOE WHITE (TEENAGE LUST AND THE LUSTETTS) 22012 12/31/72 PART II: ALL ABOUT WINE SAM AARON, PETER SICHEL, TERRY ROBARDS, GERALD ASHER, ALEXIS BESPALOFF 22012 01/07/73 PART I: DIVORCED, LONELY AND LOOKING FOR A MAN - WOMEN IN THEIR 40'S BUNNY BERKE, NATALIE DEUTZ, LOUISE HAY, KATHERINE DOUGLAS, ELIZABETH RUANE 22010 01/07/73 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH ANTHONY BURGESS 22010 01/14/73 HOW HIGH IS UP? - THE BIG BOOM ON WALL STREET MONTE GORDON (DREYFUS CORPORATION) MARSHALL COGAN (HAYDEN STONE) ROBERT H. STOVALL (REYNOLDS SECURITIES INC.) 22014 01/14/73 YOGA SALLY KIRKLAND, SACHINDRA MAJUMDAR 22014 01/28/73 CHINA TODAY: 5 AMERICANS WHO'VE BEEN THERE DAVID J. MAHONEY, MRS. SALLY RESTON, ROY ANDRES, DR. VITOR SIDEL, MICHEL OKSENBERG 22015 01/28/73 DR. MORTIMER FEINBERG 22015 02/04/73 I WAS A PROSTITUTE MUGGER AND JUNKIE: THE NIGHTMARE OF BARBARA QUINN 22016 02/04/73 GHETTO PRIESTS FATHER LOUIS GIGANTE (BRONX) FATHER WALTER WALDRON (BOSTON) FATHER DONALD MCLLVANE (PITTSBURGH) FATHER JOHN POWIS (BROOKLYN) 22016 02/11/73 HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE - MALE AND FEMALE COUPLES BARBARA GLICKMAN AND SANDY CHERNICK, NANCY JOHNSON AND DINAH ROBERTSON, MICHAEL MCCONNELL AND JACK BAKER, ERIC AND LOUISE 22018 02/18/73 HOW TO STAY YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL FOREVER DR. MICHAEL M. GURDIN, DR. MICHAEL HOGAN, DR. NORMAN ORENTREICH, DR. DICRAN GOULIAN JR., DR. DANIEL L. WEINER 22022 02/18/73 PART II: THE MAKING OF A PSYCHIATRIST - DR. DAVID VISCOTT 22022 02/25/73 PART I: DIVORCED MEN OVER 40 HAVE ALL THE WOMEN THE WANT CORNELIUS DONOVAN, ED GRAHAM, ALFRED GUSSIN, ALDEN SHUMAN 22019 02/25/73 PART II: VOCTOR GOLD, FORMER PRESS SECRETARY TO VICE PRESIDENT SPIRO AGNEW 22019 03/04/73 PART II: ARE YOU A COMPULSIVE EATER? TRY OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS JOANNEE, PAT, BARBARA, STANLEY, JULIE, JACK 22020 03/11/73 WOULD YOU WANT YOUR DAUGHTER BRIDGET TO MARRY BERNIE? - THE BATTLE OVER BRIDGET LOVES BERNIE RABBI BALFOUR BRICKNER, STEPHAN LESHER, RABBI ROY A. ROSENBERF, RABBI JACOB HECHT, RABBI EDWIN FRIEDMAN, PROFESSOR LEONARD FEIN 22024 03/18/73 THE NEW LOOK IN DOCTORS - 6 INTERNS DR. AUGUST VALENTI, DR. ROBERT KLAW, DR. HENRY MURRAY, DR. HENRY BORKOWSKI, DR. CHARLES KENNY, DR. EVLIN KINNEY 22023 03/25/73 PART II: THE BRILLIANT WIT OF ANTHONY BURGESS 22025 04/08/73 FUNNY THING SHAPPENED IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION - 7 WRITERS WHO HAD A BALL PADDY CHAYEFSKY, ROBERT ALAN AURTHUR, LARRY GELBART, SUMNER LOCKE ELLIOTT, N. RICHARD NASH, JP MILLER, TAD MOSEL 22026 04/15/73 PART I: WHY NOT LIVE FOREVER - FREEZE YOURSELF! GILLIAM CUMMINGS, CURTIS HENDERSON, CLAIRE HALPERT, STANFIELD HILL 22030 04/15/73 PART II: HOW TO BEAT THE HIGH COST OF EATING HEDY ROSNER, VALERIE SIMONIAN, MARILYN JESSUM, BRIAN O'KANE, SUSAN HEISLER 22030 04/22/73 MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER - A CANDID CONVERSATION WITH 4 COUPLES TERRY & ED NOE, TERRY & KING DYKEMAN, VICKI & ALAN GOLDENBERG, BRUCE & DOLORES HERRICK 22031 04/29/73 PART I: CONFESSIONS OF 3 DRUG PUSHERS PREACHER, PANCHO, JOHNNY 22028 04/29/73 PART II: HERBERT "THE TERRIBLE" DENENBERG 22028 05/06/73 PART II: YOU COULD HAVE AN ULCER - 20,000,000 AMERICANS DO DR. HOWARD M. SPIRO, DR. LEO MADOW, DR. HENRY D. JANOWITZ, DR. JAMES L.A. ROTH 22029 05/13/73 PART I: 36"-24"-36" THE LOW DOWN ON THE MISS UNIVERSE CONTEST AMANDA JONES (MISS ILLINOIS), LINDA EAST (MISS MICHIGAN), VIVIAN ANITA CRAIG (MISS NORTH CAROLINA), SGT. STORM HENSLEY (MISS LOUISIANA), REBECCA LYNN BUNKERS (MISS SOUTH DAKOTA), BETTY JO GROVE (MISS MARYLAND), CINDY ARNETT (MISS WASHINGTON), JUDITH ANN GREGORY (MISS MASSACHUSETTS), SHERRY NIX (MISS ARIZONA) 22035 05/13/73 PART II: BELLY DANCING FOR PHYSICAL FITNESS SERENA, WILSON, JOANNE KLEIDON, DOROTHY KELLY 22035 05/20/73 MIND READERS, FAITH HEALERS & PSYCHICS WHO TELL THE FUTURE AND TALK TO THE DEAD DAVID HOY, EVELYN MONOHAN, BRYCE BOND, ETHEL DE LOACH, VINCENT RAGONE 22033 05/27/73 PART I: CONFESSIONS OF 5 WORKING STIFFS: WE HATE OUR JOBS PATRICK FENTON, RICKY EISENBERG, DEWEY BURTON, BILL SOLARSKI, MICKEY STELMARK 22034 05/27/73 PART II: WHAT'S THE STORY JERRY? JERRY ROSENBERG, DICK BALCH, RICK EBENSTEIN, ERNIE BOCH 22034 06/03/73 PART II: LADY DRUNKS - 5 WOMEN FIGHT THE BOTTLE DR. STANLEY E. GITLOW, DR. LECLAIR BISSELL 22032 06/10/73 PART I: WHY DO WOMEN LOOK SO TERRIBLE? - THE FASHION DISASTER MOLLIE PARNIS, BILL BLASS, ANNE KLEIN, GRACE MIRABELLA, JERRY SILVERMAN, CAROL HORN 22037 06/10/73 PART II: THE LATEST IN BUGGING EQUIPMENT CLYDE WALLACE (THE SPY SHOP) 22037 06/17/73 PART II: THE GRAY PANTHERS MARGARET KUHN, HOPE BAGGER, LYDIA BRAGGER, SHUBERT FRYE 22038 09/23/73 PART I: UNDERGROUND TV IS WILD, WACKY AND HILARIOUS SUSAN BLONDE, BERT PENCE, TAYLOR MEADE, CANDY DARLING, TINKERBELLE, ALEX BENNETT, NAOMI PAGE, ANTON PERICH 22036 09/30/73 WILL CHAPPAQUIOIK SINK TED'S WHITE HOUSE HOPES? - 6 KENNEDY WATCHERS TOM WICKER, FRANK MANKIEWICZ, MATHEW TROY, ALLARD LOWENSTEIN, FRED DUTTON, JACK NEWFIELD 23204 10/07/73 PART I: ALL ABOUT DOGS - EXPERTS SHOW AND TELL DR. FREDERICK TIERNEY, MATTHEW MARGOLIS, DR. JACOB ANTELYES 23205 10/14/73 PART II: NEVER ON THURSDAY - MAIDS STRIKE BACK CHERRY FOSTER, CAROLYN REED, ARNETTA CORINGTON, GERALDINE MILLER 23208 11/04/73 PART I: IS HE IRRITABLE, TIRED AND IMPOTENT? - MAYBE IT'S MALE MENOPAUSE DR. HAROLD LEAR, DR. DAVID REED, DR. DAVID MCWHIRTER, DR. HERBERT S. KUPPERMAN, DR. ISADORE ROSSMAN 23210 11/04/73 PART II: GORE VIDAL ON THE NIXON MESS 23210 11/11/73 MARILYN MONROE: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A SEX GODDESS - 5 OF HER CLOSEST FRIENDS INCLUDING ELI WALLACH AND JOSHUA LOGAN ELI WALLACH, JOSHUA LOGAN, NORMAN ROSTEN, AMY AND MILTON GREENE 23207 11/25/73 PART I: WORLD'S GREATEST JEWEL THIEF ALBIE BAKER 23211 11/25/73 PART II: ARE BLACKS INFERIOR TO WHITE'S? - DR. WILLIAM SHOCKLEY & DR. ALVIN POUSAINT 23211 12/02/73 WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO SPIRO AGNEW? FRANK VAN DER LINDEN, ROY COHN, PETE HAMILL, JAMES NAUGHTON, JULES WITCOVER, WILLIAM RUSHER 23215 12/09/73 PART I: CONFESSIONS OF A CROOKED COP WILLIAM PHILLIPS 23216 12/09/73 PART II: ANGRY AIRLINE HOSTESSES KAREM EITELBERG, LIZ RICH, CYNTHIA GLACKEN, LYNN SMYDEN, SANDY OSIP 23216 12/16/73 PART I: THE BIG STEAL: SHOPLIFTING BILL LANDRES, JACK BOGASKY, SANDI SUTTON, GEORGE GORRA, ROY MCPOLAND, PETER TRIER 23217 12/16/73 PART II: CLIVE BARNES - DRAMA CRITIC, THE NEW YORK TIMES 23217 12/23/73 PART I: SINGLES SING THE BLUES BUNNY BERKE, IRVING GRUBER, GLORIA BENTLEY, SOL RICHFIELD, BARBARA LEWIS, SCOTT WARNER 23213 12/23/73 PART II: "THE SINGLES BUSINESS" NIC CHRISTOFF, KENNETH ENOCHS, HY STEIRMAN 23213 12/30/73 PART II: TOP STUDENTS FROM LEADING LAW SCHOOLS 23212 01/06/74 WOULD YOU SLEEP BETTER WITH A FORD IN THE WHITE HOUSE? CONGRESSMAN LAWRENCE J. HOGAN, CONGRESSMAN ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, CONGRESSMAN JOHN CONYERS JR., JOSEPH L. RAUH JR., KIERAN O'DOHERTY 23221 01/06/74 PART II: JESSICA MITFORD 23221 01/20/74 PART II: THE VITAMIN CRAZE GARY NULL, DR. EMANUAL CHERASKIN, DR. VICTOR HERBERT, MARCELLA KATZ 23220 01/27/74 THE BEAUTY BUSINESS - BILLION DOLLAR RIP OFF? DR. EARLE BRAUER, LINDA SCHOEN, SHIRLEY LORD, BRENDS JOHNSON, DR. JAMES LEYDEN 23214 02/03/74 PART I: WOULD YOU WANT YOUR DAUGHTER TO BE APRIEST? - ANGRY WOMEN VERSUS THE CATHOLIC CHURCH FATHER WILLIAM B. SMITH, DR. WILLIAM MARRA, THERESE ICKINGER, CLARA HENNING, WALDA HESS, DR. ROSEMART RUETHER 23219 02/17/74 PART II: THE HUMOR OF ART BUCHWALD 23226 02/24/74 HOW COULD IT HAPPEN TO US? - 5 HEART ATTACK VICTIMS STEPHAN LESHER, CHARLES LUFTIG, LOUIS NARDONE, HAROLD SCAKS, LEE MELE, DR. ISADORE ROSENFELD 23228 03/03/74 HOMOSEXUALS WHO HAVE COME OUT OF HIDING - GUESTS INCLUDE DOCTORS AND TEACHERS DR. EDWARD BROWN, ELAINE NOBLE, PROFESSOR JOSEPH NORTON, DAVID ROTHENBERG, CAROLYN INNES, DR. ADRIENNE SMITH 23227 03/10/74 PART I: KINGPINS OF THE NUMBERS WORLD JAMES LAWSON, BUBBA ROBINSON, SAM, FRANKIE, JOHNNY 23229 03/17/74 PART II: EMPLOYERS OF EX-CONS CHARLES DOUGLAS AIDES, DAVID LEIBOWITZ, LEONARD RATHE 23230 03/24/74 FAITH HEALERS DEMONSTRATE THEIR PSYCHIC POWERS ANNA MAE DENTON, ETHEL DE LOACH, CLEM TAMBURRINO, DR. OLGA WORRALL, REV. ALEX HOLMES 23233 03/31/74 PART I: HOW TO MAKE A LOT OF MONEY AND KEEP IT HARRY BROWNE 23231 03/31/74 PART II: THE LADY IS A COP SHARON KOEHLER, MARYLOU NICHOLS (MIAMI), NONA NELSON, SGT. MARY ELLEN ABRECHT (WASHINGTON DC), LT. JOYCE LELAND (WASHINGTON DC), ANNMARIE BUTLER, HELEN KNEDHANS (NY) 23231 04/07/74 PART I: SEXUAL FANTASIES OF THE AMERICAN MALE - GUESTS INCLUDE A CALL GIRL AND 2 THERAPISTS JULIE, DR. DAVID REED, DR. WILLIAM SIMON 23232 04/07/74 PART II: THE REMARKABLE GEORGE FRAZIER 23232 05/12/74 PART I: DIVORCED AND ABANDONED - POW'S WHO CAME HOME TO NOTHING CHARLES PLUMB, COL. ROBERT STIRM, DON AND ANDREA RANDER, CHARLOTTE CHRISTIAN, LIEUTENANT COMMANDER JAMES BELL 23237 05/26/74 PART II: THE MAD, MAD WORLD OF THE FIRESIGN THEATRE PHIL PROCTOR, PHIL AUSTIN, PETER BERGMAN, DAVID OSSMAN 23246 06/02/74 PART II: CONFESSIONS OF A HEROINE SMUGGLER RICHARD BERDIN, ROBERT GREENE 23242 06/09/74 THE PRESIDENT'S PRIEST - FATHER JOHN MCLAUGHLIN FATHER JOHN MCLAUGHLIN 23247 09/22/74 ARE WE HEADED FOR ANOTHER CRASH? DR. PIERRE RINFRET, ELIOT JANEWAY, JOHN BUNTING, DR. CAROLYN BELL, MARSHALL LOEB, ROBERT LEKACHMAN 25502 09/29/74 PART I: WOMEN ALONE - DIVORCES AND WIDOWS PAT LOUD, RENE CARPENTER, LYNN CAINE, MERLE SHAIN 25501 09/29/74 PART II: THE MAD ADVENTURES OF RABBI KORFF RABBI BARUCH KORFF 25501 10/06/74 CAN OUR CITIES BE SAVED? MAYORS KEVIN WHITE, JOSEPH ALIOTO, MOON LANDRIEU, RICHARD HATCHER, ABE BEAME 25503 10/13/74 A CONVERSATION WITH BILL MOYERS BILL MOYERS 25504 11/17/74 FACING DEATH: A YOUNG MAN WHO HAS SIX MONTHS TO LIVE LARRY & MARION BOHNE, ROBERT NEALE, SAMUEL KLAGSBURN 25513 12/22/74 PART I: THE IRREPRESSIBLE REX REED REX REED 25514 12/22/74 PART II: THE SECRET WORLD OF PLANTS RANDALL FONTES, RICHARD CHAMPION, RALPH SNODSMITH, PROFESSOR ARTHUR GALSTON, PETER TOMPKINS 25514 12/29/74 PART I: THE LAST OF THE MOVIE MOGULS: JOSEPG E. LEVINE JOSEPH E. LEVINE 25515 12/29 74 PART II: THE MEANEST CRITIC IN AMERICA: JOHN SIMON JOHN SIMON 25515 01/05/75 PART I: TO SLEEP, PER CHANCE TO DREAM - ALL ABOUT INSOMNIA DR. RICHARD BOOTZIN, JUNE FREBERGE, ABRAHAM WEINBERG, RICHARD KAGAN, DR. PETER HAURI 25516 01/05/75 PART II: GROWING OLD IN AMERICA MAE LAUFER, MOLLY POLLAK, JULIA AVERY, MARY KEALTY, SARA RICKARD, CHRISTINE TARATETA 25516 01/12/74 SIX JUDGES DEBATE CRIME AND PUNISHMENT ALPHONSO SEPE, BRUCE WRIGHT, NICHOLAS TSOUCALAS, ALFRED BURKA, CHARLES HALLECK, BURTON ROBERTS 25518 01/26/75 PART II: EXPERTS LOUIS LEVINE, JAMES FUCHS 25520 02/02/75 PART I: TEEN-AGE CRIMINALS TELL ALL 25517 02/02/75 PART II: EXPERTS DISCUSS TEENAGE CRIMINALS DR. ESTHER ROTHMAN, ASSEMBLYMAN ALFRED DELLIBOVI, DETECTIVE IRWIN SILVERMAN, CHARLES KING 25517 02/23/75 PART I: THE MYSTERY OF THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE JOHN WALLACE SPENCER, CLAES ROOTH, DON HENRY, DAMIAN HOUSMAN, CHARLES BERLITZ 25519 03/02/75 IS PSYCHIATRY DEAD - 6 PSYCHIATRISTS IN HEATED DEBATE DR. NATHAN S. KLINE, DR. SAUL TUTTMAN, DR. E.FULLER TORREY, DR. THEODORE LIDZ, DR. RICHARD M.RESTAK, DR. RAYMOND VEEDER 25526 03/23/75 PART II: JOSEPH BURTON - FORMER SPY FOR THE FBI 25531 03/30/75 PART I: GOD AND THE REVEREND COFFIN AT YALE WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN JR. 25529 03/30/75 PART II: DAVID KLEIN - A CONSUMER WHO FIGHTS BACK PROFESSOR DAVID KLEIN 25529 04/27/75 HOW TO FIND A "GOOD" NURSING HOME - PART I: ELDERLY PEOPLE HAPPY IN THEIR HOMES ANNETTE RUEFF, LORETTA GERARD, DR. RICHARD BLACK, TILLIE LEVY, LENA ROUDA, ANNA WEISS 25533 10/05/75 DIVORCED MEN WHO WON CUSTODY OF THEIR CHILDREN JERRY RENKE, RICHARD DAVAMOS, BILL BELICKIS, THOMAS SCHENDORF, DR. PAUL HANSON, ALFRED PASCARELLA 25541 10/12/75 ARE EUROPEAN WOMEN DIFFERENT MRS. OSCAR DE LA RENTA, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, ADELA HOLZER, MAXIME DE LA FALAISE MCKENDRY 25542 11/09/75 TRAMPS & THIEVES? GYPSIES STRIKE BACK PART 1: MICHAEL JOSEPH, BARBARA GILK, MANUEL GILK, DINAH GILK, GEORGE GILK, MARY YOFON, DAVID GILK, PAT YOFON 26710 11/09/75 TRAMPS & THIEVES? GYPSIES STRIKE BACK PART II: STEVE, JOHN COSTELLO, GEORGE, NICK 26710 11/23/75 PART II: ADDICTED DOCTORS - THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN MEDICINE 26705 01/04/76 PART I: THE BRILLIANT ANTHONY BURGESS 26714 01/04/76 PART II: OLDER WOMEN WITH YOUNGER MEN NICK & BEA UNGARD, RANDY MUDGETT, MYRTIS COLLINS 26714 01/11/76 "OH, YOUR ACHING BACK": HOW TO PREVENT AND CURE BACK PAIN ROBERT HIGGINS, YVONNE LAPPAS, DR. MERVIN RHOADES, DR. LYMAN SMITH, DR. LEON ROOT, DR. HANS KRAUS, DR. ALBERT KINKELSTYNE, DR. KEITH MACELROY 26715 02/15/76 PART I: LOAN SHARKS REVEAL THEIR DIRTY BUSINESS JACK, SAL 26717 03/14/76 PART I: WHY THE RICH GET A KICK FROM COCAINE JOHN CUSACK, DR. ROBERT DUPONT, RICHARD ASHLEY, RICHARD WOODLEY 26724 03/14/76 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH JONATHAN KOZOL 26724 03/21/76 THE EST WAY TO HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS EST GRADUATES 26728 04/04/76 ADOPTEES WHO FOUND THEIR MOTHERS ELEANOR KAY, CRYSTAL HOLJES, ELLEN TURNER, FRAN BLANKENSTEIN, HOLLY CABOT, YODY WORCESTER, KATRINA MAXTONE-GRAHAM, CHARLES LEVENSHON, MRS. ZORAH BUCHTMAN, LINDA TRAUM 26730 04/11/76 INFIT DOCTORS, UNNECESSARY SURGERY - THE MEDICAL CRISIS DR. WILLIAM NOLEN, DR. MAX PARROTT, DR. WILLIAM STAHL, DR. MARVIN BELSKY, DR. MICHAEL HALBERSTAM 26727 04/18/76 RAPE, ROBBERY AND ASSAULT IN OUR SCHOOLS IRVING WITKIN, LINDA SADUR, WILLIAM BELL, GAIL RAE HORN, JOSEPH SHERMAN, BRUCE CARR 26733 04/18/76 PART II: POLISH-AMERICANS STANLEY KOKOSKA, TED MALISZEWSKI, EUGENE KUSIELEWICZ, MAGDA RATASKI 26733 04/25/76 WIFE BEATING - 6 BATTERED WOMEN PAM, DIANE, RUTH, CAREY, CINDY, SALLY, KATY 26731 05/02/76 PART II: ADLAI STEVENSON REMEMBERED - JOHN BARTLOW MARTIN 26734 05/16/76 PART I: "STRAIGHT LIB" STRIKES BACK RICHARD, PETER, RITA, JOAN, BOB 26734 05/16/76 PART II: CAMPUS QUEENS KAREN DAVIS, JANE WERTZ, ANDREA FOXE, NANCY WHITE 26735 06/06/76 NEW BREAKTHROUGHS IN THE WAR AGAINST CANCER DR. JAMES HOLLAND, DR.JORDAN GUTTERMAN, DR. NORMAN JAFFE, DR. DONALD MORTON, DR. VINCENT DEVITA JR. 26740 09/26/76 PART II: WHITHER THE WEATHER: THE ALARMING CHANGES IN OUR CLIMATE LOWELL PONTE, DR.STEPHEN SCHNEIDER, DR.REID BRYSON 27802 10/10/76 ARE WE WINNING THE WAR AGAINST HEART ATTACKS? DR.MICHAEL DEBAKEY, DR.ISADORE ROSENFELD 27804 10/17/76 FAMILIES IN TROUBLE: CONFRONTATIONS BETWEEN PARENTS AND CHILDREN JOE GOULD, EDWARD LEGG 27806 10/24/76 THE MAFIA-CIA CONNECTION WITH NORMAN MAILER, ROBERT SAM ANSON, NICHOLAS GAGE, HARRY ROSITZKE 27807 10/31/76 SUPER SLEUTHS: PRIVATE EYES REVEAL THEIR SECRETS FRED OTASH, JERRY MCAWARD, MIKE PASCAL, FRED RAYNE, DAVID FREENBERG, IRWIN BLYE 27809 11/14/76 PART I: HELL NO! WE DIDN'T VOTE FOR PRESIDENT HOWARD SINGER, MARY PRITZ, WILLARD ESPY, LARRY SHERMAN, ANN WEBSTER, MARVEL, WILLIAM SLATTERY 27808 11/14/76 PART II: CONVERSATION WITH A 100 YEAR OLD MAN MR. AND MRS RODNEY JONES 27808 12/05/76 PART I: PEPSI COLA AND SOYA BEANS - DOING BUSINESS WITH THE RUSSIANS DWAYNE ANDREAS, DONALD KENDALL 27812 12/05/76 PART II: AMERICANS WHO'VE LIVED IN RUSSIA LEONA & JERROLD SCHECTER, ALAN ZEITHAMER, WILLIAM DYESS 27812 12/12/76 PART I: THIS SHOW COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE - HOW TO RESCUE A HEART ATTACK VICTIM DR.JOSPEH ORNATO, FRED HEWITT, GERARD CASE, EDWARD FRIEDMAN 27805 12/12/76 PART II: ARE WE CHANGING OUR DRINKING HABITS? JAMES VILLAS, MARK KELLER, PATRICK CAMPBELL, MARVIN SHANKEN, CHARLES BURCK, KIRKE WALSH 27805 01/30/77 "IS IT TRUE WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT DIXIE?" TOM WICKER, SHELDON HACKNEY, A.J.COOPER, WILLIAM EMERSON, BRANDT AYERS, BETTY TALMADGE, BARRY BINGHAM 27820 02/06/77 THE TRUTH ABOUT SPORTS - FUNNY, GLAMOROUS AND SEEDY RED SMITH, DAN JENKINS, DICK SCHAPP, MORRIE SIEGEL, DAVE ANDERSON, PETE AXTHELM 27821 02/13/77 NEVER AGAIN - TEH BITTER LEGACY OF VIETNAM WILLIAM COLBY, DAVID HALBERSTAM, GLORIA EMERSON 27823 02/20/77 PART I: THE BARE FACTS ABOUT BALDNESS JERRY DELLA FEMINA, KENNETH BATTELLE, ROBERT TEMLIAK, ELLIOT NONAS, DENIS LAMARSH, DR.JAY BARNETT 27824 02/20/77 PART II: GET THE COCKROACHES OUT OF YOUR HOME ALICE GRAY, NORMAN COOPER, RICHARD ELDREDGE, NORMAN GOLDENBERG 27824 03/06/77 PART I: SINGLES IN THE SUBURBS LINDA NARD, JEFF BEAL, SARA HUDSON, KELLY EMMONS, ED ZEIDNER, JACQUE DEJOHN, GENE MIKOLS, KITTY GREENSETIN 27827 03/06/77 PART II: REGGAE MUSIC TIMOTHY WHITE, MICHAEL COOPER, STEPHEN COORE, PERRY HENZELL, BARBARA GLOUDEN, MAX ROMEO, BRETT ALEXANDER 27827 03/13/77 PART I: CONVERSATION WITH A PIMP TOM 27829 03/20/77 HOW TO GET RID OF YOUR HEADACHES A.PATIENTS - JOELLA CRAMBLIT, BEN SMITH, JAMES ANDERSON, SHERRY HUBER B.EXPERTS - DR.DAVID CODDON, DR.SEYMOUR DIAMOND, DR.CHARLES DEMIRJIAN, DR.WALTER CASKEY 27825 03/27/77 GORE VIDAL UNCENSORED 27832 04/03/77 TEENAGE MUGGERS CONFESS A.MUGGERS: JOHN,BILL,MIKE,PETER SAVAGE,MICHELLE,TOM,GENE B.BLACK KIDS WHO'VE MADE IT: CARLOS GRIFFITH, VERNICE MILLER, GEORGE O'NEAL LYONS, VIETTA JOHNSON, ROBERT HARPER 27830 05/01/77 PART I: HOW CHILDREN FEEL ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THE WORLD AROUND THEM KARA ZAITZ, JEREMIAH & JOSHUA COHEN, CLAUDE BROOKS, AISSIA RICHARDSON, MATTHEW NEWTON, ORIANA ZILL, POLLY ERICKSEN, PETER BURRIS, ADAM MICHAELS 27835 05/01/77 PART II: EXPERTS ON CHILD BEHAVIOR DR.LEE SALK, DR.NICHOLAS ZILL, PEGGY CHARREN 27835 05/08/77 PART I: WE'VE COME A LONG WAY: WOMEN MOVIE MAKERS NANCY DOWD, BARBARA KOPPLE, ELEANOR PERRY, JOAN MICKLIN, SILVER 27836 05/15/77 PART I: WHERE THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE EAT PEARL WONG, ARMANDO ORSINI, PAUL KOVI, SHELDON TANNEN, WALLY GANZI, WARNER LEROY 27838 05/15/77 PART II: ARE WE A NATION OF JUNK FOOD JUNKIES? JOHN HESS, MIMI SHERATON, MARVIN HEAPS, DAVID SISK, WEXLER, CALVIN TRILLIN 27838 05/22/77 YOU CAN SURVIVE A PLANE CRASH - HERE'S HOW A.SURVIVORS: ALAN BRESLAU, JANET MACAA, DICK SMITH, SARAH UZZELL B.EXPERTS: JAMES O.ROBINSON, HARRY ROBERTSON, CAPT.RAY GERBER, CAPT.J.D.SMITH, RICHARD WITKIN, CHARLES O. MILLER, NORMAN COUSINS 27837 05/29/77 THE BIG BOOM ON BROADWAY ALEXANDER COHEN, DAVID MAMET, ZELDA FICHANDLER, HAROLD PRONCE, ANTHONY PERKINS, CLIVE BARNES 27840 06/05/77 WE STILL LIKE NIXON: THREE DIEHARDS BRUCE HERSCHENSOHN, HENRY CASHEN, ARAM BAKSHIAN 27841 07/10/77 PART I: THE CATS MEOW - SEVEN FELINES AND THEIR OWNERS JOAN BREARLEY, DR.ALFRED GROSSMAN, BILL WIELER, JUDY FIREMAN, LINDA WORTHINGTON 27815 07/10/77 PART II: DR.HERBERT BENSON AND "THE RELAXATION RESPONSE" 27815 08/28/77 PART I: MISTRESSES ANONYMOUS BARBARA CONDOS, MELISSA SANDS 27842 08/28/77 PART II: HITLERMANIA: OUR FASCINATION WITH THE NAZIS DR.ROBERT JAU LIFTON, ROBERT G.L.WAITE, DR.LOUIS SNYDER, JOHN TOLAND, DR.WILLIAM SHERIDAN ALLEN, DR.HENRY TURNER, TIM MASON 27842 03/16/77 RELIGOUS CONVERTS 27831 09/18/77 PART I: SHAPE UP AMERICA - THE PHYSOCAL FITNESS EXPLOSION DR.HERMAN HELLERSTEIN, DR.NORBERT SANDER, KATHERINE SWITZER, DR.PAUL MILVY 27843 09/18/77 PART II: CONFESSIONS OF THREE WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALS JOE BRISBOIS, JACKIE BUTNER, BILL SCHONOWSKI 27843 09/25/77 WE'RE MAD AS HELL - SECRETARIES STRIKE BACK PAT FITZGERALD, JUDITH RINK, RENEE LORD, TESSA GEORGE, MARGIE ALBERT, JUDI FREEMAN 27839 09/25/77 FORMER SECRETARIES CHARLOTTE JONES, PAULA HUGHES 27839 10/02/77 WHO WAS LEE HARVEY OSWALD? JACK ANDERSON, ROBERT SAM ANSON, DAVID PHILLIPS, ROBERT GEMBERLING, JONES HARRIS, PETER DALE SCOTT 29201 10/16/77 PART II: TODAY'S WORLD OF ROCK DAVE MARSH, JOHN ROCKWELL, DEE ANTHONY, JOHNNY WINTER, GEORGE FRAYNE 29202 10/23/77 PART I: HYPNOSIS CURES: DOCTORS AND PATIENTS DEMONSTRATE DR.ERNEST ROCKEY, DR.BARBARA DEBETZ, DR.HERBERT SPIEGEL, DR.DAVID SPIEGEL, DR.JEFFREY TARTE D.D.S., CHARLES SNYDER, MARJORIE STRIDER, ELYCE ENGLAND, HERBERT KLIEGERMAN, SANDRA BEHRMAN 29204 11/13/77 PART II: BETTING ON SPORTS - TOUTS AND TIPSTERS RICHARD BOMZE, GREG PELLINI, JULIUS GAFFNEY SCHANZER, JIM FEIST 29206 11/20/77 PART I: ALL ABOUT SEX THERAPY DR.HELEN SINGER KAPLAN M.D., DR.JOSEPH LOPICCOLO PH.D., DR.MAJ-BRITT ROSENBAUM M.D., DR. BENJAMIN SADOCK M.D., DR.VIRGINIA SADOCK M.D., ROBERT KOLODNY M.D. 29205 11/20/77 PART II: CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST JUDY CUKIER, , JACOB FRUCHTMAN, ABRAHAM KRIEGER, CHAIM ZLOTOGORSKY, DIANA WYSHOGROD ZLOTOGORSKY 29205 12/04/77 PART I: IS THERE TOO MUCH SEX AND VIOLENCE ON TELEVISION? ALFRED R. SCHNEIDER, DR.FOY VALENTINE, JIM KARAYN, VAN GORDON SAUTER, DR.EVERETT C.PARKER 29208 12/04/77 PART II: THE NEW BREED OF IMMIGRANT - RICH AND GLAMOROUS JACLINE MAZAED, JOHN RICHARDSON, COUNTESS MARINA DE BRANTES, BARNEY GOODMAN, MARIAN SCHIANO 29208 12/11/77 PART I: "WHITES NEED NOT APPLY" - THE FIGHT OVER REVERSE DOSCRIMINATION ARNOLD FORSTER, PAUL J.ASCIOLLA, CONG.JOHN CONYERS, JOSEPH L. RAUH 29209 12/18/77 "DOES THE BIRTH CONTROL PILL KILL?" DR. NATALEE GREENFIELD, JAMES LUGGEN, HEIDI EVANS, ILA COOPER, BARBARA SEAMAN, HOWARD SHAPIRO M.D., EDWIN ORITZ M.D., BEN-ZION TABER M.D., MELVIN TAYMOR M.D. 29213 12/25/77 OUR HOUSES ARE HAUNTED - SPIRITS, PHANTOMS AND TRUE GHOST STORIES JAY ANSON, ARNOLD COOPER, FRED MOORE, BETTY MOORE, DR. JOHN FRANK, SUSAN C. GIGLIO, EDWARD WARREN, LORRAINE WARREN, FATHER ALPHONSUS TRABOLD, DR. ALEX THOMAS 29217 01/08/78 PART II: HOW TO SAVE YOUR TEETH FRANK BOWYER D.D.S., JERRY LYNN D.D.S., DAVID SCOTT D.D.S., STANLEY BEHRMAN D.S.S. 29214 01/15/78 PART I: RUSSIAN SPIES ARE EVERYWHERE - THE TRUTH ABOUT THE KGB JOHN BARRON, JACK FISHMAN, LEW NAVROZOV, HARRY ROSITZKE 29215 01/15/78 PART II: WEST POINT GOES CO ED JOAN ZECH, DIANE HAASE, KATHY ANN WILDEY 29215 01/22/78 PART I: FEELING DEPRESSED? - HOW TO OVERCOME IT MYRNA WEISSMAN, PH.D., HELEN DEROISS, M.D., RONALD FIEVE, M.D., AARON BECK, M.D., PATIENTS: HILDA ROBBINS, RAYMOND GUMBRECHT, NANCY SMITH, MICHAEL BAVAR 29221 01/22/78 PART II: SECOND LADY AT THE WHITE HOUSE - PREDIDENTIAL ASSISTANT MIDGE COSTANZA MIDGE COSTANZA 29221 01/29/78 HOUSE HUSBANDS, LONG DISTANCE MARRIAGE, AND OTHER LOVING COUPLES BURT WOLF, LINDA HOWARD, TUCKER CLARK, JAMES AND LINDA FOX, LANA SKIRBALL, ANTHONY COLLIS 29219 01/29/78 PART II: DR. ROBERT LIBBY, DR. ROBERT RYDER, NENA O'NEILL 29219 02/05/78 THE FUNNIEST WOMEN AROUND - ANNE MEARA, JANE CURTIN, MARILYN SOKOL AND OTHERS COMEDIANS: ANNE MEARA, JANE CURTIN, ZORA RASMUSSEN, REBECCA REYNOLDS, NANCY PARKER, MARILYN SOKOL 29216 02/12/78 PART I: HOMOSEXUALS VS. COPS: A CONFRONTATION GAYS: DAVID ROTHENBERG, GREGORY NORRIS, ALAN BELL, JEREMY WEISS, NICK BOLLMAN COPS: JOHN TOBACCO, IGNATIUS SCLAFANI, FRANK ODESSA, STEVEN BERVINE, JOHN CODIGLIA 29222 02/12/78 PART II: THE HORROR OF MEXICAN PRISONS PRISONERS: DWIGHT WORKER, DAVID SEIGLINGER, DAVID ALSOP, CONGRESSMAN FORTNEY STARK, ROBERT HENNEMEYER 29222 02/19/78 PART I: YOUR SMOKE GETS IN MY EYES - THE BATTLE OVER SMOKING JACOB J. MEYER, CHARLES MORGAN JR. RHODA NICHTER, WILLIAM DWYER, PETER GEORGIADES, ETHEL GOLDBERG 29218 02/19/78 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH LEO ROSTEN 29218 02/26/78 PART I: OUR WIVES BEAT US UP - CONFESSIONS OF THREE BATTERED HUSBANDS VICTIMS: MICHAEL FRENCH, JOHN, BOB EXPERTS: ROGER LANGLEY, PAULETTE OWENS, JAMES WALSH 29224 02/26/78 PART II: BOBBY HALPERN - A REAL LIFE ROCKY BOBBY HALPERN, CHARLIE CASERTA 29224 03/19/78 MORRIS UDALL - THE MAN WHO SHOULD BE PRESIDENT CONGRESSMAN MORRIS UDALL 29225 03/26/78 PART I: SHOW BIZ KIDS AND STAGE MOTHERS CHILDREN: SUZANNE FIERO, DAWN WALKER, DAVID REED, MONICA WOLFF, TINA FOX, WAYNE HARDING, GLYNIS BIG, JUSTIN FRIEMAN, MISSY HOPE PARENTS: ANINA REED, LOIS FREIMAN, BETTE FOX, CAROL FIERO, KAY BIG 29228 03/26/78 PART II: CHARLES TEMPLETON CHARLES TEMPLETON 29228 08/06/78 YOU CAN'T LOCK US UP - MENTAL PATIENTS ARE ROAMING THE STREETS 29229 08/20/78 YOUR COMPLETE MEDICAL EXAM - DR. ISADORE ROSENFELD 29239 08/27/78 PART I: WE WON'T PAY - TAXPAYERS IN REVOLT 29227 08/27/78 - PART II: TERRORISTS BEWARE: PROFESSIONAL PROTECTORS 29227 09/24/78 PART I: BABIES FOR SALE - THE BLACK MARKET IN CHILDREN DAVID LEAVITT, BEATTY LIPMAN, LINDA, CONGRESSMAN HENRY HYDE, NANCY BAKER, ROBERT BURNS, JUNE MATZ 29243 10/01/78 JOHN J. O'CONNOR 30703 10/01/78 PART II: TURNING OFF THE TUBE - LIFE WITHOUT TELEVISION A. CHILDREN: FRED IFRAH, DAWN KAYNO, DEREK LIPPNER, CHRISSY MAGLIOCCO, LEAH PIKE, DAVID STEINGLASS B. PARENTS AND TEACHERS: JOYCE SUSSKIND, NANCY PIKE, BARBARA GOLDFARB, PAT MAGLIOCCO, JUDITY ROHN, TANYA KAUFMAN 30703 10/08/78 PART I: FED UP WITH THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION - SIX ASEXUALS GAIL RACHLIN, BILL PRIEST, DANIELLA GIOSEFFI, RICHARD MILNER, MARIAN TESSA, GARY NULL 29240 10/08/78 PART II: HOW TO COPE WITH LONELINESS ERICA ABEEL, DR. JAMES LYNCH, BRUCE JAY FRIEDMAN, TERRI SCHULTZ, MARK KLINGMAN 29240 10/22/78 PART I: WE'RE MAD AS HELL - THE RADIO CALL IN RAGE JERRY WILLIAMS, ED SCHWATRZ, IRV HOMER, HERB JEPKO, BERNARD MELTZER 30702 10/22/78 PART II: THINK RICH - BE RICH JERRY GILLIS, H. STANLEY JUDD, IAN ANDERSON 30702 10/29/78 PART I: CAN CARTER CUT IT IN 1980 HENRY GRUNWALD, NICHOLAS VON HOFFMAN, JERALD TER HORST, WILLIAM RUSHER 30706 10/29/78 PART II: PSYCHICS WHO SOLVE CRIME DOROTHY ALLISON, BEVERLY JAEGERS, DAVID HOY, MIKE CASALE, SAL LUBERTAZZI 30706 11/05/78 PART II: "THE DOOMSDAY TAPES" BARDYL TIRANA, HERBERT SCOVILLE, LEONARD REIFEL, LEON GOURE 30709 11/12/78 THEY'RE STILL THE FUNNIEST MEN AROUND - VETERAN COMICS MAC ROBBINS, JIMMY JOYCE, LARRY BEST, MICKEY FREEMAN, JOEY FAYE, LOU MENCHELL 29241 11/19/78 PART I: DRESS FOR SUCCESS - LOOK LIKE A MILLION, MAKE A MILLION JOHN WEITZ, JOHN T.MOLLOY, EMILY CHO, WILLIAM THOURLBY, ROBERT L. GREEN 30710 11/19/78 PART II: SUPER SALESMEN JOE GIRARD, LOIS BECKER, TOM WOLF, BOB SHOOK 30710 11/26/78 PART I: STARTLING STORIES OF LIFE AFTER DEATH DR. MAURICE RAWLINGS, CHARLES MCKAIG, VIRGINIA FALCY, KENNETH RING, HELEN NELSON, DR. MICHAEL SABOM 30712 11/26/78 PART II: ANGRY CITIZENS VS. THE POST OFFICE JAMES FINCH, BOB GRANT, ROBERT MEYERS, JAMES LAPENTA, PAT BRENNAN 30712 12/03/78 PART I: SURGEON / SALESMAN BILL MACKAY 30714 12/03/78 PART II: LONELY, UNHAPPY & BROKE - DISPLACED HOMEMAKERS FLORENCE GRIFFIN, JACQUELINE BACHMAN, LESLIE WALD WALDHORN, SANDRA JACOBS, JANE LEE LITTLETON 30714 12/10/78 PART I: IF BETTY FORD COULD DO IT - ALL ABOUT FACE LIFTS RICHARD KIELING, LILLIAM FRASER, D. RALPH MILLARD, M.D., DIRIS LILLY, MICHAEL HOGAN, M.D. 30716 12/10/78 PART II: TO JOG OR NOT TO JOG DAVID BRODY, M.D., DAVID NOONAN, RICHARD A.SCHWARTZ, M.D., RICHARD RESTAK, M.D., PAUL FETSCHER 30716 12/17/78 WE WANT A BABY - NEW HOPE FOR INFERTILE COUPLES A. PATIENTS: SUSAN AND LEE WELLING, CAROL AND ERNST D'ANGELO, CATHY AND JOHN SCOTT B. EXPERTS: DR. WAYNE DECKER, DR. ALVIN GOLDFARB, DR. RICHARD SHERINS, BARBARA ECK MENNING, DR. LUIGI MASTROIANNI 30701 12/24/78 PART I: THE PAMPERED PET - FROM SHRINK TO MINK DR. PETER BORCHELT, DR. DANIEL TORTORA, DR. ALBERT LAMPASSO, MORDECAI SEGAL, LOIS LANDAUER, KAREN THOMPSON, GEORGE JEWEL 30715 12/24/78 PART II: MIND YOUR MANNERS - THE NEW ETIQUETTE LETITIA BALDRIGE, JUDITH MARTIN, MARJABELLE YOUNG STEWART 30715 01/24/79 PART I: THE DIET THAT CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE - PRO & CON A. PATIENTS: BILL UTALL, JULIE BREAKSTONE, FRED SILVER, DR. HARRY PARKER, JOE HUME B. EXPERTS: NATHAN PRITIKIN, DR. SAMI SASHIM, DR. ROBERT E. BAUER, DR. STEPHEN SCHEIDT 30704 01/14/79 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH THE BRILLIANT PETER USTINOZ 30704 01/21/79 PART I: THE PRIEST WHO FIGHTS PIMPS FATHER BRUCE RITTER 30711 01/21/79 PART II: MAKING INFLATION WORK FOR YOU HARRY BROWNE, DAN DORFMAN 30711 01/28/79 PART II: ARE YOU REALLY IN LOVE? DR. DEBORA PHILLIPS, DR. CHARLIE SHEDD, DR. STANTON PEELE 30717 02/04/79 PART I: WE ARE BI-SEXUALS LARRY KANE, TONI TUCCI, DR. FRED KLEIN, "JULIA" "JOANNE" 30720 02/04/79 PART II: TREASURE HUNTERS MEL FISHER, EUGENE LYON, ART MCKEE 30720 02/11/79 INSIDE THE CULTS: THE TERRIFYING TRUTH FROM EX-MEMBERS PART I: EX-MEMBERS: SUSAN SMITH, CHRIS EDWARDS, MORRIS DEUTSCH, STEVE HASSAN, ANDREW STUBBS PART II - EXPERTS: FLO CONWAY, JIM SEIGELMAN, GALEN KELLY, DR. JON CLARK 30718 02/18/79 PART 1: MEN WHO ARE KEPT BY WOMEN: TRUE CONFESSIONS REAL, MICHEL, PAUL, LOU 30721 02/18/79 PART II: THE TRUTH ABOUT ASPIRIN DR. LOUIS ALEDORT, DR. THOMAS KANTOR, DR. DAVID CODON, PAUL E. SCHINDLER 30721 02/25/79 PART I: BEAUTIFUL WOMEN SHARE THEIR SECRETS (HOSTED BY JOYCE SUSSKIND) BEVERLY SASSOON, ADRIEN ARPEL, CRISTINA FERRARE 30722 02/25/79 PART II: WHEN YOUR PARENTS GROW OLD JOHN PERRY, RITA SIGLER, BARBARA FELDMAN, MARIE CARROL, JERRY ORNSTEIN 30722 03/11/79 PART I: WE CAN'T STOP DIETING - VICTIMS OF ANOREXIA STEVEN LEVENKRON, KAYIE, PATRICIA DE POL, ROBERTA, LISA WOLFF 30713 03/11/79 PART II: WHEN FEAR TAKES OVER - AGORAPHOBIA JEAN ESTERBROOK, JOEL GREEMBAUM, EILEEN WEBBER, MARIA WEBBER, DR. MANUEL ZANE 30713 03/18/79 PART II: IT'S NOT SO GREAT IN BRITAIN FRED HIFT, REX BERRY, ROBIN DUTHY, VALERIE WADE 30725 03/25/79 PART I: THINGS TO COME - LIFE IN THE YEAR 2000 ISAAC ASIMOV, FRANK KENDIG, DR. JERRY POURNELLE 30719 04/01/79 THE TELEVISION CRISIS MICHAEL DANN, PAUL KLEIN, GRANT TINKER, NORMAN LEAR, DAVID GERBER 30726 04/08/79 HOT GOSSIP ABOUT THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE RUDY MAXA, CLAUDIA COHEN, NEAL TRAVIS 30724 04/08/79 PITY THE HAPPY HOUSEWIFE JUDITH VIORST, MARY KUCZKIR, ANN TOLAND SERB, JOAN WESTER ANDERSON 30724 04/22/79 IS CARTER A CATASTROPHE? ELIOT JANEWAY, WILLIE L. BROWN, JR., ROBERT H. MALOTT, WILLLIAM W. WINPISINGER 30728 05/13/79 PART I: DEAR ANN LANDERS... ANN LANDERS 30727 05/13/79 PART II: THE CULTS ANSWER BACK GADDAHAR PANDIT DAS, RABINDRA SWAROOP DAS, DIANE KETTERING, ARTIE MAREN 30727 06/03/79 PART I: WATCH OUT! HOWARD JARVIS IS COMING HOWARD JARVIS, JOHN L. LOEB JR., JAMES FARMER, STEPHEN BERGER 30733 06/03/79 PART II: HOW TO SLASH YOUR FOOD BILLS IN HALF ARLENE STOLARSKI, PATTI UMLAND, MARY ANNE HAYES, SUSAN SAMTUR 30733 06/10/79 PART I: SHOULD YOU BUY A HOUSE NOW OR NEVER? DONALD I. HOVDE, BENNY KASS, WILLIAM WOLMAN, MICHAEL SUMICHRAST 30734 06/10/79 PART II: MALE SECRETARIES DONALD HARLEY, CHARLES W. BARKER, JOSEPH R. LICCARDO, ANTHONY ZATTI, KEITH M. WHITE 30734 06/17/79 PART I: HOW TO LIVE WITH CONSTANT PAIN PATIENTS: HERBERT A. DIAMOND, BARBARA B. WOLF, ROSALIE TERRAVECCHIA DOCTORS: DR. GERALD ARNOFF, DR. DONALD M. DOOLEY, DR. NELSON H. HENDLER, DR. HAROLD CARRON 30736 06/17/79 PART II: THE MAN WHO GIVES ADVICE TO ANN LANDERS DR. EUGENE KENNEDY 30736 07/01/79 PART I: OUT OF GAS - WHO'S TO BLAME? LESLIE J. GOLDMAN, JAMES F. FLUG, CHARLES KITTRELL, SENATOR HOWARD M. METZENBAUM 30738 07/01/79 PART II: THE FLYING WHITE HOUSE COLONEL RALPH ALBERTAZZIE 30738 10/07/79 DAVID SUSSKIND MEETS THE MARTIANS A. LYDIA STALNAKER, BRYCE BOND B. RUTH NORMAN, THOMAS MILLER 30729 10/14/79 PART I: ORGANIZED CRIME: THE BIGGEST BUSINESS IN AMERICA HANK M. MESSICK, RICHARD E. JAFFE, RALPH F. SALERNO, JACK KEY, THOMAS RENNER 32101 10/14/79 PART II: BATTLE OVER BLACK ENGLISH MICHAEL MEYERS, DR. GENEVA SMITERMAN, DR. ELAINE LEWNAU, ETTA LADSOM 32101 10/28/79 THE KENNEDY - CARTER SHOWDOWN ALLARD K. LOWENSTEIN, ARTHUR SCHLESINGER JR., STUART EIZENSTST, GERALD M. RAFSHOON 32109 11/11/79 PART II: IS STRESS KILLING YOU? JOHN J. PARRINO PH.D, KENNETH GREENSPAN, M.D. 32107 11/18/79 SUPER SALESWOMEN DOT COOK, ANDREA BERRITY, LINDA SCHMITT, SHIRLEY HUTTON 30731 11/25/79 PART I: RICH AND FEMALE - WOMEN WHO MAKE MILLIONS MURIEL SIEBERT, MARY ANN HALMI, EVA HORTON, DAISY TALLARICO, JOAN LEVINE 30737 11/25/79 PART II: GOTHIC WRITERS ROBERTA ANDERSON & MARY KUCZKIR (FERN MICHAELS), JANET DAILY, PATRICIA MATTHEWS 30737 12/02/79 PART I: BREAKING UP IS HARD TO TAKE - CHILDREN OF DIVORCE DON, CAREN, LIZ, GILLIAN,LISA 32102 12/02/79 PART II: THE WICKED TRUTH ABOUT STEP PARENTS WILLIAM NOBLE, SUZY KALTER, MARCIA WYRTZEN, JEANETTE LOFAS, BOB MARTIN 32102 12/09/79 PART I: LIARS BEWARE - THE LATEST IN LIE DETECTION CHRIS GUGAS 32108 12/09/79 PART II: THE RED BERETS - TEENAGE VIGILANTES CURTIS SLIWA, DINO REYES, KATO, JEFF MONROE, JERRY MONROE ET. AL 32108 12/16/79 PART I: HOW TO TEST YOUR DOG'S IG AND PERSONALITY MATTHEW MARGOLIS 32115 12/16/79 PART II: DAZZLING WOMEN FROM ABROAD LIVIA SLYVA WEINTRAUB, JACLINE MAZARD (JEAN MAHIE) REGINE, GEORGETTE KLINGER, PRINCESS SUMAIR 32115 12/23/79 HOW TO PROSPER DURING THE COMING BAD YEARS HOWARD RUFF 32114 12/23/79 PART II: CHINA TODAY - A CONVERSATION WITH HAN SUYIN HAN SUYIN 32114, 23121 01/06/80 ARE YOUR TEENAGERS DRIVING YOU CRAZY? HELP IS HERE! DR.THOMAS J. COTTLE, ELIZABETH ROBERTS, DR. DAVID ELKIND, EDITH B. PHELPS, ELIOT DALEY 32110 01/13/80 PART I: SHORT PEOPLE HAVE FEELINGS TOO! PAMELA BROWN, MIKE PARADINE, BILL GILE, NANCY HENKEL, IRWIN HASEN 32111 01/13/80 PART II: LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE NORMAN COUSINS 32111 01/27/80 A MEDIUM WHO TALKS TO THE DEAD - DORIS STOKES DORIS STOKES 32103 02/10/80 WHAT'S NEW WITH JACKIE, SINATRA, STREISAND, BEATTY, MINNELLI AND REYNOLDS, TOO LIZ SMITH, CHICAGO TRIBUNE - NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: TAKI THEODORACOPULOS, ESQUIRE: DAVID SHEEHAN, DIANA MCLELLAN, "THE EAR", IN THE WASHINGTON STAR 32119 02/17/80 09/21/80 12/13/81 PART I: LIFE AT 5THE TOP - WIVES OF FAMOUS MEN JOYCE DAVIDSON SUSSKIND, NANCY MEHTA, MARILYN FUNT, NORRIS CHURCH 32113 02/24/80 09/14/80 PART II: GARBAGE OF THE STARS A.J. WEBERMAN, GARBOLOGIST 32118 03/02/80 07/27/80 PART I: WE'RE HIGH ON BEING TALL GEORGE ANDREWS - 6'6", JUDY VOGEL - 6', CECILIA GARDNER - 6'1", KERRY KEANE - 6'6", TERRY LEE - 5'11", ALICE WHITE - 6' 32121 03/02/80 PART II: SIZING UP THE NEWSCASTERS PHILIP MCHUGH 32121 03/23/80 08/03/80 PART I: THE DATING SERVICE FOR WINNER THE GODMOTHER: ABBY HIRSCH CLIENTS: BARBARA WRENN, DOUGLAS RIPPETO, MITCHEL MITCHEL, BABETTE GLADSTEIN 32126 03/23/80 08/03/80 PART II: THE GIRL WHO HAD EVERYTHING - DORIAN LEIGH DORIAN LEIGH 32126 04/06/80 PART II: THE NATIONAL LAMPOON P.J. O'ROURKE, GERALD SUSSMAN, TOD CARROLL, JOHN HUGHES 32122 04/20/80 PART I: APOCALYPSE SOON: A CONVERSATION WITH WILLIAM SIMON WILLIAM SIMON, FORMER TREASURY SECRETARY 32127 04/20/80 PART II: BEWARE OF PICKPOCKETS CARL LEWIS, DETECTIVE ROBERT MAGONE 32127 04/27/80 01/31/82 PART I: THE SHAME OF OUR HOSPITALS - FIVE ANGRY NURSES CAROL, REBECCA, ELEANOR, RUTH AND HELEN 32129 04/27/80 01/31/82 PART II: DR. WILLIAM NOLEN WILLIAM A. NOLEN, M.D. 32129 05/11/80 PART II: SOUTHERN JOURNALISTS TALK ABOUT JIMMY CARTER AND OTHER GOOL OLE BOYS LARRY KING AUTHOR: OF OUTLAWS, CON MEN, WHORES, POLITICIANS AND OTHER ARTIST'S. MARSHALL FRADY, AUTHOR: SOUTHERNERS. ROT BLLUNT JR., AUTHOR: CRACKERS 32132 05/25/80 PART II: THE LAST OF THE COWBOYS - 5 TRUCKERS RUSSELL "CAPTAIN ZIG ZAG" PATE, GEORGE "WILDMAN" RALES, ED "SKY PILOT" WINTERSTEEN, MIKE "DOUBLE R" CRAKER, JAMES "BUCKY" BUCKOWSKI 32134 06/01/80 PART I: BEAT INFLATION WITH DIAMONDS, ART, STAMPS AND COINS NICOLA BULGARI, RICHARD L. FEIGEN, RAYMOND WEIL AND HARVEY STACK 32128 06/01/80 PART II: HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER - JENNINGS LANG JENNINGS LANG 32128 06/08/80 PART I: INFLATION IS KILLING US! 5 ANGRY VICTIMS NITA DENNIS, JOE CURLEY, JOSPEH MULHOLLAND, ANNE AND GEORGE ANDREWS 32133 06/08/80 PART II: MIND OVER BODY - A DEMONSTRATION OF THE MARTIAL ARTS LINDA LUTES AND NELSON HOWE 32133 06/15/80 PART I: UPDATE ON MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS - DR. ISADORE ROSENFELD ISADORE ROSENFELD M.D. 32140 06/15/80 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH CORINNA MARSH CORINNA MARSH 32140 06/22/80 WHY ARE THE BULLS RUNNING ON WALL STREET JOSEPH GRANVILLE, BURTON MALKIEL, DAVID DREMAN, RAYMOND DEVOE, JOHN NEFF 32142 06/29/80 PART II: THE TWO PAYCHECK MARRIAGE JUDY HUNT, CHARLES MITCHELL, MEG WHITCOMB, JEANNE CANTEEN, PRATT 32141 10/12/80 A DESPERATE TIME - WILLIAM SIMON ON THE STATE OF THE UNION FORMER TREASURE SECRETARY, WILLIAM E. SIMON 33605 10/19/80 A CONVERSATION WITH HAL GULLIVER HAROLD GULLIVER, EDITOR, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION 33606 11/02/80 - 07/05/81 PART I: BIG, BEAUTIFUL WOMEN - NO SIN TO BE A SIZE 18 MADALINE SPARKS, ILVIRA TORTORA, BARBARA BETZA, STELL REICHMAN, LILLIAM NILSON 33602 11/02/80 - 07/05/81 PART II: IS THIN STILL IN? SUZIE BERTIN, JILL DIRKS, JOHNA JOHNSON, BARBARA PEARLMAN 33602 11/09/80 - 10/04/81 PART I: MEET AND MARRY THROUGH THE PERSONAL ADS JUDI MCMAHON, BILL JAMES, STEPHEN T. HEYMANN, STEPHANIE KAPILIAN, BOB EVANS 32139 11/09/80 - 10/04/81 PART II: NO KIDS FOR US PLEASE SNNE SEIFERT, WALTER CALLAHAN, BARBARA COFFEY, DOROTHY WILSON, IVAN MENDELSON 32139 11/16/80 - 07/12/81 PART I: LIFE AFTER DARK - NIGHT PEOPLE TELL ALL RICHARD WEXLER, CINDY CAPALDO, BLEECKER BOB PLOTNIK, ABLE ABEL, SAVARIO COSTANZA 33601 11/23/80 - 09/20/81 PART I: WOMEN RATE MEN: LOVERS AND LOSERS NAN ROBERTSON, SUSANNA HOFFMAN, CAROL BOTWIN 32136 11/30/80 PART I: THE JEANING OF AMERICA: MODELS, MOGULS AND MAKERS JOSEPH NAKASH (JORDACHE), PAUL GUEZ (SASSOON), WARREN HIRSH (GLORIA VANDERBILT) 33603 11/30/80 PART II: NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY - MEN'S COSMETICS TONY CARVETTE (GEORGETTE KLINGER), TOM DAY (CLINIQUE), JAN STUART (JAN STUART), CHIP TOLBERT (MENS FASHION ASSOCIATION), PAUL WILMOT (HALSTON) 33603 12/07/80 - 08/02/81 PART II: A CONVERSATION WITH MICHAEL THOMAS MICHAEL THOMAS, AUTHOR GREEN MONDAY 33609 12/14/80 - 07/18/81 PART I: ARE LAWYERS RUINING OUR LIVES? PHILIP M. STERN, GEOFFREY C. HAZARD, FRANK R. ROSINY, ALAN B. MORISON, JUDGE WILLIAM B. LAWLESS 33607 12/14/80 PART II: NORMAN DACEY, ROSEMARY FURMAN 33607 12/21/80 - 08/30/81 PART I: FEELING GOOD ALL UNDER - THE ELEGANT NEW LINGERIE REBECCA ASPAN, BELL TICE, ORA FEDER, DAVID STIFFLER, SAMI 33613 12/21/80 - 08/30/81 PART II: BEST FRIENDS AND BEST SELLERS CONSUELO BAEHR, SUSAN ISAACS, HILMA WOLITZER 33613 12/28/80 THE REMARKABLE JONATHAN SCHWARTZ - A SPECAL PERFORMANCE JONATHAN SCHWATRZ 33612 01/11/81 - 09/13/81 PART I: THE INCREDIBLE WORLD OF MOTHER TERESA JOYCE DAVIDSON SUSSKIND 33608 01/11/81 - 09/13/81 PART II: HOW TO SUCCEED? GO TO BUSINESS SCHOOL SUSAN THOMAS, JED DALY, ROBERT FRIEDMAN, JAY ESSEY. ELIZABETH CLOSTERMAN 33608 01/18/81 - 04/15/84 PART I: WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE JOHN SIMON, RICHARD MITCHELL, EDWIN NEWMAN 33611 01/18/81 PART II: WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED - WASHINGTON LOWDOWN DONALD LAMBRO, CHARLES PETERS, MICHAEL J. MALBIN, FRANK SILBEY 33611 01/25/81 PART II: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR EATING HABITS RICHARD S. RIVLIN M.D., RICHARD PASSWATER, DR. ROBERT PALMER, JOSEPH RECHTSCHAFFEN M.D. 33616 02/08/81 - 08/23/81 PART I: TAKE THOSE INCHES OFF! SHAPE UP WITH EXCERCISE MARJORIE CRAIG, LYDIA BACH, CHARLES GAINES, MARUSCHKA 33614 02/08/81 - 08/23 81 PART II: THE ESTABLISHMENT LEONARD AND MARK SILK, STEPHEN BIRMINGHAM 33614 02/15/81 CELEBRITY WATCHING WITH LIZ SMITH, TAKI, JAMES BRADY AND JODY JACOBS 33620 02/22/81 HOW TO SURVIVE AND PROSPER IN THE 80'S HOWARD RUFF, DOUGLAS CASEY, JEROME SMITH, THOMAS HOLT 33621 03/01/81 - 08/09/81 PART 1: PRETTY BABIES - THE NEW TEEN AGE MODELS BETTINA, LORI LOUGHLIN, CATHLEEN ESS, FELICE SCHACHTER, LENA REID 33619 03/01/81 - 08/09/81 PART II: ARE YOUR CHILDREN BECOMING ADULTS TOO SOON? DR. AARON HASS, PATRICIA O'BRIEN, ARTHUR KORNHABER M.D., ADELE HOFFMAN, M.D. 33619 03/08/81 BIGOTRY RIDES AGAIN WILLIAM SLOANE COFFIN, ARNOLD FORSTER, WILLIAM A. FUSHER, CONGRESSMAN JOHN CONYERS, DR. M. MORAN WESTON 33622 03/15/81 THE BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL - THE AMERICAN AUTO INDUSTRY WENDELL H. MILLER, STEPHEN L. SCHLOSSBERG, TOM HANNA, JERRY FLINT, DAVID HEALY 33623 03/22/82 - 07/26/81 PART I: POURING OUT YOUR TROUBLES - BARTENDERS TELL ALL PADDY QUINN, CHARLIE SCHOENEMAN, RAY FOLEY, JOHN "SHIRTS" HUGHES, KITTY FITZKE 33615 03/22/81 - 07/26/81 PART II: TWINS WHO MARRIED TWINS BARBI GOLDENBERG, D.D.S., BRUCE GOLDENBERG, D.D.S., CHERYL GOLDENBERG, D.D.S., BARRY GOLDENBERG, D.D.S., 33615 03/29/81 - 09/27/81 THE MORAL MAJORITY ON THE WAR PATH DR. TIM LA HAYE, DR. DAN C. FORE, SENATOR FRANK CHURCH. DR. DANIEL C. MAQUIRE 33624 04/05/81 - 08/16/81 PART I: WOMEN AND SUCCESS - MAKING IT TO THE TOP JUDY MELLO, ANNE P. HYDE, SUSAN HOROWITZ, PAULA D. HUGHES, JO FOXWORTH 33625 04/05/81 - 08/16/81 - 05/06 84 PART II: THE TRUTH ABOUT SENILITY ROBERT N. BUTLER, M.D., DENNETH L. DAVIS, M.D., DR. PETER DAVIES, DR. ROSE ROBROF 33625 04/12/81 PART I: BANKS ON THE BRINK MURIEL SIEBERT, LEE GUNDERSON, H. ERICH HEINEMANN, WILLIAM E. DONOGHUE, DR. SAUL B. KLAYMAN 33626 04/12/81 - 05/20/84 PART II: DOCTORS WIVES CARLA FINE, LINDA SHIPLEY, LINDA SEDA, LORI TAYLOR 33626 04/26/81 THE AMERICAN MILITARY MACHINE: ARE WE READY FOR BATTLE? CONGRESSMAN JIM COURTER, BARRY R. POSEN, BRIGADIER GENERAL ALBION KNIGHT JR., EDWARD LUTTWALK, GENERAL VOLNEY F. WARNER 33628 05/10/81 FROM HOLLYWOOD TO BROADWAY - PART II: MCCANN AND NUGENT NELLE NUGENT AND ELIZABETH MCCANN 33631 05/18/81 PART I: HOMELESS AND HELPLESS - PEOPLE WHO LIVE ON THE STREETS ANN MARIE ROUSSEAU, WILLIAM KUEHNE, ANTON GALENOS, SELMA (MARIE) PRICE, SYD ROLFS, VERONICA (VIRGINIA) WILLIAMS, GENE PALMER 33632 05/17/81 PART II: SPORTS AMERICAN STYLE: BIG, BRUISING BUSINESS DICK SHAAP, PETER BONVENTRE, MIKE LUPICA, DAN JENKINS 33632 05/24/81 PART I: SURVIVALISTS: PREPARING FOR DOOMSDAY KURT SAXON, JOSEPH RUSTICK M.D., ROBERT FIRTH, GENE AND PEARL TARMAN 33633 05/24/81 PART II: DELAYED MOTHERHOOD - HAVING CHILDREN AT AGE 35 JULIE HOUSTON, LYNN POVICH, JACQULINE PESUT, LUISA LA VIOLA, DR. PEGGY EWING 33633 06/07/81 PART II: A VANISHING BREED - THE PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER VIVIAN HARRIS, MARY LINDSAY, JEAN DELAFIELD, ISABELLE STEVENSON, GLORIA W. MILLIKEN 33635 06/14/81 PART II: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE TONY AWARDS ALEXANDER H. COHEN, HILDY PARKS 33636 06/21/81 PART I: REPORT FROM THREE DOCTORS - THE LATEST IN MEDICINE ISADORE ROSENFELD, M.D., DR. JOHN H. LARAGH, DR. JOSEPH WILDER 33630 06/21/81 PART II: HOW TO SUE WITHOUT A LAWYER JOHN STRIKER, ANDREW SHAPIRO 33630 06/28/81 PART I: SHOW BUSINESS COUPLES RENEE TAYLOR, JOSEPH BOLOGNA, MERGE REDMOND, JACK WESTON 33634 06/28/81 PART II: WHO REMEMBERS CARTER - JOSEPH CALIFANO DOES, THAT'S WHO 33634 10/11/81 - 08/08/82 STARTING OVER AFTER DIVORCE: MIDDLE AGED SINGLES RICHARD SCHICKEL, ANNE PARK, MARTHA HUGHES, STEVEN BRALOVE, RITA MCDOWELL 33637 10/18/81 - 08/01/82 PART I: THE REAL CHORUS LINE: BROADWAY DANCERS DONNA DRAKE, BOB HEATH, MARYBETH KURDOCK, DAVID EVANS, RON SCHWINN, JOAN BELL, DEAN BADOLATE, MARY ANN NILES 33638 10/18/81 - 08/01/82 PART II: FACES IN THE CROWD - MOVIE EXTRAS ROZ BRAVERMAN, ANDREW MURPHY, BARRY WISEMAN, SHANNON SORIN, VELA CERES 33638 10/25/81 PART I: MAKING MARRIAGE WORK: MARRIAGE COUNSELORS LAURA SINGER, DR. ROBERT RYDER, DR. MEL KRANTZLER, DR. FREDERICK HUMPHREY 35451 10/25/81 PART II: DIVORCE MEDIATORS DR. JOHN M. HAYNES, LAWRENCE GAUGHAN, SAMUEL MARGUILES, VIRGINIA STAFFORD 35451 11/01/81 WHAT PLASTIC SURGERY CAN DO FOR YOU DR. RALPH MILLARD, DR. CHRISTOPHER WEATHERLEY-WHITE, DR. BRUCE CONNELL, DR. MICHAEL HOGAN 35452 11/08/81 - 07/18/82 PART II: THE MYSTERY OF SLEEP DR. RICHARD BOOTZIN, DR. QUENTIN REGESTEIN, DR. ELLIOT WEITZMAN 35453 11/15/81 PART I: MOTHERS WITHOUT CUSTODY ELLEN KIMBALL, "JACKIE", BARBARA 35455 11/15/81 PART II: CAMPUS CONSERVATIVES KEENEY JONES, JOHN GOODWIN, BENNETT COOPER, TERRY QUIST 35455 11/22/81 PART I: A TALK WITH FATHER THEODORE HESBURGH 34556 11/29/81 - 07/04/82 PART I: THE SWINGERS PARADISE OF CLUB MED ROD FRANKEL, DOREEN WOODRUM, SUSAN FRAYTUS, RICKY DETRES, BOB LEIGHTON, CLAUDE KEBBE 35454 11/29/81 - 07/04/82 PART II: RETURN TO THE NEST STEPHANIE GANGI, TOM RIPP, FRANK SCHIRALLI, SCOTT MARTONE, ANGELA DIVERGILIO 35454 12/20/81 - 06/27/82 PART I: DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER! ELEGANT NEW SWIMWEAR LIZA BRUCE, ANNE COLE, STANLEY REGENBOGAN, FRANK FRIEND, MIRIAM RUZOW 35459 12/20/81 - 06/27/82 - 01/08/84 - 07/22/84 - 02/16/86 PART II: ALL ABOUT HANGOVERS DAVID OUTERBRIDGE, NELSON DEMILLE, PETER WALSH, HERBERT GOULD, M.D. 35459 01/03/82 PART I: AN INTERVIEW WITH GLADYCE BEGELMAN: CO-AUTHOR OF "NEW YORK ON $1000.00 A DAY" 35457 01/03/82 - 08/29/82 - 04/01/84 PART II: CAN YOU ERASE THOSE WRINKLES? THE TRUTH ABOUT SILICON AND COLLAGEN DR. LEWIS FEDER. DR. ROBERT AUERBACH, DR. JAMES LEYDEN 35457 01/20/82 - 07/25/82 PART I: TOUGHLOVE: PARENTS FIGHT BACK PHYLLIS AND DAVID YORK, LANE PEER, RICHARD SURVING, JEAN BAKER WUNDER 35459 01/10/82 - 07/25/82 PART II: ALL ABOUT CATS ANITRA FRAZIER, SIMON BOND, SAMANTHA SUSSKIND, JERRY BENISATTO, PATRICIA NELL WARREN, RICHARD GEBHARDT 35459 01/17/82 - 08/15/82 PART I: WEIGHT LOSS NORMA SKOPIN, STEVE SILVA, GERALDINE O'CONNOR, ANNE MCCARTHY, IRENE CURTIN 35459 01/17/82 - 08/15/82 - 03/25/84 - 09/16/84 - 02/09/86 - 07/06/86 PAT II: "LISA H." OPERATION LINTON WHITAKER, M.D., JAMES KATOWITZ, M.D., DEREK BRUCE, M.D., CH.B 35462 01/24/82 "NO MR. PRESIDENT, WE'RE NOT BETTER OFF" PART I: VICTIMS OF THE BUDGET CUTS MATILDE COLON, ZELDA WEINER, MARY GARBUTT, MURIEL ZGARDOWSKI, MARY GALE 35463 02/07/82 - 09/26/82 PART I: BACHELORS OF THE MONTH MICHAEL JEFFREY GRIFFITH, PETER KUHN, O. STEVEN FREDRICKSON, JIM ZERBE, JOEL DIAMOND 35465 02/07/82 - 09/26/82 PART II: CHIROPRACTORS VS. M.D.'S DR. STEPHEN BARRETT, LOUIS SPORTELLI, D.C., CHESTER WILK, D.C., REUBEN HOPPENSTEIN, M.D. 35465 02/21/82 WHO'S HOT, WHO'S NOT - WHO'S IN, WHO'S OUT - THE LATEST GOSSIP MADELLEINE SCHAAP, MAXINE MESSINGER, LIZ SMITH, JAMES BRADY, BOB COLACELLO 35467 02/28/82 PART I: ASTROLOGERS PREDICRT WHAT'S IN THE STARS FOR 1982 MARIA ELISA CRUMMERE, MARTIN SCHULMAN, DARRELL MARTINI, MAE WILSON-LUDLAM 35464 02/28/82 PART II: SABINA SHALOM 35464 03/07/82 THE WILD WORLD OF SPORTS DICK SCHAPP, DAN JENKINS, MIKE LUPICA, DAVE ANDERSON, MIKE DOWNEY 35469 03/07/82 TRAVELLING SALESMEN JIM O'CONNOR, JOEL KATZ, JIM PRENDERGAST, DICK ORNSTEIN 35469 03/14/82 - 07/11/82 CRIMINALS ARE GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER PHIL SEELIG, BILL CLARK, JUDGE EDWIN TORRES, SEYMOUR WISHMAN 35471 03/21/82 - 09/12/82 PART I: ARE WOMEN THEIR OWN WORST ENEMIES? MARY VANN HUNTER, MONIQUE VAN VOOREN, KATHRYN LIVINGSTON, DORIS LILLY 35471 03/21/82 - 09/12/82 PART II: NICE GIRLS DO DR. IRENE KASSORLA 35471 04/04/82 - 08/29/82 SUPERMOMS COLETTE ROSSANR, KATHRYN DARROW, MEG WHITCOMB, PENNY HAWKEY 35470 04/18/82 PUBLIC SERVICE OR PUBLIC RIP OFF? - UTILITIES EDWARD LARKIN, EDWARD HYNES, THOMAS FITZPATRICK, KAREN BURSTEIN, CAROL BARGER, ALFRED NARDELLI 35473 04/25/82 ON THE VERGE OF RUIN: AMERICA'S DESPERATE FARMERS NITA GIBSON, WAYNE CRYTS, JOHN STULP, PETER CURRA, VAREL BAILEY 35476 05/02/82 COUNTDOWN TO DOOMSDAY: THE NUCLEAR ARMS DEBATE ADMIRAL ELMO ZUMWALT, DR. DANIEL MACGUIRE, DR. SCOTT THOMPSON, JACK GEIGER, M.D., FRITZ ERMARTH, CONGRESSMAN THOMAS DOWNEY 35477 05/09/82 PART I: FAST AND FUNNY - COLLEGE DEBATERS DAVID BAILIN, HARRY WALTERS, LARRY EICHENFIELD, EDWARD O'TOOLE, DAVID KIDD, J.J. GERTLER, GRANT OLIPHANT, RICHARD SOMMER 35473 05/09/82 PART II: VIDEO GAME CRAZE EDWIN VELAQUEZ, CRAIG ROSS, JEFF LOMBARDI, OPHELLA VONBRANDON, JOHNNY ZADUBARA, NANDO RAMOS, MICHAEL BLANCHET 35473 05/23/82 - 10/03/82 "I'M ON WELFARE AND I HATE IT" - A WELFARE MOTHER SHARON HUNT 35478 05/30/82 PART I: NOT FOR MEN ONLY - BLUE COLLAR WOMEN TINA NANNARONE, LAURA SCHWARTZ, JANE KELLEY, SHARON HOLMES, JUDY HUGHES 35480 05/30/82 PART II: OUT OF CASH - TRY BARTER ANNIE PROULX, JERRY WEINER, GENE HOLYZMAN, CONNIE STAPLETON 35480 06/13/82 WHO CAN AFFORD COLLEGE ANYMORE? - PART I: ADMINISTRATORS JAMES POWELL, STEPHEN TRACHTENBERG, WILLIAM MAXWELL, HARVEY GROTRAIN 35482 06/13/82 WHO CAN AFFORD COLLEGE ANYMORE? - PART II: PARENTS JOSEPH ZULLO, JOHN KAUFMAN, FREDERIC KRAMER, GLORIA GATTI, ALEXANDRA GREELEY 35482 06/20/82 NO MORE LAND OF PLENTY NORMAN BERG, KREKEL KARCH, NEIL SAMPSON 35484 06/20/82 CAREER COUNSELORS JOHN CRYSTAL, STANLEY HYMAN, ROBERT SWAIN, IRENE ANSHER 35484 10/24/82 - 08/28/83 TOP TRIAL LAWYERS DEMONSTRATE THE ART OF JURY SELECTION PHILIP CORBOY, HAROLD PRICE FAHRINGER, AARON BRODER, BILL COLSON 35483 10/31/82 - 07/17/83 PART I: COCAINE: A 30 BILLION DOLLAR EPIDEMIC ROBERT MILLMAN, M.D., ANDY KOWL, TOM HENDERSON, "AMY" "A.J.", "LIZA" 35475 11/21/82 - 01/26/86 - 05/25/86 - 08/17/86 PART I: DOLLAR A DANCE - TAXI DANCERS ARIEL LUCAS, PAUL PRICKETT, PENNY PRUCHA, ELLEN STOKES, CAROL SUNDQUIST 37030 02/27/83 PART II: THE MYSTERY OF THE COMMON COLD STEVEN MOSTOW, M.D., R. GORDON DOUGLAS, M.D., SANFORD CHODOSH, M.D., HYLAN BICKERMAN, MN.D., JOHN ABELES, M.D. 37042 03/06/83 PART I: ANGRY CRIME VICTIMS DIANI MONTENEGRO, SHIRLEY BERNSTEIN, GUILIA PAGANO, ROBERT GRAYSON, DR. MICHAEL ROBINSON 37047 03/20/83 - 06/10/84 PART I: PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES JAMES IRVIN GLOVER, GRADY O'CUMMINGS III, LESTER BYERLEY, GERARD HIMMELMAN 37049 05/22/83 - 08/07/83 PART I: LONELINESS JANE ADAMS, JOAN GOULD, JOHN HOLLANDER, MURRAY KELLMAN, MAURA SWANSON 37058
United States House of Representatives 1000- 1100
HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. Suspensions (3 bills): 1) H. Res. 781 - Congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Porter / Education and the Workforce Committee); 2) H.Con.Res. 359 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (Sponsored by Rep. Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee); 3) H.R. 4700 - To provide for the conditional conveyance of any interest retained by the United States in St. Joseph Memorial Hall in St. Joseph, Michigan (Sponsored by Rep. Upton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) // H.R. 4975 - Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Dreier / Judiciary Committee) // H.R. 4954 - SAFE Port Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lungren / Homeland Security Committee) 10:01:00.5 the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 3, 2006, i hereby appoint the honorable 10:01:20.9 jo bonner to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, j. dennis hastert, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered today by the guest chaplain, the reverend frank m. deary junior, senior pastor of the first 10:01:36.6 baptist church of labelle, florida. the chaplain: may we pray. dear heavenly father, this morning i ask your blessing upon the men and women who are gathered to conduct business as representatives for the people of this great nation. god, each of these leaders has a need on his or her heart and i pray that you will be 10:01:52.6 recognized as a god who will meet every need as you are called on to provide strength, wisdom, and the discernment to make difficult decisions that will affect so many people of the united states. father, i pray for these leaders who have been given the 10:02:08.1 awesome responsibility to lead that you will guide them to lead in a way that pleases you and strengthens your plan for this country. you have blessed the united states incredibly, and we give you praise for these blessings. father, guide us to remember 10:02:22.7 the words of the sammist, to know that the lord is -- of the psalmist, to know that the lord is god. he made us, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. in jesus' name i pray, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:02:40.2 chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. our pledge today will be led by the gentleman from florida, mr. meek. mr. meek: i pledge allegiance 10:02:57.2 to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: 10:03:14.5 without objection, the gentleman from florida, mr. foley, is recognized for one minute. mr. foley: mr. speaker, i rise today to welcome our guest chaplain, reverend frank michael deerey junior, who is currently serving as senior pastor at the first baptist 10:03:29.7 church of labelle, florida. i first met him during our visit with governor jeb bush after hurricane wilma hit south florida and we witnessed first baptist church of labelle's humanitarian operation for the hurricane victims who were in need of a hot shower, meals, clothing and other resources. 10:03:47.2 labelle is a small city with a big heart, and that was truly visible under pastor deerey's leadership as his church rallied along with the community to help those who were adversely affected by the wrath of hurricane wilma. pastor deerey was born in new 10:04:04.6 orleans, louisiana and lived there until 1995 when he came to florida to serve in labelle. he received a bachelor of arts in 1979 from southeastern louisiana university in hammond, louisiana. 1982, he received a masters of divinity from new orleans 10:04:20.2 baptist theological seminary. pastor deerey was licensed and ordained as a minister and served as youth pastor, associate pastor and pastored four louisiana churches. since moving to florida he's been actively in the local 10:04:35.1 community as president of the local unit of the salvation eerm and is currently -- army and is currently serving the office. his wife kathy joins us today and has taught in public schools for 27 years and currently is a school guidance 10:04:53.1 counselor. his son is a graduate of emory riddle aaron naughtic university in daytona, florida, his daughter is currently rolled in edison college in fort myers, florida. it's a great pleasure in welcoming pastor frank to the house chambers to open our 10:05:07.4 legislative day with prayer and thank him for all of his services not only to labelle but all of florida. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the tchare will now entertainment -- chair will now entertain one-minute remarks. 10:05:22.3 the chair recognizes the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. kelly: mr. speaker, we must always keep the promises we've made to our veterans who have dedicated themselves to faithfully serving our country. however, under current law veterans are being prohibited from using medicare coverage at local v.a. hospitals. 10:05:38.5 they can only use medicare at a non-v.a. hospital and they lose out on the personalized care that they prefer to receive at a v.a. hospital. this forces veterans to choose between cost and comfort. that's not the way our veterans should be treated. i've introduced the veterans 10:05:54.9 medicare assistance act to correct this problem. our laws should be working for veterans, not against them. i urge my colleagues to join me 10:06:03.0 in this effort to enable our veterans to use their medicare benefits to help them pay their bills at a v.a. hospital. most veterans pay into the medicare for most of their lives. this law should not prohibit them from using those medicare benefits at a v.a. hospital 10:06:17.7 later on in life. co-sponsor h.r. 4992, and show our veterans that we are putting their needs first. we need to work together in congress to enhance health care options for our veterans, not take them away. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:06:35.1 chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois for one minute. mr. emanuel: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. emanuel: mr. speaker, later this morning the president will unveil his plan for responding to a flu pandemic. the homeland security department will be taking a key 10:06:52.1 role in the response. that's right, the pandemic flu response will be brought to you by the same people who gave us one heck of a job in responding to hurricane katrina. the other great initiatives were duct tape as a national response to chemical weapons and dubai ports fiasco. 10:07:08.3 according to reports, the president's plan predicts chaos, quote-unquote, a scenario of nearly two million american deaths. given the department of homeland security's track record, are these the folks you really want to put in charge of managing our responsible crisis 10:07:23.2 of this magnitude? the homeland security had a plan for new orleans, they just ignored it. and the parts that they did follow were so bungled and mismanaged we're still dealing with the aftermath. mr. speaker, no well funded plan can go forward without a good general. at a time in which we need grant, we've got mcclellan. 10:07:41.1 forget the compassionate conservative this president promised. at this point, i'd settle for a competent conservative. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, part of the reason gasoline prices have jumped to record highs is because there have been no new refineries or major refinery 10:07:58.1 expansion in america. the united states refineries are at 97% capacity by turning that black gold, crude oil, into gasoline at a rapid rate. but there is a tremendous demand for more refinery capacity. oil dutch she will has announced the plant in port 10:08:15.8 arthur, texas will expand to become the biggest refinery in the united states. construction will begin next year. currently exxonmobil in texas is the biggest refinery in america. by the way, mr. speaker, both of these refineries are in the entering belt of the texas gulf 10:08:29.8 coast. to get back on the path of energy self reliance united states needs more american refineries and more offshore drilling. the country has not built a refinery in over 25 years because of burdensome bureaucratic regulations and 10:08:46.0 environmental energy obstructionists. we need to increase offshore drilling to increase supply. so the gasoline supply at the pump can come down to an acceptable american consumer level. the people of texas welcome the new endeavor there. 10:09:01.1 that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from oregon for one minute. mr. blumenauer: well, we've just heard an example of the republican line of why there's 10:09:18.2 an energy problem. we haven't built new refineries because of burdensome environmental regulations. hogwash. we have had the industry actually close refinery capacity. 10:09:32.1 there's no evidence that there's an inability, but sadly, we're continuing the spectacle of the republican control in congress to waste opportunities and try and change the subject. whether it's wasting subsidies on oil companies that don't need it, starving renewables, or conservation. 10:09:48.8 the latest debacle is scheduled here on the floor in a few hours where they're going to force communities to accept refineries on closed military bases with no markups, no hearings, no meaningful records. there will come a time when congress will act like a congress. 10:10:04.7 we'll legislate on energy, on conservation, on innovation, and prepare for the future, but sadly, not with this republican leadership. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. 10:10:19.9 mr. keller: well, thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, vicente fox, the president of mexico, is at it again. yesterday, he said he would sign into law an irresponsible law legalizing the possession of drugs. as a result, millions of american young people who 10:10:35.6 travel to mexico for summer vacation will now legally be able to use cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana. how much is ok? two ecstasy pills, four joints, four lines of cocaine, and 25 milligrams of heroin are now 10:10:51.6 all allowed, according to vicente fox. who's advising this guy? courtney love? what a year president fox is having. earlier this year, his mexican 10:11:02.3 government provided maps to illegals to help them cross our borders. then his mexican military soldiers got caught providing an armed escort to mexican drug smugglers into texas. and now he wants congress to reward millions of illegal aliens with amnesty and 10:11:17.4 permanent citizenship so they can earn money here and send it back to mexico. vicente fox says he's our friend. with friends like these, who needs enemies? mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:11:32.3 chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan for one minute. mr. stupak: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stupak: mr. speaker, it seems almost everyone these days is rightfully outraged at the massive profits of oil and gas executives and companies. while they are raking in record profits, gas prices hit 10:11:50.8 historic highs. that's everyone except house republicans. it isn't enough that republicans supported provisions in the energy bill last year that provided oil companies with $20 billion in special interest gifts while neglecting to include any real initiatives that would lower 10:12:07.5 gas prices. house republicans then repeatedly refused to support democratic efforts to give the federal trade commission the authority to investigate all price gouging at all points of the supply chain. then last week, house republicans had the opportunity to roll back $5 billion in 10:12:24.4 additional tax breaks for oil companies over the next five years, but voted overwhelmingly to reject this democratic proposal. are house republicans that far out of touch? don't they realize companies with profits of $113 billion last year do not need tax 10:12:41.2 breaks? mr. speaker, the cozy relationship between house republicans have with oil and gas executives is hurting everyday americans who are struggling to pay record prices at the pump. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for 10:12:55.8 one minute. mr. shimkus: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. shimkus: thank you, mr. speaker. our problem we have is our reliance on imported crude oil. the way we try to address this solution is through renewable fuels, conservation, additional 10:13:12.9 exploration, and new technologies. i want to talk about one of those new technologies today, which is coal to liquid applications, which is called b.t. uconn version. imagine this, a coal mine in the midwest which on top of it sits a refinery, a liquid fuel 10:13:30.0 refinery. sound far-fetched? no, this technology has been around for 50 years. the germans used it in world war ii. the refinery bill that we have on the floor of the house toads will provide the same incentives to expansion of petroleum refineries to 10:13:43.5 coal-to-liquid applications. mr. speaker, the u.s. has 27% of the world coal supply, the largest of any country, but less than 2% of world's oil and less than 3% of natural gas. for a response to the energy challenge, the u.s. must make 10:13:59.9 greater use of its unrivaled coal reserves. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from rhode island for one minute. mr. langevin: mr. speaker, as of this morning, rhode 10:14:28.2 islanders are paying an average of $2.94 per gallon for regular gasoline. that's nearly 40 cents more than they were paying a month ago and 70 cents more than they were paying a year ago. well, last year, congress passed an energy bill which i opposed because it gave away 10:14:45.4 billions of tax dollars to oil and gas companies instead of investing in new technologies, alternative fuels, and energy efficiency. as it turns out, oil and gas prices have gone up since we passed the republican energy bill, and you know what else has gone up? 10:14:59.7 the profits of oil and gas companies. well, now the republican majority is proposing even more giveaways to the oil and gas industry by handing over federal lands to open refineries and by opening up the arctic national wildlife refuge. 10:15:15.5 well, mr. speaker, enough is enough. we cannot simply drill our way out of this crisis. growing demand from china and india and other countries is going to keep the cost of oil high for years to come and subsidies to the oil and gas industry will not change that. we need new leadership that will 10:15:32.4 promote an energy policy that encourages new technologies, energy efficiency, and creates american jobs. this morning on the "today" show the chairman of exxonmobil said that he wasn't going -- they were in the business of making money. 10:15:47.1 we are in the business of protecting the american people. it's about time this congress does its job. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from north carolina for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. in country line dancing there is 10:16:01.9 a dance called two-step. when it comes to energy policy the democrats have come up with their own dance, the four step. here's how it goes. first democrats don't acknowledge the supply component in the supply and demand principle of economics. 10:16:15.0 when confronted with solutions to the supply problem, democrats always vote no and drive up prices. step two for democrats is to scream about the evil of s.u.v.'s even though they may be driven around in one. step three for democrats is to call for investigations, point fingers, call for investment in 10:16:32.5 r&d that already exists and say if it weren't for those darn republicans we could get off oil tomorrow. step four is repeating steps one, two, and three until voters and the medium start paying attention. 10:16:45.7 mr. speaker if this sounds familiar, it should. since president clinton vetoed anwr in 1995, democrats have performed this dance when it comes to increasing or energy supply. but with gas reaching $3 a gallon, democrats need to retire it and learn a new dance. but they should try to learn one that will actually increase our oil supply. 10:17:03.5 i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, when president bush took office five years ago, the average price at 10:17:20.9 the gas pump was $1.45. today it has more than doubled over the past five years. and republicans over the past five years have controlled the house, the senate, and the white house. 10:17:36.7 washington republicans have done nothing to pass a sound energy policy that would wean us from foreign oil, create conservation programs, and provide incentives to develop alternative fuels. programs that would help us 10:17:52.7 provide consumers some relief. it took republicans four years before they finally passed an energy bill. but that bill continued massive subsidies to the oil industry like the rip-off royalty in kind 10:18:08.8 program. the president's own energy department admitted at the time that the energy bill would do absolutely nothing to lower gas prices. five years of republican power and five years of no positive 10:18:25.2 results for the consumer. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. thank you, mr. speaker. everyone is talking about the 10:18:42.0 issues of the day. immigration and energy prices. and too many in this body are overcomplicating the issue. it's really not that hard. on immigration build a wall if necessary. 10:18:56.2 secure the border. it is whature constituents -- what our constituents in tennessee want. it's what the republican majority want. it is what the american people want and need. on energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy. 10:19:13.2 we should pass the energy legislation that is going to come before this body this week. we should define price gouging. encourage construction of refineries. currently we are not doing that. liberals in congress have spent 10:19:30.1 the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. the policies that they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch that we are seeing today. we have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. mr. speaker, the liberals need 10:19:48.4 to start serving american families and stop serving special interests. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from arkansas for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to 10:20:03.7 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. barry: -- mr. berry: first of all i would ask everyone remember our men and women in uniform and keep them in your hearts and minds and certainly in their prayers, 10:20:20.5 especially those on the battlefield today. today the republican congress is going to attempt to extend the culture of corruption and chaos. they are going to offer a so-called lobby reform bill. 10:20:38.6 it makes me think of that wonderful american merle haggard that wrote a song called "rainbow stew" and it goes something like this. when a president goes through the white house door and does what he says he'll do, we'll all 10:20:54.0 be drinking that free bubbleup, and eating that rainbow stew. 10:21:00.2 this bill is clearly rainbow stew. it is a phony lobby reform bill. america deserves better. america deserves integrity. america deserves honor. 10:21:14.5 and they certainly don't deserve another dose of rainbow stew and free bubble up. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from south carolina for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one minute. 10:21:29.4 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wilson: america's economy continues to surge ahead, delivering tremendous benefits to families throughout our country. over the past three years, over 5.1 million americans have found new jobs. i'm glad that my visitors from grace christian school will 10:21:46.0 enjoy expanded job opportunities inspired by jeannie slayer and tim stevens. while house democrats ignore this continued job creation, it's obvious that the 2003 tax cuts were the true source behind the tremendous economic growth in our country. 10:22:02.3 last week we witnessed another example of economic excellence in america. last friday the department of commerce reported that the economy grew by 4.8% over the last -- past three months. which is the fastest rate in three years. as republicans finalize our 10:22:17.7 plans to extend the 2003 tax cuts, i would like to urge house democrats to abandon their tax and spend plans. instead of playing the politics of obstructionism, they should join republicans in implementing meaningful tax reform n 10:22:34.4 conclusion, god bless our troops. we will never forget september 11. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. solis: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. solis: today i rise in support of the goals of cover 10:22:49.2 the unindshured week. nearly 46 million americans, including more than eight million children, are living without health insurance. more than 1/3 are latinos, 20% are african-americans, about 19% are asian pacific islanders who lack any form of health care 10:23:05.8 insurance. in california one out of five uninsured is a child under the age of 18. many current health proposals offered by republicans will do more harm than help people living in districts like mine. association health plans which ignore our state regulations are 10:23:20.9 not working for families. health savings accounts will do nothing to improve the well-being of our families in districts like mine. instead congress should be taking action to ensure that no child has to skip needed health care examinations. we should ensure that working 10:23:36.6 families never have to choose between going to see a doctor and putting food on the table. we must work to eliminate racial and ethic health care disparities. together minorities comprise about 46% of the uninsured population. all these groups represent only 10:23:52.4 24% of the u.s. population. however insurance coverage is an important predictor of whether individuals obtain health promoting and life extending services. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. 10:24:06.1 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. stearns: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, today is asthma awareness day 2006. on asthma awareness day may 7, 2003, there were only 20 asthma friendly states in the united 10:24:23.2 states. even more limiting, of those 20 only nine extended protection even further to anna if a plaquesis medication. today historically 47 states protect for asthma. 10:24:38.4 38 for asthma plus anna if a laxcies -- anaphalaxis. this is a positive turn around in just a few years for our children. 10:24:53.3 i'm pleased with the momentous progress we have made on our nation's capital and statehouses. i encourage all of us who work here, visit the capitol today to stop by the cannon caucus room from 11:30 to 4:00 and learn more about asthma. get screened, take the test. 10:25:09.9 and let's enjoy another successful asthma awareness day. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. meek: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meek: mr. speaker, i come to the floor today to announce that 10:25:27.5 last friday a bipartisan coalition, 15 state senators and six -- 15 democratic state senators and six republican state senators came together to protect the people of the state of florida as it relates to 10:25:44.0 smaller class sizes. the people of the state of florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in the state of florida to make sure that the state pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts. floridians said three things, 10:25:58.1 public education is a high priority, that classrooms that are packed with students are unacceptable, and that floridians want tax dollars to be spent, provide a quality education to all florida's children but some state officials try to undercut that decision by -- that was made by 10:26:14.5 the voters and for florida's children. today i want to enter the names today, mr. speaker, of those senators and those state representatives that put forth their vote to make sure that we protect those that are in public education now in the state of florida and those that are yet 10:26:29.7 unborn. they should be commended and placed into the congressional record for future generations. thank you so very much. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from michigan for one minute. mrs. miller: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the situation at 10:26:44.3 our porous border is absolutely in a state of emergency. we are all hearing this message from our constituents in a variety of ways, and this morning i wanted to share a very clear message that i received in my office the other day from one of my constituents. a constituent of mine sent me this brick in the mail. 10:26:59.9 on this brick it says, since the u.s. government seems to be struggling with the illegal immigration problem, i thought i would send you the means to begin solving the problem. this brick is sent to support stronger border security. mr. speaker, the american people are demanding action. 10:27:16.8 and last december this house passed a very good border security bill that would, in fact, put this brick to very good use in building a security fence on our southern border. the debate in the other body is now turning toward amnesty for those who come here illegally. that is the wrong direction for 10:27:32.8 america. we cannot offer amnesty or expanded opportunities for guest workers until we deal with the problem at hand. and i urge the u.s. senate to listen to the people, to look at the bill that was passed by this house in december, and as this brick says, support stronger border security. 10:27:48.8 i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. sanchez: thank you, mr. speaker. we are now just about three weeks away from the memorial day 10:28:06.7 holiday. and a gallon of gas in my district costs $3.38. look at this photo from home. $3.38 for unleaded. the cheap stuff. 10:28:20.2 it is now cheaper to buy a fast food lunch than it is for people in riverside to drive to anaheim. before the memorial day holiday, let us give america a fuel tax holiday, 60 days with no gas 10:28:35.0 tax. i'll be the first to admit this is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. but the american people should not need to suffer the pain at the pump simply because this republican-led congress has 10:28:50.9 forsaken its obligation to address our country's energy crisis. last week exxonmobil announced it had a made $8.4 billion in a quarter. the first quarter of this year. now, why should the federal 10:29:08.5 government give handouts to a company that made $8 billion in three months? i urge my colleagues to support this revenue neutral bill. it gives money back to the taxpayers. it stops the needless oil company give aways, and it gives 10:29:25.1 consumers relief when they need it the most. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from texas. mr. carter: permission to address the house for one 10:29:37.9 minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. carter: this morning and every morning in my memory members of my district, americans all across this country, and my colleagues in the democratic party went out and got in their cars, started them up, and drove to work or drove to school. 10:29:53.8 they wouldn't have done that if they hadn't been gasoline or diesel in those automobiles. and yet the democrats have been opposing refining capacity, opposing pipelines, opposing drilling in anwr, opposing going to the reserves that we know are 10:30:10.8 available if we'll just drill the wells and produce the petrochemicals that are necessary to keep this country running. the reason we've got the problem today is obstructionism to solve the problem, which is let's put gas and diesel in our 10:30:25.5 tanks so we can keep america going to work. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from ohio for one minute. mr. kucinich: permission to address the house and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: 10:30:39.8 without objection. mr. kucinich: now, everyone knows the oil companies are posting record profits. oil companies are blaming everyone but themselves for large gas increases. the consumer is being gouged and oil companies continue to avoid their responsibility. the most recent data for the nation shows the average price 10:30:56.6 of gas is close to $3 a gallon. gas prices increasing, wages across the nation dropping, gas prices hurt even more because folks have less money to pay for it. you know what's going on, people are actually going into their change jars to go to the 10:31:12.7 gas station to be able to pay for the increased cost of gas. some people are hawking their jewelry to be able to pay for the increased price of gas. price gouging is occurring. as the oil companies are reaping profits close to $3 billion since 2001, time for 10:31:28.9 windfall profits tax, time for a bill, the gas price spike act, over 50 members of congress want a windfall profits tax. that's what the oil companies understand. when we get that up to 100 co-sponsors, then the oil companies are going to start 10:31:43.0 backing off, because right now their foot's on the accelerator. they're looking at $3 a gallon, $4 a gallon, $5 a gallon. we have to stand up for the american people, and that's what we're here to do. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. 10:31:57.4 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from louisiana for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the nation's energy prices continue to rise. families and businesses are feeling the pinch. we're paying the price for decades of extra taxes, poor energy policy, curtailed 10:32:15.0 exploration, and a lack of new refineries. the nation needs to take a new approach to our energy problems. we need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers. to do that, we should increase domestic energy production. my bill, h.r. 4761, gives 10:32:31.8 states control of the waters off their shores and encourages increased energy exploration by giving them a share of the revenues generated. we should increase our development of alternative fuels taking advantage of renewable fuels like corn and 10:32:46.2 sugar to produce biodiesel. finally we should help developing nations to help curb their increasing consumption of oil and natural gas which is driving oil prices higher. india in particular is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic use and we should work 10:33:02.6 with them. this is a good deal for both companies, india develops its own self-sustaining power sources, we get a reduction in the demand for world energy lowering prices in the process. clearly the energy problems are too big to use yesterday's thinking. 10:33:18.6 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from tennessee for one minute. mr. cooper: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cooper: mr. speaker, we've heard a lot of problems mentioned on the house floor today. we should be aware that this house is doing a very poor job of addressing any of these 10:33:35.9 problems. why? because this is one of the laziest congresses in all of american history. we are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any congress since at least 1948, 10:33:52.1 and that's even before i was born. so far, we're in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we've only had 26 voting days in this body. that's a shame. this congress is simply not doing its job under republican 10:34:08.0 leadership. they are the ones that set the schedule. you know, harry truman called that congress of 1948 the do-nothing congress of 1948. how do you do less than nothing? 10:34:22.9 sadly, the american people are about to find out thanks to our friends on the other side of the aisle. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from north carolina for one minute. mr. hayes: i ask unanimous 10:34:41.4 consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hayes: mr. speaker, i want to recognize american idol cafta kelley pickler for using her god given talent to sing. she is returning home but she consistently received some of 10:34:56.4 the highest rote totals than any of the other contestants and it's easy to understand why. kelley's charm and talent clearly identified her success each week as americans tuned into the most popular show on television. kelley will be returning home to stanley county and north 10:35:12.7 carolina, a true idol to many for her performances. her extraordinary singing voice and the grace she personified in front of millions as she represented her community, family, and friends, kelley, we wish you the best, i know that great opportunities lie ahead for you. 10:35:27.5 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:35:45.1 >> in less than 12 days seniors face a critical deadline. by may 15, they must sign up for a medicare drug pan. after this date, they'll pay a permanent penalty of 1% for 10:35:57.1 every month that they wait to join, a penalty they will pay on top of their premium for the rest of their lives. i have held more than three dozen seminars across my district to help seniors navigate through the overly 10:36:13.0 complex program and they keep calling asking for more help. they're understandably confused by the more than 60 different choices that they have. the least we can do is give seniors more time to understand their options so that they can 10:36:27.7 make their best choice. to do this, congress must pass the medicare informed choice act, which would delay the late enrollment penalty, prevent beneficiaries from losing their employer-based coverage, and allow seniors to switch plans 10:36:42.7 if they make a mistake. more than 70% of seniors are asking for more time. it's long overdue for congress to listen and make sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them. i yield back the balance of my 10:36:57.1 time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from minnesota for one minute. mr. kennedy: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today as a member of congress and a parent to thank the many law enforcement officers whose hard 10:37:13.3 work resulted in yesterday's capture of escaped child sexual predator michael benson. i would also commend john walsh and the viewers of "america's most wanted," who helped make benson the 888th criminal apprehended after being 10:37:30.1 featured on the show. however, i stand here today deeply frustrated that obstructionists in the other body are using procedural gimmicks to block passage of the child safety act, which the house first passed overwhelmingly more than eight 10:37:46.8 months ago. mr. speaker, this act will help our children keep safe from predators like michael benson, and i urge the other body to quit obstructing and pass this vital bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:38:02.0 gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from washington state for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. larsen: i rise to recognize the naval base atwoodby island. 10:38:23.4 the captain will accept the award for excellence on friday. this award recognizes the hard work and exceptional efforts of the people who operate n.a.s. woodby and i praise that team effort from the men and women on the ground to those in the 10:38:35.5 sky. they make this installation run. the community and the residents of oak harbor play an integral role in protecting and promoting n.a.s. woodby. it is their work year after year this makes it great. it is the national center for 10:38:51.2 electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare operations. these missions will be pivotal to creating the type of military the department of defense wants to build in the upcoming years. n.a.s. woodby will likely have to accommodate tremendous growth in the future and this award shows the team and 10:39:06.6 infrastructure are in place to do the job. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from indiana for one minute. mr. pence: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pence: gas prices are too 10:39:22.4 high, and so washington has already begun to posture. i know how angry people can become when gas prices rise. i spent five years working my way through college pumping gas at ray's marathon. 10:39:40.0 and it is important that washington respond. but we ought to respond with a real answer, which is to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by opening up america's own domestic reserves in the inner coastal regions and in the alas 10:39:57.6 sca national wildlife re -- and the alaska national wildlife region. if we opened up anwr, we could increase our domestic reserves by 50%. if president bill clinton had not vetoed legislation opening anwr to environmentally responsible exploration in 10:40:14.5 1995, we would be pumping millions of barrels from anwr today. let's reduce the price of gasoline for future generations of americans. let's reduce our dependence on foreign oil. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:40:28.7 chair is pleased at this time to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. watson: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: wukes. ms. watson: mr. speaker, the american people are fed up with us in congress. they finally see the house republican majority for what it is, nothing but a rubber stamp 10:40:45.4 for president bush and his special interest friends. house republicans simply have no agenda for helping everyday americans. 10:40:55.7 perhaps that's the reason we've only been in session for 26 days so far this year. if house republicans were really interested in helping the american people, they'd join us in tracking and tackling our nation's energy 10:41:12.5 crisis. house republicans failed to address skyrocketing gas prices in their energy bill last year. instead, they chose to follow the president in supporting a bill that gave the oil and gas companies $20 billion in 10:41:27.7 special interest gifts by doing absolutely nothing to ease the sticker shock consumers face every time they fill up at the pump. we have a plan. democrats have a plan that works for all americans, not 10:41:42.4 just big oil and gas c.e.o.'s. our plan not only cracks down on price gouging, but also calls for an increase in production of our alternative fuels. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:41:56.3 chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from new york for one minute. mr. nadler: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. nadler: mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:42:11.7 mr. nadler: mr. speaker, today president bush is expected to announce his appointment of homeland security chief michael chertoff to lead the administration's efforts to combat a potential avian flu epidemic. didn't the president learn anything from hurricane katrina? 10:42:27.2 michael chertoff is the same man responsible for the incompetent, inept, and tragically unacceptable response to hurricane katrina. if secretary chertoff couldn't properly oversee the administration's response to a hurricane along the gulf coast that we knew about days in advance, how is he supposed to 10:42:42.9 lead the response to a flu pandemic that could hit at any time? the bush administration is already woefully unprepared to fight an avian flu pandemic. the president's own administration has already warned a worst-case scenario here in the u.s. would entail 10:42:59.2 an 18 month long crisis in which as many as 1.9 million americans could be killed. the flu crisis needs a serious and competent administration to oversee our response. the bush administration is showing once again it will take a crony over a competent administrator every time. 10:43:13.7 it's time for the administration to show that it actually can lead. it's time they turn away from the cronies and find someone competent for a change so the avian flu pandemic doesn't surprise us the way the expected hurricane katrina overwhelmed us. 10:43:28.7 thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 , the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered. or on which the vote is 10:43:44.3 objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. recorded votes on postponed questions will be taken later today. for what purpose does the gentleman from nevada rise? mr. porter: mr. speaker, i move 10:43:59.7 the house suspend the rules and pass resolution h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 781, resolution congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:44:16.4 contributions to education, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house rule, the gentleman from nevada, mr. porter, and the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. kind, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from nevada. 10:44:29.6 mr. porter: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include any extraneous material on h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. porter: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, this resolution 10:44:45.4 honors the nation's charter schools, their parents, the teachers, of course, the students, administrators, and other individuals involved with their hard work and dedication promoting equality public education. this week, may 1 through may 7, has been designated national 10:45:01.9 charter schools week. during this week, charter school organizations and others around the united states recognize these schools for their continued contribution to education. the nation's charter school deliver a high quality education and challenge students to reach 10:45:17.1 their potential. when president bush took office in 2001, there were only about 2,000 charter schools nationwide. today there's approximately 3,600 serving over a million students in 40 states, including the district of columbia and puerto rico. 10:45:33.9 in nevada, we have 18 charter schools serving approximately 5,000 students. very proud to have been involved with nevada's first legislation in 1997 to introduce and to pass our first charter school legislation. 10:45:49.2 we also have an example of a charter school that is 10:45:54.6 nationally recognized. that's the andre aga as college prep atory -- prep tory academy. it's designed to enhance a student's character, respect, motivation, and self-discipline. agassi prep is to improve skill 10:46:14.5 levels and combat lower expectations among the community's most challenged children. extended few hours are a few of the practices utilized to 10:46:26.9 achieve a higher standard of education. i commend the charter schools in the state of nevada and across this great nation for recognizing the immense need for improved education and for their commitment to improving student achievement for students who attend these schools. nationwide charter schools serve 10:46:44.4 a very special need. many of the schools under their charter take care of kids with special needs from hearing to speaking to other challenges, even in the state of nevada we have a charter school that was neglected through its charter to 10:47:01.7 serve children from the state of california that are juvenile delinquents. charter schools provide a great service to our communities. also grade schools, all different levels of schools across the country to provide 10:47:16.9 parents, communities, leaders, business, all members of the community access and the ability to be involved in education. nearly 56% of charter schools report having a waiting list, and the total number of students on such waiting lists is enough to fill another 1,000 10:47:33.9 average-sized charter schools across the nation. allowing parents and students to choose their charter schools we stimulate change and benefit all public school students. the exchange for flexibility and autonomy, they are held 10:47:48.7 accountable by their sponsors for improving student achievement. a charter school is just that. a charter school is a school with a contract of performance. if they do not perform, they do not provide excellence in education, these schools can lose their charters. charter schools must meet the 10:48:05.4 same no child left behind student achievement accountability requirements as other public schools. and often set higher and additional individual goals to ensure they are all high quality and truly accountable to the public. according to the center for education reform, as many as 15 10:48:21.1 studies find that students who frequently enter charter significantly or below the normal grade level. these students then achieve the same or even higher gains as compared to their surrounding districts demographically compared schools or even the state averages. a report from america's charter 10:48:38.1 school finance corporation called, take me on a reading adventure, cites research from several states that show greater gains and/or higher scores in reading for charter schools as compared to their traditional school peers. 10:48:51.7 charter schools have enjoyed broad bipartisan support from the administration, congress, state governors, and legislators, educators, and parents across this great nation. the sixth annual national charter school week held this week, may 1 through may 7, 2006 recognizes the significant 10:49:10.0 impacts, achievements, and innovations of our nation's charter schools. through this resolution congress today acknowledges and commends the charter school movement and the charter school students, teachers, parents, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:49:26.4 contributions to education and improving and strengthening our nation's public schools. mr. speaker i urge support for this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from 10:49:39.6 wisconsin. mr. kind: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i commend my good friend and colleague from nevada for his support of this resolution as well as the chair and ranking member of the education and work force committee. as a member of the house education and work force committee, and as an original 10:49:56.5 co-sponsor of h.res. 781 i strongly support passage of this resolution honoring national charter schools week. since the first charter school began in 1992 in st. paul, minnesota, the number of charter schools has grown to over 3,600 serving more than one million 10:50:14.4 students across the country today. in wisconsin, my home state, there are nearly 200 charter schools educating close to 30,000 students and in my congressional district in western wisconsin, we have 24 charter schools. 10:50:29.4 charter schools provide parents along with their children, their students another choice within the public education system. one school in particular that i'd like to highlight during national charter schools week is lacrosse roads in my hometown of lacrosse, wisconsin. 10:50:46.5 it's an alternative high school. a specific project that has become part of the curriculum at this school was introduced by their teacher, karen shanefeld. 10:50:57.7 it requires the students to record the orel histories of our veterans and submit them to the library of congress to be included in the veterans history project. such projects are commendable and highly valuable to our students. 10:51:08.6 it's provide add unique link between the younger generation with the older generation. and a wonderful teaching opportunity and great history lesson for those students at lacrosse roads. i praise teachers such as karen who have broken down barriers to work with all students using 10:51:26.3 innovative and creative strategies to teach. it is important that charter schools give flexibility and options to teachers and parents, but we must remember they are not the cure all for improving public education. we have to be diligent at 10:51:40.8 monitoring the success for failure of charter schools throughout the country and not afraid of chutting down those that are not working. that is the key to moving forward with the option of choice in our public school system, i believe. charter schools have consistently been at the 10:51:55.6 forefront of my priority list and i'm pleased that wisconsin is one of seven states with over 100 exceptional charter schools today. i have consistently advocated for increased support for charter schools and supported the charter school facilities financing demonstration program during consideration of the no 10:52:13.4 child left behind legislation of 2001. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to submit this -- to support this resolution honoring charter schools. it is our duty as representatives of this congress to ensure that all our students reach their highest academic potential and a charter school 10:52:30.0 may provide a model better suited towards and individual student's needs w that i retain the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nevada. mr. porter: at this time i yield as much time as he may consume to the chairman of the full 10:52:44.6 committee, mr. buck mckeon. the speaker pro tempore: the chairman of the full committee is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of house resolution 781, a measure to recognize charter schools as 10:53:00.2 well as their students, parents, teachers, and administrators. this week marks the seventh annual national charter schools week. and i thank my colleague, mr. porter, for taking the lead in recognizing these schools today. mr. porter is a strong supporter 10:53:16.0 of education and serves on the house education and work force committee. each year congress honors charter schools and those involved in the role they play in reforming and improving our nation's public education system. 10:53:30.2 and for good reason. year after year charter schools make significant contributions across our nation. charter schools are public schools that agree to improved academic achievement and accountability in financial and other operations in exchange for added flexibility and 10:53:49.0 independence. they are subject to all the same no child left behind achievement goals as other public schools, but with greater flexibility in how they improve student success. this enhanced autonomy allows charter schools to focus on increasing academic achievement 10:54:06.4 for individual students rather than complying with bureaucratic paperwork. moreover, it allows charter schools to use varied educational methods and techniques while accounting for their results. some 3,600 charter schools serve about a million students in 40 10:54:23.4 states and washington, d.c. nearly 56% of these charter schools have waiting lists. in other words, they are in high demand. with that demand growing all the time. that's because charter schools understand how to meet the 10:54:37.0 specific needs of the local communities in which they operate. these schools are particularly devoted to serving low-income communities. nationwide almost 50% of charter schools serve students considered at risk or who have 10:54:52.1 previously dropped out of school and charter schools serve significant numbers of students from low-income families, minority students, and students with disabilities. indeed these innovative public schools allow many parents and students freedom of choice that otherwise would not be 10:55:09.7 avoidable. mr. speaker, through this resolution honoring charter -- national charter schools week, we recognize the continued success demonstrated by charter schools and acknowledge the benefits of charter schools provide to our local communities. 10:55:24.4 charter schools provide parents with a wider variety of educational choices and they provide students the opportunity to receive a high quality education that they may not have received otherwise. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i yield back the balance of my 10:55:40.2 time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. kind: mr. speaker, at this time i would like to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from 10:55:52.8 the district of columbia, strong advocate for our public education system and a terrific friend of charter schools, ms. norton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from the district of columbia is recognized for three minutes. ms. norton: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his kind words. i thank mr. porter for his work in bringing this resolution to 10:56:12.2 the floor. we are right to recognize public charter schools. public charter schools is the most important innovation in public education since the invention of free public education in our country. 10:56:27.0 it's become so popular, it's become a movement. it's growing like topsy. the congress when newt gingrich was here as an alternative to vouchers helped jump-start public charter schools in the 10:56:43.7 district of columbia and in the nation by passing the first public charter school bill right here in the congress with the agreement and total home rule involvement of the district of columbia. that was in 1995. 10:56:58.6 what can they do? they -- what did they do? they helped us jump-start a movement that has produced in the district of columbia the largest number of public charter schools per capita in the united states. as i look down the list, mr. 10:57:14.2 chairman, the district has more charter schools, this one city, than most states. it has really taken off now and for some years now as an alternative to public schools. 10:57:31.1 when a child does not have a school that is offering that child and that family what the child deserves, then the child must have an alternative. it can be going out of district 10:57:47.1 and the best alternative and the only acceptable alternative it seems to me would be some other kind of public charter school. that is what has happened in the district of columbia. that is why the people of the 10:58:00.7 district of columbia resent deeply that despite the growth of the charter school movement, despite the fact that we have some of the best charter schools in the country and the largest number per capita the congress imposed on us something it would not accept for the rest of the 10:58:17.5 country, and that is private school vouchers. our people have voted with their feet. they want a neighborhood school near them. these two schools are very important. most of the religious schools are in northwest. most of our kids who would need or want alternative schools live 10:58:34.1 in southeast. so congress did that for itself. it didn't do it for us. it did it against our will. when in fact we had demonstrated that public charter schools were working in d.c. and working very well. 10:58:48.6 a child must have an alternative, but that alternative cannot be one where the public dollar is not accounted for. where there is no oversight by the public. i'm the last one who wants oversight of religious schools or anything involving religion. 10:59:05.9 it follows that religious schools must not be that alternative. the thriving public charter school movement is in fact and should be that alternative. may i have another minute, mr. chairman? 10:59:21.4 mr. kind: yield an additional minute. ms. norton: all kinds of innovations are happening in the district of columbia that i invite people to come and see. shared facilities between public -- in large buildings. instead of getting rid of the building between public and 10:59:37.7 charter schools. collaboration now between the best of our charter schools and some public schools which are not doing so well. public schools, public charter schools unlike many public schools even under no child left 10:59:54.1 behind are a case of the survival of the fittest. you lose your charter, in fact, if you do not measure up. that's what happens in the district of columbia. as far as i know it happens wherever the schools are well
THE MONTLAIT BRAND CELEBRATES ITS 5 YEARS
Hay harvest
United States House of Representatives 1000- 1100
HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. Suspensions (3 bills): 1) H. Res. 781 - Congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Porter / Education and the Workforce Committee); 2) H.Con.Res. 359 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (Sponsored by Rep. Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee); 3) H.R. 4700 - To provide for the conditional conveyance of any interest retained by the United States in St. Joseph Memorial Hall in St. Joseph, Michigan (Sponsored by Rep. Upton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) // H.R. 4975 - Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Dreier / Judiciary Committee) // H.R. 4954 - SAFE Port Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lungren / Homeland Security Committee) 10:01:00.5 the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 3, 2006, i hereby appoint the honorable 10:01:20.9 jo bonner to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, j. dennis hastert, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered today by the guest chaplain, the reverend frank m. deary junior, senior pastor of the first 10:01:36.6 baptist church of labelle, florida. the chaplain: may we pray. dear heavenly father, this morning i ask your blessing upon the men and women who are gathered to conduct business as representatives for the people of this great nation. god, each of these leaders has a need on his or her heart and i pray that you will be 10:01:52.6 recognized as a god who will meet every need as you are called on to provide strength, wisdom, and the discernment to make difficult decisions that will affect so many people of the united states. father, i pray for these leaders who have been given the 10:02:08.1 awesome responsibility to lead that you will guide them to lead in a way that pleases you and strengthens your plan for this country. you have blessed the united states incredibly, and we give you praise for these blessings. father, guide us to remember 10:02:22.7 the words of the sammist, to know that the lord is -- of the psalmist, to know that the lord is god. he made us, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. in jesus' name i pray, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:02:40.2 chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. our pledge today will be led by the gentleman from florida, mr. meek. mr. meek: i pledge allegiance 10:02:57.2 to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: 10:03:14.5 without objection, the gentleman from florida, mr. foley, is recognized for one minute. mr. foley: mr. speaker, i rise today to welcome our guest chaplain, reverend frank michael deerey junior, who is currently serving as senior pastor at the first baptist 10:03:29.7 church of labelle, florida. i first met him during our visit with governor jeb bush after hurricane wilma hit south florida and we witnessed first baptist church of labelle's humanitarian operation for the hurricane victims who were in need of a hot shower, meals, clothing and other resources. 10:03:47.2 labelle is a small city with a big heart, and that was truly visible under pastor deerey's leadership as his church rallied along with the community to help those who were adversely affected by the wrath of hurricane wilma. pastor deerey was born in new 10:04:04.6 orleans, louisiana and lived there until 1995 when he came to florida to serve in labelle. he received a bachelor of arts in 1979 from southeastern louisiana university in hammond, louisiana. 1982, he received a masters of divinity from new orleans 10:04:20.2 baptist theological seminary. pastor deerey was licensed and ordained as a minister and served as youth pastor, associate pastor and pastored four louisiana churches. since moving to florida he's been actively in the local 10:04:35.1 community as president of the local unit of the salvation eerm and is currently -- army and is currently serving the office. his wife kathy joins us today and has taught in public schools for 27 years and currently is a school guidance 10:04:53.1 counselor. his son is a graduate of emory riddle aaron naughtic university in daytona, florida, his daughter is currently rolled in edison college in fort myers, florida. it's a great pleasure in welcoming pastor frank to the house chambers to open our 10:05:07.4 legislative day with prayer and thank him for all of his services not only to labelle but all of florida. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the tchare will now entertainment -- chair will now entertain one-minute remarks. 10:05:22.3 the chair recognizes the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. kelly: mr. speaker, we must always keep the promises we've made to our veterans who have dedicated themselves to faithfully serving our country. however, under current law veterans are being prohibited from using medicare coverage at local v.a. hospitals. 10:05:38.5 they can only use medicare at a non-v.a. hospital and they lose out on the personalized care that they prefer to receive at a v.a. hospital. this forces veterans to choose between cost and comfort. that's not the way our veterans should be treated. i've introduced the veterans 10:05:54.9 medicare assistance act to correct this problem. our laws should be working for veterans, not against them. i urge my colleagues to join me 10:06:03.0 in this effort to enable our veterans to use their medicare benefits to help them pay their bills at a v.a. hospital. most veterans pay into the medicare for most of their lives. this law should not prohibit them from using those medicare benefits at a v.a. hospital 10:06:17.7 later on in life. co-sponsor h.r. 4992, and show our veterans that we are putting their needs first. we need to work together in congress to enhance health care options for our veterans, not take them away. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:06:35.1 chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois for one minute. mr. emanuel: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. emanuel: mr. speaker, later this morning the president will unveil his plan for responding to a flu pandemic. the homeland security department will be taking a key 10:06:52.1 role in the response. that's right, the pandemic flu response will be brought to you by the same people who gave us one heck of a job in responding to hurricane katrina. the other great initiatives were duct tape as a national response to chemical weapons and dubai ports fiasco. 10:07:08.3 according to reports, the president's plan predicts chaos, quote-unquote, a scenario of nearly two million american deaths. given the department of homeland security's track record, are these the folks you really want to put in charge of managing our responsible crisis 10:07:23.2 of this magnitude? the homeland security had a plan for new orleans, they just ignored it. and the parts that they did follow were so bungled and mismanaged we're still dealing with the aftermath. mr. speaker, no well funded plan can go forward without a good general. at a time in which we need grant, we've got mcclellan. 10:07:41.1 forget the compassionate conservative this president promised. at this point, i'd settle for a competent conservative. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, part of the reason gasoline prices have jumped to record highs is because there have been no new refineries or major refinery 10:07:58.1 expansion in america. the united states refineries are at 97% capacity by turning that black gold, crude oil, into gasoline at a rapid rate. but there is a tremendous demand for more refinery capacity. oil dutch she will has announced the plant in port 10:08:15.8 arthur, texas will expand to become the biggest refinery in the united states. construction will begin next year. currently exxonmobil in texas is the biggest refinery in america. by the way, mr. speaker, both of these refineries are in the entering belt of the texas gulf 10:08:29.8 coast. to get back on the path of energy self reliance united states needs more american refineries and more offshore drilling. the country has not built a refinery in over 25 years because of burdensome bureaucratic regulations and 10:08:46.0 environmental energy obstructionists. we need to increase offshore drilling to increase supply. so the gasoline supply at the pump can come down to an acceptable american consumer level. the people of texas welcome the new endeavor there. 10:09:01.1 that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from oregon for one minute. mr. blumenauer: well, we've just heard an example of the republican line of why there's 10:09:18.2 an energy problem. we haven't built new refineries because of burdensome environmental regulations. hogwash. we have had the industry actually close refinery capacity. 10:09:32.1 there's no evidence that there's an inability, but sadly, we're continuing the spectacle of the republican control in congress to waste opportunities and try and change the subject. whether it's wasting subsidies on oil companies that don't need it, starving renewables, or conservation. 10:09:48.8 the latest debacle is scheduled here on the floor in a few hours where they're going to force communities to accept refineries on closed military bases with no markups, no hearings, no meaningful records. there will come a time when congress will act like a congress. 10:10:04.7 we'll legislate on energy, on conservation, on innovation, and prepare for the future, but sadly, not with this republican leadership. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. 10:10:19.9 mr. keller: well, thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, vicente fox, the president of mexico, is at it again. yesterday, he said he would sign into law an irresponsible law legalizing the possession of drugs. as a result, millions of american young people who 10:10:35.6 travel to mexico for summer vacation will now legally be able to use cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana. how much is ok? two ecstasy pills, four joints, four lines of cocaine, and 25 milligrams of heroin are now 10:10:51.6 all allowed, according to vicente fox. who's advising this guy? courtney love? what a year president fox is having. earlier this year, his mexican 10:11:02.3 government provided maps to illegals to help them cross our borders. then his mexican military soldiers got caught providing an armed escort to mexican drug smugglers into texas. and now he wants congress to reward millions of illegal aliens with amnesty and 10:11:17.4 permanent citizenship so they can earn money here and send it back to mexico. vicente fox says he's our friend. with friends like these, who needs enemies? mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:11:32.3 chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan for one minute. mr. stupak: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stupak: mr. speaker, it seems almost everyone these days is rightfully outraged at the massive profits of oil and gas executives and companies. while they are raking in record profits, gas prices hit 10:11:50.8 historic highs. that's everyone except house republicans. it isn't enough that republicans supported provisions in the energy bill last year that provided oil companies with $20 billion in special interest gifts while neglecting to include any real initiatives that would lower 10:12:07.5 gas prices. house republicans then repeatedly refused to support democratic efforts to give the federal trade commission the authority to investigate all price gouging at all points of the supply chain. then last week, house republicans had the opportunity to roll back $5 billion in 10:12:24.4 additional tax breaks for oil companies over the next five years, but voted overwhelmingly to reject this democratic proposal. are house republicans that far out of touch? don't they realize companies with profits of $113 billion last year do not need tax 10:12:41.2 breaks? mr. speaker, the cozy relationship between house republicans have with oil and gas executives is hurting everyday americans who are struggling to pay record prices at the pump. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for 10:12:55.8 one minute. mr. shimkus: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. shimkus: thank you, mr. speaker. our problem we have is our reliance on imported crude oil. the way we try to address this solution is through renewable fuels, conservation, additional 10:13:12.9 exploration, and new technologies. i want to talk about one of those new technologies today, which is coal to liquid applications, which is called b.t. uconn version. imagine this, a coal mine in the midwest which on top of it sits a refinery, a liquid fuel 10:13:30.0 refinery. sound far-fetched? no, this technology has been around for 50 years. the germans used it in world war ii. the refinery bill that we have on the floor of the house toads will provide the same incentives to expansion of petroleum refineries to 10:13:43.5 coal-to-liquid applications. mr. speaker, the u.s. has 27% of the world coal supply, the largest of any country, but less than 2% of world's oil and less than 3% of natural gas. for a response to the energy challenge, the u.s. must make 10:13:59.9 greater use of its unrivaled coal reserves. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from rhode island for one minute. mr. langevin: mr. speaker, as of this morning, rhode 10:14:28.2 islanders are paying an average of $2.94 per gallon for regular gasoline. that's nearly 40 cents more than they were paying a month ago and 70 cents more than they were paying a year ago. well, last year, congress passed an energy bill which i opposed because it gave away 10:14:45.4 billions of tax dollars to oil and gas companies instead of investing in new technologies, alternative fuels, and energy efficiency. as it turns out, oil and gas prices have gone up since we passed the republican energy bill, and you know what else has gone up? 10:14:59.7 the profits of oil and gas companies. well, now the republican majority is proposing even more giveaways to the oil and gas industry by handing over federal lands to open refineries and by opening up the arctic national wildlife refuge. 10:15:15.5 well, mr. speaker, enough is enough. we cannot simply drill our way out of this crisis. growing demand from china and india and other countries is going to keep the cost of oil high for years to come and subsidies to the oil and gas industry will not change that. we need new leadership that will 10:15:32.4 promote an energy policy that encourages new technologies, energy efficiency, and creates american jobs. this morning on the "today" show the chairman of exxonmobil said that he wasn't going -- they were in the business of making money. 10:15:47.1 we are in the business of protecting the american people. it's about time this congress does its job. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from north carolina for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. in country line dancing there is 10:16:01.9 a dance called two-step. when it comes to energy policy the democrats have come up with their own dance, the four step. here's how it goes. first democrats don't acknowledge the supply component in the supply and demand principle of economics. 10:16:15.0 when confronted with solutions to the supply problem, democrats always vote no and drive up prices. step two for democrats is to scream about the evil of s.u.v.'s even though they may be driven around in one. step three for democrats is to call for investigations, point fingers, call for investment in 10:16:32.5 r&d that already exists and say if it weren't for those darn republicans we could get off oil tomorrow. step four is repeating steps one, two, and three until voters and the medium start paying attention. 10:16:45.7 mr. speaker if this sounds familiar, it should. since president clinton vetoed anwr in 1995, democrats have performed this dance when it comes to increasing or energy supply. but with gas reaching $3 a gallon, democrats need to retire it and learn a new dance. but they should try to learn one that will actually increase our oil supply. 10:17:03.5 i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, when president bush took office five years ago, the average price at 10:17:20.9 the gas pump was $1.45. today it has more than doubled over the past five years. and republicans over the past five years have controlled the house, the senate, and the white house. 10:17:36.7 washington republicans have done nothing to pass a sound energy policy that would wean us from foreign oil, create conservation programs, and provide incentives to develop alternative fuels. programs that would help us 10:17:52.7 provide consumers some relief. it took republicans four years before they finally passed an energy bill. but that bill continued massive subsidies to the oil industry like the rip-off royalty in kind 10:18:08.8 program. the president's own energy department admitted at the time that the energy bill would do absolutely nothing to lower gas prices. five years of republican power and five years of no positive 10:18:25.2 results for the consumer. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. thank you, mr. speaker. everyone is talking about the 10:18:42.0 issues of the day. immigration and energy prices. and too many in this body are overcomplicating the issue. it's really not that hard. on immigration build a wall if necessary. 10:18:56.2 secure the border. it is whature constituents -- what our constituents in tennessee want. it's what the republican majority want. it is what the american people want and need. on energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy. 10:19:13.2 we should pass the energy legislation that is going to come before this body this week. we should define price gouging. encourage construction of refineries. currently we are not doing that. liberals in congress have spent 10:19:30.1 the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. the policies that they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch that we are seeing today. we have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. mr. speaker, the liberals need 10:19:48.4 to start serving american families and stop serving special interests. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from arkansas for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to 10:20:03.7 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. barry: -- mr. berry: first of all i would ask everyone remember our men and women in uniform and keep them in your hearts and minds and certainly in their prayers, 10:20:20.5 especially those on the battlefield today. today the republican congress is going to attempt to extend the culture of corruption and chaos. they are going to offer a so-called lobby reform bill. 10:20:38.6 it makes me think of that wonderful american merle haggard that wrote a song called "rainbow stew" and it goes something like this. when a president goes through the white house door and does what he says he'll do, we'll all 10:20:54.0 be drinking that free bubbleup, and eating that rainbow stew. 10:21:00.2 this bill is clearly rainbow stew. it is a phony lobby reform bill. america deserves better. america deserves integrity. america deserves honor. 10:21:14.5 and they certainly don't deserve another dose of rainbow stew and free bubble up. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from south carolina for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one minute. 10:21:29.4 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wilson: america's economy continues to surge ahead, delivering tremendous benefits to families throughout our country. over the past three years, over 5.1 million americans have found new jobs. i'm glad that my visitors from grace christian school will 10:21:46.0 enjoy expanded job opportunities inspired by jeannie slayer and tim stevens. while house democrats ignore this continued job creation, it's obvious that the 2003 tax cuts were the true source behind the tremendous economic growth in our country. 10:22:02.3 last week we witnessed another example of economic excellence in america. last friday the department of commerce reported that the economy grew by 4.8% over the last -- past three months. which is the fastest rate in three years. as republicans finalize our 10:22:17.7 plans to extend the 2003 tax cuts, i would like to urge house democrats to abandon their tax and spend plans. instead of playing the politics of obstructionism, they should join republicans in implementing meaningful tax reform n 10:22:34.4 conclusion, god bless our troops. we will never forget september 11. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. solis: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. solis: today i rise in support of the goals of cover 10:22:49.2 the unindshured week. nearly 46 million americans, including more than eight million children, are living without health insurance. more than 1/3 are latinos, 20% are african-americans, about 19% are asian pacific islanders who lack any form of health care 10:23:05.8 insurance. in california one out of five uninsured is a child under the age of 18. many current health proposals offered by republicans will do more harm than help people living in districts like mine. association health plans which ignore our state regulations are 10:23:20.9 not working for families. health savings accounts will do nothing to improve the well-being of our families in districts like mine. instead congress should be taking action to ensure that no child has to skip needed health care examinations. we should ensure that working 10:23:36.6 families never have to choose between going to see a doctor and putting food on the table. we must work to eliminate racial and ethic health care disparities. together minorities comprise about 46% of the uninsured population. all these groups represent only 10:23:52.4 24% of the u.s. population. however insurance coverage is an important predictor of whether individuals obtain health promoting and life extending services. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. 10:24:06.1 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. stearns: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, today is asthma awareness day 2006. on asthma awareness day may 7, 2003, there were only 20 asthma friendly states in the united 10:24:23.2 states. even more limiting, of those 20 only nine extended protection even further to anna if a plaquesis medication. today historically 47 states protect for asthma. 10:24:38.4 38 for asthma plus anna if a laxcies -- anaphalaxis. this is a positive turn around in just a few years for our children. 10:24:53.3 i'm pleased with the momentous progress we have made on our nation's capital and statehouses. i encourage all of us who work here, visit the capitol today to stop by the cannon caucus room from 11:30 to 4:00 and learn more about asthma. get screened, take the test. 10:25:09.9 and let's enjoy another successful asthma awareness day. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. meek: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meek: mr. speaker, i come to the floor today to announce that 10:25:27.5 last friday a bipartisan coalition, 15 state senators and six -- 15 democratic state senators and six republican state senators came together to protect the people of the state of florida as it relates to 10:25:44.0 smaller class sizes. the people of the state of florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in the state of florida to make sure that the state pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts. floridians said three things, 10:25:58.1 public education is a high priority, that classrooms that are packed with students are unacceptable, and that floridians want tax dollars to be spent, provide a quality education to all florida's children but some state officials try to undercut that decision by -- that was made by 10:26:14.5 the voters and for florida's children. today i want to enter the names today, mr. speaker, of those senators and those state representatives that put forth their vote to make sure that we protect those that are in public education now in the state of florida and those that are yet 10:26:29.7 unborn. they should be commended and placed into the congressional record for future generations. thank you so very much. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from michigan for one minute. mrs. miller: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the situation at 10:26:44.3 our porous border is absolutely in a state of emergency. we are all hearing this message from our constituents in a variety of ways, and this morning i wanted to share a very clear message that i received in my office the other day from one of my constituents. a constituent of mine sent me this brick in the mail. 10:26:59.9 on this brick it says, since the u.s. government seems to be struggling with the illegal immigration problem, i thought i would send you the means to begin solving the problem. this brick is sent to support stronger border security. mr. speaker, the american people are demanding action. 10:27:16.8 and last december this house passed a very good border security bill that would, in fact, put this brick to very good use in building a security fence on our southern border. the debate in the other body is now turning toward amnesty for those who come here illegally. that is the wrong direction for 10:27:32.8 america. we cannot offer amnesty or expanded opportunities for guest workers until we deal with the problem at hand. and i urge the u.s. senate to listen to the people, to look at the bill that was passed by this house in december, and as this brick says, support stronger border security. 10:27:48.8 i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. sanchez: thank you, mr. speaker. we are now just about three weeks away from the memorial day 10:28:06.7 holiday. and a gallon of gas in my district costs $3.38. look at this photo from home. $3.38 for unleaded. the cheap stuff. 10:28:20.2 it is now cheaper to buy a fast food lunch than it is for people in riverside to drive to anaheim. before the memorial day holiday, let us give america a fuel tax holiday, 60 days with no gas 10:28:35.0 tax. i'll be the first to admit this is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. but the american people should not need to suffer the pain at the pump simply because this republican-led congress has 10:28:50.9 forsaken its obligation to address our country's energy crisis. last week exxonmobil announced it had a made $8.4 billion in a quarter. the first quarter of this year. now, why should the federal 10:29:08.5 government give handouts to a company that made $8 billion in three months? i urge my colleagues to support this revenue neutral bill. it gives money back to the taxpayers. it stops the needless oil company give aways, and it gives 10:29:25.1 consumers relief when they need it the most. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from texas. mr. carter: permission to address the house for one 10:29:37.9 minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. carter: this morning and every morning in my memory members of my district, americans all across this country, and my colleagues in the democratic party went out and got in their cars, started them up, and drove to work or drove to school. 10:29:53.8 they wouldn't have done that if they hadn't been gasoline or diesel in those automobiles. and yet the democrats have been opposing refining capacity, opposing pipelines, opposing drilling in anwr, opposing going to the reserves that we know are 10:30:10.8 available if we'll just drill the wells and produce the petrochemicals that are necessary to keep this country running. the reason we've got the problem today is obstructionism to solve the problem, which is let's put gas and diesel in our 10:30:25.5 tanks so we can keep america going to work. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from ohio for one minute. mr. kucinich: permission to address the house and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: 10:30:39.8 without objection. mr. kucinich: now, everyone knows the oil companies are posting record profits. oil companies are blaming everyone but themselves for large gas increases. the consumer is being gouged and oil companies continue to avoid their responsibility. the most recent data for the nation shows the average price 10:30:56.6 of gas is close to $3 a gallon. gas prices increasing, wages across the nation dropping, gas prices hurt even more because folks have less money to pay for it. you know what's going on, people are actually going into their change jars to go to the 10:31:12.7 gas station to be able to pay for the increased cost of gas. some people are hawking their jewelry to be able to pay for the increased price of gas. price gouging is occurring. as the oil companies are reaping profits close to $3 billion since 2001, time for 10:31:28.9 windfall profits tax, time for a bill, the gas price spike act, over 50 members of congress want a windfall profits tax. that's what the oil companies understand. when we get that up to 100 co-sponsors, then the oil companies are going to start 10:31:43.0 backing off, because right now their foot's on the accelerator. they're looking at $3 a gallon, $4 a gallon, $5 a gallon. we have to stand up for the american people, and that's what we're here to do. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. 10:31:57.4 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from louisiana for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the nation's energy prices continue to rise. families and businesses are feeling the pinch. we're paying the price for decades of extra taxes, poor energy policy, curtailed 10:32:15.0 exploration, and a lack of new refineries. the nation needs to take a new approach to our energy problems. we need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers. to do that, we should increase domestic energy production. my bill, h.r. 4761, gives 10:32:31.8 states control of the waters off their shores and encourages increased energy exploration by giving them a share of the revenues generated. we should increase our development of alternative fuels taking advantage of renewable fuels like corn and 10:32:46.2 sugar to produce biodiesel. finally we should help developing nations to help curb their increasing consumption of oil and natural gas which is driving oil prices higher. india in particular is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic use and we should work 10:33:02.6 with them. this is a good deal for both companies, india develops its own self-sustaining power sources, we get a reduction in the demand for world energy lowering prices in the process. clearly the energy problems are too big to use yesterday's thinking. 10:33:18.6 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from tennessee for one minute. mr. cooper: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cooper: mr. speaker, we've heard a lot of problems mentioned on the house floor today. we should be aware that this house is doing a very poor job of addressing any of these 10:33:35.9 problems. why? because this is one of the laziest congresses in all of american history. we are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any congress since at least 1948, 10:33:52.1 and that's even before i was born. so far, we're in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we've only had 26 voting days in this body. that's a shame. this congress is simply not doing its job under republican 10:34:08.0 leadership. they are the ones that set the schedule. you know, harry truman called that congress of 1948 the do-nothing congress of 1948. how do you do less than nothing? 10:34:22.9 sadly, the american people are about to find out thanks to our friends on the other side of the aisle. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from north carolina for one minute. mr. hayes: i ask unanimous 10:34:41.4 consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hayes: mr. speaker, i want to recognize american idol cafta kelley pickler for using her god given talent to sing. she is returning home but she consistently received some of 10:34:56.4 the highest rote totals than any of the other contestants and it's easy to understand why. kelley's charm and talent clearly identified her success each week as americans tuned into the most popular show on television. kelley will be returning home to stanley county and north 10:35:12.7 carolina, a true idol to many for her performances. her extraordinary singing voice and the grace she personified in front of millions as she represented her community, family, and friends, kelley, we wish you the best, i know that great opportunities lie ahead for you. 10:35:27.5 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:35:45.1 >> in less than 12 days seniors face a critical deadline. by may 15, they must sign up for a medicare drug pan. after this date, they'll pay a permanent penalty of 1% for 10:35:57.1 every month that they wait to join, a penalty they will pay on top of their premium for the rest of their lives. i have held more than three dozen seminars across my district to help seniors navigate through the overly 10:36:13.0 complex program and they keep calling asking for more help. they're understandably confused by the more than 60 different choices that they have. the least we can do is give seniors more time to understand their options so that they can 10:36:27.7 make their best choice. to do this, congress must pass the medicare informed choice act, which would delay the late enrollment penalty, prevent beneficiaries from losing their employer-based coverage, and allow seniors to switch plans 10:36:42.7 if they make a mistake. more than 70% of seniors are asking for more time. it's long overdue for congress to listen and make sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them. i yield back the balance of my 10:36:57.1 time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from minnesota for one minute. mr. kennedy: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today as a member of congress and a parent to thank the many law enforcement officers whose hard 10:37:13.3 work resulted in yesterday's capture of escaped child sexual predator michael benson. i would also commend john walsh and the viewers of "america's most wanted," who helped make benson the 888th criminal apprehended after being 10:37:30.1 featured on the show. however, i stand here today deeply frustrated that obstructionists in the other body are using procedural gimmicks to block passage of the child safety act, which the house first passed overwhelmingly more than eight 10:37:46.8 months ago. mr. speaker, this act will help our children keep safe from predators like michael benson, and i urge the other body to quit obstructing and pass this vital bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:38:02.0 gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from washington state for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. larsen: i rise to recognize the naval base atwoodby island. 10:38:23.4 the captain will accept the award for excellence on friday. this award recognizes the hard work and exceptional efforts of the people who operate n.a.s. woodby and i praise that team effort from the men and women on the ground to those in the 10:38:35.5 sky. they make this installation run. the community and the residents of oak harbor play an integral role in protecting and promoting n.a.s. woodby. it is their work year after year this makes it great. it is the national center for 10:38:51.2 electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare operations. these missions will be pivotal to creating the type of military the department of defense wants to build in the upcoming years. n.a.s. woodby will likely have to accommodate tremendous growth in the future and this award shows the team and 10:39:06.6 infrastructure are in place to do the job. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from indiana for one minute. mr. pence: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pence: gas prices are too 10:39:22.4 high, and so washington has already begun to posture. i know how angry people can become when gas prices rise. i spent five years working my way through college pumping gas at ray's marathon. 10:39:40.0 and it is important that washington respond. but we ought to respond with a real answer, which is to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by opening up america's own domestic reserves in the inner coastal regions and in the alas 10:39:57.6 sca national wildlife re -- and the alaska national wildlife region. if we opened up anwr, we could increase our domestic reserves by 50%. if president bill clinton had not vetoed legislation opening anwr to environmentally responsible exploration in 10:40:14.5 1995, we would be pumping millions of barrels from anwr today. let's reduce the price of gasoline for future generations of americans. let's reduce our dependence on foreign oil. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:40:28.7 chair is pleased at this time to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. watson: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: wukes. ms. watson: mr. speaker, the american people are fed up with us in congress. they finally see the house republican majority for what it is, nothing but a rubber stamp 10:40:45.4 for president bush and his special interest friends. house republicans simply have no agenda for helping everyday americans. 10:40:55.7 perhaps that's the reason we've only been in session for 26 days so far this year. if house republicans were really interested in helping the american people, they'd join us in tracking and tackling our nation's energy 10:41:12.5 crisis. house republicans failed to address skyrocketing gas prices in their energy bill last year. instead, they chose to follow the president in supporting a bill that gave the oil and gas companies $20 billion in 10:41:27.7 special interest gifts by doing absolutely nothing to ease the sticker shock consumers face every time they fill up at the pump. we have a plan. democrats have a plan that works for all americans, not 10:41:42.4 just big oil and gas c.e.o.'s. our plan not only cracks down on price gouging, but also calls for an increase in production of our alternative fuels. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:41:56.3 chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from new york for one minute. mr. nadler: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. nadler: mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:42:11.7 mr. nadler: mr. speaker, today president bush is expected to announce his appointment of homeland security chief michael chertoff to lead the administration's efforts to combat a potential avian flu epidemic. didn't the president learn anything from hurricane katrina? 10:42:27.2 michael chertoff is the same man responsible for the incompetent, inept, and tragically unacceptable response to hurricane katrina. if secretary chertoff couldn't properly oversee the administration's response to a hurricane along the gulf coast that we knew about days in advance, how is he supposed to 10:42:42.9 lead the response to a flu pandemic that could hit at any time? the bush administration is already woefully unprepared to fight an avian flu pandemic. the president's own administration has already warned a worst-case scenario here in the u.s. would entail 10:42:59.2 an 18 month long crisis in which as many as 1.9 million americans could be killed. the flu crisis needs a serious and competent administration to oversee our response. the bush administration is showing once again it will take a crony over a competent administrator every time. 10:43:13.7 it's time for the administration to show that it actually can lead. it's time they turn away from the cronies and find someone competent for a change so the avian flu pandemic doesn't surprise us the way the expected hurricane katrina overwhelmed us. 10:43:28.7 thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 , the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered. or on which the vote is 10:43:44.3 objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. recorded votes on postponed questions will be taken later today. for what purpose does the gentleman from nevada rise? mr. porter: mr. speaker, i move 10:43:59.7 the house suspend the rules and pass resolution h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 781, resolution congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:44:16.4 contributions to education, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house rule, the gentleman from nevada, mr. porter, and the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. kind, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from nevada. 10:44:29.6 mr. porter: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include any extraneous material on h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. porter: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, this resolution 10:44:45.4 honors the nation's charter schools, their parents, the teachers, of course, the students, administrators, and other individuals involved with their hard work and dedication promoting equality public education. this week, may 1 through may 7, has been designated national 10:45:01.9 charter schools week. during this week, charter school organizations and others around the united states recognize these schools for their continued contribution to education. the nation's charter school deliver a high quality education and challenge students to reach 10:45:17.1 their potential. when president bush took office in 2001, there were only about 2,000 charter schools nationwide. today there's approximately 3,600 serving over a million students in 40 states, including the district of columbia and puerto rico. 10:45:33.9 in nevada, we have 18 charter schools serving approximately 5,000 students. very proud to have been involved with nevada's first legislation in 1997 to introduce and to pass our first charter school legislation. 10:45:49.2 we also have an example of a charter school that is 10:45:54.6 nationally recognized. that's the andre aga as college prep atory -- prep tory academy. it's designed to enhance a student's character, respect, motivation, and self-discipline. agassi prep is to improve skill 10:46:14.5 levels and combat lower expectations among the community's most challenged children. extended few hours are a few of the practices utilized to 10:46:26.9 achieve a higher standard of education. i commend the charter schools in the state of nevada and across this great nation for recognizing the immense need for improved education and for their commitment to improving student achievement for students who attend these schools. nationwide charter schools serve 10:46:44.4 a very special need. many of the schools under their charter take care of kids with special needs from hearing to speaking to other challenges, even in the state of nevada we have a charter school that was neglected through its charter to 10:47:01.7 serve children from the state of california that are juvenile delinquents. charter schools provide a great service to our communities. also grade schools, all different levels of schools across the country to provide 10:47:16.9 parents, communities, leaders, business, all members of the community access and the ability to be involved in education. nearly 56% of charter schools report having a waiting list, and the total number of students on such waiting lists is enough to fill another 1,000 10:47:33.9 average-sized charter schools across the nation. allowing parents and students to choose their charter schools we stimulate change and benefit all public school students. the exchange for flexibility and autonomy, they are held 10:47:48.7 accountable by their sponsors for improving student achievement. a charter school is just that. a charter school is a school with a contract of performance. if they do not perform, they do not provide excellence in education, these schools can lose their charters. charter schools must meet the 10:48:05.4 same no child left behind student achievement accountability requirements as other public schools. and often set higher and additional individual goals to ensure they are all high quality and truly accountable to the public. according to the center for education reform, as many as 15 10:48:21.1 studies find that students who frequently enter charter significantly or below the normal grade level. these students then achieve the same or even higher gains as compared to their surrounding districts demographically compared schools or even the state averages. a report from america's charter 10:48:38.1 school finance corporation called, take me on a reading adventure, cites research from several states that show greater gains and/or higher scores in reading for charter schools as compared to their traditional school peers. 10:48:51.7 charter schools have enjoyed broad bipartisan support from the administration, congress, state governors, and legislators, educators, and parents across this great nation. the sixth annual national charter school week held this week, may 1 through may 7, 2006 recognizes the significant 10:49:10.0 impacts, achievements, and innovations of our nation's charter schools. through this resolution congress today acknowledges and commends the charter school movement and the charter school students, teachers, parents, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:49:26.4 contributions to education and improving and strengthening our nation's public schools. mr. speaker i urge support for this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from 10:49:39.6 wisconsin. mr. kind: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i commend my good friend and colleague from nevada for his support of this resolution as well as the chair and ranking member of the education and work force committee. as a member of the house education and work force committee, and as an original 10:49:56.5 co-sponsor of h.res. 781 i strongly support passage of this resolution honoring national charter schools week. since the first charter school began in 1992 in st. paul, minnesota, the number of charter schools has grown to over 3,600 serving more than one million 10:50:14.4 students across the country today. in wisconsin, my home state, there are nearly 200 charter schools educating close to 30,000 students and in my congressional district in western wisconsin, we have 24 charter schools. 10:50:29.4 charter schools provide parents along with their children, their students another choice within the public education system. one school in particular that i'd like to highlight during national charter schools week is lacrosse roads in my hometown of lacrosse, wisconsin. 10:50:46.5 it's an alternative high school. a specific project that has become part of the curriculum at this school was introduced by their teacher, karen shanefeld. 10:50:57.7 it requires the students to record the orel histories of our veterans and submit them to the library of congress to be included in the veterans history project. such projects are commendable and highly valuable to our students. 10:51:08.6 it's provide add unique link between the younger generation with the older generation. and a wonderful teaching opportunity and great history lesson for those students at lacrosse roads. i praise teachers such as karen who have broken down barriers to work with all students using 10:51:26.3 innovative and creative strategies to teach. it is important that charter schools give flexibility and options to teachers and parents, but we must remember they are not the cure all for improving public education. we have to be diligent at 10:51:40.8 monitoring the success for failure of charter schools throughout the country and not afraid of chutting down those that are not working. that is the key to moving forward with the option of choice in our public school system, i believe. charter schools have consistently been at the 10:51:55.6 forefront of my priority list and i'm pleased that wisconsin is one of seven states with over 100 exceptional charter schools today. i have consistently advocated for increased support for charter schools and supported the charter school facilities financing demonstration program during consideration of the no 10:52:13.4 child left behind legislation of 2001. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to submit this -- to support this resolution honoring charter schools. it is our duty as representatives of this congress to ensure that all our students reach their highest academic potential and a charter school 10:52:30.0 may provide a model better suited towards and individual student's needs w that i retain the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nevada. mr. porter: at this time i yield as much time as he may consume to the chairman of the full 10:52:44.6 committee, mr. buck mckeon. the speaker pro tempore: the chairman of the full committee is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of house resolution 781, a measure to recognize charter schools as 10:53:00.2 well as their students, parents, teachers, and administrators. this week marks the seventh annual national charter schools week. and i thank my colleague, mr. porter, for taking the lead in recognizing these schools today. mr. porter is a strong supporter 10:53:16.0 of education and serves on the house education and work force committee. each year congress honors charter schools and those involved in the role they play in reforming and improving our nation's public education system. 10:53:30.2 and for good reason. year after year charter schools make significant contributions across our nation. charter schools are public schools that agree to improved academic achievement and accountability in financial and other operations in exchange for added flexibility and 10:53:49.0 independence. they are subject to all the same no child left behind achievement goals as other public schools, but with greater flexibility in how they improve student success. this enhanced autonomy allows charter schools to focus on increasing academic achievement 10:54:06.4 for individual students rather than complying with bureaucratic paperwork. moreover, it allows charter schools to use varied educational methods and techniques while accounting for their results. some 3,600 charter schools serve about a million students in 40 10:54:23.4 states and washington, d.c. nearly 56% of these charter schools have waiting lists. in other words, they are in high demand. with that demand growing all the time. that's because charter schools understand how to meet the 10:54:37.0 specific needs of the local communities in which they operate. these schools are particularly devoted to serving low-income communities. nationwide almost 50% of charter schools serve students considered at risk or who have 10:54:52.1 previously dropped out of school and charter schools serve significant numbers of students from low-income families, minority students, and students with disabilities. indeed these innovative public schools allow many parents and students freedom of choice that otherwise would not be 10:55:09.7 avoidable. mr. speaker, through this resolution honoring charter -- national charter schools week, we recognize the continued success demonstrated by charter schools and acknowledge the benefits of charter schools provide to our local communities. 10:55:24.4 charter schools provide parents with a wider variety of educational choices and they provide students the opportunity to receive a high quality education that they may not have received otherwise. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i yield back the balance of my 10:55:40.2 time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. kind: mr. speaker, at this time i would like to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from 10:55:52.8 the district of columbia, strong advocate for our public education system and a terrific friend of charter schools, ms. norton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from the district of columbia is recognized for three minutes. ms. norton: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his kind words. i thank mr. porter for his work in bringing this resolution to 10:56:12.2 the floor. we are right to recognize public charter schools. public charter schools is the most important innovation in public education since the invention of free public education in our country. 10:56:27.0 it's become so popular, it's become a movement. it's growing like topsy. the congress when newt gingrich was here as an alternative to vouchers helped jump-start public charter schools in the 10:56:43.7 district of columbia and in the nation by passing the first public charter school bill right here in the congress with the agreement and total home rule involvement of the district of columbia. that was in 1995. 10:56:58.6 what can they do? they -- what did they do? they helped us jump-start a movement that has produced in the district of columbia the largest number of public charter schools per capita in the united states. as i look down the list, mr. 10:57:14.2 chairman, the district has more charter schools, this one city, than most states. it has really taken off now and for some years now as an alternative to public schools. 10:57:31.1 when a child does not have a school that is offering that child and that family what the child deserves, then the child must have an alternative. it can be going out of district 10:57:47.1 and the best alternative and the only acceptable alternative it seems to me would be some other kind of public charter school. that is what has happened in the district of columbia. that is why the people of the 10:58:00.7 district of columbia resent deeply that despite the growth of the charter school movement, despite the fact that we have some of the best charter schools in the country and the largest number per capita the congress imposed on us something it would not accept for the rest of the 10:58:17.5 country, and that is private school vouchers. our people have voted with their feet. they want a neighborhood school near them. these two schools are very important. most of the religious schools are in northwest. most of our kids who would need or want alternative schools live 10:58:34.1 in southeast. so congress did that for itself. it didn't do it for us. it did it against our will. when in fact we had demonstrated that public charter schools were working in d.c. and working very well. 10:58:48.6 a child must have an alternative, but that alternative cannot be one where the public dollar is not accounted for. where there is no oversight by the public. i'm the last one who wants oversight of religious schools or anything involving religion. 10:59:05.9 it follows that religious schools must not be that alternative. the thriving public charter school movement is in fact and should be that alternative. may i have another minute, mr. chairman? 10:59:21.4 mr. kind: yield an additional minute. ms. norton: all kinds of innovations are happening in the district of columbia that i invite people to come and see. shared facilities between public -- in large buildings. instead of getting rid of the building between public and 10:59:37.7 charter schools. collaboration now between the best of our charter schools and some public schools which are not doing so well. public schools, public charter schools unlike many public schools even under no child left 10:59:54.1 behind are a case of the survival of the fittest. you lose your charter, in fact, if you do not measure up. that's what happens in the district of columbia. as far as i know it happens wherever the schools are well
RETRO 2015/ THE AGRICULTURE
United States House of Representatives 1000- 1100
HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. Suspensions (3 bills): 1) H. Res. 781 - Congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Porter / Education and the Workforce Committee); 2) H.Con.Res. 359 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (Sponsored by Rep. Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee); 3) H.R. 4700 - To provide for the conditional conveyance of any interest retained by the United States in St. Joseph Memorial Hall in St. Joseph, Michigan (Sponsored by Rep. Upton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) // H.R. 4975 - Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Dreier / Judiciary Committee) // H.R. 4954 - SAFE Port Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lungren / Homeland Security Committee) 10:01:00.5 the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 3, 2006, i hereby appoint the honorable 10:01:20.9 jo bonner to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, j. dennis hastert, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered today by the guest chaplain, the reverend frank m. deary junior, senior pastor of the first 10:01:36.6 baptist church of labelle, florida. the chaplain: may we pray. dear heavenly father, this morning i ask your blessing upon the men and women who are gathered to conduct business as representatives for the people of this great nation. god, each of these leaders has a need on his or her heart and i pray that you will be 10:01:52.6 recognized as a god who will meet every need as you are called on to provide strength, wisdom, and the discernment to make difficult decisions that will affect so many people of the united states. father, i pray for these leaders who have been given the 10:02:08.1 awesome responsibility to lead that you will guide them to lead in a way that pleases you and strengthens your plan for this country. you have blessed the united states incredibly, and we give you praise for these blessings. father, guide us to remember 10:02:22.7 the words of the sammist, to know that the lord is -- of the psalmist, to know that the lord is god. he made us, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. in jesus' name i pray, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:02:40.2 chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. our pledge today will be led by the gentleman from florida, mr. meek. mr. meek: i pledge allegiance 10:02:57.2 to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: 10:03:14.5 without objection, the gentleman from florida, mr. foley, is recognized for one minute. mr. foley: mr. speaker, i rise today to welcome our guest chaplain, reverend frank michael deerey junior, who is currently serving as senior pastor at the first baptist 10:03:29.7 church of labelle, florida. i first met him during our visit with governor jeb bush after hurricane wilma hit south florida and we witnessed first baptist church of labelle's humanitarian operation for the hurricane victims who were in need of a hot shower, meals, clothing and other resources. 10:03:47.2 labelle is a small city with a big heart, and that was truly visible under pastor deerey's leadership as his church rallied along with the community to help those who were adversely affected by the wrath of hurricane wilma. pastor deerey was born in new 10:04:04.6 orleans, louisiana and lived there until 1995 when he came to florida to serve in labelle. he received a bachelor of arts in 1979 from southeastern louisiana university in hammond, louisiana. 1982, he received a masters of divinity from new orleans 10:04:20.2 baptist theological seminary. pastor deerey was licensed and ordained as a minister and served as youth pastor, associate pastor and pastored four louisiana churches. since moving to florida he's been actively in the local 10:04:35.1 community as president of the local unit of the salvation eerm and is currently -- army and is currently serving the office. his wife kathy joins us today and has taught in public schools for 27 years and currently is a school guidance 10:04:53.1 counselor. his son is a graduate of emory riddle aaron naughtic university in daytona, florida, his daughter is currently rolled in edison college in fort myers, florida. it's a great pleasure in welcoming pastor frank to the house chambers to open our 10:05:07.4 legislative day with prayer and thank him for all of his services not only to labelle but all of florida. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the tchare will now entertainment -- chair will now entertain one-minute remarks. 10:05:22.3 the chair recognizes the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. kelly: mr. speaker, we must always keep the promises we've made to our veterans who have dedicated themselves to faithfully serving our country. however, under current law veterans are being prohibited from using medicare coverage at local v.a. hospitals. 10:05:38.5 they can only use medicare at a non-v.a. hospital and they lose out on the personalized care that they prefer to receive at a v.a. hospital. this forces veterans to choose between cost and comfort. that's not the way our veterans should be treated. i've introduced the veterans 10:05:54.9 medicare assistance act to correct this problem. our laws should be working for veterans, not against them. i urge my colleagues to join me 10:06:03.0 in this effort to enable our veterans to use their medicare benefits to help them pay their bills at a v.a. hospital. most veterans pay into the medicare for most of their lives. this law should not prohibit them from using those medicare benefits at a v.a. hospital 10:06:17.7 later on in life. co-sponsor h.r. 4992, and show our veterans that we are putting their needs first. we need to work together in congress to enhance health care options for our veterans, not take them away. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:06:35.1 chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois for one minute. mr. emanuel: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. emanuel: mr. speaker, later this morning the president will unveil his plan for responding to a flu pandemic. the homeland security department will be taking a key 10:06:52.1 role in the response. that's right, the pandemic flu response will be brought to you by the same people who gave us one heck of a job in responding to hurricane katrina. the other great initiatives were duct tape as a national response to chemical weapons and dubai ports fiasco. 10:07:08.3 according to reports, the president's plan predicts chaos, quote-unquote, a scenario of nearly two million american deaths. given the department of homeland security's track record, are these the folks you really want to put in charge of managing our responsible crisis 10:07:23.2 of this magnitude? the homeland security had a plan for new orleans, they just ignored it. and the parts that they did follow were so bungled and mismanaged we're still dealing with the aftermath. mr. speaker, no well funded plan can go forward without a good general. at a time in which we need grant, we've got mcclellan. 10:07:41.1 forget the compassionate conservative this president promised. at this point, i'd settle for a competent conservative. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, part of the reason gasoline prices have jumped to record highs is because there have been no new refineries or major refinery 10:07:58.1 expansion in america. the united states refineries are at 97% capacity by turning that black gold, crude oil, into gasoline at a rapid rate. but there is a tremendous demand for more refinery capacity. oil dutch she will has announced the plant in port 10:08:15.8 arthur, texas will expand to become the biggest refinery in the united states. construction will begin next year. currently exxonmobil in texas is the biggest refinery in america. by the way, mr. speaker, both of these refineries are in the entering belt of the texas gulf 10:08:29.8 coast. to get back on the path of energy self reliance united states needs more american refineries and more offshore drilling. the country has not built a refinery in over 25 years because of burdensome bureaucratic regulations and 10:08:46.0 environmental energy obstructionists. we need to increase offshore drilling to increase supply. so the gasoline supply at the pump can come down to an acceptable american consumer level. the people of texas welcome the new endeavor there. 10:09:01.1 that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from oregon for one minute. mr. blumenauer: well, we've just heard an example of the republican line of why there's 10:09:18.2 an energy problem. we haven't built new refineries because of burdensome environmental regulations. hogwash. we have had the industry actually close refinery capacity. 10:09:32.1 there's no evidence that there's an inability, but sadly, we're continuing the spectacle of the republican control in congress to waste opportunities and try and change the subject. whether it's wasting subsidies on oil companies that don't need it, starving renewables, or conservation. 10:09:48.8 the latest debacle is scheduled here on the floor in a few hours where they're going to force communities to accept refineries on closed military bases with no markups, no hearings, no meaningful records. there will come a time when congress will act like a congress. 10:10:04.7 we'll legislate on energy, on conservation, on innovation, and prepare for the future, but sadly, not with this republican leadership. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. 10:10:19.9 mr. keller: well, thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, vicente fox, the president of mexico, is at it again. yesterday, he said he would sign into law an irresponsible law legalizing the possession of drugs. as a result, millions of american young people who 10:10:35.6 travel to mexico for summer vacation will now legally be able to use cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana. how much is ok? two ecstasy pills, four joints, four lines of cocaine, and 25 milligrams of heroin are now 10:10:51.6 all allowed, according to vicente fox. who's advising this guy? courtney love? what a year president fox is having. earlier this year, his mexican 10:11:02.3 government provided maps to illegals to help them cross our borders. then his mexican military soldiers got caught providing an armed escort to mexican drug smugglers into texas. and now he wants congress to reward millions of illegal aliens with amnesty and 10:11:17.4 permanent citizenship so they can earn money here and send it back to mexico. vicente fox says he's our friend. with friends like these, who needs enemies? mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:11:32.3 chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan for one minute. mr. stupak: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stupak: mr. speaker, it seems almost everyone these days is rightfully outraged at the massive profits of oil and gas executives and companies. while they are raking in record profits, gas prices hit 10:11:50.8 historic highs. that's everyone except house republicans. it isn't enough that republicans supported provisions in the energy bill last year that provided oil companies with $20 billion in special interest gifts while neglecting to include any real initiatives that would lower 10:12:07.5 gas prices. house republicans then repeatedly refused to support democratic efforts to give the federal trade commission the authority to investigate all price gouging at all points of the supply chain. then last week, house republicans had the opportunity to roll back $5 billion in 10:12:24.4 additional tax breaks for oil companies over the next five years, but voted overwhelmingly to reject this democratic proposal. are house republicans that far out of touch? don't they realize companies with profits of $113 billion last year do not need tax 10:12:41.2 breaks? mr. speaker, the cozy relationship between house republicans have with oil and gas executives is hurting everyday americans who are struggling to pay record prices at the pump. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for 10:12:55.8 one minute. mr. shimkus: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. shimkus: thank you, mr. speaker. our problem we have is our reliance on imported crude oil. the way we try to address this solution is through renewable fuels, conservation, additional 10:13:12.9 exploration, and new technologies. i want to talk about one of those new technologies today, which is coal to liquid applications, which is called b.t. uconn version. imagine this, a coal mine in the midwest which on top of it sits a refinery, a liquid fuel 10:13:30.0 refinery. sound far-fetched? no, this technology has been around for 50 years. the germans used it in world war ii. the refinery bill that we have on the floor of the house toads will provide the same incentives to expansion of petroleum refineries to 10:13:43.5 coal-to-liquid applications. mr. speaker, the u.s. has 27% of the world coal supply, the largest of any country, but less than 2% of world's oil and less than 3% of natural gas. for a response to the energy challenge, the u.s. must make 10:13:59.9 greater use of its unrivaled coal reserves. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from rhode island for one minute. mr. langevin: mr. speaker, as of this morning, rhode 10:14:28.2 islanders are paying an average of $2.94 per gallon for regular gasoline. that's nearly 40 cents more than they were paying a month ago and 70 cents more than they were paying a year ago. well, last year, congress passed an energy bill which i opposed because it gave away 10:14:45.4 billions of tax dollars to oil and gas companies instead of investing in new technologies, alternative fuels, and energy efficiency. as it turns out, oil and gas prices have gone up since we passed the republican energy bill, and you know what else has gone up? 10:14:59.7 the profits of oil and gas companies. well, now the republican majority is proposing even more giveaways to the oil and gas industry by handing over federal lands to open refineries and by opening up the arctic national wildlife refuge. 10:15:15.5 well, mr. speaker, enough is enough. we cannot simply drill our way out of this crisis. growing demand from china and india and other countries is going to keep the cost of oil high for years to come and subsidies to the oil and gas industry will not change that. we need new leadership that will 10:15:32.4 promote an energy policy that encourages new technologies, energy efficiency, and creates american jobs. this morning on the "today" show the chairman of exxonmobil said that he wasn't going -- they were in the business of making money. 10:15:47.1 we are in the business of protecting the american people. it's about time this congress does its job. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from north carolina for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. in country line dancing there is 10:16:01.9 a dance called two-step. when it comes to energy policy the democrats have come up with their own dance, the four step. here's how it goes. first democrats don't acknowledge the supply component in the supply and demand principle of economics. 10:16:15.0 when confronted with solutions to the supply problem, democrats always vote no and drive up prices. step two for democrats is to scream about the evil of s.u.v.'s even though they may be driven around in one. step three for democrats is to call for investigations, point fingers, call for investment in 10:16:32.5 r&d that already exists and say if it weren't for those darn republicans we could get off oil tomorrow. step four is repeating steps one, two, and three until voters and the medium start paying attention. 10:16:45.7 mr. speaker if this sounds familiar, it should. since president clinton vetoed anwr in 1995, democrats have performed this dance when it comes to increasing or energy supply. but with gas reaching $3 a gallon, democrats need to retire it and learn a new dance. but they should try to learn one that will actually increase our oil supply. 10:17:03.5 i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, when president bush took office five years ago, the average price at 10:17:20.9 the gas pump was $1.45. today it has more than doubled over the past five years. and republicans over the past five years have controlled the house, the senate, and the white house. 10:17:36.7 washington republicans have done nothing to pass a sound energy policy that would wean us from foreign oil, create conservation programs, and provide incentives to develop alternative fuels. programs that would help us 10:17:52.7 provide consumers some relief. it took republicans four years before they finally passed an energy bill. but that bill continued massive subsidies to the oil industry like the rip-off royalty in kind 10:18:08.8 program. the president's own energy department admitted at the time that the energy bill would do absolutely nothing to lower gas prices. five years of republican power and five years of no positive 10:18:25.2 results for the consumer. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. thank you, mr. speaker. everyone is talking about the 10:18:42.0 issues of the day. immigration and energy prices. and too many in this body are overcomplicating the issue. it's really not that hard. on immigration build a wall if necessary. 10:18:56.2 secure the border. it is whature constituents -- what our constituents in tennessee want. it's what the republican majority want. it is what the american people want and need. on energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy. 10:19:13.2 we should pass the energy legislation that is going to come before this body this week. we should define price gouging. encourage construction of refineries. currently we are not doing that. liberals in congress have spent 10:19:30.1 the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. the policies that they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch that we are seeing today. we have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. mr. speaker, the liberals need 10:19:48.4 to start serving american families and stop serving special interests. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from arkansas for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to 10:20:03.7 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. barry: -- mr. berry: first of all i would ask everyone remember our men and women in uniform and keep them in your hearts and minds and certainly in their prayers, 10:20:20.5 especially those on the battlefield today. today the republican congress is going to attempt to extend the culture of corruption and chaos. they are going to offer a so-called lobby reform bill. 10:20:38.6 it makes me think of that wonderful american merle haggard that wrote a song called "rainbow stew" and it goes something like this. when a president goes through the white house door and does what he says he'll do, we'll all 10:20:54.0 be drinking that free bubbleup, and eating that rainbow stew. 10:21:00.2 this bill is clearly rainbow stew. it is a phony lobby reform bill. america deserves better. america deserves integrity. america deserves honor. 10:21:14.5 and they certainly don't deserve another dose of rainbow stew and free bubble up. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from south carolina for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one minute. 10:21:29.4 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wilson: america's economy continues to surge ahead, delivering tremendous benefits to families throughout our country. over the past three years, over 5.1 million americans have found new jobs. i'm glad that my visitors from grace christian school will 10:21:46.0 enjoy expanded job opportunities inspired by jeannie slayer and tim stevens. while house democrats ignore this continued job creation, it's obvious that the 2003 tax cuts were the true source behind the tremendous economic growth in our country. 10:22:02.3 last week we witnessed another example of economic excellence in america. last friday the department of commerce reported that the economy grew by 4.8% over the last -- past three months. which is the fastest rate in three years. as republicans finalize our 10:22:17.7 plans to extend the 2003 tax cuts, i would like to urge house democrats to abandon their tax and spend plans. instead of playing the politics of obstructionism, they should join republicans in implementing meaningful tax reform n 10:22:34.4 conclusion, god bless our troops. we will never forget september 11. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. solis: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. solis: today i rise in support of the goals of cover 10:22:49.2 the unindshured week. nearly 46 million americans, including more than eight million children, are living without health insurance. more than 1/3 are latinos, 20% are african-americans, about 19% are asian pacific islanders who lack any form of health care 10:23:05.8 insurance. in california one out of five uninsured is a child under the age of 18. many current health proposals offered by republicans will do more harm than help people living in districts like mine. association health plans which ignore our state regulations are 10:23:20.9 not working for families. health savings accounts will do nothing to improve the well-being of our families in districts like mine. instead congress should be taking action to ensure that no child has to skip needed health care examinations. we should ensure that working 10:23:36.6 families never have to choose between going to see a doctor and putting food on the table. we must work to eliminate racial and ethic health care disparities. together minorities comprise about 46% of the uninsured population. all these groups represent only 10:23:52.4 24% of the u.s. population. however insurance coverage is an important predictor of whether individuals obtain health promoting and life extending services. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. 10:24:06.1 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. stearns: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, today is asthma awareness day 2006. on asthma awareness day may 7, 2003, there were only 20 asthma friendly states in the united 10:24:23.2 states. even more limiting, of those 20 only nine extended protection even further to anna if a plaquesis medication. today historically 47 states protect for asthma. 10:24:38.4 38 for asthma plus anna if a laxcies -- anaphalaxis. this is a positive turn around in just a few years for our children. 10:24:53.3 i'm pleased with the momentous progress we have made on our nation's capital and statehouses. i encourage all of us who work here, visit the capitol today to stop by the cannon caucus room from 11:30 to 4:00 and learn more about asthma. get screened, take the test. 10:25:09.9 and let's enjoy another successful asthma awareness day. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. meek: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meek: mr. speaker, i come to the floor today to announce that 10:25:27.5 last friday a bipartisan coalition, 15 state senators and six -- 15 democratic state senators and six republican state senators came together to protect the people of the state of florida as it relates to 10:25:44.0 smaller class sizes. the people of the state of florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in the state of florida to make sure that the state pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts. floridians said three things, 10:25:58.1 public education is a high priority, that classrooms that are packed with students are unacceptable, and that floridians want tax dollars to be spent, provide a quality education to all florida's children but some state officials try to undercut that decision by -- that was made by 10:26:14.5 the voters and for florida's children. today i want to enter the names today, mr. speaker, of those senators and those state representatives that put forth their vote to make sure that we protect those that are in public education now in the state of florida and those that are yet 10:26:29.7 unborn. they should be commended and placed into the congressional record for future generations. thank you so very much. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from michigan for one minute. mrs. miller: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the situation at 10:26:44.3 our porous border is absolutely in a state of emergency. we are all hearing this message from our constituents in a variety of ways, and this morning i wanted to share a very clear message that i received in my office the other day from one of my constituents. a constituent of mine sent me this brick in the mail. 10:26:59.9 on this brick it says, since the u.s. government seems to be struggling with the illegal immigration problem, i thought i would send you the means to begin solving the problem. this brick is sent to support stronger border security. mr. speaker, the american people are demanding action. 10:27:16.8 and last december this house passed a very good border security bill that would, in fact, put this brick to very good use in building a security fence on our southern border. the debate in the other body is now turning toward amnesty for those who come here illegally. that is the wrong direction for 10:27:32.8 america. we cannot offer amnesty or expanded opportunities for guest workers until we deal with the problem at hand. and i urge the u.s. senate to listen to the people, to look at the bill that was passed by this house in december, and as this brick says, support stronger border security. 10:27:48.8 i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. sanchez: thank you, mr. speaker. we are now just about three weeks away from the memorial day 10:28:06.7 holiday. and a gallon of gas in my district costs $3.38. look at this photo from home. $3.38 for unleaded. the cheap stuff. 10:28:20.2 it is now cheaper to buy a fast food lunch than it is for people in riverside to drive to anaheim. before the memorial day holiday, let us give america a fuel tax holiday, 60 days with no gas 10:28:35.0 tax. i'll be the first to admit this is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. but the american people should not need to suffer the pain at the pump simply because this republican-led congress has 10:28:50.9 forsaken its obligation to address our country's energy crisis. last week exxonmobil announced it had a made $8.4 billion in a quarter. the first quarter of this year. now, why should the federal 10:29:08.5 government give handouts to a company that made $8 billion in three months? i urge my colleagues to support this revenue neutral bill. it gives money back to the taxpayers. it stops the needless oil company give aways, and it gives 10:29:25.1 consumers relief when they need it the most. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from texas. mr. carter: permission to address the house for one 10:29:37.9 minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. carter: this morning and every morning in my memory members of my district, americans all across this country, and my colleagues in the democratic party went out and got in their cars, started them up, and drove to work or drove to school. 10:29:53.8 they wouldn't have done that if they hadn't been gasoline or diesel in those automobiles. and yet the democrats have been opposing refining capacity, opposing pipelines, opposing drilling in anwr, opposing going to the reserves that we know are 10:30:10.8 available if we'll just drill the wells and produce the petrochemicals that are necessary to keep this country running. the reason we've got the problem today is obstructionism to solve the problem, which is let's put gas and diesel in our 10:30:25.5 tanks so we can keep america going to work. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from ohio for one minute. mr. kucinich: permission to address the house and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: 10:30:39.8 without objection. mr. kucinich: now, everyone knows the oil companies are posting record profits. oil companies are blaming everyone but themselves for large gas increases. the consumer is being gouged and oil companies continue to avoid their responsibility. the most recent data for the nation shows the average price 10:30:56.6 of gas is close to $3 a gallon. gas prices increasing, wages across the nation dropping, gas prices hurt even more because folks have less money to pay for it. you know what's going on, people are actually going into their change jars to go to the 10:31:12.7 gas station to be able to pay for the increased cost of gas. some people are hawking their jewelry to be able to pay for the increased price of gas. price gouging is occurring. as the oil companies are reaping profits close to $3 billion since 2001, time for 10:31:28.9 windfall profits tax, time for a bill, the gas price spike act, over 50 members of congress want a windfall profits tax. that's what the oil companies understand. when we get that up to 100 co-sponsors, then the oil companies are going to start 10:31:43.0 backing off, because right now their foot's on the accelerator. they're looking at $3 a gallon, $4 a gallon, $5 a gallon. we have to stand up for the american people, and that's what we're here to do. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. 10:31:57.4 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from louisiana for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the nation's energy prices continue to rise. families and businesses are feeling the pinch. we're paying the price for decades of extra taxes, poor energy policy, curtailed 10:32:15.0 exploration, and a lack of new refineries. the nation needs to take a new approach to our energy problems. we need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers. to do that, we should increase domestic energy production. my bill, h.r. 4761, gives 10:32:31.8 states control of the waters off their shores and encourages increased energy exploration by giving them a share of the revenues generated. we should increase our development of alternative fuels taking advantage of renewable fuels like corn and 10:32:46.2 sugar to produce biodiesel. finally we should help developing nations to help curb their increasing consumption of oil and natural gas which is driving oil prices higher. india in particular is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic use and we should work 10:33:02.6 with them. this is a good deal for both companies, india develops its own self-sustaining power sources, we get a reduction in the demand for world energy lowering prices in the process. clearly the energy problems are too big to use yesterday's thinking. 10:33:18.6 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from tennessee for one minute. mr. cooper: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cooper: mr. speaker, we've heard a lot of problems mentioned on the house floor today. we should be aware that this house is doing a very poor job of addressing any of these 10:33:35.9 problems. why? because this is one of the laziest congresses in all of american history. we are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any congress since at least 1948, 10:33:52.1 and that's even before i was born. so far, we're in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we've only had 26 voting days in this body. that's a shame. this congress is simply not doing its job under republican 10:34:08.0 leadership. they are the ones that set the schedule. you know, harry truman called that congress of 1948 the do-nothing congress of 1948. how do you do less than nothing? 10:34:22.9 sadly, the american people are about to find out thanks to our friends on the other side of the aisle. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from north carolina for one minute. mr. hayes: i ask unanimous 10:34:41.4 consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hayes: mr. speaker, i want to recognize american idol cafta kelley pickler for using her god given talent to sing. she is returning home but she consistently received some of 10:34:56.4 the highest rote totals than any of the other contestants and it's easy to understand why. kelley's charm and talent clearly identified her success each week as americans tuned into the most popular show on television. kelley will be returning home to stanley county and north 10:35:12.7 carolina, a true idol to many for her performances. her extraordinary singing voice and the grace she personified in front of millions as she represented her community, family, and friends, kelley, we wish you the best, i know that great opportunities lie ahead for you. 10:35:27.5 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:35:45.1 >> in less than 12 days seniors face a critical deadline. by may 15, they must sign up for a medicare drug pan. after this date, they'll pay a permanent penalty of 1% for 10:35:57.1 every month that they wait to join, a penalty they will pay on top of their premium for the rest of their lives. i have held more than three dozen seminars across my district to help seniors navigate through the overly 10:36:13.0 complex program and they keep calling asking for more help. they're understandably confused by the more than 60 different choices that they have. the least we can do is give seniors more time to understand their options so that they can 10:36:27.7 make their best choice. to do this, congress must pass the medicare informed choice act, which would delay the late enrollment penalty, prevent beneficiaries from losing their employer-based coverage, and allow seniors to switch plans 10:36:42.7 if they make a mistake. more than 70% of seniors are asking for more time. it's long overdue for congress to listen and make sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them. i yield back the balance of my 10:36:57.1 time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from minnesota for one minute. mr. kennedy: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today as a member of congress and a parent to thank the many law enforcement officers whose hard 10:37:13.3 work resulted in yesterday's capture of escaped child sexual predator michael benson. i would also commend john walsh and the viewers of "america's most wanted," who helped make benson the 888th criminal apprehended after being 10:37:30.1 featured on the show. however, i stand here today deeply frustrated that obstructionists in the other body are using procedural gimmicks to block passage of the child safety act, which the house first passed overwhelmingly more than eight 10:37:46.8 months ago. mr. speaker, this act will help our children keep safe from predators like michael benson, and i urge the other body to quit obstructing and pass this vital bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:38:02.0 gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from washington state for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. larsen: i rise to recognize the naval base atwoodby island. 10:38:23.4 the captain will accept the award for excellence on friday. this award recognizes the hard work and exceptional efforts of the people who operate n.a.s. woodby and i praise that team effort from the men and women on the ground to those in the 10:38:35.5 sky. they make this installation run. the community and the residents of oak harbor play an integral role in protecting and promoting n.a.s. woodby. it is their work year after year this makes it great. it is the national center for 10:38:51.2 electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare operations. these missions will be pivotal to creating the type of military the department of defense wants to build in the upcoming years. n.a.s. woodby will likely have to accommodate tremendous growth in the future and this award shows the team and 10:39:06.6 infrastructure are in place to do the job. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from indiana for one minute. mr. pence: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pence: gas prices are too 10:39:22.4 high, and so washington has already begun to posture. i know how angry people can become when gas prices rise. i spent five years working my way through college pumping gas at ray's marathon. 10:39:40.0 and it is important that washington respond. but we ought to respond with a real answer, which is to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by opening up america's own domestic reserves in the inner coastal regions and in the alas 10:39:57.6 sca national wildlife re -- and the alaska national wildlife region. if we opened up anwr, we could increase our domestic reserves by 50%. if president bill clinton had not vetoed legislation opening anwr to environmentally responsible exploration in 10:40:14.5 1995, we would be pumping millions of barrels from anwr today. let's reduce the price of gasoline for future generations of americans. let's reduce our dependence on foreign oil. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:40:28.7 chair is pleased at this time to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. watson: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: wukes. ms. watson: mr. speaker, the american people are fed up with us in congress. they finally see the house republican majority for what it is, nothing but a rubber stamp 10:40:45.4 for president bush and his special interest friends. house republicans simply have no agenda for helping everyday americans. 10:40:55.7 perhaps that's the reason we've only been in session for 26 days so far this year. if house republicans were really interested in helping the american people, they'd join us in tracking and tackling our nation's energy 10:41:12.5 crisis. house republicans failed to address skyrocketing gas prices in their energy bill last year. instead, they chose to follow the president in supporting a bill that gave the oil and gas companies $20 billion in 10:41:27.7 special interest gifts by doing absolutely nothing to ease the sticker shock consumers face every time they fill up at the pump. we have a plan. democrats have a plan that works for all americans, not 10:41:42.4 just big oil and gas c.e.o.'s. our plan not only cracks down on price gouging, but also calls for an increase in production of our alternative fuels. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:41:56.3 chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from new york for one minute. mr. nadler: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. nadler: mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:42:11.7 mr. nadler: mr. speaker, today president bush is expected to announce his appointment of homeland security chief michael chertoff to lead the administration's efforts to combat a potential avian flu epidemic. didn't the president learn anything from hurricane katrina? 10:42:27.2 michael chertoff is the same man responsible for the incompetent, inept, and tragically unacceptable response to hurricane katrina. if secretary chertoff couldn't properly oversee the administration's response to a hurricane along the gulf coast that we knew about days in advance, how is he supposed to 10:42:42.9 lead the response to a flu pandemic that could hit at any time? the bush administration is already woefully unprepared to fight an avian flu pandemic. the president's own administration has already warned a worst-case scenario here in the u.s. would entail 10:42:59.2 an 18 month long crisis in which as many as 1.9 million americans could be killed. the flu crisis needs a serious and competent administration to oversee our response. the bush administration is showing once again it will take a crony over a competent administrator every time. 10:43:13.7 it's time for the administration to show that it actually can lead. it's time they turn away from the cronies and find someone competent for a change so the avian flu pandemic doesn't surprise us the way the expected hurricane katrina overwhelmed us. 10:43:28.7 thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 , the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered. or on which the vote is 10:43:44.3 objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. recorded votes on postponed questions will be taken later today. for what purpose does the gentleman from nevada rise? mr. porter: mr. speaker, i move 10:43:59.7 the house suspend the rules and pass resolution h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 781, resolution congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:44:16.4 contributions to education, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house rule, the gentleman from nevada, mr. porter, and the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. kind, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from nevada. 10:44:29.6 mr. porter: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include any extraneous material on h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. porter: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, this resolution 10:44:45.4 honors the nation's charter schools, their parents, the teachers, of course, the students, administrators, and other individuals involved with their hard work and dedication promoting equality public education. this week, may 1 through may 7, has been designated national 10:45:01.9 charter schools week. during this week, charter school organizations and others around the united states recognize these schools for their continued contribution to education. the nation's charter school deliver a high quality education and challenge students to reach 10:45:17.1 their potential. when president bush took office in 2001, there were only about 2,000 charter schools nationwide. today there's approximately 3,600 serving over a million students in 40 states, including the district of columbia and puerto rico. 10:45:33.9 in nevada, we have 18 charter schools serving approximately 5,000 students. very proud to have been involved with nevada's first legislation in 1997 to introduce and to pass our first charter school legislation. 10:45:49.2 we also have an example of a charter school that is 10:45:54.6 nationally recognized. that's the andre aga as college prep atory -- prep tory academy. it's designed to enhance a student's character, respect, motivation, and self-discipline. agassi prep is to improve skill 10:46:14.5 levels and combat lower expectations among the community's most challenged children. extended few hours are a few of the practices utilized to 10:46:26.9 achieve a higher standard of education. i commend the charter schools in the state of nevada and across this great nation for recognizing the immense need for improved education and for their commitment to improving student achievement for students who attend these schools. nationwide charter schools serve 10:46:44.4 a very special need. many of the schools under their charter take care of kids with special needs from hearing to speaking to other challenges, even in the state of nevada we have a charter school that was neglected through its charter to 10:47:01.7 serve children from the state of california that are juvenile delinquents. charter schools provide a great service to our communities. also grade schools, all different levels of schools across the country to provide 10:47:16.9 parents, communities, leaders, business, all members of the community access and the ability to be involved in education. nearly 56% of charter schools report having a waiting list, and the total number of students on such waiting lists is enough to fill another 1,000 10:47:33.9 average-sized charter schools across the nation. allowing parents and students to choose their charter schools we stimulate change and benefit all public school students. the exchange for flexibility and autonomy, they are held 10:47:48.7 accountable by their sponsors for improving student achievement. a charter school is just that. a charter school is a school with a contract of performance. if they do not perform, they do not provide excellence in education, these schools can lose their charters. charter schools must meet the 10:48:05.4 same no child left behind student achievement accountability requirements as other public schools. and often set higher and additional individual goals to ensure they are all high quality and truly accountable to the public. according to the center for education reform, as many as 15 10:48:21.1 studies find that students who frequently enter charter significantly or below the normal grade level. these students then achieve the same or even higher gains as compared to their surrounding districts demographically compared schools or even the state averages. a report from america's charter 10:48:38.1 school finance corporation called, take me on a reading adventure, cites research from several states that show greater gains and/or higher scores in reading for charter schools as compared to their traditional school peers. 10:48:51.7 charter schools have enjoyed broad bipartisan support from the administration, congress, state governors, and legislators, educators, and parents across this great nation. the sixth annual national charter school week held this week, may 1 through may 7, 2006 recognizes the significant 10:49:10.0 impacts, achievements, and innovations of our nation's charter schools. through this resolution congress today acknowledges and commends the charter school movement and the charter school students, teachers, parents, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:49:26.4 contributions to education and improving and strengthening our nation's public schools. mr. speaker i urge support for this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from 10:49:39.6 wisconsin. mr. kind: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i commend my good friend and colleague from nevada for his support of this resolution as well as the chair and ranking member of the education and work force committee. as a member of the house education and work force committee, and as an original 10:49:56.5 co-sponsor of h.res. 781 i strongly support passage of this resolution honoring national charter schools week. since the first charter school began in 1992 in st. paul, minnesota, the number of charter schools has grown to over 3,600 serving more than one million 10:50:14.4 students across the country today. in wisconsin, my home state, there are nearly 200 charter schools educating close to 30,000 students and in my congressional district in western wisconsin, we have 24 charter schools. 10:50:29.4 charter schools provide parents along with their children, their students another choice within the public education system. one school in particular that i'd like to highlight during national charter schools week is lacrosse roads in my hometown of lacrosse, wisconsin. 10:50:46.5 it's an alternative high school. a specific project that has become part of the curriculum at this school was introduced by their teacher, karen shanefeld. 10:50:57.7 it requires the students to record the orel histories of our veterans and submit them to the library of congress to be included in the veterans history project. such projects are commendable and highly valuable to our students. 10:51:08.6 it's provide add unique link between the younger generation with the older generation. and a wonderful teaching opportunity and great history lesson for those students at lacrosse roads. i praise teachers such as karen who have broken down barriers to work with all students using 10:51:26.3 innovative and creative strategies to teach. it is important that charter schools give flexibility and options to teachers and parents, but we must remember they are not the cure all for improving public education. we have to be diligent at 10:51:40.8 monitoring the success for failure of charter schools throughout the country and not afraid of chutting down those that are not working. that is the key to moving forward with the option of choice in our public school system, i believe. charter schools have consistently been at the 10:51:55.6 forefront of my priority list and i'm pleased that wisconsin is one of seven states with over 100 exceptional charter schools today. i have consistently advocated for increased support for charter schools and supported the charter school facilities financing demonstration program during consideration of the no 10:52:13.4 child left behind legislation of 2001. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to submit this -- to support this resolution honoring charter schools. it is our duty as representatives of this congress to ensure that all our students reach their highest academic potential and a charter school 10:52:30.0 may provide a model better suited towards and individual student's needs w that i retain the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nevada. mr. porter: at this time i yield as much time as he may consume to the chairman of the full 10:52:44.6 committee, mr. buck mckeon. the speaker pro tempore: the chairman of the full committee is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of house resolution 781, a measure to recognize charter schools as 10:53:00.2 well as their students, parents, teachers, and administrators. this week marks the seventh annual national charter schools week. and i thank my colleague, mr. porter, for taking the lead in recognizing these schools today. mr. porter is a strong supporter 10:53:16.0 of education and serves on the house education and work force committee. each year congress honors charter schools and those involved in the role they play in reforming and improving our nation's public education system. 10:53:30.2 and for good reason. year after year charter schools make significant contributions across our nation. charter schools are public schools that agree to improved academic achievement and accountability in financial and other operations in exchange for added flexibility and 10:53:49.0 independence. they are subject to all the same no child left behind achievement goals as other public schools, but with greater flexibility in how they improve student success. this enhanced autonomy allows charter schools to focus on increasing academic achievement 10:54:06.4 for individual students rather than complying with bureaucratic paperwork. moreover, it allows charter schools to use varied educational methods and techniques while accounting for their results. some 3,600 charter schools serve about a million students in 40 10:54:23.4 states and washington, d.c. nearly 56% of these charter schools have waiting lists. in other words, they are in high demand. with that demand growing all the time. that's because charter schools understand how to meet the 10:54:37.0 specific needs of the local communities in which they operate. these schools are particularly devoted to serving low-income communities. nationwide almost 50% of charter schools serve students considered at risk or who have 10:54:52.1 previously dropped out of school and charter schools serve significant numbers of students from low-income families, minority students, and students with disabilities. indeed these innovative public schools allow many parents and students freedom of choice that otherwise would not be 10:55:09.7 avoidable. mr. speaker, through this resolution honoring charter -- national charter schools week, we recognize the continued success demonstrated by charter schools and acknowledge the benefits of charter schools provide to our local communities. 10:55:24.4 charter schools provide parents with a wider variety of educational choices and they provide students the opportunity to receive a high quality education that they may not have received otherwise. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i yield back the balance of my 10:55:40.2 time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. kind: mr. speaker, at this time i would like to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from 10:55:52.8 the district of columbia, strong advocate for our public education system and a terrific friend of charter schools, ms. norton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from the district of columbia is recognized for three minutes. ms. norton: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his kind words. i thank mr. porter for his work in bringing this resolution to 10:56:12.2 the floor. we are right to recognize public charter schools. public charter schools is the most important innovation in public education since the invention of free public education in our country. 10:56:27.0 it's become so popular, it's become a movement. it's growing like topsy. the congress when newt gingrich was here as an alternative to vouchers helped jump-start public charter schools in the 10:56:43.7 district of columbia and in the nation by passing the first public charter school bill right here in the congress with the agreement and total home rule involvement of the district of columbia. that was in 1995. 10:56:58.6 what can they do? they -- what did they do? they helped us jump-start a movement that has produced in the district of columbia the largest number of public charter schools per capita in the united states. as i look down the list, mr. 10:57:14.2 chairman, the district has more charter schools, this one city, than most states. it has really taken off now and for some years now as an alternative to public schools. 10:57:31.1 when a child does not have a school that is offering that child and that family what the child deserves, then the child must have an alternative. it can be going out of district 10:57:47.1 and the best alternative and the only acceptable alternative it seems to me would be some other kind of public charter school. that is what has happened in the district of columbia. that is why the people of the 10:58:00.7 district of columbia resent deeply that despite the growth of the charter school movement, despite the fact that we have some of the best charter schools in the country and the largest number per capita the congress imposed on us something it would not accept for the rest of the 10:58:17.5 country, and that is private school vouchers. our people have voted with their feet. they want a neighborhood school near them. these two schools are very important. most of the religious schools are in northwest. most of our kids who would need or want alternative schools live 10:58:34.1 in southeast. so congress did that for itself. it didn't do it for us. it did it against our will. when in fact we had demonstrated that public charter schools were working in d.c. and working very well. 10:58:48.6 a child must have an alternative, but that alternative cannot be one where the public dollar is not accounted for. where there is no oversight by the public. i'm the last one who wants oversight of religious schools or anything involving religion. 10:59:05.9 it follows that religious schools must not be that alternative. the thriving public charter school movement is in fact and should be that alternative. may i have another minute, mr. chairman? 10:59:21.4 mr. kind: yield an additional minute. ms. norton: all kinds of innovations are happening in the district of columbia that i invite people to come and see. shared facilities between public -- in large buildings. instead of getting rid of the building between public and 10:59:37.7 charter schools. collaboration now between the best of our charter schools and some public schools which are not doing so well. public schools, public charter schools unlike many public schools even under no child left 10:59:54.1 behind are a case of the survival of the fittest. you lose your charter, in fact, if you do not measure up. that's what happens in the district of columbia. as far as i know it happens wherever the schools are well
United States House of Representatives 1000- 1100
HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. Suspensions (3 bills): 1) H. Res. 781 - Congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Porter / Education and the Workforce Committee); 2) H.Con.Res. 359 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (Sponsored by Rep. Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee); 3) H.R. 4700 - To provide for the conditional conveyance of any interest retained by the United States in St. Joseph Memorial Hall in St. Joseph, Michigan (Sponsored by Rep. Upton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) // H.R. 4975 - Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Dreier / Judiciary Committee) // H.R. 4954 - SAFE Port Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lungren / Homeland Security Committee) 10:01:00.5 the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 3, 2006, i hereby appoint the honorable 10:01:20.9 jo bonner to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, j. dennis hastert, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered today by the guest chaplain, the reverend frank m. deary junior, senior pastor of the first 10:01:36.6 baptist church of labelle, florida. the chaplain: may we pray. dear heavenly father, this morning i ask your blessing upon the men and women who are gathered to conduct business as representatives for the people of this great nation. god, each of these leaders has a need on his or her heart and i pray that you will be 10:01:52.6 recognized as a god who will meet every need as you are called on to provide strength, wisdom, and the discernment to make difficult decisions that will affect so many people of the united states. father, i pray for these leaders who have been given the 10:02:08.1 awesome responsibility to lead that you will guide them to lead in a way that pleases you and strengthens your plan for this country. you have blessed the united states incredibly, and we give you praise for these blessings. father, guide us to remember 10:02:22.7 the words of the sammist, to know that the lord is -- of the psalmist, to know that the lord is god. he made us, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. in jesus' name i pray, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:02:40.2 chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. our pledge today will be led by the gentleman from florida, mr. meek. mr. meek: i pledge allegiance 10:02:57.2 to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: 10:03:14.5 without objection, the gentleman from florida, mr. foley, is recognized for one minute. mr. foley: mr. speaker, i rise today to welcome our guest chaplain, reverend frank michael deerey junior, who is currently serving as senior pastor at the first baptist 10:03:29.7 church of labelle, florida. i first met him during our visit with governor jeb bush after hurricane wilma hit south florida and we witnessed first baptist church of labelle's humanitarian operation for the hurricane victims who were in need of a hot shower, meals, clothing and other resources. 10:03:47.2 labelle is a small city with a big heart, and that was truly visible under pastor deerey's leadership as his church rallied along with the community to help those who were adversely affected by the wrath of hurricane wilma. pastor deerey was born in new 10:04:04.6 orleans, louisiana and lived there until 1995 when he came to florida to serve in labelle. he received a bachelor of arts in 1979 from southeastern louisiana university in hammond, louisiana. 1982, he received a masters of divinity from new orleans 10:04:20.2 baptist theological seminary. pastor deerey was licensed and ordained as a minister and served as youth pastor, associate pastor and pastored four louisiana churches. since moving to florida he's been actively in the local 10:04:35.1 community as president of the local unit of the salvation eerm and is currently -- army and is currently serving the office. his wife kathy joins us today and has taught in public schools for 27 years and currently is a school guidance 10:04:53.1 counselor. his son is a graduate of emory riddle aaron naughtic university in daytona, florida, his daughter is currently rolled in edison college in fort myers, florida. it's a great pleasure in welcoming pastor frank to the house chambers to open our 10:05:07.4 legislative day with prayer and thank him for all of his services not only to labelle but all of florida. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the tchare will now entertainment -- chair will now entertain one-minute remarks. 10:05:22.3 the chair recognizes the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. kelly: mr. speaker, we must always keep the promises we've made to our veterans who have dedicated themselves to faithfully serving our country. however, under current law veterans are being prohibited from using medicare coverage at local v.a. hospitals. 10:05:38.5 they can only use medicare at a non-v.a. hospital and they lose out on the personalized care that they prefer to receive at a v.a. hospital. this forces veterans to choose between cost and comfort. that's not the way our veterans should be treated. i've introduced the veterans 10:05:54.9 medicare assistance act to correct this problem. our laws should be working for veterans, not against them. i urge my colleagues to join me 10:06:03.0 in this effort to enable our veterans to use their medicare benefits to help them pay their bills at a v.a. hospital. most veterans pay into the medicare for most of their lives. this law should not prohibit them from using those medicare benefits at a v.a. hospital 10:06:17.7 later on in life. co-sponsor h.r. 4992, and show our veterans that we are putting their needs first. we need to work together in congress to enhance health care options for our veterans, not take them away. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:06:35.1 chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois for one minute. mr. emanuel: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. emanuel: mr. speaker, later this morning the president will unveil his plan for responding to a flu pandemic. the homeland security department will be taking a key 10:06:52.1 role in the response. that's right, the pandemic flu response will be brought to you by the same people who gave us one heck of a job in responding to hurricane katrina. the other great initiatives were duct tape as a national response to chemical weapons and dubai ports fiasco. 10:07:08.3 according to reports, the president's plan predicts chaos, quote-unquote, a scenario of nearly two million american deaths. given the department of homeland security's track record, are these the folks you really want to put in charge of managing our responsible crisis 10:07:23.2 of this magnitude? the homeland security had a plan for new orleans, they just ignored it. and the parts that they did follow were so bungled and mismanaged we're still dealing with the aftermath. mr. speaker, no well funded plan can go forward without a good general. at a time in which we need grant, we've got mcclellan. 10:07:41.1 forget the compassionate conservative this president promised. at this point, i'd settle for a competent conservative. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, part of the reason gasoline prices have jumped to record highs is because there have been no new refineries or major refinery 10:07:58.1 expansion in america. the united states refineries are at 97% capacity by turning that black gold, crude oil, into gasoline at a rapid rate. but there is a tremendous demand for more refinery capacity. oil dutch she will has announced the plant in port 10:08:15.8 arthur, texas will expand to become the biggest refinery in the united states. construction will begin next year. currently exxonmobil in texas is the biggest refinery in america. by the way, mr. speaker, both of these refineries are in the entering belt of the texas gulf 10:08:29.8 coast. to get back on the path of energy self reliance united states needs more american refineries and more offshore drilling. the country has not built a refinery in over 25 years because of burdensome bureaucratic regulations and 10:08:46.0 environmental energy obstructionists. we need to increase offshore drilling to increase supply. so the gasoline supply at the pump can come down to an acceptable american consumer level. the people of texas welcome the new endeavor there. 10:09:01.1 that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from oregon for one minute. mr. blumenauer: well, we've just heard an example of the republican line of why there's 10:09:18.2 an energy problem. we haven't built new refineries because of burdensome environmental regulations. hogwash. we have had the industry actually close refinery capacity. 10:09:32.1 there's no evidence that there's an inability, but sadly, we're continuing the spectacle of the republican control in congress to waste opportunities and try and change the subject. whether it's wasting subsidies on oil companies that don't need it, starving renewables, or conservation. 10:09:48.8 the latest debacle is scheduled here on the floor in a few hours where they're going to force communities to accept refineries on closed military bases with no markups, no hearings, no meaningful records. there will come a time when congress will act like a congress. 10:10:04.7 we'll legislate on energy, on conservation, on innovation, and prepare for the future, but sadly, not with this republican leadership. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. 10:10:19.9 mr. keller: well, thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, vicente fox, the president of mexico, is at it again. yesterday, he said he would sign into law an irresponsible law legalizing the possession of drugs. as a result, millions of american young people who 10:10:35.6 travel to mexico for summer vacation will now legally be able to use cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana. how much is ok? two ecstasy pills, four joints, four lines of cocaine, and 25 milligrams of heroin are now 10:10:51.6 all allowed, according to vicente fox. who's advising this guy? courtney love? what a year president fox is having. earlier this year, his mexican 10:11:02.3 government provided maps to illegals to help them cross our borders. then his mexican military soldiers got caught providing an armed escort to mexican drug smugglers into texas. and now he wants congress to reward millions of illegal aliens with amnesty and 10:11:17.4 permanent citizenship so they can earn money here and send it back to mexico. vicente fox says he's our friend. with friends like these, who needs enemies? mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:11:32.3 chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan for one minute. mr. stupak: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stupak: mr. speaker, it seems almost everyone these days is rightfully outraged at the massive profits of oil and gas executives and companies. while they are raking in record profits, gas prices hit 10:11:50.8 historic highs. that's everyone except house republicans. it isn't enough that republicans supported provisions in the energy bill last year that provided oil companies with $20 billion in special interest gifts while neglecting to include any real initiatives that would lower 10:12:07.5 gas prices. house republicans then repeatedly refused to support democratic efforts to give the federal trade commission the authority to investigate all price gouging at all points of the supply chain. then last week, house republicans had the opportunity to roll back $5 billion in 10:12:24.4 additional tax breaks for oil companies over the next five years, but voted overwhelmingly to reject this democratic proposal. are house republicans that far out of touch? don't they realize companies with profits of $113 billion last year do not need tax 10:12:41.2 breaks? mr. speaker, the cozy relationship between house republicans have with oil and gas executives is hurting everyday americans who are struggling to pay record prices at the pump. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for 10:12:55.8 one minute. mr. shimkus: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. shimkus: thank you, mr. speaker. our problem we have is our reliance on imported crude oil. the way we try to address this solution is through renewable fuels, conservation, additional 10:13:12.9 exploration, and new technologies. i want to talk about one of those new technologies today, which is coal to liquid applications, which is called b.t. uconn version. imagine this, a coal mine in the midwest which on top of it sits a refinery, a liquid fuel 10:13:30.0 refinery. sound far-fetched? no, this technology has been around for 50 years. the germans used it in world war ii. the refinery bill that we have on the floor of the house toads will provide the same incentives to expansion of petroleum refineries to 10:13:43.5 coal-to-liquid applications. mr. speaker, the u.s. has 27% of the world coal supply, the largest of any country, but less than 2% of world's oil and less than 3% of natural gas. for a response to the energy challenge, the u.s. must make 10:13:59.9 greater use of its unrivaled coal reserves. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from rhode island for one minute. mr. langevin: mr. speaker, as of this morning, rhode 10:14:28.2 islanders are paying an average of $2.94 per gallon for regular gasoline. that's nearly 40 cents more than they were paying a month ago and 70 cents more than they were paying a year ago. well, last year, congress passed an energy bill which i opposed because it gave away 10:14:45.4 billions of tax dollars to oil and gas companies instead of investing in new technologies, alternative fuels, and energy efficiency. as it turns out, oil and gas prices have gone up since we passed the republican energy bill, and you know what else has gone up? 10:14:59.7 the profits of oil and gas companies. well, now the republican majority is proposing even more giveaways to the oil and gas industry by handing over federal lands to open refineries and by opening up the arctic national wildlife refuge. 10:15:15.5 well, mr. speaker, enough is enough. we cannot simply drill our way out of this crisis. growing demand from china and india and other countries is going to keep the cost of oil high for years to come and subsidies to the oil and gas industry will not change that. we need new leadership that will 10:15:32.4 promote an energy policy that encourages new technologies, energy efficiency, and creates american jobs. this morning on the "today" show the chairman of exxonmobil said that he wasn't going -- they were in the business of making money. 10:15:47.1 we are in the business of protecting the american people. it's about time this congress does its job. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from north carolina for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. in country line dancing there is 10:16:01.9 a dance called two-step. when it comes to energy policy the democrats have come up with their own dance, the four step. here's how it goes. first democrats don't acknowledge the supply component in the supply and demand principle of economics. 10:16:15.0 when confronted with solutions to the supply problem, democrats always vote no and drive up prices. step two for democrats is to scream about the evil of s.u.v.'s even though they may be driven around in one. step three for democrats is to call for investigations, point fingers, call for investment in 10:16:32.5 r&d that already exists and say if it weren't for those darn republicans we could get off oil tomorrow. step four is repeating steps one, two, and three until voters and the medium start paying attention. 10:16:45.7 mr. speaker if this sounds familiar, it should. since president clinton vetoed anwr in 1995, democrats have performed this dance when it comes to increasing or energy supply. but with gas reaching $3 a gallon, democrats need to retire it and learn a new dance. but they should try to learn one that will actually increase our oil supply. 10:17:03.5 i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, when president bush took office five years ago, the average price at 10:17:20.9 the gas pump was $1.45. today it has more than doubled over the past five years. and republicans over the past five years have controlled the house, the senate, and the white house. 10:17:36.7 washington republicans have done nothing to pass a sound energy policy that would wean us from foreign oil, create conservation programs, and provide incentives to develop alternative fuels. programs that would help us 10:17:52.7 provide consumers some relief. it took republicans four years before they finally passed an energy bill. but that bill continued massive subsidies to the oil industry like the rip-off royalty in kind 10:18:08.8 program. the president's own energy department admitted at the time that the energy bill would do absolutely nothing to lower gas prices. five years of republican power and five years of no positive 10:18:25.2 results for the consumer. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. thank you, mr. speaker. everyone is talking about the 10:18:42.0 issues of the day. immigration and energy prices. and too many in this body are overcomplicating the issue. it's really not that hard. on immigration build a wall if necessary. 10:18:56.2 secure the border. it is whature constituents -- what our constituents in tennessee want. it's what the republican majority want. it is what the american people want and need. on energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy. 10:19:13.2 we should pass the energy legislation that is going to come before this body this week. we should define price gouging. encourage construction of refineries. currently we are not doing that. liberals in congress have spent 10:19:30.1 the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. the policies that they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch that we are seeing today. we have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. mr. speaker, the liberals need 10:19:48.4 to start serving american families and stop serving special interests. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from arkansas for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to 10:20:03.7 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. barry: -- mr. berry: first of all i would ask everyone remember our men and women in uniform and keep them in your hearts and minds and certainly in their prayers, 10:20:20.5 especially those on the battlefield today. today the republican congress is going to attempt to extend the culture of corruption and chaos. they are going to offer a so-called lobby reform bill. 10:20:38.6 it makes me think of that wonderful american merle haggard that wrote a song called "rainbow stew" and it goes something like this. when a president goes through the white house door and does what he says he'll do, we'll all 10:20:54.0 be drinking that free bubbleup, and eating that rainbow stew. 10:21:00.2 this bill is clearly rainbow stew. it is a phony lobby reform bill. america deserves better. america deserves integrity. america deserves honor. 10:21:14.5 and they certainly don't deserve another dose of rainbow stew and free bubble up. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from south carolina for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one minute. 10:21:29.4 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wilson: america's economy continues to surge ahead, delivering tremendous benefits to families throughout our country. over the past three years, over 5.1 million americans have found new jobs. i'm glad that my visitors from grace christian school will 10:21:46.0 enjoy expanded job opportunities inspired by jeannie slayer and tim stevens. while house democrats ignore this continued job creation, it's obvious that the 2003 tax cuts were the true source behind the tremendous economic growth in our country. 10:22:02.3 last week we witnessed another example of economic excellence in america. last friday the department of commerce reported that the economy grew by 4.8% over the last -- past three months. which is the fastest rate in three years. as republicans finalize our 10:22:17.7 plans to extend the 2003 tax cuts, i would like to urge house democrats to abandon their tax and spend plans. instead of playing the politics of obstructionism, they should join republicans in implementing meaningful tax reform n 10:22:34.4 conclusion, god bless our troops. we will never forget september 11. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. solis: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. solis: today i rise in support of the goals of cover 10:22:49.2 the unindshured week. nearly 46 million americans, including more than eight million children, are living without health insurance. more than 1/3 are latinos, 20% are african-americans, about 19% are asian pacific islanders who lack any form of health care 10:23:05.8 insurance. in california one out of five uninsured is a child under the age of 18. many current health proposals offered by republicans will do more harm than help people living in districts like mine. association health plans which ignore our state regulations are 10:23:20.9 not working for families. health savings accounts will do nothing to improve the well-being of our families in districts like mine. instead congress should be taking action to ensure that no child has to skip needed health care examinations. we should ensure that working 10:23:36.6 families never have to choose between going to see a doctor and putting food on the table. we must work to eliminate racial and ethic health care disparities. together minorities comprise about 46% of the uninsured population. all these groups represent only 10:23:52.4 24% of the u.s. population. however insurance coverage is an important predictor of whether individuals obtain health promoting and life extending services. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. 10:24:06.1 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. stearns: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, today is asthma awareness day 2006. on asthma awareness day may 7, 2003, there were only 20 asthma friendly states in the united 10:24:23.2 states. even more limiting, of those 20 only nine extended protection even further to anna if a plaquesis medication. today historically 47 states protect for asthma. 10:24:38.4 38 for asthma plus anna if a laxcies -- anaphalaxis. this is a positive turn around in just a few years for our children. 10:24:53.3 i'm pleased with the momentous progress we have made on our nation's capital and statehouses. i encourage all of us who work here, visit the capitol today to stop by the cannon caucus room from 11:30 to 4:00 and learn more about asthma. get screened, take the test. 10:25:09.9 and let's enjoy another successful asthma awareness day. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. meek: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meek: mr. speaker, i come to the floor today to announce that 10:25:27.5 last friday a bipartisan coalition, 15 state senators and six -- 15 democratic state senators and six republican state senators came together to protect the people of the state of florida as it relates to 10:25:44.0 smaller class sizes. the people of the state of florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in the state of florida to make sure that the state pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts. floridians said three things, 10:25:58.1 public education is a high priority, that classrooms that are packed with students are unacceptable, and that floridians want tax dollars to be spent, provide a quality education to all florida's children but some state officials try to undercut that decision by -- that was made by 10:26:14.5 the voters and for florida's children. today i want to enter the names today, mr. speaker, of those senators and those state representatives that put forth their vote to make sure that we protect those that are in public education now in the state of florida and those that are yet 10:26:29.7 unborn. they should be commended and placed into the congressional record for future generations. thank you so very much. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from michigan for one minute. mrs. miller: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the situation at 10:26:44.3 our porous border is absolutely in a state of emergency. we are all hearing this message from our constituents in a variety of ways, and this morning i wanted to share a very clear message that i received in my office the other day from one of my constituents. a constituent of mine sent me this brick in the mail. 10:26:59.9 on this brick it says, since the u.s. government seems to be struggling with the illegal immigration problem, i thought i would send you the means to begin solving the problem. this brick is sent to support stronger border security. mr. speaker, the american people are demanding action. 10:27:16.8 and last december this house passed a very good border security bill that would, in fact, put this brick to very good use in building a security fence on our southern border. the debate in the other body is now turning toward amnesty for those who come here illegally. that is the wrong direction for 10:27:32.8 america. we cannot offer amnesty or expanded opportunities for guest workers until we deal with the problem at hand. and i urge the u.s. senate to listen to the people, to look at the bill that was passed by this house in december, and as this brick says, support stronger border security. 10:27:48.8 i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. sanchez: thank you, mr. speaker. we are now just about three weeks away from the memorial day 10:28:06.7 holiday. and a gallon of gas in my district costs $3.38. look at this photo from home. $3.38 for unleaded. the cheap stuff. 10:28:20.2 it is now cheaper to buy a fast food lunch than it is for people in riverside to drive to anaheim. before the memorial day holiday, let us give america a fuel tax holiday, 60 days with no gas 10:28:35.0 tax. i'll be the first to admit this is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. but the american people should not need to suffer the pain at the pump simply because this republican-led congress has 10:28:50.9 forsaken its obligation to address our country's energy crisis. last week exxonmobil announced it had a made $8.4 billion in a quarter. the first quarter of this year. now, why should the federal 10:29:08.5 government give handouts to a company that made $8 billion in three months? i urge my colleagues to support this revenue neutral bill. it gives money back to the taxpayers. it stops the needless oil company give aways, and it gives 10:29:25.1 consumers relief when they need it the most. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from texas. mr. carter: permission to address the house for one 10:29:37.9 minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. carter: this morning and every morning in my memory members of my district, americans all across this country, and my colleagues in the democratic party went out and got in their cars, started them up, and drove to work or drove to school. 10:29:53.8 they wouldn't have done that if they hadn't been gasoline or diesel in those automobiles. and yet the democrats have been opposing refining capacity, opposing pipelines, opposing drilling in anwr, opposing going to the reserves that we know are 10:30:10.8 available if we'll just drill the wells and produce the petrochemicals that are necessary to keep this country running. the reason we've got the problem today is obstructionism to solve the problem, which is let's put gas and diesel in our 10:30:25.5 tanks so we can keep america going to work. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from ohio for one minute. mr. kucinich: permission to address the house and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: 10:30:39.8 without objection. mr. kucinich: now, everyone knows the oil companies are posting record profits. oil companies are blaming everyone but themselves for large gas increases. the consumer is being gouged and oil companies continue to avoid their responsibility. the most recent data for the nation shows the average price 10:30:56.6 of gas is close to $3 a gallon. gas prices increasing, wages across the nation dropping, gas prices hurt even more because folks have less money to pay for it. you know what's going on, people are actually going into their change jars to go to the 10:31:12.7 gas station to be able to pay for the increased cost of gas. some people are hawking their jewelry to be able to pay for the increased price of gas. price gouging is occurring. as the oil companies are reaping profits close to $3 billion since 2001, time for 10:31:28.9 windfall profits tax, time for a bill, the gas price spike act, over 50 members of congress want a windfall profits tax. that's what the oil companies understand. when we get that up to 100 co-sponsors, then the oil companies are going to start 10:31:43.0 backing off, because right now their foot's on the accelerator. they're looking at $3 a gallon, $4 a gallon, $5 a gallon. we have to stand up for the american people, and that's what we're here to do. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. 10:31:57.4 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from louisiana for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the nation's energy prices continue to rise. families and businesses are feeling the pinch. we're paying the price for decades of extra taxes, poor energy policy, curtailed 10:32:15.0 exploration, and a lack of new refineries. the nation needs to take a new approach to our energy problems. we need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers. to do that, we should increase domestic energy production. my bill, h.r. 4761, gives 10:32:31.8 states control of the waters off their shores and encourages increased energy exploration by giving them a share of the revenues generated. we should increase our development of alternative fuels taking advantage of renewable fuels like corn and 10:32:46.2 sugar to produce biodiesel. finally we should help developing nations to help curb their increasing consumption of oil and natural gas which is driving oil prices higher. india in particular is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic use and we should work 10:33:02.6 with them. this is a good deal for both companies, india develops its own self-sustaining power sources, we get a reduction in the demand for world energy lowering prices in the process. clearly the energy problems are too big to use yesterday's thinking. 10:33:18.6 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from tennessee for one minute. mr. cooper: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cooper: mr. speaker, we've heard a lot of problems mentioned on the house floor today. we should be aware that this house is doing a very poor job of addressing any of these 10:33:35.9 problems. why? because this is one of the laziest congresses in all of american history. we are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any congress since at least 1948, 10:33:52.1 and that's even before i was born. so far, we're in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we've only had 26 voting days in this body. that's a shame. this congress is simply not doing its job under republican 10:34:08.0 leadership. they are the ones that set the schedule. you know, harry truman called that congress of 1948 the do-nothing congress of 1948. how do you do less than nothing? 10:34:22.9 sadly, the american people are about to find out thanks to our friends on the other side of the aisle. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from north carolina for one minute. mr. hayes: i ask unanimous 10:34:41.4 consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hayes: mr. speaker, i want to recognize american idol cafta kelley pickler for using her god given talent to sing. she is returning home but she consistently received some of 10:34:56.4 the highest rote totals than any of the other contestants and it's easy to understand why. kelley's charm and talent clearly identified her success each week as americans tuned into the most popular show on television. kelley will be returning home to stanley county and north 10:35:12.7 carolina, a true idol to many for her performances. her extraordinary singing voice and the grace she personified in front of millions as she represented her community, family, and friends, kelley, we wish you the best, i know that great opportunities lie ahead for you. 10:35:27.5 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:35:45.1 >> in less than 12 days seniors face a critical deadline. by may 15, they must sign up for a medicare drug pan. after this date, they'll pay a permanent penalty of 1% for 10:35:57.1 every month that they wait to join, a penalty they will pay on top of their premium for the rest of their lives. i have held more than three dozen seminars across my district to help seniors navigate through the overly 10:36:13.0 complex program and they keep calling asking for more help. they're understandably confused by the more than 60 different choices that they have. the least we can do is give seniors more time to understand their options so that they can 10:36:27.7 make their best choice. to do this, congress must pass the medicare informed choice act, which would delay the late enrollment penalty, prevent beneficiaries from losing their employer-based coverage, and allow seniors to switch plans 10:36:42.7 if they make a mistake. more than 70% of seniors are asking for more time. it's long overdue for congress to listen and make sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them. i yield back the balance of my 10:36:57.1 time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from minnesota for one minute. mr. kennedy: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today as a member of congress and a parent to thank the many law enforcement officers whose hard 10:37:13.3 work resulted in yesterday's capture of escaped child sexual predator michael benson. i would also commend john walsh and the viewers of "america's most wanted," who helped make benson the 888th criminal apprehended after being 10:37:30.1 featured on the show. however, i stand here today deeply frustrated that obstructionists in the other body are using procedural gimmicks to block passage of the child safety act, which the house first passed overwhelmingly more than eight 10:37:46.8 months ago. mr. speaker, this act will help our children keep safe from predators like michael benson, and i urge the other body to quit obstructing and pass this vital bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:38:02.0 gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from washington state for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. larsen: i rise to recognize the naval base atwoodby island. 10:38:23.4 the captain will accept the award for excellence on friday. this award recognizes the hard work and exceptional efforts of the people who operate n.a.s. woodby and i praise that team effort from the men and women on the ground to those in the 10:38:35.5 sky. they make this installation run. the community and the residents of oak harbor play an integral role in protecting and promoting n.a.s. woodby. it is their work year after year this makes it great. it is the national center for 10:38:51.2 electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare operations. these missions will be pivotal to creating the type of military the department of defense wants to build in the upcoming years. n.a.s. woodby will likely have to accommodate tremendous growth in the future and this award shows the team and 10:39:06.6 infrastructure are in place to do the job. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from indiana for one minute. mr. pence: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pence: gas prices are too 10:39:22.4 high, and so washington has already begun to posture. i know how angry people can become when gas prices rise. i spent five years working my way through college pumping gas at ray's marathon. 10:39:40.0 and it is important that washington respond. but we ought to respond with a real answer, which is to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by opening up america's own domestic reserves in the inner coastal regions and in the alas 10:39:57.6 sca national wildlife re -- and the alaska national wildlife region. if we opened up anwr, we could increase our domestic reserves by 50%. if president bill clinton had not vetoed legislation opening anwr to environmentally responsible exploration in 10:40:14.5 1995, we would be pumping millions of barrels from anwr today. let's reduce the price of gasoline for future generations of americans. let's reduce our dependence on foreign oil. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:40:28.7 chair is pleased at this time to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. watson: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: wukes. ms. watson: mr. speaker, the american people are fed up with us in congress. they finally see the house republican majority for what it is, nothing but a rubber stamp 10:40:45.4 for president bush and his special interest friends. house republicans simply have no agenda for helping everyday americans. 10:40:55.7 perhaps that's the reason we've only been in session for 26 days so far this year. if house republicans were really interested in helping the american people, they'd join us in tracking and tackling our nation's energy 10:41:12.5 crisis. house republicans failed to address skyrocketing gas prices in their energy bill last year. instead, they chose to follow the president in supporting a bill that gave the oil and gas companies $20 billion in 10:41:27.7 special interest gifts by doing absolutely nothing to ease the sticker shock consumers face every time they fill up at the pump. we have a plan. democrats have a plan that works for all americans, not 10:41:42.4 just big oil and gas c.e.o.'s. our plan not only cracks down on price gouging, but also calls for an increase in production of our alternative fuels. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:41:56.3 chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from new york for one minute. mr. nadler: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. nadler: mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:42:11.7 mr. nadler: mr. speaker, today president bush is expected to announce his appointment of homeland security chief michael chertoff to lead the administration's efforts to combat a potential avian flu epidemic. didn't the president learn anything from hurricane katrina? 10:42:27.2 michael chertoff is the same man responsible for the incompetent, inept, and tragically unacceptable response to hurricane katrina. if secretary chertoff couldn't properly oversee the administration's response to a hurricane along the gulf coast that we knew about days in advance, how is he supposed to 10:42:42.9 lead the response to a flu pandemic that could hit at any time? the bush administration is already woefully unprepared to fight an avian flu pandemic. the president's own administration has already warned a worst-case scenario here in the u.s. would entail 10:42:59.2 an 18 month long crisis in which as many as 1.9 million americans could be killed. the flu crisis needs a serious and competent administration to oversee our response. the bush administration is showing once again it will take a crony over a competent administrator every time. 10:43:13.7 it's time for the administration to show that it actually can lead. it's time they turn away from the cronies and find someone competent for a change so the avian flu pandemic doesn't surprise us the way the expected hurricane katrina overwhelmed us. 10:43:28.7 thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 , the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered. or on which the vote is 10:43:44.3 objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. recorded votes on postponed questions will be taken later today. for what purpose does the gentleman from nevada rise? mr. porter: mr. speaker, i move 10:43:59.7 the house suspend the rules and pass resolution h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 781, resolution congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:44:16.4 contributions to education, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house rule, the gentleman from nevada, mr. porter, and the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. kind, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from nevada. 10:44:29.6 mr. porter: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include any extraneous material on h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. porter: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, this resolution 10:44:45.4 honors the nation's charter schools, their parents, the teachers, of course, the students, administrators, and other individuals involved with their hard work and dedication promoting equality public education. this week, may 1 through may 7, has been designated national 10:45:01.9 charter schools week. during this week, charter school organizations and others around the united states recognize these schools for their continued contribution to education. the nation's charter school deliver a high quality education and challenge students to reach 10:45:17.1 their potential. when president bush took office in 2001, there were only about 2,000 charter schools nationwide. today there's approximately 3,600 serving over a million students in 40 states, including the district of columbia and puerto rico. 10:45:33.9 in nevada, we have 18 charter schools serving approximately 5,000 students. very proud to have been involved with nevada's first legislation in 1997 to introduce and to pass our first charter school legislation. 10:45:49.2 we also have an example of a charter school that is 10:45:54.6 nationally recognized. that's the andre aga as college prep atory -- prep tory academy. it's designed to enhance a student's character, respect, motivation, and self-discipline. agassi prep is to improve skill 10:46:14.5 levels and combat lower expectations among the community's most challenged children. extended few hours are a few of the practices utilized to 10:46:26.9 achieve a higher standard of education. i commend the charter schools in the state of nevada and across this great nation for recognizing the immense need for improved education and for their commitment to improving student achievement for students who attend these schools. nationwide charter schools serve 10:46:44.4 a very special need. many of the schools under their charter take care of kids with special needs from hearing to speaking to other challenges, even in the state of nevada we have a charter school that was neglected through its charter to 10:47:01.7 serve children from the state of california that are juvenile delinquents. charter schools provide a great service to our communities. also grade schools, all different levels of schools across the country to provide 10:47:16.9 parents, communities, leaders, business, all members of the community access and the ability to be involved in education. nearly 56% of charter schools report having a waiting list, and the total number of students on such waiting lists is enough to fill another 1,000 10:47:33.9 average-sized charter schools across the nation. allowing parents and students to choose their charter schools we stimulate change and benefit all public school students. the exchange for flexibility and autonomy, they are held 10:47:48.7 accountable by their sponsors for improving student achievement. a charter school is just that. a charter school is a school with a contract of performance. if they do not perform, they do not provide excellence in education, these schools can lose their charters. charter schools must meet the 10:48:05.4 same no child left behind student achievement accountability requirements as other public schools. and often set higher and additional individual goals to ensure they are all high quality and truly accountable to the public. according to the center for education reform, as many as 15 10:48:21.1 studies find that students who frequently enter charter significantly or below the normal grade level. these students then achieve the same or even higher gains as compared to their surrounding districts demographically compared schools or even the state averages. a report from america's charter 10:48:38.1 school finance corporation called, take me on a reading adventure, cites research from several states that show greater gains and/or higher scores in reading for charter schools as compared to their traditional school peers. 10:48:51.7 charter schools have enjoyed broad bipartisan support from the administration, congress, state governors, and legislators, educators, and parents across this great nation. the sixth annual national charter school week held this week, may 1 through may 7, 2006 recognizes the significant 10:49:10.0 impacts, achievements, and innovations of our nation's charter schools. through this resolution congress today acknowledges and commends the charter school movement and the charter school students, teachers, parents, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:49:26.4 contributions to education and improving and strengthening our nation's public schools. mr. speaker i urge support for this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from 10:49:39.6 wisconsin. mr. kind: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i commend my good friend and colleague from nevada for his support of this resolution as well as the chair and ranking member of the education and work force committee. as a member of the house education and work force committee, and as an original 10:49:56.5 co-sponsor of h.res. 781 i strongly support passage of this resolution honoring national charter schools week. since the first charter school began in 1992 in st. paul, minnesota, the number of charter schools has grown to over 3,600 serving more than one million 10:50:14.4 students across the country today. in wisconsin, my home state, there are nearly 200 charter schools educating close to 30,000 students and in my congressional district in western wisconsin, we have 24 charter schools. 10:50:29.4 charter schools provide parents along with their children, their students another choice within the public education system. one school in particular that i'd like to highlight during national charter schools week is lacrosse roads in my hometown of lacrosse, wisconsin. 10:50:46.5 it's an alternative high school. a specific project that has become part of the curriculum at this school was introduced by their teacher, karen shanefeld. 10:50:57.7 it requires the students to record the orel histories of our veterans and submit them to the library of congress to be included in the veterans history project. such projects are commendable and highly valuable to our students. 10:51:08.6 it's provide add unique link between the younger generation with the older generation. and a wonderful teaching opportunity and great history lesson for those students at lacrosse roads. i praise teachers such as karen who have broken down barriers to work with all students using 10:51:26.3 innovative and creative strategies to teach. it is important that charter schools give flexibility and options to teachers and parents, but we must remember they are not the cure all for improving public education. we have to be diligent at 10:51:40.8 monitoring the success for failure of charter schools throughout the country and not afraid of chutting down those that are not working. that is the key to moving forward with the option of choice in our public school system, i believe. charter schools have consistently been at the 10:51:55.6 forefront of my priority list and i'm pleased that wisconsin is one of seven states with over 100 exceptional charter schools today. i have consistently advocated for increased support for charter schools and supported the charter school facilities financing demonstration program during consideration of the no 10:52:13.4 child left behind legislation of 2001. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to submit this -- to support this resolution honoring charter schools. it is our duty as representatives of this congress to ensure that all our students reach their highest academic potential and a charter school 10:52:30.0 may provide a model better suited towards and individual student's needs w that i retain the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nevada. mr. porter: at this time i yield as much time as he may consume to the chairman of the full 10:52:44.6 committee, mr. buck mckeon. the speaker pro tempore: the chairman of the full committee is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of house resolution 781, a measure to recognize charter schools as 10:53:00.2 well as their students, parents, teachers, and administrators. this week marks the seventh annual national charter schools week. and i thank my colleague, mr. porter, for taking the lead in recognizing these schools today. mr. porter is a strong supporter 10:53:16.0 of education and serves on the house education and work force committee. each year congress honors charter schools and those involved in the role they play in reforming and improving our nation's public education system. 10:53:30.2 and for good reason. year after year charter schools make significant contributions across our nation. charter schools are public schools that agree to improved academic achievement and accountability in financial and other operations in exchange for added flexibility and 10:53:49.0 independence. they are subject to all the same no child left behind achievement goals as other public schools, but with greater flexibility in how they improve student success. this enhanced autonomy allows charter schools to focus on increasing academic achievement 10:54:06.4 for individual students rather than complying with bureaucratic paperwork. moreover, it allows charter schools to use varied educational methods and techniques while accounting for their results. some 3,600 charter schools serve about a million students in 40 10:54:23.4 states and washington, d.c. nearly 56% of these charter schools have waiting lists. in other words, they are in high demand. with that demand growing all the time. that's because charter schools understand how to meet the 10:54:37.0 specific needs of the local communities in which they operate. these schools are particularly devoted to serving low-income communities. nationwide almost 50% of charter schools serve students considered at risk or who have 10:54:52.1 previously dropped out of school and charter schools serve significant numbers of students from low-income families, minority students, and students with disabilities. indeed these innovative public schools allow many parents and students freedom of choice that otherwise would not be 10:55:09.7 avoidable. mr. speaker, through this resolution honoring charter -- national charter schools week, we recognize the continued success demonstrated by charter schools and acknowledge the benefits of charter schools provide to our local communities. 10:55:24.4 charter schools provide parents with a wider variety of educational choices and they provide students the opportunity to receive a high quality education that they may not have received otherwise. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i yield back the balance of my 10:55:40.2 time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. kind: mr. speaker, at this time i would like to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from 10:55:52.8 the district of columbia, strong advocate for our public education system and a terrific friend of charter schools, ms. norton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from the district of columbia is recognized for three minutes. ms. norton: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his kind words. i thank mr. porter for his work in bringing this resolution to 10:56:12.2 the floor. we are right to recognize public charter schools. public charter schools is the most important innovation in public education since the invention of free public education in our country. 10:56:27.0 it's become so popular, it's become a movement. it's growing like topsy. the congress when newt gingrich was here as an alternative to vouchers helped jump-start public charter schools in the 10:56:43.7 district of columbia and in the nation by passing the first public charter school bill right here in the congress with the agreement and total home rule involvement of the district of columbia. that was in 1995. 10:56:58.6 what can they do? they -- what did they do? they helped us jump-start a movement that has produced in the district of columbia the largest number of public charter schools per capita in the united states. as i look down the list, mr. 10:57:14.2 chairman, the district has more charter schools, this one city, than most states. it has really taken off now and for some years now as an alternative to public schools. 10:57:31.1 when a child does not have a school that is offering that child and that family what the child deserves, then the child must have an alternative. it can be going out of district 10:57:47.1 and the best alternative and the only acceptable alternative it seems to me would be some other kind of public charter school. that is what has happened in the district of columbia. that is why the people of the 10:58:00.7 district of columbia resent deeply that despite the growth of the charter school movement, despite the fact that we have some of the best charter schools in the country and the largest number per capita the congress imposed on us something it would not accept for the rest of the 10:58:17.5 country, and that is private school vouchers. our people have voted with their feet. they want a neighborhood school near them. these two schools are very important. most of the religious schools are in northwest. most of our kids who would need or want alternative schools live 10:58:34.1 in southeast. so congress did that for itself. it didn't do it for us. it did it against our will. when in fact we had demonstrated that public charter schools were working in d.c. and working very well. 10:58:48.6 a child must have an alternative, but that alternative cannot be one where the public dollar is not accounted for. where there is no oversight by the public. i'm the last one who wants oversight of religious schools or anything involving religion. 10:59:05.9 it follows that religious schools must not be that alternative. the thriving public charter school movement is in fact and should be that alternative. may i have another minute, mr. chairman? 10:59:21.4 mr. kind: yield an additional minute. ms. norton: all kinds of innovations are happening in the district of columbia that i invite people to come and see. shared facilities between public -- in large buildings. instead of getting rid of the building between public and 10:59:37.7 charter schools. collaboration now between the best of our charter schools and some public schools which are not doing so well. public schools, public charter schools unlike many public schools even under no child left 10:59:54.1 behind are a case of the survival of the fittest. you lose your charter, in fact, if you do not measure up. that's what happens in the district of columbia. as far as i know it happens wherever the schools are well
MILK PRICE DROP, VISIT TO DAIRY FARM
MILK PRICE DROP, VISIT TO DAIRY FARM
United States House of Representatives 1000- 1100
HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. Suspensions (3 bills): 1) H. Res. 781 - Congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Porter / Education and the Workforce Committee); 2) H.Con.Res. 359 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (Sponsored by Rep. Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee); 3) H.R. 4700 - To provide for the conditional conveyance of any interest retained by the United States in St. Joseph Memorial Hall in St. Joseph, Michigan (Sponsored by Rep. Upton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) // H.R. 4975 - Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Dreier / Judiciary Committee) // H.R. 4954 - SAFE Port Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lungren / Homeland Security Committee) 10:01:00.5 the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 3, 2006, i hereby appoint the honorable 10:01:20.9 jo bonner to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, j. dennis hastert, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered today by the guest chaplain, the reverend frank m. deary junior, senior pastor of the first 10:01:36.6 baptist church of labelle, florida. the chaplain: may we pray. dear heavenly father, this morning i ask your blessing upon the men and women who are gathered to conduct business as representatives for the people of this great nation. god, each of these leaders has a need on his or her heart and i pray that you will be 10:01:52.6 recognized as a god who will meet every need as you are called on to provide strength, wisdom, and the discernment to make difficult decisions that will affect so many people of the united states. father, i pray for these leaders who have been given the 10:02:08.1 awesome responsibility to lead that you will guide them to lead in a way that pleases you and strengthens your plan for this country. you have blessed the united states incredibly, and we give you praise for these blessings. father, guide us to remember 10:02:22.7 the words of the sammist, to know that the lord is -- of the psalmist, to know that the lord is god. he made us, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. in jesus' name i pray, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:02:40.2 chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. our pledge today will be led by the gentleman from florida, mr. meek. mr. meek: i pledge allegiance 10:02:57.2 to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: 10:03:14.5 without objection, the gentleman from florida, mr. foley, is recognized for one minute. mr. foley: mr. speaker, i rise today to welcome our guest chaplain, reverend frank michael deerey junior, who is currently serving as senior pastor at the first baptist 10:03:29.7 church of labelle, florida. i first met him during our visit with governor jeb bush after hurricane wilma hit south florida and we witnessed first baptist church of labelle's humanitarian operation for the hurricane victims who were in need of a hot shower, meals, clothing and other resources. 10:03:47.2 labelle is a small city with a big heart, and that was truly visible under pastor deerey's leadership as his church rallied along with the community to help those who were adversely affected by the wrath of hurricane wilma. pastor deerey was born in new 10:04:04.6 orleans, louisiana and lived there until 1995 when he came to florida to serve in labelle. he received a bachelor of arts in 1979 from southeastern louisiana university in hammond, louisiana. 1982, he received a masters of divinity from new orleans 10:04:20.2 baptist theological seminary. pastor deerey was licensed and ordained as a minister and served as youth pastor, associate pastor and pastored four louisiana churches. since moving to florida he's been actively in the local 10:04:35.1 community as president of the local unit of the salvation eerm and is currently -- army and is currently serving the office. his wife kathy joins us today and has taught in public schools for 27 years and currently is a school guidance 10:04:53.1 counselor. his son is a graduate of emory riddle aaron naughtic university in daytona, florida, his daughter is currently rolled in edison college in fort myers, florida. it's a great pleasure in welcoming pastor frank to the house chambers to open our 10:05:07.4 legislative day with prayer and thank him for all of his services not only to labelle but all of florida. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the tchare will now entertainment -- chair will now entertain one-minute remarks. 10:05:22.3 the chair recognizes the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. kelly: mr. speaker, we must always keep the promises we've made to our veterans who have dedicated themselves to faithfully serving our country. however, under current law veterans are being prohibited from using medicare coverage at local v.a. hospitals. 10:05:38.5 they can only use medicare at a non-v.a. hospital and they lose out on the personalized care that they prefer to receive at a v.a. hospital. this forces veterans to choose between cost and comfort. that's not the way our veterans should be treated. i've introduced the veterans 10:05:54.9 medicare assistance act to correct this problem. our laws should be working for veterans, not against them. i urge my colleagues to join me 10:06:03.0 in this effort to enable our veterans to use their medicare benefits to help them pay their bills at a v.a. hospital. most veterans pay into the medicare for most of their lives. this law should not prohibit them from using those medicare benefits at a v.a. hospital 10:06:17.7 later on in life. co-sponsor h.r. 4992, and show our veterans that we are putting their needs first. we need to work together in congress to enhance health care options for our veterans, not take them away. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:06:35.1 chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois for one minute. mr. emanuel: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. emanuel: mr. speaker, later this morning the president will unveil his plan for responding to a flu pandemic. the homeland security department will be taking a key 10:06:52.1 role in the response. that's right, the pandemic flu response will be brought to you by the same people who gave us one heck of a job in responding to hurricane katrina. the other great initiatives were duct tape as a national response to chemical weapons and dubai ports fiasco. 10:07:08.3 according to reports, the president's plan predicts chaos, quote-unquote, a scenario of nearly two million american deaths. given the department of homeland security's track record, are these the folks you really want to put in charge of managing our responsible crisis 10:07:23.2 of this magnitude? the homeland security had a plan for new orleans, they just ignored it. and the parts that they did follow were so bungled and mismanaged we're still dealing with the aftermath. mr. speaker, no well funded plan can go forward without a good general. at a time in which we need grant, we've got mcclellan. 10:07:41.1 forget the compassionate conservative this president promised. at this point, i'd settle for a competent conservative. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, part of the reason gasoline prices have jumped to record highs is because there have been no new refineries or major refinery 10:07:58.1 expansion in america. the united states refineries are at 97% capacity by turning that black gold, crude oil, into gasoline at a rapid rate. but there is a tremendous demand for more refinery capacity. oil dutch she will has announced the plant in port 10:08:15.8 arthur, texas will expand to become the biggest refinery in the united states. construction will begin next year. currently exxonmobil in texas is the biggest refinery in america. by the way, mr. speaker, both of these refineries are in the entering belt of the texas gulf 10:08:29.8 coast. to get back on the path of energy self reliance united states needs more american refineries and more offshore drilling. the country has not built a refinery in over 25 years because of burdensome bureaucratic regulations and 10:08:46.0 environmental energy obstructionists. we need to increase offshore drilling to increase supply. so the gasoline supply at the pump can come down to an acceptable american consumer level. the people of texas welcome the new endeavor there. 10:09:01.1 that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from oregon for one minute. mr. blumenauer: well, we've just heard an example of the republican line of why there's 10:09:18.2 an energy problem. we haven't built new refineries because of burdensome environmental regulations. hogwash. we have had the industry actually close refinery capacity. 10:09:32.1 there's no evidence that there's an inability, but sadly, we're continuing the spectacle of the republican control in congress to waste opportunities and try and change the subject. whether it's wasting subsidies on oil companies that don't need it, starving renewables, or conservation. 10:09:48.8 the latest debacle is scheduled here on the floor in a few hours where they're going to force communities to accept refineries on closed military bases with no markups, no hearings, no meaningful records. there will come a time when congress will act like a congress. 10:10:04.7 we'll legislate on energy, on conservation, on innovation, and prepare for the future, but sadly, not with this republican leadership. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. 10:10:19.9 mr. keller: well, thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, vicente fox, the president of mexico, is at it again. yesterday, he said he would sign into law an irresponsible law legalizing the possession of drugs. as a result, millions of american young people who 10:10:35.6 travel to mexico for summer vacation will now legally be able to use cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana. how much is ok? two ecstasy pills, four joints, four lines of cocaine, and 25 milligrams of heroin are now 10:10:51.6 all allowed, according to vicente fox. who's advising this guy? courtney love? what a year president fox is having. earlier this year, his mexican 10:11:02.3 government provided maps to illegals to help them cross our borders. then his mexican military soldiers got caught providing an armed escort to mexican drug smugglers into texas. and now he wants congress to reward millions of illegal aliens with amnesty and 10:11:17.4 permanent citizenship so they can earn money here and send it back to mexico. vicente fox says he's our friend. with friends like these, who needs enemies? mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:11:32.3 chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan for one minute. mr. stupak: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stupak: mr. speaker, it seems almost everyone these days is rightfully outraged at the massive profits of oil and gas executives and companies. while they are raking in record profits, gas prices hit 10:11:50.8 historic highs. that's everyone except house republicans. it isn't enough that republicans supported provisions in the energy bill last year that provided oil companies with $20 billion in special interest gifts while neglecting to include any real initiatives that would lower 10:12:07.5 gas prices. house republicans then repeatedly refused to support democratic efforts to give the federal trade commission the authority to investigate all price gouging at all points of the supply chain. then last week, house republicans had the opportunity to roll back $5 billion in 10:12:24.4 additional tax breaks for oil companies over the next five years, but voted overwhelmingly to reject this democratic proposal. are house republicans that far out of touch? don't they realize companies with profits of $113 billion last year do not need tax 10:12:41.2 breaks? mr. speaker, the cozy relationship between house republicans have with oil and gas executives is hurting everyday americans who are struggling to pay record prices at the pump. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for 10:12:55.8 one minute. mr. shimkus: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. shimkus: thank you, mr. speaker. our problem we have is our reliance on imported crude oil. the way we try to address this solution is through renewable fuels, conservation, additional 10:13:12.9 exploration, and new technologies. i want to talk about one of those new technologies today, which is coal to liquid applications, which is called b.t. uconn version. imagine this, a coal mine in the midwest which on top of it sits a refinery, a liquid fuel 10:13:30.0 refinery. sound far-fetched? no, this technology has been around for 50 years. the germans used it in world war ii. the refinery bill that we have on the floor of the house toads will provide the same incentives to expansion of petroleum refineries to 10:13:43.5 coal-to-liquid applications. mr. speaker, the u.s. has 27% of the world coal supply, the largest of any country, but less than 2% of world's oil and less than 3% of natural gas. for a response to the energy challenge, the u.s. must make 10:13:59.9 greater use of its unrivaled coal reserves. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from rhode island for one minute. mr. langevin: mr. speaker, as of this morning, rhode 10:14:28.2 islanders are paying an average of $2.94 per gallon for regular gasoline. that's nearly 40 cents more than they were paying a month ago and 70 cents more than they were paying a year ago. well, last year, congress passed an energy bill which i opposed because it gave away 10:14:45.4 billions of tax dollars to oil and gas companies instead of investing in new technologies, alternative fuels, and energy efficiency. as it turns out, oil and gas prices have gone up since we passed the republican energy bill, and you know what else has gone up? 10:14:59.7 the profits of oil and gas companies. well, now the republican majority is proposing even more giveaways to the oil and gas industry by handing over federal lands to open refineries and by opening up the arctic national wildlife refuge. 10:15:15.5 well, mr. speaker, enough is enough. we cannot simply drill our way out of this crisis. growing demand from china and india and other countries is going to keep the cost of oil high for years to come and subsidies to the oil and gas industry will not change that. we need new leadership that will 10:15:32.4 promote an energy policy that encourages new technologies, energy efficiency, and creates american jobs. this morning on the "today" show the chairman of exxonmobil said that he wasn't going -- they were in the business of making money. 10:15:47.1 we are in the business of protecting the american people. it's about time this congress does its job. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from north carolina for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. in country line dancing there is 10:16:01.9 a dance called two-step. when it comes to energy policy the democrats have come up with their own dance, the four step. here's how it goes. first democrats don't acknowledge the supply component in the supply and demand principle of economics. 10:16:15.0 when confronted with solutions to the supply problem, democrats always vote no and drive up prices. step two for democrats is to scream about the evil of s.u.v.'s even though they may be driven around in one. step three for democrats is to call for investigations, point fingers, call for investment in 10:16:32.5 r&d that already exists and say if it weren't for those darn republicans we could get off oil tomorrow. step four is repeating steps one, two, and three until voters and the medium start paying attention. 10:16:45.7 mr. speaker if this sounds familiar, it should. since president clinton vetoed anwr in 1995, democrats have performed this dance when it comes to increasing or energy supply. but with gas reaching $3 a gallon, democrats need to retire it and learn a new dance. but they should try to learn one that will actually increase our oil supply. 10:17:03.5 i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, when president bush took office five years ago, the average price at 10:17:20.9 the gas pump was $1.45. today it has more than doubled over the past five years. and republicans over the past five years have controlled the house, the senate, and the white house. 10:17:36.7 washington republicans have done nothing to pass a sound energy policy that would wean us from foreign oil, create conservation programs, and provide incentives to develop alternative fuels. programs that would help us 10:17:52.7 provide consumers some relief. it took republicans four years before they finally passed an energy bill. but that bill continued massive subsidies to the oil industry like the rip-off royalty in kind 10:18:08.8 program. the president's own energy department admitted at the time that the energy bill would do absolutely nothing to lower gas prices. five years of republican power and five years of no positive 10:18:25.2 results for the consumer. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. thank you, mr. speaker. everyone is talking about the 10:18:42.0 issues of the day. immigration and energy prices. and too many in this body are overcomplicating the issue. it's really not that hard. on immigration build a wall if necessary. 10:18:56.2 secure the border. it is whature constituents -- what our constituents in tennessee want. it's what the republican majority want. it is what the american people want and need. on energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy. 10:19:13.2 we should pass the energy legislation that is going to come before this body this week. we should define price gouging. encourage construction of refineries. currently we are not doing that. liberals in congress have spent 10:19:30.1 the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. the policies that they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch that we are seeing today. we have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. mr. speaker, the liberals need 10:19:48.4 to start serving american families and stop serving special interests. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from arkansas for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to 10:20:03.7 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. barry: -- mr. berry: first of all i would ask everyone remember our men and women in uniform and keep them in your hearts and minds and certainly in their prayers, 10:20:20.5 especially those on the battlefield today. today the republican congress is going to attempt to extend the culture of corruption and chaos. they are going to offer a so-called lobby reform bill. 10:20:38.6 it makes me think of that wonderful american merle haggard that wrote a song called "rainbow stew" and it goes something like this. when a president goes through the white house door and does what he says he'll do, we'll all 10:20:54.0 be drinking that free bubbleup, and eating that rainbow stew. 10:21:00.2 this bill is clearly rainbow stew. it is a phony lobby reform bill. america deserves better. america deserves integrity. america deserves honor. 10:21:14.5 and they certainly don't deserve another dose of rainbow stew and free bubble up. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from south carolina for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one minute. 10:21:29.4 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wilson: america's economy continues to surge ahead, delivering tremendous benefits to families throughout our country. over the past three years, over 5.1 million americans have found new jobs. i'm glad that my visitors from grace christian school will 10:21:46.0 enjoy expanded job opportunities inspired by jeannie slayer and tim stevens. while house democrats ignore this continued job creation, it's obvious that the 2003 tax cuts were the true source behind the tremendous economic growth in our country. 10:22:02.3 last week we witnessed another example of economic excellence in america. last friday the department of commerce reported that the economy grew by 4.8% over the last -- past three months. which is the fastest rate in three years. as republicans finalize our 10:22:17.7 plans to extend the 2003 tax cuts, i would like to urge house democrats to abandon their tax and spend plans. instead of playing the politics of obstructionism, they should join republicans in implementing meaningful tax reform n 10:22:34.4 conclusion, god bless our troops. we will never forget september 11. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. solis: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. solis: today i rise in support of the goals of cover 10:22:49.2 the unindshured week. nearly 46 million americans, including more than eight million children, are living without health insurance. more than 1/3 are latinos, 20% are african-americans, about 19% are asian pacific islanders who lack any form of health care 10:23:05.8 insurance. in california one out of five uninsured is a child under the age of 18. many current health proposals offered by republicans will do more harm than help people living in districts like mine. association health plans which ignore our state regulations are 10:23:20.9 not working for families. health savings accounts will do nothing to improve the well-being of our families in districts like mine. instead congress should be taking action to ensure that no child has to skip needed health care examinations. we should ensure that working 10:23:36.6 families never have to choose between going to see a doctor and putting food on the table. we must work to eliminate racial and ethic health care disparities. together minorities comprise about 46% of the uninsured population. all these groups represent only 10:23:52.4 24% of the u.s. population. however insurance coverage is an important predictor of whether individuals obtain health promoting and life extending services. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. 10:24:06.1 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. stearns: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, today is asthma awareness day 2006. on asthma awareness day may 7, 2003, there were only 20 asthma friendly states in the united 10:24:23.2 states. even more limiting, of those 20 only nine extended protection even further to anna if a plaquesis medication. today historically 47 states protect for asthma. 10:24:38.4 38 for asthma plus anna if a laxcies -- anaphalaxis. this is a positive turn around in just a few years for our children. 10:24:53.3 i'm pleased with the momentous progress we have made on our nation's capital and statehouses. i encourage all of us who work here, visit the capitol today to stop by the cannon caucus room from 11:30 to 4:00 and learn more about asthma. get screened, take the test. 10:25:09.9 and let's enjoy another successful asthma awareness day. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. meek: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meek: mr. speaker, i come to the floor today to announce that 10:25:27.5 last friday a bipartisan coalition, 15 state senators and six -- 15 democratic state senators and six republican state senators came together to protect the people of the state of florida as it relates to 10:25:44.0 smaller class sizes. the people of the state of florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in the state of florida to make sure that the state pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts. floridians said three things, 10:25:58.1 public education is a high priority, that classrooms that are packed with students are unacceptable, and that floridians want tax dollars to be spent, provide a quality education to all florida's children but some state officials try to undercut that decision by -- that was made by 10:26:14.5 the voters and for florida's children. today i want to enter the names today, mr. speaker, of those senators and those state representatives that put forth their vote to make sure that we protect those that are in public education now in the state of florida and those that are yet 10:26:29.7 unborn. they should be commended and placed into the congressional record for future generations. thank you so very much. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from michigan for one minute. mrs. miller: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the situation at 10:26:44.3 our porous border is absolutely in a state of emergency. we are all hearing this message from our constituents in a variety of ways, and this morning i wanted to share a very clear message that i received in my office the other day from one of my constituents. a constituent of mine sent me this brick in the mail. 10:26:59.9 on this brick it says, since the u.s. government seems to be struggling with the illegal immigration problem, i thought i would send you the means to begin solving the problem. this brick is sent to support stronger border security. mr. speaker, the american people are demanding action. 10:27:16.8 and last december this house passed a very good border security bill that would, in fact, put this brick to very good use in building a security fence on our southern border. the debate in the other body is now turning toward amnesty for those who come here illegally. that is the wrong direction for 10:27:32.8 america. we cannot offer amnesty or expanded opportunities for guest workers until we deal with the problem at hand. and i urge the u.s. senate to listen to the people, to look at the bill that was passed by this house in december, and as this brick says, support stronger border security. 10:27:48.8 i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. sanchez: thank you, mr. speaker. we are now just about three weeks away from the memorial day 10:28:06.7 holiday. and a gallon of gas in my district costs $3.38. look at this photo from home. $3.38 for unleaded. the cheap stuff. 10:28:20.2 it is now cheaper to buy a fast food lunch than it is for people in riverside to drive to anaheim. before the memorial day holiday, let us give america a fuel tax holiday, 60 days with no gas 10:28:35.0 tax. i'll be the first to admit this is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. but the american people should not need to suffer the pain at the pump simply because this republican-led congress has 10:28:50.9 forsaken its obligation to address our country's energy crisis. last week exxonmobil announced it had a made $8.4 billion in a quarter. the first quarter of this year. now, why should the federal 10:29:08.5 government give handouts to a company that made $8 billion in three months? i urge my colleagues to support this revenue neutral bill. it gives money back to the taxpayers. it stops the needless oil company give aways, and it gives 10:29:25.1 consumers relief when they need it the most. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from texas. mr. carter: permission to address the house for one 10:29:37.9 minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. carter: this morning and every morning in my memory members of my district, americans all across this country, and my colleagues in the democratic party went out and got in their cars, started them up, and drove to work or drove to school. 10:29:53.8 they wouldn't have done that if they hadn't been gasoline or diesel in those automobiles. and yet the democrats have been opposing refining capacity, opposing pipelines, opposing drilling in anwr, opposing going to the reserves that we know are 10:30:10.8 available if we'll just drill the wells and produce the petrochemicals that are necessary to keep this country running. the reason we've got the problem today is obstructionism to solve the problem, which is let's put gas and diesel in our 10:30:25.5 tanks so we can keep america going to work. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from ohio for one minute. mr. kucinich: permission to address the house and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: 10:30:39.8 without objection. mr. kucinich: now, everyone knows the oil companies are posting record profits. oil companies are blaming everyone but themselves for large gas increases. the consumer is being gouged and oil companies continue to avoid their responsibility. the most recent data for the nation shows the average price 10:30:56.6 of gas is close to $3 a gallon. gas prices increasing, wages across the nation dropping, gas prices hurt even more because folks have less money to pay for it. you know what's going on, people are actually going into their change jars to go to the 10:31:12.7 gas station to be able to pay for the increased cost of gas. some people are hawking their jewelry to be able to pay for the increased price of gas. price gouging is occurring. as the oil companies are reaping profits close to $3 billion since 2001, time for 10:31:28.9 windfall profits tax, time for a bill, the gas price spike act, over 50 members of congress want a windfall profits tax. that's what the oil companies understand. when we get that up to 100 co-sponsors, then the oil companies are going to start 10:31:43.0 backing off, because right now their foot's on the accelerator. they're looking at $3 a gallon, $4 a gallon, $5 a gallon. we have to stand up for the american people, and that's what we're here to do. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. 10:31:57.4 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from louisiana for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the nation's energy prices continue to rise. families and businesses are feeling the pinch. we're paying the price for decades of extra taxes, poor energy policy, curtailed 10:32:15.0 exploration, and a lack of new refineries. the nation needs to take a new approach to our energy problems. we need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers. to do that, we should increase domestic energy production. my bill, h.r. 4761, gives 10:32:31.8 states control of the waters off their shores and encourages increased energy exploration by giving them a share of the revenues generated. we should increase our development of alternative fuels taking advantage of renewable fuels like corn and 10:32:46.2 sugar to produce biodiesel. finally we should help developing nations to help curb their increasing consumption of oil and natural gas which is driving oil prices higher. india in particular is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic use and we should work 10:33:02.6 with them. this is a good deal for both companies, india develops its own self-sustaining power sources, we get a reduction in the demand for world energy lowering prices in the process. clearly the energy problems are too big to use yesterday's thinking. 10:33:18.6 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from tennessee for one minute. mr. cooper: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cooper: mr. speaker, we've heard a lot of problems mentioned on the house floor today. we should be aware that this house is doing a very poor job of addressing any of these 10:33:35.9 problems. why? because this is one of the laziest congresses in all of american history. we are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any congress since at least 1948, 10:33:52.1 and that's even before i was born. so far, we're in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we've only had 26 voting days in this body. that's a shame. this congress is simply not doing its job under republican 10:34:08.0 leadership. they are the ones that set the schedule. you know, harry truman called that congress of 1948 the do-nothing congress of 1948. how do you do less than nothing? 10:34:22.9 sadly, the american people are about to find out thanks to our friends on the other side of the aisle. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from north carolina for one minute. mr. hayes: i ask unanimous 10:34:41.4 consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hayes: mr. speaker, i want to recognize american idol cafta kelley pickler for using her god given talent to sing. she is returning home but she consistently received some of 10:34:56.4 the highest rote totals than any of the other contestants and it's easy to understand why. kelley's charm and talent clearly identified her success each week as americans tuned into the most popular show on television. kelley will be returning home to stanley county and north 10:35:12.7 carolina, a true idol to many for her performances. her extraordinary singing voice and the grace she personified in front of millions as she represented her community, family, and friends, kelley, we wish you the best, i know that great opportunities lie ahead for you. 10:35:27.5 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:35:45.1 >> in less than 12 days seniors face a critical deadline. by may 15, they must sign up for a medicare drug pan. after this date, they'll pay a permanent penalty of 1% for 10:35:57.1 every month that they wait to join, a penalty they will pay on top of their premium for the rest of their lives. i have held more than three dozen seminars across my district to help seniors navigate through the overly 10:36:13.0 complex program and they keep calling asking for more help. they're understandably confused by the more than 60 different choices that they have. the least we can do is give seniors more time to understand their options so that they can 10:36:27.7 make their best choice. to do this, congress must pass the medicare informed choice act, which would delay the late enrollment penalty, prevent beneficiaries from losing their employer-based coverage, and allow seniors to switch plans 10:36:42.7 if they make a mistake. more than 70% of seniors are asking for more time. it's long overdue for congress to listen and make sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them. i yield back the balance of my 10:36:57.1 time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from minnesota for one minute. mr. kennedy: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today as a member of congress and a parent to thank the many law enforcement officers whose hard 10:37:13.3 work resulted in yesterday's capture of escaped child sexual predator michael benson. i would also commend john walsh and the viewers of "america's most wanted," who helped make benson the 888th criminal apprehended after being 10:37:30.1 featured on the show. however, i stand here today deeply frustrated that obstructionists in the other body are using procedural gimmicks to block passage of the child safety act, which the house first passed overwhelmingly more than eight 10:37:46.8 months ago. mr. speaker, this act will help our children keep safe from predators like michael benson, and i urge the other body to quit obstructing and pass this vital bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:38:02.0 gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from washington state for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. larsen: i rise to recognize the naval base atwoodby island. 10:38:23.4 the captain will accept the award for excellence on friday. this award recognizes the hard work and exceptional efforts of the people who operate n.a.s. woodby and i praise that team effort from the men and women on the ground to those in the 10:38:35.5 sky. they make this installation run. the community and the residents of oak harbor play an integral role in protecting and promoting n.a.s. woodby. it is their work year after year this makes it great. it is the national center for 10:38:51.2 electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare operations. these missions will be pivotal to creating the type of military the department of defense wants to build in the upcoming years. n.a.s. woodby will likely have to accommodate tremendous growth in the future and this award shows the team and 10:39:06.6 infrastructure are in place to do the job. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from indiana for one minute. mr. pence: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pence: gas prices are too 10:39:22.4 high, and so washington has already begun to posture. i know how angry people can become when gas prices rise. i spent five years working my way through college pumping gas at ray's marathon. 10:39:40.0 and it is important that washington respond. but we ought to respond with a real answer, which is to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by opening up america's own domestic reserves in the inner coastal regions and in the alas 10:39:57.6 sca national wildlife re -- and the alaska national wildlife region. if we opened up anwr, we could increase our domestic reserves by 50%. if president bill clinton had not vetoed legislation opening anwr to environmentally responsible exploration in 10:40:14.5 1995, we would be pumping millions of barrels from anwr today. let's reduce the price of gasoline for future generations of americans. let's reduce our dependence on foreign oil. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:40:28.7 chair is pleased at this time to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. watson: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: wukes. ms. watson: mr. speaker, the american people are fed up with us in congress. they finally see the house republican majority for what it is, nothing but a rubber stamp 10:40:45.4 for president bush and his special interest friends. house republicans simply have no agenda for helping everyday americans. 10:40:55.7 perhaps that's the reason we've only been in session for 26 days so far this year. if house republicans were really interested in helping the american people, they'd join us in tracking and tackling our nation's energy 10:41:12.5 crisis. house republicans failed to address skyrocketing gas prices in their energy bill last year. instead, they chose to follow the president in supporting a bill that gave the oil and gas companies $20 billion in 10:41:27.7 special interest gifts by doing absolutely nothing to ease the sticker shock consumers face every time they fill up at the pump. we have a plan. democrats have a plan that works for all americans, not 10:41:42.4 just big oil and gas c.e.o.'s. our plan not only cracks down on price gouging, but also calls for an increase in production of our alternative fuels. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:41:56.3 chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from new york for one minute. mr. nadler: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. nadler: mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:42:11.7 mr. nadler: mr. speaker, today president bush is expected to announce his appointment of homeland security chief michael chertoff to lead the administration's efforts to combat a potential avian flu epidemic. didn't the president learn anything from hurricane katrina? 10:42:27.2 michael chertoff is the same man responsible for the incompetent, inept, and tragically unacceptable response to hurricane katrina. if secretary chertoff couldn't properly oversee the administration's response to a hurricane along the gulf coast that we knew about days in advance, how is he supposed to 10:42:42.9 lead the response to a flu pandemic that could hit at any time? the bush administration is already woefully unprepared to fight an avian flu pandemic. the president's own administration has already warned a worst-case scenario here in the u.s. would entail 10:42:59.2 an 18 month long crisis in which as many as 1.9 million americans could be killed. the flu crisis needs a serious and competent administration to oversee our response. the bush administration is showing once again it will take a crony over a competent administrator every time. 10:43:13.7 it's time for the administration to show that it actually can lead. it's time they turn away from the cronies and find someone competent for a change so the avian flu pandemic doesn't surprise us the way the expected hurricane katrina overwhelmed us. 10:43:28.7 thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 , the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered. or on which the vote is 10:43:44.3 objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. recorded votes on postponed questions will be taken later today. for what purpose does the gentleman from nevada rise? mr. porter: mr. speaker, i move 10:43:59.7 the house suspend the rules and pass resolution h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 781, resolution congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:44:16.4 contributions to education, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house rule, the gentleman from nevada, mr. porter, and the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. kind, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from nevada. 10:44:29.6 mr. porter: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include any extraneous material on h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. porter: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, this resolution 10:44:45.4 honors the nation's charter schools, their parents, the teachers, of course, the students, administrators, and other individuals involved with their hard work and dedication promoting equality public education. this week, may 1 through may 7, has been designated national 10:45:01.9 charter schools week. during this week, charter school organizations and others around the united states recognize these schools for their continued contribution to education. the nation's charter school deliver a high quality education and challenge students to reach 10:45:17.1 their potential. when president bush took office in 2001, there were only about 2,000 charter schools nationwide. today there's approximately 3,600 serving over a million students in 40 states, including the district of columbia and puerto rico. 10:45:33.9 in nevada, we have 18 charter schools serving approximately 5,000 students. very proud to have been involved with nevada's first legislation in 1997 to introduce and to pass our first charter school legislation. 10:45:49.2 we also have an example of a charter school that is 10:45:54.6 nationally recognized. that's the andre aga as college prep atory -- prep tory academy. it's designed to enhance a student's character, respect, motivation, and self-discipline. agassi prep is to improve skill 10:46:14.5 levels and combat lower expectations among the community's most challenged children. extended few hours are a few of the practices utilized to 10:46:26.9 achieve a higher standard of education. i commend the charter schools in the state of nevada and across this great nation for recognizing the immense need for improved education and for their commitment to improving student achievement for students who attend these schools. nationwide charter schools serve 10:46:44.4 a very special need. many of the schools under their charter take care of kids with special needs from hearing to speaking to other challenges, even in the state of nevada we have a charter school that was neglected through its charter to 10:47:01.7 serve children from the state of california that are juvenile delinquents. charter schools provide a great service to our communities. also grade schools, all different levels of schools across the country to provide 10:47:16.9 parents, communities, leaders, business, all members of the community access and the ability to be involved in education. nearly 56% of charter schools report having a waiting list, and the total number of students on such waiting lists is enough to fill another 1,000 10:47:33.9 average-sized charter schools across the nation. allowing parents and students to choose their charter schools we stimulate change and benefit all public school students. the exchange for flexibility and autonomy, they are held 10:47:48.7 accountable by their sponsors for improving student achievement. a charter school is just that. a charter school is a school with a contract of performance. if they do not perform, they do not provide excellence in education, these schools can lose their charters. charter schools must meet the 10:48:05.4 same no child left behind student achievement accountability requirements as other public schools. and often set higher and additional individual goals to ensure they are all high quality and truly accountable to the public. according to the center for education reform, as many as 15 10:48:21.1 studies find that students who frequently enter charter significantly or below the normal grade level. these students then achieve the same or even higher gains as compared to their surrounding districts demographically compared schools or even the state averages. a report from america's charter 10:48:38.1 school finance corporation called, take me on a reading adventure, cites research from several states that show greater gains and/or higher scores in reading for charter schools as compared to their traditional school peers. 10:48:51.7 charter schools have enjoyed broad bipartisan support from the administration, congress, state governors, and legislators, educators, and parents across this great nation. the sixth annual national charter school week held this week, may 1 through may 7, 2006 recognizes the significant 10:49:10.0 impacts, achievements, and innovations of our nation's charter schools. through this resolution congress today acknowledges and commends the charter school movement and the charter school students, teachers, parents, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:49:26.4 contributions to education and improving and strengthening our nation's public schools. mr. speaker i urge support for this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from 10:49:39.6 wisconsin. mr. kind: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i commend my good friend and colleague from nevada for his support of this resolution as well as the chair and ranking member of the education and work force committee. as a member of the house education and work force committee, and as an original 10:49:56.5 co-sponsor of h.res. 781 i strongly support passage of this resolution honoring national charter schools week. since the first charter school began in 1992 in st. paul, minnesota, the number of charter schools has grown to over 3,600 serving more than one million 10:50:14.4 students across the country today. in wisconsin, my home state, there are nearly 200 charter schools educating close to 30,000 students and in my congressional district in western wisconsin, we have 24 charter schools. 10:50:29.4 charter schools provide parents along with their children, their students another choice within the public education system. one school in particular that i'd like to highlight during national charter schools week is lacrosse roads in my hometown of lacrosse, wisconsin. 10:50:46.5 it's an alternative high school. a specific project that has become part of the curriculum at this school was introduced by their teacher, karen shanefeld. 10:50:57.7 it requires the students to record the orel histories of our veterans and submit them to the library of congress to be included in the veterans history project. such projects are commendable and highly valuable to our students. 10:51:08.6 it's provide add unique link between the younger generation with the older generation. and a wonderful teaching opportunity and great history lesson for those students at lacrosse roads. i praise teachers such as karen who have broken down barriers to work with all students using 10:51:26.3 innovative and creative strategies to teach. it is important that charter schools give flexibility and options to teachers and parents, but we must remember they are not the cure all for improving public education. we have to be diligent at 10:51:40.8 monitoring the success for failure of charter schools throughout the country and not afraid of chutting down those that are not working. that is the key to moving forward with the option of choice in our public school system, i believe. charter schools have consistently been at the 10:51:55.6 forefront of my priority list and i'm pleased that wisconsin is one of seven states with over 100 exceptional charter schools today. i have consistently advocated for increased support for charter schools and supported the charter school facilities financing demonstration program during consideration of the no 10:52:13.4 child left behind legislation of 2001. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to submit this -- to support this resolution honoring charter schools. it is our duty as representatives of this congress to ensure that all our students reach their highest academic potential and a charter school 10:52:30.0 may provide a model better suited towards and individual student's needs w that i retain the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nevada. mr. porter: at this time i yield as much time as he may consume to the chairman of the full 10:52:44.6 committee, mr. buck mckeon. the speaker pro tempore: the chairman of the full committee is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of house resolution 781, a measure to recognize charter schools as 10:53:00.2 well as their students, parents, teachers, and administrators. this week marks the seventh annual national charter schools week. and i thank my colleague, mr. porter, for taking the lead in recognizing these schools today. mr. porter is a strong supporter 10:53:16.0 of education and serves on the house education and work force committee. each year congress honors charter schools and those involved in the role they play in reforming and improving our nation's public education system. 10:53:30.2 and for good reason. year after year charter schools make significant contributions across our nation. charter schools are public schools that agree to improved academic achievement and accountability in financial and other operations in exchange for added flexibility and 10:53:49.0 independence. they are subject to all the same no child left behind achievement goals as other public schools, but with greater flexibility in how they improve student success. this enhanced autonomy allows charter schools to focus on increasing academic achievement 10:54:06.4 for individual students rather than complying with bureaucratic paperwork. moreover, it allows charter schools to use varied educational methods and techniques while accounting for their results. some 3,600 charter schools serve about a million students in 40 10:54:23.4 states and washington, d.c. nearly 56% of these charter schools have waiting lists. in other words, they are in high demand. with that demand growing all the time. that's because charter schools understand how to meet the 10:54:37.0 specific needs of the local communities in which they operate. these schools are particularly devoted to serving low-income communities. nationwide almost 50% of charter schools serve students considered at risk or who have 10:54:52.1 previously dropped out of school and charter schools serve significant numbers of students from low-income families, minority students, and students with disabilities. indeed these innovative public schools allow many parents and students freedom of choice that otherwise would not be 10:55:09.7 avoidable. mr. speaker, through this resolution honoring charter -- national charter schools week, we recognize the continued success demonstrated by charter schools and acknowledge the benefits of charter schools provide to our local communities. 10:55:24.4 charter schools provide parents with a wider variety of educational choices and they provide students the opportunity to receive a high quality education that they may not have received otherwise. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i yield back the balance of my 10:55:40.2 time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. kind: mr. speaker, at this time i would like to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from 10:55:52.8 the district of columbia, strong advocate for our public education system and a terrific friend of charter schools, ms. norton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from the district of columbia is recognized for three minutes. ms. norton: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his kind words. i thank mr. porter for his work in bringing this resolution to 10:56:12.2 the floor. we are right to recognize public charter schools. public charter schools is the most important innovation in public education since the invention of free public education in our country. 10:56:27.0 it's become so popular, it's become a movement. it's growing like topsy. the congress when newt gingrich was here as an alternative to vouchers helped jump-start public charter schools in the 10:56:43.7 district of columbia and in the nation by passing the first public charter school bill right here in the congress with the agreement and total home rule involvement of the district of columbia. that was in 1995. 10:56:58.6 what can they do? they -- what did they do? they helped us jump-start a movement that has produced in the district of columbia the largest number of public charter schools per capita in the united states. as i look down the list, mr. 10:57:14.2 chairman, the district has more charter schools, this one city, than most states. it has really taken off now and for some years now as an alternative to public schools. 10:57:31.1 when a child does not have a school that is offering that child and that family what the child deserves, then the child must have an alternative. it can be going out of district 10:57:47.1 and the best alternative and the only acceptable alternative it seems to me would be some other kind of public charter school. that is what has happened in the district of columbia. that is why the people of the 10:58:00.7 district of columbia resent deeply that despite the growth of the charter school movement, despite the fact that we have some of the best charter schools in the country and the largest number per capita the congress imposed on us something it would not accept for the rest of the 10:58:17.5 country, and that is private school vouchers. our people have voted with their feet. they want a neighborhood school near them. these two schools are very important. most of the religious schools are in northwest. most of our kids who would need or want alternative schools live 10:58:34.1 in southeast. so congress did that for itself. it didn't do it for us. it did it against our will. when in fact we had demonstrated that public charter schools were working in d.c. and working very well. 10:58:48.6 a child must have an alternative, but that alternative cannot be one where the public dollar is not accounted for. where there is no oversight by the public. i'm the last one who wants oversight of religious schools or anything involving religion. 10:59:05.9 it follows that religious schools must not be that alternative. the thriving public charter school movement is in fact and should be that alternative. may i have another minute, mr. chairman? 10:59:21.4 mr. kind: yield an additional minute. ms. norton: all kinds of innovations are happening in the district of columbia that i invite people to come and see. shared facilities between public -- in large buildings. instead of getting rid of the building between public and 10:59:37.7 charter schools. collaboration now between the best of our charter schools and some public schools which are not doing so well. public schools, public charter schools unlike many public schools even under no child left 10:59:54.1 behind are a case of the survival of the fittest. you lose your charter, in fact, if you do not measure up. that's what happens in the district of columbia. as far as i know it happens wherever the schools are well
United States House of Representatives 1000- 1100
HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. Suspensions (3 bills): 1) H. Res. 781 - Congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Porter / Education and the Workforce Committee); 2) H.Con.Res. 359 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (Sponsored by Rep. Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee); 3) H.R. 4700 - To provide for the conditional conveyance of any interest retained by the United States in St. Joseph Memorial Hall in St. Joseph, Michigan (Sponsored by Rep. Upton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) // H.R. 4975 - Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Dreier / Judiciary Committee) // H.R. 4954 - SAFE Port Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lungren / Homeland Security Committee) 10:01:00.5 the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 3, 2006, i hereby appoint the honorable 10:01:20.9 jo bonner to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, j. dennis hastert, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered today by the guest chaplain, the reverend frank m. deary junior, senior pastor of the first 10:01:36.6 baptist church of labelle, florida. the chaplain: may we pray. dear heavenly father, this morning i ask your blessing upon the men and women who are gathered to conduct business as representatives for the people of this great nation. god, each of these leaders has a need on his or her heart and i pray that you will be 10:01:52.6 recognized as a god who will meet every need as you are called on to provide strength, wisdom, and the discernment to make difficult decisions that will affect so many people of the united states. father, i pray for these leaders who have been given the 10:02:08.1 awesome responsibility to lead that you will guide them to lead in a way that pleases you and strengthens your plan for this country. you have blessed the united states incredibly, and we give you praise for these blessings. father, guide us to remember 10:02:22.7 the words of the sammist, to know that the lord is -- of the psalmist, to know that the lord is god. he made us, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. in jesus' name i pray, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:02:40.2 chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. our pledge today will be led by the gentleman from florida, mr. meek. mr. meek: i pledge allegiance 10:02:57.2 to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: 10:03:14.5 without objection, the gentleman from florida, mr. foley, is recognized for one minute. mr. foley: mr. speaker, i rise today to welcome our guest chaplain, reverend frank michael deerey junior, who is currently serving as senior pastor at the first baptist 10:03:29.7 church of labelle, florida. i first met him during our visit with governor jeb bush after hurricane wilma hit south florida and we witnessed first baptist church of labelle's humanitarian operation for the hurricane victims who were in need of a hot shower, meals, clothing and other resources. 10:03:47.2 labelle is a small city with a big heart, and that was truly visible under pastor deerey's leadership as his church rallied along with the community to help those who were adversely affected by the wrath of hurricane wilma. pastor deerey was born in new 10:04:04.6 orleans, louisiana and lived there until 1995 when he came to florida to serve in labelle. he received a bachelor of arts in 1979 from southeastern louisiana university in hammond, louisiana. 1982, he received a masters of divinity from new orleans 10:04:20.2 baptist theological seminary. pastor deerey was licensed and ordained as a minister and served as youth pastor, associate pastor and pastored four louisiana churches. since moving to florida he's been actively in the local 10:04:35.1 community as president of the local unit of the salvation eerm and is currently -- army and is currently serving the office. his wife kathy joins us today and has taught in public schools for 27 years and currently is a school guidance 10:04:53.1 counselor. his son is a graduate of emory riddle aaron naughtic university in daytona, florida, his daughter is currently rolled in edison college in fort myers, florida. it's a great pleasure in welcoming pastor frank to the house chambers to open our 10:05:07.4 legislative day with prayer and thank him for all of his services not only to labelle but all of florida. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the tchare will now entertainment -- chair will now entertain one-minute remarks. 10:05:22.3 the chair recognizes the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. kelly: mr. speaker, we must always keep the promises we've made to our veterans who have dedicated themselves to faithfully serving our country. however, under current law veterans are being prohibited from using medicare coverage at local v.a. hospitals. 10:05:38.5 they can only use medicare at a non-v.a. hospital and they lose out on the personalized care that they prefer to receive at a v.a. hospital. this forces veterans to choose between cost and comfort. that's not the way our veterans should be treated. i've introduced the veterans 10:05:54.9 medicare assistance act to correct this problem. our laws should be working for veterans, not against them. i urge my colleagues to join me 10:06:03.0 in this effort to enable our veterans to use their medicare benefits to help them pay their bills at a v.a. hospital. most veterans pay into the medicare for most of their lives. this law should not prohibit them from using those medicare benefits at a v.a. hospital 10:06:17.7 later on in life. co-sponsor h.r. 4992, and show our veterans that we are putting their needs first. we need to work together in congress to enhance health care options for our veterans, not take them away. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:06:35.1 chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois for one minute. mr. emanuel: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. emanuel: mr. speaker, later this morning the president will unveil his plan for responding to a flu pandemic. the homeland security department will be taking a key 10:06:52.1 role in the response. that's right, the pandemic flu response will be brought to you by the same people who gave us one heck of a job in responding to hurricane katrina. the other great initiatives were duct tape as a national response to chemical weapons and dubai ports fiasco. 10:07:08.3 according to reports, the president's plan predicts chaos, quote-unquote, a scenario of nearly two million american deaths. given the department of homeland security's track record, are these the folks you really want to put in charge of managing our responsible crisis 10:07:23.2 of this magnitude? the homeland security had a plan for new orleans, they just ignored it. and the parts that they did follow were so bungled and mismanaged we're still dealing with the aftermath. mr. speaker, no well funded plan can go forward without a good general. at a time in which we need grant, we've got mcclellan. 10:07:41.1 forget the compassionate conservative this president promised. at this point, i'd settle for a competent conservative. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, part of the reason gasoline prices have jumped to record highs is because there have been no new refineries or major refinery 10:07:58.1 expansion in america. the united states refineries are at 97% capacity by turning that black gold, crude oil, into gasoline at a rapid rate. but there is a tremendous demand for more refinery capacity. oil dutch she will has announced the plant in port 10:08:15.8 arthur, texas will expand to become the biggest refinery in the united states. construction will begin next year. currently exxonmobil in texas is the biggest refinery in america. by the way, mr. speaker, both of these refineries are in the entering belt of the texas gulf 10:08:29.8 coast. to get back on the path of energy self reliance united states needs more american refineries and more offshore drilling. the country has not built a refinery in over 25 years because of burdensome bureaucratic regulations and 10:08:46.0 environmental energy obstructionists. we need to increase offshore drilling to increase supply. so the gasoline supply at the pump can come down to an acceptable american consumer level. the people of texas welcome the new endeavor there. 10:09:01.1 that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from oregon for one minute. mr. blumenauer: well, we've just heard an example of the republican line of why there's 10:09:18.2 an energy problem. we haven't built new refineries because of burdensome environmental regulations. hogwash. we have had the industry actually close refinery capacity. 10:09:32.1 there's no evidence that there's an inability, but sadly, we're continuing the spectacle of the republican control in congress to waste opportunities and try and change the subject. whether it's wasting subsidies on oil companies that don't need it, starving renewables, or conservation. 10:09:48.8 the latest debacle is scheduled here on the floor in a few hours where they're going to force communities to accept refineries on closed military bases with no markups, no hearings, no meaningful records. there will come a time when congress will act like a congress. 10:10:04.7 we'll legislate on energy, on conservation, on innovation, and prepare for the future, but sadly, not with this republican leadership. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. 10:10:19.9 mr. keller: well, thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, vicente fox, the president of mexico, is at it again. yesterday, he said he would sign into law an irresponsible law legalizing the possession of drugs. as a result, millions of american young people who 10:10:35.6 travel to mexico for summer vacation will now legally be able to use cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana. how much is ok? two ecstasy pills, four joints, four lines of cocaine, and 25 milligrams of heroin are now 10:10:51.6 all allowed, according to vicente fox. who's advising this guy? courtney love? what a year president fox is having. earlier this year, his mexican 10:11:02.3 government provided maps to illegals to help them cross our borders. then his mexican military soldiers got caught providing an armed escort to mexican drug smugglers into texas. and now he wants congress to reward millions of illegal aliens with amnesty and 10:11:17.4 permanent citizenship so they can earn money here and send it back to mexico. vicente fox says he's our friend. with friends like these, who needs enemies? mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:11:32.3 chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan for one minute. mr. stupak: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stupak: mr. speaker, it seems almost everyone these days is rightfully outraged at the massive profits of oil and gas executives and companies. while they are raking in record profits, gas prices hit 10:11:50.8 historic highs. that's everyone except house republicans. it isn't enough that republicans supported provisions in the energy bill last year that provided oil companies with $20 billion in special interest gifts while neglecting to include any real initiatives that would lower 10:12:07.5 gas prices. house republicans then repeatedly refused to support democratic efforts to give the federal trade commission the authority to investigate all price gouging at all points of the supply chain. then last week, house republicans had the opportunity to roll back $5 billion in 10:12:24.4 additional tax breaks for oil companies over the next five years, but voted overwhelmingly to reject this democratic proposal. are house republicans that far out of touch? don't they realize companies with profits of $113 billion last year do not need tax 10:12:41.2 breaks? mr. speaker, the cozy relationship between house republicans have with oil and gas executives is hurting everyday americans who are struggling to pay record prices at the pump. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for 10:12:55.8 one minute. mr. shimkus: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. shimkus: thank you, mr. speaker. our problem we have is our reliance on imported crude oil. the way we try to address this solution is through renewable fuels, conservation, additional 10:13:12.9 exploration, and new technologies. i want to talk about one of those new technologies today, which is coal to liquid applications, which is called b.t. uconn version. imagine this, a coal mine in the midwest which on top of it sits a refinery, a liquid fuel 10:13:30.0 refinery. sound far-fetched? no, this technology has been around for 50 years. the germans used it in world war ii. the refinery bill that we have on the floor of the house toads will provide the same incentives to expansion of petroleum refineries to 10:13:43.5 coal-to-liquid applications. mr. speaker, the u.s. has 27% of the world coal supply, the largest of any country, but less than 2% of world's oil and less than 3% of natural gas. for a response to the energy challenge, the u.s. must make 10:13:59.9 greater use of its unrivaled coal reserves. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from rhode island for one minute. mr. langevin: mr. speaker, as of this morning, rhode 10:14:28.2 islanders are paying an average of $2.94 per gallon for regular gasoline. that's nearly 40 cents more than they were paying a month ago and 70 cents more than they were paying a year ago. well, last year, congress passed an energy bill which i opposed because it gave away 10:14:45.4 billions of tax dollars to oil and gas companies instead of investing in new technologies, alternative fuels, and energy efficiency. as it turns out, oil and gas prices have gone up since we passed the republican energy bill, and you know what else has gone up? 10:14:59.7 the profits of oil and gas companies. well, now the republican majority is proposing even more giveaways to the oil and gas industry by handing over federal lands to open refineries and by opening up the arctic national wildlife refuge. 10:15:15.5 well, mr. speaker, enough is enough. we cannot simply drill our way out of this crisis. growing demand from china and india and other countries is going to keep the cost of oil high for years to come and subsidies to the oil and gas industry will not change that. we need new leadership that will 10:15:32.4 promote an energy policy that encourages new technologies, energy efficiency, and creates american jobs. this morning on the "today" show the chairman of exxonmobil said that he wasn't going -- they were in the business of making money. 10:15:47.1 we are in the business of protecting the american people. it's about time this congress does its job. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from north carolina for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. in country line dancing there is 10:16:01.9 a dance called two-step. when it comes to energy policy the democrats have come up with their own dance, the four step. here's how it goes. first democrats don't acknowledge the supply component in the supply and demand principle of economics. 10:16:15.0 when confronted with solutions to the supply problem, democrats always vote no and drive up prices. step two for democrats is to scream about the evil of s.u.v.'s even though they may be driven around in one. step three for democrats is to call for investigations, point fingers, call for investment in 10:16:32.5 r&d that already exists and say if it weren't for those darn republicans we could get off oil tomorrow. step four is repeating steps one, two, and three until voters and the medium start paying attention. 10:16:45.7 mr. speaker if this sounds familiar, it should. since president clinton vetoed anwr in 1995, democrats have performed this dance when it comes to increasing or energy supply. but with gas reaching $3 a gallon, democrats need to retire it and learn a new dance. but they should try to learn one that will actually increase our oil supply. 10:17:03.5 i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, when president bush took office five years ago, the average price at 10:17:20.9 the gas pump was $1.45. today it has more than doubled over the past five years. and republicans over the past five years have controlled the house, the senate, and the white house. 10:17:36.7 washington republicans have done nothing to pass a sound energy policy that would wean us from foreign oil, create conservation programs, and provide incentives to develop alternative fuels. programs that would help us 10:17:52.7 provide consumers some relief. it took republicans four years before they finally passed an energy bill. but that bill continued massive subsidies to the oil industry like the rip-off royalty in kind 10:18:08.8 program. the president's own energy department admitted at the time that the energy bill would do absolutely nothing to lower gas prices. five years of republican power and five years of no positive 10:18:25.2 results for the consumer. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. thank you, mr. speaker. everyone is talking about the 10:18:42.0 issues of the day. immigration and energy prices. and too many in this body are overcomplicating the issue. it's really not that hard. on immigration build a wall if necessary. 10:18:56.2 secure the border. it is whature constituents -- what our constituents in tennessee want. it's what the republican majority want. it is what the american people want and need. on energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy. 10:19:13.2 we should pass the energy legislation that is going to come before this body this week. we should define price gouging. encourage construction of refineries. currently we are not doing that. liberals in congress have spent 10:19:30.1 the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. the policies that they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch that we are seeing today. we have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. mr. speaker, the liberals need 10:19:48.4 to start serving american families and stop serving special interests. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from arkansas for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to 10:20:03.7 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. barry: -- mr. berry: first of all i would ask everyone remember our men and women in uniform and keep them in your hearts and minds and certainly in their prayers, 10:20:20.5 especially those on the battlefield today. today the republican congress is going to attempt to extend the culture of corruption and chaos. they are going to offer a so-called lobby reform bill. 10:20:38.6 it makes me think of that wonderful american merle haggard that wrote a song called "rainbow stew" and it goes something like this. when a president goes through the white house door and does what he says he'll do, we'll all 10:20:54.0 be drinking that free bubbleup, and eating that rainbow stew. 10:21:00.2 this bill is clearly rainbow stew. it is a phony lobby reform bill. america deserves better. america deserves integrity. america deserves honor. 10:21:14.5 and they certainly don't deserve another dose of rainbow stew and free bubble up. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from south carolina for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one minute. 10:21:29.4 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wilson: america's economy continues to surge ahead, delivering tremendous benefits to families throughout our country. over the past three years, over 5.1 million americans have found new jobs. i'm glad that my visitors from grace christian school will 10:21:46.0 enjoy expanded job opportunities inspired by jeannie slayer and tim stevens. while house democrats ignore this continued job creation, it's obvious that the 2003 tax cuts were the true source behind the tremendous economic growth in our country. 10:22:02.3 last week we witnessed another example of economic excellence in america. last friday the department of commerce reported that the economy grew by 4.8% over the last -- past three months. which is the fastest rate in three years. as republicans finalize our 10:22:17.7 plans to extend the 2003 tax cuts, i would like to urge house democrats to abandon their tax and spend plans. instead of playing the politics of obstructionism, they should join republicans in implementing meaningful tax reform n 10:22:34.4 conclusion, god bless our troops. we will never forget september 11. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. solis: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. solis: today i rise in support of the goals of cover 10:22:49.2 the unindshured week. nearly 46 million americans, including more than eight million children, are living without health insurance. more than 1/3 are latinos, 20% are african-americans, about 19% are asian pacific islanders who lack any form of health care 10:23:05.8 insurance. in california one out of five uninsured is a child under the age of 18. many current health proposals offered by republicans will do more harm than help people living in districts like mine. association health plans which ignore our state regulations are 10:23:20.9 not working for families. health savings accounts will do nothing to improve the well-being of our families in districts like mine. instead congress should be taking action to ensure that no child has to skip needed health care examinations. we should ensure that working 10:23:36.6 families never have to choose between going to see a doctor and putting food on the table. we must work to eliminate racial and ethic health care disparities. together minorities comprise about 46% of the uninsured population. all these groups represent only 10:23:52.4 24% of the u.s. population. however insurance coverage is an important predictor of whether individuals obtain health promoting and life extending services. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. 10:24:06.1 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. stearns: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, today is asthma awareness day 2006. on asthma awareness day may 7, 2003, there were only 20 asthma friendly states in the united 10:24:23.2 states. even more limiting, of those 20 only nine extended protection even further to anna if a plaquesis medication. today historically 47 states protect for asthma. 10:24:38.4 38 for asthma plus anna if a laxcies -- anaphalaxis. this is a positive turn around in just a few years for our children. 10:24:53.3 i'm pleased with the momentous progress we have made on our nation's capital and statehouses. i encourage all of us who work here, visit the capitol today to stop by the cannon caucus room from 11:30 to 4:00 and learn more about asthma. get screened, take the test. 10:25:09.9 and let's enjoy another successful asthma awareness day. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. meek: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meek: mr. speaker, i come to the floor today to announce that 10:25:27.5 last friday a bipartisan coalition, 15 state senators and six -- 15 democratic state senators and six republican state senators came together to protect the people of the state of florida as it relates to 10:25:44.0 smaller class sizes. the people of the state of florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in the state of florida to make sure that the state pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts. floridians said three things, 10:25:58.1 public education is a high priority, that classrooms that are packed with students are unacceptable, and that floridians want tax dollars to be spent, provide a quality education to all florida's children but some state officials try to undercut that decision by -- that was made by 10:26:14.5 the voters and for florida's children. today i want to enter the names today, mr. speaker, of those senators and those state representatives that put forth their vote to make sure that we protect those that are in public education now in the state of florida and those that are yet 10:26:29.7 unborn. they should be commended and placed into the congressional record for future generations. thank you so very much. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from michigan for one minute. mrs. miller: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the situation at 10:26:44.3 our porous border is absolutely in a state of emergency. we are all hearing this message from our constituents in a variety of ways, and this morning i wanted to share a very clear message that i received in my office the other day from one of my constituents. a constituent of mine sent me this brick in the mail. 10:26:59.9 on this brick it says, since the u.s. government seems to be struggling with the illegal immigration problem, i thought i would send you the means to begin solving the problem. this brick is sent to support stronger border security. mr. speaker, the american people are demanding action. 10:27:16.8 and last december this house passed a very good border security bill that would, in fact, put this brick to very good use in building a security fence on our southern border. the debate in the other body is now turning toward amnesty for those who come here illegally. that is the wrong direction for 10:27:32.8 america. we cannot offer amnesty or expanded opportunities for guest workers until we deal with the problem at hand. and i urge the u.s. senate to listen to the people, to look at the bill that was passed by this house in december, and as this brick says, support stronger border security. 10:27:48.8 i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. sanchez: thank you, mr. speaker. we are now just about three weeks away from the memorial day 10:28:06.7 holiday. and a gallon of gas in my district costs $3.38. look at this photo from home. $3.38 for unleaded. the cheap stuff. 10:28:20.2 it is now cheaper to buy a fast food lunch than it is for people in riverside to drive to anaheim. before the memorial day holiday, let us give america a fuel tax holiday, 60 days with no gas 10:28:35.0 tax. i'll be the first to admit this is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. but the american people should not need to suffer the pain at the pump simply because this republican-led congress has 10:28:50.9 forsaken its obligation to address our country's energy crisis. last week exxonmobil announced it had a made $8.4 billion in a quarter. the first quarter of this year. now, why should the federal 10:29:08.5 government give handouts to a company that made $8 billion in three months? i urge my colleagues to support this revenue neutral bill. it gives money back to the taxpayers. it stops the needless oil company give aways, and it gives 10:29:25.1 consumers relief when they need it the most. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from texas. mr. carter: permission to address the house for one 10:29:37.9 minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. carter: this morning and every morning in my memory members of my district, americans all across this country, and my colleagues in the democratic party went out and got in their cars, started them up, and drove to work or drove to school. 10:29:53.8 they wouldn't have done that if they hadn't been gasoline or diesel in those automobiles. and yet the democrats have been opposing refining capacity, opposing pipelines, opposing drilling in anwr, opposing going to the reserves that we know are 10:30:10.8 available if we'll just drill the wells and produce the petrochemicals that are necessary to keep this country running. the reason we've got the problem today is obstructionism to solve the problem, which is let's put gas and diesel in our 10:30:25.5 tanks so we can keep america going to work. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from ohio for one minute. mr. kucinich: permission to address the house and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: 10:30:39.8 without objection. mr. kucinich: now, everyone knows the oil companies are posting record profits. oil companies are blaming everyone but themselves for large gas increases. the consumer is being gouged and oil companies continue to avoid their responsibility. the most recent data for the nation shows the average price 10:30:56.6 of gas is close to $3 a gallon. gas prices increasing, wages across the nation dropping, gas prices hurt even more because folks have less money to pay for it. you know what's going on, people are actually going into their change jars to go to the 10:31:12.7 gas station to be able to pay for the increased cost of gas. some people are hawking their jewelry to be able to pay for the increased price of gas. price gouging is occurring. as the oil companies are reaping profits close to $3 billion since 2001, time for 10:31:28.9 windfall profits tax, time for a bill, the gas price spike act, over 50 members of congress want a windfall profits tax. that's what the oil companies understand. when we get that up to 100 co-sponsors, then the oil companies are going to start 10:31:43.0 backing off, because right now their foot's on the accelerator. they're looking at $3 a gallon, $4 a gallon, $5 a gallon. we have to stand up for the american people, and that's what we're here to do. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. 10:31:57.4 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from louisiana for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the nation's energy prices continue to rise. families and businesses are feeling the pinch. we're paying the price for decades of extra taxes, poor energy policy, curtailed 10:32:15.0 exploration, and a lack of new refineries. the nation needs to take a new approach to our energy problems. we need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers. to do that, we should increase domestic energy production. my bill, h.r. 4761, gives 10:32:31.8 states control of the waters off their shores and encourages increased energy exploration by giving them a share of the revenues generated. we should increase our development of alternative fuels taking advantage of renewable fuels like corn and 10:32:46.2 sugar to produce biodiesel. finally we should help developing nations to help curb their increasing consumption of oil and natural gas which is driving oil prices higher. india in particular is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic use and we should work 10:33:02.6 with them. this is a good deal for both companies, india develops its own self-sustaining power sources, we get a reduction in the demand for world energy lowering prices in the process. clearly the energy problems are too big to use yesterday's thinking. 10:33:18.6 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from tennessee for one minute. mr. cooper: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cooper: mr. speaker, we've heard a lot of problems mentioned on the house floor today. we should be aware that this house is doing a very poor job of addressing any of these 10:33:35.9 problems. why? because this is one of the laziest congresses in all of american history. we are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any congress since at least 1948, 10:33:52.1 and that's even before i was born. so far, we're in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we've only had 26 voting days in this body. that's a shame. this congress is simply not doing its job under republican 10:34:08.0 leadership. they are the ones that set the schedule. you know, harry truman called that congress of 1948 the do-nothing congress of 1948. how do you do less than nothing? 10:34:22.9 sadly, the american people are about to find out thanks to our friends on the other side of the aisle. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from north carolina for one minute. mr. hayes: i ask unanimous 10:34:41.4 consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hayes: mr. speaker, i want to recognize american idol cafta kelley pickler for using her god given talent to sing. she is returning home but she consistently received some of 10:34:56.4 the highest rote totals than any of the other contestants and it's easy to understand why. kelley's charm and talent clearly identified her success each week as americans tuned into the most popular show on television. kelley will be returning home to stanley county and north 10:35:12.7 carolina, a true idol to many for her performances. her extraordinary singing voice and the grace she personified in front of millions as she represented her community, family, and friends, kelley, we wish you the best, i know that great opportunities lie ahead for you. 10:35:27.5 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:35:45.1 >> in less than 12 days seniors face a critical deadline. by may 15, they must sign up for a medicare drug pan. after this date, they'll pay a permanent penalty of 1% for 10:35:57.1 every month that they wait to join, a penalty they will pay on top of their premium for the rest of their lives. i have held more than three dozen seminars across my district to help seniors navigate through the overly 10:36:13.0 complex program and they keep calling asking for more help. they're understandably confused by the more than 60 different choices that they have. the least we can do is give seniors more time to understand their options so that they can 10:36:27.7 make their best choice. to do this, congress must pass the medicare informed choice act, which would delay the late enrollment penalty, prevent beneficiaries from losing their employer-based coverage, and allow seniors to switch plans 10:36:42.7 if they make a mistake. more than 70% of seniors are asking for more time. it's long overdue for congress to listen and make sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them. i yield back the balance of my 10:36:57.1 time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from minnesota for one minute. mr. kennedy: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today as a member of congress and a parent to thank the many law enforcement officers whose hard 10:37:13.3 work resulted in yesterday's capture of escaped child sexual predator michael benson. i would also commend john walsh and the viewers of "america's most wanted," who helped make benson the 888th criminal apprehended after being 10:37:30.1 featured on the show. however, i stand here today deeply frustrated that obstructionists in the other body are using procedural gimmicks to block passage of the child safety act, which the house first passed overwhelmingly more than eight 10:37:46.8 months ago. mr. speaker, this act will help our children keep safe from predators like michael benson, and i urge the other body to quit obstructing and pass this vital bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:38:02.0 gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from washington state for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. larsen: i rise to recognize the naval base atwoodby island. 10:38:23.4 the captain will accept the award for excellence on friday. this award recognizes the hard work and exceptional efforts of the people who operate n.a.s. woodby and i praise that team effort from the men and women on the ground to those in the 10:38:35.5 sky. they make this installation run. the community and the residents of oak harbor play an integral role in protecting and promoting n.a.s. woodby. it is their work year after year this makes it great. it is the national center for 10:38:51.2 electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare operations. these missions will be pivotal to creating the type of military the department of defense wants to build in the upcoming years. n.a.s. woodby will likely have to accommodate tremendous growth in the future and this award shows the team and 10:39:06.6 infrastructure are in place to do the job. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from indiana for one minute. mr. pence: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pence: gas prices are too 10:39:22.4 high, and so washington has already begun to posture. i know how angry people can become when gas prices rise. i spent five years working my way through college pumping gas at ray's marathon. 10:39:40.0 and it is important that washington respond. but we ought to respond with a real answer, which is to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by opening up america's own domestic reserves in the inner coastal regions and in the alas 10:39:57.6 sca national wildlife re -- and the alaska national wildlife region. if we opened up anwr, we could increase our domestic reserves by 50%. if president bill clinton had not vetoed legislation opening anwr to environmentally responsible exploration in 10:40:14.5 1995, we would be pumping millions of barrels from anwr today. let's reduce the price of gasoline for future generations of americans. let's reduce our dependence on foreign oil. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:40:28.7 chair is pleased at this time to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. watson: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: wukes. ms. watson: mr. speaker, the american people are fed up with us in congress. they finally see the house republican majority for what it is, nothing but a rubber stamp 10:40:45.4 for president bush and his special interest friends. house republicans simply have no agenda for helping everyday americans. 10:40:55.7 perhaps that's the reason we've only been in session for 26 days so far this year. if house republicans were really interested in helping the american people, they'd join us in tracking and tackling our nation's energy 10:41:12.5 crisis. house republicans failed to address skyrocketing gas prices in their energy bill last year. instead, they chose to follow the president in supporting a bill that gave the oil and gas companies $20 billion in 10:41:27.7 special interest gifts by doing absolutely nothing to ease the sticker shock consumers face every time they fill up at the pump. we have a plan. democrats have a plan that works for all americans, not 10:41:42.4 just big oil and gas c.e.o.'s. our plan not only cracks down on price gouging, but also calls for an increase in production of our alternative fuels. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:41:56.3 chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from new york for one minute. mr. nadler: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. nadler: mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:42:11.7 mr. nadler: mr. speaker, today president bush is expected to announce his appointment of homeland security chief michael chertoff to lead the administration's efforts to combat a potential avian flu epidemic. didn't the president learn anything from hurricane katrina? 10:42:27.2 michael chertoff is the same man responsible for the incompetent, inept, and tragically unacceptable response to hurricane katrina. if secretary chertoff couldn't properly oversee the administration's response to a hurricane along the gulf coast that we knew about days in advance, how is he supposed to 10:42:42.9 lead the response to a flu pandemic that could hit at any time? the bush administration is already woefully unprepared to fight an avian flu pandemic. the president's own administration has already warned a worst-case scenario here in the u.s. would entail 10:42:59.2 an 18 month long crisis in which as many as 1.9 million americans could be killed. the flu crisis needs a serious and competent administration to oversee our response. the bush administration is showing once again it will take a crony over a competent administrator every time. 10:43:13.7 it's time for the administration to show that it actually can lead. it's time they turn away from the cronies and find someone competent for a change so the avian flu pandemic doesn't surprise us the way the expected hurricane katrina overwhelmed us. 10:43:28.7 thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 , the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered. or on which the vote is 10:43:44.3 objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. recorded votes on postponed questions will be taken later today. for what purpose does the gentleman from nevada rise? mr. porter: mr. speaker, i move 10:43:59.7 the house suspend the rules and pass resolution h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 781, resolution congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:44:16.4 contributions to education, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house rule, the gentleman from nevada, mr. porter, and the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. kind, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from nevada. 10:44:29.6 mr. porter: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include any extraneous material on h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. porter: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, this resolution 10:44:45.4 honors the nation's charter schools, their parents, the teachers, of course, the students, administrators, and other individuals involved with their hard work and dedication promoting equality public education. this week, may 1 through may 7, has been designated national 10:45:01.9 charter schools week. during this week, charter school organizations and others around the united states recognize these schools for their continued contribution to education. the nation's charter school deliver a high quality education and challenge students to reach 10:45:17.1 their potential. when president bush took office in 2001, there were only about 2,000 charter schools nationwide. today there's approximately 3,600 serving over a million students in 40 states, including the district of columbia and puerto rico. 10:45:33.9 in nevada, we have 18 charter schools serving approximately 5,000 students. very proud to have been involved with nevada's first legislation in 1997 to introduce and to pass our first charter school legislation. 10:45:49.2 we also have an example of a charter school that is 10:45:54.6 nationally recognized. that's the andre aga as college prep atory -- prep tory academy. it's designed to enhance a student's character, respect, motivation, and self-discipline. agassi prep is to improve skill 10:46:14.5 levels and combat lower expectations among the community's most challenged children. extended few hours are a few of the practices utilized to 10:46:26.9 achieve a higher standard of education. i commend the charter schools in the state of nevada and across this great nation for recognizing the immense need for improved education and for their commitment to improving student achievement for students who attend these schools. nationwide charter schools serve 10:46:44.4 a very special need. many of the schools under their charter take care of kids with special needs from hearing to speaking to other challenges, even in the state of nevada we have a charter school that was neglected through its charter to 10:47:01.7 serve children from the state of california that are juvenile delinquents. charter schools provide a great service to our communities. also grade schools, all different levels of schools across the country to provide 10:47:16.9 parents, communities, leaders, business, all members of the community access and the ability to be involved in education. nearly 56% of charter schools report having a waiting list, and the total number of students on such waiting lists is enough to fill another 1,000 10:47:33.9 average-sized charter schools across the nation. allowing parents and students to choose their charter schools we stimulate change and benefit all public school students. the exchange for flexibility and autonomy, they are held 10:47:48.7 accountable by their sponsors for improving student achievement. a charter school is just that. a charter school is a school with a contract of performance. if they do not perform, they do not provide excellence in education, these schools can lose their charters. charter schools must meet the 10:48:05.4 same no child left behind student achievement accountability requirements as other public schools. and often set higher and additional individual goals to ensure they are all high quality and truly accountable to the public. according to the center for education reform, as many as 15 10:48:21.1 studies find that students who frequently enter charter significantly or below the normal grade level. these students then achieve the same or even higher gains as compared to their surrounding districts demographically compared schools or even the state averages. a report from america's charter 10:48:38.1 school finance corporation called, take me on a reading adventure, cites research from several states that show greater gains and/or higher scores in reading for charter schools as compared to their traditional school peers. 10:48:51.7 charter schools have enjoyed broad bipartisan support from the administration, congress, state governors, and legislators, educators, and parents across this great nation. the sixth annual national charter school week held this week, may 1 through may 7, 2006 recognizes the significant 10:49:10.0 impacts, achievements, and innovations of our nation's charter schools. through this resolution congress today acknowledges and commends the charter school movement and the charter school students, teachers, parents, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:49:26.4 contributions to education and improving and strengthening our nation's public schools. mr. speaker i urge support for this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from 10:49:39.6 wisconsin. mr. kind: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i commend my good friend and colleague from nevada for his support of this resolution as well as the chair and ranking member of the education and work force committee. as a member of the house education and work force committee, and as an original 10:49:56.5 co-sponsor of h.res. 781 i strongly support passage of this resolution honoring national charter schools week. since the first charter school began in 1992 in st. paul, minnesota, the number of charter schools has grown to over 3,600 serving more than one million 10:50:14.4 students across the country today. in wisconsin, my home state, there are nearly 200 charter schools educating close to 30,000 students and in my congressional district in western wisconsin, we have 24 charter schools. 10:50:29.4 charter schools provide parents along with their children, their students another choice within the public education system. one school in particular that i'd like to highlight during national charter schools week is lacrosse roads in my hometown of lacrosse, wisconsin. 10:50:46.5 it's an alternative high school. a specific project that has become part of the curriculum at this school was introduced by their teacher, karen shanefeld. 10:50:57.7 it requires the students to record the orel histories of our veterans and submit them to the library of congress to be included in the veterans history project. such projects are commendable and highly valuable to our students. 10:51:08.6 it's provide add unique link between the younger generation with the older generation. and a wonderful teaching opportunity and great history lesson for those students at lacrosse roads. i praise teachers such as karen who have broken down barriers to work with all students using 10:51:26.3 innovative and creative strategies to teach. it is important that charter schools give flexibility and options to teachers and parents, but we must remember they are not the cure all for improving public education. we have to be diligent at 10:51:40.8 monitoring the success for failure of charter schools throughout the country and not afraid of chutting down those that are not working. that is the key to moving forward with the option of choice in our public school system, i believe. charter schools have consistently been at the 10:51:55.6 forefront of my priority list and i'm pleased that wisconsin is one of seven states with over 100 exceptional charter schools today. i have consistently advocated for increased support for charter schools and supported the charter school facilities financing demonstration program during consideration of the no 10:52:13.4 child left behind legislation of 2001. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to submit this -- to support this resolution honoring charter schools. it is our duty as representatives of this congress to ensure that all our students reach their highest academic potential and a charter school 10:52:30.0 may provide a model better suited towards and individual student's needs w that i retain the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nevada. mr. porter: at this time i yield as much time as he may consume to the chairman of the full 10:52:44.6 committee, mr. buck mckeon. the speaker pro tempore: the chairman of the full committee is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of house resolution 781, a measure to recognize charter schools as 10:53:00.2 well as their students, parents, teachers, and administrators. this week marks the seventh annual national charter schools week. and i thank my colleague, mr. porter, for taking the lead in recognizing these schools today. mr. porter is a strong supporter 10:53:16.0 of education and serves on the house education and work force committee. each year congress honors charter schools and those involved in the role they play in reforming and improving our nation's public education system. 10:53:30.2 and for good reason. year after year charter schools make significant contributions across our nation. charter schools are public schools that agree to improved academic achievement and accountability in financial and other operations in exchange for added flexibility and 10:53:49.0 independence. they are subject to all the same no child left behind achievement goals as other public schools, but with greater flexibility in how they improve student success. this enhanced autonomy allows charter schools to focus on increasing academic achievement 10:54:06.4 for individual students rather than complying with bureaucratic paperwork. moreover, it allows charter schools to use varied educational methods and techniques while accounting for their results. some 3,600 charter schools serve about a million students in 40 10:54:23.4 states and washington, d.c. nearly 56% of these charter schools have waiting lists. in other words, they are in high demand. with that demand growing all the time. that's because charter schools understand how to meet the 10:54:37.0 specific needs of the local communities in which they operate. these schools are particularly devoted to serving low-income communities. nationwide almost 50% of charter schools serve students considered at risk or who have 10:54:52.1 previously dropped out of school and charter schools serve significant numbers of students from low-income families, minority students, and students with disabilities. indeed these innovative public schools allow many parents and students freedom of choice that otherwise would not be 10:55:09.7 avoidable. mr. speaker, through this resolution honoring charter -- national charter schools week, we recognize the continued success demonstrated by charter schools and acknowledge the benefits of charter schools provide to our local communities. 10:55:24.4 charter schools provide parents with a wider variety of educational choices and they provide students the opportunity to receive a high quality education that they may not have received otherwise. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i yield back the balance of my 10:55:40.2 time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. kind: mr. speaker, at this time i would like to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from 10:55:52.8 the district of columbia, strong advocate for our public education system and a terrific friend of charter schools, ms. norton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from the district of columbia is recognized for three minutes. ms. norton: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his kind words. i thank mr. porter for his work in bringing this resolution to 10:56:12.2 the floor. we are right to recognize public charter schools. public charter schools is the most important innovation in public education since the invention of free public education in our country. 10:56:27.0 it's become so popular, it's become a movement. it's growing like topsy. the congress when newt gingrich was here as an alternative to vouchers helped jump-start public charter schools in the 10:56:43.7 district of columbia and in the nation by passing the first public charter school bill right here in the congress with the agreement and total home rule involvement of the district of columbia. that was in 1995. 10:56:58.6 what can they do? they -- what did they do? they helped us jump-start a movement that has produced in the district of columbia the largest number of public charter schools per capita in the united states. as i look down the list, mr. 10:57:14.2 chairman, the district has more charter schools, this one city, than most states. it has really taken off now and for some years now as an alternative to public schools. 10:57:31.1 when a child does not have a school that is offering that child and that family what the child deserves, then the child must have an alternative. it can be going out of district 10:57:47.1 and the best alternative and the only acceptable alternative it seems to me would be some other kind of public charter school. that is what has happened in the district of columbia. that is why the people of the 10:58:00.7 district of columbia resent deeply that despite the growth of the charter school movement, despite the fact that we have some of the best charter schools in the country and the largest number per capita the congress imposed on us something it would not accept for the rest of the 10:58:17.5 country, and that is private school vouchers. our people have voted with their feet. they want a neighborhood school near them. these two schools are very important. most of the religious schools are in northwest. most of our kids who would need or want alternative schools live 10:58:34.1 in southeast. so congress did that for itself. it didn't do it for us. it did it against our will. when in fact we had demonstrated that public charter schools were working in d.c. and working very well. 10:58:48.6 a child must have an alternative, but that alternative cannot be one where the public dollar is not accounted for. where there is no oversight by the public. i'm the last one who wants oversight of religious schools or anything involving religion. 10:59:05.9 it follows that religious schools must not be that alternative. the thriving public charter school movement is in fact and should be that alternative. may i have another minute, mr. chairman? 10:59:21.4 mr. kind: yield an additional minute. ms. norton: all kinds of innovations are happening in the district of columbia that i invite people to come and see. shared facilities between public -- in large buildings. instead of getting rid of the building between public and 10:59:37.7 charter schools. collaboration now between the best of our charter schools and some public schools which are not doing so well. public schools, public charter schools unlike many public schools even under no child left 10:59:54.1 behind are a case of the survival of the fittest. you lose your charter, in fact, if you do not measure up. that's what happens in the district of columbia. as far as i know it happens wherever the schools are well
AGRICULTURE AND REDECOUPAGE OF FRENCH REGIONS
United States House of Representatives 1000- 1100
HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets for legislative business. Suspensions (3 bills): 1) H. Res. 781 - Congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the United States for their ongoing contributions to education, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Porter / Education and the Workforce Committee); 2) H.Con.Res. 359 - Authorizing the use of the Capitol Grounds for the District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run (Sponsored by Rep. Shuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee); 3) H.R. 4700 - To provide for the conditional conveyance of any interest retained by the United States in St. Joseph Memorial Hall in St. Joseph, Michigan (Sponsored by Rep. Upton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee) // H.R. 4975 - Lobbying Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Dreier / Judiciary Committee) // H.R. 4954 - SAFE Port Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Lungren / Homeland Security Committee) 10:01:00.5 the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., may 3, 2006, i hereby appoint the honorable 10:01:20.9 jo bonner to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, j. dennis hastert, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered today by the guest chaplain, the reverend frank m. deary junior, senior pastor of the first 10:01:36.6 baptist church of labelle, florida. the chaplain: may we pray. dear heavenly father, this morning i ask your blessing upon the men and women who are gathered to conduct business as representatives for the people of this great nation. god, each of these leaders has a need on his or her heart and i pray that you will be 10:01:52.6 recognized as a god who will meet every need as you are called on to provide strength, wisdom, and the discernment to make difficult decisions that will affect so many people of the united states. father, i pray for these leaders who have been given the 10:02:08.1 awesome responsibility to lead that you will guide them to lead in a way that pleases you and strengthens your plan for this country. you have blessed the united states incredibly, and we give you praise for these blessings. father, guide us to remember 10:02:22.7 the words of the sammist, to know that the lord is -- of the psalmist, to know that the lord is god. he made us, we are his people and the sheep of his pasture. in jesus' name i pray, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:02:40.2 chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. our pledge today will be led by the gentleman from florida, mr. meek. mr. meek: i pledge allegiance 10:02:57.2 to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: 10:03:14.5 without objection, the gentleman from florida, mr. foley, is recognized for one minute. mr. foley: mr. speaker, i rise today to welcome our guest chaplain, reverend frank michael deerey junior, who is currently serving as senior pastor at the first baptist 10:03:29.7 church of labelle, florida. i first met him during our visit with governor jeb bush after hurricane wilma hit south florida and we witnessed first baptist church of labelle's humanitarian operation for the hurricane victims who were in need of a hot shower, meals, clothing and other resources. 10:03:47.2 labelle is a small city with a big heart, and that was truly visible under pastor deerey's leadership as his church rallied along with the community to help those who were adversely affected by the wrath of hurricane wilma. pastor deerey was born in new 10:04:04.6 orleans, louisiana and lived there until 1995 when he came to florida to serve in labelle. he received a bachelor of arts in 1979 from southeastern louisiana university in hammond, louisiana. 1982, he received a masters of divinity from new orleans 10:04:20.2 baptist theological seminary. pastor deerey was licensed and ordained as a minister and served as youth pastor, associate pastor and pastored four louisiana churches. since moving to florida he's been actively in the local 10:04:35.1 community as president of the local unit of the salvation eerm and is currently -- army and is currently serving the office. his wife kathy joins us today and has taught in public schools for 27 years and currently is a school guidance 10:04:53.1 counselor. his son is a graduate of emory riddle aaron naughtic university in daytona, florida, his daughter is currently rolled in edison college in fort myers, florida. it's a great pleasure in welcoming pastor frank to the house chambers to open our 10:05:07.4 legislative day with prayer and thank him for all of his services not only to labelle but all of florida. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the tchare will now entertainment -- chair will now entertain one-minute remarks. 10:05:22.3 the chair recognizes the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. kelly: mr. speaker, we must always keep the promises we've made to our veterans who have dedicated themselves to faithfully serving our country. however, under current law veterans are being prohibited from using medicare coverage at local v.a. hospitals. 10:05:38.5 they can only use medicare at a non-v.a. hospital and they lose out on the personalized care that they prefer to receive at a v.a. hospital. this forces veterans to choose between cost and comfort. that's not the way our veterans should be treated. i've introduced the veterans 10:05:54.9 medicare assistance act to correct this problem. our laws should be working for veterans, not against them. i urge my colleagues to join me 10:06:03.0 in this effort to enable our veterans to use their medicare benefits to help them pay their bills at a v.a. hospital. most veterans pay into the medicare for most of their lives. this law should not prohibit them from using those medicare benefits at a v.a. hospital 10:06:17.7 later on in life. co-sponsor h.r. 4992, and show our veterans that we are putting their needs first. we need to work together in congress to enhance health care options for our veterans, not take them away. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:06:35.1 chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois for one minute. mr. emanuel: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. emanuel: mr. speaker, later this morning the president will unveil his plan for responding to a flu pandemic. the homeland security department will be taking a key 10:06:52.1 role in the response. that's right, the pandemic flu response will be brought to you by the same people who gave us one heck of a job in responding to hurricane katrina. the other great initiatives were duct tape as a national response to chemical weapons and dubai ports fiasco. 10:07:08.3 according to reports, the president's plan predicts chaos, quote-unquote, a scenario of nearly two million american deaths. given the department of homeland security's track record, are these the folks you really want to put in charge of managing our responsible crisis 10:07:23.2 of this magnitude? the homeland security had a plan for new orleans, they just ignored it. and the parts that they did follow were so bungled and mismanaged we're still dealing with the aftermath. mr. speaker, no well funded plan can go forward without a good general. at a time in which we need grant, we've got mcclellan. 10:07:41.1 forget the compassionate conservative this president promised. at this point, i'd settle for a competent conservative. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, part of the reason gasoline prices have jumped to record highs is because there have been no new refineries or major refinery 10:07:58.1 expansion in america. the united states refineries are at 97% capacity by turning that black gold, crude oil, into gasoline at a rapid rate. but there is a tremendous demand for more refinery capacity. oil dutch she will has announced the plant in port 10:08:15.8 arthur, texas will expand to become the biggest refinery in the united states. construction will begin next year. currently exxonmobil in texas is the biggest refinery in america. by the way, mr. speaker, both of these refineries are in the entering belt of the texas gulf 10:08:29.8 coast. to get back on the path of energy self reliance united states needs more american refineries and more offshore drilling. the country has not built a refinery in over 25 years because of burdensome bureaucratic regulations and 10:08:46.0 environmental energy obstructionists. we need to increase offshore drilling to increase supply. so the gasoline supply at the pump can come down to an acceptable american consumer level. the people of texas welcome the new endeavor there. 10:09:01.1 that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from oregon for one minute. mr. blumenauer: well, we've just heard an example of the republican line of why there's 10:09:18.2 an energy problem. we haven't built new refineries because of burdensome environmental regulations. hogwash. we have had the industry actually close refinery capacity. 10:09:32.1 there's no evidence that there's an inability, but sadly, we're continuing the spectacle of the republican control in congress to waste opportunities and try and change the subject. whether it's wasting subsidies on oil companies that don't need it, starving renewables, or conservation. 10:09:48.8 the latest debacle is scheduled here on the floor in a few hours where they're going to force communities to accept refineries on closed military bases with no markups, no hearings, no meaningful records. there will come a time when congress will act like a congress. 10:10:04.7 we'll legislate on energy, on conservation, on innovation, and prepare for the future, but sadly, not with this republican leadership. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. 10:10:19.9 mr. keller: well, thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, vicente fox, the president of mexico, is at it again. yesterday, he said he would sign into law an irresponsible law legalizing the possession of drugs. as a result, millions of american young people who 10:10:35.6 travel to mexico for summer vacation will now legally be able to use cocaine, heroin, ecstasy and marijuana. how much is ok? two ecstasy pills, four joints, four lines of cocaine, and 25 milligrams of heroin are now 10:10:51.6 all allowed, according to vicente fox. who's advising this guy? courtney love? what a year president fox is having. earlier this year, his mexican 10:11:02.3 government provided maps to illegals to help them cross our borders. then his mexican military soldiers got caught providing an armed escort to mexican drug smugglers into texas. and now he wants congress to reward millions of illegal aliens with amnesty and 10:11:17.4 permanent citizenship so they can earn money here and send it back to mexico. vicente fox says he's our friend. with friends like these, who needs enemies? mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:11:32.3 chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan for one minute. mr. stupak: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stupak: mr. speaker, it seems almost everyone these days is rightfully outraged at the massive profits of oil and gas executives and companies. while they are raking in record profits, gas prices hit 10:11:50.8 historic highs. that's everyone except house republicans. it isn't enough that republicans supported provisions in the energy bill last year that provided oil companies with $20 billion in special interest gifts while neglecting to include any real initiatives that would lower 10:12:07.5 gas prices. house republicans then repeatedly refused to support democratic efforts to give the federal trade commission the authority to investigate all price gouging at all points of the supply chain. then last week, house republicans had the opportunity to roll back $5 billion in 10:12:24.4 additional tax breaks for oil companies over the next five years, but voted overwhelmingly to reject this democratic proposal. are house republicans that far out of touch? don't they realize companies with profits of $113 billion last year do not need tax 10:12:41.2 breaks? mr. speaker, the cozy relationship between house republicans have with oil and gas executives is hurting everyday americans who are struggling to pay record prices at the pump. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for 10:12:55.8 one minute. mr. shimkus: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. shimkus: thank you, mr. speaker. our problem we have is our reliance on imported crude oil. the way we try to address this solution is through renewable fuels, conservation, additional 10:13:12.9 exploration, and new technologies. i want to talk about one of those new technologies today, which is coal to liquid applications, which is called b.t. uconn version. imagine this, a coal mine in the midwest which on top of it sits a refinery, a liquid fuel 10:13:30.0 refinery. sound far-fetched? no, this technology has been around for 50 years. the germans used it in world war ii. the refinery bill that we have on the floor of the house toads will provide the same incentives to expansion of petroleum refineries to 10:13:43.5 coal-to-liquid applications. mr. speaker, the u.s. has 27% of the world coal supply, the largest of any country, but less than 2% of world's oil and less than 3% of natural gas. for a response to the energy challenge, the u.s. must make 10:13:59.9 greater use of its unrivaled coal reserves. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from rhode island for one minute. mr. langevin: mr. speaker, as of this morning, rhode 10:14:28.2 islanders are paying an average of $2.94 per gallon for regular gasoline. that's nearly 40 cents more than they were paying a month ago and 70 cents more than they were paying a year ago. well, last year, congress passed an energy bill which i opposed because it gave away 10:14:45.4 billions of tax dollars to oil and gas companies instead of investing in new technologies, alternative fuels, and energy efficiency. as it turns out, oil and gas prices have gone up since we passed the republican energy bill, and you know what else has gone up? 10:14:59.7 the profits of oil and gas companies. well, now the republican majority is proposing even more giveaways to the oil and gas industry by handing over federal lands to open refineries and by opening up the arctic national wildlife refuge. 10:15:15.5 well, mr. speaker, enough is enough. we cannot simply drill our way out of this crisis. growing demand from china and india and other countries is going to keep the cost of oil high for years to come and subsidies to the oil and gas industry will not change that. we need new leadership that will 10:15:32.4 promote an energy policy that encourages new technologies, energy efficiency, and creates american jobs. this morning on the "today" show the chairman of exxonmobil said that he wasn't going -- they were in the business of making money. 10:15:47.1 we are in the business of protecting the american people. it's about time this congress does its job. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from north carolina for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. in country line dancing there is 10:16:01.9 a dance called two-step. when it comes to energy policy the democrats have come up with their own dance, the four step. here's how it goes. first democrats don't acknowledge the supply component in the supply and demand principle of economics. 10:16:15.0 when confronted with solutions to the supply problem, democrats always vote no and drive up prices. step two for democrats is to scream about the evil of s.u.v.'s even though they may be driven around in one. step three for democrats is to call for investigations, point fingers, call for investment in 10:16:32.5 r&d that already exists and say if it weren't for those darn republicans we could get off oil tomorrow. step four is repeating steps one, two, and three until voters and the medium start paying attention. 10:16:45.7 mr. speaker if this sounds familiar, it should. since president clinton vetoed anwr in 1995, democrats have performed this dance when it comes to increasing or energy supply. but with gas reaching $3 a gallon, democrats need to retire it and learn a new dance. but they should try to learn one that will actually increase our oil supply. 10:17:03.5 i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from new york. without objection. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, when president bush took office five years ago, the average price at 10:17:20.9 the gas pump was $1.45. today it has more than doubled over the past five years. and republicans over the past five years have controlled the house, the senate, and the white house. 10:17:36.7 washington republicans have done nothing to pass a sound energy policy that would wean us from foreign oil, create conservation programs, and provide incentives to develop alternative fuels. programs that would help us 10:17:52.7 provide consumers some relief. it took republicans four years before they finally passed an energy bill. but that bill continued massive subsidies to the oil industry like the rip-off royalty in kind 10:18:08.8 program. the president's own energy department admitted at the time that the energy bill would do absolutely nothing to lower gas prices. five years of republican power and five years of no positive 10:18:25.2 results for the consumer. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize for one minute the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. thank you, mr. speaker. everyone is talking about the 10:18:42.0 issues of the day. immigration and energy prices. and too many in this body are overcomplicating the issue. it's really not that hard. on immigration build a wall if necessary. 10:18:56.2 secure the border. it is whature constituents -- what our constituents in tennessee want. it's what the republican majority want. it is what the american people want and need. on energy, we should be exploring for domestic sources of energy. 10:19:13.2 we should pass the energy legislation that is going to come before this body this week. we should define price gouging. encourage construction of refineries. currently we are not doing that. liberals in congress have spent 10:19:30.1 the past three decades pandering to environmental extremists. the policies that they have put in place are in large part responsible for the energy crunch that we are seeing today. we have not built a refinery in this country for 30 years. mr. speaker, the liberals need 10:19:48.4 to start serving american families and stop serving special interests. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from arkansas for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to 10:20:03.7 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. barry: -- mr. berry: first of all i would ask everyone remember our men and women in uniform and keep them in your hearts and minds and certainly in their prayers, 10:20:20.5 especially those on the battlefield today. today the republican congress is going to attempt to extend the culture of corruption and chaos. they are going to offer a so-called lobby reform bill. 10:20:38.6 it makes me think of that wonderful american merle haggard that wrote a song called "rainbow stew" and it goes something like this. when a president goes through the white house door and does what he says he'll do, we'll all 10:20:54.0 be drinking that free bubbleup, and eating that rainbow stew. 10:21:00.2 this bill is clearly rainbow stew. it is a phony lobby reform bill. america deserves better. america deserves integrity. america deserves honor. 10:21:14.5 and they certainly don't deserve another dose of rainbow stew and free bubble up. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from south carolina for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one minute. 10:21:29.4 revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wilson: america's economy continues to surge ahead, delivering tremendous benefits to families throughout our country. over the past three years, over 5.1 million americans have found new jobs. i'm glad that my visitors from grace christian school will 10:21:46.0 enjoy expanded job opportunities inspired by jeannie slayer and tim stevens. while house democrats ignore this continued job creation, it's obvious that the 2003 tax cuts were the true source behind the tremendous economic growth in our country. 10:22:02.3 last week we witnessed another example of economic excellence in america. last friday the department of commerce reported that the economy grew by 4.8% over the last -- past three months. which is the fastest rate in three years. as republicans finalize our 10:22:17.7 plans to extend the 2003 tax cuts, i would like to urge house democrats to abandon their tax and spend plans. instead of playing the politics of obstructionism, they should join republicans in implementing meaningful tax reform n 10:22:34.4 conclusion, god bless our troops. we will never forget september 11. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. solis: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. solis: today i rise in support of the goals of cover 10:22:49.2 the unindshured week. nearly 46 million americans, including more than eight million children, are living without health insurance. more than 1/3 are latinos, 20% are african-americans, about 19% are asian pacific islanders who lack any form of health care 10:23:05.8 insurance. in california one out of five uninsured is a child under the age of 18. many current health proposals offered by republicans will do more harm than help people living in districts like mine. association health plans which ignore our state regulations are 10:23:20.9 not working for families. health savings accounts will do nothing to improve the well-being of our families in districts like mine. instead congress should be taking action to ensure that no child has to skip needed health care examinations. we should ensure that working 10:23:36.6 families never have to choose between going to see a doctor and putting food on the table. we must work to eliminate racial and ethic health care disparities. together minorities comprise about 46% of the uninsured population. all these groups represent only 10:23:52.4 24% of the u.s. population. however insurance coverage is an important predictor of whether individuals obtain health promoting and life extending services. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. 10:24:06.1 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. stearns: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, today is asthma awareness day 2006. on asthma awareness day may 7, 2003, there were only 20 asthma friendly states in the united 10:24:23.2 states. even more limiting, of those 20 only nine extended protection even further to anna if a plaquesis medication. today historically 47 states protect for asthma. 10:24:38.4 38 for asthma plus anna if a laxcies -- anaphalaxis. this is a positive turn around in just a few years for our children. 10:24:53.3 i'm pleased with the momentous progress we have made on our nation's capital and statehouses. i encourage all of us who work here, visit the capitol today to stop by the cannon caucus room from 11:30 to 4:00 and learn more about asthma. get screened, take the test. 10:25:09.9 and let's enjoy another successful asthma awareness day. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from florida for one minute. mr. meek: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meek: mr. speaker, i come to the floor today to announce that 10:25:27.5 last friday a bipartisan coalition, 15 state senators and six -- 15 democratic state senators and six republican state senators came together to protect the people of the state of florida as it relates to 10:25:44.0 smaller class sizes. the people of the state of florida in 2002 voted and approved class size limits in the state of florida to make sure that the state pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts. floridians said three things, 10:25:58.1 public education is a high priority, that classrooms that are packed with students are unacceptable, and that floridians want tax dollars to be spent, provide a quality education to all florida's children but some state officials try to undercut that decision by -- that was made by 10:26:14.5 the voters and for florida's children. today i want to enter the names today, mr. speaker, of those senators and those state representatives that put forth their vote to make sure that we protect those that are in public education now in the state of florida and those that are yet 10:26:29.7 unborn. they should be commended and placed into the congressional record for future generations. thank you so very much. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from michigan for one minute. mrs. miller: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, the situation at 10:26:44.3 our porous border is absolutely in a state of emergency. we are all hearing this message from our constituents in a variety of ways, and this morning i wanted to share a very clear message that i received in my office the other day from one of my constituents. a constituent of mine sent me this brick in the mail. 10:26:59.9 on this brick it says, since the u.s. government seems to be struggling with the illegal immigration problem, i thought i would send you the means to begin solving the problem. this brick is sent to support stronger border security. mr. speaker, the american people are demanding action. 10:27:16.8 and last december this house passed a very good border security bill that would, in fact, put this brick to very good use in building a security fence on our southern border. the debate in the other body is now turning toward amnesty for those who come here illegally. that is the wrong direction for 10:27:32.8 america. we cannot offer amnesty or expanded opportunities for guest workers until we deal with the problem at hand. and i urge the u.s. senate to listen to the people, to look at the bill that was passed by this house in december, and as this brick says, support stronger border security. 10:27:48.8 i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. sanchez: thank you, mr. speaker. we are now just about three weeks away from the memorial day 10:28:06.7 holiday. and a gallon of gas in my district costs $3.38. look at this photo from home. $3.38 for unleaded. the cheap stuff. 10:28:20.2 it is now cheaper to buy a fast food lunch than it is for people in riverside to drive to anaheim. before the memorial day holiday, let us give america a fuel tax holiday, 60 days with no gas 10:28:35.0 tax. i'll be the first to admit this is a short-term solution to a long-term problem. but the american people should not need to suffer the pain at the pump simply because this republican-led congress has 10:28:50.9 forsaken its obligation to address our country's energy crisis. last week exxonmobil announced it had a made $8.4 billion in a quarter. the first quarter of this year. now, why should the federal 10:29:08.5 government give handouts to a company that made $8 billion in three months? i urge my colleagues to support this revenue neutral bill. it gives money back to the taxpayers. it stops the needless oil company give aways, and it gives 10:29:25.1 consumers relief when they need it the most. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from texas. mr. carter: permission to address the house for one 10:29:37.9 minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. carter: this morning and every morning in my memory members of my district, americans all across this country, and my colleagues in the democratic party went out and got in their cars, started them up, and drove to work or drove to school. 10:29:53.8 they wouldn't have done that if they hadn't been gasoline or diesel in those automobiles. and yet the democrats have been opposing refining capacity, opposing pipelines, opposing drilling in anwr, opposing going to the reserves that we know are 10:30:10.8 available if we'll just drill the wells and produce the petrochemicals that are necessary to keep this country running. the reason we've got the problem today is obstructionism to solve the problem, which is let's put gas and diesel in our 10:30:25.5 tanks so we can keep america going to work. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from ohio for one minute. mr. kucinich: permission to address the house and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: 10:30:39.8 without objection. mr. kucinich: now, everyone knows the oil companies are posting record profits. oil companies are blaming everyone but themselves for large gas increases. the consumer is being gouged and oil companies continue to avoid their responsibility. the most recent data for the nation shows the average price 10:30:56.6 of gas is close to $3 a gallon. gas prices increasing, wages across the nation dropping, gas prices hurt even more because folks have less money to pay for it. you know what's going on, people are actually going into their change jars to go to the 10:31:12.7 gas station to be able to pay for the increased cost of gas. some people are hawking their jewelry to be able to pay for the increased price of gas. price gouging is occurring. as the oil companies are reaping profits close to $3 billion since 2001, time for 10:31:28.9 windfall profits tax, time for a bill, the gas price spike act, over 50 members of congress want a windfall profits tax. that's what the oil companies understand. when we get that up to 100 co-sponsors, then the oil companies are going to start 10:31:43.0 backing off, because right now their foot's on the accelerator. they're looking at $3 a gallon, $4 a gallon, $5 a gallon. we have to stand up for the american people, and that's what we're here to do. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. 10:31:57.4 the chair's pleased to recognize the gentleman from louisiana for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the nation's energy prices continue to rise. families and businesses are feeling the pinch. we're paying the price for decades of extra taxes, poor energy policy, curtailed 10:32:15.0 exploration, and a lack of new refineries. the nation needs to take a new approach to our energy problems. we need to break our dependency on foreign sources of oil which leaves us at the mercy of foreign powers. to do that, we should increase domestic energy production. my bill, h.r. 4761, gives 10:32:31.8 states control of the waters off their shores and encourages increased energy exploration by giving them a share of the revenues generated. we should increase our development of alternative fuels taking advantage of renewable fuels like corn and 10:32:46.2 sugar to produce biodiesel. finally we should help developing nations to help curb their increasing consumption of oil and natural gas which is driving oil prices higher. india in particular is looking to develop nuclear power for domestic use and we should work 10:33:02.6 with them. this is a good deal for both companies, india develops its own self-sustaining power sources, we get a reduction in the demand for world energy lowering prices in the process. clearly the energy problems are too big to use yesterday's thinking. 10:33:18.6 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from tennessee for one minute. mr. cooper: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cooper: mr. speaker, we've heard a lot of problems mentioned on the house floor today. we should be aware that this house is doing a very poor job of addressing any of these 10:33:35.9 problems. why? because this is one of the laziest congresses in all of american history. we are scheduled to meet this year fewer days than any congress since at least 1948, 10:33:52.1 and that's even before i was born. so far, we're in the 123rd day of this year, and yet we've only had 26 voting days in this body. that's a shame. this congress is simply not doing its job under republican 10:34:08.0 leadership. they are the ones that set the schedule. you know, harry truman called that congress of 1948 the do-nothing congress of 1948. how do you do less than nothing? 10:34:22.9 sadly, the american people are about to find out thanks to our friends on the other side of the aisle. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from north carolina for one minute. mr. hayes: i ask unanimous 10:34:41.4 consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hayes: mr. speaker, i want to recognize american idol cafta kelley pickler for using her god given talent to sing. she is returning home but she consistently received some of 10:34:56.4 the highest rote totals than any of the other contestants and it's easy to understand why. kelley's charm and talent clearly identified her success each week as americans tuned into the most popular show on television. kelley will be returning home to stanley county and north 10:35:12.7 carolina, a true idol to many for her performances. her extraordinary singing voice and the grace she personified in front of millions as she represented her community, family, and friends, kelley, we wish you the best, i know that great opportunities lie ahead for you. 10:35:27.5 thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from illinois for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:35:45.1 >> in less than 12 days seniors face a critical deadline. by may 15, they must sign up for a medicare drug pan. after this date, they'll pay a permanent penalty of 1% for 10:35:57.1 every month that they wait to join, a penalty they will pay on top of their premium for the rest of their lives. i have held more than three dozen seminars across my district to help seniors navigate through the overly 10:36:13.0 complex program and they keep calling asking for more help. they're understandably confused by the more than 60 different choices that they have. the least we can do is give seniors more time to understand their options so that they can 10:36:27.7 make their best choice. to do this, congress must pass the medicare informed choice act, which would delay the late enrollment penalty, prevent beneficiaries from losing their employer-based coverage, and allow seniors to switch plans 10:36:42.7 if they make a mistake. more than 70% of seniors are asking for more time. it's long overdue for congress to listen and make sure that seniors have a prescription drug plan that works for them. i yield back the balance of my 10:36:57.1 time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from minnesota for one minute. mr. kennedy: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today as a member of congress and a parent to thank the many law enforcement officers whose hard 10:37:13.3 work resulted in yesterday's capture of escaped child sexual predator michael benson. i would also commend john walsh and the viewers of "america's most wanted," who helped make benson the 888th criminal apprehended after being 10:37:30.1 featured on the show. however, i stand here today deeply frustrated that obstructionists in the other body are using procedural gimmicks to block passage of the child safety act, which the house first passed overwhelmingly more than eight 10:37:46.8 months ago. mr. speaker, this act will help our children keep safe from predators like michael benson, and i urge the other body to quit obstructing and pass this vital bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:38:02.0 gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from washington state for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. larsen: i rise to recognize the naval base atwoodby island. 10:38:23.4 the captain will accept the award for excellence on friday. this award recognizes the hard work and exceptional efforts of the people who operate n.a.s. woodby and i praise that team effort from the men and women on the ground to those in the 10:38:35.5 sky. they make this installation run. the community and the residents of oak harbor play an integral role in protecting and promoting n.a.s. woodby. it is their work year after year this makes it great. it is the national center for 10:38:51.2 electronic warfare and anti-submarine warfare operations. these missions will be pivotal to creating the type of military the department of defense wants to build in the upcoming years. n.a.s. woodby will likely have to accommodate tremendous growth in the future and this award shows the team and 10:39:06.6 infrastructure are in place to do the job. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from indiana for one minute. mr. pence: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pence: gas prices are too 10:39:22.4 high, and so washington has already begun to posture. i know how angry people can become when gas prices rise. i spent five years working my way through college pumping gas at ray's marathon. 10:39:40.0 and it is important that washington respond. but we ought to respond with a real answer, which is to reduce our dependence on foreign oil by opening up america's own domestic reserves in the inner coastal regions and in the alas 10:39:57.6 sca national wildlife re -- and the alaska national wildlife region. if we opened up anwr, we could increase our domestic reserves by 50%. if president bill clinton had not vetoed legislation opening anwr to environmentally responsible exploration in 10:40:14.5 1995, we would be pumping millions of barrels from anwr today. let's reduce the price of gasoline for future generations of americans. let's reduce our dependence on foreign oil. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:40:28.7 chair is pleased at this time to recognize the gentlelady from california for one minute. ms. watson: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: wukes. ms. watson: mr. speaker, the american people are fed up with us in congress. they finally see the house republican majority for what it is, nothing but a rubber stamp 10:40:45.4 for president bush and his special interest friends. house republicans simply have no agenda for helping everyday americans. 10:40:55.7 perhaps that's the reason we've only been in session for 26 days so far this year. if house republicans were really interested in helping the american people, they'd join us in tracking and tackling our nation's energy 10:41:12.5 crisis. house republicans failed to address skyrocketing gas prices in their energy bill last year. instead, they chose to follow the president in supporting a bill that gave the oil and gas companies $20 billion in 10:41:27.7 special interest gifts by doing absolutely nothing to ease the sticker shock consumers face every time they fill up at the pump. we have a plan. democrats have a plan that works for all americans, not 10:41:42.4 just big oil and gas c.e.o.'s. our plan not only cracks down on price gouging, but also calls for an increase in production of our alternative fuels. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the 10:41:56.3 chair is pleased to recognize at this time the gentleman from new york for one minute. mr. nadler: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. nadler: mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: without objection. 10:42:11.7 mr. nadler: mr. speaker, today president bush is expected to announce his appointment of homeland security chief michael chertoff to lead the administration's efforts to combat a potential avian flu epidemic. didn't the president learn anything from hurricane katrina? 10:42:27.2 michael chertoff is the same man responsible for the incompetent, inept, and tragically unacceptable response to hurricane katrina. if secretary chertoff couldn't properly oversee the administration's response to a hurricane along the gulf coast that we knew about days in advance, how is he supposed to 10:42:42.9 lead the response to a flu pandemic that could hit at any time? the bush administration is already woefully unprepared to fight an avian flu pandemic. the president's own administration has already warned a worst-case scenario here in the u.s. would entail 10:42:59.2 an 18 month long crisis in which as many as 1.9 million americans could be killed. the flu crisis needs a serious and competent administration to oversee our response. the bush administration is showing once again it will take a crony over a competent administrator every time. 10:43:13.7 it's time for the administration to show that it actually can lead. it's time they turn away from the cronies and find someone competent for a change so the avian flu pandemic doesn't surprise us the way the expected hurricane katrina overwhelmed us. 10:43:28.7 thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 , the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered. or on which the vote is 10:43:44.3 objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. recorded votes on postponed questions will be taken later today. for what purpose does the gentleman from nevada rise? mr. porter: mr. speaker, i move 10:43:59.7 the house suspend the rules and pass resolution h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 781, resolution congratulating charter schools and their students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:44:16.4 contributions to education, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house rule, the gentleman from nevada, mr. porter, and the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. kind, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from nevada. 10:44:29.6 mr. porter: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include any extraneous material on h.r. 781. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. porter: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, this resolution 10:44:45.4 honors the nation's charter schools, their parents, the teachers, of course, the students, administrators, and other individuals involved with their hard work and dedication promoting equality public education. this week, may 1 through may 7, has been designated national 10:45:01.9 charter schools week. during this week, charter school organizations and others around the united states recognize these schools for their continued contribution to education. the nation's charter school deliver a high quality education and challenge students to reach 10:45:17.1 their potential. when president bush took office in 2001, there were only about 2,000 charter schools nationwide. today there's approximately 3,600 serving over a million students in 40 states, including the district of columbia and puerto rico. 10:45:33.9 in nevada, we have 18 charter schools serving approximately 5,000 students. very proud to have been involved with nevada's first legislation in 1997 to introduce and to pass our first charter school legislation. 10:45:49.2 we also have an example of a charter school that is 10:45:54.6 nationally recognized. that's the andre aga as college prep atory -- prep tory academy. it's designed to enhance a student's character, respect, motivation, and self-discipline. agassi prep is to improve skill 10:46:14.5 levels and combat lower expectations among the community's most challenged children. extended few hours are a few of the practices utilized to 10:46:26.9 achieve a higher standard of education. i commend the charter schools in the state of nevada and across this great nation for recognizing the immense need for improved education and for their commitment to improving student achievement for students who attend these schools. nationwide charter schools serve 10:46:44.4 a very special need. many of the schools under their charter take care of kids with special needs from hearing to speaking to other challenges, even in the state of nevada we have a charter school that was neglected through its charter to 10:47:01.7 serve children from the state of california that are juvenile delinquents. charter schools provide a great service to our communities. also grade schools, all different levels of schools across the country to provide 10:47:16.9 parents, communities, leaders, business, all members of the community access and the ability to be involved in education. nearly 56% of charter schools report having a waiting list, and the total number of students on such waiting lists is enough to fill another 1,000 10:47:33.9 average-sized charter schools across the nation. allowing parents and students to choose their charter schools we stimulate change and benefit all public school students. the exchange for flexibility and autonomy, they are held 10:47:48.7 accountable by their sponsors for improving student achievement. a charter school is just that. a charter school is a school with a contract of performance. if they do not perform, they do not provide excellence in education, these schools can lose their charters. charter schools must meet the 10:48:05.4 same no child left behind student achievement accountability requirements as other public schools. and often set higher and additional individual goals to ensure they are all high quality and truly accountable to the public. according to the center for education reform, as many as 15 10:48:21.1 studies find that students who frequently enter charter significantly or below the normal grade level. these students then achieve the same or even higher gains as compared to their surrounding districts demographically compared schools or even the state averages. a report from america's charter 10:48:38.1 school finance corporation called, take me on a reading adventure, cites research from several states that show greater gains and/or higher scores in reading for charter schools as compared to their traditional school peers. 10:48:51.7 charter schools have enjoyed broad bipartisan support from the administration, congress, state governors, and legislators, educators, and parents across this great nation. the sixth annual national charter school week held this week, may 1 through may 7, 2006 recognizes the significant 10:49:10.0 impacts, achievements, and innovations of our nation's charter schools. through this resolution congress today acknowledges and commends the charter school movement and the charter school students, teachers, parents, and administrators across the united states for their ongoing 10:49:26.4 contributions to education and improving and strengthening our nation's public schools. mr. speaker i urge support for this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from 10:49:39.6 wisconsin. mr. kind: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i commend my good friend and colleague from nevada for his support of this resolution as well as the chair and ranking member of the education and work force committee. as a member of the house education and work force committee, and as an original 10:49:56.5 co-sponsor of h.res. 781 i strongly support passage of this resolution honoring national charter schools week. since the first charter school began in 1992 in st. paul, minnesota, the number of charter schools has grown to over 3,600 serving more than one million 10:50:14.4 students across the country today. in wisconsin, my home state, there are nearly 200 charter schools educating close to 30,000 students and in my congressional district in western wisconsin, we have 24 charter schools. 10:50:29.4 charter schools provide parents along with their children, their students another choice within the public education system. one school in particular that i'd like to highlight during national charter schools week is lacrosse roads in my hometown of lacrosse, wisconsin. 10:50:46.5 it's an alternative high school. a specific project that has become part of the curriculum at this school was introduced by their teacher, karen shanefeld. 10:50:57.7 it requires the students to record the orel histories of our veterans and submit them to the library of congress to be included in the veterans history project. such projects are commendable and highly valuable to our students. 10:51:08.6 it's provide add unique link between the younger generation with the older generation. and a wonderful teaching opportunity and great history lesson for those students at lacrosse roads. i praise teachers such as karen who have broken down barriers to work with all students using 10:51:26.3 innovative and creative strategies to teach. it is important that charter schools give flexibility and options to teachers and parents, but we must remember they are not the cure all for improving public education. we have to be diligent at 10:51:40.8 monitoring the success for failure of charter schools throughout the country and not afraid of chutting down those that are not working. that is the key to moving forward with the option of choice in our public school system, i believe. charter schools have consistently been at the 10:51:55.6 forefront of my priority list and i'm pleased that wisconsin is one of seven states with over 100 exceptional charter schools today. i have consistently advocated for increased support for charter schools and supported the charter school facilities financing demonstration program during consideration of the no 10:52:13.4 child left behind legislation of 2001. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to submit this -- to support this resolution honoring charter schools. it is our duty as representatives of this congress to ensure that all our students reach their highest academic potential and a charter school 10:52:30.0 may provide a model better suited towards and individual student's needs w that i retain the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nevada. mr. porter: at this time i yield as much time as he may consume to the chairman of the full 10:52:44.6 committee, mr. buck mckeon. the speaker pro tempore: the chairman of the full committee is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of house resolution 781, a measure to recognize charter schools as 10:53:00.2 well as their students, parents, teachers, and administrators. this week marks the seventh annual national charter schools week. and i thank my colleague, mr. porter, for taking the lead in recognizing these schools today. mr. porter is a strong supporter 10:53:16.0 of education and serves on the house education and work force committee. each year congress honors charter schools and those involved in the role they play in reforming and improving our nation's public education system. 10:53:30.2 and for good reason. year after year charter schools make significant contributions across our nation. charter schools are public schools that agree to improved academic achievement and accountability in financial and other operations in exchange for added flexibility and 10:53:49.0 independence. they are subject to all the same no child left behind achievement goals as other public schools, but with greater flexibility in how they improve student success. this enhanced autonomy allows charter schools to focus on increasing academic achievement 10:54:06.4 for individual students rather than complying with bureaucratic paperwork. moreover, it allows charter schools to use varied educational methods and techniques while accounting for their results. some 3,600 charter schools serve about a million students in 40 10:54:23.4 states and washington, d.c. nearly 56% of these charter schools have waiting lists. in other words, they are in high demand. with that demand growing all the time. that's because charter schools understand how to meet the 10:54:37.0 specific needs of the local communities in which they operate. these schools are particularly devoted to serving low-income communities. nationwide almost 50% of charter schools serve students considered at risk or who have 10:54:52.1 previously dropped out of school and charter schools serve significant numbers of students from low-income families, minority students, and students with disabilities. indeed these innovative public schools allow many parents and students freedom of choice that otherwise would not be 10:55:09.7 avoidable. mr. speaker, through this resolution honoring charter -- national charter schools week, we recognize the continued success demonstrated by charter schools and acknowledge the benefits of charter schools provide to our local communities. 10:55:24.4 charter schools provide parents with a wider variety of educational choices and they provide students the opportunity to receive a high quality education that they may not have received otherwise. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i yield back the balance of my 10:55:40.2 time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the chair is pleased to recognize the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. kind: mr. speaker, at this time i would like to yield three minutes to the gentlelady from 10:55:52.8 the district of columbia, strong advocate for our public education system and a terrific friend of charter schools, ms. norton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from the district of columbia is recognized for three minutes. ms. norton: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for his kind words. i thank mr. porter for his work in bringing this resolution to 10:56:12.2 the floor. we are right to recognize public charter schools. public charter schools is the most important innovation in public education since the invention of free public education in our country. 10:56:27.0 it's become so popular, it's become a movement. it's growing like topsy. the congress when newt gingrich was here as an alternative to vouchers helped jump-start public charter schools in the 10:56:43.7 district of columbia and in the nation by passing the first public charter school bill right here in the congress with the agreement and total home rule involvement of the district of columbia. that was in 1995. 10:56:58.6 what can they do? they -- what did they do? they helped us jump-start a movement that has produced in the district of columbia the largest number of public charter schools per capita in the united states. as i look down the list, mr. 10:57:14.2 chairman, the district has more charter schools, this one city, than most states. it has really taken off now and for some years now as an alternative to public schools. 10:57:31.1 when a child does not have a school that is offering that child and that family what the child deserves, then the child must have an alternative. it can be going out of district 10:57:47.1 and the best alternative and the only acceptable alternative it seems to me would be some other kind of public charter school. that is what has happened in the district of columbia. that is why the people of the 10:58:00.7 district of columbia resent deeply that despite the growth of the charter school movement, despite the fact that we have some of the best charter schools in the country and the largest number per capita the congress imposed on us something it would not accept for the rest of the 10:58:17.5 country, and that is private school vouchers. our people have voted with their feet. they want a neighborhood school near them. these two schools are very important. most of the religious schools are in northwest. most of our kids who would need or want alternative schools live 10:58:34.1 in southeast. so congress did that for itself. it didn't do it for us. it did it against our will. when in fact we had demonstrated that public charter schools were working in d.c. and working very well. 10:58:48.6 a child must have an alternative, but that alternative cannot be one where the public dollar is not accounted for. where there is no oversight by the public. i'm the last one who wants oversight of religious schools or anything involving religion. 10:59:05.9 it follows that religious schools must not be that alternative. the thriving public charter school movement is in fact and should be that alternative. may i have another minute, mr. chairman? 10:59:21.4 mr. kind: yield an additional minute. ms. norton: all kinds of innovations are happening in the district of columbia that i invite people to come and see. shared facilities between public -- in large buildings. instead of getting rid of the building between public and 10:59:37.7 charter schools. collaboration now between the best of our charter schools and some public schools which are not doing so well. public schools, public charter schools unlike many public schools even under no child left 10:59:54.1 behind are a case of the survival of the fittest. you lose your charter, in fact, if you do not measure up. that's what happens in the district of columbia. as far as i know it happens wherever the schools are well
AGRICULTURE AND REDECOUPAGE OF FRENCH REGIONS
AGRICULTURE AND REDECOUPAGE OF FRENCH REGIONS