I think this is an affirmation of the value of Public Broadcasting. I think it's going to lead this week to hundreds of people changing their wills.
This bill is not an energy policy, ... It is a list of tax breaks and special interest favors that does not translate into a cohesive approach, which global realities demand for this country.
We were taking an agency that was maybe 1 percent dealing with homeland security and 99 percent disaster, and folding it into something where it could lose focus and resources, ... And that is what's happened.
a little scared by how fast they're doing all this stuff because I don't think there's anybody in charge.
What would have happened if, last September, Hurricane Ivan had veered 40 miles to the west, devastating the city of New Orleans?
The city has always been at risk because of its low-lying location
less about reform of the ESA, or to protect species, and more about making it easier for the exploitation of the environment.
put the investment into transit and bike paths, into walking and buses, and allowing people to live downtown as well as just work and shop there.
Areas which are magnets to our creative class, ... are in communities that would have been gone if the old way of thinking had taken place.
Mr. Speaker, from hurricanes and floods in Latin America to earthquakes in Asia, natural disasters are increasingly becoming a regular feature of life for large numbers of people around the globe.
We can no longer afford the war in Iraq. Our financial costs have already passed a third of a trillion dollars; the lifetime costs for this war, in both human and economic terms, will be borne by Americans for generations to come.
We won the war, but we are losing the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq. It is past time for a new approach, one that relies on accountability, responsibility, and phasing down the scope of our military commitment.
A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming. The fact that several years go by without a flood does not change that probability.
At a time when 2500 American soldiers have given their lives for the cause of bringing democracy to Iraq, it is sad and frustrating to watch the Republican establishment disgrace the exercise of democracy in our own House of Representatives.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting distributes an annual appropriation that we provide in accordance with a statutory formula, the vast majority of which goes directly to public radio and television stations.