Matsui Delivers Floor Speech in Support of Students Raising Their Voices on Gun Violence Prevention Reform

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) delivered the following remarks on the House floor in support of students raising their voices on the need for reforms to prevent gun violence. Following her remarks, the Congresswoman joined a student rally at the U.S. Capitol. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the courageous students in Sacramento, California and across America who are...

Floor Statements

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Congresswoman Matsui is a very active Member of Congress, and is consistently speaking on the House floor about the issues most important to her consistuents. Below are some of the floor speeches that the Congresswoman has made this year, during the 113th Congress:October 23, 2013 - Supporting WRRDA, legislation that includes authorization for the Natomas Levee Improvement ProjectSeptember 20, 201...

Disapproval of Obligations Under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008

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Mr. CAMPBELL. I thank the gentlelady for yielding.I have heard a long parade of Members come up here and talk about how somehow the fact that the financial markets did not collapse in October is somehow prima facie evidence that the rescue program was not needed. In fact, precisely the opposite is true. These financial markets would have collapsed in October or November were it not for the rescue ...

Bailouts, Stimulus and TARP Packages

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The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under a previous order of the House, the gentleman from California (Mr. Campbell) is recognized for 5 minutes.Mr. CAMPBELL. Madam Speaker, there is a lot of talk these days about rescue plans and bailouts and TARP and stimulus packages. Let's take a minute to reflect on what has happened. Back in October we passed, and the President signed, a rescue plan which created the ...

TARP Reform and Accountability Act of 2009

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Mr. CAMPBELL. Mr. Chairman, I would like to have a colloquy with the chairman of the committee.Mr. Chairman, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act was intended to apply to financial institutions, I believe, without regard to their form of ownership: public, private, mutual associations. Is that your understanding? Is that correct?Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. If the gentleman will yield, Mr. Chai...

Historic Fiscal Crisis

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Mr. CAMPBELL of California. Mr. Speaker, shh, there's a secret. I have a secret. It's a secret that the leadership in this House doesn't want the people to know; but I'm going to tell you anyway. This Nation, this Federal Government, is in a historic fiscal crisis right now. It was announced earli...Mr. CAMPBELL of California. Mr. Speaker, shh, there's a secret. I have a secret. It's a secret that...

Real Energy Solutions

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Mr. CAMPBELL of California. I thank my friend, Mr. Westmoreland from Georgia, and you are equally a friend of the taxpayer and a Georgia bulldog in terms of fighting for taxpayers and consumers and for Americans to be more free rather than less free in the future. Thank you for yielding. I stand h...Mr. CAMPBELL of California. I thank my friend, Mr. Westmoreland from Georgia, and you are equally a...

HR 2642, The Supplemental Appropriations Act

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Mr. CAMPBELL of California. Thank you for that kind introduction, my colleague from California (Mr. Dreier). Mr. Speaker, we learned this week that 8 months into this fiscal year we now have a deficit of $317 billion. If you project that out for the rest of the fiscal year, we are looking at havin...Mr. CAMPBELL of California. Thank you for that kind introduction, my colleague from California (Mr....

Israel's 60th Anniversary

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Mr. CAMPBELL of California. Mr. Speaker, in 1948, the United Nations established the Nation of Israel so that a dispossessed and tyrannized people might have the opportunity to return to their historic homeland. Now, 60 years later, what does Israel stand for in our world community of nations...Mr. CAMPBELL of California. Mr. Speaker, in 1948, the United Nations established the Nation of Israel so...