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MR. CUNNINGHAM: I came down because I
was upset at the gentlewoman's statement, not against it but what
was saying, because I am 100 percent pro-life; but I
also want to support the life endangerment of the mother,
and the gentleman from New York. [Mr. Solomon] is telling
I was ready to vote against the bill.
105th Congress, page H1194]
MR. CUNNINGHAM: That is the heart of
this whole crunch, I think, is that the people that want to concrete
the earth, the people that want to cause the sludge problems in the
mining, and I agree with you, there are a lot of violations in our
country, and I think we can work. But to give someone compensation,
keep someone from their property rights without access to a road, to
keep somebody from hunting on land that
we have hunted since the stone age
time, those are things that come to the heart of the agenda of the groups
that are proposing this bill to stop property rights.
103rd Congress, page 5686]
MR. CUNNINGHAM: As my colleagues know,
both my daughters, when we talked about Megan's law a minute ago,
with the gentleman from New York [Mr. Schumer], I agree, as my
colleagues know, that they should be locked up for a long time and
there is a high recidivism, and the reason I agree with the
gentlewoman from New York [Ms. Slaughter] is that just because they
are at a young age right now when they are attacked, they are going
be young ladies before long, and I would think that the same kind of
penalty would follow on even though they grow older in age.
I do not know the Constitution.
I am not a lawyer.
But I just think that by logic that it would be a good idea.
104th Congress, page H4480]
MR. CUNNINGHAM: By snakelike tactics
I mean in general, and I
will be specific, but I will not apply to anybody specifically on it,
but I will point out some instances with different departments within
the Government that I think have used tactics that are, like was said,
we may not trust either one, sampling or counting, and if the
gentleman would accept that.
105th Congress, page H10913]
MR. CUNNINGHAM: We did have the Alton Harris case of
a person who was guilty, and I
appreciate it because of the sympathy,
because it does drag out a process where the guy admitted, yet we
on going, and I understand that is not what we are talking about.
104th Congress, page 1422]
MR. CUNNINGHAM: You don't have to be a
mathematical genius to figure out that you
are going to turn into a pumpkin,
and when you do that, how do you expand that force out, as you try and
rework it, put the rewiring in, you upgrade it. But essentially, you
take a 1950 Chevy, which in some cases are pretty good, by the way,
the Chevies are, and expand them for some 20 to 30 years. But if
are driving that airplane every day, which we are in Somalia, we are
wearing it out. ....... The second phase is that the more you fly an
airplane, the safer that airplane actually is because you are
103rd Congress, page H671]
Mr. CUNNINGHAM. Reclaiming my time, Mr.
Chairman, before I yield back the time, I mention just one more
benefit from this, not only the Federal Government's responsibility
for helping create jobs in NAFTA,
not only in our rail but other rails,
but to take a look at the environmental concerns when we put trains on and
take heavy trucks and transportation off of our highways, the
environmental and the pollution with EPA and so on is also
105th Congress, page H5648]
MR. CUNNINGHAM: One of the most
victorious things I think that has ever happened to me is we sponsor
an art contest, like many of the Members.
105th Congress, page: H10878]
MR. CUNNINGHAM: Mr. Speaker, what would
we ask our colleagues on the other side of the aisle
to agree with us on command General Becton
when we look at the President's budget and the Republican budget to
come together? ...The American public and the economy is stagnant at
about 3 and 4 percent... When the President in the 104th Congress
gave us three separate balanced budgets that did not increase the
balanced budget in time, but yet when his fourth one scored by CBO came up,
70 percent of the cuts took place in year 7.
105th Congress, page: H753]
MR. CUNNINGHAM: I listened
to a Republican Governor the
other day, and what does this mean to the future, not only to our
senior citizens, but to our children as well, as far as a balanced
budget? He said that
took home 82 percent of his paycheck, his brother and his sister only
take home 45 percent of their paycheck, and that under the current
spending of Congress, an increase in taxes, he can expect his children
to take between 16 and 18 percent of their paycheck home.
105th Congress, page: H750]
Mr. CUNNINGHAM. Mr. Speaker,
took home about 85 percent of his paycheck. My brother will take home
about 45 percent of his paycheck. My daughters, at the current rate of
taxes and spending, will take home between 10 and 16 percent.
105th Congress, page: H3892]