Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Sen. Jon S. Corzine (D-NJ) and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today introduced comprehensive legislation in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives respectively that establishes a global tsunami warning system and calls for long-term assistance and relief to victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami in South Asia.
"Mr. Speaker, this Sunday, February 20th, 2005 will mark the 17th anniversary of the modern day liberation movement of the people of the Nagorno Karabakh (NK). Seventeen years ago the people of NK petitioned the Soviet government to correct historical injustices and reunite them with their compatriots in Armenia.
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday that would allow U.S. citizens who own property in the Turkish occupied portion of the Republic of Cyprus to seek financial remedies with either the current inhabitants of their land or the Turkish government.
"At a time when the Bush administration is proposing the elimination of 150 federal programs, it is somewhat ironic that its final salmon plan released last November actually proposes $6 billion in additional spending just to continue with a recovery plan that will, in all likelihood, not do anything to increase wild salmon populations.
"Last week, President Bush spent the majority of his State of the Union Address talking about his Social Security privatization plan and the continued war in Iraq, and yet neither of these funding priorities appeared in his budget.