"This week marks the 30th anniversary of the illegal military occupation by Turkish military forces over a section of the island of Cyprus.
"Mr. Speaker, today, the House will attempt to do something it has never done before----strip our courts of hearing cases on the Defense of Marriage Act.
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today voiced his grave disappointment with the U.S. Department of State's decision to force visa holders of E, H, I, L, and O visas to return to their country of origin in order to renew their visas, and urged Secretary of State Colin Powell to reverse this ill-advised decision.
July 16, 2004
The Honorable J. Dennis Hastert
Speaker of the House
Washington, D.C. 20515
Dear Mr. Speaker,