"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,
"The National Park Service has informed me that I'll receive a copy of the lease agreement in the next couple of days. I'll meet with members of Save Sandy Hook later this week to read through the final agreement and to discuss possible options for our next step in opposing the agreement.
"I simply cannot believe the National Park Service went ahead and signed a lease agreement with Wassel before a scheduled Monday meeting with me and members of Save Sandy Hook to discuss the proposal.