SECURITY ISSUES -- (House of Representatives - March 15, 2006)
(Mrs. BLACKBURN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, the Republican majority has carefully guarded the economic and national security of this great Nation. Our tax policies have helped create over 4.7 million new jobs in 30 months, and that is incredible progress.
On the national security front, we are taking apart the al Qaeda network piece by piece. The PATRIOT Act, our call monitoring program, our aggressive action in the Middle East, each of these actions are making it more and more difficult for terrorists to operate on U.S. soil.
Mr. Speaker, President Bush deserves a great deal of the credit for this tough stance on terrorism. The Senate Democrats are talking about censuring the President, though. They are opposed to his aggressive approach to fighting terrorism. But I hope that the Democrats in this body realize America wants us to do everything possible to defend our homes, our communities and this Nation, and that is what the President is doing.