COMMENDING THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION FOR A JOB WELL DONE -- (House of Representatives - June 22, 2004)
(Mr. KINGSTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.)
Mr. KINGSTON. Mr. Speaker, while there is still a lot of work left to do in Iraq, it is very significant that on June 30, the new government takes over. This is a step that is largely accepted by the international community as a good thing.
Progress is being made, but America is still going to have to stay in there for security reasons to help rebuild the infrastructure and to get the international community to continue to support the new government. We need to stick together on this.
Meanwhile, domestically the economy is picking up. Three hundred thousand jobs were created last month. It bring us to, I believe, something like 900,000 jobs this year. Huge economic growth, lots of opportunities are out there.
For our senior citizens, Medicare cards are now available that give up to a 20 to 25 percent discount on prescription drugs, very helpful for those who are on a fixed income and those who are in retirement.
This administration has taken significant steps to continue to make America strong and free internationally and domestically and while not turning our backs on those who need the most help.
Mr. Speaker, I commend the Bush administration for a job well done.