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Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2218, Empowering Parents Through Quality Charter Schools Act, and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1892, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012

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Location: Washington, DC

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Mr. LEWIS of California. Will the gentleman yield?

Mr. HOYER. I yield to the gentleman from California.

Mr. LEWIS of California. I appreciate that. We've got a great charter school dealing with science and technology in Apple Valley, California.

The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman from Maryland has expired.

Mr. POLIS. I yield the gentleman an additional 30 seconds.

Mr. LEWIS of California. It's a fabulous school, and that model is working with our local people creating opportunities for jobs, et cetera. I like your idea. I may very well join you in some of those amendments, but at least join you in supporting this bill.

Mr. HOYER. Reclaiming my time, when I speak about Make It in America, there is not a person on this floor, the most conservative, the most liberal, and everybody in between, who is not for our young people and all of our people making it in America. I'm hopeful that we can forge a bipartisan coalition to promote legislation which will promote making it in America.

Mr. LEWIS of California. Will the gentleman further yield?

The SPEAKER pro tempore. The time of the gentleman from Maryland has again expired.

Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, I yield 30 seconds to the gentleman from California (Mr. Lewis).

Mr. LEWIS of California. Presuming that, I mean, this is really a good idea. If we can get all the teachers unions in California to join us in this sponsoring of charter schools, then I'd really get excited about it.

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