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Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act

Location: Washington, DC

RESPECT FOR AMERICA'S FALLEN HEROES ACT -- (House of Representatives - May 09, 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, today I rise to draw to the attention of the House H.R. 5037. This is the Respect For America's Fallen Heroes Act, and I would like to encourage each Member of this body to join me and my colleagues in this act. What it is going to do is to put in place criteria that will prohibit a person from carrying out demonstrations at the funeral of one of our fallen heroes.

We are going to have a press conference, Mr. Speaker, at 2:30 today to talk more about this, and I want to commend my colleagues, Representative Rogers from Michigan, our Veterans Affairs' Committee Chairman, Mr. Buyer of Indiana, Mr. Chabot of Ohio, Mr. Wilson of South Carolina, Mr. Carter of Texas, and Mr. Garrett of New Jersey for joining with me on this piece of legislation and for joining to honor the members of the Patriot Guard Riders, who stand with our families to honor our fallen heroes.

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