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A Tribute To Congressional Black Caucus Leadership

Location: Washington, DC

A TRIBUTE TO CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS LEADERSHIP -- (Extensions of Remarks - December 08, 2006)

* Mr. OWENS. Mr. Speaker, in the past I have often had the delight of saluting my departing colleagues with a tribute in Rap poetry. At this point, however, circumstances have been reversed and I am departing. As I leave, it will be my pleasure to offer some brief portraits in words describing the very able women and men I leave behind.

* Today I would like to highlight three outstanding members--EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON, DONALD PAYNE, and MAXINE WATERS--who have served as President of the Congressional Black Caucus, CBC. The continually improving effectiveness of the CBC is due to the fact that it is able to benefit from the talent and know-how of a pool of very dedicated and competent leaders. They also have unique personalities that can be appreciated with a few light-hearted verses, see three attached RAP poems.

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