SUPPORT FOR ALBERTO GONZALES -- (House of Representatives - February 02, 2005)
(Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN. Mr. Speaker, Judge Alberto Gonzales is a true American success story, an embodiment of the American dream. He deserves to be confirmed as Attorney General. He was born in Humble, Texas, to immigrant parents and grew up with seven siblings in a two-bedroom house where his mother still lives.
He was the first member of his family to go to college. He graduated from Rice University and received his law degree from Harvard University. His career includes judge of the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Secretary of State, counsel to then Governor Bush and counsel to the President of the United States.
I am truly inspired by Judge Gonzales and his outstanding contributions to our Nation. He is a highly qualified nominee who is a true American success story and a source of pride for Hispanics across the country.
I urge my colleagues across the Chamber to do what is best for America and confirm Judge Gonzales.