Up to 80 percent of the fish that we catch spend at least part of their lives in estuaries.
The Hussein regime established significant and numerous ties with terrorist organizations like al Qaeda for over a decade prior to September 11, 2001.
Long gone are the days when hospital stays and surgeries made up the bulk of seniors' annual medical expenses.
In fact, the Iraqi foreign minister admitted in March 2003 that Iraqi funds were sent to families of Palestinian suicide bombers who attacked and killed innocent Israeli citizens, and also 12 Americans in Israel in 2003.
Further, by acting decisively in Iraq, the United States has sent very strong signals to other nations that have been or could be terrorist sympathizers.
By ending the Hussein regime, the United States has taken away yet another incubator of terrorism.
Today, it's expensive prescription medications burdening seniors on fixed incomes with thousands of dollars in yearly out-of-pocket costs.
After careful deliberation, I voted today to reauthorize the Patriot Act.
Since its enactment in the weeks following the September 11 terrorist attacks, the tools in the Patriot Act have been used by law enforcement to stop more than 400 terrorist threats to our families and communities.
Yet the march toward freedom is not without its hazards or its casualties and the threats of violence aimed at Iraqis who participate in the election will be dealt with accordingly.
Comcast began their tradition of volunteer service in 1997 when Comcast employees and their families participated in the Philadelphia Cares Day.
Had the United States not acted in Iraq, Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi would likely not have declared his weapons programs, submitted to international inspections and voluntarily dismantled its programs.
Further, not only the United States, but the French, British, Germans and the United Nations all thought Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before the United States intervened.
The Delaware Estuary has sustained a human population for thousands of years, but by the end of the 19th Century, increased population and industrialization had transformed much of the upper Estuary watershed.
Although many seniors are happy with the generous drug coverage they have from their former employers, the number of companies offering that kind of coverage has decreased by one-third since the mid-1980s.
Low-income seniors who choose to enroll in a drug discount plan will receive 600 of Federal assistance in 2004 and 2005 to further defray the costs of their medications.
Estuaries are coastal bays, harbors, sounds and lagoons, places where rivers meet the sea.
Without true medical liability reform, our doctors will continue to leave, and young doctors coming out of medical school 100,000 to 200,000 in debt will not be able to afford such onerous costs.
The Hussein regime's support for terrorism, within and outside of its borders, its appetite for the world's most dangerous weapons, and its openly declared hostility to the United States were a combination that was a gathering and growing danger to our country.
Seeing the rebirth of the Delaware Estuary as a valuable natural resource is certainly encouraging, and I am encouraged not just by the progress made in the Delaware Estuary but in estuaries throughout the country.
It is in times of great tragedy when the true spirit of our wonderful country unites as one.
I'm confident in our resolve to make the decisions necessary to keep our country and our people safe and prosperous and I look forward to representing the citizens of Pennsylvania's 6th Congressional District for the next two years.
Our employers today face numerous challenges and stiff competition from businesses all over the world.
It is vital that we communicate to seniors their options regarding prescription drug assistance.
United States and Coalition forces will remain in Iraq and will operate under American command as part of a multinational force authorized by the United Nations.