When no other schools in the Southeastern Conference or the former Southwestern Conference would award them athletic scholarships, African Americans had been recruited by and playing for Texas Western since the 1950s.
This nation's 23 million small businesses need a budget that reflects their value to the economy.
Supporting the troops has got to mean more than bumper stickers on pickup trucks, my friends. We need to give them what they need.
In fact, in 2002, the Secretary of Defense authorized such support on a reimbursable basis to organizations formerly components of the Department of Justice and Department of the Treasury and currently components of the Department of Homeland Security.
I fought for Texas teachers' Social Security benefits by advocating the amendment to the Teacher Social Security Protection Act that protected them.
Education should be one of our top funding priorities talking about it does not help the teachers and students who desperately need promises fulfilled.
Education is the silver bullet to improve this Nation's standing worldwide... and our teachers know that.
Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
Small businesses drive this economy and it is unacceptable that the President's budget proposal does not give them the tools they need to be successful.
In South Texas, we understand how vital port security is and we fear the day a weapon of mass destruction could be brought into a U.S. port in a container and cause hundreds of thousands of casualties.
To honor our national promise to our veterans, we must continue to improve services for our men and women in uniform today and provide long overdue benefits for the veterans and military retirees who have already served.
This Veterans Day, we celebrate, honor and remember the courageous and faithful men and women who have worn the sacred shroud of the U.S. uniform.
For my constituents, owning a home is the culmination of many years of hard work and the realization of the American Dream. At no time should a local entity take those years of hard work solely to increase their tax revenue.
Teachers are our greatest public servants they spend their lives educating our young people and shaping our Nation for tomorrow.
From the bitter cold winter at Valley Forge, to the mountains of Afghanistan and the deserts of Iraq, our soldiers have courageously answered when called, gone where ordered, and defended our nation with honor.
To date, nearly 100,000 Hispanics have died with AIDS. Since Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the United States, our challenge is even greater.
It matters not what your individual position is on either war we are currently prosecuting - in Iraq or Afghanistan - certainly we can all agree protesting at military funerals is a cruel and unnecessary hardship on our military families during their most difficult hour.
In addition to serving overseas, the Peace Corps' Crisis Corps Volunteers have helped their fellow Americans.
While I believe our Constitution allows for State and local governments to execute the power of eminent domain for those purposes that specifically serve the public good, condemning property solely to implement economic development plans is not serving the public good.
This Congress has promised all manner of border security and port security to the tune of billions of dollars... yet we have - to date - funded our promises for port security at only 900 million. That's quite a distance between what we say and what we actually do.
The Peace Corps is an outstanding organization that promotes peace through helping countless individuals who want to help build a better life for the community in which they serve.
Education makes children less dependent upon others and opens doors to better jobs and career possibilities.
In the early 1990s, a number of Rio Grande Valley children were born with neural tube defects, a very high concentration for any area.
I worked with the March of Dimes to enact legislation for a national birth defects prevention program to provide surveillance, research and preventive services aimed at reducing the rate of birth defects.
As a father and grandfather, I have witnessed firsthand the joy of new life entering the world. I know the pain and apprehension that goes along with premature births and birth defects.
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