I have been to Iraq on a number of occasions. I was with the first group that went in.
North Carolina, particularly the 8th District, has long played a key role in our Nation's military forces.
Our law enforcement must be given every tool available to protect children from predators and parents need to know who is living in their community.
Today the Internet is run by private sector interests within the United States under the supervision of a nonprofit entity formed by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
As we are all aware, Special Operations Forces, SOF, are playing an increasingly essential role as we continue to fight and, more importantly, win the war on terror.
We in the majority have worked hard to empower people to create opportunities, to make jobs, to do things that turn America into a place where people can achieve their dreams.
The Internet was developed in large part by U.S. government research funding to develop new communications networks, starting with a network created by the Department of Defense.
Memorial Day this year is especially important as we are reminded almost daily of the great sacrifices that the men and women of the Armed Services make to defend our way of life.
With over 1 billion users and counting worldwide, the Internet has quickly become a critical place for individuals, business communities and governments to share and distribute information.
So, yes, we do celebrate America today because the majority will stand up and empower the American people to live that American Dream and to be part of making a better, freer, and safer world.