This nation's 23 million small businesses need a budget that reflects their value to the economy.
Education is the silver bullet to improve this Nation's standing worldwide... and our teachers know that.
Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Peace Corps as it reached its 45th anniversary on March 1, 2006.
Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.
Education makes children less dependent upon others and opens doors to better jobs and career possibilities.
In addition to serving overseas, the Peace Corps' Crisis Corps Volunteers have helped their fellow Americans.
Teachers are our greatest public servants; they spend their lives educating our young people and shaping our Nation for tomorrow.
Supporting the troops has got to mean more than bumper stickers on pickup trucks, my friends. We need to give them what they need.
Education should be one of our top funding priorities; talking about it does not help the teachers and students who desperately need promises fulfilled.
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.