Human and Civil Rights

Human and Civil Rights Related
I want to thank Mr. Nadler for yielding.
My name is Steny Hoyer and 750,000 Americans have sent me here to raise their voice. Equal justice under the law, equal, the same, Jefferson said it, not as inclusively as he should have, but so inclusively for his time, way ahead of his time, we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men and all women, he didn’t say women but he should have, are created equal. Not by the constitution, not by the majority vote, but by God he said, with equal rights for all.
This year, as we mark World AIDS Day, let us remember the lives of those lost to HIV/AIDS and recommit ourselves to the critical work of finding new treatments and a cure. 
oday, Democrats and Republicans came together to mandate anti-harassment training for all House Members and staff.  However, while this is a positive step, it is only a first step. 
I’m pleased that the House was able to reach a bipartisan compromise on a resolution highlighting the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen and making it clear that Congress must and will play its part in defining our military’s role in that country. 
The advantage of being a little older than some others is that you remember what was, and you pledge to not repeat that which was bad, when it was.
I am relieved that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has prevented the Trump Administration from implementing its discriminatory ban that would have harmed our national security by limiting which talented Americans could serve in our military. 
The devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria is extraordinary and it will take years for these communities to rebuild.
It has been more than a month since Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck Puerto Rico, and three out of four residents on the island remain without power.
This week, I voted for a funding bill that will provide relief to our fellow Americans recovering from hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as wildfires in the west.
I thank the gentlelady for yielding and I rise in support of this Legislation.
As of this morning, 3.4 million American citizens are living on an island where only 17% of residents have power, some areas have only 30% access to clean water, and many families are still unable to contact loved-ones to ensure they are safe.  Food, water, medical services, and fuel remain in short supply or unable to reach areas in need.