(House of Representatives - July 25, 1996)

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  (Mr. WALKER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. WALKER. Mr. Speaker, what we have just heard is a chairman of a 
committee of jurisdiction tell this House that members of the 
administration or formerly members of the administration came before 
this Congress and told a lie. I think that is the business of this 
Congress. I think it is entirely appropriate to discuss on the House 
floor the fact that someone came before an investigative committee and 
lie to that committee. I think it is entirely appropriate for the 
chairman of that committee to take those actions that are available to 
him in order to ensure that those matters are brought before proper 
  What has happened here this evening is that we have had a chairman 
exercise his obligation to the American people and his obligation under 
the Constitution to, first of all, do oversight and then, if that 
oversight process is not properly adhered to, to ensure that the proper 
law enforcement officials focus on it. That is exactly what was done 
here tonight. It is absolutely proper.