Proceedings, Debates of the U.S. Congress
A PROPER AND APPROPRIATE DISCUSSION
(House of Representatives - July 25, 1996)
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[Page H8522] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] A PROPER AND APPROPRIATE DISCUSSION (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 authorities. 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. ____________________