(Extensions of Remarks - December 07, 2004)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E2199]
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                          HON. JOSEPH CROWLEY

                              of new york

                    in the house of representatives

                       Tuesday, December 7, 2004

  Mr. CROWLEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay homage and respect to my 
retiring colleague Congressman Cal Dooley of California. So much can be 
said of Cal, but he is a true leader in the Democratic Party.
  It was Cal who was at the forefront of the New Democratic Movement in 
our country. He saw the opportunity to say that the issues of business 
and the values of the Democratic Party are not in direct conflict. 
While he may not be the household name of a Bill Clinton--it is the 
ideas and organization of Cal Dooley that helped this country create a 
President Bill Clinton, a new 21st Century Economy and usher in a 
return of a Democratic Party disciplined to bring about economic 
benefits and quality for life changes for people while recognizing that 
Government is not always the solution.
  He was a true pioneer in creating the New Democrats in Congress and 
making them the powerhouse they are today--a respected organization of 
people who think outside of the box for real solutions to real problems 
to help real Americans. Cal was a leader in making our party more 
globally focused, encouraging free trade and recognizing the benefits 
to all parties of open economic borders. Whereas isolationism was in 
the past the default policy of Democrats, he worked to pry us onto a 
new path--a path of economic globalism. The result--the USA is an even 
stronger economic powerhouse than in the past.
  While the people of his district have been recognizing him and 
thanking him for his leadership on their issues for 7 straight terms 
now we in Washington are now realizing our loss to this Chamber and to 
the thinking of our Party. We thank you and we appreciate you and less, 
we are still listening to you.