(House of Representatives - March 21, 2013)

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  (Ms. JACKSON LEE asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute.)
  Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, in a few weeks, transportation security 
officers, Customs and Border Protection, and Border Patrol agents with 
very devastating furloughs and cuts are jeopardizing the national 
security of this Nation.
  Today, we can make a decision by voting on the Van Hollen Democratic 
substitute and a resounding ``no'' on the Republican budget. The Van 
Hollen bill gets rid of the sequester. It, in fact, saves 750,000 jobs 
and creates over 1.5 million jobs. We can do the right thing for 
  Then, Mr. Speaker, I would ask that we look and do the right thing 
for gun control, gun regulation, gun violence prevention, and pass 
legislation such as H.R. 65, that is my Child Gun Safety and Gun Access 
Prevention Act, that provides for safety locks and educational grants 
to train people how to be safe in using their guns and also provides 
for an age level for young people not being able to possess these guns.
  This is a way that America wants us to go. Let us travel a pattern of 
saving jobs and preventing gun violence intervening in the lives of 
those who need our protection. That is what this Congress should be 
doing--providing the pathway for America's success.