``I AM JAZZ''; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 37
(House of Representatives - February 28, 2019)

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                             ``I AM JAZZ''

  (Ms. SPEIER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute.)
  Ms. SPEIER. Madam Speaker, today I have the great honor of reading 
again along with my colleague, Angie Craig, ``I Am Jazz.'' It is a book 
about a transsexual young boy who becomes a young girl.
  ``I am Jazz.
  ``For as long as I can remember, my favorite color has been pink. My 
second-favorite color is silver and my third favorite color is green.
  ``Here are some of my other favorite things: dancing, singing, back 
flips, drawing, soccer, swimming, makeup, and pretending I'm a pop 
star.
  ``Most of all, I love mermaids. Sometimes I even wear a mermaid tail 
in the pool.
  ``My best friends are Samantha and Casey. We always have fun 
together. We like high heels and princess gowns, or cartwheels and 
trampolines.
  ``But I am not exactly like Samantha and Casey.
  ``I have a girl brain but a boy body. This is called transgender. I 
was born this way.''

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