|00:00:00||OF THAT COUNTRY.|
|00:00:02||AND MY DAUGHTER PASSED AWAY ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO AND I'M PROUD TO BE PART OF THIS BILL BECAUSE SHE BELIEVED IN THIS, SHE BELIEVED IN THE PEOPLE AND SHE BELIEVED THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF GOOD THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COULD DO FOR PEOPLE IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD.|
|00:00:15||AND SO I'M JUST GLAD TO CHAIR THIS SIDE OF THE HEARING TONIGHT.|
|00:00:24||I'D YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.|
|00:00:26||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK.|
|00:00:28||THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK IS RECOGNIZED.|
|00:00:30||MR. MEEKS: I RECOGNIZE MYSELF FOR THE BALANCE.|
|00:00:32||THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR 3 1/2 MINUTES.|
|00:00:38||MR. MEEKS: LET ME JUST FIRST THANK THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE, BARNEY FRANK, RANKING MEMBER BACHUS, AND AGAIN MY RANKING MEMBER ON THE|
Mr. GARY G. MILLER of California. Madam Speaker, I yield myself the balance of my time.
My daughter, Elizabeth, lived with me here in Washington for about 4 years. She was one of the directors for a group called Witness for Peace, which is a human rights organization.
I recall very well a trip she led of a group to Haiti. She spent a week in Haiti with individuals from the United States, looking at the situation that the people were in and trying to come up with ways that we could help the people of that country.
My daughter passed away about 2 years ago, and I am proud to be part of this bill because she believed in this. She believed in the people. She believed that there was a lot of good that the American people could do for people in this part of the world. So I am just glad to chair this side of the hearing tonight. I would like to do it in honor of my daughter, if you don't mind.
I yield back the balance of my time.