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Topic - Hank Johnson
Dear Sgt. Shaft: I am the widow of a deceased veteran. My husband was rated as priority 8 in the VA health care system. After he died in April from Type II diabetes and ischemic heart disease, I contacted our local VA representative about possible benefits because I knew he had been exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam.
Rep. Hank Johnson took to the House floor "like a kid at a carnival" Thursday to defend Americans' right to helium in light of federal sequester cuts.
The House Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that bans abortions in the District 20 weeks into pregnancy, despite objections by Democrats and city leaders that the bill unreasonably singles out residents of the nation's capital.
When a joint session of the U.S. Congress gave Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 29 standing ovations - four more than President Obama received for his last State of the Union message - there was little doubt that Israel is an integral part of the American body politic. It was a hard-line speech by an Israeli on the right of the Israeli spectrum that firmly rejected Mr. Obama's proposal for Mideast peace: The pre-1967 war frontier with minor land swaps for both sides.
"Imagine, Mr. Speaker, a world without balloons," he said before pausing dramatically. "How can we make sure that the injustice of there being no helium for comedians to get that high-pitched voice that we all hold near and dear to our hearts?"
Mr. Johnson urged "this tea party Congress" to keep "children's birthday parties on schedule and give industries that rely on helium the lift that they deserve."