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FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2016

                                                

GUEST:

(Original air date: 03-30-11)     

                    

                       Rep. CHARLES B. RANGEL (d)  

                        

                         15th NY Congressional District

   

                  

Representative Rangel Concentrates on The Current

Situation in LIbya From a Congressional Perspective

                       

Website: http://rangel.house.gov

Facebook: http://facebook.com/RepRangel

Twitter: @cbrangel

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGcv9RKvKSA - HON. CHARLES B. RANGEL

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MORE ABOUT: hon. CHARLES B. RANGEL

 

Biography

Charles B. Rangel, war hero, history-making congressman, master lawmaker.  

A founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, he made history as

the first African American member of Congress to lead the powerful Ways

and Means Committee.  Now completing his 20th term in the House of

Representatives, he has been cited as the most effective lawmaker in the

House, leading all of his colleagues in passing legislation.  He was a prime

contributor to President Obama's historic health care reform law.

Growing up on the other side of the tracks on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, he

was transformed from high school dropout to war hero after volunteering for

service in the Army during the Korean War. Wounded in an attack by waves

of Communist Chinese troops, he was awarded a Purple Heart and the

Bronze Star for Valor after leading his surviving comrades from behind

enemy lines.

 

With the aid of the G.I. Bill, he earned degrees from New York University

and St. John's University Law School.  He began his public service as an

assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and was later

elected to the New York State Assembly. He came to Washington in 1971

to serve in the House after defeating the legendary Congressman Adam

Clayton Powell, Jr.

In Congress, following Matthew's teaching, he has been a stalwart champion

for the "least among us," advocating powerfully and persistently to improve

the lives of working people.   He is a defender of veterans who has treated

education as a national security issue.

A leading advocate for equal rights and equal opportunity, Congressman

Rangel has mastered the tax code to finance millions of units of affordable

housing, and thousands of jobs for young people, veterans and ex-offenders.

He has boosted the incomes of millions of working families with the Earned

Income Tax Credit, and pumped billions of dollars into revitalization of

communities across the nation, including Harlem.  Demonstrating his

commitment to education, he has created financial mechanisms to construct

and rehabilitate public schools across the country.

Congressman Rangel's unparalleled foreign policy record has focused  on

Africa and the Caribbean.  In 1986, he sounded the death knell for apartheid

in South Africa with the "Rangel Amendment," which forced the largest U.S.

investors to abandon the country.  He has created trading and investment

opportunities for struggling nations in the  Caribbean and Africa. Just this

year, he successfully promoted vital investment incentives for earthquake

ravaged Haiti.

ACharlie_Rangel_2.jpgmong his proudest achievements is founding the Charles B. Rangel

International Affairs Program in the State Department, in

cooperation with Howard University which has placed more

than 40 foreign service officers from underrepresented groups i

n U.S. embassies worldwide. Congressman Rangel still resides

with his wife Alma in Harlem where he was born.  They have

two adult children and three grandchildren.


 

Read here a full listing of his Congressional achievements and projects.

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Rangel Statement On U.S. Involvement In Libya

 

NEW YORK - Congressman Charles B. Rangel released the following statement upon U.S.

launch of Operation Odyssey Dawn in Libya:

“Since the enactment of the War Powers Act in the 1970s, which I supported

then and support now, Congress has been reluctant to assert its authority

when Presidents see fit to send American military personnel into harm’s

way—Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, and Panama. The essence of the

War Powers act is that any President must seek the approval of the people,

in this case through their representatives in the Congress, for such action.
 
I believe the American people would decide in favor of stopping innocent

people from being killed or wounded by the forces aligned with Gaddafi.

However, the integrity of the United States government before the world,

and before its own people, insists on Congress stepping up to assume its

responsibility.
 
We just passed the eighth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, which we

went into thinking that there were weapons of mass destruction and that

our troops would be “greeted as liberators.” Eight years later, we know that

liberating Iraq was not “a cakewalk.”
 
It is the responsibility of Congress to consider our President’s decision before

involving ourselves in any military conflict. If we don’t assert our constitutional

authority in something as serious as war, we are slowly undermining our

democratic principles.
 
There is no question that in my mind President Obama is the greatest president

of my lifetime. I am confident that the President cares for the safety of our

brave men and women placing in harm’s way.  I just reintroduced the

universal national service bill, including a military draft, so the American

people, through their representatives in Congress, understand the costs and

obligation this nation is undertaking when it engages in something as serious

as war.
 
It is the continuing expenses of those endless military actions in Iraq and

Afghanistan that continue to hamstring our efforts to dig us out of the

economic hole the last administration left us in.  Presently, we are now

engaged in a budget process that closes senior citizen centers, undermines

our investments in education and health care.
 

at home on innovation, jobs, education and health care, and not merely

providing a tax cut for the wealthy.
 
Congress should be called into session immediately. This could be the

beginning of another Korea or Iraq. We went into these conflicts without

knowing how long they would last. War in Korea still has not ended and

we have just entered the ninth year in Iraq. This has to stop sometime.

It is up to the U.S. Congress to fulfill its constitutional authority.”


 

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       FRIDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2016

 

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