Let us face it, the U.N. has failed. It has failed in its mission to promote world peace.
Allowing Texas to display the Ten Commandments on State property but disallowing Kentucky courthouses from doing the same is a poor and flawed interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.
The United Nations has come under the control of outlaw nations and self-serving special interest groups.
As is the case with many Middle Eastern nations, women are nowhere near equal to men when it comes to basic freedoms and rights that we take for granted every day.
We all know that, unfortunately, the media does not always portray the good things that are happening in Iraq and Afghanistan, and this will be a great opportunity for us to glean some information from the Iraqi women who are here for us to also take back to our constituents.
While women certainly have made great strides toward pay parity in the past 30 years, there is still a gap in earnings between men and women in equivalent professions.
While all of these are important and significant events, it is the United States foreign policy that furthers the advancement of freedoms and rights for women that is the most striking for me.
When given the chance, women have proven they will participate in the electoral process.
I have the highest number of Social Security recipients of any Member of Congress, and it is always good to hear about how women in their districts are affected by any changes, by the need for changes in Social Security.
The list of non-democratic regimes that have seen significant reforms since 2001 is long and significant.
Under the current pay-as-you-go Social Security system, not one person is actually guaranteed benefits.
I have noticed a marked improvement in FEMA and with the coordination of FEMA and the State agencies.
The world today is changing rapidly, and we are helping to make it better for our children's future.
The United Nations is a mess, riddled with scandals. In fact, the U.N. itself is a scandal.
The United Nations greatest fear is that average Americans will no longer tolerate these international scandals and demand that America withdraw from the international organization.
Through the harsh design of fate, Florida was dealt the unfortunate circumstances of bearing the brunt of not one but two hurricanes, and it appears more dark clouds are poised to visit the Sunshine State.
On the other end of the spectrum, these women who do live long enough to collect Social Security face the challenge of being disproportionately dependent on the Social Security system for retirement income.
If a woman did not work and have the opportunity to save and invest on her own throughout her lifetime, she is often totally reliant on her family and Social Security for her retirement years.
First, women are more likely to live in poverty during their retirement years than are men.
I grew up with an extremely abusive father. As a mother, I wanted to protect my own children from exposure to violence. When I found out one of my daughters was in an abusive relationship, it broke my heart. Finally, she left him ?- but only after his abuse started spreading to the children.
While Kuwait is not a democracy, giving only half the population a voice in their government is not a policy this Congress should support and one that I am glad that Kuwait's leaders are changing.
For centuries, the world has heard the oppressed, the downtrodden and the vulnerable cry out for their freedoms, for their rights and for a chance to emerge from the shadows of the tyranny and bloodshed that they had lived with.
American government was founded on a belief and a faith in God and in doing what is right and just.
Part of the redesign of FEMA is that they have so many people on standby, whether it is a retired nurse or a doctor who will take time off to go exactly where they are needed.
No issue is more important to this Congress than securing our borders and protecting our homeland, and I guarantee it is very important to our constituents.
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