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CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL
(House of Representatives - June 20, 2012)

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     CONGRESSIONAL OVERSIGHT OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY GENERAL

  (Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas asked and was given permission to address 
the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas. Madam Speaker, the Constitution is an 
enormously important document. The oversight of Congress is an 
enormously important responsibility. Lives lost in the course of 
various activities of our law enforcement are issues that we take with 
great concern.
  As a member of the Judiciary Committee, it has been my responsibility 
over the years, from impeachments to Waco to issues beyond, to look 
deep into the facts, and I respect that. I'm appalled, however, when 
the chief law enforcement officer of the United States is called a 
liar. And I stand on this floor to reject any thought that a

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United States Attorney that takes an oath of office would lie.
  We can find a resolution to the facts of Fast and Furious, started 
under the Bush administration, that have been reinvestigated and 
reinvestigated. But we do not have to malign Attorney General Holder 
for doing his job. And I would ask this Congress to ultimately reject 
any contempt charge against the chief law enforcement officer, and to 
denounce lying.

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