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COMMENDING HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION ON THE CONSTITUTION
(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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         COMMENDING HIGH SCHOOL COMPETITION ON THE CONSTITUTION

  (Mr. BLUMENAUER asked and was given permission to address the House 
for 1 minute.)
  Mr. BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, there's an amazing collection of young 
people from around the country that are gathering in our Nation's 
Capital this weekend. They are part of the annual competition on the 
United States Constitution. It is my pleasure to visit with my 
constituents from Grant High School from Portland this morning, young 
people who have dug deep into the Constitution. They're passionately 
prepared to defend the principles, and are developing skills that'll 
last a lifetime.
  It is unfortunate that Congress has failed to support the Classroom 
Law Project budgetarily. I would hope that there's an opportunity to 
reflect on what these young people are doing and what we could do in 
addition if we stepped back up and provided the resources so they could 
be available for more young people. At a time when America faces 
challenges and there is a breakdown in the other body not even being 
able to approve gun background checks something that 90 percent of the 
American people want, we ought to be supporting young people who are 
doing this important work of democracy.
  I congratulate Grant High School, teacher Daniel Lickey, and their 
coaches who are working with them. Regardless of the outcome, they are 
already winners.

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