House Speaker Speaks

May 7, 2007

As we work on legislation to improve lives for the future, we must remember the challenges from the past. World War II set the stage for courageous acts of heroism, but at the same time generated acts of grave injustice and discrimination. I salute the Filipino Veterans who fought bravely during World War II and join them in their fight for full veterans' benefits. I recognize the courage of the remaining "comfort women" and will work to ensure that their rights are protected.

From the statement of House Speaker Pelosi on the occasion of Representative Mike Honda's lead on a special order on the Floor to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Let us applaud the Speaker's great and noble intentions.