Children Award - Rep. Lee Terry
was honored by two national organizations representing
schools that serve the children of America's armed
forces. The Military Impacted Schools Association
(MISA) and National Association of Federally Impacted
Schools (NAFIS) presented Congressman Terry with
the "Champions for Children" award.
Members of Congress who have worked especially
hard to help meet the needs facing military school
districts are rewarded with this award.
Terry led the fight in Congress
last year to restore funding for the federal Impact
Aid program. Last year, Nebraska schools
received $18 million in Impact Aid funding with
about $13.5 went to schools in Terry's congressional
Pool Appointment - Rep. Lee Terry
has been selected by Speaker of the House Dennis
Hastert to be one of ten Republican Members of
the House "ethics pool." Congressman Terry
can now be drawn on anytime to help oversee investigations
into House ethics complaints. Members named
to the ethics pool have extensive legal experience.
Terry received his Juris Doctorate from Creighton
University Law School and was a practicing attorney
before he was elected to Congress, which made
him an excellent candidate for the position.
Of over 200 Republicans in the House of Representatives,
being selected is a huge honor.
on HEAT Team - Rep. Lee
Terry is part of the House Energy Action Team
(HEAT), a group of Republican energy leaders who
have committed themselves to sending a comprehensive
energy plan to the President's desk. HEAT
is co-chaired by House Majority Leader Tom DeLay
(R-TX), House Resources Committee Chairman Richard
Pombo (R-CA), and Energy and Commerce Committee
Chairman Joe Barton (R-TX).
The House of Representatives
has passed an Energy Bill last November but it
was defeated in the Senate when a minority of
Senators filibustered the legislation.
"As an active member of the Energy & Commerce
Committee, Rep. Terry will bring expertise and
enthusiasm to the HEAT team. His consistent
support for a comprehensive national energy policy
has been a vote for lower energy prices, better
reliability and greater choice for his constituents
and America," Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman
Joe Barton remarked.
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