TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! REMARKS FROM CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER REGARDING IMPORTANT KANSAS CITY LIBERTY MEMORIAL VICTORY!!!
Here's some important follow-up from news that TKC broke on New Year's Eve.
To wit . . .
CHECK REMARKS FROM CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER REGARDING HIS WORK ON BEHALF OF KANSAS CITY'S LIBERTY MEMORIAL!!!
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WHAT'S ALSO IMPRESSIVE ABOUT THIS BIG WIN FOR KANSAS CITY IS THAT IT WAS EARNED IN A REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED HOUSE!!!
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CONGRESSMAN CLEAVER LEADS MISSOURI’S FIFTH DISTRICT TO MAJOR WIN
WORLD WAR I LEGISLATION HEADED TO PRESIDENT’S DESK
The World War I Centennial Commission Act is now on its way to the President – and is expected to soon be signed into law. I promised constituents this was a priority for me – and after a long battle in Congress filled with many delicate negotiations – Missouri’s Fifth District is now victorious.
What this means is that our World War I Veterans will get the recognition they deserve and Kansas City will get worldwide attention as the home of the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial. In addition, a centennial commission will be established and will meet regularly at the Liberty Memorial.
While the Liberty Memorial and the museum are located in Kansas City, the intention behind my legislation has always been to benefit all of Missouri’s Fifth District. Each of us will share in the inspiration and accomplishments of this commission and the focus soon headed to Missouri.
In the midst of what has become an unfortunate story of dysfunction in Washington, this is a monumental example of bipartisanship and success for our district. After years of work and several attempts, I am thrilled to finally be able to report passage of this legislation.
I often speak of the importance of civility. It is a quality and a respect for others that allows us to get along at home, at work, and in all we do, through compromise. Sadly, we haven’t seen enough of it in our elected leaders. But, I believe this legislation not only marks an important moment for Missouri’s Fifth, but also for Members of the House and the Senate. The success of World War I Centennial Commission Act required cooperation, regardless of political party, to act in doing the right thing for those who sacrificed so much.
This legislation will establish a twelve member commission. That commission will develop and carry out activities and programs surrounding the centennial celebration in Kansas City in 2014. This will ensure a suitable observance of the centennial of World War I, which will take place in Kansas City in 2014. The commission will share in the responsibility of bringing the eyes of the nation, and indeed, the world to Liberty Memorial in honor all of those who served so selflessly to protect our country.
This legislation was forcefully supported by Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill, who led the effort to ensure passage in the Senate. 2013 is off to a great start for Missouri’s Fifth District, and working together, we have many great successes yet to come.