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Congressman Dent presents Homeland Security funding to the Gilbertsville Fire and Rescue Company, which will use the money to buy a new fire truck. Pictured with the Congressman are Fire Chief Ricky Smith (holding check) and Deputy Chief Steve Volpe.
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Congressman Dent plans for hydrogen power
U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15), a founding co-chairman of the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus, has unveiled his vision for developing Hydrogen Highway East along Interstate 78 from the Lehigh Valley to New York City. The idea, based on a similar plan by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, calls for the development of the technology and infrastructure to support hydrogen-powered vehicles in the near future.

Congressman Dent honors Veterans’ Day
(November 11)— U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) made the following statement in honor of Veterans’ Day:

Congressman Dent comments on Secretary Rumsfeld’s announced resignation
(November 8)— U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) issued the following statement on the decision by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to resign:

British terror plotter sentenced; Congressman Dent cites good intelligence for foiling Al Qaeda plans
(November 7)— U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, today commented on the sentencing in London of an Al Qaeda operative who planned to blow up buildings in Great Britain and the United States. A British judge sentenced Dhiren Barot to at least 40 years in prison for his plot to blow up the New York Stock Exchange, the World Bank and landmark London hotels:

Congressman Dent comments on verdict in Saddam Hussein’s trial
(November 5)— U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent today called the guilty verdict for Saddam Hussein a victory for justice in Iraq and in the world community.

Congressman Dent gets perfect score from manufacturing employers
Meanwhile, new employment numbers show strong economy

(November 3)— U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) was honored this month by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) for a 100 percent voting record in the 109th Congress. Congressman Dent was one of 126 Members of Congress to receive a perfect score.

Congressman Dent hails signing of bill for tribunals to bring terrorists to justice
(October 17)— U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15), a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, issued the following statement after the President’s signing of S. 3930, the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which provides legal means to try international terrorist suspects:

Congressman Dent praises UN Resolution against North Korea, calls on nations to enforce sanctions(October 17)— U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) applauded the United Nations Security Council’s unanimous vote to impose sanctions on the Democratic People’s Republic Of Korea (the DPRK or North Korea) resulting from its alleged testing of nuclear devices last week.

Why I Voted to Override the President’s Veto on Stem Cells
At the core of the controversy over whether the United States should continue and expand federally funded embryonic stem cell research is the time-honored tension between science and ethics.

Common sense, rule of law must prevail in immigration debate
In 1988, two years after President Reagan and Congress granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and promised to secure the border, I visited San Diego. On a pleasant evening at dusk, I walked through the customs point at San Diego into Mexico.

Separation of powers is not sanctuary from the law
Some of my colleagues have expressed concern about the FBI’s executing a search warrant in the Congressional offices of Representative William J. Jefferson (D-LA) on May 20, 2006. With due respect to the Speaker of the House and the Minority Leader, who have jointly expressed their dismay over the search, I do not share their belief that this rises to a Constitutional concern over separation of powers.

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