Fiscal, Economic, and Social Crises Confronting American Cities: Hearings Before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Second Congress, Second Session ... January 30, 1992 ... May 13, 14, 1992 ... June 23, 1992 ... September 17, 1992 ....

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Page 277 - In giving freedom to the slave we assure freedom to the free — honorable alike in what we give and what we preserve. We shall nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope of earth. Other means may succeed; this could not fail. The way is plain, peaceful, generous, just — a way which if followed the world will forever applaud and God must forever bless.
Page 277 - Fellow-citizens, we cannot escape history. We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves. No personal significance or insignificance can spare one or another of us. The fiery trial through which we pass will light us down, in honor or dishonor, to the latest generation.
Page 147 - The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Health and Human Services have also provided financial assistance to develop tribal gaming enterprises.
Page 253 - There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root, and it may be that he who bestows the largest amount of time and money on the needy is doing the most by his mode of life to produce that misery which he strives in vain to relieve.
Page 113 - Council") has found convincing evidence that the quality of America's infrastructure is barely adequate to fulfill current requirements, and insufficient to meet the demands of future economic growth and development.
Page 135 - ... performance standard should be set for all students, to be met by age 16. This standard should be established nationally and benchmarked to the highest in the world.
Page 395 - One is that unemployment -- or sub -employment -- in the city slams is so much worse than it is in the country as a whole that the national measurements of unemployment are utterly irrelevant.
Page 360 - Our mission is to see that all poor people in the United States have the opportunity for fit and affordable housing within a generation and to move up and out of poverty into the mainstream of American life.
Page 543 - Federal agency" means any department, agency, corporation, or other entity or instrumentality of the executive branch of the Federal Government, including the United States Postal Service, the Federal National Mortgage Association, and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. (6) The term "Federal building...
Page 260 - ... of violence, slower but just as deadly, destructive as the shot or the bomb in the night. This is the violence of institutions; indifference and inaction and slow decay. This is the violence that afflicts the poor, that poisons relations between men because their skin has different colors. This is a slow destruction of a child by hunger, and schools without books and homes without heat in the winter.

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