Speier was not available for comment following the vote. “I can stand here and say that my point is about saving food stamps from cuts,” Speier told fellow representatives before the vote. “But my larger point is about us as a country. Im a member of the least productive Congress in the history of this country. Im ashamed of that. When a government for the people becomes a government in spite of the people, then who are we really serving?” Also on HuffPost: Speaker Of The House, 112th Congress (2011-present) Nancy Pelosi Speaker Of The House, 110th & 111th Congress (2007-2011) Dennis Hastert Speaker Of The House, 106th-109th Congress (1999-2007) Newt Gingrich Speaker Of The House, 104th & 105th Congress (1995-99) Thomas Foley (Pictured left) Speaker Of The House, 101st-103rd Congress (1989-95) Jim Wright (Pictured right) Speaker Of The House, 100th & 101st Congress (1987-89). Resigned from the House of Representatives on June 6, 1989. Tip O’Neill (Pictured center) Speaker Of The House, 95th-99th Congress (1977-87) Carl Albert (Pictured center) Speaker Of The House, 92nd-94th Congress (1971-77) John McCormack (Pictured center) Speaker Of The House, 87th-91st Congress (1962-71) Sam Rayburn Speaker Of The House, 76th-79th Congress (1940-47), 81st & 82nd Congress (1949-53), 84th-87th Congress (1955-61). Died on Nov. 16, 1961. Joe Martin (Pictured right) Speaker Of The House, 80th & 83rd Congress (1947-49, 1953-55) William Bankhead (Pictured back row, left) Speaker Of The House, 74th-76th Congress (1936-1940). Took over after the death of Joseph Byrns on June 4, 1936. Died in office on Sept.
Food exports to the UAE set to grow
Canada is an active participant in global feeding, and growth of food exports is ahead of the overall average over the past 12 years. The EDC says that consistent, double-digit growth has vaulted the UAE into its top ten emerging markets. According to Statistics Canada, the value of Canadian agri-food and seafood exports to the UAE grew at a rate of 28 per cent each year from 2003 to 2012. In 2012, this value reached $520 million (about Dh1.9 billion), representing 63 per cent of Canadas total agri-food exports to the GCC countries. In the past two years, the fastest-growing Canadian opportunities in the UAE food service sector have been in beef, lobsters and scallops. Organic products and processed food including gluten-free and natural products are also on the list. A year ago, the UAE re-opened its doors to Canadian beef, and beef producers have been benefitting from full market access. While export performance across Canadas different provinces is not always even, Alberta definitely seems keen on the UAE. According to a report from International Relations and Marketing Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Albertas agri-food exports to the UAE were valued at $173 million in 2012. Top products included canola seed, wheat, dried peas and barley. Last year, Saskatchewan retained its position as the top agri-food exporter in Canada and it too ranks the UAE as one of the top ten destinations for agricultural products.