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Danny K. Davis

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Speech By: Danny K. Davis

Danny K. Davis

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Danny K. Davis: such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, as a member of the house committee on oversight and government reform, i'm pleased to join my colleagues in the consideration of h.r. 4240, which names

Danny K. Davis

0:21:47 to 0:22:02( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: the postal facility in lakewood, colorado, after felix sparks. h.r. 4240, which was introduced by representative perlmutter on november 15, 2007, was reported from the oversight committee on

Danny K. Davis

0:22:02 to 0:22:16( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: december 12, 2007, by voice vote. the measure has the support of f the entire colorado congressional delegation and provides us with yet another opportunity to pay tribute to an extraordinary

Danny K. Davis

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Danny K. Davis: american citizen. felix sparks served his country proudly as a world war ii army brigadier and served his community diligently as a member of the colorado supreme court. for his service in world

Danny K. Davis

0:22:31 to 0:22:48( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: war ii, mr. sparks was awarded a silver star and two purple hearts after being wounded on the battlefield. additionally, for over 20 years mr. sparks worked to protect and improve the environment

Danny K. Davis

0:22:48 to 0:22:59( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: in the great stat of colorado. by serving as director of colorado's water conservation board. mr. speaker, given mr. sparks' contribution to colorado and to america in general, he deserves to be commended

Danny K. Davis

0:22:59 to 0:23:11( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: therefore i would urge swift passage of this bill and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from georgia. mr. westmoreland:

Danny K. Davis

0:23:11 to 0:23:18( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: mr. speaker, i don't have any other speakers. but i want to urge all members to support the passage of h.r. 4240, the naming of this post office for this great american hero. and i yield

Danny K. Davis

0:23:18 to 0:23:30( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from illinois. mr. davis: thank you, mr. speaker. i have no further speakers.

Danny K. Davis

0:23:30 to 0:23:41( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: and would urge passage and yield back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4240. so many as are in favor say aye.

Danny K. Davis

0:23:41 to 0:23:58( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider

Danny K. Davis

0:23:58 to 0:24:11( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: is laid upon the table. the gentleman from illinois. mr. davis: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to s. 2110. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the

Danny K. Davis

0:24:11 to 0:24:21( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: title of theill. the cler senate 2110, an act to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 427 north street in taft, california, as the larry s. pierce post

Danny K. Davis

0:24:21 to 0:24:33( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: office. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from illinois, mr. davis, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. westmoreland, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes

Danny K. Davis

0:24:33 to 0:24:43( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: the gentleman from illinois. mr. davis: mr. speaker, i would ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore:

Danny K. Davis

0:24:43 to 0:24:56( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: without objection. mr. davis: mr. speaker, i now yield myself such time as i might consume. as a member of the house -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. davis: thank you.

Danny K. Davis

0:24:56 to 0:25:16( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: as a member of the house committee on government reform and oversight, i'm pleased to join my colleagues in the consideration of senate 2110, which names the postal facility in the town of

Danny K. Davis

0:25:16 to 0:25:34( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: taft, california, after larry s. pierce. s. 2110, which was introduced in the senate by senator feinstein of california on september 27, 2007, and passed by the chamber with unanimous consent on november

Danny K. Davis

0:25:34 to 0:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: 16, 2007, was considered and reported out of the oversight committee by voice vote on december 12, 2007. mr. speaker, the bill before us seeks to pay tribute to a great american serviceman by requesting

Danny K. Davis

0:25:50 to 0:26:05( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: that the postal facility in taft, california, be renamed in honor of staff sergeant larry pierce who lost his life at the young age of 24 while fighting for our country in the vietnam war.

Danny K. Davis

0:26:05 to 0:26:20( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: a recipient of the medal of honor, staff sergeant pierce stands as a reminder to us all of the great sacrifice our men and women in uniform are making on a daily basis to protect america. and

Lynn A. Westmoreland

0:26:20 to 0:26:28( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn A. Westmoreland: so, mr. speaker, i join with my colleagues from california in recognizing the contributions of staff sergeant larry s. pierce and urge swift passage of this bill and reserve the balance of my time. the

Lynn A. Westmoreland

0:26:20 to 0:28:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lynn A. Westmoreland

Lynn A. Westmoreland

0:26:28 to 0:26:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn A. Westmoreland: speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from georgia. mr. westmoreland: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. thank you.

Lynn A. Westmoreland

0:26:42 to 0:26:56( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn A. Westmoreland: i rise today to honor the memory of army staff sergeant larry pierce, a true american hero. larry pierce was raced in taft, california -- raised in taft, california. he would have graduated

Lynn A. Westmoreland

0:26:56 to 0:27:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn A. Westmoreland: in 1959, but he chose to enlist in the army in 1958. seven years later having achieved the rank of staff sergeant, larry found himself in vietnam as the squad leader of a reconnaissance platoon.

Lynn A. Westmoreland

0:27:09 to 0:27:22( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn A. Westmoreland: on september 20, 1965, his squad was on parole when it was ambushed by hostile forces. thanks to staff sergeant pierce's leadership and courage, the squad successfully repelled the attack, driving

Lynn A. Westmoreland

0:27:22 to 0:27:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn A. Westmoreland: the enemy away. while in pursuit of the enemy, pierce's squad came across a dirt road. it was on this road sergeant pierce discovered an anti-personnel mine. knowing it would destroy the

Lynn A. Westmoreland

0:27:37 to 0:27:50( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn A. Westmoreland: majority of his squad who was not aware of its presence, sergeant pierce threw himself completely on top of the mine. in this act ofs unbelievable bravery, sergeant pierce saved the ves of all

Lynn A. Westmoreland

0:27:50 to 0:28:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn A. Westmoreland: his squad while sacrificing his own. for his actions he was awarded the congressional med a.f.l. honor. he left -- medal of honor. he left behind a wife and three children. sergeant pierce represents

Lynn A. Westmoreland

0:28:01 to 0:28:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lynn A. Westmoreland: the very best in the tradition of service and selflessness of our armed forces. it is fitting we name this office in his hometown of taft, california, in his honor. surely his story can live as

Kevin McCarthy

0:28:13 to 0:28:27( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin McCarthy: an example of what it truly means to be a hero. with this, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance seof my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman

Kevin McCarthy

0:28:13 to 0:29:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy

0:28:27 to 0:28:38( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin McCarthy: from illinois. mr. davis: mr. speaker, i continue to reserve. mr. westmoreland:00 thank you -- mr. westmoreland: thank you, mr. speaker. at this time i'd like to recognize the author of the companion

Kevin McCarthy

0:28:38 to 0:28:46( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin McCarthy: bill that was dropped here in the house, the distinguished colleague of mine from california, mr. mccarthy. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mccarthy: for -- the speaker

Kevin McCarthy

0:28:46 to 0:29:00( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin McCarthy: pro tempore: for how long? mr. westmoreland: for such time he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized tore for d such time he may t consume. mr. mccarthy: i rise today

Kevin McCarthy

0:29:00 to 0:29:14( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin McCarthy: in strong support of legislation s. 2110 to setting the united states postal service located at 427 north street in taft, california, as the larry s. pierce post office. a true hometown hero. u.s.

Kevin McCarthy

0:29:14 to 0:29:29( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin McCarthy: army staff sergeant pierce was born in oklahoma in 1941. as a young child his family moved to taft, california, which i represent today. sergeant pierce attended taft city schools and would have

Kevin McCarthy

0:29:29 to 0:29:44( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin McCarthy: graduated from taft union high school in the class of 1958, but decided to serve his country by joining the u.s. army in 1958. he served in the first battal n airborne, 503 ld infantry, 173rd

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brigade in the vietnam war. on september 20, 1965, near ben cat in vietnam, sergeant pierce was leading his reconnaissance platoon, was ambushed by hostile forces. sergeant pierce and his squad

0:29:54 to 0:30:09( Edit History Discussion )

successfully routed the forces from their location. during pursuit of this enemy, sergeant pierce heroically sacrificed his own life to save his men. he came upon a road where they founa mine.

0:30:09 to 0:30:23( Edit History Discussion )

he threw himself upon it knowing that this mine went off it would destroy many and take many lives of his own men. . upon hearing of this and upon his death in february, 1966, president lyndon

0:30:23 to 0:30:34( Edit History Discussion )

b. johnson awarded sergeant pierce the medal of honor. he went on to c.i.a. say for his inspiring leadership and profound concern for his fellow soldiers, acting with extraordinary heroism and

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the cost of his own life, and to give credit upon himself in the armed forces of his country. sergeant pierce would have been 66 years old this year. he's survived by his wife who currently

Danny K. Davis

0:30:50 to 0:31:05( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: lives in bakersfield, california. his two children. this legislation is a fitting honor for a vietnam war veteran who sacrificed his life to save the life of his fellow soldiers. i do want to thank

Danny K. Davis

0:30:50 to 0:32:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Danny K. Davis

Danny K. Davis

0:31:05 to 0:31:15( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: senator feinstein for introducing this legislation, along working with me. taft is a place that senator feinstein's own father worked. she knows of the work of sergeant larry pierce, the

Danny K. Davis

0:31:15 to 0:31:30( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: hometown hero, as many have gone on to say. and mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to submit a record of the copy of staff sergeant larry pierce medal of honor, and on the record a copy

Danny K. Davis

0:31:30 to 0:31:39( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: of the taft city council letter of support requesting the post office in his name. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman yields back.

Danny K. Davis

0:31:39 to 0:31:50( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: the gentleman from illinois. mr. davis: i ten to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia. mr. westmoreland: mr. speaker, at this time i have no further speakers, and i urge

Danny K. Davis

0:31:50 to 0:31:58( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: all members to support the passage of s. 2110, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from illinois.

Danny K. Davis

0:31:58 to 0:32:11( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: mr. davis: mr. speaker, i have no further requests for time and urge swift passage of this bill. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the

Danny K. Davis

0:32:11 to 0:32:21( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: house suspend the rules and pass senate bill 2110. those in favor say aye. the opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended,

0:32:21 to 0:32:29( Edit History Discussion )

the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. mr. davis: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois

0:32:29 to 0:32:43( Edit History Discussion )

rise? mr. davis: mr. speaker, i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise

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and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 under a previous order of the house -- and the chair's

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:33:39 to 0:34:01( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:33:39 to 0:35:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eddie Bernice Johnson

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:34:01 to 0:34:14( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: from texas rise? ms. johnson: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 4140, a bill to designate the port angeles federal building in port angeles, washington, as the richard

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:34:14 to 0:34:23( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: b. anderson federal building. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the bill. the clerk: h.r. 4140, a bill to designate the port angeles federal buildingn port angeles, washington, as

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:34:23 to 0:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: the richard b. anderson federal building. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant, the gentlelady from texas, ms. eddie bernice johnson, and mr. petri, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:34:33 to 0:34:47( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: the gentlewoman from texas. ms. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:34:47 to 0:35:04( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: materials on h.r. 4140. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlelady is recognized. ms. johnson: i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, h.r. 4140 is a bill to designate

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:35:04 to 0:35:25( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: the federal building located at 138 west first street, port ang lease, washington, as -- angeles, washington, as the richard b. anderson federal building. he was born in 1921 in tacoma,

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:35:25 to 0:35:39( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: washington. he joined the marine corps on july 6, 1942, and received his marine corps training in san diego, california. he died at the young age of 22 during world war ii, and on roy island,

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:35:39 to 0:35:57( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: part of the marshall islands in the pacific. he was awarded the purple heart and medal of honor. his heroism is marked by his actions on roy island when he hurled himself on a live grenade

Thomas E. Petri

0:35:57 to 0:36:11( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: and a shell -- to shell a hole to save the lives of many people. he was severely injured and died of his injuries february 1, 1944. he was buried at sea with full military honors. in 1945, the u.s.

Thomas E. Petri

0:35:57 to 0:37:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thomas E. Petri

Thomas E. Petri

0:36:11 to 0:36:23( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: navy destroyer u.s.s. richard b. anderson was named in honor of the medal of honor recipient anderson. it is both fitting and proper to honor the life and courageous actions of richard

Thomas E. Petri

0:36:23 to 0:36:33( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: b. anderson and this designation. i support this bill and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from wisconsin.

Thomas E. Petri

0:36:33 to 0:36:42( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: mr. petri: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pete prix: the bill before us designates the port angeles federal

Thomas E. Petri

0:36:42 to 0:36:53( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: building in port angeles, washington, as the richard b. anderson federal building. richard beatty anderson served in the united states marines during world war ii in the marshall islands.

Thomas E. Petri

0:36:53 to 0:37:09( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: he sacrificed his life to save three other marines by throwing his body on a live grenade and taking the full impact of the explosion. private first class anderson was evacuated to a ship

Thomas E. Petri

0:37:09 to 0:37:23( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: where he died of his wounds february 1, 1944. his heroism earned him the medal of honor. the united states navy destroyer u.s.s. richard b. anderson was named in his honor in 1945 and went on5

Thomas E. Petri

0:37:23 to 0:37:35( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: to serve in both the korean and vietnam wars earning 15 battle stars. this bill is a fitting tribute to private first class anderson's sacrifice and service to his country. i support

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:37:35 to 0:37:46( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: this measure, i urge my colleagues to do the same, and, mr. speaker, i have no further speakers and yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:37:35 to 0:41:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eddie Bernice Johnson

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:37:46 to 0:37:59( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: of his time. at this time, the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from texas. ms. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i have no further requests for time and yield back the balance of my time. i urge

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:37:59 to 0:38:09( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: passage. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4140. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:38:09 to 0:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: in the affirmative -- ms. johnson: mr. speaker, i'd like to request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:38:20 to 0:38:39( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:38:39 to 0:38:51( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: proceedings on this motion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? ms. johnson: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3913, a bill to amend

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:38:51 to 0:39:04( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: the international center act to authorize the lease or sublease of certain property described in such act to an entity other than a foreign government or international organization if certain

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:39:04 to 0:39:16( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: conditions are met. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 315, h.r. 3913, a bill to amend the international center act to authorize

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:39:16 to 0:39:28( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: the lease or sublease of certain property described in such act to an entity other than a foreign government or international organization if certain conditions are met. the speaker pro tempore:

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:39:28 to 0:39:37( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. eddie bernice johnson, and the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. petri, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:39:37 to 0:39:51( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: from texas. ms. johnson: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous materials on

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:39:51 to 0:40:06( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: h.r. 3913. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. johnson: -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. johnson: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume.

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:40:06 to 0:40:25( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: i am pleased to support h.r. 3913, a bill to make immediate technical amendment to the international center act, p.l. 9553. h.r. 3913 authorizes the department of state to lease land to

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:40:25 to 0:40:39( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: people at the international center, which is located on connecticut avenue in northwest washington. the amendment clarifies and ensures that ental's long-term lease of the land on which its headquarters

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:40:39 to 0:40:54( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: is located, is consistent with the international centers act. it was established in the early 1900's as an international organization and in the year 2000, congress passed legislation which essentially

Eddie Bernice Johnson

0:40:54 to 0:41:05( Edit History Discussion )

Eddie Bernice Johnson: required intel sat to become a private company. unfortunately at that time congress overlooked a change in the i.c.a. that would be necessary when they completed their transition into

Thomas E. Petri

0:41:05 to 0:41:17( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: a private company. and this bill corrects tt omission. and i support this bill and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time.

Thomas E. Petri

0:41:05 to 0:42:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thomas E. Petri

Thomas E. Petri

0:41:17 to 0:41:35( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. petri: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. petri: the bill before us amends

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