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House Proceeding 01-13-09 on Jan 13th, 2009 :: 0:49:15 to 0:52:25
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Doris O. Matsui

0:49:12 to 0:49:33( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: this resolution. and yield back the balan of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. hinojosa: mr. speaker, i am pleased to recognize the distinguished the gentlewoman from california who serves on the rules committee and the engy and commerce committee, i

Doris O. Matsui

0:49:15 to 0:52:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Doris O. Matsui

0:49:34 to 0:49:54( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: yield to the doris matsui, four minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized for four minutes. ms. matsui: i would like to thanthe gentleman from texas for yielding me this time. i rise today to offer along with my national service caucus co-chair, of which the gentleman from pennsylvania is one, a resolution highlighting the men

Doris O. Matsui

0:49:55 to 0:50:16( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: and women who inspire and actively pursue a better country. those who serve the communities on dr. martin luther king jr. day. since 1994 we have celebrated the king holiday by making it a day on not a day off. reserving every third monday in january as a national day of service. dr. king's legacy guides us to

Doris O. Matsui

0:50:17 to 0:50:39( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: work for equality and social justice. towards common understanding and shared experiences. serving one's neighbor, one's community, and our country allow every individual in our nation to walk down the road with dr. king. looking forward, continually focused on reaching the promised land. this coming monday, millions of

Doris O. Matsui

0:50:40 to 0:51:01( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: americans will participate and events across this contry. thousands more will come to our nation's capital to see history in the making and answer our president-elect's call to service. as we embark on a new era of optimism and hope for a better tomorrow, we should start our journey by not only observing change, but by honoring the

Doris O. Matsui

0:51:02 to 0:51:23( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: legacy of dr. king and actively creating it. i commend and join president-elect obama and vice president-elect biden in calling for a new attitude towards service in our country. when we asked what we our country, the call shouldn't be answered only one day a year. it is my hope that this year's

Doris O. Matsui

0:51:24 to 0:51:44( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: martin luther king jr. day of national service marks a starting point that will continue throughout the year and engage millions of americans a new commitment to service. this year's national day of service promises to be larger than ever before. efforts by the many organizations, as well ashe presidential inaugural committee, and the

Doris O. Matsui

0:51:45 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: for national committee service have organized like never before. right here on capitol hill as has been previously mentioned the organization of america's promise along with the corporation for national community service are sponsoring a food drive to support local food banks. these groups have utilized technology and the internet to make opportunities easy to find and easy to do.

Doris O. Matsui

0:52:06 to 0:52:25( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the fact that this year's king day of service is one day before the inauguration of president-elect oba unique opportunity to reach millions of americans with a message to serve. i ask my colleagues to join with me in promoting service on martin luther king jr. day. and encourage all those

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