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House Proceeding on Jan 21st, 2009 :: 0:51:15 to 0:55:30
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John Jr.Conyers

0:51:12 to 0:51:33( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the right time to resolve a major national crisis. with that i yield back. thank you. gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. smith:adam speaker, first of all i'd like to thank the gentleman from michigan for his heartfelt comments. madam speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan.

John Jr.Conyers

0:51:15 to 0:55:30( Edit History Discussion )
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John Jr.Conyers

0:51:34 to 0:51:55( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: mr. conyers: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. conyers: if any of my colleagues wish to make any closing comments, i would be happy to yield to them for them.

John Jr.Conyers

0:51:56 to 0:52:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the point that i'd like to make in closing on our side is that one of the most important things that president obama made to me was something i ver heard a president say before.

John Jr.Conyers

0:52:19 to 0:52:39( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: and that was that he wanted all of the people that voted, that may or may not have supported him, he wanted them to continue to advise him. normallyresidents that get elected say, i'm grateful to my

John Jr.Conyers

0:52:40 to 0:53:02( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: supporters. and then we move to inside the beltway with the cabinet and the the three branches of government and that's it. he asked for continuing advice. some he did not have to make that statement because he was

John Jr.Conyers

0:53:03 to 0:53:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: going to g that anyway. but others have said, this is wonderful. and this is great. i think it ties in with the people's movement that undergirded the king civil

John Jr.Conyers

0:53:24 to 0:53:45( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: rights legacy. that is that everybody has a continuing responsibility to perfect this democratic system of constitutional government that we have. it's so important that we all feel we have a role to play

John Jr.Conyers

0:53:46 to 0:54:06( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: over and above voting. and it's not that king-like theory that the president now publicly exstoles -- exstoles that is so very important. i think we embark here in the

John Jr.Conyers

0:54:07 to 0:54:27( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: second at this of this new administration on a new path that encourages citizen participation. i think it brings us all here in government closer together. and i think that it augers well

John Jr.Conyers

0:54:28 to 0:54:49( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: for the challenges that we all faced here in the 111th congress and our new president currently in his second day in office. so in this moment of the remembering dr. king and his legacy, celebrate his life and

John Jr.Conyers

0:54:50 to 0:55:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: contributions, i'm very pleased that this resolution is brought at this highly opportune moment. i thank the author of this legislation. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question now is, will the house suspend the rules and

John Jr.Conyers

0:55:11 to 0:55:29( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: agree to house resolution 73 . so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting ving responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the

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