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House Proceeding 02-05-07 on Feb 6th, 2007 :: 0:15:19 to 0:21:31
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Hilda L. Solis

0:14:56 to 0:15:19( Edit History Discussion )

Hilda L. Solis: from new york for five minutes, representative solis from california for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. under the speaker's announced policy of january 18, 2007,

Lois Capps

0:15:19 to 0:15:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: and under a previous order of the house, the following members are recognized for five minutes each -- ms. pelosi of california. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california rise? >>

Lois Capps

0:15:19 to 0:21:31( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lois Capps

Lois Capps

0:15:37 to 0:15:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: i ask unanimous consent to speak out of order. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for five minutes. >> madam speaker, i rise today to commend and highlight

Lois Capps

0:15:52 to 0:16:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: a wonderful education framework called character counts. i'm very proud of the santa barbara ymca and the santa barbara county programs in my district that support this important framework

Lois Capps

0:16:12 to 0:16:27( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: which promotes civil responsibility through the following six pillars. the first pillar is called trust worthiness. -- trustworthiness. it teaches children the value of honesty, the colonel to do the

Lois Capps

0:16:27 to 0:16:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: right thing. it is followed in sequence by a pillar named respect. respect encourages students to treat others with the same kind of tolerance of differences and consideration that they would

Lois Capps

0:16:47 to 0:17:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: wish to be treated themselves. it is never too early to begin to teach that framework that centered around respect for one's self and respect for others. the third pillar in the framework

Lois Capps

0:17:01 to 0:17:18( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: called character counts is titled responsibility, which teaches young people to consider the consequences of their actions, to be accountable for the choices that they make. again, the earlier

Lois Capps

0:17:18 to 0:17:38( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: we can begin to both model and teach ways to make choices which lead to good consequences for a young person's life, the better the results can be for them and for those with whom they associate.

Lois Capps

0:17:38 to 0:17:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: then we have the pillar of character counts that's labeled fairness. and that is easy to see, but it's hard to teach and it's taught by repetition on a playground, in a classroom, by following rules

Lois Capps

0:17:52 to 0:18:08( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: and understanding why rules are established, to be open minded and not to take advantage of others, to learn to wait for one's turn. then we've come to the pillar of responsibility called

Lois Capps

0:18:08 to 0:18:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: caring. caring can be described in so many ways, but, again, we learn to be caring individuals by seeing how others care for us, and we begin to experience compassion, gratitude, forgiveness

Lois Capps

0:18:21 to 0:18:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: and these are behaviors that we want to repeat with young people over and over again until they become secondhand. and finally, we come to the sixth pillar in this framework called character

Lois Capps

0:18:35 to 0:18:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: counts which is labeled citizenship. and here we teach students the merits of getting involved in making a community and an environment a place where they would want to live and be themselves

Lois Capps

0:18:47 to 0:19:02( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: and where they can see the benefits for those they care about. madam speaker, last october i had a chance to see character counts first hand in my district on two separate occasions. i attended

Lois Capps

0:19:02 to 0:19:14( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: the fifth annual civic mission of schools forum sponsored by the county school's office. and i also was part of the santa barbara ymca character counts events which each of these promoted the

Lois Capps

0:19:14 to 0:19:30( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: six pillars. so i wanted to particularly thank art fisher for his tireless work toward civic education at the santa barbara education office. i know that the work he is doing to teach our

Lois Capps

0:19:30 to 0:19:41( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: children the value of responsibility, respect, honesty and compassion is remarkable. and i want also to highlight the work of aaron martinez at the santa barbara ymca in promoting the very same

Lois Capps

0:19:41 to 0:19:53( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: program for children as young as 2 and 3 years old stretching all the way through every age of life, which is what the ymca is all about. by promoting these six pillars of character counts,

Lois Capps

0:19:53 to 0:20:07( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: the ymca gives our children, our young people life-long tools for success. and, of course, our children will be the leaders of tomorrow. so these lessons are invaluable, not just for them

Lois Capps

0:20:07 to 0:20:19( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: and for their day-to-day life, but also for the future of our community and our society. i told these young people as i listened to them describe these pillars that from what i've seen in washington,

Lois Capps

0:20:19 to 0:20:30( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: d.c. and in the house of representatives in the congress, these principles of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship are absolutely necessary for making decisions

Lois Capps

0:20:30 to 0:20:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: affecting their lives and should be important for us to model here in the united states congress ourselves. and i told them that i could vision these six pillars here on the floor of the

Lois Capps

0:20:42 to 0:20:59( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: house of representatives that we would say to ourselves every day that just as we want to teach these values to our young people, we want to model them here. we need to set the example in our

Lois Capps

0:20:59 to 0:21:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: own house to remind our children that character does count. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: mr. jones of north carolina. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina rise?

Lois Capps

0:21:12 to 0:21:31( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: ms. foxx: permission to address the house for five minutes out of turn. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. foxx: i want to pay tribute to a proud son of spartan, north

Virginia Foxx

0:21:31 to 0:21:43( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: carolina, dale reeves. he passed away after a long and painful bout of emphysema this year. he was named in 1933 and was named franklin delano reeves after franklin delano roosevelt. dale was

Virginia Foxx

0:21:31 to 0:25:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

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