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House Proceeding on Feb 12th, 2007 :: 1:49:20 to 1:53:49
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1:48:55 to 1:49:20( Edit History Discussion )

those in favor, say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended and the resolution is agreed to and without

Stephen F. Lynch

1:49:20 to 1:49:30( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. the gentleman from california. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. >> good afternoon, mr. speaker. i move that the house

Stephen F. Lynch

1:49:20 to 1:53:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch

1:49:30 to 1:49:45( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: suspend the rules and agree to h.r. 437. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 437, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal

Stephen F. Lynch

1:49:45 to 1:49:58( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: service located at 500 west eisenhower street in rio granta city, texas, as the lino perez, jr., post office. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts,

Stephen F. Lynch

1:49:58 to 1:50:05( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. lynch, and the gentleman from california, mr. issa, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker,

Stephen F. Lynch

1:50:05 to 1:50:17( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: -- mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore:

Stephen F. Lynch

1:50:17 to 1:50:32( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: without objection. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, i'm pleased to join my colleagues in the consideration of h.r. 437, legislation

Stephen F. Lynch

1:50:32 to 1:50:44( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: naming a postal facility in rio grande city, texas, after lino perez, jr. lino perez, jr., was the 18-year-old son of the mayor of rio grande city, texas, where he witnessed how a breakdown

Stephen F. Lynch

1:50:44 to 1:50:59( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: in the government services could disrupt the lives and nearly all of its beneficiaries. the city of rio grande, with the population of over 2,000, was disincorporated in 1933 at the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:50:59 to 1:51:12( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: height of the great depression. over a local business' refusal to pay taxes, causing young perez's high school to lose its accredited status. thereafter unable to compete in school, in town,

Stephen F. Lynch

1:51:12 to 1:51:23( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. perez preservered with his education, attending classes 100 miles away in brownsville and eventually receiving his diploma from a school in austin. mr. perez's father, lino perez, sr.,

Stephen F. Lynch

1:51:23 to 1:51:37( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: had served for four years as the democratic mayor of the now disbanded town of rio grande. some might have feared that a town which had financially defaulted and disbanded its government

Stephen F. Lynch

1:51:37 to 1:51:55( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: would suffer the fate of so many ghost towns in the western states, slowly fading from the map. however, mr. perez, sr., continued to look after his community, volunteering for the office of postmaster

Stephen F. Lynch

1:51:55 to 1:52:10( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: to his unincorporated neighbors h neighbors. he put his son, lino perez, sr., to deliver letters the next year. mr. speaker, lino perez, jr., succeeded his father as postmaster on new year's

Stephen F. Lynch

1:52:10 to 1:52:25( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: eve, 1967. and during his first term, mr. perez's improved service to both the growing town, town district and surrounding rural towns. mr. perez further served the city by winning approval

Stephen F. Lynch

1:52:25 to 1:52:38( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: for a new post office building. the perez family, senior and then junior, ran that post office in reno grande from 1934 -- rio grande from 1934 to 1975. together they watched the town

Stephen F. Lynch

1:52:38 to 1:52:55( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: heal and grow in population throughout the century. when lino perez, jr., retired from the postal service, he continued his public service as state warden, state secretary and finally state

Stephen F. Lynch

1:52:55 to 1:53:08( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: treasurer of texas. lino perez, jr., learned from his father and in turn shoud his town the strength of a community to weather difficulty is one. and the power to make all of their neighbors'

Stephen F. Lynch

1:53:08 to 1:53:22( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: stories into one story. many local officials support the naming of this post office after lino perez, jr., including the city mayor, the county judge and the areas' state representative.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:53:22 to 1:53:49( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. speaker, together with my colleagues, we urge the swift passage of this bill. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california.

Darrell E. Issa

1:53:49 to 1:53:58( Edit History Discussion )

Darrell E. Issa: mr. issa: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, it is not but it is incredibly appropriate today to name a post office after two generations of hard work

Darrell E. Issa

1:53:49 to 1:55:03( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Darrell E. Issa

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