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House Proceeding on Feb 14th, 2007 :: 8:49:59 to 8:56:14
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Michael R. Turner

8:46:22 to 8:49:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael R. Turner

Michael R. Turner

8:49:46 to 8:49:59( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: combat veteran, he was a cared about all of the people of georgia. let me give you an example, if i may. i remember when i was serving in the georgia legislature as a state senator. and he needed some

Melvin L. Watt

8:49:59 to 8:50:15( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: help for the morehouse school of medicines national primary care center. the person that led the fight up here to secure the federal dollars for the moorehouse school of medicine's primary care

Melvin L. Watt

8:49:59 to 8:56:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Melvin L. Watt

Melvin L. Watt

8:50:15 to 8:50:28( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: center was charlie norwood. and we thank him for that. you know, mr. speaker, as i think of charlie norwood and i think of the great debates and the battles that we've had up here that we

Melvin L. Watt

8:50:28 to 8:50:39( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: have shared, i'm reminded of a great conversation that took place between two great men, abraham lincoln and robert e. lee. it was at a time when this nation was going through the great civil

Melvin L. Watt

8:50:39 to 8:50:50( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: war and how to fix that. that conversation went like this -- and robert e. lee said it's not incumbent upon us to complete the task. and abraham lincoln said, nor are we fee to desist from

Melvin L. Watt

8:50:50 to 8:51:06( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: doing all we possibly can. that was the essence of charlie norwood. we might not have to complete this task to make america better place, but neither are we free to desist from doing all we possibly

Melvin L. Watt

8:51:06 to 8:51:18( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: can. charlie, we appreciate you. you fought the good fight. you stayed the course. and for you god has put up an extraordinary crown of righteousness. we thank you, and we thank god for passing

Melvin L. Watt

8:51:18 to 8:51:31( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: our way. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: mr. deal is recognized. mr. deal: mr. speaker, i'm pleased to yield three minutes to my colleague from georgia, dr. price. the speaker pro tempore:

Melvin L. Watt

8:51:31 to 8:51:45( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: dr. price. mr. price: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, america, the state of georgia and this house of representatives has lost a great public servant, an uncommon leader and a proud patriot.

Melvin L. Watt

8:51:45 to 8:51:59( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: i'm profoundly saddened about the passing of congressman charlie norwood, a gentleman who selflessly served the people of this house and the people of georgia for more than 12 years. charlie

Melvin L. Watt

8:51:59 to 8:52:12( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: spent his entire life helping others, as a soldier, as a dentist, as a legislator. he served valiantly in defense of our nation in the medical battalion in vietnam. he returned home to serve

Melvin L. Watt

8:52:12 to 8:52:27( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: his community in augusta as a dentist. and for 12 years he was a faithful servant to the people of georgia in his district as a member of congress. in congress he was a passionate supporter

Melvin L. Watt

8:52:27 to 8:52:39( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: of our military and of our veterans. he was a tireless advocate for patients and patient-centered health reform. and he never forgot for whom he was to work in washington, his constituents.

Melvin L. Watt

8:52:39 to 8:52:48( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: congressman norwood was a dear friend to me. his friendship and his perspective and his guidance in this house are things that i will always cherish. anyone who knew charlie knew that he

Melvin L. Watt

8:52:48 to 8:53:01( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: was as tough as they come and he always stood up for what they believed in. rarely, rarely in any walk of life are we privileged to come to know someone who stood for his principles as strongly

Melvin L. Watt

8:53:01 to 8:53:12( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: as charlie norwood. his legacy in the house of representatives will be one of integrity, one of vigor and one of loyalty. congressman norwood's devotion to this body and to our country will be sorely

Melvin L. Watt

8:53:12 to 8:53:24( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: missed, but his legacy will never be forgotten, and i shall never fore gret that wry smile and that twinkle in his eye. what a hero. mr. speaker, i join my colleagues in expressing our deepest

Melvin L. Watt

8:53:24 to 8:53:39( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: sympathies to charlie's wife gloria, his family and his friends. and while we mourn the loss of this great patriot, we celebrate his lifetime of noble and heroic service. and we thank god for

Melvin L. Watt

8:53:39 to 8:53:55( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: giving us the gift of the life of charlie norwood. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia. mr. lewis: mr. speaker, i'm pleased to yield 2 1/2

Melvin L. Watt

8:53:55 to 8:54:08( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: minutes to the gentlelady from california, congresswoman capps. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. capps: i want to thank all of the fine colleagues that we have who are

Melvin L. Watt

8:54:08 to 8:54:22( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: from georgia for giving us each and every one of us a chance to speak. i'm not from georgia, and i know he was your favorite son, but i do want to give this -- my -- a chance to honor this

Melvin L. Watt

8:54:22 to 8:54:34( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: very distinguished member of congress, charlie norwood. and i rise, mr. speaker, today with a heavy heart. but also real admiration for the life of this dear colleague of ours, charlie norwood.

Melvin L. Watt

8:54:34 to 8:54:46( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: and my heart, as well as awful our hearts, go out to his family members, to his community and to all of the people whose life he has touched. i had the privilege of serving on the energy

Melvin L. Watt

8:54:46 to 8:54:59( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: and commerce committee for charlie for several years and had the opportunity to work with him on initiatives in the health subcommittee. and though he and i come from vastly different places

Melvin L. Watt

8:54:59 to 8:55:10( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: on the ideological spectrum, we were often able to see eye to eye on health policy as two health professionals serving in congress. i was proud to work with him in co-chairing the school

Melvin L. Watt

8:55:10 to 8:55:22( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: health and safety caucus, where he used the opportunity to spotlight ways in which we could improve the health of children through school-based initiatives. i was also honored to work with him

Melvin L. Watt

8:55:22 to 8:55:37( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: on legislation to protemote -- promote children's dental health. he was a very independent thinker. his leadership on establishing a patient's bill of rights was exemplary of his willingness

Melvin L. Watt

8:55:37 to 8:55:51( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: to go out on a limb for something in which he truly believed. he introduced that bill shortly before i came to congress. and for momentum of passage of the patient's bill of rights was

Melvin L. Watt

8:55:51 to 8:56:02( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: one of the main reasons that i was eager to serve on this health subcommittee, which he belonged to. i admired his characteristic patient-centered approach to health care policy. it wasn't

Melvin L. Watt

8:56:02 to 8:56:14( Edit History Discussion )

Melvin L. Watt: popular with some of our colleagues and the president flat out warned in a his bill would be vetoed. charlie was looking forward to pass the patient bill of rights. i want to take this opportunity

Peter T. King

8:56:14 to 8:56:25( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: to express my condolences to the norwood family and to thank them all for the tremendous years, 12 years of service that they allowed their charlie to serve with us all in congress. i thank

Peter T. King

8:56:14 to 8:57:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter T. King

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