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House Proceeding 02-22-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 0:00:35 to 0:05:00
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Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: deceased resm solved, that when the house adjourns today it adjourn as a fourth mark of respect for the deceased. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized for one hour. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. >> madam speaker and colleagues,

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: it is with great sadness as well as a great deal of honor that i rise to commemorate and celebrate the life of our friend and colleague, congressman john murtha of pennsylvania's 12th district. as we mourn the loss of jack murtha and remember his life, i pass along my thoughts and prayers to his family an

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: friends. just days before his passing, he became the longest serving member of congress ever from pennsylvania. i'm privileged to have had an opportunity to work closely with jack in our time in congress and i'm honored to have called him my friend. i thought the other day upon

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: returnng from pittsburgh, the funeral at johnstown, that jack and i had spent more than 5,000 days together, more than two or three hours each day during our service in congress together. that's probably longer than most husbands and wives spend together and maybe that accounts for the fact that i feel such a

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: loss. i look up to jack for his dedication to our country and military troops he worked in a bipartisan way and his passion for his work and the pennsylvanians he represented. throughout his career in public service, jack has been a symbol of the hardworking pennsylvanians throughout the

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: commonwealth. he dedicated his life to serving our country both in the military, in the halls of congress and the state legislature of pennsylvania. a former marine he became the first vietnam combat veteran elected to the united states congress. when he arrived here in 1974 ,

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: he quickly attracted the attention of then majority leader and future speaker tip o'neill, who became jack's mentor. tip taught him that all politics is local, which has enabled him to become an effective advocate for his own congressional district and for initiatives throughout our state. jack's contributions to

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: pennsylvania are endless. when pennsylvania's children's health insurance program, chip, was slated to be eliminated by federal regulations, jack convinced the clinton administration to be more flexible and ultimately saved the program. when our steel industry was in crisis he convinced the reagan administration to impose higher

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: tariffs on foreign steel, giving domestic producers an edge. when the philadelphia shipyard was threatened with closure, he secured funding to keep it going. when the united states army was forming the striker brigades, he helped convince army leaders to field one within the pfl

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: national guard, creing the first and only unit of its kind in the reserve component. when the national parks services wanted to expand the memorial at gettysburg, he secured funding.

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: jack secured funding to buy a town and move the residents. he twice secured funding to help save benefits from termination. when flight 93 crashed in pennsylvania, jack was there the next day to survey the scene and later introduce legislation

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: which was enacted establishing a national memorial in honor of the passengers and crew. when he found out that diabetes was becoming an epidemic in the military and throughout pennsylvania he secured over $150 million for research, prevention, education, and outreach programs. jack le our pennsylvania delegation for almost 36 years

Paul E. Kanjorski

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Paul E. Kanjorski: with passion and dedication. the legacy that he has left will surely live on as a symbol of the great work one man can do and as something that we can all strive to achieve. the pennsylvania delegation is honored to pay tribute to his life this evening and say

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