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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 0:48:00 to 0:51:45
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Don Young

0:47:57 to 0:48:17( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: and i want to say to one and all, i love you and i love this house. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. as i said in my remarks, the gentleman from hawaii will be missed. with that, i will yield three minutes to the the gentleman from alaska, mr. young.

Don Young

0:48:00 to 0:51:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Don Young

Don Young

0:48:18 to 0:48:39( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: mr. young: i ask unanimous consent to rise nd extend. the speaker pro tempore: so ordered. mr. young: mr. speaker, i can only say i'm losing a god friend who is going to better places. you have been an ally to myself and working in a bipartisan fashion with the chairman. on both sides of the aisle, we

Don Young

0:48:40 to 0:49:00( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: always talked to one another and recognized the importance of being the congressman and listening to the congressman from that district. and i have sponsored this bill every time it has come out of the committee. and while i was chairman and before i was chairman and after i was chairman, and i will continue to do that. i understand representative

Don Young

0:49:01 to 0:49:22( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: hastings and his position. but as we talk about this politically, we have to think about the people that we are affecting by our words. they have been patient, patient, patient. and it's time for us to take the step forward. is this bill perfect? no i think it's better after the amendment is adopted. it does solve the problems.

Don Young

0:49:45 to 0:50:06( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: in 1971, we passed the native lands act where we recognized the natives of alaska, alaska natives. and the progress they have made and the contribution they have made to the state. it's amazing. they are the number one -- i would say economic driving force

Don Young

0:50:07 to 0:50:27( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: in the state today. from a large group of people, 13 basic different tribes, regions, they were from a group that wasn't recognized other than the fact that they were ntives, that they really did not fit will, but part of this state before we long came there, my state.

Don Young

0:50:28 to 0:50:48( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: and they were recognized. it's just awesome. and i'm hoping this happens in the state of hawaii. and for those in hawaii who may oppose this, you know, open your hearts and minds and do a little something different in hawaii as we did in alaska and see the benefit to the individual, not only to the natives, but

Don Young

0:50:49 to 0:51:10( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: everybody else. if this is legislation, it's a step forward. is it perfect? the governor says no. it's open for debate. if we don't do something, those people will be neglected again. so i ask my colleagues on my side and the other side, to consider, let's move on something that is humanely the

Don Young

0:51:11 to 0:51:31( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: right thing to do, for a group of people that are americans. they are aboriginals to the state of hawaii. they are brothers to alaska. we will work together. i compliment again, my good friend, neil, representing his people.

Don Young

0:51:32 to 0:51:45( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: that's what we're here for. and thank god we have people like that left. i'll miss you, neil. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from west virginia. mr. rahall: i'm very proud at

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