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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 1:24:10 to 1:27:05
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Neil Abercrombie

1:24:06 to 1:24:26( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: why should we on the floor of the house -- i yield myself another additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. hastings: i urge my colleagues to vote against the substitute and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expire. the gentleman from west

Neil Abercrombie

1:24:10 to 1:27:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Neil Abercrombie

1:24:27 to 1:24:49( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: virginia. mr. rahall: i'm glad to yield the balance of our time to the gentleman from hawaii, mr. abercrombie. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. abercrombie: i want to thank my colleags here today and i want to thank those, especially, who have risen in

Neil Abercrombie

1:24:50 to 1:25:11( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: opposition. this is what our democracy is all about. my only regret in extending my aloha to those who made -- may not feel able to vote for the bill today is that you have not

Neil Abercrombie

1:25:12 to 1:25:32( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: had an opportunity, perhaps, to visit with, to understand, and to comprehend what it means to be a native hawaiiian. it's, of course, very easy for someone to say, how can you do that? you came from somewhere else.

Neil Abercrombie

1:25:33 to 1:25:56( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: i was born and raised in buffalo and just outside buffalo, new york. i came to hawaii some 50 years ago, with statehood, given the opportunity to go to the university of hawaii as a graduate teaching assistant. and the first thing that happened to me as i came that great distance across the

Neil Abercrombie

1:25:57 to 1:26:17( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: continent and across the ocean, then in a pan american clipper, took 10 hours just to get from the coast to hawaii. and when i took that first breath of hawaiiian air and saw the gorgeous curves of the

Neil Abercrombie

1:26:18 to 1:26:38( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: island of oahu, diamond head, why kiki, and the first -- why kiki, and the first evening, going to the valley where i now reside, it was as if destiny had called and the first contact that i had with with my -- was with my chinese american

Neil Abercrombie

1:26:39 to 1:26:59( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: friend solomon whose family took me in and treated me as one of their own. that's what hawaii is all about. mr. speaker, this is not about race. this is about the aloha spirit. this is about the rainbow state of hawaii. this is aut native hawaiiians who give us the host culture and the fundamental sense of who we are as human beings and

Neil Abercrombie

1:27:00 to 1:27:06( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: the diversity that defines us in hawaii, that does not divide us, is the kind of diversity

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