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House Proceeding 02-24-09 on Feb 24th, 2009 :: 0:48:45 to 0:52:05
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George Miller

0:48:41 to 0:49:02( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: knew or cared. i applaud mr. cohen for bringing this measure. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. jordan: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: continues to roy. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. at this time i'd like to recognize chairman george miller from cifornia for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

George Miller

0:48:45 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: George Miller

George Miller

0:49:03 to 0:49:24( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: mr. miller: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. miller: mr. speaker, i rise today in support of this resolution to honor the life and accomplishments of paul newman. a truly great american and a man i am proud to have called my friend. sadly paul passed away late last year. paul was a magnificent human being.

George Miller

0:49:25 to 0:49:46( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: while he played the anti-hero in the silver screen, i real life he was a true hero. paul newman was not afraid to rock the boat. paul never limited his horizons in acting, at vow cancy, or vision for our world.

George Miller

0:49:47 to 0:50:07( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: he said, do you abdicate your responsibilities of citizenship merely because you carry a screen actors guild card? or do you dig deepland become knowledgeable and expert as you can and speak your peace and hope your weight will be thrown on the right side? i knew paul before he knew me. and when our friend lizzie

George Miller

0:50:08 to 0:50:28( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: introduced us to one another, i realized i had never met anyone like him in public lifbefore. he was modern despite his age. he remained curious throughout his life. he had an enormous passion and steadfast commitment. he started the hole in the wall gang kids camp for kids with life threatening diseases, and they attended the camp free of

George Miller

0:50:29 to 0:50:49( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: charge. he was an advocate of nuclear disarmament, early childhood development, and healthy environment. he even helped alternative few technologies to cut carbon emissions. it was an honor to be on the receiving end of his exaltations, his missives, opinion pieces for the vision that he and i shared for peace

George Miller

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

George Miller: and justice for this world. even while the right wing tried to punish him in the marketplace for his willingness to speak his mind, but the right wing could never win that argumentecause america knew paul newman and they trusted him. with paul's enormous success in acting and business where he raised other $250 million for the charity of his newman's own

George Miller

0:51:11 to 0:51:32( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: brand and that's in addition to giving away half of his income -- i ask for an additional one minute. mr. lynch: one more minute. mr. miller: in giving away half his income for causes he supported, it was especially striking how humble paul remained throughout his life. but paul was first to

George Miller

0:51:33 to 0:51:53( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: acknowledge luck in his life. he said, the ban niff sense of it, in many lives the brutality of it in others. especially children who might not have a lifetime to make up for it. paul once asked what he owed his fans after all of these years to which he humbly replied, thank you. and that's exbe actly what the

George Miller

0:51:54 to 0:52:06( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: world owes him. i want to thank -- exactly what the world owes him. i want to thank congressman cohen for introducing this resolution and offer my best wishes to paul's family, the kids, grandkids, and to that

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