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House Proceeding 02-24-09 on Feb 24th, 2009 :: 0:52:10 to 0:57:00
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:52:07 to 0:52:27( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: magnificent partner of his, in a magnificent relationship jo ann, and thank them for sharing paul with us during his great life. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: mr. speaker, i urge support for h. resolution 18. and i yield back the balance of my te. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:52:10 to 0:57:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch

0:52:28 to 0:52:48( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. lynch: mr. speaker, again i urge my colleagues to join with mr. cohen and the other speakers in supporting the resolution at hand. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. all time has expired. the question is will the hse suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 18. so many as are in favor say aye.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:52:49 to 0:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution agreed to. without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 83. the speaker pro tempore: the clerwill report the title of

Stephen F. Lynch

0:53:10 to 0:53:30( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 83. resolution recognizing significance of black history month. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. jordan, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five

Stephen F. Lynch

0:53:31 to 0:53:51( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i now yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: as a member of the house committee on oversight and government reform and chair of the house subcommittee on the federal work force, i am pleased to stand in full support and consideration of house

Stephen F. Lynch

0:53:52 to 0:54:13( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: resolution 83, which calls for congress to recognize the significance of black history month. which is annually commemorated during the month of february. house resolution 83 was introduced by our colleue, representative al green, of texas on january 23, 2009. and was considered by and reported from the oversight

Stephen F. Lynch

0:54:14 to 0:54:34( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: committee on february 11, 2009 by a voice vote. the measure has strong support and co-sponsorship of over 7 members of congress. yet today's floor consideration of the bill gives members of this body an opportunity to pay tribute to the remarkable contributions that african-americans have made to america's growth, development, and rich history.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:54:35 to 0:54:56( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: as we are aware, february marks the beginning of black history month which is -- which was first celebrated as negro history week in 1926 by carter g. woodson, a noted african-american author and scholar, but it is it has since become a month-long commemorative celebration as a way of recognizing and highlighting the role that black

Stephen F. Lynch

0:54:57 to 0:55:19( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: americans have played in america since its existence and the role they continue to play in our country on a daily basis. from the story of addix a. black man from my home state of massachusetts who became the first american casualty of the revolutionary war during the boston massacre, to such powerful individuals as harriet

Stephen F. Lynch

0:55:20 to 0:55:41( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: tubman, benjamin bana kerr, dr. martin luther king jr., mel come x, general colin powell, to the thousands of military service men and women who have gravely served our nation, to the members of our own congressional black caucus and of course our

Stephen F. Lynch

0:55:42 to 0:56:03( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: now 44th president of the united states, barack obama, who will speak to this body this evening. the contributions that black americans have made to this great nation are intricately woven into who we are as a people and contry. it's not just the pioneers and leaders that have made a difference but importantly it is

Stephen F. Lynch

0:56:04 to 0:56:24( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the everyday citizen that's serving as a teaer, mentor, a pastor, doctor, a first responder, a public servant, or a parent who continues to impact our country's history is such a powerful and positive way. across our great land black history month is marked by the offial of educational and

Stephen F. Lynch

0:56:25 to 0:56:47( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: cultural programs. heightened media coverage, and special celebration and events designed to share with the world the strength, ingenuity, and accomplishments of our fellow american citizens. mr. speaker, as we move to recognize black history month and this year's educational theme of the quest for black citizenship in the americas, let

Stephen F. Lynch

0:56:48 to 0:57:00( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: us all recall the experience and invaluable contributions of african-americans to the united states of america. moreover, let us not forget that black history is truly american history. with that i urge the swift

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