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House Proceeding 02-24-09 on Feb 24th, 2009 :: 1:13:45 to 1:18:10
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:13:44 to 1:14:04( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: african-american as their leader. we would urge the passage of this important legislation and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: i thank the gentleman from ohio. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues and myself and representative al green, who is

Stephen F. Lynch

1:13:45 to 1:18:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:14:05 to 1:14:25( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the chief sponsor of this resolution, mr. payne and others who have spoken here today in supporting and recognizing the significance of black history month by voting in favor of house resolution 83. and 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 house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 83. those in favor signify by

Stephen F. Lynch

1:14:26 to 1:14:46( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: saying aye. those opposed, no. in the opi 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing

Stephen F. Lynch

1:14:47 to 1:15:07( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. lynch: i move to pass s. bill 234.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:15:08 to 1:15:28( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the bill. the clerk: a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 2105 springfield, illinois, as the colonel john h. wilson post office building. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. jordan l. each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:15:29 to 1:15:51( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. lynch: thank youmr. speaker. breek, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks -- mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i yield myselfuch time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, as chairman of the house subcommittee with jurisdiction over the united states postal service, i'm pleased to present

Stephen F. Lynch

1:15:52 to 1:16:12( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: for consideration senate bill 234 which will designate the united states postal facility located at 2105 east cook street in springfield, illinois, as the colonel john h. wilson jr. post office building. notably this legislation was introduced by senator richard durbin on january 14, 2009, and was passed by the senate under

Stephen F. Lynch

1:16:13 to 1:16:33( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: unanimous consent on february 12, 2009. our own colleague, regularive phil hare of illinois, has introduced house companion bil h.r. 516. i should note the house measure enjoys the support of the entire illinois delegation and has been reported favorably by the house oversight committee.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:16:34 to 1:16:54( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: a lifelong native of springfield, illinois, he proudly spent 14 years on active duty in the united states army during which he served as a first lieutenant under general george s. patton in world war ii. a result -- as rault of his distinguished wartime colonel wilson subsequently received the silver star. a military distinction awarded

Stephen F. Lynch

1:16:55 to 1:17:15( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: to those members of the united states armed forces who have demonstrated gallantry in action. colonel wilson followed his service by spending 17 additional years in the united states army reserve as a member and ultimately group commander

Stephen F. Lynch

1:17:16 to 1:17:36( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: of springfield-based 303rd ordinance group. upon his promotion to colonel, he became the first african-american resident of illinois to obtain this distinguished military commissioned officer rank in the army reserve. which is an honor worthy of being celebrated today during black history month and throughout the year. however the designation of the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:17:37 to 1:17:58( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: east cook street postal facility in honor of colonel wilson is not only fitting in light of colonel wilson's combined 31 years of military service, but also given his 57 years of dedicated civilian service as an employee of the united states postal service, and a proud member of the american postal

Stephen F. Lynch

1:17:59 to 1:18:10( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: workers union, regrettably colonel wilson passed away in august of last year in his beloved hometown of springfield, illinois. he was 89 years old. mr. speaker, let us also show our grat feud tore -- gratitude

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