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House Proceeding 02-24-10 on Feb 24th, 2010 :: 1:21:00 to 1:24:00
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Tim Holden

1:20:58 to 1:21:18( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Holden: and definitely the pennsylvania delegation. mr. chairman, i'd like to recognize the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. holden.

Tim Holden

1:21:00 to 1:24:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Tim Holden

1:21:19 to 1:21:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Holden: mr. holden: i thank my friend from pennsylvania for yielding. mr. speaker, today we pay tribute to our departed friend and colleague, jack murtha. over 17 years ago i heard jack say that his great grandmother told him he was put on this earth to make a difference and, boy, did he make a difference. he loved his country and served it with

Tim Holden

1:21:42 to 1:22:02( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Holden: levels, he served the united states marine corps stateside during the korean war, when the vietnam war broke out he volunteered to to go back and served in vietnam and received two purple hearts. he was the first vietnam veteran elected to the united states congress. he is the longest serving in the history of the congress from pennsylvania to serve in the

Tim Holden

1:22:03 to 1:22:23( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Holden: house of representatives. and as mr. young mentioned during his remarks, he never forgot the men and women in uniform and made sure that they had the tools to do the job that they do so well and our returning veterans as well, he was always at the forefront of making sure that they had the proper care and treatment and visited them so many times at

Tim Holden

1:22:24 to 1:22:44( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Holden: our military hospitals. but he ao cared so much about all of everybody in this body has an example where jack helped them. and he helped me so many times over the years, but there's just one that i want to share with everyone today. after the redistricting of --

Tim Holden

1:22:45 to 1:23:05( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Holden: after the 2002 election, i found myself serving in a district that was 60% new to me and i inherited one of the best medical facilities in the commonwealtof pennsylvania and actually in the entire country, the penn state milton hershey medical center and after meeting with the leaders at the penn state facilities and saw the quality of care that they provide, i said, there's one

Tim Holden

1:23:06 to 1:23:27( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Holden: thing that we're missing. we're missing a cancer research and treatment stoo institute. people -- treatment institute. people that we serve all to often have to go to philadelphia or pittsburgh or baltimore for care. we need to have a facility for literally millions of central pennsylvaniaans and we, penn state, are willing to put up

Tim Holden

1:23:28 to 1:23:48( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Holden: more than our fair share or the majority of the cost but we are about $35 million short of getting there. i went to see jack, i brought him to hershey, he looked around at the quality of care that's provided, made said it won't happen in one year or two years but it will happen. we, the federal government, will be a partner and the people of central pennsylvania no longer

Tim Holden

1:23:49 to 1:24:02( Edit History Discussion )

Tim Holden: will have to travel to philadelphia or pitburg or baltimore. and i'm proud to say today that as a result of jack's efforts and his desire to help me, we have a quality -- absolute the

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