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House Proceeding 02-24-10 on Feb 24th, 2010 :: 1:35:00 to 1:37:45
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Peter J. Visclosky

1:34:43 to 1:35:03( Edit History Discussion )

Peter J. Visclosky: indiana, mr. visclosky. mr. visclosky: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i'd like to take a bit different tact because i met chairman murtha for time in associate staff on appropriations. my mentor, adam benjamin jr.,

Peter J. Visclosky

1:35:00 to 1:37:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Peter J. Visclosky

1:35:04 to 1:35:24( Edit History Discussion )

Peter J. Visclosky: was a member of the appropriations committee that year. mr. murtha, mr. carney, mr. benjamin and others were instrumental in that year, not only in that appropriations process but in also establishing the steel caucus be concerned about people who

Peter J. Visclosky

1:35:25 to 1:35:45( Edit History Discussion )

Peter J. Visclosky: worked in their district. what i took away as a staffer from that relationship with mr. murtha is the fact that he always treated me and every other sta he came into contact with with respect. he always heard what i had to

Peter J. Visclosky

1:35:46 to 1:36:07( Edit History Discussion )

Peter J. Visclosky: say and what other staff had to say. whether, as mr. obey implied, he agreed with you or not. and he always treated you very professionall i had no conception during those six years working as a staff member that the time would come or i would serve as

Peter J. Visclosky

1:36:08 to 1:36:28( Edit History Discussion )

Peter J. Visclosky: a colleague on the committee with mr. murtha, would serve on the subcommittee and would be blessed enough to call him a friend. he was a friend to every person he encountered. he was a good friend to the people he represented because he was most concerned with

Peter J. Visclosky

1:36:29 to 1:36:51( Edit History Discussion )

Peter J. Visclosky: those who worked hard, who need a job or who needed a hand up. our country is much richer because of that attitude that mr. murtha carried with him every day. and the world is certainly a much better place than it would have been had he not walked among us.

Peter J. Visclosky

1:36:52 to 1:37:13( Edit History Discussion )

Peter J. Visclosky: the fact is, as far as his activities on the defense subcommittee, and my member was a former marine as well, i was always struck that while some people are very focused on weapons systems, mr. murtha, while never losing sight of the big picture, was most concerned

Peter J. Visclosky

1:37:14 to 1:37:34( Edit History Discussion )

Peter J. Visclosky: about that individual man or woman who was in the field, who was risking the life and who was serving our country. and as he would suggest, operation and mntenance, how you train, how you provide for their safety, how you equip that person and their family and those children was the most

Peter J. Visclosky

1:37:35 to 1:37:45( Edit History Discussion )

Peter J. Visclosky: important thing for him. he taught me many valuable life lessons. i am a better person, and we are all better people because of mr. murtha.

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