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House Proceeding on Feb 25th, 2009 :: 0:22:05 to 0:26:00
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:22:02 to 0:22:22( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: peril for political expediency. let us not betray sacrifice for our freedom. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote is objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. record votes on postponed questions will be taken later.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:22:05 to 0:26:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:22:23 to 0:22:43( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: for what ppose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise. mr. lynch: speaker. mr. speaker, i move that the ho agree to house resolution 47. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 47, resolution supporting the goals and ideals of peace officers memorial day. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the

Stephen F. Lynch

0:22:44 to 0:23:05( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. lynch, and t from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i also ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. 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, i'm pleased

Stephen F. Lynch

0:23:06 to 0:23:27( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: to join my colleagues and stand in full support of the consideration of house resolution 47, which calls for coress to recognize the goals and ideals of peace officers memorial day which is commemorated on may 15 of each ar during what is referred to as national police week. house resolution 47 was introduced by our colleague,

Stephen F. Lynch

0:23:28 to 0:23:48( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: representative ted poe, of texas on january 9, 2009, and was considered by and reported from the oversight committee on february 11, 2009, by a voice vote. the measure has the support and co-sponsorship of nearly 70 members of designed and ack -- to acknowledge the work and

Stephen F. Lynch

0:23:49 to 0:24:09( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: commitment of more than 900,000 sworn law enf now serving throughout our great nation. daily these selfless men and women place their lives on the line, confronting great risk and challenges in their service to our communities and our fellow citizens. ich is why it is so befitting for us to consider the measure at hand.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:24:10 to 0:24:30( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: house resotion 47 supporting the goals and ideals of peace officers memorial day. over the course of 2008, our country lost nearly 180 law enforcement officers in the line of duty. in rembrance of these fallen heros,oday we in the house of representatives take a moment to service of these courageous americans by considering house

Stephen F. Lynch

0:24:31 to 0:24:52( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: resolution 47. by supporting the goals and ideals of peace offic memorial day, we are sending a strong message to our country's law enforcement community and their families that we recognize the sacrifices they have made in the name of safety and security for all of our cities, townships, and localities. and i'd like to specifically

Stephen F. Lynch

0:24:53 to 0:25:13( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mention and thank those officers that serve throughout bristol county, sufficient fox, plymouth, and nor folkser -- norfolk counties. this dates back to 1962 when then president kennedy signed public law 87-726 designating may 15 as peace officers

Stephen F. Lynch

0:25:14 to 0:25:35( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: memorial day and the week in which may 15 falls as national police week. since that time congress has routinely expressed our support for the goals and ideals of this worthy cause and i'd like to again thank our colleague from xas, mr. poe, for reintroducing this year's measure honoring the work of our nation's police officers. many of whom i might add will

Stephen F. Lynch

0:25:36 to 0:25:56( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: now be able to stay on the job because of the recent enactment of the american recovery and reinvestment act. mr. speaker, in the coming months peace officers memorial day will be celebrated across our great land with various events. memorials and programs. all designed to highlight the work of these great americans. in closing let us, too, join in

Stephen F. Lynch

0:25:57 to 0:26:00( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the commemoration of our country's law enforcement

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