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House Proceeding 03-02-10 on Mar 2nd, 2010 :: 0:34:15 to 0:37:55
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David Wu

0:34:12 to 0:34:32( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: and the prayer's -- chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon seek recognition? mr. wu: madam speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass house resolution 1097, supporting the goals and ideals of national engineers week, and

David Wu

0:34:15 to 0:37:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Wu

David Wu

0:34:33 to 0:34:56( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: thrort the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1097, resolution supporting the goals and ideals o national engineers week, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from oregon, mr. wu, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. broun, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon.

David Wu

0:34:57 to 0:35:18( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: mr. wu: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous material on house resolution 1097, the resolution now under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wu: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

David Wu

0:35:19 to 0:35:39( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: mr. wu: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today in support of house resolution 1097, supporting the goals and ideals of national engineers week. i would first like to thank my friend and colleague, the chairman of the subcommittee on research and science education, mr. lipinski, for introducing this resolution.

David Wu

0:35:40 to 0:36:01( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: as one of only a handful of engineers in congress, mr. lipinski has and will continue to be a strong advocate for engineers and engineering on the science and technology committee and in congress. national engineers week, which was held from february 14 to

David Wu

0:36:02 to 0:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: february 20, one day short of a week, has grown into a more formal coalition of 100 engineering education and cultural societies, major corporations, and government agencies. its ghole is to raise public awareness of the significant positive contributions to society by engineers and

David Wu

0:36:23 to 0:36:44( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: encourage students to become engineers. this resolution supports the goals and ideals of national engineers week. it also pledges that the house of representatives will work with the engineering community to make sure that the creativity and contribution of the engineering community can be expressed through research,

David Wu

0:36:45 to 0:37:07( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: development, standardization, education, and innovation. this is a vitally important cause for our country's future well-being. as china and india graduate record numbers of engineers, the number of engineering graduates in the united states is stagnant. this is a troubling sign for

David Wu

0:37:08 to 0:37:28( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: our ability to maintain our edge as the world's technology leader. i might add that numbers alone do not tell the story. quality as well as quantity count. and traditionally we in this country have focused on quality and maintaing the best

David Wu

0:37:29 to 0:37:50( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: education system and the best professional and technical communities that we can. and we need to maintain that lead in quality also. we also need to continue to highlight the importance engineers play in our society and encourage our young people to enter these careers. engineering is a challenging field, but one that can be

David Wu

0:37:51 to 0:37:56( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: truly rewarding for both the engineer and our society. i ask you to join me in

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