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House Proceeding 03-02-10 on Mar 2nd, 2010 :: 0:50:35 to 0:54:25
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David Wu

0:50:32 to 0:50:52( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: that has made this country great and will continue the greatness of america. and with that i congratulate mr. lipinski and my good friend, vern ehlers, dr. ehlers, for this legislation. i ask all of our colleagues to support this legislation, and, madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia yields back the balance of his time.

David Wu

0:50:35 to 0:54:25( Edit History Discussion )
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David Wu

0:50:53 to 0:51:14( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: the gentleman from oregon. mr. wu: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. wu: i want to agree with my good friend and colleague from georgia that america does indeed, does indeed have the best health care system in the world. if you can pay for it.

David Wu

0:51:15 to 0:51:38( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: and the great struggle in which we find ourselves today is the challenge of coming together, of coming together to help all americans be able to pay for their health care. and i want to thank my friend for his service as a physician and as a member of this body.

David Wu

0:51:39 to 0:51:59( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: i also want to thank dr. ehlers , a ph.d. and physicist, for his service in this body. we have worked on many issues together in aipartisan fashion because these tend to be the issues which come before the science and technology committee.

David Wu

0:52:00 to 0:52:20( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: for years i was his ranking member and he was the chairman. for a few years i was the chairman and he was my ranking member. it did not matter who was playing which role in our agreement or quite frankly in our disagreement, but we were always honest about it and we

David Wu

0:52:21 to 0:52:42( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: were able to work for the public good. dr. ehlers, vern, thank you for your public service. today, i hope that my parents are actually watching c-span because they are both research engineers. at a certain level i remain concerned that i still regret

David Wu

0:52:43 to 0:53:03( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: that i left science and technology first for law an now for what i call fun service. when i was here on this floor being sworn in, i could remember seeg them right there and what was going through my he was, you know, i wonder if my dad is still

David Wu

0:53:04 to 0:53:24( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: angry that i left science and technology. he cares about it, and my mom does also, because they realize that engineering is hard and that it's important. and recognition in this resolution today is appropriate

David Wu

0:53:25 to 0:53:45( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: because it recognizes that engineeri is hard. all of us can rember that when we went through college, the engineers took these classes where they worked really, really hard and got three credits for it. and we took things that weren't

David Wu

0:53:46 to 0:54:07( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: that hard and we got five credits for it. so it is a difficult thing for a student and it remains challenging as a young professional, and i think that this body and this nation should recognize and celebrate those this which are hard. at least in part just because they are hard.

David Wu

0:54:08 to 0:54:25( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: we should do some things because they are hard. we should do more. that's the american way. to rk your way through, to earn your way through, to step up to the challenge. today, we take a small step with this resolution of recognition.

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