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House Proceeding 03-02-10 on Mar 2nd, 2010 :: 2:05:30 to 2:10:00
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Joe Courtney

2:05:26 to 2:05:46( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: and the children it serves. i ask my colleagues' support and mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from connecticut. mr. courtney: we have no further speakers, i reserve the balance of my time, subject to the gentleman from pennsylvania's remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania.

Joe Courtney

2:05:30 to 2:10:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Joe Courtney

2:05:47 to 2:06:07( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: mr. thompson: i have no additional speakers, so i will yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from connecticut. mr. courtney: thank you, mr. speaker, in closing, just again, i would urge strong support for this resolution. it's a timely measure because as the gentleman from pennsylvania knows, the today the education and labor committee is holding a hearing

Joe Courtney

2:06:08 to 2:06:28( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: on re-authorizing the child nutrition act and school lunch program is really at the cent heretofore effort and again, -- at the center of that effort and again, i urge support of the resolution and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 362 as

Joe Courtney

2:06:29 to 2:06:51( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: amended? those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended -- mr. courtney: i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20

Joe Courtney

2:06:52 to 2:07:13( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: and the cir's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? mr. courtney: thank you, mr. speaker. i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1111. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution.

Joe Courtney

2:07:14 to 2:07:34( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: the clerk: house resolution 11, designating march 2, 2010, as read across america day. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from connecticut, mr. courtney, and the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. thompson, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from connecticut. mr. courtney: thank you, mr. speaker. i request five legislative days

Joe Courtney

2:07:35 to 2:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: in which member mace revise and extend and insert extraneous material on house resolution 11 into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. courtney: i yield myself such time as i may consume. sproim the gentleman is recognized. mr.ourtney: i rise in support of house resolution 111, which

Joe Courtney

2:07:56 to 2:08:18( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: recognizes march 2, 2010, as read across america day and encourages parents to read to their children. read across america day was established in 1998 to celebrate reading. it provides support to parents and teachers to keep their

Joe Courtney

2:08:19 to 2:08:41( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: children reading all year long through activities such as the catavan which travels across the country providing books to students. it is held on dr. seuss' birthday each year.

Joe Courtney

2:08:42 to 2:09:02( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: theodore geissel, better known as dr. seuss, began writing children's books in 1936 and has since inspired children to explore reading through favorites such as "the cat in the hat" and other books. children exposed to reading

Joe Courtney

2:09:03 to 2:09:24( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: before kindergarten become more successful readers and those who fail at reading is more likely to drop out of school. more than 6,000 adolescents are struggling readers. and more than 7,000 drop out of school every day. reading to a child when they're young encourages them to read and achieve more as adolescents

Joe Courtney

2:09:25 to 2:09:45( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: and adults. this demonstrates the importance of literacy and the voofl read across america this critical literacy product is supported by a range of partners, including the district of columbia's the after school alliance, and first book. the n.e.a along with the pearson foundation has donated

Joe Courtney

2:09:46 to 2:10:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Courtney: $100,000 in funds and books to public school libraries across our country while 45 million children and adults are expected to participate in this year's 2010 program. i want to particularly thank representatives markey and eleers for bringing this

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