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House Proceeding 03-03-09 on Mar 3rd, 2009 :: 0:23:35 to 0:28:25
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Walter B. Jones

0:23:31 to 0:23:51( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: people of the united states. our government needs to get with the program and send the national guard on the border. that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. jones of north carolina. >> i ask -- oh, mr. jones is

Walter B. Jones

0:23:35 to 0:28:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Walter B. Jones

0:23:52 to 0:24:13( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: here. excuse me. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina rise? mr. jones: i ask permission to speak for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. jones: you.

Walter B. Jones

0:24:14 to 0:24:35( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: the navy and marine corps have operated as one entity for more than two centuries and h.r. 24 would enable the name of their department to illustte this fact. for the past seven year the full house of representatives has supported this change as part of the national defense authorization act. this year, i'm grateful to have the support of senator pat roberts a former marine who

Walter B. Jones

0:24:36 to 0:24:56( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: recently introduced a companion bill in the senator, s. 504. i hope the senate will support the house position and join in bringing proper respect to the fighting team of the navy and marine corps. the marines fighting today in afghanistan and iraq deserve this recognition. madam speaker, last month, i

Walter B. Jones

0:24:57 to 0:25:18( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: had the privilege of addressing more than 200 marine corps veterans and retirees as the mid wint conference of the marine league. the marine corps league has 7,000 members nationwide and their shared mission is supporti the interests of the united states marine corps. as in the past, i have spoke to

Walter B. Jones

0:25:19 to 0:25:39( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: the mid winter conference about legislation introduced like h.r. 24 to designate the department of the navy as the dept of the navy and marine corps 24e678 mare corps league has proudly endorsed this legislation, and has pledged to work with my office to secure its passage by the house and senate. over the year, iave been encouraged by the overwhelming

Walter B. Jones

0:25:40 to 0:26:01( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: support i have received for this change by so many members and veterans of the united states armed forces i'm honored to have the support of michael bloom of the marine corps league. he's a highly decorated marine corps member who served in the cuban missile crisis and served

Walter B. Jones

0:26:02 to 0:26:22( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: in the philippines, korea, and vietnam. it is because of great marines like michael bloom i continu to champion this cause for the united states marine corps. madam speaker, i want to also this thank senator pat roberts for joining me on the senate side in this effort to rename the department of navy, navy and marine corps. before i close, i would like to point out the importance, there

Walter B. Jones

0:26:23 to 0:26:43( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: are many reasons, many important reasons why this should take place. the history of both the navy and marine corps the fact that they arene fighting team, but madam speaker, with our marines and army and other personnel diing in afghanistan and iraq, i want to show you, madam speaker, exactly why and how the woulbe important to a marine family who lost a loved

Walter B. Jones

0:26:44 to 0:27:04( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: one fighting for this great nation. actually a letter from the current secretary of the navy, it's a condolence letter, certainly i took the family's name out and the deceased's name. i'll read just one sentence, madam speaker, from the secretary of the navy, novem

Walter B. Jones

0:27:05 to 0:27:25( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: 18 of 2008, on behalf of the department of the navy, please accept my very sinner is condolences on the loss of your son, captain joseph a. marine, obviously we substituted that last name out of respect. madam speaker if this should become the law of the land, and it is so, so justified, that we

Walter B. Jones

0:27:26 to 0:27:46( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: would have the department of navy and marine corps as one, one fighting team, this is what the condolence letter would say. it would say, the secretary of the navy and marine corps, washington, d.c., november 18, 2008, and it would say, dear

Walter B. Jones

0:27:47 to 0:28:08( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: marine corps family, obehalf of the department of the navy and marine corps, please accept my very sincere condolences. madam speaker, this is only right. i want to thank the house of representatives former congressman and chairman of the armed services committee, duncan hunter, and present chairman ike skeleton for always supporting this legislation and my many

Walter B. Jones

0:28:09 to 0:28:25( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: colleagues who have done so. this year, with the help of senator pat roberts, i think this can become a reality. with that, madam speaker, i ask god to continue to bless our men and women in afghanistan and iraq to bless their family, bless the families who have given a loved one diing for freedom.

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