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House Proceeding 03-03-10 on Mar 3rd, 2010 :: 0:21:30 to 0:27:15
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Steve Scalise

0:21:27 to 0:21:49( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: back in louisiana and across the country. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: mr. cao. mr. cao: mr. speaker, i cannot find a more saints fan that mr. scalise. he represents a good -- about 10% of new orleans and a good part of jefferson parish. and most of the fans of new

Steve Scalise

0:21:30 to 0:27:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise

0:21:50 to 0:22:11( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: orleans comes from the parishes that mr.calise represents. i'd like to yield to mr. scalise five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has two minutes. five minutes. sorry. mr. scalise: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank mr. cao, colleague from new orleans, for bringing the resolution a it's really a special if you've been and around the city of new orleans and of

Steve Scalise

0:22:12 to 0:22:34( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: course so many people have been focused on new orleans and looking at the bad things that happened to our city after hurricane katrina, but we've had such an outpouring over the years of people who have been wanting and rooting for and pulling for the city to come back. i think what's been the most special thing about this past year with the saints and their success that they've had on the

Steve Scalise

0:22:35 to 0:22:56( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: fotball field is that it's really galvanized the city and the re of the country. i brought a football here th's got the super bowl logo and represents the fact that the saints won the super bowl and, of course, we're here today congratulating the saints on winning the super bowl. but this victory was much more than a football game. not only do i remember back

Steve Scalise

0:22:57 to 0:23:17( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: during the years that my dad took me to tulane stadium when i was a little kid, and as my colleague, congressman cassidy, talked about the leaner years, i think it's the resilience of the team but it's really starts at the top. and we would be remiss if we didn't emphasize the importance to our community that the owner, tom benson, has meant.

Steve Scalise

0:23:18 to 0:23:38( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: the fact that he bought the team back in the 1980's but then the fact that even through some of those tough years he made a dedication to excellence, that he was going to build a team and he said many times that would win the super bowl. there were a lot of people that wondered if that would ever happen. there were a lot of people that were crying in the city of new orleans, not only when the

Steve Scalise

0:23:39 to 0:23:59( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: saints won the n.f.c. championship game, but when the saints went to the super bowl and won the super bowl because there was so many people who thought it would not happen, but it did happen. i think the "times-picayune," the local newspaper, the headline was "amen," because many people's prayers were answered and, of course, the

Steve Scalise

0:24:00 to 0:24:20( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: saints are named after the saints. and i think we had a lot of prayers from above. but those prayers were answered. but in a lot of ways, those prayers were answered by the organization that tom benson and his wife, gale, and his daughter, rita benson leblanc and so many others with the saints organization who made that commitment to bild a

Steve Scalise

0:24:21 to 0:24:41( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: world-class football team. if you just go through and you look at some of the great talent that's been amassed now. it starts with the coach, sean payton. he did one of the more unselfish acts of actually giving up some of his own salary to bring in a defensive coordinator who truly helped transform that defense into what so many people sw and

Steve Scalise

0:24:42 to 0:25:02( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: admired on the field. i talk a few other players that i want to feature and commend, it's not as much the acts that they did on the field. because we saw what they did on the field that inspired people in the city of new orleans, it inspired people across the nation in drew brees winning the m.v.p. and putting up

Steve Scalise

0:25:03 to 0:25:24( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: records. gary with 3-3 feld goal attempts and three over 40 yards. who can forget tracy porter's return for a touchdown. and, of course, the gutsy call for sean payton to start the second half with an onsides kick.

Steve Scalise

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

Steve Scalise: it the unique bond between the saints and their fans. it's something we've seen after katrina. for those in the superdome that night in 2006 for the atlanta falcons game, when people said the superdome wouldn't open again, when new orleans wouldn't have a team again, in fact, when they said new orleans wasn't going to come

Steve Scalise

0:25:46 to 0:26:06( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: back, it was one of those watershed moments that really galvanized the city. it said they could come ba because the saints came back. since then they've served as great role models off the field. that's important because we have not seen that much in sports. sean payton has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to do great things in

Steve Scalise

0:26:07 to 0:26:27( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: the community in giving money to other organizations who do great things in the community. we've seen drew brees. of course, drew brees, he's gotten so many accolades on the field. but off the field he's gotten accolades as well. in his brees dream foundation he's donated over $4.5 million to various causes throughout the city. done wonderful things.

Steve Scalise

0:26:28 to 0:26:48( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: helped young kids. he was the 2006 walter payton man of the year. just an incredibly high-quality person who's gotten involved in the community. i want to talk about reggie bush, finally. and today is reggie bush's birthday. he wears number 25 and today is his 25th birthday. we want to say happy birthday

Steve Scalise

0:26:49 to 0:27:10( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: to reggie bush. his 619 foundation. he donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to the community. and another donated $86,000 to rebuild a football field after katrina so that so many young people can look up to role models but to go and participate in sports.

Steve Scalise

0:27:11 to 0:27:15( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: it's been an incredible opportunity. we appreciate what the saints have done on the field but we also appreciate what tom benson

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