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House Proceeding 03-10-09 on Mar 10th, 2009 :: 1:00:55 to 1:05:05
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Charles B. Rangel

1:00:52 to 1:01:13( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: honor his civic contributions and this designation, and i urge support for passage of h.r. 869. i reserve the balance of my time the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. again, this bill designates the

Charles B. Rangel

1:00:55 to 1:05:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles B. Rangel

Charles B. Rangel

1:01:14 to 1:01:36( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: federal building and united states courthouse on bar street in lexington, kentucky, as the scott reed federal building and united states courthouse. at this time i'll reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. -- the gentleman reserves. the gentlelady from maryland. ms. edwards: mr. speaker, i yield to the gentleman from new york, mr. rangel. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york, mr. rangel, is recognized for as

Charles B. Rangel

1:01:37 to 1:01:57( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: much miami -- much time as he may consume. mr. rangel: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. rangel: thank you for giving me the opportunity t speaker on h.r. 842. i want to thank his family and community, the central harlem

Charles B. Rangel

1:01:58 to 1:02:18( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: community, for the support that they have been given to this bill, as well as the community who loved and respected him all of his life, which have given so much to. i want to thank chairman oberstar and holmes norton for allowing this to become a part of our american history.

Charles B. Rangel

1:02:19 to 1:02:39( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: ron brown was an intraordinary human being. he was born in1941. and my relationship to him was really outstanding. while i was in school i was a desk clerk at a hotel in harlem called the teresa hotel. ron brown's father was the manager of that hotel, so i got

Charles B. Rangel

1:02:40 to 1:03:00( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: to know ron at a very, very early age and was able to see the remarkable career that he staked out for himself. he was one of those type of americans that could do most anything that he wanted to do. he worked for senator kennedy, went to st. john's law school, worked for the urban league.

Charles B. Rangel

1:03:01 to 1:03:22( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: he became an outstanding member of the democratic party. but the most remarkable thin about ron brown that as secretary of commerce under the clinton became one of the greatest ambassadors that the american government ever had abroad. it wasn't that he was just extending trade and getting people to buy our goods and

Charles B. Rangel

1:03:23 to 1:03:43( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: services, it was that he was extending love, attention, sensitivity and especially in the developing countries where we had not spent the time that we should have. he not only sold our wares but our reputation that wanted to help other countries.

Charles B. Rangel

1:03:44 to 1:04:04( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: so it's a grt deal of pleasure for those of us from harlem, those of us from new york, those of us who understood and knew ron brown and even the clinton administration who gave him this great opportunity to have a building named right across from the united nations which would have the responsibility for all of the member nations

Charles B. Rangel

1:04:05 to 1:04:27( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: as well as the employees there to be able to establish american policies and embassies throughout the world that there will be a little bit of ron brown's reputation as being a great american and everything that we're able to do in that building. so i thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to join with the millions of americans who believe that ron

Charles B. Rangel

1:04:28 to 1:04:48( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: brown made us taller, made us more proud and certainly more rescted. god has taken his life far too early, but we praise god for allowing him to share his wonderful life with us. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: thank you, mr. speaker.

Charles B. Rangel

1:04:49 to 1:05:05( Edit History Discussion )

Charles B. Rangel: if i may inquire from the gentlelady from maryland if she has any further speakers on this bill. ms. edwards: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers. if i may, then, i'd like to yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida yields back. the gentlelady from maryland.

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