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House Proceeding 03-10-09 on Mar 10th, 2009 :: 0:07:15 to 0:10:55
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Marcy Kaptur

0:07:01 to 0:07:16( Edit History Discussion )

Marcy Kaptur: are recognized for five minutes each. the gentleman from texas, mr.

Walter B. Jones

0:07:15 to 0:10:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Walter B. Jones

Walter B. Jones

0:07:17 to 0:07:37( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> madam speaker, earlier this year, i introduced h.r. 24, legislation to redesignate the department of navy as the departnt of navy and marine corps. for the past seven year the language of this bill has been part of the house version of the national defense

Walter B. Jones

0:07:38 to 0:07:59( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: authorization act. last year, 152 members of the house co-sponsored the bill to support this change. this session, the bill has gained 5 co-sponsors so far. i hope many of the new members of the house will consider supporting h.r. 24. this year, i'm grateful to have the support of senator pat

Walter B. Jones

0:08:00 to 0:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: roberts a former marine who recently introduced a companion bill in the senate, s. 504. i hope the senate will support the house position and maybe this will be the year that congress sends legislation to the president to bring proper respect to the fighting team of the navy and marine corps. changing the name of the

Walter B. Jones

0:08:21 to 0:08:41( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: department of the dep of the navy -- the dept of the navy to the dept of the marine -- to the department of the marine corps is i would like to read a statement from tea the director

Walter B. Jones

0:08:42 to 0:09:02( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: of affairs. his statement, and i quote, as a former neavel officer, i understand the importance of the team dynamic and the importance of recognizing team components. the navy and marine corps team is just that, a dynamic partnership, and it's important to symbolically recognize the

Walter B. Jones

0:09:03 to 0:09:25( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: balance of that partnership. the marines who are fighting today deserve this recognition. before i close, i would like to point out there many, many, justifications for renaming the department of the navy and marine corps. we all know the navy and marine corps are one fighting team, that's the history of both the navy and m on this poster is a condolence

Walter B. Jones

0:09:26 to 0:09:46( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: letter from the department of navy. this was sent to the wife of a marine who was killed in iraq for this country. madam speaker, on the letter sent by the secretary of the navy, it saythe secretary of the navy. in the first sentence, it says on behalf of the department of the navy, please accept our

Walter B. Jones

0:09:47 to 0:10:07( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: very sincere condolences. madam speaker, that is very kind of the secretary of the navy and i'm sure that the marine family that gave a loved one who died for this country during warfare appreciates that letter, but madam speaker, i respectfully say that even more important to the marine family

Walter B. Jones

0:10:08 to 0:10:30( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: who lost a loved one would be th the secretary of the navy and marine corps work the flag of the navy and the flag of the marine corps. then it further stated, dear marine corps family on behalf of the department of the navy and marine corps, please accept my sincere condolences.

Walter B. Jones

0:10:31 to 0:10:52( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: before i close, i had camp lejeune base in my district and also seymour johnson air force base. ev forces, the secretary of the army, the secretary of the air force, now we need to have a secretary of the navy and marine corps. it's only right to the marine corps they be equally

Walter B. Jones

0:10:53 to 0:10:56( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: represented and equally respected. with that i ask god continue

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