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House Proceeding 03-10-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 4:41:00 to 4:45:05
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:40:56 to 4:41:16( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: benefited from the human space flight. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. does anyone have a moti? ms. jackson lee: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas. ms. jackson lee: i ask

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:41:00 to 4:45:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:41:17 to 4:41:37( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: unanimous consent to reclaim my five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: earlier this evening, madam speaker, colleagues came to the floor of the house to salute our late colleague, the honorable congressman charles wilson who

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:41:38 to 4:41:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: made the people of the world happy because of his enthusiasm and leadership. congressman wilson was born june 1, 1933, in the small town of trinity, texas. he attended public school there is and graduated from trinity high school in 1951. while attending sam houston state university in huntsville,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:41:59 to 4:42:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: texas, wilson was appointed to the united states naval academy and received his b.s. degree, graduating eighth from the bottom of his class in 1956. however, that was not a testimony to how charlie wilson would serve this nation. he served in the navy, attaing the rank of lieutenant, he graduated, or

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:42:22 to 4:42:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: graduated as a gunnery officer, he was a fine -- he was assigned to a destroyer that searched for soviet submarines he tooka top secret post at the pentagon as part of an intelligence unit that evaluated the soviet union's nuclear forces. wilson came into politics by volunteering for john f. kennedy's presidential campaign in 1960.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:42:44 to 4:43:04( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: after a 30-day leave from the navy he entered his name into the race f texas representative from his home district. while back on duty, his mother, sister, and their friends went door to door campaigning. it worked and at age 27, he was sworn into office. for the next dozen year, wilson was known as the liberal from lufkin.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:43:05 to 4:43:25( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: in 1978, he came to the united states congress. he was a power. he was a man that enjoyed the friendship of many of our colleagues. he was a strong supporter of the elderly, women, and equal rights. he was unique in his time he came to this congress in a segregated time, coming from houston, texas, and the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:43:26 to 4:43:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: surrounding areas but he knew my colleagues, congressman mickey leland, congresswoman barbara jordan, and i know he had a relationship that showed no discrimination, no bias, and he loved this country. he wanted to do well by our allies. and yes, he was the star of charlie's war.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:43:50 to 4:44:10( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: he was the one who led quietly in opposition to the russian takeover of afghanistan. that story will always be his. brave, quiet, but successful and as the story is told, didn't do a lot of talki about it, but he got the job done. we'll miss congressman charlie wilson and i am so honored and

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:44:11 to 4:44:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: privilege to have had had the opportunity to serve with him for two years when i first came to the united states congress. he was a joy to serve with, he was a defined member of this body who respected this body but had a great time. we will miss him as he lost his

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:44:32 to 4:44:52( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: life just recently and we say to his lovely wife who shared times with him for 11 years, thank you for sharing charlie wilson, thank you for giving him the joy of his life and thank you so very much for recognizing what a special treasure he was to the american people and to the great ste of texas.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

4:44:53 to 4:45:06( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: madam speaker, my words, i hope, will be a mere comfort to his family and friends and to say to my colleagues in the delegation, the texas delegation, yes, we have a fallen hero, but we have a friend that we'll be able to

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