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House Proceeding 03-12-10 on Mar 12th, 2010 :: 0:56:25 to 1:00:50
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:56:23 to 0:56:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: already have a federal debt of $14 trillion. the speaker pro tempore: ms. jackson lee. ms. jackson lee: i request permission to address e house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for five minutes.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:56:25 to 1:00:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:56:44 to 0:57:04( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: ms. jackson lee: i rise today to pay tribute to a fallen hero, my friend, the late congressman john murtha. during the time of his memorial services, and the special hour that was rendered on this floor, my statements were not

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:57:05 to 0:57:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: able to be submitted because i wanted to speak directly on the floor in his honor. john murtha was, of course, a husband, a father, a loved one, a marine, and a patriot. what we lovedost about john

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:57:28 to 0:57:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: murtha was his love for the united states military. unwavering and always steadfast . he was a family man that loved his family. and a congressperson that loved his people. those he represented were so

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:57:50 to 0:58:11( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: very important in his mind and in his heart he came to this floor and to this house recently from battle, having served in the vietnam war on everything occasions. knowing what is to have been shot at and to be in battle on

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:58:12 to 0:58:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: behalf of your nation. that true lesson gave him a cause for life and the cause for life was to be able to fight for the men and women of the united states military. but he did not stop there. as chairman of the subcommittee on defense on the appropriations committee, he fought for the families of the united states milary.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:58:34 to 0:58:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the wives and husbands and the children. he fought for a better quality of life and health care and housing. he fought for better standards if you will, and yes, he recognized the importance of leave time, r&r, coming out of battle and there was no greater champion during the midst of

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:58:55 to 0:59:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the iraq war, the most recent war, who fought to give relief to soldiers on the battlefield who were doing tours of duty one after another. he was a man of courage. he didn't step away from a fight. but he also was a friend. if he gave you his word, he would fight on behalf of your constituents as he was -- as he

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:59:16 to 0:59:36( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: would fight on behalf of his. in fact, mr. speaker, he was an american's american. all america. and if it has something to do with bettering the lives of american, you can be assured john murtha was there. he took a very tough stand a few years ago. the eyes of those who knew him as a champion of the military

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:59:37 to 0:59:57( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: fighting for their cause, standing alongside of them, wondered what happened when he stood up with his eloquent voice, steady voice, and spoke about the iraq war, calling for the soldiers to come home. that's courage. because he'd been a supporte of that war, but he saw it crumbling before his eyes.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:59:58 to 1:00:20( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: oh, yes, there'd been an election over the last couple of days, but we always wonder what direction and how we could have handled it differently so the lives laid down did not have to be laid down in a war in iraq. the champion for me military saw that there was a crack in the system and he chose to speak eloquently about it. i miss john murtha.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:00:21 to 1:00:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: this body misses john murtha. democrats and republicans. america misses john murtha. but th one good news about john murtha's life is that his legacy will live on forever and ever and ever. i thank him for serving, for living, and to his family, god

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:00:42 to 1:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: bless you and may he rest in peace. speaker, i will submit a statement into the record next week that will also speak to the qualities and the honor of

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