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House Proceeding 03-12-10 on Mar 12th, 2010 :: 1:11:40 to 1:17:00
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Elijah E. Cummings

1:11:38 to 1:11:58( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: something called slight of hands. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. ms. foxx: and the american people don't want it. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland rise? >> mr. speaker, i ask to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cummings: to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection.

Elijah E. Cummings

1:11:40 to 1:17:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Elijah E. Cummings

Elijah E. Cummings

1:11:59 to 1:12:20( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: mr. cummings: thank you very much, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to commend to this house the memory of one of my constituents, the reverend david joshua crumb, who at the age of 42 died suddenly on february 20 of this year. reverend crumb was a young man of strong personal faith coming

Elijah E. Cummings

1:12:21 to 1:12:42( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: from a long line of leaders in america's faith community, cluding bishop alexander waymonday. his parents, reverends izsel and elaine crumb are ministers in my home town of baltimore. so many of america's young

Elijah E. Cummings

1:12:43 to 1:13:03( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: people are struggling to come of age without strong and loving fathers in their lives, reverend david crumb's commitment to their upbringing was a beacon of personal and social responsibility for us all. i had the occasion to attend the

Elijah E. Cummings

1:13:04 to 1:13:24( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: funeral of the late reverend david crumb and his foster children, a number of them, came forward and talked about how he had touched their lives and how he had opened so many doors for them. and what a wonderful parent he was. not only that, david crump compelled in his mastery of --

Elijah E. Cummings

1:13:25 to 1:13:46( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: excelled in that mastery of that most valuable kind of wisdom, insights that help us remain focused clearly upon what is truly important in our lives. in 1998 i invited the congressional black caucus to baltimore for a field investigation hearing of our local responses to he list drug use in hiv-aids.

Elijah E. Cummings

1:13:47 to 1:14:07( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: we chose mica's cafeteria as the primary site for our hearing. david crump's family owned mica's and david was the master chef and maitre d' at the restaurant. and during our field hearing there he made a very favorable impression on all of our c.b.c. colleagues.

Elijah E. Cummings

1:14:08 to 1:14:31( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: our positive response went beyond the excellent quality of the restaurant's food. we were heartened by how well david worked with mica's staff and the young people who worked with him. these young men and women were building better lives for themselves and a lot of that h to do with david's leadership

Elijah E. Cummings

1:14:32 to 1:14:54( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: and his compassi for them. it soon became apparent that david crump was at the heart of a transformaon that was worth our understanding. in the years that follow, i would often find david reaching out to the young, giving them the opportunity to find themselves in life-affirming settings. this calling was at the center of his faith.

Elijah E. Cummings

1:14:55 to 1:15:17( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: so often people go to church and prayer meetings and never, when they come out the door, they forget their faith, but he never forgot. not only was he a great foster parent but he was a very loving husband. with his wife, teresa minutea, he built a home full of love and laughter for the children who came into their lives.

Elijah E. Cummings

1:15:18 to 1:15:38( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: he was a man of good humor and a gentle spirit, a good father and husband who is devoted to his god and to his family. one of the things that i said at his funeral was that if i'd ever met someone who tried to walk the path that god had laid out, it was david crump.

Elijah E. Cummings

1:15:39 to 1:16:00( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: mr. speaker, recently i was thinking about reverend crump's example as i read comments that attorney generic holder made during a recent speech. encouraging men to take more responsibility for our children at homes, attorney general holder saidhat, i've hold many titles in my life but the title i'm most proud of is father.

Elijah E. Cummings

1:16:01 to 1:16:21( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: a father's role in the life of a child is irreplaceable. stressing that we must do more to create a culture of mutual respect, our attorney genera went on to say that we hold the future in our hands. he went on to say, we as men need to spend more time with our sons and daughters. we need to teach our sons to

Elijah E. Cummings

1:16:22 to 1:16:42( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: have respect for women and daughters to demand respect for themselves. this saying - same wisdom was at the heart of david crump's ministry and his personal life. his vision and commitment are examples that we all would be well advised to follow. i strongly believe that government has important roles

Elijah E. Cummings

1:16:43 to 1:17:00( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: to play in rebuilding america's communities yet i also understand that we as individual citizens are the critical element in the social transformation that this nation needs to undertake. reverend david crump understood this, both in his ministry and in his persol commitment to the young people in his life.

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