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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 2:43:00 to 2:45:40
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Jackie Speier

2:43:00 to 2:43:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: be postponed. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? ms. speier: mr. speaker, i move the house suspend the rules and pass h.res. 1174. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1174, resolution supporting the goals and ieals of national women's history month. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the

Jackie Speier

2:43:00 to 2:45:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Jackie Speier

2:43:21 to 2:43:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: gentlewoman from california, ms. speier, and the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california. ms. speier: i thank, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend hair remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without jection -- their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. speier: i now yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized.

Jackie Speier

2:43:42 to 2:44:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: ms. speier: mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.res. 1174, a bill supporting the goals and ideals of the national women's history month. this resolution was introduced by my distinguished colleague, the gentlewoman from california, representative lynn woolsey, on march 11, 2010. it was referred to the committee on oversight and government reform which ordered it reported

Jackie Speier

2:44:03 to 2:44:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: by unimous consent on march 18 of this year. it enjoys wide support from over 120 members of the house and i'm pleased to be an original co-sponsor of the measure. now, mr. speaker, as recently as the 1970's women's history was rarely covered in the kindergarten through grade 12 curriculum. since the late 1970's the

Jackie Speier

2:44:24 to 2:44:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: concerted efforts of education commissions, historical societies and others have increased recognition of the roles and accomplishments of women in history of the united states of america. these efforts included the establishment of women's history week back in 1978. which this body formally acknowledged in 1981. in 1987 the national celebration

Jackie Speier

2:44:47 to 2:45:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: was expanded to the entire month of march. these celebrations have initiated new interests in highlighting the history of women in america and it is most appropriate that we recognize women's history month here today with this resolution of appreciation. mr. speaker, women make history in this country every day for our -- from our very own speaker

Jackie Speier

2:45:09 to 2:45:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: pelosi and the members of the house and senate from both sides of the aisle to the supreme court justices, to women scientists, c.e.o.'s, nobel prize winners, olympians, teachers, writers, doctors and leaders in every profession. in november of 2008 voters in new hampsre elected 13 women, a majority, to their state

Jackie Speier

2:45:32 to 2:45:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jackie Speier: senate, making it the country's first state legislative body with more women than men. mr. speaker, i ask my colleagues to join me in taking a moment to

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