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House Proceeding 03-22-10 on Mar 22nd, 2010 :: 0:26:25 to 0:30:30
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Carolyn B. Maloney

0:26:22 to 0:26:42( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: america and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. . mr. moran from kansas.

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:26:25 to 0:30:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Carolyn B. Maloney

0:26:43 to 0:27:05( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: mrs. maloney from new york. for what purpo does the gentlewoman from new york rise? mrs. maloney: i request permission to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, i rise to recognize and honor one

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:27:06 to 0:27:26( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: of my constituents, captain ratan for graduation today from the u.s. army officer basic leader course. he was reyou recruited and commissioned by the u.s. army in 2006 as part of the health professionals scholarship program. after completing his final year

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:27:27 to 0:27:49( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: of dental work, he joined the u.s. army basic leader course, captain ratan contacted me to indicate his strong desire to continue serving the nation he loves as a u.s. army dentist. while abiding by his deep articles of faith.

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:27:50 to 0:28:11( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: these articles of faith include wearing a turban and uncut hair, including a beard. at the time of his recruitment, he was assured by army recruiters that his articles of faith would be accommodated, only to later be informed that he must abandon his articles of faith in order to continue his

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:28:12 to 0:28:32( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: duty as a united tates army officer. after learning of his case, i led a number of my house and senate colleagues in sending letters to secretary gaes requesting the accommodations be made for captain ratan and other

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:28:33 to 0:28:53( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: sheek americans who wish to serve. his request was granted. i'm grateful to secretary gates for reviewing and ultimately granting the accommodation. they have both shown tremendous foresight in ecognizing that our nation's 21st infantry

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:28:54 to 0:29:17( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: figing force should incorporate all aspects of american society. they fought for all wars in the united states. they serve in the military of great britain, canada and india, among others and united states peacekeepers, often working

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:29:18 to 0:29:39( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: closely with american troops in troubled regions. throughout our nation's history, the military has succeeded in training individuals from diverse backgrounds and communities to achieve one unifying goal, to protect and defend the united states. by denying these officers to appropriately practice their

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:29:40 to 0:30:01( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: religion while serving, the army denies itself access to the important tall especially and abilities of these individuals who are willing to fight and die for our nation. no american should have to choose between his religion and service to our country. at a time when this country is fighting two wars overseas, we

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:30:02 to 0:30:23( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: can ill afford to turn away skilled, accomplished and patriotic americans like captain rmp a tmp ah n who wishes to serve. his achievement today underscores the importance of preserving diversity in our armed forces. it is a testament to one of the most fundamental values, freedom of religion, upon which our nation was founded and which

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:30:24 to 0:30:31( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: makes the united states a beacon of hope and liberty throughout the world. i wholeheartedly congratulate

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