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House Proceeding 03-25-09 on Mar 25th, 2009 :: 0:47:00 to 0:51:25
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Betty Sue Sutton

0:46:56 to 0:47:16( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: enemy of cancer, fought it, defeated it and made up her mind to help other women do the same. that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from ohio rise? >> request permission to address the house for five

Betty Sue Sutton

0:47:00 to 0:51:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Betty Sue Sutton

0:47:17 to 0:47:38( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: minutes and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> i rise today with the story of a young man from my district in ohio. he was a kind hearted young man with limitless potential. he was a barberton high hool

Betty Sue Sutton

0:47:39 to 0:47:59( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: sophomore with a 4.0 grade point average, -- he was a linebacker that dreamed to playing football foreohio state. he was the kind of kid who could walk into a room and light it up. one day, without arn warning, his dreams were cut short. he never showed signs of heart trouble but right after the final game of the 2000 football

Betty Sue Sutton

0:48:00 to 0:48:20( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: season he collapsed after leaving the field. by the time his heart was shocked with an automated external defib ray ry lator, it was tolate to save him. he suffered a cardiac arrest which according to the american heart association claims the lives of about 330,000

Betty Sue Sutton

0:48:21 to 0:48:41( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: americans every year. like josh, the vast majority of the individuals do not display prior signs of heart trouble. yet there's an easy to use, relatively inexpensive piece of medical equipment that more than doubles the odds of survival for someone experienng a sudden cardiac arrest. an automated external

Betty Sue Sutton

0:48:42 to 0:49:03( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: defibrillator is the single most effective treatment for starting the heart after a sudden cardiac arrest. because the chances of survival decrease by up to 10% for every minute that passes, every second is critical. last week, i rntroduced the josh miller hearts act to increase the availability of a.e.d.'s in our communities.

Betty Sue Sutton

0:49:04 to 0:49:24( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: this bill, h.r. 1380, will establish a grant program to help schools across the country purchase life-saving devices. schools are central gathering places in our communities. placing a.e.d.'s in our schools will not only save the lives of students enrolled there, but they will be available for teachers and staff, parents and volunteers, and the many other

Betty Sue Sutton

0:49:25 to 0:49:45( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: members of the community who pass through their halls every day. this legislation is modeled on a similar program for the state of ohio. dr. terry gordon a cardiologist at akron general hospital, has dedicated his life to this campaign. his tireless efforts in ohio led to the adoption of a

Betty Sue Sutton

0:49:46 to 0:50:06( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: statewide initialtive to put an a.e.d. into every school in our state. i hope we can build on his good work and carry out this program at the national level. last year this bill has 100 co-sponsors and passed the house unanimously. to all of my colleagues who co-sponsored and supported this legislation, thank you and i urge you to co-sponsor h.r.

Betty Sue Sutton

0:50:07 to 0:50:27( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: 1380. to all of my col not co-sponsor the bill, i ask for your support in this congress. this bill is endorsed by the red cross, the american heart association, the heart rhythm society, sudden cardiac arrest association, the international association of firefighters, the american college of

Betty Sue Sutton

0:50:28 to 0:50:48( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: cardiolo, the national education association, parent heart watch, american federation of teachers and the national safety council. i thank the organizations for their support on this issue and i look forward to working with them on a.e.d. awareness. losing a you can bring about a sense of helplessness.

Betty Sue Sutton

0:50:49 to 0:51:09( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: today we have an opportunity to act. i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this effort to bring a.e.d.'s into every single school across this country. because a.e.d.'s in schools will save lives. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. mr. jones of north carolina. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous

Betty Sue Sutton

0:51:10 to 0:51:25( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: consent to assume the gentleman's time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from kansas is recognized for five minutes. >> mr. speaker, thank you very much. i rise in respect to a kansas

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