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House Proceeding 03-25-09 on Mar 25th, 2009 :: 0:53:35 to 0:57:40
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Elijah E. Cummings

0:53:31 to 0:53:51( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: mr. speaker, i ask that you and members of the u.s. house of representatives joine in honoring dick webb and the lasting legacy he achieved with his life. mr. speaker, i yield back the the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. mr. cummings from maryland. mr. cummings: thank you very much, mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for five minutes.

Elijah E. Cummings

0:53:35 to 0:57:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Elijah E. Cummings

Elijah E. Cummings

0:53:52 to 0:54:12( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cummings: it is with a heavy heart that we in the maryland delegation join our colleagues in paying tribute to the late mrs. christine sarbanes who passed away this week. she was indeed a ray of sunshine in the lives of many,

Elijah E. Cummings

0:54:13 to 0:54:34( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: and she's already dearly missed. john said to me, her son, our colleague, said to me just a few days ago, that he did not realize that he could ss someone so much in such a short peod of time. there was only one word that could be used to describe

Elijah E. Cummings

0:54:35 to 0:54:55( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: christine sarbanes, it would be enthusiastic. but there are so many other words. kind. gentle. concerned. for over 20 years, she was an outstanding educator and showed a genuine interest in her students. she encouraged them to set positive goals for themselves

Elijah E. Cummings

0:54:56 to 0:55:16( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: and encouraged and challenged them to do their best. in fact, she was instrumental in helping students develop a appreciation for latin. which proved quite useful for those seeking admission to college. with her dedication to teaching came a love of community

Elijah E. Cummings

0:55:17 to 0:55:39( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: involvement with books. mrs. sarbanes talked about her love of libraries in general. she would often say the library was her place to escape when basically move all around the world by sitting in one room.

Elijah E. Cummings

0:55:40 to 0:56:01( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: christine sarbanes was able to combine both passions as a board member of enid pratt library, located in baltimore, in my home city, and her dedication to the libraries in the community recently led to the opening of the first two libraries in baltimore in over 30 years.

Elijah E. Cummings

0:56:02 to 0:56:22( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: ms. sarbanes served at one point as vice chairman of our board at the enid pratt library but the thing she prized most was being the head of the community outreach committee of the library. she was one who consistently said the library was the great ualizer.

Elijah E. Cummings

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

Elijah E. Cummings: i think she met her husband in a library. so she over and over again, she did everything she could to make sure that there was outreach to the community. she also would say that the libraries in the various communities were the neighborhood community centers. she really meant that. the other thing she consistently dizz did was reach

Elijah E. Cummings

0:56:44 to 0:57:05( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: out to those who were coming here from foreign countries and coming in as immigrants. and she would constantly get the library to take the materials and put them in various languages so that when people came here, they could have full advantage, take full advantage of the services and those resoces the library

Elijah E. Cummings

0:57:06 to 0:57:26( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: had. despite these successes, nothing could match the devotion christine sarbanes had for her family as wife, mother, and grandmother. she was active in the campaigns of her husband, former senator paul sarbanes, and proudly watched her son and our colleague, john, become a member of the united states house of representatives.

Elijah E. Cummings

0:57:27 to 0:57:40( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: it is through her family that the legacy of this kind, intelligent, dignified woman will continue. to everyone in the sarbanes family, michael, john, an janet, and all the grandcldren, please know that

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