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House Proceeding 03-31-09 on Mar 31st, 2009 :: 1:35:50 to 1:39:45
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:35:46 to 1:36:08( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: college. the department of justice does not oppos i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 838 and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas. ms. jackson lee: reserves the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the mr. cffetz: i would like to yield such time to the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:35:50 to 1:39:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:36:09 to 1:36:31( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: i'm pleased to see the miami-dade college land conveyance act is before the house today. this is a great example of the federal-local partnership truly benefiting miami-dade college and the bureau of prisons.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:36:32 to 1:36:52( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: this bill will facilitate the construction of a new education alpha silt in downtown miami as well as provide secure parking for the bureau of prisons. miami-dade college has been an essential institution in south florida for over half a century. it was borne of the idea that anyone with a desire to get a college degree should be given

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:36:53 to 1:37:15( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: that opportunity. by 1967, the college was the largest institution education in our great state of florida. today, it has built upon that position and is now the largest institution of higher education in the united states, serving

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:37:16 to 1:37:37( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: over 160,000 students last year all the while maintaining an affordable and exceptional course of study. miami-dade college has been instrumental in the development and success of thousands of students and i'm proud to say that my father, my brother and i are all graduates of this fine institution. it serves our community with fine distinction.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:37:38 to 1:37:59( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: in fact, 96% of the students enrolled at miami-dade college are residents from our local area. just two years ago, the college reached a truly incredible milesto. it welcomed its 1.5 million student. we are only a community of 2.3

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:38:00 to 1:38:21( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: million, so the sheer amount of lives that the college has influenced is astonishing. when i say that miami-dade college is central to the educational, social and cultural fabric of south florida, know that this is no exaggeration. the college also embodies the essence of diversity.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:38:22 to 1:38:43( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: almost 80% of its students come from a minority background and enrolls more minorities than any other college or university in the united states. and in florida, 33% of all minority students attending community colleges are attending miami-dade college. this bill will allow for much

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:38:44 to 1:39:04( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: needed expansion of the facilities in downtown will allow the college to offer more cours to more students. all this has been possible by the stellar performance and the adership and guidance of the college president, dr. pedrone.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:39:05 to 1:39:25( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: he is a man of unyielding strength and a passion for education. he has spent his entire career making sure that all students have the tools and the opportunities to succeed. his time at miami-dade college has been defined by growth and greater academic accreditation. he has truly made a positive

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:39:26 to 1:39:46( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: difference in the lives of countless individuals. and i commend him for all that he continues to do in support of our college. i thank the speaker. i thank the members who have given me this opportunity. and i urge all members to vote in favor of this legislation supporting a fine institution of higher learning and the many

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