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House Proceeding 04-01-08 on Apr 1st, 2008 :: 2:59:00 to 3:03:21
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John Jr.Conyers

2:58:51 to 2:59:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. conyer spk -- mr. conyers: i'm pleased to recognize the gentleman from georgia, mr. davis scott. i recogniz e him for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore:

David Scott

2:59:00 to 2:59:13( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: the o gentleman from georgia is reek niced for three minutes. mi mr. scott: thank you very much, mr. speaker, thank you, chairman conyers. it's so good to be here with my good friends, mr. lewis

David Scott

2:59:00 to 3:03:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Scott

David Scott

2:59:13 to 2:59:31( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: from georgia and mr. cohen from tennessee. today we gather to pay tribute and to recognize an extraordinary life on the 40th anniversary of the assassination of dr. martin luther king

David Scott

2:59:31 to 2:59:48( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: jr. mr. speaker, in the book of genesis, in the 37th chapter, and the 19th verse, it says these words. lo, here cometh the dreamer. let us slay him and then we shall see what will become of his

David Scott

2:59:48 to 3:00:05( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: dream. i think that is a most fitting way to enter my remarks this afternoon about dr. king. for his was truly a dream. but that dream was built on three strong pillars, one was public accommodations,

David Scott

3:00:05 to 3:00:20( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: the other was voting rights, but the other and perhaps the tougher was economic rights. how do we get the lever to make the dream a reality? dr. king knew full well, it doesn't matter, we

David Scott

3:00:20 to 3:00:30( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: could sit anywhere on the bus if we don't have a money to get on the bus. or it didn't matter we could live wherever we wanted if we didn't have money to keep the house or buy the house. so

David Scott

3:00:30 to 3:00:44( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: as we we flect on that economic right -- reflect on that economic right, there's so much still to be done for as we look at the front page of "the new york times" yesterday, we find that there

David Scott

3:00:44 to 3:00:59( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: are more people who are on food stamps, percentagewise in this country, than 40 years ago when dr. king died. what has happened to his dream after he was slain? it's so fitting that as we

David Scott

3:00:59 to 3:01:09( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: start to think for a moment what dr. king was doing in those moments and hours before his death, he was grabbling with the economic question -- grappling with thape economic question, moving

David Scott

3:01:09 to 3:01:27( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: from washington, d.c. to memphis to georgia, dealing with the poor people's campaign, the war on poverty, and most kickly, dealing with the most basic of economic rights, a livable wage

David Scott

3:01:27 to 3:01:39( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: for jobs, for the sanitation workers in memphis, tennessee. and so he knew that the work had not been done. his profetic words, as chairman con-- prophetic words, as chairman conyers said, when

David Scott

3:01:39 to 3:01:57( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: he said he'd reach the mountain top and he looked over and seen the promise land, i may not get there with you but i want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promise

David Scott

3:01:57 to 3:02:09( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: land. and all the threats that were on his life as if he knew that the bullet in 24 hours was out there waiting for him. and he said in his immore ath words, i fear no man for my eyes have

David Scott

3:02:09 to 3:02:20( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: seen the glory of the coming of the lord. so as we gather here, let us understand that that dream is still not the reality although the pillars that he planted part of them are. it is the tough

David Scott

3:02:20 to 3:02:33( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: buckette of the economic issues that -- bucket of the economic issues that we are grappling with on the floors of the house of representatives as we speak, getting people in their homes,

David Scott

3:02:33 to 3:02:48( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: getting people to work so they can have employment and jobs, opening up the economic system so that people will have businesses and participate in a livable way. so as we reflect, let us remember

David Scott

3:02:48 to 3:03:02( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: those words from genesis, loe, here cometh the dreamer, let us sleigh him and then we shall see what will become of his dream. we in this house of representatives can make that dream a reality

David Scott

3:03:02 to 3:03:21( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: by finishing that final plank, the economic plank. thank you, mr. chairman. mr. conyers: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: i'm pleased now to

John Jr.Conyers

3:03:21 to 3:03:35( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: recognize the gentleman from maryland, the honorable elijah cummings, who is not only an attorney, but a person of deep religious persuasion. he's a leader in the church. he has worked

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