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House Proceeding on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 2:51:15 to 2:53:00
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Edolphus Towns

2:51:11 to 2:51:32( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: worked out so that it could be done efficiently. and we could get the best possible bill to the floor. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from new york. mr. towns: how much time remains? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has 1 1/4 minutes remaining. mr. towns: thank you very much. let me begin by first thanking the gentleman from california for his input.

Edolphus Towns

2:51:15 to 2:53:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edolphus Towns

Edolphus Towns

2:51:33 to 2:51:53( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: let me thank the staff for all their input. i could thank congressman skelton and of course i'd like to tnk congressman lynch for alt work they have done to make this bill better. i'd like to reiterate my strong support for h.r. 1804. it will provide much needed enhancements to the thrift

Edolphus Towns

2:51:54 to 2:52:15( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: savings plan and to the federal government's retirement system. i urge all of my colleagues to join in supporting the passage of this measure. of course because i think it will do so much for the service men and of course the widows of servicemen. i thi that we owe them that and this legislation

Edolphus Towns

2:52:16 to 2:52:36( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: perfect, but it's a giant step in the right direction. so i'm hoping that my colleagues will support this legislation and let's move it very quickly through the house and let's get it to the president's desk for him to be able to sign it. thank you so much for the support that we have gotten from everyone. on that note i yield back the

Edolphus Towns

2:52:37 to 2:52:57( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: balance ofy time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1804. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid

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