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House Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2010 :: 1:38:40 to 1:40:35
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Lamar S. Smith

1:38:38 to 1:38:58( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: has more detail that we can add to this. at this moment i'll reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman reserve his time? the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: madam speaker, i

Lamar S. Smith

1:38:40 to 1:40:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

1:38:59 to 1:39:19( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: yield myself such time as i may consume. e speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: madam speaker, first f all, i want to thank my texas colleague, mr. ortiz, for introdousing this resolution. it reflects -- for introducing this resolution. it reflects well on him. and, madam speaker, i support house concurrent resolution 222, which recognizes the leadership and the historical

Lamar S. Smith

1:39:20 to 1:39:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: contributions of dr. hector garcia. my colleague in the other body, senator cornyn of texas, sponsored a similar resolution during the last congress and i'm glad to have it considered in the house this year. in 1914, hector garcia was born in a small town in mexico. he was brought to mercedes, texas, after a child aer his parents fled the mexican

Lamar S. Smith

1:39:41 to 1:40:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: revolution in 1917. he graduated at the university of texas medical school in 1940 and used that education to serve his country in the united states army. heerved during world war ii as an infant treeman, a combat engineer and doctor. he earned the bronze star with six battle stars.

Lamar S. Smith

1:40:02 to 1:40:22( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: but his public service did not end there. dr. garcia founded the american g.i. forum in 1948 to fight for equal treatment of mexican american veterans in medical care and educaonal benefits. president lyndo dr. garcia the first mexican american to rve as an ambassador to the united

Lamar S. Smith

1:40:23 to 1:40:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: nations. he also became the first hispanic to serve on the united states commission on civil rights. and in 1983, president ronald reagan bestowed upon dr. garcia the presidential medal of freedom.

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