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House Proceeding on Apr 21st, 2009 :: 1:30:45 to 1:35:00
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:30:26 to 1:30:46( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: could not be a more deeply felt resolution. it's a heart felt and richly deserved tribute to a great and good man. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yi balance of his time. the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, i have no other speakers at the moment and i reserve the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:30:45 to 1:35:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:30:47 to 1:31:07( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from utah reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i don't believe we have any more speakers that are present here today. i continue to reserve the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from utah.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:31:08 to 1:31:28( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. chaffetz: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker o tempore: the gentleman from utah yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. in closing i do want to -- this is a travel day for members of congress, but i do want to recognize the other co-sponsors of this measure -- representative james clyburn from south carolina, the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:31:29 to 1:31:49( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: chairman of our committee, representative ed towns from brookl, representative barbara lee from california, representative sheila jackson lee from texas, representative steve cohen from tennessee, and the gentleman, john lewis from georgia, who also -- are on their way to washington would be here to speak in favor of this resolution as well. and together we are, all these co-sponsors and those who have spoken on the floor today, urge us to join in this great

Stephen F. Lynch

1:31:50 to 1:32:10( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: reco franklin. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 320. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are

Stephen F. Lynch

1:32:11 to 1:32:31( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: agreed to and without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 254 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution.

Stephen F. Lynch

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

Stephen F. Lynch: the clerk: house resolution 254, resolution recognizing the designion of march, 2009, as irish american heritage month. and honoring the significance of irish americans and the history and progress of the united states. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from utah, mr. chaffetz, each will control 20 minutes.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:32:53 to 1:33:13( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i now yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, representative of the committee on oversight and government reform and one of being of irish heritage, i rise in support of this resolution, resolution 254, which is a bill to recognize the importance of

Stephen F. Lynch

1:33:14 to 1:33:35( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: irish american heritage and honoring the significance of irish americans and the history of the united states. this bill was introduced by my friend and colleague last month , carolyn mccarthy of new york, on st. patrick's day. and the committee offer oversight and government reform amended the measure on april 2 in order it to be reported by unanimous consent.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:33:36 to 1:33:56( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: house resolution 254 gives the members of this chamber a chance to honor the valuable contributions that americans of irish heritage have made to this country since our inception. in fact, nine of the 56 signers of the declaration of independence were a men of irish origin. and irish americans have served in the armed services for this country in every war in which the united states has ever

Stephen F. Lynch

1:33:57 to 1:34:22( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: fought. at least 19 presidents of the united states can claim irish heritage, including our current president, barack obama. the works of eugene o'neil, bernard shaw, remain invaluable parts of our history. john wayne and helen hayes have helped enrich our culture.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:34:25 to 1:34:46( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: and suffrages leonora barry and mary kenney o'sullivan. they helped to make our largest cities into the centers of commerce and industry. i'd like to thank my colleague, the gentlelady from new york, carolyn mccarthy, for sponsoring this measure and i'd like to thank the ranking member of the committee of

Stephen F. Lynch

1:34:47 to 1:35:00( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: oversight and government reform, the gentleman from california, mr. issa, for helping us to get it to the floor today. many immigrated here from ireland hoping to share in our freedom and prosperity and in turn they have helped to make our country great. for their countless

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