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House Proceeding on Apr 21st, 2009 :: 1:37:10 to 1:42:00
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:37:08 to 1:37:28( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: enrich our country. mr. speaker, i am pleased to support this resolution and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. ly no further speakers, but i would reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts reserves the balance of his

Stephen F. Lynch

1:37:10 to 1:42:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:37:29 to 1:37:49( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: time. the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, having no additional speakers, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from utah yields the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, in closing i just want to thank the lady -- the gentlelady from new york, mrs. mccarthy. she is as others are, she is

Stephen F. Lynch

1:37:50 to 1:38:11( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: also traveling to washingt this time and wanted to be here for this resolution. but i ask our colleagues to join member carolyn mccarthy in supporting this resolution. and 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 e rules and agree to house resolution 254 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:38:12 to 1:38:32( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: in the opinion of thchair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. without objection, the title is amended. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise?

Stephen F. Lynch

1:38:33 to 1:38:53( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 214. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 214, resolution recognizes the efforts of the countless volunteers who helped the commonwealth of kentucky to recover from the ice stormf january, 2009. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:38:54 to 1:39:15( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: gentleman from masachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from utah, mr. chaffetz, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:39:16 to 1:39:36( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, as a member of the house committee on oversight and government reform i join my colleagues support of house resolution 214, which recognizes the efforts of volunteers from across the country the commonwealth of kentucky recover from a devastating ice storm on january -- in january, 2009. i'd like to thank our

Stephen F. Lynch

1:39:37 to 1:39:57( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: colleague, mr. brett guthrie fromentucky for sponsoring this thoughtful resolution. i'd also like to commend my colleagues on the house committee of oversight and government reform for acting so quickly to bring this measure to the floor. this measure has the support and co-sponsorship of 59 members of congress which, of course, include the entire

Stephen F. Lynch

1:39:58 to 1:40:18( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: house delegation from kentucky. as many americans are aware, the commonwealth of kentucky suffered a horrendous ice storm on january 26, 2009. more than 700,000 homes and businesses were left without power. sadly, some estimated 200,000 americans found themselves without access to water and our basic necessities.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:40:19 to 1:40:39( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: in fact, the dreadful ice storms that hit a number of states in the midwest, including the state of kentucky, back in january has been considered the worst history. as expected, when americans see their fellow countrymen in need of help and assistance support point of order in the state of kentucky immediately llowing the storm's devastating effect.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:40:40 to 1:41:00( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: for example, state and local ficials acted quickly to ban together in order to coordinate the relief efforts and ultimately save lives. lunteer agencies, faith-based communities and organizations from 15 states came to the aid of kentucky cities and neighborhoods. nearly 200 makeshift shelters provided refuge for almost

Stephen F. Lynch

1:41:01 to 1:41:22( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: 8,000 kentuckyians. and while certainly tragic in nature, the ice storm once again demonstrated the unyielding resolve of americans to work together to ensure the common good of their neighbors. mr. speaker, it is also important that we members of the house of representatives take a moment to recognize the support of efforts of the kentucky national guard as some

Stephen F. Lynch

1:41:23 to 1:41:45( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: 4,600 guardsmen went door to door throughout the affected communities to make certain that no citizen was beyond the reach of a helpful hand. for their coitment we say thank you and for their service we say a job well done. in closing house resolution 214 is designed to simply recognize the commonwealth of kentucky for showing incredible resolve in the face of disaster.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:41:46 to 1:42:00( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the selflessness exhibited by volunteers and aid agencies speaks volunteers about the american spirit. as kentucky and their neighboring midwestern states continue to pick up the pieces, let us take part to acknowledge those who came to the aid of those americans in their time

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