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House Proceeding on Apr 22nd, 2009 :: 1:00:35 to 1:03:10
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Walter B. Jones

1:00:26 to 1:00:47( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina is recognized. speaker. i want to thank the chairman and the ranking member for reintroducing this bill and moving it to the floor. last year we passed this bill at the end of the session and went over to the senate and the senate did not have enough time to move the bill. it was explained by chairman brady and mccarthy the importance of this bill.

Walter B. Jones

1:00:35 to 1:03:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Walter B. Jones

Walter B. Jones

1:00:48 to 1:01:08( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: there are times in a person's public life that they don' think about the time that they might be called by god. and this happened to my father, as a matter of fact. and i want to explain the story with my father. this will bring it to an end from my standpoint of why i introduced this bill. to help all the candidates who are running for office to help incumbents as both have said before me. my father finished his 26 yes

Walter B. Jones

1:01:09 to 1:01:29( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: in the united states house of representatives in 1993. and he actually died that year, in the fall of that year. and as we found out he was one of the last members of congress that could actually take the campaign account and use it for personal reasons. as been explained by the chairman and mr. mccarthy, that has changed.

Walter B. Jones

1:01:30 to 1:01:50( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: now those funds can be given to a charity, can be given to a political party or whatever the individual decides to do. well, in my father's situation, the treasurer, a wonderful man, tom parish, a lawyer, who was handling my father's account -- campaign account. when my father passed, then the attorney in farmville, north

Walter B. Jones

1:01:51 to 1:02:13( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: carolina, where i'm from, where my father was from, the attorney who was handling the estate called the treasurer and said we need to transfer those funds to congressman walter jones sr.'s account and the treasurer said, no, this cannot happen. by law am responsible for the dispersement and i by law cannot transfer the moneys.

Walter B. Jones

1:02:14 to 1:02:34( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: so anyway, it was resolved. now as we know as has been stated that the campaign account should a member of congress in the united states house or senate pass on then the treasurer would be responsible for disbursing those moneys. what this bill would do is allow that candidate or that incumbent sitting member of

Walter B. Jones

1:02:35 to 1:02:56( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: congress should that person be called by god that then the family member that they designate will be able or a friend -- it could be a friend -- but the family member would be able to disburse those moneys knowing the wants of the individuals -- individual.

Walter B. Jones

1:02:57 to 1:03:10( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: i think this is a bill that will make it easier for a family should that member die while he or she is serving in the united states house or senate or be a candidate. mr. chairman, i want to thank you for moving this bill again. i want to move the senate if

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