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House Proceeding 04-22-09 on Apr 22nd, 2009 :: 1:15:30 to 1:20:15
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Michael H. Michaud

1:15:27 to 1:15:47( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: documents to show it was effective in stopping the attack in los angeles, california -- my time's up? the speaker pro tempore: yes. mr. burton: my time's up, folks. be back tomorrow night. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady rise?

Michael H. Michaud

1:15:30 to 1:20:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael H. Michaud

Michael H. Michaud

1:15:48 to 1:16:08( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: >> i ask to be removed as a co-sponsor of h.r. 775. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes representative boyd -- mr. michaud: i ask to take his place. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. so ordered.

Michael H. Michaud

1:16:09 to 1:16:30( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: mr. michaud: the state of maine lost a determined advocate when bruce roy passed away on april 7. i rise tonight to honor my dear friend. my heart goes out to his wife of over 29 years, nancy, two daughters, jessica and joanne and five grandchildren, courtney, brittany, logan,

Michael H. Michaud

1:16:31 to 1:16:51( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: isabel and cooper. as well as his extended family during these very difficult times. bruce reminds us all how short and precious life can be, but unlike most people who let life pass by them, he gave everything he had to the betterment of his family's life and those around

Michael H. Michaud

1:16:52 to 1:17:13( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: him. i believe that a true measure of a man should always be the size of his heart and god knows that everyone who knew bruce knew that the size of his heart was enormous. he loved so many and he was loved by so many. and there is nothing more important than life than that.

Michael H. Michaud

1:17:14 to 1:17:36( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: bruce's idea of family far extends beyond the traditional norm. it includes his fellow mill workers, his union brothers and sisters and his neighbors. he devoted his life to helping struggling families all across the state of maine. and in the weeks preceding his death, helping the laid-off

Michael H. Michaud

1:17:37 to 1:17:58( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: workers at wausau paper ll helped get them the assistance they earned. he was a member of pace and the national union known today as local seven. he served as treasurer and recording secretary and president of the maine labor council of the uted steel workers and secretary-treasurer of the maine afl-cio.

Michael H. Michaud

1:17:59 to 1:18:19( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: he was recently appointed and confirmed to maine's workers' compensation board. in no way can bruce's resume capsule ate who he was and what he stood for. when i first ran for congress, many did not believe a mill worker could be elected. i was in a six-way primary in

Michael H. Michaud

1:18:20 to 1:18:42( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: 2002 and the odds were stacked against me. bruce devoted his life, his full-time to my campaign and even though he wasn't a paid staffer, he was very much part of our campaign team. bruce would get up at the crack of dawn to do mill gate and spent evenings plastering neighborhoods with campaign signs and literature.

Michael H. Michaud

1:18:43 to 1:19:03( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: he was instrumental in my get out the vote in our region. he did all this at the expense of spending time with his loving family. he was -- he made an enormous sacrifice but it was for a cause that he believed in. and that's h bruce lived his life. he devoted his whole heart to

Michael H. Michaud

1:19:04 to 1:19:24( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: the cause he believed in. . when i won the seat in the united states congress, my victory was not just for me, but they are people like bruce. bruce always reminded me you can't stop fighting for the country. he lived that pledge in evything he did.

Michael H. Michaud

1:19:25 to 1:19:46( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: i have never forgotten those words. they are the words that we all should live by today. bruce always made a decision based on what was right. his approach to life was a combination of good humor, high ideals and honor.

Michael H. Michaud

1:19:47 to 1:20:07( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: his son-in-law said about bruce, and i quote, he was the nicest guy i ever met, end of quote. i couldn't agree more. there are no words to express the pain we all feel with his passing away. we love you, bruce, and we know that you're among the angels.

Michael H. Michaud

1:20:08 to 1:20:16( Edit History Discussion )

Michael H. Michaud: your work here on earth will never be forgotten from your brothers and sisters in the bor movement, from your

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