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House Proceeding 04-27-09 on Apr 27th, 2009 :: 0:32:15 to 0:34:50
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Thomas E. Petri

0:32:12 to 0:32:34( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: remindi volunteerism. madam speaker, i urge my colleaes to support this resolution, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. petri: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise in support of house resolution 335a resolution supporting the goals and ideals

Thomas E. Petri

0:32:15 to 0:34:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Thomas E. Petri

0:32:35 to 0:32:55( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: of national volunteer week. throughout the history of the united states, the americans have valued an ethic of service. citizens have come together to support our troops, educate our children or work to ensure that less fortunate individuals have a place to live. all of these activities support the theme of this year's

Thomas E. Petri

0:32:56 to 0:33:16( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: national volunteer week, celebrating people in action. this week gives us an opportunity to recognize those individuals who serve their country not only through the milita or through nation service programs run by the corporation for national and community service, but also those individuals who are donating their time to serve their local communities.

Thomas E. Petri

0:33:17 to 0:33:38( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: just last week our president signed the latest re-authorition of the national service program. this bill was crafted through bipartisan process in both the house and the senate and builds on the reforms in the corporations stated by the previous administration to ensure additional accountability in national service programs.

Thomas E. Petri

0:33:39 to 0:33:59( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the bill will help smaller organizations participate in national service and ensure that the unique skills of america's veterans are utilized. volunteerism is a way for americans to connect to their communities, learn more abt the problems facing their communities and to simply make a difference.

Thomas E. Petri

0:34:00 to 0:34:22( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: this week we salute all volunteers and national service program participants for their powerful impact and we thank all community partners who make these efforts possible and bring more americans into service. i want to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues, mr. platts, ms. matsui and mr. price for introducing this resotion, and i ask my

Thomas E. Petri

0:34:23 to 0:34:43( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: colleagues to support this resolution. i have no requests for time and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from the mariana islands. mr. sablan: madam speaker, i also encourage all my colleagues to support house resolution 335, and i have no further speakers.

Thomas E. Petri

0:34:44 to 0:34:51( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: 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

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