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House Proceeding 04-28-09 on Apr 28th, 2009 :: 0:38:25 to 0:43:25
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Stephen F. Lynch

0:38:22 to 0:38:42( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: and effective actions of our men and women in uniform. they deserve our highest level of respect and gratitude. while we must continue with our daily lives, let us not forget those who have had their lives permanently altered and less us also use this tragedy as a daily reminder of how fragile

Stephen F. Lynch

0:38:25 to 0:43:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch

0:38:43 to 0:39:05( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: life is and how to make the most of the time that we have. i thank you very much, mr. speaker. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i simply urge our colleagues to join us -- join mr. hinchey in

Stephen F. Lynch

0:39:06 to 0:39:26( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: supporting this resolution. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 340. those in favor signify by saying aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. 2/3 having responded in the

Stephen F. Lynch

0:39:27 to 0:39:47( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: affirmative, the rules are suspended and the resolution is 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 341. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of

Stephen F. Lynch

0:39:48 to 0:40:08( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 341, resolution expressing heartfelt sympathy for the victims and families of the shootings in geneva and coffee counties in alabama, on march 10, 2009. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. westmoreland, each will control 20 minutes.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:40:09 to 0:40:29( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: 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 now yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:40:30 to 0:40:52( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. as a member of the house committee on oversight and government reform, i solemnly join my colleagues in the consideration of house resolution 341, which expresses our heartfelt sympathy for the victims and families in the -- of the shootings in geneva and coffee counties in alabama on march 10, 2009. house resolution 341 was

Stephen F. Lynch

0:40:53 to 0:41:14( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: introduced by our colleague, congressman bobby bright of alabama on april 1, 2009, and was considered by and reported from the oversight committee on april 23, 2009, by voice vote. this measure has the support and co-sponsorship of 58 members of congress. on march 10, 2009, the people of geneva and coffee counties in southeast alabama suffered a

Stephen F. Lynch

0:41:15 to 0:41:36( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: senseless shooting that resulted in the loss of 10 lives and a number of injuries. on that tragic day the reckless killings began as the shooter, michael mclendon, where he killed his own mother and in additi to set the house on fire.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:41:37 to 0:41:57( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the shooter then drove a dozen miles to samson where he gunned down four members of his own family. the victims of this senseless act included james white, tracy wise, dean weiss and a 74-year-old virginia e. white, the shooter's own

Stephen F. Lynch

0:41:58 to 0:42:18( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: granddaughter. and also the daughter of joshua meyers and corrine gracy myers, who was only 18 months old. the shooter trd on his rampage, killng three more people. these random and innocent victims were james starling, sonya smith and bruce maloy.

Stephen F. Lynch

0:42:19 to 0:42:39( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the ram page ended another 12 miles further east in geneva at the metals plant where with a valiant attempt to end the rampage, state troopers, the police officers of geneva police department and county sheriff's department were among the first to respond and help

Stephen F. Lynch

0:42:40 to 0:43:00( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: resolve the situation. after a gun battle with police, mr. mclendon took his own life. the memory, the pain and grief of this reckless killing spree will remain with the victims and the counties of geneva and coffee, alabama. mr. speaker, with this bill we have an opportunity to acknowledge the livelost and

Stephen F. Lynch

0:43:01 to 0:43:22( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the courage and resolve of the many law enforcement officials and community members that helped end the situation. i'd like to thank the gentleman from alabama for introducing and ushering through this house such a thoughtful and consir the measure which can only express the heartfelt sympathy we all feel on behalf of those americans that were impacted by

Stephen F. Lynch

0:43:23 to 0:43:25( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: this tragic event. in closing, mr. speaker, i urge

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