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House Proceeding 04-28-09 on Apr 28th, 2009 :: 1:04:05 to 1:06:55
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:03:52 to 1:04:12( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: 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 342. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resoti the clerk: house resolution 342, resolution expressing support for designation of may 2, 2009, as vietnamese refugees day. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:04:05 to 1:06:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:04:13 to 1:04:33( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. westmoreland, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative da 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.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:04:34 to 1:04:54( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recnized. mr. lynch: thank you. mr. speaker, on behalf of the house committee on oversight and government reform i stand to join my colleagues in the consideration of house resolution 342, which expresses our support for the designation of may 2, 2009, as vietnamese refugees day. and house resolution 342, it was introduced by the gentleman

Stephen F. Lynch

1:04:55 to 1:05:16( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: from louisiana, congressman cao of louisiana on april 21, 2009, and was considered by and reported from the oversight committee on april 23, 2009. by unanimous consent. this measure has the support and co-sponsorship of 69 members of congress. basically vietnamese refugees

Stephen F. Lynch

1:05:17 to 1:05:37( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: were asylum seekers from communist controlled vietnam. in the late 1970's many vietnamese escaped in boats by the cambodian borders and loatian borders and in thailand after the war. over two million vietnamese boat people are now spread

Stephen F. Lynch

1:05:38 to 1:05:59( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: across the world and the united states, australia, canada, france, germany, japan, china, hong kong and south korea. also in the philippines and other nations. over half of all overseas vietnamese are vietnamese americans and vietnamese americans are the fourth largest asian fwrupe in the united states.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:06:00 to 1:06:21( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: -- group in the united states. as of 2006, 72% of vietnamese americans were naturalized united states citizens. the highest rate among all asian groups. vietnamese americans have made significant contributions to the rich culture and economic prosperity of the united states. vietnamese americans have distinguished themselves in

Stephen F. Lynch

1:06:22 to 1:06:42( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: fields of literature, the arts, science and athletics and include actors and actresses, physicistsnd olympic athletes and so on. and on may 2, 2009, many will come together to rognize what has been designated as vietnamese refugees day. mr. speaker, with this bill we have the opportunity to

Stephen F. Lynch

1:06:43 to 1:06:57( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: commemorate the arrival and integration of vietnamese refugees into the united states and remember the ard with us task that many -- arduous task that many citizens around the

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