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House Proceeding 05-12-09 on May 12th, 2009 :: 2:19:50 to 2:22:30
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Stephen F. Lynch

2:19:36 to 2:19:57( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 388, resolution celebrating the role of mothers in the united states and supporting the goals and ideals of mother's day. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from nebraska, mr. fortenberry, each will control 20 minutes.

Stephen F. Lynch

2:19:50 to 2:22:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch

2:19:58 to 2:20:18( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the chair recnizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. 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 yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

Stephen F. Lynch

2:20:19 to 2:20:41( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. lynch: thank you. mr. speaker, there are few great honors i think in congress in stand in support of this bill which affirms the goals of mother's day and celebrates the role of mothers in the united states. i first like to thank mr. fortenberry, the gentleman from nebraska, for his courage in going out on a limb here and supporting this -- and introducing this legislation.

Stephen F. Lynch

2:20:42 to 2:21:02( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: i like to also commend chairman towns and the house committee on oversight and government reform for bringing this resolution to the floor under unanimous consent. on sunday we celebrated the 101st mother's day. it may come as a surprise to some, particularly our own mothers, that it took our country over 130 years to

Stephen F. Lynch

2:21:03 to 2:21:24( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: officially designate a day praising motherhood. nevertheless, it is important to annually pause and recall that our lives and our country's history would have been much different for the contributions of our mothers. to our families and to our country. i would not presume nor am i brave enough to speak on behalf

Stephen F. Lynch

2:21:25 to 2:21:45( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: of our america's 82 million mothers. instead, i'd simply like to speak to their importance in shaping our society and our future. mothers are indeed the backbone of the american family. with great love and compassion, they lay the foundation for all children to grow into honorable citizens. it is no stretch to say that our sustained national

Stephen F. Lynch

2:21:46 to 2:22:06( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: character of good will and moral strength is the result of dedicated motherhood. many of our greatest national heroes attribute their own successes to the guidance of their mothers. while examples are numerous, will quoteresident abraham lincoln who once said of his own angel mother, i remember my mother's prayers and they have

Stephen F. Lynch

2:22:07 to 2:22:28( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: always followed me. they have clung to me all my life. i'm sure that similar and acknowledgments are appropriate for the mothers of every american, i am sure. mr. speaker, i'm sure my colleagues would agree that it is inadequate to spend just one day a year celebrating the

Stephen F. Lynch

2:22:29 to 2:22:31( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: contributions of america's mothers, but as our small

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