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House Proceeding 05-19-08 on May 19th, 2008 :: 1:39:17 to 1:43:51
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Diane E. Watson

1:36:14 to 1:39:17( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diane E. Watson

Diane E. Watson

1:39:07 to 1:39:17( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the activities of the club have expanded over the past century to include such annual events as the first ladies luncheon and founders day. i yield now to mr. sanford bishop. for as much

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:39:17 to 1:39:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. bishop: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today,

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:39:17 to 1:43:51( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:39:31 to 1:39:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: along with representatives todd tiahrt, jeff miller, doris matsui, jo ann emerson, john tanner and 76 other co-sponsors of h.res. 1026 to commemorate the congressional club on its 100th

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:39:48 to 1:39:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: anniversary. congressional club was established in 1908, quote, to promote socialability among its members, create a common meeting place and further personal acquaintans among the women

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:39:58 to 1:40:14( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: of the congressional circle, end of quote. in the early 20th century, members of congress actually had little time for making friends outside of congress or government. it largely fell

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:40:14 to 1:40:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: upon the wives to forge acquaintanses in the nation's capitol since many of them lived solitary lives away -- away from their home states. in 1914, the club moved into a mansion located on

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:40:29 to 1:40:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: the corner of new hampshire avenue where it continues to be the meeting place to this day. it has maintained its mission as serving as a place for spouses of members of both the house and the senate

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:40:49 to 1:41:07( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: to develop nonpartisan -- bipartisan, i might say, friend shirps. indeed its member -- friendships. indeed it includes male and female spouses as more women has been added to congress in the

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:41:07 to 1:41:20( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: past century. it includes supreme court justices and the president's cabinet as well as first ladies. it has provided aid to our nation's soldiers, supporting local police and fire departments,

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:41:20 to 1:41:35( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: hosting receptions for senior citizens, the disadvantaged, young people and spouses of ambassadors. it is entirely self-supporting for membership deuce in the sales of the congressional cookbook,

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:41:35 to 1:41:50( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: which includes recipes of members of congress, first ladies, ambassadors, as well as members of the club. it's interesting to note that 100 years ago this may it took the charm of a determined

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:41:50 to 1:42:06( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: wife of a member of congress to get the federal legislation incorporating the club approved by the house of representatives. the house minority leader, john sharp williams of mississippi,

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:42:06 to 1:42:25( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: had opposed the bill and was using parliamentary procedures to delay and to defeat the bill. history has it that when mrs. williams, his spouse, who favored the club, heard about her husband's

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:42:25 to 1:42:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: opposition, she invited him to lunch the day that the measure was to be considered on the house floor. after lunch, he withdrew his opposition and his request for a recorded vote. saying that,

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:42:41 to 1:42:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: quote, it is the opinion of the gentleman from mississippi that there will not be a roll call because it would cause a great deal of unhappiness in washington. as a proud spouse of the current

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:42:54 to 1:43:12( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: president of the congressional club, vivian crayden bishop, i'm pleased to be a sponsor of this bill. i want to commend a number of people for their outstanding work in bringing this

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:43:12 to 1:43:26( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: resolution to the floor. richard hinkle on congressman tiahrt's staff. doug thompson on congressman tanner's staff. denise on the oversight and government reform committee. and jonathan harper

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:43:26 to 1:43:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: on my staff. i'd also like to thank vicky tiahrt, suzy skelton, lydia defoley for their excellent efforts in support of the club and, of course, in support of this resolution. mr. speaker, i,

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop

1:43:41 to 1:43:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sanford D. Jr.Bishop: again, thank my colleagues who are co-sponsors for their extraordinary support of this resolution, and i urge its immediate adoption.at i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore:

Darrell E. Issa

1:43:51 to 1:44:02( Edit History Discussion )

Darrell E. Issa: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california. mr. issa: thank you, mr. speaker. and i, too, rise in support of su this resolution. is i certainly believe

Darrell E. Issa

1:43:51 to 1:47:26( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Darrell E. Issa

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