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House Proceeding 05-20-08 on May 20th, 2008 :: 0:52:30 to 0:53:37
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Jerry Weller

0:51:09 to 0:52:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jerry Weller

Jerry Weller

0:52:21 to 0:52:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Weller: from pennsylvania. mr. sestak: mr. speaker, i yield myself the remainder of the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. sestak: when the general came from the soviet union to visit

Joe Sestak

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

Joe Sestak: the united states, the soviet union was breaking up, admiral crowell took him to many places. when he departed the aircraft carrier he was asked by admiral crowell, chairman of our joint

Joe Sestak

0:52:30 to 0:53:37( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Sestak

Joe Sestak

0:52:40 to 0:52:54( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: chiefs o staff, what most impressed you? he turned to them and said your enlisted man. it's why general washington when he established the very first ribbon in the united states army, a piece of purple

Joe Sestak

0:52:54 to 0:53:08( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: ribbon which is today's purple heart dictated that award would only be given to enlisted men. enlisted service members are the heart of our military. and this bill is focused upon them. they

Joe Sestak

0:53:08 to 0:53:16( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: are the ones who say here am i, send me. i commend both sides of the aisle in recognizing who most deserves being remembered for theacrifice to this nation. it is the enlisted man and woman.

Joe Sestak

0:53:16 to 0:53:27( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: mr. speaker, 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 suspend the rules and pass h.r.

Joe Sestak

0:53:27 to 0:53:37( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: 6081 as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are -- mr. sestak: request the yeas

Jim McDermott

0:53:37 to 0:53:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the rules are suspended, the bill is passed. the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise. and remain

Jim McDermott

0:53:37 to 0:59:16( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

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