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House Proceeding 05-20-08 on May 20th, 2008 :: 1:05:19 to 1:08:52
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Ed Pastor

1:05:04 to 1:05:19( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: resolution is agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia rise. >> i move to suspend the rules and agree to house

John Lewis

1:05:19 to 1:05:29( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: resolution 1208. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: house resolution 1208, expressing the sense of the house of representatives that youth who age out of foster

John Lewis

1:05:19 to 1:08:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Lewis

John Lewis

1:05:29 to 1:05:42( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: care should be given special care and attention. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from georgia, mr. lewis, and the gentleman from illinois, mr. with weller each

John Lewis

1:05:42 to 1:05:55( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia. mr. lewis: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five pledge slative days to revise and extend their remarks on house

John Lewis

1:05:55 to 1:06:09( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: resolution 1208. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lewis: i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise today ask my colleagues to support house resolution 1208.

John Lewis

1:06:09 to 1:06:22( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: this resolution is simple, it recognizes the many problems facing the young people who spend time in foster care and thanks the many others who work to ease their transition to adulthood and

John Lewis

1:06:22 to 1:06:35( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: independence. in georgia, there are thousands of children in foster care, living in foster care is not a choice. these young people all races, ages, and backgrounds, were victims of neglect and

John Lewis

1:06:35 to 1:06:51( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: abuse. child welfare service share a common goal of finding safe, stable, and loving home for these young people. unfortunately, this dream is not always realized. i have the privilege to serve

John Lewis

1:06:51 to 1:07:05( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: on the ways and means income security and support subcommittee chaired by my good friend and colleague, mr. mcdermott of washington. last year, the gentleman from washington, mr. mcdermott, invited

John Lewis

1:07:05 to 1:07:19( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: two young people from my congressional district to testify about what it's like to transition from fogser care to adulthood. -- from foster care to adulthood. anthony revis and charlita o'neill

John Lewis

1:07:19 to 1:07:34( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: both aged out of the georgia foster care system. they shared with us how difficult it is to find housing, health care, education, livable wages, job security, and stability. at a young age, when

John Lewis

1:07:34 to 1:07:50( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: most are still relying on financial and emotional support from their parents and family, these young people had no one to fall back on. mr. speaker, these are the stories that break your

John Lewis

1:07:50 to 1:08:02( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: heart. today we honor those like anthony and chalita and kevin brown a recent graduate of clark university who are determined to find their way despite so many problems before them. we also

John Lewis

1:08:02 to 1:08:17( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: pay tribute to the mentors, the volunteer the parents, organizations, and many others who filled in the gap in federal and state doverpblg help these young people during the most difficult times of their

John Lewis

1:08:17 to 1:08:30( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: young lives. most important, this resolution sends a message to half a million young people currently in the foster care system. congress tells them, you are not alone. we love you. we support

John Lewis

1:08:30 to 1:08:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: you. you're not forgotten. there is hope. you will survive. and you will succeed. thank you, mr. speaker, i urge all of my colleagues to support this very simple resolution and i reserve the balance

John Lewis

1:08:41 to 1:08:52( Edit History Discussion )

John Lewis: of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves his time. the gentleman from illinois. mr. weller: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of house resolution 120 ed on foster

Jerry Weller

1:08:52 to 1:09:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Weller: care youth aging out of care, an important resolution before us today. i gin my colleagues in support of the more than 500,000 children who are in foster care today and in support of this

Jerry Weller

1:08:52 to 1:12:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jerry Weller

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