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House Proceeding 05-20-08 on May 20th, 2008 :: 2:04:00 to 2:06:44
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Robert Portman

2:00:34 to 2:04:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Robert Portman

2:03:38 to 2:04:00( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Portman: from california. mrs. davis: at this time, i have no further requests for time, i am prepared to close after the gentleman yields back his time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

Don Young

2:04:00 to 2:04:15( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: from virginia. mr. wittman: i yield to the gentleman from alaska such time as he might need. mr. young: i thank the gentleman. i want to thank mrs. davis for her fine work bringing until

Don Young

2:04:00 to 2:06:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Don Young

Don Young

2:04:15 to 2:04:25( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: legislation and mr. wittman, i deeply appreciate it. much has been said today and i will not rerepeat that that my alaskan national guard, battalion 297th infantry that went to kuwait and

Don Young

2:04:25 to 2:04:41( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: iraq and what they were able to do. i would like to mention one thing, these young people came, the majority of them, from many areas in the state of alaska. if you think about it a moment,

Don Young

2:04:41 to 2:04:58( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: going to iraq, and even kuwait and the change in temperature. that was a marvelous thoing witness, some of those people came back and told me, it was not also hot, but it was cold, which

Don Young

2:04:58 to 2:05:10( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: they're somewhat used to, but they went over without complaint and return, all 500 of them. this is what we call the citizens' army. their families left behind, their families welcomed them

Don Young

2:05:10 to 2:05:23( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: home. we have to recognize the importan ce of the alaska national guard and the national guard of the nation and the role they play. a role they never expected to play being deployed time

Don Young

2:05:23 to 2:05:38( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: and time again. i would also like to suggest that they did the work nore iraq and kuwait by -- the work over in iraq and kuwait by receiving three bronze stars 12rk meritorious service

Don Young

2:05:38 to 2:05:50( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: medals and 142 army commendations 257bd00 army achievement medals. they did their job as they were over there. i had the privilege of going to camp shelby in mississippi when they came

Don Young

2:05:50 to 2:06:00( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: back and speak to them there as i told them there i not only support the troops, i respect the troops and the job they did. they were charged as civilian soldiers to go overseas. they were charged

Don Young

2:06:00 to 2:06:11( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: to do a duty and they did it with great valor. that i deeply respect them for. i think this body must recognize the importance of the national guard, not only in alaska but across this nation

Don Young

2:06:11 to 2:06:22( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: and continue to support the families and individuals themselves as they serve this great nation. this is a good piece of legislation and recognition of a great unit. again, thank the chairman and

Don Young

2:06:22 to 2:06:35( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: the subcommittee chairman and the ranking member. i do thank all of you, my colleagues, for supporting this legislation and support not only the alaska national guard but the national guard in

Don Young

2:06:35 to 2:06:44( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: total. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back, the gentlewoman from california. mrs. davis: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman

2:06:44 to 2:06:57( Edit History Discussion )

yields back. mr. wittman: i have no other speakers and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: all time has expire. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree

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