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House Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 0:53:25 to 0:57:15
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Nancy Pelosi

0:53:22 to 0:53:42( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: and mr. speaker, at this time, i yield to the gentlelady from california, our speaker of the house of representatives, speaker pelosi. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman fr recognized. the speaker: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding and thank him for

Nancy Pelosi

0:53:25 to 0:57:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi

0:53:43 to 0:54:03( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: giving us this opportunity to come to the floor to sing praises of our former colleague. we always will have him as a colleague in our hearts. but former colleague on the floor, congressman ralph regula of ohio. as many of you know and has been acknowledged, ralph regula served in the house with great distinction for 38 years of service.

Nancy Pelosi

0:54:04 to 0:54:27( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: 38 years of service and not only service, great leadership. last year we sadly said goodbye to him, but now tonight we will honor him by creating a long-standing testament to his leadership, designated the courthouse and federal building in his hometown of canton as the ralph regula feder building and united states courthouse.

Nancy Pelosi

0:54:28 to 0:54:50( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: i want to acknowledge john boach erry for his work in shepherding this legislation through congress and for doing an exceptional job, i believe, following in the footsteps of ralph regula in representing ohio's 16th congressional district. congressman regula's entire life was devoted to public service and still is. he was a distinguished navy

Nancy Pelosi

0:54:51 to 0:55:12( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: veteran of world war ii, he served our country in that way and he served both the ohio senate and the ohio house of representatives as well as the state board of education and aren't we fortunate that when he came to congress he was already an experienced legislator with a strong commitment to educating our children.

Nancy Pelosi

0:55:13 to 0:55:33( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: 38 years, imagine that. born when ralph regula came to the congress. 38 years in e house of representatives is an earning distinction of being the second longest serving republican in the congress. congressman regula's leadership benefited our entire nation. it was a personal ivilege for me to work with him on the appropriations committee.

Nancy Pelosi

0:55:34 to 0:55:54( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: i saw firsthand his leadership, his knowledge of the issues, the respect that he commanded about all who came before him and the respect he had from both sides of the aisle. he was -- i personally am grateful to him for transforming san francisco's former army base. he was v that. the proceeding into one of our

Nancy Pelosi

0:55:55 to 0:56:15( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: nation's parks and we have honored him on many occasions in san francisco. most recently as fort baker. i also -- none of cuss come together and talk about ralph regula -- can come -- none of us can come together and talk about ralph regula without talking about mary regula. it was the loven of mary and

Nancy Pelosi

0:56:16 to 0:56:37( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: their three children and four grandchildren who made his leadership possible and we all know that mary is the one who made a decision that we would have a first lady -- a national first lady's library in canton, ohio, to honor the contribution to our nation of the first ladies of america. it's a phenomenal thing.

Nancy Pelosi

0:56:38 to 0:56:59( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: she had an idea, she executed it and now people can visit and see that important part of american history. thanks to mary regula. today we honor a great congressional leader, great friend to all of us and a grea man. i urge all of my colleagues to understand the privilege that we have of expressing our appreciation to ralph -- for

Nancy Pelosi

0:57:00 to 0:57:15( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: ralph regula's leadership by supporting this legislation and i join my colleagues from ohio, on both sides of the aisle, for their -- the honor that we are paying to ralph regula tonight

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