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House Proceeding on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 0:01:40 to 0:06:05
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Nancy Pelosi

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Nancy Pelosi: thanks givegiving to you each day for every -- thanksgiving to you each day for every day. amen. the speaker: the chair has 1s examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the chamber her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1

Nancy Pelosi

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Nancy Pelosi

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Nancy Pelosi: the journal stands approved. the speaker pro tempore: the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentlewoman from massachusetts, congresswoman tsongas. ms. tsongas: i pledge algiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god,

Nancy Pelosi

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Nancy Pelosi: justice for all. fowhat purpose does the gentlewoman from california rise? the speaker: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute. the speaker: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i rise today to pay tribute to leader for working men and women, a

Nancy Pelosi

0:02:48 to 0:03:10( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: distinguished diplomat and a great american, john henng, known to us as jack, who passed away on june 4, 2009. jack henning will be long remembered for his distinguished career on the front lines of the labor movement fighting passionately for justice, equality, human rights and jobs in california and across america and roughout the world.

Nancy Pelosi

0:03:11 to 0:03:32( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: a native san franciscan, he began working for the union of catholics. he worked for the soy after graduation from college. jack served for decades for a leader of working people rising to be president of the california labor federation. in that role jack represented millions of california workers with great distinction.

Nancy Pelosi

0:03:33 to 0:03:53( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: not only union members but millions of belonged to a union, enjoying better wages, safer workplace and more secure retirement because of the battles waged by union leaders such as jack henning. jack was a close ally of the legendary farm organizer

Nancy Pelosi

0:03:54 to 0:04:14( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: chavez. he said in his proudest accomplishments in 1975 of the landmark agriculture labor relations act and provided tough labo protections who had been abused and mistreated for decades in california's pastures of the plenty. jack henning ended his farewell

Nancy Pelosi

0:04:15 to 0:04:36( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: speech at the california labor federation in 1996 with and by suspension of the laws of nature if i were young again i would follow nother -- no other course, except the flag of america and the flag of labor. the labor movement was blessed to have him as a leader. as distinguished as he was on behalf of workers, jack made

Nancy Pelosi

0:04:37 to 0:04:57( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: other contributions to his state and his nation in which we are all grateful. before taking the presidency of the california federation of labor, jack served president kennedy and johnson as undersecretary of labor and was appointed by president johnson as the ambassador to new zealand in 1967. jack was also a distinguished regent at the university of

Nancy Pelosi

0:04:58 to 0:05:18( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: california for a dozen years during which he helped lead the fight for expanded opportunities for minority students and demanded that the university divest its investments in apartheid south africa. that investment initiative helped bring about the peaceful ending of apartheid and the new day of majority rule in south africa. we ll all miss jack greatly

Nancy Pelosi

0:05:19 to 0:05:39( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: but none more than his sons, patrick, daniel, john jr., patrick and thomas. his daughters, mary and assistancey. his 12 grandchildren and his great grandchildren. we also remember his beloved wife, betty, who preceded him in death. i hope it's a comfort to his family that so many people mourn their loss and are

Nancy Pelosi

0:05:40 to 0:06:00( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: praying for them at this sad time. jack henning was a proud american, a devout catholic, passionate about his irish roots and a great friend and mentor to many of us. mr. speaker, i join jack henning's family, friends and colleagues to celebrate his life and rember his illustrious contributions to

Nancy Pelosi

0:06:01 to 0:06:07( Edit History Discussion )

Nancy Pelosi: the state of california and our great nation. and later today thousands of people will gather in

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