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House Proceeding 06-15-09 on Jun 15th, 2009 :: 1:00:25 to 1:02:20
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Gus Bilirakis

1:00:22 to 1:00:42( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: i urge my colleagues to support the passage of this resolution. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. bilirakis: mr. speaker, i consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bilirakis: i rise in support of this resolution which gives long overdue

Gus Bilirakis

1:00:25 to 1:02:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Gus Bilirakis

1:00:43 to 1:01:04( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: recognition to the accomplishments of sumo champion takamiyama daigoro, who won japan's top division championship in 1972. this native son of hawaii, also known as jesse kuhaulua, was the first foreigner to achieve this distinction since competitive sumo tournaments

Gus Bilirakis

1:01:05 to 1:01:26( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: first appeared in the 16th century. athletes have long been recognized as good will ambassadors who can often promote international understanding more effectively than professional diplomats. two years ago, for example, former secretary of state co baseball legend cal ripken jr.

Gus Bilirakis

1:01:27 to 1:01:48( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: as good will ambassador to spread the will of diplomacy. mr. daigoro, who retires at the age of 65, spent 3 1/2 decades using his athletic skills promoting understanding and friendship between the people of the united states and the people of japan. i, therefore, join ms. hirono

Gus Bilirakis

1:01:49 to 1:02:10( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: and my congressional colleagues from the aloha state in supporting this resolution, which offers congratulations and thanks to this outstanding athlete for his remarkable record in sumo, for his role in diversifying that ha previously been exclusively a japanese sport and for his service as an athletic good

Gus Bilirakis

1:02:11 to 1:02:21( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: will ambassador to our close ally, japan, for the past 37 years. happy birthday, jesse, thank you for your many accomplishments and good luck

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