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House Proceeding 07-13-09 on Jul 13th, 2009 :: 0:25:05 to 0:28:30
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Henry A. Waxman

0:25:02 to 0:25:22( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: will be continued professionalism as we deal with these many challenges and i thank my friend for yielding. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. barrow: i yield five minutes to the distinguished the gentleman from california, mr. waxman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is

Henry A. Waxman

0:25:05 to 0:28:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Henry A. Waxman

0:25:23 to 0:25:43( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: recognized. mr. waxman: i recognize the tremendous contribution that po has made to the house of representatives and to the country in his service with the office of legislative counsel. if you watch the floor debate long enough, you'll hear members of congress correctly noting that hard-working staff never get enough credit around here.

Henry A. Waxman

0:25:44 to 0:26:04( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: while there is another group of professionals that often get less credit for their good work and that's the staff at the office of the legislative counsel. pope barrow w has the finest characterics of the fine men and women who draft law,

Henry A. Waxman

0:26:05 to 0:26:26( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: hard-working, good natured and committed to professional standards. pope has had a hand in crafting every major energy and environmental initiative that has moved through the committee of energy and commerce over three decades of my service in the congress from clean air to safe drinking water, pope has worked to draft the laws that the american people count on

Henry A. Waxman

0:26:27 to 0:26:49( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: congress to get right. he has also worked on laws that are less in the public spotlight, such as laws that regulate our energy markets, laws that require whitewater releases from hydroelectric projects.

Henry A. Waxman

0:26:50 to 0:27:11( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: no matter what the subject of his work, pope has demonstrated a rare and invaluable ability to refine complicated concepts into comprehensive law -- come presence i believe law. pope has the unusual way of ndling the pressures of the job when congress was considering the clean air act amendments of 1990, he would leave the office to kayak

Henry A. Waxman

0:27:12 to 0:27:33( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: through the narrow george of eat falls just outside of washington, d.c. i guess he thought if he could survive that, he could survive anything that i and john dingell might throw at him. legislation can take months of negotiation. tensions can get high working under tight deadlines with major consequences at stake.

Henry A. Waxman

0:27:34 to 0:27:55( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: throughout these times, pope kept an even keel and lighten the mood with a whacky metaphor. he was a pleasure to work with and legend and i call him the clark kent of legislative drafters. mild-mannered, but delivering a super human effort and

Henry A. Waxman

0:27:56 to 0:28:16( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: performance. he displayed imens dedication in his work. this spring when we marked up the energy bill, pope worked hard to help report the bill by the memorial day recs. he would work late into the night but come in even earlier in the morning.

Henry A. Waxman

0:28:17 to 0:28:32( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: with pope's retirement, the house is losing an extraordinary public servant and it would be hard for me to look down at the counsel's table during our next energy or environmental markup and not see pope there.

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