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House Proceeding 07-13-09 on Jul 13th, 2009 :: 0:31:10 to 0:32:35
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John Barrow

0:31:03 to 0:31:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: mr. lungren: can i make a request that mr. boehner's statement may be offered in the record. he wanted to make sure his words of support and thanks are included. the speaker pro tempore: that will be covered under general leave. mr. barrow: having no other speakers on our side, i'll wrap up on a personal note. the poet robert frost wrote a

John Barrow

0:31:10 to 0:32:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Barrow

John Barrow

0:31:24 to 0:31:44( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: short poem, says an awful lot, it's entitled "devotion" and it goes something like this, the heart can think of no devotion greater than this, to be sure to the ocean, to hold the point of one position, counting the endless repetition. when i think of 40 years in

John Barrow

0:31:45 to 0:32:06( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: service to this house, 20 congresses, the gun having to start on legislation that's been on the table for years, having to be started over and over again, with new members coming, all the folks coming and bringing the same ideas back to the table, new ideas emerging throughout all that, i can't think of any greater devotion than holding the point, serving as counsel to this body. more to the point, it's not for

John Barrow

0:32:07 to 0:32:27( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: lack of something better to do that someone like pope barrow serves in this body for 40 years, it's because of his devotion to the work of this house and the unique opportunity that he has as counsel to this house, that he has had, of serving as counselor to the folks who are making the biggest and most important deals in the country. and it's that devotion that we recognize today and certainly

John Barrow

0:32:28 to 0:32:35( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: not for lack of anything better to do or more productive in other spheres. so that's the spirit in which i hope we will all acknowledge his service as one of great devotion

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