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House Proceeding 07-14-08 on Jul 14th, 2008 :: 0:31:02 to 0:35:52
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the fact that we are taking it up today and recognizing the importance of this anniversary. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri, mr. skelton, yields back

Adam B. Schiff

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Adam B. Schiff: the balance of his time. the gentleman from connecticut, mr. courtney, reserves. the gentleman from alabama, mr. rogers. mr. rogers: mr. speaker, i have no further requests for time at this time

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Speech By: Adam B. Schiff

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Adam B. Schiff: so i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama, mr. rogers, yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from connecticut, mr. courtney, is recognized.

Adam B. Schiff

0:31:26 to 0:31:41( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: mr. courtney: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to my friend and colleague, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne,

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0:31:41 to 0:31:52( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: is recognized for three minutes. mr. payne: thank you very much for yielding. and let me commend the sponsor of this great resolution and also let me just commend representative skelton

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0:31:52 to 0:32:07( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: for the outstanding work that he's done for so many years in the armed services committee. i stand and support of this resolution, h.con.res 297, because, as we all know, there were many, many

Adam B. Schiff

0:32:07 to 0:32:26( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: african-americans who fought valiantly through many of the wars. i'm very proud to have an uncle who just passed away two years ago, three years ago who was in the invasion of normandy. and

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0:32:26 to 0:32:41( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: i used to recall as a young boy receiving the letters that he would send that were photo copied and made about the -- photocopied and made about the size of their hand where anything they made

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0:32:41 to 0:32:51( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: was strategic was blacked out. my uncle was in the invasion of normandy. and his wife, ruth garrett, who is still alive, worked in new jersey for the war effort making weapons for our armed services.

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0:32:51 to 0:33:06( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: he was very proud when the world war ii monument was opened. and he proudly sat with his uniform and his cap and his medals and made me very, very proud of his service. even today, one of my

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Adam B. Schiff: employees, richard turner, is serving in iraq. but there have been african-americans who served for so many years. took mrs. eleanor roosevelt to fly with the tuskegee airmen to finally

Adam B. Schiff

0:33:16 to 0:33:30( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: allow the tuskegee airmen to fly in combat because there was resistance to that. and as we know, the first person, as a matter of fact, in combat to die in the revolutionary war was chris

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0:33:30 to 0:33:42( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: back in 1770 on march 5 when he and four other patriots were taken down by the british to start the revolutionary war. and the battle of bunker hill where we had salom poor who fought at the battle

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0:33:42 to 0:33:57( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: of bunker hill. a neighbor of mine and another captured 30 german soldiers in world war i and kept them captive for over a month. and people wondered how two soldiers can -- could have

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kept so many enemy soldiers at bay. and so i am so proud to have this recognition and certainly pay tribute to harry s. truman, a person who said the buck stops there, is from missouri. he said

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he'll take the heat and he did. and so i would just like to once again commend so many of the men and women who continue even today to show their appreciation and strength for our nation as they

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serve valiantly in the united states armed services. thank you, sir, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne, yields back the baffle

Adam B. Schiff

0:34:35 to 0:34:47( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: his time. the gentleman from connecticut. mr. courtney: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from connecticut yields back

Adam B. Schiff

0:34:47 to 0:34:59( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house concurrent resolution 297, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the

Adam B. Schiff

0:34:59 to 0:35:12( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the concurrent resolution is agreed to and without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. without

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Adam B. Schiff: objection, the title is amended. the gentleman from alabama. mr. rogers: thank yo mr. speaker. i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those

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