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House Proceeding 07-14-09 on Jul 14th, 2009 :: 0:40:45 to 0:44:10
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Gus Bilirakis

0:40:43 to 0:41:03( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: be where the stars of tomorrow shine tonight. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. >> madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: mr. burton of indiana. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise?

Gus Bilirakis

0:40:45 to 0:44:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Gus Bilirakis

0:41:04 to 0:41:25( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: >> unanimous consent to give my special order at this time. gentleman from florida is recognized. without objection. speaker. i rise today to honor mr. jack h. jones, who was recently elected imperial potentate of shriners international way which makes him the higst ranking shriner in the world. i want to share with my

Gus Bilirakis

0:41:26 to 0:41:48( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: colleagues many of whom may be be unfamiliar with the work of the shriners what they all are l about. shriners international is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship, and the masonic principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth. there are approximately 375,000

Gus Bilirakis

0:41:49 to 0:42:11( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: members from the 191 temples or chapters in the united states, canada, mexico, and panama. i'm proud to be a shriner and support their ongoing charitable efforts. shriners international supports shriners hospitals for children, one of a kind international health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving

Gus Bilirakis

0:42:12 to 0:42:32( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: the lives of children, providing special pediatric care, innovative research, and outstanding teaching programs. . shriners hospitals for children have significantly improved the

Gus Bilirakis

0:42:33 to 0:42:53( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: lives of 865,000 chiren. mr. jones has been involved with shriners for more than 30 years. he's served as part of the body that governs the shriners. prior to his election to that position, he sved on the elected devon of egypt shriners

Gus Bilirakis

0:42:54 to 0:43:14( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: in tampa, florida. his masonic affiliations includes hillsboro lodge 125, f and a.m., red cross of constantine, royal order of justers and national sole jorners.

Gus Bilirakis

0:43:15 to 0:43:35( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: he's a 33rd degree scottish right mason. mr. jones has received many awards, including the benjamin franklin award from the grand lodge of pennsylvania, the henry prince medal from the grand lodge of massachusetts, and the andrew jackson medal from the grand lodge of tennessee.

Gus Bilirakis

0:43:36 to 0:43:57( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: in 2006, he was presented the imperial award of merit which is the highest honor in the shriner's fraternity. in his new position, he will serve as chairman of the board of directors for shriners international and shriners hospitals for children. i'm assured that his immeasurable talent and

Gus Bilirakis

0:43:58 to 0:44:11( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: experience will greatly help the shriners and the many people who benefit from their work. madam speaker, i encourage all of our colleagues to congratulate mr. jones on his

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