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House Proceeding 07-20-09 on Jul 20th, 2009 :: 1:13:00 to 1:14:50
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James P. McGovern

1:12:56 to 1:13:17( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: that is my distinguished and colleague from the great state of mas mcgovern, for two minutes. mr. mcgovern: i want to thank my -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for two minutes. mr. mcgovern: i want to thank my friend for yielding and for his leadership on these and so many other important issues. i wanted to rise as well in support of the resolution by my

James P. McGovern

1:13:00 to 1:14:50( Edit History Discussion )
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James P. McGovern

1:13:18 to 1:13:38( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: colleague from georgia, mr. gingrey. i think it's an important resolution and i think the hunters for the hungry organization deserve praise for their work in trying to respond to a real need in this country and that is the -- that is the issue of people who are food insecure or are hungry. this is a problem that is getting worse in the united states of america.

James P. McGovern

1:13:39 to 1:13:59( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: i am sad to say. and this is an issue that we need to talk more about on this house floor. and while i appreciate and i support the efforts of hunters and a whole buh of other volunteer organizations across the country in their efforts to respond to this crisis, and we need to do everything we can to congratulate them, express our appreciation and urge them to

James P. McGovern

1:14:00 to 1:14:20( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: do more. i would also add that i think we have a moral imperative to do more as a country and as a government to respond to this need. .1 and hungry. every one of us should be

James P. McGovern

1:14:21 to 1:14:42( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: ashamed. we need to do more than we are doing now. i'm the co-chair of the house hung members of congress to take only one hour, at least one hour out of their busy schedules the august recess and visit a hunger relief organization, visit a food bank and see

James P. McGovern

1:14:43 to 1:14:52( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: firsthand what is happening. and what people are going to see, what my colleagues will see is not only the work that is

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