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House Proceeding 07-20-09 on Jul 20th, 2009 :: 2:16:50 to 2:23:50
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Hank Johnson

2:16:46 to 2:17:07( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: enforcement can use to help find those kids. so i would urge the adoption of this resolution. i yield back the balan time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson is recognized. mr. johnson: mr. speaker, i agree with the comments of my

Hank Johnson

2:16:50 to 2:23:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

2:17:08 to 2:17:29( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: good friend from texas, judge poe. and he knows from practical experience what it means to a family when their loved one goes missing and then there is a positive outme.

Hank Johnson

2:17:30 to 2:17:50( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: and he is also aware of those situations that do not end on a positive note. i also have the same experience in life, but fortunately, it's not due to a personal experience, but i just can't

Hank Johnson

2:17:51 to 2:18:13( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: imagine how traumatic it must be for a mother or father to be waiting at the bus stop for their child to disembark and then that child is notn that bus. i can imagine the horror of

Hank Johnson

2:18:14 to 2:18:38( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: waking up one morning and my dear grandmother has -- who is mentally declining has apparently been able to open the door and exit. and these are things that none of us wish on anyone.

Hank Johnson

2:18:39 to 2:18:59( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: and this bill, 1933, h.r. 1933 will hopefully add to the positive results that we have as we look for our missing children and our missing adults and the elderly. and so, with that, mr. speaker,

Hank Johnson

2:19:00 to 2:19:21( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: and having emphasized that i fully support this bill, i will yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1933. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the

Hank Johnson

2:19:22 to 2:19:44( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: affirmative, the rules are suspended and the bill is passed . without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: i call for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays

Hank Johnson

2:19:45 to 2:20:06( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant t and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson, rise?

Hank Johnson

2:20:07 to 2:20:27( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: mr. johnson: mr. speaker, i rise to move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 2632. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 2632, a bill to amend title 4, united states code to encourage the display of the flag of the united states on

Hank Johnson

2:20:28 to 2:20:50( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: a national korean war veterans armistice day. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson. mr. johnson: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include

Hank Johnson

2:20:51 to 2:21:12( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: extraneous material on the bill under consideration and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speakepro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. johnson: mr. speaker, h.r. 2632, the korean war veterans recognition act, would amend the flag code to include korean war

Hank Johnson

2:21:13 to 2:21:37( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: veterans day among the times and occasions for display. section 6-d of title 4, united states code, states that the flag should be displayed on all days, but singles out a number of dayfor special recognition.

Hank Johnson

2:21:38 to 2:21:58( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: among those days are the birthdays of president washington, president lincoln, martin luther king junior and armed forces day, memorial day and veterans day to name a few. it is more appropriate -- it is more than appropriate that we add to this list korean war veterans day. doing so will provide a fitting

Hank Johnson

2:21:59 to 2:22:20( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: reminder for all of us to remember and to honor the men and women who served so honorably in the korean war. the korean war has been referred to as america's forgotten war because it came on the heels of world war ii and was later overshadowed by vietnam.

Hank Johnson

2:22:21 to 2:22:42( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: but low fighting between the democratic peoples republic of korea and the republic of korea lasted a mere three years from june, 1950 until july, 1953, it was ferocious. at least 2.5 million people lost

Hank Johnson

2:22:43 to 2:23:03( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: their lives. the war brought the united states into battle with the soviet union and the peoples republic of china. and with the soviet union recently having joined the united states in developing nuclear weapons, there was a very real concern that the war

Hank Johnson

2:23:04 to 2:23:26( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: -- it might escalate into -- would be a nuclear conflict. the korean war cost more than 54,000 american lives in that three-year period, almost as many as who died in the 16 years of the vietnam war.

Hank Johnson

2:23:27 to 2:23:48( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: in addition, more than 103,000 american soldiers were wounded in korea. it is more than fitting that we honor the service of our korean war terans and this legislation will provide a poignant reminder of that service. i especially want to commend my colleague, the gentleman from new york, the honorable charles

Hank Johnson

2:23:49 to 2:23:52( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: rangel for introducing this legislation.

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