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House Proceeding on Jul 27th, 2009 :: 2:34:50 to 2:39:55
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:34:46 to 2:35:06( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: i urge my colleagues to voteor h.res. 593. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri. mr. clay: at this time i'd like to yield five minutes to my friend from -- the delegate from samoa, mr. faleomavaega. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. faleomavaega: i ask

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:34:50 to 2:39:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:35:07 to 2:35:27( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: unanimous consent to extend and revise my remarks. thspeaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. faleomavaega: i thank my good friend, the gentlemanrom missouri, for his management of this important bill, and also the gentlelady from minnesota for her support. i didn't r in minnesota this big. maybe if she would catch a 1,000 pound marlin, we'll see how big that would be. at any rate i thank her for her support.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:35:28 to 2:35:50( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. resolution 593 recognize and celebrating hawaii's 50th anniversary and entry into the union as a member of the 50th state. i commend my colleagues, congressman abercrombie and hirono, for their introduction of this piece. half of my life was spent in hawaii.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:36:14 to 2:36:36( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: serve to protect volcanoes, rainforests, coral reefs, and other complex ecosystems. in addition to being visibly astounding, it is one of the first states to significantly contribute to the diversity of congress. the first state native hawaiian, first woman of color, first native haiian to serve in the senate all hail from hawaii.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:36:37 to 2:36:57( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: a favorite of elvis presley, whom i had the privilege of meeting when i was working at a youth performer. hawaii also is legendary to some of the most famous singers, as don ho and others. the state has made great efforts to presure its culture, hawaiian language immersion schools, hula competitions, and tra

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:36:58 to 2:37:19( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: designational canoe voyages. what a great thing to remember that it was duke, the father of surfing, now has become an international sport and a byproduct of surfing happens be to be the skateboard. originated from the great state of hawaii. and i also want to note, mr. speaker, hawaii's also proud to

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:37:20 to 2:37:41( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: give to our nation her first native son who is currently the 44th president of the united states, president barack obama. at the height of the presidential campaign last year, mr. speaker, i remember there was a national blogger going around saying i was working as a special agent of barack obama and the reason for my traveling

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:37:42 to 2:38:02( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: to indonesia and to also visit the school in jakarta where barack obama had attended was to destroy any records that would indicate that president obama was born in indonesia which would have him disqualified as a candidate for president. well, mr. speaker, this blog continues today giving such gross misinrmation to the

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:38:03 to 2:38:24( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: american people. and i just want to say it is absolutely nonsense. those responsible for this blog should stop it. as i am sure there are better things they can do than to discredit our president. president obama was important in the hospital, honolulu, hawaii, period.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:38:25 to 2:38:50( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: mr. speaker, the state of hawaii's also remembered pearl harbor. yes, it has its consequences. reminiscent also of the tremendous disservice and problem that we of over 100,000 japanese americans. there are americans who happen to be of japanese ancestry. they produce also the 100

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:38:51 to 2:39:12( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: battalion 442nd infantr most decorated unit in the u.s. army. with 18,000 individual decorations for heroism and bravery in the field of battle. over 9,000 purple hearts, 52 distinguished service crosses. ironically only one medal of honor, but we corrected that mistake. we now have 19 recipients of the

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:39:13 to 2:39:34( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: medals of honor that were awarded to these japanese americans as my colleague from hawaii, mr. abercrombie said, senator inouye was one of those to receive the medal of honor. . they brought unique and diverse elemented to the president of the united states.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:39:35 to 2:39:55( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: michelle obama said, if you want to learn more about the president, then go to hawaii. you'll understand his sense of philosophy, his sense of caring, his sense of wanting to share and to make sure that we have proper treatment and how we should be treating our fellow human beings. to strive to support the endeavors of the islands of the pacific and do not hesitate to offer any resounding support, i urge my colleagues, support

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