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House Proceeding 07-30-09 on Jul 30th, 2009 :: 0:17:55 to 0:21:05
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Joe Sestak

0:17:48 to 0:18:10( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> i rise to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. >> mr. speaker, i rise to honor a public servant, leader, son, husband and father of the first

Joe Sestak

0:17:55 to 0:21:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Joe Sestak

0:18:11 to 0:18:32( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: order, mr. robert, who on august is, -- 1, 2009, will finish 40 years to the u.s. food and drug administration, the f.d.a. following his 1965 graduation from high school, bob compelled at grove city credge, grove city, pennsylvania, graduated in 1969 with a bachelor of science

Joe Sestak

0:18:33 to 0:18:53( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: degree in biology. he was quickly hired by the f.d.a. as an investigator in the philadelphia district office in 1977, bob was selected to be supervisor of the new jersey district in trenton, new jersey. he later moved to camden, new jersey, where he supervised 10 investigators and covered southern new jersey. during 13 years in this position, he and his team were involved in many unique and

Joe Sestak

0:18:54 to 0:19:14( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: interesting cases, including those involving food tampering, recalls and compliance actions. in 1989, bob was accepted into a government potential program. in 1990, he was selected as the director of the investigations branch for the dallas distric and moved to dallas, texas. in this position, with nearly 100 employees and 13 satellite

Joe Sestak

0:19:15 to 0:19:35( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: offices, he was responsible for domestic import, inspection activities in texas, oklahoma, and arkansas. . as district director, bob was

Joe Sestak

0:19:36 to 0:19:56( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: responsible for import operations along the entire united states mexican border from brownsville, texas to san diego, california. bob's contributions are too numerous, but he improved uniformity in applying policies and procedures and worked to

Joe Sestak

0:19:57 to 0:20:17( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: increase border protection. he stressed the food safety and included the number of product samples each year and import traing program. most importantly, bob focused f.d.a.'s outreach and education efforts to work with the federal and state agencies on border

Joe Sestak

0:20:18 to 0:20:38( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: health to improve the health of the population along the united states and mexican border. for all of these accomplish mpts in life, bob's greatest achievement will be his family. his mother and brother gary are proud of him as is his wife. they have raised two impressive

Joe Sestak

0:20:39 to 0:21:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: sons and blessed with a lovely dahter in law who has given them a grandson, jack. let us give thanks to bob for tireless and selfless service to the food and drug administration and the american public. i join the people of the 7th congressional district of pennsylvania and the thousands

Joe Sestak

0:21:02 to 0:21:11( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Sestak: of employees that bob has cared for and bob's friends and colleagues.

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