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House Proceeding on Sep 8th, 2009 :: 0:55:40 to 0:58:30
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:55:37 to 0:55:58( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: miami. this resolution recognizes the historical significance of virginia key beach park. i congratulate congresswoman ros-lehtinen for her work, and i urge passage of this resolution. at this time i would yield such time as she may consume to my friend and colleague, the gentlelady from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:55:40 to 0:58:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:55:59 to 0:56:20( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: gentlelady from florida is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you so much, mr. speaker. and i thank the gentleman from colorado, my good friend, mr. lamborn, for the time, and i also thank mr arizona. thank you so much for bringing this resolution before us today. and i rise in strong support of house resolution 361, which is a bipartisan bill recognizes

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:56:21 to 0:56:41( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the national significance of historic virginia key beach park which is located in my congressnal district in south florida. i'd also like to thank my dear friends and fellow south floridians, kendrick meek, alcee hastings, lincoln diaz-balart and debbie

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:56:42 to 0:57:02( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: wasserman schultz for their support on this legislation. a segregated beach during the 1900's, virginia key beach park serves as a reminder for our nation's struggle for equality and justice for all members of our society. during world war ii, the beach was a training ground for african-american soldiers serving in the united states

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:57:03 to 0:57:23( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: army. shortly following the war's end, the beach was established as the only public beach opened to the african-american community. and in the 1950's, the beach played a prominent role in south florida's efforts to desegregate during the civil rights movement. in the years following

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:57:24 to 0:57:44( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: desegregation, leaders of the african-american community in south florida, including the influential and late wonderful leader in our area, range, fought tirelessly to preserve this historic site. today's resolution serves as a tribute to range and so many

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:57:45 to 0:58:06( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: african-american pioneers, including our former colleague, congresswoman carrie meek, who authored a bill in 2001 to include virginia key beach park into the national park system. i was honored to work with carrie on her quest to include this beach into the national park system, and years later, i

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:58:07 to 0:58:28( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: am joined by her beloved son, kendrick, in honoring the importance of this historic and often overlooked site. so i thank congressman grijalva for the time and i thank my dear friend, mr. lamborn, for the time to talk about historic part of south florida history. i yield back.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:58:29 to 0:58:30( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the speaker pro tempore: the

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