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House Proceeding on Sep 9th, 2009 :: 2:54:15 to 2:57:10
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Doris O. Matsui

2:53:56 to 2:54:17( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: i want to thank her for her insight and making it possible for us to recognize the people who really contributed so much on september 11. congresswoman matsui from california. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for five minutes. ms. matsui: thank you very much, mr. chairman. mr. speaker, i rise today in

Doris O. Matsui

2:54:15 to 2:57:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Doris O. Matsui

2:54:18 to 2:54:38( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: support of house resolution 718, which recognize september 11 as a national day of service and remembrance. on april 21 of this year, with senator ted kennedy standing by his side,resident obama signed into law the edward m. kennedy service america act. this landmark legislation makes historic investments in both

Doris O. Matsui

2:54:39 to 2:54:59( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: national community service programs and helps to facilitate the extraordinary interest in volunteerism we are seeing throughout the country. and in my hometown of sacramento certainly, too. the serve america act also designates september 11 of every year as a national day of service and rembrance. this year and with this

Doris O. Matsui

2:55:00 to 2:55:21( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: resolution we are recognizing the observance of the first ever federally recognized national day of service and rembrance. this bipartisan legislation resolution calls upon all americans to engage in community service and contribute to local projects and their neighborhood on september 11.

Doris O. Matsui

2:55:22 to 2:55:42( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: selflely serve their communities during the attacks. on that day as was mentioned by our new yorkers here, and people throughout the country, on that day and the days following, recovery workers, and perfect strangers came together those in need.

Doris O. Matsui

2:55:43 to 2:56:03( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: their sense of patriotism and service truly made our nation great. this year we'll honor them not only by rembering their heroism, but by recommitting ourselves to bettering our communities and our country. this friday we'll join with americans across the country and give back to our communities by volunteering to build houses,

Doris O. Matsui

2:56:04 to 2:56:24( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: participate in literacy programs, lead neighbor cleanups, collect food and clothing for the coming winter. and really much, much more. as a result, extraordinary things will be happening all through this country. the service events taking place will hip address some of our nation's -- help address some of ou nation's toughest problems

Doris O. Matsui

2:56:25 to 2:56:46( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: from poverty and unmet education needs to preparing for natural disasters. as co-chair of the national service caucus, it's a pleasure to call attention to the tremendous work of volunteers participating in osh first ever national day of service and remembrance and partner with my colleague, peter king of new york, on this legislation.

Doris O. Matsui

2:56:47 to 2:57:07( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: i also want to thank my good and the families of 9/11 who help make this a reality. and for promoting volunteerism and service in every corner of our country. i'm really proud that this body has come together and has been a leader in recognizing the importance of volunteerism and community service.

Doris O. Matsui

2:57:08 to 2:57:12( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: please join me in honoring the spirit of service by voting in

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