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House Proceeding 09-17-09 on Sep 17th, 2009 :: 0:18:50 to 0:23:20
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Chet Edwards

0:18:46 to 0:19:06( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: mr. edwards, texas, ms. woolsey, california, ms. kaptur, ohio, mr. heinrich, grayson, florida, mr. schiff, california. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, and and you previous order of the

Chet Edwards

0:18:50 to 0:23:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Chet Edwards

0:19:07 to 0:19:29( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: house, the following members are recognized for five minutes each. mr. edwards of texas. mr. edwards: m today to honor the dedicated public service of our friend and

Chet Edwards

0:19:30 to 0:19:51( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: former colleague, pete garn, iii. tomorrow will be the last day his service as secretary of the united states army. i'm confident it will not be his last day of service to the country he has served so well. pete gar en's service to country began 26 the distinguished ugs senator from texas, lloyd benson.

Chet Edwards

0:19:52 to 0:20:15( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: the depth and breadth of pete's blic service since then has been rarely matched in american history. for eight years this native son of fort worth served the 12th district of texas here in the u.s. house of representative as a member of the armed services, science and technology and public works and transportation committees, congressman garren earn earned

Chet Edwards

0:20:16 to 0:20:37( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: democrats alike, as an intelligent, hardworking and effective member of congress. he championed, among many others, the causes of a strong national defense, fiscal responsibility and bipartisanship. pete garren earned the respect of his constituents in texas and his colleagues here in washington.

Chet Edwards

0:20:38 to 0:20:59( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: because he always treated others with respect. he per sonified the golden rule each and every day. and in doing so set a standard of public service that we would all be well served to follow. i will never forget a december day in the late 1990's, standing right on the back row here, when

Chet Edwards

0:21:00 to 0:21:20( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: house votes were unexpectly added for a friday afternoon. pete was torn between going back to texas where his family was and seeing his daughter in her school christmas play or staying in washington for the unscheduled vote. this devoted father agonized over that ultimaty decided that he had an obligation to cast a vote on

Chet Edwards

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

Chet Edwards: behalf of his constituents. it was not long after that that pete made the decision to retire from congress. i will always believe that his love of family and the missed christmas play that day strongly impacd his decision to retire. four years later his country called on pete garren once again. a life-time democrat, he was

Chet Edwards

0:21:42 to 0:22:03( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: called by the george w. bush administration to serve in the pentagon. 2001 began a remarkable chapter of service to our nation's defense. from 2001 to 2009 during a time of war and a critical time in our nation's history, pete garren served as special assistant to the secretary of defensey the -- in the areas of

Chet Edwards

0:22:04 to 0:22:25( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: interagency initiatives, legislative affairs and special projects. he then was appointed to act as the -- serve as the acting secretary of the air force and later as the acting secretary of the army. in march of 2007, he was confirmed as united states secretary of the army. in that position, he championed the cause of improving the quality of life for every army

Chet Edwards

0:22:26 to 0:22:47( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: soldier and every army family. for years to come, because of the dedicated leadership of secretary garren, soldiers will live in better housing, they and their families will receive better health care and can know that their children will attend quality schools. pete garre i is secretary of the army, set up cosk nantz between comnities and the

Chet Edwards

0:22:48 to 0:23:08( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: military installations in which they existed. pete garren's accomplishments are too numerous to list them all today. but i think one of his greatest legacies will be that he proved that in the rough and tumble world of politics in washington, d.c., one can succeed at the highest levels of public service

Chet Edwards

0:23:09 to 0:23:22( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: through hard work, respect for others, solid integrity and genuine humility. pete garren is living proof that public service can and should be a noble calling.

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