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House Proceeding 09-22-08 on Sep 22nd, 2008 :: 2:18:44 to 2:25:59
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Gary L. Ackerman

2:18:33 to 2:18:44( Edit History Discussion )

Gary L. Ackerman: are here o n the floor right now. i would venture to say if s it was a little earlier, michael, we would have every new yorker ke here this eveningre. who knows before the evening's out we

Joseph Crowley

2:18:44 to 2:18:54( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: may justt have that oavr close to it. but it's only a reflection of the evening and time of the evening we are doing the special order, michael, and nr,ot a reflection upon you because iau think

Joseph Crowley

2:18:44 to 2:25:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Crowley

Joseph Crowley

2:18:54 to 2:19:07( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: the heartfeltrt apprecia tion of all your colleagues will be madeae known to you atto some point. we from the new york delegation want to take this opportunity to let you know what you -- let

Joseph Crowley

2:19:07 to 2:19:22( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: you know how special are you to all of us. i have known mikeha mcnulty, although you may not have known this, for 24 years. in fact, mike was presentt in the chamber when ith was sworn

Joseph Crowley

2:19:22 to 2:19:34( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: in as a freshman member of the new ew york state assembly. he was the re as backup to swe tar me in in case dick connor didn't show or stann dean, who was then lieutenant governor. er but both

Joseph Crowley

2:19:34 to 2:19:45( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: did make it. mike was there as well. i didn't kno w mike at the time. but mike is an institutional guy. being the local, oneth of the local legislators was there to make sure that theth legislature

Joseph Crowley

2:19:45 to 2:19:56( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: performed in a ceremonialia way as well as it did inid terms an efficient way in terms of doiy ng the people's business. mike has a great appreciation for the history of theth new york

Joseph Crowley

2:19:56 to 2:20:10( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: y state legislature and the house of repre sentatives as well. i've traveled the worldd with w mike mcnulty. my first trip with mike mcnult y, he may not remember this, was not to what

Joseph Crowley

2:20:10 to 2:20:29( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: he may be thinking as ireland but it's i actual ly israel. some 22 years ago. 21, 22, years ago. what a great tripwh that was. both of ourur first exposure to the holy land and to israel and

Joseph Crowley

2:20:29 to 2:20:44( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: to experience thatth together. not onlyt jerusalem but galilee and all thel important places from anom historical and religious as pect that i know he apprec iated tremendously. that brings

Joseph Crowley

2:20:44 to 2:20:57( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: me to anotherer issue. that is international againnd is ireland. there are many peopleeo in the democr atic and republicanub caucus who take their rightful place in terms of their input in bringing

Joseph Crowley

2:20:57 to 2:21:06( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: peace with ngjustice and continue with that vain to northern ireland, the whole ireland. mike mcnultycn takes second seat to no one on that issue. from h is days in the legislature and

Joseph Crowley

2:21:06 to 2:21:21( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: his supportd of the mcbridee principles, p and mike mcnulty was there when mcbride came to the new york state legislature anatd addressed the new york stateyo assembly. was there when

Joseph Crowley

2:21:21 to 2:21:32( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: the new york senate refused to even let him on the floor of theor senate. but mike through his moralhr situation -- suasion was willing to accommodate sean mcbride on the floor of the house

Joseph Crowley

2:21:32 to 2:21:43( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: along with his colleagues. how historic that was. the champion of the mcbride de principles. mike mcnulty was in the new york state legislature one o lf the founding members of the rs irishh

Joseph Crowley

2:21:43 to 2:21:54( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: legislative society. s i know he still is a frequent visitor to their meetings. i know how much it means to him. mike and i also had the chance to travel to ireland on two occasions. probably

Joseph Crowley

2:21:54 to 2:22:09( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: the most speci mal occasion was with former president clintones in the year 2000 as he was ending his term as president. we were there for the thank you tour. the farewell tour. f what

Joseph Crowley

2:22:09 to 2:22:23( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: a great opportunity that was for both of us to be in the our and sessor'sso home -- ancestor's homeland to seeom us appreciated by another coutentry for what we did to bring peacece and justice

Joseph Crowley

2:22:23 to 2:22:35( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: to northoern ireland. mike has been no stranger to trials and tribblations himself. on a personal level. he's known physical difficulties. whenever w e see michaelha struggle, we all say

Joseph Crowley

2:22:35 to 2:22:48( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: thank you god that i don't have that.t. and that mike has carried that t for not onlyot himself but for all of us and anynd person who has known a disability in this country. he's done it in

Joseph Crowley

2:22:48 to 2:23:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: a guy anti-dignified way and ay something that iin wanted -- guy andan dignified way and something s that i wanted you to know. i love you forve it. he's also known the loss of a brother,

Joseph Crowley

2:23:01 to 2:23:14( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: killed during the k vietnam war. but michael has taken every ounce ofe arranger andd -- anger and frustration and he's channeled it for the betterment of our country.of we can all take

Joseph Crowley

2:23:14 to 2:23:28( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: a lesson, page out of mikeou mcnulty's life. if we could all do just a little bit of what mike mcnulty has done with the channeling ofg his own life experiences, we would all bewo a better nation

Joseph Crowley

2:23:28 to 2:23:42( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: for it. i would just say lastly l about mike, and i know my other collea gues want to speak as s well. i had the great honor this year to serve as the third t member of the ways and means

Joseph Crowley

2:23:42 to 2:23:54( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: committee.mm there's charlie rangel,an there's mike mcnulty, downstate and upstate, and now joe crowley. mike welcomed me to the committee. and there's a certain decorum that goes on the

Joseph Crowley

2:23:54 to 2:24:06( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: g committee. certaiway of doingin things. it has its own sergeant at arms. it's only littl e way of life. knowing that mikeg mcnulty wasty on the committee was a great comfort to me. not

Joseph Crowley

2:24:06 to 2:24:19( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: that i'm afraid of new be ginnings, it was a little challenging at first. i don't serve on thee subcommittee that mike serves as chair on. but michael knows that i have sat in on a number of

Joseph Crowley

2:24:19 to 2:24:31( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: his hearings this year and last year. and got to see michael in m action as he asked piercing questions of people who came before there committee. mike mcnulty was always w prepared..

Joseph Crowley

2:24:31 to 2:24:40( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: never did mike -- mike mcnultyul was not caught offguard too often. of mike mcnulty was alwulays prepared when it came to his committee work, bute also whenhe it came to votes on the floor.

Joseph Crowley

2:24:40 to 2:24:52( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: mike was always thoughtful ug about everposition he took. he wasn't someone you just come up to and say, mike, i need your vote. ot let me tell you whyme i'm not voting that way. let me

Joseph Crowley

2:24:52 to 2:25:04( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: tell you why i'm supporting you. su that's the kin d of legislator mike mcnulty m was. from green island, new york. i know mike's dad and his family are incrediblyre proud of the career t hat

Joseph Crowley

2:25:04 to 2:25:14( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: mike mcnulty ul has had serving both in the house of representatives, the state assembly, and as mayor of green island. that mike's career is not over. it's a new beginning for mike. maybe it's

Joseph Crowley

2:25:14 to 2:25:30( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: going back to his hometown. maybe it's going back to the he capital region that he served s so well all these years. . mike has many, many, more years of contributions to monake both to

Joseph Crowley

2:25:30 to 2:25:49( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: the state of new york and to our country.nt mike, i love you. you are a great man.at and you will always be my friend. so thank you for your years of service. mr. ackerman: thank you, joe. oe

Joseph Crowley

2:25:49 to 2:25:59( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: now, from the 24th congressional distringct of the empire state, who is constituents are contiguous a to mike's. also a mike, mike arcuri. mr. aur kurri: thank you -- mr. arc uri: thank you.

Gary L. Ackerman

2:25:59 to 2:26:08( Edit History Discussion )

Gary L. Ackerman: i'm here tonight to honor mike mcnulty. i think i'm probably thero only one that ise remembers mike way back. i was a college student at the university of albany when a mike was

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