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House Proceeding 09-22-08 on Sep 22nd, 2008 :: 2:28:57 to 2:35:12
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Gary L. Ackerman

2:28:45 to 2:28:57( Edit History Discussion )

Gary L. Ackerman: and related programs of the committee of appropriations and homeland security, nita lowey. mrs. lowey: i want to thank you, my good friend from new york, for organizing this spec ial order.

Nita M. Lowey

2:28:57 to 2:29:11( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: i think frankly it would have been more appropriate iorf we had organized it in thed chinese c restau rant down the street. because i know that there have been many special hour ms where

Nita M. Lowey

2:28:57 to 2:35:12( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nita M. Lowey

Nita M. Lowey

2:29:11 to 2:29:29( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: ga ry --r. ackerman and mr. mcnulty and those of uy s that were lucky to join you reallyea had wonderful evenings together talking about thebo congress, talking about life in general, an d families.

Nita M. Lowey

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

Nita M. Lowey: ie i want to rise today, mr. speaker, i want to rise too recognize e accomplishments of my good friendri representative michael mcnulty. i didn't know you y for all the 39 years of dedicated public

Nita M. Lowey

2:29:44 to 2:30:02( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: service. but since you h ave beenee here we e have worked closelyse together t and i consider you a really good friend. mike's exemplaryla commitment hasha earned the admiration of constituents and colleagues

Nita M. Lowey

2:30:02 to 2:30:19( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: alike. mike and i had a very special relationship. i do remember when it came time to get committeesee and in those days mikeik mcnulty and i were w fortunat e to be asked to be on both ways

Nita M. Lowey

2:30:19 to 2:30:37( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: and means and appropriations. and the gentleman that mike was knew that appropriations wasti my first choice and mike was generous enough and perhaps wise enough to choose the outstanding ways

Nita M. Lowey

2:30:37 to 2:30:50( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: and mtaeans committe e. but i do remember those discussions and i remember how gracious and elegant you were. i also remember r mike mcnulty, the time when i was exploring running for the

Nita M. Lowey

2:30:50 to 2:31:04( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: senateat . and hi traveledhi a a bit around new york and i met quite a few people and noo matter what, no matter who was the opposition, every time i come to the floor mike said, i'm i

Nita M. Lowey

2:31:04 to 2:31:21( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: with you.u. i'm with you. mike is the kindke of friend who is when he's with you, he'se' with you. you can always count on mike mcnulty. i also remember and pderhaps i won't discuss it d on

Nita M. Lowey

2:31:21 to 2:31:40( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: the floor today that mike mcnulty and my sband havesb had a very special relationship. we have had some good s times together and mike wouldld always say so where's steve? we have some business

Nita M. Lowey

2:31:40 to 2:31:56( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: te o do toda y. and i'll remember those times and i do hope we get to share ma more. mike, i also remember what a special experience it waser for us both to get blessed by the pope. and i rememberd

Nita M. Lowey

2:31:56 to 2:32:05( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: veryer clearly mike mcnulty and others who have had that experience beforebe said, fill your pockets. fill your pocketsfi with rosary beads. boy, i filled myd pocketsts so i still ha ve drawers of

Nita M. Lowey

2:32:05 to 2:32:31( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: themm left, mike, mcnulty. so ifso there's anyonere special that needs a little bit of blessing from our special trip with t he pope, iop would be very happy to share it with yo su.

Nita M. Lowey

2:32:31 to 2:32:47( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: . now when i look back at michael's background, a graduate of the holy cross in n worcester, mass., he became the youngest supervisorge. afte r eight short years as sh supervisor, you were elected mayor

Nita M. Lowey

2:32:47 to 2:32:58( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: of green r island, new york, served until 1977, when you were elected to representt new york's 106th assembly district. in the new york legisewlature, you served as chairman of the st

Nita M. Lowey

2:32:58 to 2:33:12( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: udy group, chaired c committees on alcoholism and corrections and transportationan capital improvements. and later, you were appointed to the legislative commission io on rural resources and

Nita M. Lowey

2:33:12 to 2:33:33( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: revies w commission. and in 1988, the same year i was elected, mike was s elected to represent new york's 23rd congressional district in the united states congress. a nd in 1992, you were

Nita M. Lowey

2:33:33 to 2:33:43( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: elected to represent new york's 21st congressional district which includes albany, wianth almost 80% of the vote.he i don't know how you've done that. i have never gotten 80% of the 8 vote.

Nita M. Lowey

2:33:43 to 2:34:00( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: you were elected to your 10th term to the united states house s of representatives in 2006, serving on the armed services rm committee, the small business committee, the international relations

Nita M. Lowey

2:34:00 to 2:34:20( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: committee, the committee on post office and civic civil service.vi and you are currently serving on the ways and means committee for the 15th year on which you y chair the subcommittee on social

Nita M. Lowey

2:34:20 to 2:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: security. again, you've been esuch a t ireless advocate for seniors. you've championed yothe needs of hard-working families asor a member of the labor and working families caucus and you b

Nita M. Lowey

2:34:33 to 2:34:53( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: alanced your career with an equally impressive family life. we have talked about your wife of 37 years.ye i have been married 47 y bears, michael, so i wish you good luck into the future when

Nita M. Lowey

2:34:53 to 2:35:12( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: you will be spending more time with nancy and your four daughters, michelle, angela, nancy and maria and five grandchildren. an i have eight, so they vecan continue to work on that. we have

Gary L. Ackerman

2:35:12 to 2:35:25( Edit History Discussion )

Gary L. Ackerman: had such wonderful times together. i have s uch enormous respect for you. your -- you're a real gentleman and a hard worker. i'm proud to have you as my friend and served with you in congress.

Gary L. Ackerman

2:35:12 to 2:36:46( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gary L. Ackerman

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