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House Proceeding 09-22-09 on Sep 22nd, 2009 :: 1:15:55 to 1:21:05
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:15:52 to 1:16:12( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the united states of america. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to support this resolution and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i don't believe we have any further speakers. i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, wit no additional speakers on our

Stephen F. Lynch

1:15:55 to 1:21:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:16:13 to 1:16:33( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: side, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from utah yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. in closing, i ask my friends on both sides of the aisle to take a moment to recognize the priceless contributions of the catholic sisters in america and thanking them for their humble service and courageous

Stephen F. Lynch

1:16:34 to 1:16:54( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: sacrifice throughout the united states history by agreeing to house resolution 441. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 441, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are

Stephen F. Lynch

1:16:55 to 1:17:16( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: suspended, the resolution is agreed to, and without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. mr. lynch: mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i ask for the call of the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:17:17 to 1:17:37( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: purs and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 2215. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of

Stephen F. Lynch

1:17:38 to 1:17:58( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the bill. the clerk: h.r. 2215, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 140 mirman road in garden city, michigan, as the john j. shivnen post office building. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from utah, mr. chaffetz, each will control 20 minutes.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:17:59 to 1:18:21( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous con all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lynch: i now yield myself such time as i may consume.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:18:22 to 1:18:42( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: i am pleased to present h.r. 2215 for consideration. it will designate the postal facility locate thed at -- located at 140 merriman in michigan as the john j. shivnen post office building.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:18:43 to 1:19:03( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: h.r. 2215 was favorably reported out of the oversight committee on september 10, 2009, by unanimous consent. additionally, this legislation enjoys the support of the entire michigan delegation. mr. speaker, the dedication of the garden city post office in honor of john j. shivnen is particularly fitting in light

Stephen F. Lynch

1:19:04 to 1:19:24( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: of mr. shivnen's dedicated and unpair lelled service to the united states post dl -- unparalleled service to the united states postal service and to the garden city community. he served as the postmaster of garneden city for 30 years. -- garden city for 30 years until his retirement in 1996. he was active member of the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:19:25 to 1:19:46( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: national association of postmasters of the united states for 40 years during which he served in multiple leaders including area and county director, legislative chairman, parliamentarian and postmaster representative. moreover, mr. shivnen played and instrumental role with respect and construction of the current garden city post office.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:19:47 to 1:20:07( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: in addition to his professional contributions to the fwarden city community, mr. shivnen also demonstrated a lifelong commitment to community service. during his stewardship of the garden city post office, mr. shivnen established an annual christmas basket program through which disadvantaged local families received much-needed gift and food donations. mr. shivnen was also a

Stephen F. Lynch

1:20:08 to 1:20:28( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: dedicated member of the garden city alliance club service organization, and following his retirement, remaped an active member of several other community groups until his health no longer allowed him to continue. notably, among mr. shivnen's last community service projects was the creation of a replica of a rural post office located at the garden city historical

Stephen F. Lynch

1:20:29 to 1:20:49( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: museum. in support of this effort, . shivnen purchased the majority of the replica items, performed of the restoration himself and even paid for a portion of the contract work. in recognition of mr. shivnen's contributions to the project, which was completed shortly before his passing, the garden city museum boa honored mr.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:20:50 to 1:21:05( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: shivnen's legacy by hosting his wake at the museum. regrettably, mr. shivnen passed away in january of 2007. mr. speaker, it is my hope that we can honor his lifelong commitment to public and community service through the passage of this legislation to designate the garden city post office in his honor.

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