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House Proceeding on Sep 30th, 2009 :: 0:53:40 to 0:58:00
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Jim McDermott

0:53:37 to 0:53:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: 2009 women's college world series. i ask my colleagues to support this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from california. ms. chu: mr. speaker, i'm pleased to recognize the gentleman from washington, the sponsor of this legislation, mr. mcdermott, for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. .

Jim McDermott

0:53:40 to 0:58:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Jim McDermott

0:53:59 to 0:54:20( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mr. consent to revise and extend my remarks. the spea objection, so ordered. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the university of washington's women's softball team for their winning of the 2009 women's college world series.

Jim McDermott

0:54:21 to 0:54:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: . it sounds like she wished to go there. the road leading to this ncaa women's softball tournament was sometimes difficult and seemed out of reach. they didn't know these outstanding softball players and the extraordinary role models that they are.

Jim McDermott

0:54:43 to 0:55:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the huskey team never stopped striving to be the best. no obstacle was too difficult to overcome, including sweeping the best of three championship ranked university of florida. the huskies deserve to be recognized as a team and as individuals. so let me tell you their names.

Jim McDermott

0:55:05 to 0:55:27( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: alicia blake, ashley charters, jenna cliffton, amanda fleischmann, lauren greer, felicia harris, marty kazool, allison mcwarder, kimmy poleman, taylor smith, bailey

Jim McDermott

0:55:28 to 0:55:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: stenson, morgan stewart, ashley tuasoppo, jessica a ventoza, ashley watkins. baseball is a team sport. there are many outstanding players one can talk about but it's one as a team as they were led by coach heather tarr and assistant coaches gina and

Jim McDermott

0:55:50 to 0:56:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: lance. and a volunteer assistant and a student assistant. winning the national title is an achievement every college athlete and coach dreams about yet, sports is not about athletic success as important as that is. it's about dedication and hard work and teamwork.

Jim McDermott

0:56:13 to 0:56:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: and it's about life. per suing the dream and overcoming every obstacle to he realize a dream. these young women have a chance to chase their dream but that's because of the sacrifice of others. none of the athletes was born when patsy mink stood in the well of this house and worked

Jim McDermott

0:56:38 to 0:56:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: to pass title 9 in 1972 but they all enjoy the benefits of patsy's vision. as a result of title 9, women and girls have a greater opportunity to participate in sports. time 9 has greater opportunity for higher education. many feme athletes credit

Jim McDermott

0:57:00 to 0:57:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: title 9 for giving them an opportunity to go to college and abstain scholarships and to participate in sports. in addition, because of title 9, the salaries of coaches of women's teams have increased. ms. chu: one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute.

Jim McDermott

0:57:22 to 0:57:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mr. mcdermott: i congratulate the university of washington's women's softball team but i rise to honor every female athlete. every time you compete, you remind us that all the sacrifices were to change history for generations to come. congratulations to the women of the university of washington softball team. i yield back the balance of my time.

Jim McDermott

0:57:43 to 0:58:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. roe: j university of washington women's softball team, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from california. ms. chu: mr. speaker, i yield

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