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House Proceeding on Sep 30th, 2009 :: 3:06:20 to 3:08:50
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Howard L. Berman

3:06:03 to 3:06:24( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: the table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and agree to h.res. 739. the speak pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 739, and achievements of dr. norman

Howard L. Berman

3:06:20 to 3:08:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard L. Berman

3:06:25 to 3:06:45( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: e. borlaug for alleviating world hunger. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle berman, and the gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. berman: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five elective days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without

Howard L. Berman

3:06:46 to 3:07:08( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: objection. mr. berman: mr. speaker, i yield myself three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. berman: mr. speaker, on september 12, 2009, the world mourned the passing of a great humanitarian. dr. norman borlaug, a world renowned plant dedicate, dedicated his life to

Howard L. Berman

3:07:09 to 3:07:29( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: ending world hunger and improve the world's food supply. known as the father of the green revotion, dr. borlaug saved more than a billion lives through his pioneering research and scientific innovation. in fact, he has been credited with saving more lives than any other person in history. during his 20 years working in the poorest areas of rural

Howard L. Berman

3:07:30 to 3:07:51( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: mexico, he developed a strain of, quote, miracle wheat, that drastically ineased crop yields and moved the country to sufficiency. in recognition of his tireless efforts, dr. borlaug has received more than 150 international honors. in 1970 he was awarded the nobel peace prize and in 1977 the

Howard L. Berman

3:07:52 to 3:08:12( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: presidential medal of freedom. two years ago he was presented with congressional gold medal, america's h honor. in his acceptance lecture he stated, quote, the first essential component of social justice is adequate food for all

Howard L. Berman

3:08:13 to 3:08:33( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: mankind. regrettably we remain far from achieving this ideal. while in theory farmers produce enough food to feed every pers on the planet, more people are hungry today than ever before. according to new estimates by the united nations, over a billion p every day in 2009.

Howard L. Berman

3:08:34 to 3:08:51( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: almost 1/6 of humanity. we should take this opportunity not only to honor the extraordinary contributions of a true american hero, but to recommit ourselves to the goal of eradicating hunger. i want to recognize and congratulate the sponsor of this resolution, my good friend from

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