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House Proceeding 10-02-07 on Oct 2nd, 2007 :: 0:51:11 to 0:53:53
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Michael C. Burgess

0:43:44 to 0:51:11( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael C. Burgess

Michael C. Burgess

0:50:56 to 0:51:11( Edit History Discussion )

Michael C. Burgess: to my attention, heans been seadfastly with -- he has been steadfastly with me throughout this process and i'm pleased to have worked on this piece of legislation with him and congressman culberson.

Al Green

0:51:11 to 0:51:24( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: we would be remiss if we did not mention mrs. debakey and the persons caring for him currently we had conversations with the persons caring for him. they indicated that he was doing well the

Al Green

0:51:11 to 0:53:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Al Green

Al Green

0:51:24 to 0:51:41( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: last time we spoke for them. and they do an outstanding job caring for dr. debake yifment earlier i mentioned that he has had the methodist hospital debakey heart center named in his

Al Green

0:51:41 to 0:51:53( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: honor, inmay have misspoken and say baylor, but it is methodist. this piece of legislation has received bipartisan as well as bicameral support. i met with senator hutchinson and we talked

Al Green

0:51:53 to 0:52:06( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: about continuing the effort together to move this piece of legislation as quickly as possible through the process so that the president can stein and get it -- get the actual award ceremony -- can

Al Green

0:52:06 to 0:52:19( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: sign it and get the actual award ceremony to take place. the president will now have 10 days to sign this bill, and history will show us at no time has a president refused to sign a congressional

Al Green

0:52:19 to 0:52:32( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: gold medal. so my suspicion is, that this president, who is from the state of texas, will move expeditiously to sign the bill. after the bill has been signed, the u.s. mint will meet with the

Al Green

0:52:32 to 0:52:45( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: sponsors and with interested parties, which may include family members, to discuss possible design force the medal. the mint engravers will then prepare a series of sketches, and possible

Al Green

0:52:45 to 0:53:01( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: designs for consideration and these designs will be commented on by the commission of fine arts and subsequently the secretary of the treasury will make the final decision as to the medal's

Al Green

0:53:01 to 0:53:17( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: design. the medal is created by the philadelphia mint. the medal will be in bronze. the gold medal, of course, will be the one presented to dr. debakey, but there will be replicas in bronze to offset

Al Green

0:53:17 to 0:53:28( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: the cost of the medal and presentations will be made -- there will be a ceremony for the presentation of the gold medal to dr. michael debake yifment mr. speaker, this is one of the great pleasure

Al Green

0:53:28 to 0:53:41( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: of my life in terms of being in congress, in fact, one of the great pleasures in my life, period. this is a high point in my congressional career. i am so honored that my friends have worked

Al Green

0:53:41 to 0:53:53( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: with me on this process, and that senator hutchinson has been there throughout the entirety of the process. we are committed to making this happen as expeditiously as possible. if dr. debakey

0:53:53 to 0:54:04( Edit History Discussion )

were here today, i am confident that he would continue to talk about how great it is to be a part of this great country that we know as the united states of america. so i close by saying, god

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