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House Proceeding 10-08-09 on Oct 8th, 2009 :: 0:42:25 to 0:46:00
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Walter B. Jones

0:42:23 to 0:42:43( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: tyrants still roam the globe looking for the opportunity to snuff out freedom. and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. mr. jones of north carolina. the gentleman is recognized five minutes.

Walter B. Jones

0:42:25 to 0:46:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Walter B. Jones

Walter B. Jones

0:42:44 to 0:43:06( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: mr. jones: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, in each congress since 2001, i have introduced legislation aimed at giving the marine corps the recognition it deserves as one of the official branches of the military thfment year, i introduced h.r. 24, a bill to redesignate the department of the navy as the department of navy and marine

Walter B. Jones

0:43:07 to 0:43:29( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: corps, with much support, 309 members of the house joined me in this effort. the language was passed earlier this year by the house as part of the house version of h.r. 2647 this year's national defense authorization act. i must say that i'm pleased and honored by the group of people that have supported this legislation. the fleet reserve association,

Walter B. Jones

0:43:30 to 0:43:50( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: the v.f.w., the national marine logan the marine corps parents have been so busy urging tir senators to support this bill and i want to thank them for madam speaker, i have been contacted by many members of the marine corps and navy that support this bill and agree that this is all about the fighting

Walter B. Jones

0:43:51 to 0:44:11( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: team, the team named the navy and marine corps. and this year's conference with the senate, i had a senator say to me that he had never received a letter from a marine supporting this bill. madam speaker, i would like to read you a letter that a former marine corps general wrote to this particular senator at the

Walter B. Jones

0:44:12 to 0:44:32( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: beginning of this month, and i quote, i'm writing to ask for your support in passing h.r. 24 and s.r. 501, which have been referred to the committees on armed services and would redesignate the department of the navy as the department of the navy and marine corps. for many years, i have been an advocate of the navy and marine

Walter B. Jones

0:44:33 to 0:44:53( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: corps and this team is without parallel in any of the armed forces in the world. i proudly serve alongside my brothers in peace and conflict for 40 years. i would not recommend any action that i would not feel would belittle either partner of the

Walter B. Jones

0:44:54 to 0:45:15( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: team. changing the name as propose this legislation would not demean the navy but be recognized as full partners and be a strong boost to their morale. the department and the secretary representi both services the marine and marine corps and this legislation would provide a name that mirrors the fact.

Walter B. Jones

0:45:16 to 0:45:36( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: thank you for your consideration and continued valuable service to our nation. . after eight disappointing years i hope the senate will join in supporting, bringing proper respect and acknowledgment to the fighting team of the navy and marine corps and i want the supporters of this bill to know that there will be a tomorrow. i'm not going anywhere and i

Walter B. Jones

0:45:37 to 0:45:58( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: will continue to fight until e marine corps gets the acknowledgment it deserves. in closing, i want to thank the many house members who have supported this legislation for eight years and i want to close by asking god to please bless our men and women in uniform, i want to ask god to bless the families of our men and women in uniform, i want to ask god in his loving arms to hold the families who have given a child

Walter B. Jones

0:45:59 to 0:46:00( Edit History Discussion )

Walter B. Jones: dying for freedom in afghanistan

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