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House Proceeding on Oct 9th, 2007 :: 2:25:03 to 2:27:09
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Diane E. Watson

2:25:03 to 2:25:06( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: of my staff. extraordinary young man who did his job day in and day out each day that he worked in our office in a marvelous manner. with total devotion to this congress, to the people of the united

Diane E. Watson

2:25:03 to 2:27:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diane E. Watson

Diane E. Watson

2:25:06 to 2:25:10( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: states. i am deeply grateful for his service. and i extend to him my friend, charlie, and his family, obviously his wife, his daughter, charlotte, his brother, jo ann's other son, chris,

Diane E. Watson

2:25:10 to 2:25:13( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: and of course chuck, jo ann's husband. my deepest sympathy and condolences at this time. we will never forget her. that wonderful, wonderful colleague, that wonderful friend, that wonderful lady

Diane E. Watson

2:25:13 to 2:25:16( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: who not only graced these halls but served her constituents of the first district of virginia so effectively, so well, and indeed served all of america so well. as i say we'll never forget

Diane E. Watson

2:25:16 to 2:25:19( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: her. and consider it a great privileged to have been able to meet and to be a friend of congresswoman jo ann davis. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized.

Diane E. Watson

2:25:19 to 2:25:22( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: mr. scott: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentlelady from california, ms. watson. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california. ms. watson: it is

Diane E. Watson

2:25:22 to 2:25:26( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: with great sorrow i learned of the loss of our colleague and four-term representative, jo ann davis, who represented virginia's first district as has been referred to as america's first

Diane E. Watson

2:25:26 to 2:25:29( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: district. she was a great leader and a tireless advocate for all of her constituents and for those of us who came in after her. i remember she organized a weight watcher class, saw that

Diane E. Watson

2:25:29 to 2:25:32( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: we were there every week, and we followed the procedure for weight watching. she said be sure and weigh yourself so that you could see what kind of progress you're making. but i want you

Diane E. Watson

2:25:32 to 2:25:35( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: to know i don't weigh myself because i don't think i'm progressing. anyway, jo ann was first in many ways. as the first elected female republican from the commonwealth, she set an example for women

Diane E. Watson

2:25:35 to 2:25:39( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: across the country who aspired to political office. she worked tirelessly on behalf of our men and women in uniform and the many federal civil servants in her congressional district. and succeeded

Diane E. Watson

2:25:39 to 2:25:42( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: in introducing and passing legislation that benefited these important constituencies. we all know that we lost our colleague to breast cancer, and i remember going over to her when we heard

Diane E. Watson

2:25:42 to 2:25:45( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: that juanita millender-mcdonald was taking a leave, and we wanted to -- the women's caucus wanted to send greetings. i asked her if she would be the first and she looked at me and she said,

Diane E. Watson

2:25:45 to 2:25:48( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: no, because on that day, friday, i take my chemo and i'm very sick afterwards. so i said, well, i understand. i just thought the two of you had much in common and that you could inspire her.

Diane E. Watson

2:25:48 to 2:25:51( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: we know that it is such a devastating disease that takes away our loved ones too quickly and i don't know at the time if it was in jo ann's mind, but she never let on, she seemed to be

Diane E. Watson

2:25:51 to 2:26:00( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: very secretive about her personal self. so as a reminder this is breast cancer month, breast cancer awareness month. i think it's so appropriate that we salute her and her life because she lived

Diane E. Watson

2:26:00 to 2:26:17( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: so well and influenced so many people. and it was really a symbol for how to deal with the condition that she had -- she was challenged by. our colleagues will be -- our colleague will be

Diane E. Watson

2:26:17 to 2:26:33( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: sorely missed not only here but in her home district where her constituents knew that she represented them with excellence, integrity, and tenacity. we all mourn her loss. our friend and

Diane E. Watson

2:26:33 to 2:26:43( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: colleague. i extend my most heartfelt condolences to her family, staff and her many close friends here on capitol hill and in virginia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia

Diane E. Watson

2:26:43 to 2:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: is recognized. mr. wolf: i want to yield to mr. cantor. we have been told we can do one more. but we'll resume after votes for anyone that's interested in. but before we go to the votes

Diane E. Watson

2:26:55 to 2:27:09( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: i recognize mr. cantor from virginia. the speaker pro tempore: mr. cantor from virginia, you are recognized. mr. cantor: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman. along with my colleagues,

Eric Cantor

2:27:09 to 2:27:23( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: mr. speaker, i, too, rise with vea heavy heart today as we mourning the passing and reflect on the life of our dear friend and colleague, jo ann davis. in life jo ann amazed so many of us with her determination

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