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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 2:04:05 to 2:07:10
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:04:01 to 2:04:21( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 810. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. furt the gentleman from the american samoa rise? mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:04:05 to 2:07:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:04:22 to 2:04:42( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: agree to house resolution 76 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 786, a resolution commemorating the cannonization of -- cannonization to father damien de veuster to sainthood. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from american samoa.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:04:43 to 2:05:03( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: mr. faleomavaega: i ask that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. faleomavaega: i rise in strong sport of this resolution and i yield myself such time as i may consume. gentleman is recognized. mr. faleomavaega: this

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:05:04 to 2:05:24( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: resolution, mr. speaker, commemorates the cannonization of father damien de veuster for his works. i would also like to thank my good friend, ms. hirono, for sponsoring and authoring this resolution, and for working to ensure that father damien's

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:05:25 to 2:05:46( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: legacy is never forgotten. many ofus who walk the halls of the congress have oftentimes passed by the statue of father damien in the capitol yet few of who gave his life in order to help others. in 1863 at the age of 23, father

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:05:47 to 2:06:07( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: damien left his home in belgium, sailing to hawaii, to perform missionary work. at that time, the hawaiian gove had contracted the disease to a place call on another island to prevent the spread of the disease. though he was aware of the risks ofontracting leprosy, he decided to move to the island

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:06:08 to 2:06:28( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: permanently in order to be with those who suffered there. isolated from society island, father damien and to tho remarkable achievements, building schools and hospitals, constructing chumps and homes and attending to the spiritual and physical needs to those

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:06:29 to 2:06:49( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: suffering from leprosy. for 16 years, father damien served as the voice of hope and the source of consolation and encouragement r individuals who were afflicted with hansen's disease until he died in 1889 after contracting the disease himself. in 1977, recognizing his life

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:06:50 to 2:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: for good works and the sacrifice he made in helping others, pope paul vi began the process that would ultimately lead to sainthood for father damien and just last sunday, father damien was finally cannonized as a saint by pope benedict xvi. i urge my colleagues to honor

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