Metavid

Video archive of the US Congress

House Proceeding on Oct 28th, 2009 :: 1:17:00 to 1:21:15
Total video length: 3 hours Stream Tools: Stream Overview | Edit Time

Note: MetaVid video transcripts may contain inaccuracies, help us build a more perfect archive

Download OptionsEmbed Video

Views:269 Duration: 0:04:15 Discussion

Previous speech: Next speech:

Stephen F. Lynch

1:17:00 to 1:17:22( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: in harpers ferry, west virginia. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentle mr. lynch, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. jordan, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizing recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: i ask to amend my request. and instead call up -- both speak remembers not ready for

Stephen F. Lynch

1:17:00 to 1:21:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Stephen F. Lynch

Stephen F. Lynch

1:17:23 to 1:17:44( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: that bill so i'd like to have house resolution 790. the speaker pro tempore: dot the gentleman withdraw his motion? mr. lynch: yes. the speaker pro tempore: the for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. lynch: i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 790 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will repor the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 790,

Stephen F. Lynch

1:17:45 to 1:18:05( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: resolution supporting the goals and ideals of a national day of remembrance on october 30, for american nuclear weapons program workers and uranium miners, millers, and haulers. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. jordan, each will control 20

Stephen F. Lynch

1:18:06 to 1:18:26( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. i ask unamous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gent mr. lynch: mr. speaker, on behalf of the committee on

Stephen F. Lynch

1:18:27 to 1:18:47( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: oversight and govement reform, i'm pleased to present house resolution 790 for consideration. this legislation expresses our support for the goals and ideals of the national day remembrance on octor 30, 2009, in honor of america's nuclear weapons program workers, uranium miners, millers, and haulers.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:18:48 to 1:19:08( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: house resolution 790 was introduced by my friend and colleague, representative shelley berkley, of nevad on october 1, 2009, and it enjoys the support of over 50 members of congress. in addition, the united states senate unanimously approved a companion measure to this legislation, senate resolution

Stephen F. Lynch

1:19:09 to 1:19:29( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: 151, on may 20, 2009. mr. speaker, house resolution 790 seeks to honor the hundreds of thousands of uranium and nuclear weapons workers who have served our nation at great personal sacrifice since world war ii and during the height of the cold war. regrettably many of these dedicated workers developed disabling and fatal illnesses,

Stephen F. Lynch

1:19:30 to 1:19:51( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: including cancer and lung disease, as a result of workplace expose to beryllium, and other hazards associated with the development and testing of nuclear weapons. as noted in 2007 by denver's "rocky mountain news," which published a report on the human costs associated with the domestic production and

Stephen F. Lynch

1:19:52 to 1:20:12( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: development of nuclear weapons, nearly 37,000 americans have suffered from serious illness as a result of their exposure to radiation and toxic chemicals during their employment at above ground nuclear weapons test sites and underground uranium mines. the same publication additionally reported that at least 4,000 of these nearly

Stephen F. Lynch

1:20:13 to 1:20:33( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: 37,000 individuals have died as a result of illnesses associated with their work. moreover it's important to note these statistics were only based on government figures. tracking those individuals that have been approved for compensation. as additionally noted by the "rocky mountain news," many other nuclear weapons and

Stephen F. Lynch

1:20:34 to 1:20:54( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: uranium workers may have been affected though they have yet apply for compensation or have had their claims denied due to the difficulty in establishing a causal connection between their illness and their work. mr. speaker, these dedicated workers have served our nation at great risk and sacrificed to not only themselves but to

Stephen F. Lynch

1:20:55 to 1:21:15( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: further generations of their fa it is my hope that we can honor their service and sacrifice through the passage of house resolution 790. i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting ms. berkley who is the lead sponsor of this resolution and expressing our support for the goals and ideals of a national day of remembrance

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid