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House Proceeding on Oct 28th, 2009 :: 2:02:15 to 2:07:45
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Stephen F. Lynch

2:02:12 to 2:02:32( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: i urge my colleagu this resolution and with that, the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his tim the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: again, mr. speaker, we have no further speakers but i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio.

Stephen F. Lynch

2:02:15 to 2:07:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Stephen F. Lynch

2:02:33 to 2:02:53( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. jordan: mr. speaker, we have no further speakers so we would urge passage of h.r. 783 and i yield back the balance of my time. gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lync eaker. in closing, i would simply ask that members on both sides of the aisle join with the gentleman from florida in supporting his resolution,

Stephen F. Lynch

2:02:54 to 2:03:14( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: resolution 783 and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: all time has been yielded back. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 783. 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 is agreed to -- mr. lynch: mr. speaker. i request the yeas and nays.

Stephen F. Lynch

2:03:15 to 2:03:39( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays have been requested. those favoring the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 0rk the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this

Stephen F. Lynch

2:03:40 to 2:04:00( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: motion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 729. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 729, resolution expressing support for designation of a national firefighters memorial day to firefighters of the united

Stephen F. Lynch

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

Stephen F. Lynch: states. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and add any extraneous

Stephen F. Lynch

2:04:22 to 2:04:43( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: materials. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i now yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: thank you. mr. speaker, on behalf of the committee on oversight and government reform, i'm proud to present house resolution 729 for consideration. this resolution seeks to honor our brave firefighters across the united states as well as

Stephen F. Lynch

2:04:44 to 2:05:04( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: commemorate those firefighters who have been disabled or killed in the line of duty by expressing the support of the house of representatives for the designation of a national firefighters memorial day. the measure before us was introduced on september 10 by my colleague, representative ted poe of texas, and enjoys the support of nearly 60 mibs of congress -- members of congress.

Stephen F. Lynch

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

Stephen F. Lynch: mr. speaker, according to the national fire protection association, there are over 1.1 million firefighters serving throughout more than 30,000 fire departments across the nation. including over 300,000 career firefighters and over 800,000 volunteer firefighters. as we have all witnessed time an again, whether it be in the

Stephen F. Lynch

2:05:26 to 2:05:48( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: midst of terrorist attacks of september 11, in the aftermath of hurricanes katrina and rita or in the face of the daily emergencies faced by our local communities, these brave men and women are always on the front lines in the event of a local, state or national crisis and are willing to serve and safeguard their fellow citizens agreat risk to their own personal safety.

Stephen F. Lynch

2:05:49 to 2:06:09( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: according to the united states fire administration, which annually collects data on firefighters' fatalities across the country, last year witnessed 118 on-duty firefighter fatalities, including the deaths of 66 volunteer firefighters and 34 career firefighters. in addition, the united states

Stephen F. Lynch

2:06:10 to 2:06:31( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: fire administration has reported that to date this year there have been 77 firefighter fatalities including the deaths of tw my own state of massachusetts, firefighter paul j. roberts and firefighter kevin m. kelly of my own boston fire department.

Stephen F. Lynch

2:06:32 to 2:06:54( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: self-sacrifice demonstrated by our local, state and federal firefighters are not limited to their public service on behalf of their fellow citizens. community -- citizens, communities and country here at home. many of these servants are are deployedverseas in kuwait, iraq, afghanistan and other nations in the middle east as well, serving on aircraft carriers in support of our military and reconstruction

Stephen F. Lynch

2:06:55 to 2:07:16( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: missions abroad, including operation iraqi freedom and operation enduring freedom. as reported just last week by the international association of firefighters, 16 iaff members are currently serving together at kirkuk regional airbase in iraq as members of the 22nd air force reserve command.

Stephen F. Lynch

2:07:17 to 2:07:38( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: collectively, these soldiers represent 11 iaff affiliates and institute one of the largest numbers of iaff members to together in iraq. state and federal firefiters stand as a shing example of the public service and principle of shared sacrifice that has come to define our nation. and it is my hope that we can

Stephen F. Lynch

2:07:39 to 2:07:45( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: honor their dedicati to their fellow citizens as well as commemorate the lives of our fallen firefighters through the

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