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House Proceeding 10-28-09 on Oct 28th, 2009 :: 4:05:40 to 4:18:30
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Pete Sessions

4:05:37 to 4:05:58( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: a result of his departure, it's now that i get to park in his parking space. i thank you for organizing this special order, mr. king and i yield back. mr. king: i commend the gentleman from ohio for managing to get something good out of whatever happened. john mchugh is secretary of the

Pete Sessions

4:05:40 to 4:18:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Pete Sessions

Pete Sessions

4:05:59 to 4:06:19( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: army and mr. latourette has a good parking place. all is right with the world. may i inquishe, how much time remains? the speaker pro tempore: 25 minutes. mr. king: thank you, mr. speaker. may i yield to the gentleman, mr. seions. mr. sessions: i appreciate the gentleman yielding me time to

Pete Sessions

4:06:20 to 4:06:41( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: talk about our former colleague and the great sec reof the army, john mchugh, but i also thank the gentleman for his leadership on behalf of the state of new york, who he co-shares that responsibility and leadership with in so many respects, the gentleman john mchugh. i think it's important to note

Pete Sessions

4:06:42 to 4:07:02( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: as we see john's friend who have come to the floor this evening to talk about this great man, john mchugh, from new york, former colleague, the gentleman from the 24th district of new york, and his colleagues come to the floor to

Pete Sessions

4:07:03 to 4:07:24( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: tout the attributes of service. and respect and admiration we have for john mchugh to w we believe the men and women of the united states army and every person that wears the uniform of the united states military will recognize this man who is from our body, a man

Pete Sessions

4:07:25 to 4:07:45( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: who in service to his congressional district to his state and country, embodies the highest of skill sets, personal accomplishment, and the best wishes. i'd like to talk, if i can, for a minute, as we have all take then pleasure of doing, of

Pete Sessions

4:07:46 to 4:08:07( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: talking about john mchugh, the man. we just heard mr. latourette talk about how he worked with john mchugh in the government reform committee. in fact, i arrived in congress in 1997 and immediately found myself on the government reform committee a freshman, eager,

Pete Sessions

4:08:08 to 4:08:29( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: eager to take part in the enkevers that lay ahead of us. one of the subcom that time, which i believe the gentleman, mr. latourette, spoke about, was the postal subcommittee. and the -- and the postal subcommittee had this bright young person who was the subcommittee chairman, he was john mchugh, the gentleman from

Pete Sessions

4:08:30 to 4:08:50( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: new york, andon made sure that as my subcommittee chairman, that i was there at all the meetings, expected to be as a freshman, but more importantly that i understood the substance and issues that would be before us. on took very seriously, as he always has, the duties and responsibilities that were

Pete Sessions

4:08:51 to 4:09:11( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: there presented to him and that he accepted. john made sure that i was well versed on postal issues, talking about not just the compromises but the opportunities that lay ahead for us making sure that the challenges for properly taken care of, and i developed a deep and abiding relationship with

Pete Sessions

4:09:12 to 4:09:32( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: john that i cherish even today, though i'm sure he wants to forget a few of those meetings we had that went on and on. it was all in the spirit of our service and the need to make sure that we appropriately and properly did our duty. i also had a chance to run across john mchugh as the left

Pete Sessions

4:09:33 to 4:09:53( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: fielder for our baseball team. john mchugh played left field in college. he was a little skinny runt who prably weighed about 115 pounds if he had a bat in his hands. maybe 120. that gold guy could catch flies out in left field. and some of the most fun

Pete Sessions

4:09:54 to 4:10:14( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: activities and times i had here in washington were on the baseball field in alexandria as republicans would prepare for our baseball games in the charity game we do every yr, republics against democrats. john mchugh showed up every darn day.

Pete Sessions

4:10:15 to 4:10:35( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: i some days wanted him not to be there because i wanted a chance to play in the ballgame andon started in left field. i didn't understand how this old guy, who was probably five or six years older than i am, and that was old at the time, skinny runt, little legs, could carry are him and he could

Pete Sessions

4:10:36 to 4:10:57( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: catch all the balls. he was very he showed me, really, how to dodge all of the mud puddles that were out in left field. that was when we had an amazing rain in about the year 2000, maybe 1999, 2000, 2001. and john had it down.

Pete Sessions

4:10:58 to 4:11:18( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: as you've heard -- as people across this country hearing about this great guion mchugh, he had his position -- this great guy, john mchugh, he had his position down, he could walk out in the midst of all the mu or four innings, come back in and not have a piece of dirt on

Pete Sessions

4:11:19 to 4:11:39( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: him. i we out there and found the mud pu catch the fly, staying up with just catching, tre were two ducks that were out there in the mud puddle in left field with us. john made friends with the duck the ducks got along with him. when i went out there, i was in trouble.

Pete Sessions

4:11:40 to 4:12:00( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: i remember diving and sliding and walking back and john just looking at me andaughing. he's not just a fun and kind guy, he found a way to allow me to play in the game. he allowed me to share in that endeavor and we had a good

Pete Sessions

4:12:01 to 4:12:21( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: time. always at my expense, i'm sure, but john, that just spoke volumes about the kind of man he was early on in my career as we worked together. john and i found lots of activities with each other and john always included me, not just because of my thought

Pete Sessions

4:12:22 to 4:12:42( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: processes, wanting to know what i was thinking, but how we could work together and how we could make things work. when 9/11 came, pete king, john mchugh, and other members of the new york delegation who were hit and hit hard, kelly

Pete Sessions

4:12:43 to 4:13:05( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: was in that group, john sweeney and others, who really worked with members of other delegations to talk with them about the needs of new york and what we needed to do. john mchugh was a strong advocate. he felt very strongly about the men and women who would be

Pete Sessions

4:13:06 to 4:13:26( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: called also into harm's way as a result of 9/11. he understood firsthand those families, john, as we know, ended up taking some 10 visits to iraq and four visits to afghanistan. he sat on the west point or u.s. military academy board of

Pete Sessions

4:13:27 to 4:13:50( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: visitors he knew that i went to the graduations at west point and enjoyed them immensely. he knows that i have and virtually every member of this body has, several young men or women who are students at the academy from all over this congress, from all over this country.

Pete Sessions

4:13:51 to 4:14:13( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and john had a strong sense of responsibility about b in the mission and purpose and knew that i felt that way and looked at other members the same way. he was co-chair of the house army caucus. he understood firsthand not just the men and their mission, but their families and their

Pete Sessions

4:14:14 to 4:14:35( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: lives coming back home. he spoke in very -- he spoke very passionately, he and i, about the needs of our returning vets. sometimes who still need more and additional help. he has indicated that he would go and take this job and he is fulfilling this duty to do his

Pete Sessions

4:14:36 to 4:14:56( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: best to the men and women of the united states army, a branch of the service he not only strongly identifies with but worked with in his congressional duties. john mchugh is a friend. he's a friend of anyone who has balance about trying to solve

Pete Sessions

4:14:57 to 4:15:17( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: problems. john mchugh is a kind man, many times in the midst of -- where lots of us are hurried and make quick decisions,on mchugh listens to the facts of the case. johnchugh has had in this body exemplify himself and

Pete Sessions

4:15:18 to 4:15:39( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: stood out as a person who could be trusted, make a wise decision, and cares about other people. so tonight, as this body honors the gentleman, johnmchugh, i would say to the men and women of the united states army, to the spouses, to the children,

Pete Sessions

4:15:40 to 4:16:00( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: to the families that john mchugh is taking the place of pete garen and pete garen grew to have a strong reputation that the army could count on. not only in leadership but doing the right thing. john mchugh is that kind of man also. john mchugh will lead with honor and distinction.

Pete Sessions

4:16:01 to 4:16:23( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: john mchugh will also do the right thing. so for our colleague who is tapped by the president of the united states to go and lead for our colleague who worked with us for -- kayday in, day out, year after year, with honor and distinction, for our colleague, john mchugh, to

Pete Sessions

4:16:24 to 4:16:46( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: leave this body, knowing he had still a fight left in him to go and still lead for the best, for this young man,on mchugh, who has lots of friends here and we wish him not only the very best but want to see him again. for our friend john mchugh who is serving with distinction and

Pete Sessions

4:16:47 to 4:17:08( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: will do well, we say john mchugh, we thank you. we thank you for who you are and what you are. don't change. do what you've done all these years do, this for the right reason. if i could, with the gentleman from new york, as i go to

Pete Sessions

4:17:09 to 4:17:29( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: conclude here, i'd like to read something which was part of john mchugh's statement as he left thi body and he said in july, i have been so struck how these heroes facing pain and loss and uncertainty ask one question -- what else can i do to serve?

Pete Sessions

4:17:30 to 4:17:50( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: and he challenged himself when he said, we can ask no less of ourselves. . you have a man who will be asking you to sacrifice but a

Pete Sessions

4:17:51 to 4:18:11( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: man who will never ask you to do anything that he doesn't believe that is in the best ibt of freedom and opportunity in the united states of america. as we hear these stories of bravery and heroism and see these men suffer and their

Pete Sessions

4:18:12 to 4:18:30( Edit History Discussion )

Pete Sessions: families well up not only in pride, we would offer one of our own from this body to say, we lead, you will lead to the best and we're going to ms you, but we're very, very proud of you. from my heft field buddy from

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