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House Proceeding 10-28-09 on Oct 28th, 2009 :: 4:21:30 to 4:25:15
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Peter T. King

4:21:27 to 4:21:47( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: republicans and i would like to say on behalf of the entire congress. i thank you. and i yield back the balance of your time. mr. king: i thank chairman rangel for his remarks and these remarks were made by someone who has a distinguished record in

Peter T. King

4:21:30 to 4:25:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter T. King

Peter T. King

4:21:48 to 4:22:09( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: the united states army in the korean war. that's the type of person that he represe can inquire how much time remains? the speaker pro tempore: eight minutes. mr. king: we have seen tonight a large number of people coming

Peter T. King

4:22:10 to 4:22:31( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: out to speak on behalf of secretary of the army john mchugh. i was fortunate to be elected to the unit states congress in 1992, the same year as john mchugh. and i knew him from his outstanding service in the new york state senate. i knew he was a legislator's legislator.

Peter T. King

4:22:32 to 4:22:52( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: john always to m what a member of congress should be. i don't know how many times he walked outside that door and you would see him sitting there studying the legislation. people say members of congress don't study legislation. john was constantly studying on

Peter T. King

4:22:53 to 4:23:14( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: what needed to be done and find solutions to problems. he served on the postal subcommittee where he did author reform legislation of the postal service, a very difficult job. we talked about the trips he took, the 10 visits to iraq, four to afghanistan that he took as a member of the armed services committee. and earlier this year, he

Peter T. King

4:23:15 to 4:23:35( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: reached the culmination of his congressional career when he was elected ranking member of the armed services committee where he worked with chairman ike skelton, always putting the troops first. i remember during his early years in congress when there was an attempt to close fort drum.

Peter T. King

4:23:36 to 4:23:57( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: and he did what he couldo save for the drum from being closed these are the examples of the types of dedication he had. there was no meanness, no bitterness, there was no anger in john mchugh. john wanted to find a way to get things done. he has song principles and

Peter T. King

4:23:58 to 4:24:18( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: beliefs and he recognized that people on the other side of the aisle and people in his own party had strong beliefs and pay be different from his but he respected them. i wish john the very best as secretary of the army. president obama made an absolutely superb choice.

Peter T. King

4:24:19 to 4:24:40( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: i can't tchi think of anyone who would dedicate himself more. having traveled to iraq with john, i would see him sit w the generals and sit with the ambassadors and the high-ranking people but always found time to spend time with the enlisted men

Peter T. King

4:24:41 to 4:25:02( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: and women, the p.f.c.'s, the sergeants, the first lieutenants, second lieutenants. he realized that it wasn't the people at the top but people at all levels, the people who did the heavy lifting and put their lives on the line and to whom he had the greatest responsibility. so, john, i wish you the best.

Peter T. King

4:25:03 to 4:25:16( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: we look forward to your service to the united states army and i know that more than the feelings you ha members of congress, the men and women of the united states army

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