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House Proceeding 11-05-07 on Nov 5th, 2007 :: 0:06:02 to 0:09:14
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are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant

Robert A. Brady

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Robert A. Brady: to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. the speaker pro tempore: what purpose does the gentleman fr om pennsylvania rise?

Robert A. Brady

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Speech By: Robert A. Brady

Robert A. Brady

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Robert A. Brady: mr. brady: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass joint senate resolution 797 the clerk: joint resolution 7, providing for dr. james. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania

Robert A. Brady

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Robert A. Brady: plrks brady and the gentleman from michigan,r. ehlers each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. brady: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five

Robert A. Brady

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Robert A. Brady: legislative days to revise and extend their remarks in the record and include extraneous matters. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. brady: i yield myself such time as i may consume.

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Robert A. Brady: mr. speaker, this joint resolution will reappoint roger sant to the smithsonian institute for a six-year. the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks dropped visiting at the facilities, which has recently

Robert A. Brady

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Robert A. Brady: begun to bounce back. many believe the institution has been closely identified i with donors which threatens the reputation for independence. mr. speaker, the house administration committee

Robert A. Brady

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Robert A. Brady: fought long and hard about whether it would be appropriate to replace some members of the board of regents. it has rubber stamped recommendations from the board and candidates seeking a second

Robert A. Brady

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Robert A. Brady: term routinely receiving it. two are seeking re-appointment including mr. sant and two seats will be filled by new members who have not been recommended to us. there is a process of natural rotation.

Robert A. Brady

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Robert A. Brady: we decided to give the board more time to implement the reforms. the committee expressed to appoint a secretary who will be responsive to the board and protect the values of the american public. as

Robert A. Brady

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Robert A. Brady: part of the process of considering this joint resolution, committee members met with mr. sant two weeks ago to hear his views about recent events and ongoing reforms at the institution. we are

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Robert A. Brady: optimistic that the bod is on the right track. mr. sant has broad understanding of the smithsonian operation and its past flaws and we believe he can make a useful contribution to the restructure

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Robert A. Brady: of the board. he informed the committee he is not running for the new position of chairman of the board, which is expected to be created january in 2008. as one of the principal recommendations,

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Robert A. Brady: we think the new occupant should bring a fresh perspective to the management of the board's affairs. we decided to recommend mr. sant for a second six-year term and urge his approval by the

Robert A. Brady

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Robert A. Brady: house. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan. mr. ehlers: thank you, mr. speaker. as ranking member of the house administration committee,

Vernon J. Ehlers

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Vernon J. Ehlers: i'm pleased to support s.j. ress 7, a bill that reallows for the re-appointment of mr. sant to the smithsonian institution. several members of the house administration committee and i had the

Vernon J. Ehlers

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Speech By: Vernon J. Ehlers

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