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Judy Biggert

0:42:30 to 0:46:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Judy Biggert

Judy Biggert

0:46:01 to 0:46:14( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: a congressional gold medal to dr. norman e. borlaug. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule the gentlelady illinois mrs. biggert and the gentleman from massachusetts mr. frank will

Barney Frank

0:46:14 to 0:46:28( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlelady from illinois. ms. biggert: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their

Barney Frank

0:46:14 to 1:01:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barney Frank

Barney Frank

0:46:28 to 0:46:40( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: remarks and insert extraneous material thereon. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. biggert: i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise to urge members to join in saluting

Barney Frank

0:46:40 to 0:46:55( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: an american who deserves to be recognized for his lifetime service to the world by passing s. 2250, the congressional tribute to dr. norman e. borlaug acts of 2006. senate 2250 directs the speaker

Leonard L. Boswell

0:46:55 to 0:47:12( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: of the house and the president of the senate to make the speaker pro tempore: arrangements to award a gold medal to dr. norman borlaug for his contributions in fighting hunger around the world.

Leonard L. Boswell

0:47:12 to 0:47:25( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: this legislation is identical to h.r. 4924 introduced by the gentleman from iowa mr. latham. madam speaker, dr. borlaug is a nobel peace price recipient of whom few have heard. a humanitarian

Leonard L. Boswell

0:47:25 to 0:47:37( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: responsible for mounting a global campaign against hunger that saved so many of the neediest people through agricultural science. in 1944 he took on the task of researching high yield and disease

Leonard L. Boswell

0:47:37 to 0:47:50( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: resistant cereal grains. his efforts led to the development of varieties of wheat that completely altered production agriculture as it was known in pakistan, india and mexico. the dwarf wheat

Leonard L. Boswell

0:47:50 to 0:48:06( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: allowed farmers to produce far more grain per acre than anyone could have predicted. this gave the world's poorest people to access to field and ensuring children who would have been victims

Leonard L. Boswell

0:48:06 to 0:48:21( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: of malnutrition that they could survive. dr. borlaug's discoveries in agriculture led to what is called the green revolution. this modest man born and raised in iowa and educated in minnesota once

Leonard L. Boswell

0:48:21 to 0:48:35( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: said his accomplishments were only, i quote a temporary success in man's war against hunger and deprivation. end of quote. madam speaker, i recognize that many in congress and throughout

Leonard L. Boswell

0:48:35 to 0:48:53( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: the country do not know about the progress we have made in production agriculture and the countless contributions made by agricultural scientists such as dr. borlaug. his leadership has inspired so

Leonard L. Boswell

0:48:53 to 0:49:09( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: many of our best and brightest students to pursue careers in agricultural science. his work will live on in the lives of those who will be spared the misery of starvation. i urge immediate

Leonard L. Boswell

0:49:09 to 0:49:21( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: passage of this important legislation and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr.

Leonard L. Boswell

0:49:21 to 0:49:36( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: frank: madam speaker, i congratulate the delegation from iowa on bringing forward this very important symbol honoring a very great man. a man who has performed enormous service for humanity.

Leonard L. Boswell

0:49:36 to 0:49:49( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: it was firsted called to my attention by the gentleman from iowa, the dean of the majority of the iowa delegation and i'm delighted to be the first to recognize in that context my very good friend,

Leonard L. Boswell

0:49:49 to 0:50:03( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: the gentleman from iowa mr. boswell, for as much time and as much corn as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boswell: well, thank you very much. i would

Leonard L. Boswell

0:50:03 to 0:50:16( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: like to revise and extend my remarks. thank you, madam speaker. i want to thank the gentlewoman from illinois and the gentleman from from massachusetts mr. frank. i would like to thank my colleague

Leonard L. Boswell

0:50:16 to 0:50:32( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: and friend congressman latham leading out on this very, very worthwhile tribute to dr. borlaug. he is from iowa. we have known him from some time. as you might reflect, some years ago he

Leonard L. Boswell

0:50:32 to 0:50:47( Edit History Discussion )

Leonard L. Boswell: was awarded the nobel peace prize. his work in agriculture. he started the green revolution, if you will. he led out with the education, the expertise, the research ability to feed, as been

Judy Biggert

0:50:47 to 0:50:59( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: credited for a billion people, saved their lives, fed the world. it has been quite a thing. i happen to be serving in the iowa legislature at the time. i was appropriations chair. it looked

Tom Latham

0:50:59 to 0:51:15( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: like the world food prize was going to disappear. we saw the opportunity to bring it to iowa and a great benefactor, which mr. latham knows, too, mr. john ruan, saw the need to keep this alive.

Tom Latham

0:51:15 to 0:51:29( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: and so put forth the effort and kind of the hard times we had in our country and we called it the agricultural crisis of those days. and was willing to put forth -- we started out with a public-private

Tom Latham

0:51:29 to 0:51:40( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: working together with the understanding that the ruan family, which they have done, would take it over and run with it. well, they have. and so dr. borlaug was the first awardee of the world

Tom Latham

0:51:40 to 0:51:51( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: food prize wasn't it, tom in iowa. and, wow, what an appropriate person to receive this honor. and it's been going on and he's been our ambassador. ambassador quinn, former ambassador of the

Tom Latham

0:51:51 to 0:52:02( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: state department served with distinction as the administrator and c.e.o. of the food prize. it is something we are proud in the united states of america and prout of it in our state of

Tom Latham

0:52:02 to 0:52:13( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: iowa. it is a worthy thing. we think of our state as iowa and the surrounding states as well as sort of the food basket of our country. so we have a world food prize. this is something we ought

Tom Latham

0:52:13 to 0:52:26( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: to do to identify dr. borlaug. he is in his 90's. he is vital and vibrant and eloquent in his presentations. and the things he's done to reach out around the world with young people is most

Tom Latham

0:52:26 to 0:52:39( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: impressive. they've got a great program and he's right in the middle of it and still providing a wonderful service, a wonderful example of what we would like to see coming from our country and,

Tom Latham

0:52:39 to 0:52:54( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: of course, us. we're very proud, tom and i and all of us in the delegation for our state. i might add our new members, mr. brayley and mr. lopsack would be signed on to this resolution as well.

Tom Latham

0:52:54 to 0:53:06( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: i rise in support of senate 2250, a tribute to dr. norman borlaug. i would hope that all of us could make this a unanimous thing. a great american, a great cause and this is the highest recognition

Tom Latham

0:52:54 to 0:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: i rise in support of senate 2250, a tribute to dr. norman borlaug. i would hope that all of us could make this a unanimous thing. a great american, a great cause and this is the highest recognition

Tom Latham

0:53:06 to 0:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: know it in places like pakistan, india, mexico, central america. the wheat variety he developed has allowed those farmers to produce far more grain than they ever thought possible in those

Tom Latham

0:53:06 to 0:53:21( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: know it in places like pakistan, india, mexico, central america. the wheat variety he developed has allowed those farmers to produce far more grain than they ever thought possible in those

Tom Latham

0:53:09 to 0:53:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: we can give. so we ought to do it. thank you, madam speaker i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from illinois. ms. biggert: i would like to yield such time as he

Tom Latham

0:53:20 to 0:53:21( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: may consume to the sponsor of the identical legislation h.r. 2944, the gentleman from iowa mr. latham. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from iowa is recognized. mr. latham: i thank

Tom Latham

0:53:20 to 0:53:31( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: may consume to the sponsor of the identical legislation h.r. 2944, the gentleman from iowa mr. latham. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from iowa is recognized. mr. latham: i thank

Tom Latham

0:53:21 to 0:53:31( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: regions. this bounty gave the poorest people of the world an opportunity to be fed and most importantly to ensure that their children were not suffering from malnutrition and starvation.

Tom Latham

0:53:21 to 0:53:33( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: regions. this bounty gave the poorest people of the world an opportunity to be fed and most importantly to ensure that their children were not suffering from malnutrition and starvation.

Tom Latham

0:53:31 to 0:53:33( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: the gentlewoman for recognizing me and mr. frank for his kind words about the great state of iowa and mr. boswell. i would first of all like to thank the speaker and the majority leader

Tom Latham

0:53:31 to 0:53:44( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: the gentlewoman for recognizing me and mr. frank for his kind words about the great state of iowa and mr. boswell. i would first of all like to thank the speaker and the majority leader

Tom Latham

0:53:33 to 0:53:43( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: he was the person that is credited with developing the green rev nutrition, which changed -- green revolution, which changed agriculture and food production worldwide. he is a legendary figure

Tom Latham

0:53:43 to 0:53:44( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: with the agricultural community. and his name is well known all across the world. i'm very proud of the fact that dr. borlaug was born and raised in my district in kresko, iowa, and known

Tom Latham

0:53:43 to 0:53:57( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: with the agricultural community. and his name is well known all across the world. i'm very proud of the fact that dr. borlaug was born and raised in my district in kresko, iowa, and known

Tom Latham

0:53:44 to 0:53:57( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: for allowing this bill to come to the froor today. it is extraordinarily important that we do recognize this great human the chairman:. i would -- humanitarian. i would also like to thank my staff who

Tom Latham

0:53:57 to 0:53:57( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: have worked for weeks and weeks to get the support to bring a provision like this to the floor. dr. norman borlaug truly is an american superhero and really not that many people have heard

Tom Latham

0:53:57 to 0:54:10( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: as a very modest man, who once talked about his accomplishments, and, again, as a quote, temporary success in man's war against hunger and deprivation. it is almost 40 years since the nobel

Tom Latham

0:53:57 to 0:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: have worked for weeks and weeks to get the support to bring a provision like this to the floor. dr. norman borlaug truly is an american superhero and really not that many people have heard

Tom Latham

0:54:10 to 0:54:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: peace prize was given to dr. borlaug. today at age 92 he continues to work for improvement in mankind. for this reason, i introduced h.r. 4924, a companion bill to the underlying measure senate

Tom Latham

0:54:10 to 0:54:23( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: peace prize was given to dr. borlaug. today at age 92 he continues to work for improvement in mankind. for this reason, i introduced h.r. 4924, a companion bill to the underlying measure senate

Tom Latham

0:54:16 to 0:54:23( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: of him. because he has worked very quietly behind the scenes. he has done great things. someone who does not seek recognition. his campaign to save the lives of the world's neediest people

Tom Latham

0:54:16 to 0:54:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: of him. because he has worked very quietly behind the scenes. he has done great things. someone who does not seek recognition. his campaign to save the lives of the world's neediest people

Tom Latham

0:54:23 to 0:54:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: 2250, which is a bill to award this great humanitarian, dr. norman borlaug, the congressional gold medal for his lifetime of service to the world. i know many in congress don't think

Tom Latham

0:54:23 to 0:54:36( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: 2250, which is a bill to award this great humanitarian, dr. norman borlaug, the congressional gold medal for his lifetime of service to the world. i know many in congress don't think

Tom Latham

0:54:25 to 0:54:36( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: through agricultural science deserves this very, very special recognition. how many lives has he saved? dr. borlaug's innovative leadership and plant breeding and agricultural production is

Tom Latham

0:54:25 to 0:54:39( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: through agricultural science deserves this very, very special recognition. how many lives has he saved? dr. borlaug's innovative leadership and plant breeding and agricultural production is

Tom Latham

0:54:36 to 0:54:39( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: about the progress we have made in the production agriculture and are unaware of the countless contributions made by agricultural scientists like dr. norman borlaug. dr. borlaug's leadership has

Tom Latham

0:54:36 to 0:54:46( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: about the progress we have made in the production agriculture and are unaware of the countless contributions made by agricultural scientists like dr. norman borlaug. dr. borlaug's leadership has

Tom Latham

0:54:39 to 0:54:46( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: credited with saving the lives of nearly one billion people. that's right. one billion people. it was back in 1944 when he was given the task like mrs. biggert mentioned, of researching

Tom Latham

0:54:39 to 0:54:51( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: credited with saving the lives of nearly one billion people. that's right. one billion people. it was back in 1944 when he was given the task like mrs. biggert mentioned, of researching

Tom Latham

0:54:46 to 0:54:51( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: inspired so many young people to enter agricultural sciences today and his legacy would go on forever with his forethought and innovation. it really is his work and the work of future innovators

Tom Latham

0:54:46 to 0:54:58( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: inspired so many young people to enter agricultural sciences today and his legacy would go on forever with his forethought and innovation. it really is his work and the work of future innovators

Tom Latham

0:54:51 to 0:54:58( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: high-yield, disease-resistant grains to help feed the neediest people. and through all of his efforts he was successful in developing varieties of wheat that completely altered agriculture as we

Tom Latham

0:54:58 to 0:55:11( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: that will live in the lives that have been spared misery from starvation. i urge to support the underlying bill so we can officially recognize this great humanitarian, dr. norman borlaug.

Tom Latham

0:55:11 to 0:55:24( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Latham: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. frank: madam speaker, in this congress i run out of iowans before the other side duss. i will reserve the balance of my

Jim Gerlach

0:55:24 to 0:55:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from illinois. ms. biggert: i would like to yield such time as he may consume from the gentleman from from iowa who has been

Jim Gerlach

0:55:39 to 0:55:52( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: a great leader and we will miss him in congress, the gentleman from iowa mr. leach. the speaker: for how much time? ms. biggert: as much time as he may consume. mr. leach: i thank the gentleman

Jim Gerlach

0:55:52 to 0:56:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: from the financial services committee. i might say to the chairman to be i understand you are thinking of the theme of being a bit probusiness and with the emphasis on fairness. i think that

Jim Gerlach

0:56:04 to 0:56:15( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: is a very appropriate theme. and i wish you every success. this congress has a vested interest in seeing that the next congress works and works well. and so i wish you well. mr. frank: will

Jim Gerlach

0:56:15 to 0:56:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: the gentleman yield? mr. leach: yes, i will. mr. frank: those words coming from a person i admire as much as the gentleman from iowa. i would say i have never been less happy to see my

Jim Gerlach

0:56:29 to 0:56:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: side win. mr. leach: i appreciate that. thank you very much. i want to thank tom latham. tom is a wonderful friend and pursued this particular measure for an american citizen that i think

Jim Gerlach

0:56:42 to 0:56:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: fits all of our definitions of a hero. and i'm sure that is absolutely the case of all iowans and all americans when we think about it. i would only want to make one philosophical comment to this

Jim Gerlach

0:56:57 to 0:57:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: debate. dr. borlaug has been award the nobel price for the green revolution. pure science being used to expand the production of food crops. of various kinds, to make it possible for people

Jim Gerlach

0:57:09 to 0:57:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: in the world to have nourishment. but it's the same science that goes into expanding biological crops that allows crops to be used for energy. so the same science that's produced the green

Jim Gerlach

0:57:24 to 0:57:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: revolution is also producing a black evolution. the idea that food can also be used for petroleum substitutes. we are in a challenge of judgment as well as a challenge of new biology which

Jim Gerlach

0:57:37 to 0:57:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: dr. borlaug is also continuing to work in. that there may not be enough crops that grow for both food and fuel. but it's not exactly an either-or. the same kernels of corn can be used for

Jim Gerlach

0:57:51 to 0:58:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: taking out ethanol as well as for producing a food additive for cattle. but we are going to have to continue to develop new techniques to increase yields. that is what is happening in many

Jim Gerlach

0:58:05 to 0:58:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: great institutions in this country, such as iowa state university, the university of missouri, perdue, minnesota, etc. we are very proud of that. dr. borlaug stands on the shoulders of prior scientists.

Jim Gerlach

0:58:21 to 0:58:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: one from iowa that we are all so very proud of, henry wallace, actually is the father of the movement for which dr. borlaug pursued. it was henry wallace's idea to establish a research facility

Jim Gerlach

0:58:33 to 0:58:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: in mexico in the early 1940's. and that idea was brought to the rockefeller brothers foundation who then chose dr. borlaug to head this facility. we in iowa are very proud of the role that's

Jim Gerlach

0:58:48 to 0:59:00( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: been played and it's been played with the help to some degree of government to a great degree of private charity. and so this is a very american initiative and a very american scientific

Jim Gerlach

0:59:00 to 0:59:14( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Gerlach: product that this body is honoring today. it's honoring the leader of it, a gentleman who began life as only noble gentlemen begin, as a rustler. as a great iowa rustler from a great iowa rustling

0:59:14 to 0:59:24( Edit History Discussion )

town, dr. borlaug competed in the scientific arena where he has achieved unbelievable merit, arguably as great merit as any scientist in this country in this century. so we in iowa are

0:59:24 to 0:59:39( Edit History Discussion )

immensely proud and we thank tom latham, we thank the leadership for allowing this to come forth, and we thank the bipartisan spirit in which it is brought before us. i yield back the balance

Barney Frank

0:59:39 to 0:59:51( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: of my time. the speaker pro tempore: who seeks time? the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. frank: mr. speaker, i want to say this. this is a typically thoughtful intervention by the gentleman

Barney Frank

0:59:51 to 1:00:06( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: from iowa who often brought to our deliberations more than was there before he did. it's just one reason why i will miss him. as the gentleman knows i have previously been an advocate of

Barney Frank

1:00:06 to 1:00:22( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: this country making greater use of his services. i am torn now, mr. speaker, between expressing my hope that the administration will find a way to use his services for the country, and my fear

Barney Frank

1:00:22 to 1:00:39( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: that my saying so will make that less likely. given that dilemma i guess that's as much as i will say. i jeb. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the

Barney Frank

1:00:39 to 1:00:51( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: gentlelady from illinois. mrs. biggert: may i inquire how much time we have remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady has 8 1/2 minutes remaining. the gentleman from massachusetts

Barney Frank

1:00:51 to 1:01:06( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: just yielded back the balance of his time. miss biggers: i recognize the gentleman from iowa, mr. king, for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from iowa is recognized for two minutes.

Barney Frank

1:01:06 to 1:01:19( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: mr. king: i thank the gentlelady for recognizing me and yielding time to me. particularly want to take an opportunity here to thank congressman jim leach for his years of service to this country

Barney Frank

1:01:19 to 1:01:32( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: on this congress. and to the thoughtful process he's brought. there's a legacy left with my friend, jim leach here, as well as the legacy from norman borlaug. always of us are justifiably

Barney Frank

1:01:32 to 1:01:43( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: proud to be from a state that can produce these kind of people. both jim leach and norman borlaug. i wanted to point out the work that norman borlaug has done to alleviate starvation in the

Steve King

1:01:43 to 1:01:58( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: world has put to rest many of the arguments we have heard over the 40 or so years i have paid attention to what goes on in the debate and deliberation in this country. what is the limitations

Steve King

1:01:43 to 1:03:23( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve King

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