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House Proceeding 12-11-07 on Dec 11th, 2007 :: 0:52:13 to 0:56:20
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Ed Pastor

0:50:54 to 0:52:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ed Pastor

Ed Pastor

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Ed Pastor: the gentleman fromma new york. mr. meeks: i move to: suspend the rules and agree to resolution h.res. 708. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk:

Gregory W. Meeks

0:52:13 to 0:52:24( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: house resolution 708, resolution honoring the life and accomplishments of luciano pavarotti and recognizing the significant and positive impact of his astounding musical talent, his achievement in

Gregory W. Meeks

0:52:13 to 0:56:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gregory W. Meeks

Gregory W. Meeks

0:52:24 to 0:52:33( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: raising the profile of opera with audiences around the world, and his commitment to charitable causes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new york, mr. meeks,

Gregory W. Meeks

0:52:33 to 0:52:42( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. meeks: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may

Gregory W. Meeks

0:52:42 to 0:52:51( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution underlu consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meeks: mr. speaker,

Gregory W. Meeks

0:52:51 to 0:53:06( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: ir. riseis in strong support of this resolution and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. meeks: mr. speaker, let me first thank my good

Gregory W. Meeks

0:53:06 to 0:53:20( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: friend and colleague from california, representative loretta sanchez, for introducing this timely resolution. mr. speaker, this is literally no one who has done more to expand world audiences

Gregory W. Meeks

0:53:20 to 0:53:36( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: for opera than the late luciano pavarotti. achieved this with a combination of amenable talent, determination, and untiring and affable manner. just as important he parlayed this fame into the

Gregory W. Meeks

0:53:36 to 0:53:48( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: international presence which he used to push for a host of o important causes. this resolution honors his life, his talent, his commitment to those causes. like many, an italian boy, pavarotti dreamed

Gregory W. Meeks

0:53:48 to 0:54:14( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: of becoming a soccer star and was bert at it than most of his later fans would ever know. but his father himself, an amount ture singer, and his recording of the great italian tenors, soon

Gregory W. Meeks

0:54:14 to 0:54:30( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: put young luciano on a path which would catapult him to fame. from his operatic debut in 1961 to his u.s. debut a few years later opposite joan sutherland, pavarotti soon became known for

Gregory W. Meeks

0:54:30 to 0:54:45( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: the shear beauty of his voice. but the world was wooed in 1972 when he struck nine unwavering high c's at new york's metropolitan opera house. earning him the title the king of high c's. roughly

Gregory W. Meeks

0:54:45 to 0:54:59( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: 20 years later he recorded the biggest selling classical musical album of all time when he teamed up with placido domingo and jose can rare rass as the three teenors. it must have caused

Gregory W. Meeks

0:54:59 to 0:55:16( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: the man who once dreamed of soccer stardom great joy to have debuted his project for the 1990 soccer world cup in italy. he shared the stage with rock stars, including u-2's lead singer

Gregory W. Meeks

0:55:16 to 0:55:31( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: bono, eric clapton, and pop stars like the spice girls. he also won humanitarian awards during the bosnia war, as well as worked alonksood -- alongside the princess of wales to raise money to

Gregory W. Meeks

0:55:31 to 0:55:49( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: ban land mines. he received the medal from the u.n. high commissioner for refugees in 2001. he never tired of bringing his voice to rally around cause that is make us all proud. when he died this

Gregory W. Meeks

0:55:49 to 0:56:02( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: year, his wife, sister, four daughters, nephews, and close relatives and friends were all at his side. mr. speaker, luciano pavarotti was a man blessed with an unusual talent a. talent he used to

Gregory W. Meeks

0:56:02 to 0:56:10( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: promote not only opera but a myriad of other cause that is helped men and women all throughout the world. this resolution seeks to cast a small light on a soring -- soaring life. i urge its

Gregory W. Meeks

0:56:10 to 0:56:20( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: passage. i reserve the balancree of my time. the speaker pr o tempore: the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. ns the speaker pro tempore:

Ted Poe

0:56:20 to 0:56:32( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: the gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm pleased to rise in support of house resolution 708, which honors the life and accomplishments of luciano pavarotti and

Ted Poe

0:56:20 to 0:58:08( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ted Poe

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