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House Proceeding 12-11-07 on Dec 11th, 2007 :: 1:03:26 to 1:06:01
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Ed Pastor

1:02:01 to 1:03:26( Edit History Discussion )
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Ed Pastor

1:03:17 to 1:03:26( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Pastor: is laid upon the table. the gentleman from new york. mr. meeks: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution h.res. 847 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will

Gregory W. Meeks

1:03:26 to 1:03:36( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 847, resolution recognizing the importance of christmas and the christian faith. e speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule,

Gregory W. Meeks

1:03:26 to 1:06:01( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gregory W. Meeks

Gregory W. Meeks

1:03:36 to 1:03:47( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: the gentleman from new york, mr. meeks, and theentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. meeks: thank you, mr. speaker.

Gregory W. Meeks

1:03:47 to 1:03:55( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: and i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the spea ker

Gregory W. Meeks

1:03:55 to 1:04:04( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: pro tempore: without objection. mr. meek s: mr. speaker, i rise se in strong support of this resolution and yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

Gregory W. Meeks

1:04:04 to 1:04:18( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: is recognized. mr. meeks: let me first thank our colleague from iowa, steve king, for introducing this important and timely resolution. mr. speaker, along with people of other faiths,

Gregory W. Meeks

1:04:18 to 1:04:31( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: our christian friends and neighbors around the work mark this time of the year as a special festive season. as kwanzaa approaches and hanukkah draws to a close, it is notably the christmas season.

Gregory W. Meeks

1:04:31 to 1:04:48( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: we are in the midst of advent and this discussion today is bracketed by two holidays observed by many catholics who make up the majority of christians, the feast of the immaculate conception and our

Gregory W. Meeks

1:04:48 to 1:05:05( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: lady of guadeloupe. there are approximately two billn christians around the world. on december 25, christians will celebrate the birth of jesus christ, whom they have embraced as their savior.

Gregory W. Meeks

1:05:05 to 1:05:17( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: for believers, this -- for christians and non-christians alike, christmas is also a time to serve others. the celebrat ion of christmas requires devotion to faith, community, and family truly universal

Gregory W. Meeks

1:05:17 to 1:05:29( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: valu we all can share. it is both fitting and important for the united states house of representatives to mark this event. this legislation expresses the deep respect we feel for christians

Gregory W. Meeks

1:05:29 to 1:05:42( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: and the united states and throughout the world. the house must reject bigotry and persecution directed against christians, both in the united states and worldwide. we must affirm the values of

Gregory W. Meeks

1:05:42 to 1:05:51( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: religious freedom in this country and abroad. i strongly support this legislation, and i encourage my colleagues to do the same. and, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker

Gregory W. Meeks

1:05:51 to 1:06:01( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i yield to myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

Ted Poe

1:06:01 to 1:06:08( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: is recognized. mr. poe: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm pleased as an original co-sponsor to rise in support of this timely resolution recognizing the significance of christmas and the contribution

Ted Poe

1:06:01 to 1:08:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ted Poe

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