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House Proceeding 12-15-09 on Dec 15th, 2009 :: 1:30:55 to 1:34:20
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Lamar S. Smith

1:30:47 to 1:31:08( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: . that's been told many times over. i'm indebted to the chairman of the ways and means committee, randolph worked out of new york, i'm hopeful that rangel may have met him and knew

Lamar S. Smith

1:30:55 to 1:34:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

1:31:09 to 1:31:29( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: so mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time and urge support for the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognize plsmed smith: i support house resolution 150, which

Lamar S. Smith

1:31:30 to 1:31:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: recognizes asa philip randolph for his lifelong leadership and work to end discrimination and secure equal employment and labor opportunities for americans. he's one of the most well-kno trade unionists of his time and helped found the modern civil rights movement. mr. randolph moved to the harlem district of new york

Lamar S. Smith

1:31:53 to 1:32:15( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: city in 1911, when where he organized black voters in favor of labor rights. in 1970, he co-founded a magazine, the messenger, for african-americans in the war industry. in 1955, he organized the brotherhood of sleeping carporters. this was the first serious

Lamar S. Smith

1:32:16 to 1:32:36( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: effort to organize a labor union for the pullman company, one of the biggest companies and a major employer of black americans. theygreed to a compromise in 1937, win page increases, shorter workweeks and overtime

Lamar S. Smith

1:32:37 to 1:33:01( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: workweeks. in 1941, mr. randolph proposed a march on washington to protest war industries and propose the desegregation of the armed forces. the march was canceled after president franklin roosev issued order 8802 which called

Lamar S. Smith

1:33:02 to 1:33:22( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: mr. randolph's nonviolent efforts led to the signing of another executive order on july 26, 1948, signed by president truman to ban discrimination in the armed forces. in addition to these accomplishments, mr. randolph was an active participant in a number of organizations and causes, including the

Lamar S. Smith

1:33:23 to 1:33:44( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: leadership conference on civil rights and the workman's circle. he also frmed -- formed the a. philip randolph institute to study the causes of poverty. mr. randolph has been called the towering civil rights figure of the period in which he lived. the dean of american vil rights leaders and among the first leadership of the labor

Lamar S. Smith

1:33:45 to 1:34:05( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: movement he fought for more than a half century on behalf securing rights not just for black workers but for employees of all races and nationalities. i urge my colleagues to join me in supp resolutioned i yield back the balance of my time the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: i have no further

Lamar S. Smith

1:34:06 to 1:34:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: requests for time and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan yields back the plans of miz time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 150. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair,

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