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Senate Proceeding on Feb 13th, 2009 :: 0:47:35 to 0:51:25
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Charles Schumer

0:47:30 to 0:47:52( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: very, very b future of america. mr. president, i yield the floor. senator from new york. mr. schumer: thank you, mr. president. i rise today to honor the lives and of the tragic crash of continental airlines flight 3407 in clarence, new york, last night. our nation woke up this morning

Charles Schumer

0:47:53 to 0:48:16( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: to the deeplyaddening news that 50 lives were lost in this inexplicable tragedy and hearts, our prayers, our minds are with the families and friends who lost a loved one to the first responders at the scene and to the residents of clarence. i was deeply saddened to hear

Charles Schumer

0:48:17 to 0:48:37( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: that one of the victims was beverly exert, whose husband shawn rooney perished in the tragic events of september 11th. i knew beverly and worked with her and so admired her fight to make sure that another 9/11 never happens again. beverly was a national roll model

Charles Schumer

0:48:38 to 0:48:59( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: inspiration. she was traveling to buffalo for what would have been her husband's 58th birthy to take part in a presentation of a scholarship award in his memory at his also. she and all the victims of this accident will be greatly missed. and, of course, the family

Charles Schumer

0:49:00 to 0:49:20( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: members of the other victims whose names have not been made public yet will relate in future episodes of quiet strength and bravery of their loved i personally spoke with transportation secretary ray lahood early this morning and he

Charles Schumer

0:49:21 to 0:49:42( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: reassured me that the department of transstation take quick action to figure out what caused this accident. secretar lahood told me that the first responders that rushed to the scene immediately last night have been in their efforts to save to all of the brave men and protect the families that live

Charles Schumer

0:49:43 to 0:50:03( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: in the area of the accident and to the many that are still on the ground fighting the fires that remain, thank you for your service. i also spoke this morning with congressman chris lee and brian

Charles Schumer

0:50:04 to 0:50:24( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: huggins, county executive chris collins and scott boluski. i'm confidenc provide whatever help is needed. our heart and prayers go out to the people of clarence and the entire buffalo area who are no

Charles Schumer

0:50:25 to 0:50:47( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: doubt leaving for work and school with very heavy hearts this morning. as a senator, i'm proud to serve the people of western new york. they are a resilient community. if there is any comfort to this tragedy, it is knowing that their outreach to the victims' families will be generous and loving.

Charles Schumer

0:50:48 to 0:51:11( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: just last month exalted when flight 1549 landed on the hudson river without a single loss of life. and yet today we are faced with this horrible, horrible tragedy. at times like this the only thing that helps us is our faith, that there is a greater wisdom that at times like this

Charles Schumer

0:51:12 to 0:51:26( Edit History Discussion )

Charles Schumer: it's hard to understand. again, i offer my deep -- i offer my deepest condolences to the victims' families and friends as we continue to learn more about the cause of this tragic accident.

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