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Senate Proceeding on Feb 23rd, 2009 :: 1:41:15 to 1:44:15
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Tom Udall

1:41:15 to 1:44:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Udall

Tom Udall

1:41:17 to 1:41:37( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: quorum call: mr. udall: mr. president? the presiding officer: the sena mr. udal consent the call o be dispensed. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. udall: mr. president, i have one unanimous consent request for a committee to meet during today's session of the senate. it has the approval of the majority and minority leaders. i ask unanimous consent this

Tom Udall

1:41:38 to 1:41:59( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: request be agreed to and this request be printed in the record. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. udall: ask unanimous consent to speak as in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. udall: as i rise today, flags across new mexico are at half-staff.

Tom Udall

1:42:00 to 1:42:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: our state is recognizing a new mexico an who gave his service to our country. army specialist david hernandez decideed in kirkuk in iraq when the car he was over.

Tom Udall

1:42:21 to 1:42:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: at times like this words elects officials are not enough. it is no less when the diseased was a blaif young soldiers. words will not ease the pain of specialist hernandez wife or his father and stepfather or words

Tom Udall

1:42:42 to 1:43:04( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: add to the glory that the specialist has earned through his actions. but a death like this demands something of the living. in the best tradition of service and sacrifice specialist fernandez died for us. we owe it to him to acknowledge that, to be remember. his death was not an accident.

Tom Udall

1:43:05 to 1:43:26( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: he died in one of the disasters that war mak commonplace. he died because he chose to serve his country. and he did sve. as senators or as citizens, we cannot fully experience the sadness of this day of mourning, the sadness experienced by darrell's family and his friends but when a soldier dies, the

Tom Udall

1:43:27 to 1:43:47( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: nation as a whole feels the loss. we are linked to specialist fernandez by the ties that bind a grateful nation to its faithful servant. his loss is ours. as your colleague and your friend, i ask you to participate my state's day of rembrance and as the flags fly at

Tom Udall

1:43:48 to 1:44:10( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: half-staff, and the people of my state grieve, join us in celebrating the heroism of army specialist darll fernandez who gave all he had for us. mr. president, i yield the floor. i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the

Tom Udall

1:44:11 to 1:44:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: clerk will call the roll.

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