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Senate Proceeding on Jun 9th, 2011 :: 7:42:50 to 7:47:50
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Max Baucus

7:42:43 to 7:43:06( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: mr. baucus: the book of matthew chapter 23 verses 1112 read, the greatest miewng will be your servant, those who humble themselves will be exalted. i rise today to recognize five of montana's great servants.

Max Baucus

7:42:50 to 7:47:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Max Baucus

Max Baucus

7:43:07 to 7:43:27( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: our state has faced severe flooding, unrelenting flooding for the past several weeks, water levels rising, montanans across the state stepping up to help. this is the essence of what it means to be a montanan, stepping up to help ordinary montanans, ordinary folks doing extraordinary things for their friends and neighbors.

Max Baucus

7:43:28 to 7:43:49( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: we're all in this together. that's why i'm calling attention to montana heroes, going above and beyond the call of duty in the floods that we are experiencing in our state today. i want to recognize pastor kathy moorhead of the united methodist

Max Baucus

7:43:50 to 7:44:11( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: church and father wathem of st. benedict's church. they showed me the flood damage caused by muscle shell river. most of the town has been under water for days. i remember many times going to the busy bee cafe, never in my wildest dreams i did think that would be under water.

Max Baucus

7:44:12 to 7:44:32( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: today, a few days ago it was, the floods have come back again. it's not totally under water, but so much of it is virtually destroyed. kath really -- kathy and daniel took it upon themselves to make sure that their neighbors had a hot meal, a dry place to sleep, medical care, a shoulder to cry on.

Max Baucus

7:44:33 to 7:44:54( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: it's not only for those at this -- displaced by the floods, but also for the national guard so the national guard doesn't have to eat the rations that they otherwise would have to eat. i talked to the guards, they're so appreciative enough to eat that -- that food that they otherwise are given. ask anyone in roundup and

Max Baucus

7:44:55 to 7:45:16( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: they'll they'll you that kathy's and daniel's efforts continue to be indispensable. floodwaters returned to roundup and our prayers are with them today. this month the crow indian tribe faced devastating floods. rising water has severed food and water supplies, no drinking water.

Max Baucus

7:45:17 to 7:45:37( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: rushing water has swept away bridges and streets. as soon as the floodwaters struck the wrote reservation, wrote tribe member april twanita got to work. she helped with the red cross to set up food place for the victims. they made sure they knew where

Max Baucus

7:45:38 to 7:45:59( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: medical care was most urgently needed. she is universally recognized as the go-to person for help, april kwanita. april has been working 18-hour days, sleeping on the floor of the crow housing authority.

Max Baucus

7:46:00 to 7:46:21( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: april's hard workinspires us all to work together through the floods. floodwaters destroyed the harris family. neighbors charlie and gill hopped on four-wheelers and went to rescue the harris family. the harris family was under six feet of water.

Max Baucus

7:46:22 to 7:46:43( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: they offered the harris family a warm and soft place to stay, a shoulder to cry on as they worked to save their cattle. gayle say, we're montanans. this is what we dovment pastor kathy, father dan, angers charlie and gayle are the best

Max Baucus

7:46:44 to 7:47:04( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: montana has to offer. they represent our can-do attitude, our willingness to help our, and our belief is that when times are turvetion we know that we're the strongest when we work together. there are hundreds of other unsung heroes across montana. and i'm calling on all montanans to share their stories of ordinary folks doing

Max Baucus

7:47:05 to 7:47:25( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: extraordinary things for their friends and neighbors, whether on facebook, or they can call my office, we want to hear these inspiring stories. some folks in our state say it's somewhat true, montana is really one big town. we tend to know each other. we're a big area, few in people, but we tend to know each other,

Max Baucus

7:47:26 to 7:47:50( Edit History Discussion )

Max Baucus: about one to two degrees of separation. we're really one big small town. in closing, mr. president, i want to share a humble thank you f montanan heroes back home. i don't know what we'd do without you. thank you for your service. mr. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the

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