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Senate Proceeding on Nov 18th, 2009 :: 6:16:10 to 6:22:00
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Tom Udall

6:16:06 to 6:16:29( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: accomplishments of this great american, senat west thank you very much. i yield the floor, mr. president. the presiding officer: the senator from new mexico. mr. udall: thank you, mr. president. let me also following on the heels of my colleague, senator inouye, congratulate senator

Tom Udall

6:16:10 to 6:22:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Udall

Tom Udall

6:16:30 to 6:16:51( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: byrd on his many years of public service. senator byrd passed today a real landmark in the united states senate. he is the longest serving uni states senator. he came to the congress in my father's class of representatives in 1954. my father, stuart udall, and the

Tom Udall

6:16:52 to 6:17:13( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: entire udall clan congratulate him on his record-setting years of public service. mr. president, i rise today to celebrate the life and mourn the passing of one of new mexico's great public servants. this past friday, bruce king, the three-time governor of new mexico and a constant advocate

Tom Udall

6:17:14 to 6:17:34( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: for regular folks, for the average person, left this world after 85 years of devotion to his family, to his community, and to his state. bruce king was a self-made man who came from modest roots. back in 1918, his parents traveled to new mexico from

Tom Udall

6:17:35 to 6:17:55( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: texas and traded their model t for a homestead track where they raised bruce and his siblings. along the way, the elder king instilled in their children an appreciation for a hard day's work, a and a love of public service. bruce carried those lessons into

Tom Udall

6:17:56 to 6:18:17( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: adulthood and into a life defined by public service. he served in the army in world war ii, as a santa fe county commissioner, as a member of the new mexico house of representatives, and later speaker of that same house of representatives, and finally as

Tom Udall

6:18:18 to 6:18:39( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: a three-term governor, elected in 1970, 1978, and then once more in 1990. bruce's legacy as governor will be felt for generations. due in no small part to the advocacy of his devoted wife alice, governor king created a new cabinet level department

Tom Udall

6:18:40 to 6:19:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: focused on the welfare of new mexico's children. we called it the children youth and families department. thanks to bruce and alice's vision, more new mexico children are safe and secure. more are healthy and ready to learn, and more have the support

Tom Udall

6:19:01 to 6:19:21( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: they need to follow their dreams. governor king's contributions didn't end there. his leadership wasnstrumental to the creation of new mexico's large and enduring rainy day funds, which to this day continue to provide substantial support for education. he reformed new mexico's school

Tom Udall

6:19:22 to 6:19:44( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: funding formula so that mey is equally distributed across the state. thanks to governor king, state education funding now follows the student, regardless of income or he also was an advocate for aggressive economic development, recruiting a new intel plant to

Tom Udall

6:19:45 to 6:20:05( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: rio rancho, for the creation of better, safer statewide road system, and for the establishment of a new border crossing with mexico. but despite all of these achievements, what the mexicans will most rember bruce for is something more simple and much harder to come by in politicians these days.

Tom Udall

6:20:06 to 6:20:29( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: bruce wasn't in politics for the power or for the prestige. he was in politics because of the people. he loved the people of new mexico and the people of new mexico, from lordsburg to clayton to ship rock and carlsbad and everywhere in between, they loved himight back. bruce enjoyed nothing more than

Tom Udall

6:20:30 to 6:20:51( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: talking to new mexicans, and almost every morning, you would find him doing just that at el commodore restaurant in moriarti, new mexico. he had a booming voice and was famous for greeting friends and strangers alike with a handshake and a down home how y'all doing, fine, fine. i will always rember bruce as

Tom Udall

6:20:52 to 6:21:13( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: a true cowboy from stanley who had the most generous spirit. he always saw the best in people. he always did the right thing for new mexico. my family was fortunate to call bruce and alice our friends. our daughter amanda even went to work for alice in her first job out of college, and she stayed

Tom Udall

6:21:14 to 6:21:34( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: close with them, the both of them ever since. new mexico will miss the kings, and we better place for their service and their dedication to its people. as governor king is laid to rest this week, i ask my colleagues to join me in honoring this rerkable public servant.

Tom Udall

6:21:35 to 6:21:54( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: thank you, mr. president. i yield the and i would note the absence of a the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll.

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