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>> that one. >> he got it. sorry to keep you waiting, kimberly. you married up. >> do i hold that? you hold that. he will put his left hand on it and raise his right hand. >> ok. foreign and domestic? and allegiance to the same. that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help
congratulations. best wishes. >> thank you. >> hello. >> how are you, man? it is good to see you, man. we are going to do this again. dad, you stand right here. will support and defend the foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that
>> thank you so much. thank you. >> it is a happy day. >> there you go. how are you. one more time. put your left hand of the bottle and raise your right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the enter, so help you god? >> congratulations.
hey, charlie swan. how are you? you stand there on that spot. you are, once again, going to put your left hand of the bible and raise your right hand. senator. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to>> i do. >> congratulations, man. thank you. >> if you'd look good with a tie on.
again? >> sort of. >> you stand right here in the middle. we are going to have a re- enactment. put your left hand of the bible and raise your right. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united foreign and domestic, that you discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> so help me god, i do. welcome back. [inaudible]
>> hello, laura. how are you? a lot of senators have cry in this room. do not be a senator. [laughter] are you all ready? very good. >> squeeze in close. >> the camera comes out and he starts crying. i like it. there we go. >> is great to see you. >> thank you. [inaudible] anytime the vice president says
note, you mean big. hey, man. it is good to see. >> this is my wife. >> it is a pleasure to meet you. why do you not stand right there in the middle. we will do a re-enactment. you hold the bible. we are going to reenact the oath for the senator. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well
foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the enter, so help you god? >> congratulations. >> thank you. it is great to see you. hi, jack. hi, theresa. parthow are you? how are you doing? hey, steve. hi, susan. side. hi, judy.
this is my wife, cynthia. >> hello, cynthia. you stand right in the middle. you stand on the other side. we are going to do the oath again. raise your right hand. put your left hand on the bible. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation enter, so help you
tough race and my sister was smarter and better looking. we went to the senate reception room, which she will seek. i had my picture taken with senators and walked off the floor. my sister was standing back here and i was standing against the wall. [applause] [laughter] you have to be 30 to be sworn in did you can be elected before
>> do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic? that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> i admire you. >> i appreciate it.
>> all right, here we go. thank you, so much. thanks. hey, how are you? >> congratulations, buddy. why don't you stand right there. you hold the bible for him. reassure right hand if you would, please. >> do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic?
that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help you god? >> i do. >> how old are you guys? >> [inaudible] >> you guys stand or iand over . it is a great day for you all. congratulations. [inaudible] >> where is she, is she coming
oh, 6. ok, here rego. mom, you are going to stand right here. all right. ready? [whispering] will you raise your right hand, please? >> do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies,that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same. that you take this obligation freely, without any mental evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which
press talk about the 112 congress, staff changes at the white house and the u.s. economy. then, stephen bell discusses the prospect of a bipartisan agreement on deficit-reduction. after that, julie rovner looks at parts of the health care law in 2011 and why the republican leadership wants to repeal the bill plus your e-mail and phone calls. that is at 7:00 a.m. eastern here on c-span. >> i think news organizations have adapted. news organizations probably are not doing partners, but the public deserves responsibility. the public and bears responsibility in keeping them
selves informed. she looks at the wars in iraq and afghanistan on political, strategic and personal level that is at 8:00 p.m. on c-span's "q&a." earlier today, gabrielle giffords was shot and critically injured at an event outside a tucson safeway. she remains in the hospital after brain surgery and is in critical condition. in a moment, we'll show you a swearing in ceremony with house speaker jim bain a -- house boehner.they ar
>> right next to me. right next to me. look this way. there you go. >> in the very back. >> on the end over here, over around here, right here. >> gentlemen in the very back, i can't seeyou. right here, i can't see you. >> a right, here we go. >> all right, everybody right here. >> right here. >> oh, left hand here. right hand there. >> everybody here? the, two, one, right here, good. three, two, one, right here, good. thank you. >> all right. >> thank you so much. >> thank you very much. >> oh, wow. here we go. how are you? how are y'all? everybody look, all right?
look at right there. >> all right. >> you got ahead, mr. speaker. >> all rig, over here. over here. >> right in the middle here. >> one on each side. >> yeah, one on each side. this guy right here. this guy right here. >> my son. >> oh, not the little people in the back. >> this is my mother-in-law. let your mother-in-law come up in front. come here, come here, come here. okay, everybody squeeze.
>> squeeze together. together. three, two, one. >> fabulous. thank you. thank you. >> what are you doing? >> this is my mom. >> hi, how are you? >> nice to see you. >> right hand up. this lady right here. it's that simple. >> thank you. thank you, mr. speaker. >> congratulations. >> three, two, one. thank you very much. >> that wasn't real hard.
you know where your district is. left hand here. right hand up. and this lady right here is going toake the picture. see? and we're finished. how hard is that? hi, guys. having fun tonight? >> thank you. >> there you go. oh, look at this. bob, i know bob. >> mr. speaker, good to see you. >> nice to see you. come on in here. left, right. >> three, two, one. thank you. >> see, done.
good job. >> we're going to come back this way. >> thanks. >> how are you? wow. >> everybody in? >> oh, we got a crowd here. >> congratulations, mr. speaker. >> everybody squeeze together a little bit toward the middle. >> is everybody in? >> all right. you want to put your left hand there and right hand up. left hand there, right hand up. >> got it. >> not in your mama's face. there we go. done. >> thank you. >> hi, guys. how are you? having a blast? hi, how are you?
>> do a good jobor us. >> how are you? >> fine. good. how are you? >> fine. all right. right here, this lady here is going to take the picture. >> okay. >> left hand here. left hand here. no, no, right hand up. right hand up. now look at her. >> all right, okay, all right. >> see? >> thanks so much.
come on, come on. >> this is my wife. >> hi, how are you? >> congratulations. >> scoot over here. >> so sorry to keep you waiting. >> no you're not. >> can you write my name on it just so -- you hold this. hold this. now how do we do this. >> right hand . >> okay. >> not in front of your wife's face. >> this is the first time i'm doing this. >> you did great today, really great. thank you for sticking around for us. we appreciate it. >> i'm so sorry. rich is in a meeting. he's in a meeting. >> come on, please, come on in here.
from our out going chair and to thank her for her stealer service for the past two years this year is special. it marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of the congressional black kau cause. what started off with only 13, 13 extra ordinary members has grown to a 43 member body. 2,000 members are still serving in congress.
causes. it is my pleasure to introduce today's guest of honor. members will be introduced by leadership position and then by order of senior ilt. we the sak of time, we ask you to hold your [applause] to the end. please join me in welcoming the congressional black congress, including commissioner from new jersey. barbara lee, ninth district,
california. represent iman u well cleveland the second. in seniority order, the founding member of the cbc. the representative charles d. wrangle. 15th district new york. found member of the cbc. a doll if is. representative eleanor holmes hol ton. representative maxine waters, 35th district california. carine brown.
mccompany. >> i invite us all to be in an attitude of prayer. god who has walked with us, we thank you for a rich legacy of heroes and heroins that have stood in the gap. they stood in the midst of all man r and organized oppression. we thank you for them allowing us to stand on their shoulders and build on their efforts. >> we thank god for allowing us to see a new day. we are mindful that the struggle
continues and that there are still many miles to go before we speak. we thank you that you promised never to abandon us or leave us alone. thank you for all the returning members of the cbc and the successes they were table to achieve in the congressnd the days past. thank you for the nine new members. and we remember all the members as they they vous to support the constitution of these united
stateses and all anywhere enemies foreign and domestic. help them with all their vous and enemies. help them to serve their pick lick well. give them help for all her colleagues who may be blind to the casual tis of skwifting problems and problem walking humbling with you our god. offering a sense of safety and security with dignity. we pray for your servant,
white house. if you would stand and be recognized this morning. thank you. i introduced representative karen bass and didn't call her a representative. >> there is a number of empty seats because there is another may meeting going on and members are on their way over here. >> congressman donald payne, the first african-american mayor of
history and clarity of purpose and steadiness throughout the congress and this country. >> thank you for your krong leadership. jo the boldest, brightest and committed servants i have been gym each of you were extremely helpful. i have to thank you for theasome honor of serving as the leader forlt kau cause for the past two
fought for equity and justice in every major piece of legislation. these members fought for parity and equity in our foreign policy especially for africa, the caribbean, latin and central america. our nine task forces. legislation which included provisions which never would have been mart of the bills or debates the first trite to make the change we need >> the cbc continues to be the
harvest if we do not give up. you are a man that has never given up. you came from humble beginings. growing up in public housing in texas. >> founding prayery view college. my mother attended and my niece is graduating from prayery view. in 1974 after the chapter of the clc began this charter, he began
he champion the grow crams to state a job. the leadership earned him a two-year position of the black congress of mayors. the fifth district of missouri. congressman chief continues to make a positive impact for his constituents and the entire country. serving on the final services on energy independence and global warming. the proudest achieve hims to him i know are his beautiful family. he and his wife have been married for than 30 years and
made kansas their home. i have valued his wisdom, council and can say with certainty that in spite of the challenges and difficulties, he does not get weary. he knows tht cbc must continue to fight for what is morally right and must continue to take many times unpopular stands. it is my pleasure now to introduce to you my colleague and friend. a dynamic leader. the new chair of the black caucus, congressman emmau
but to have your son and your husband and your father given this great honor who has been preceded by so many great americans who have led this country so well is i know a very special day for you. but i want you to know it is also a special day for the speaker and i and all of emanual's colleagues who know him well. and i will speak to that in just a second. to all of you who are such critical members of the democratic caucus, but more importantly than that for the congress of the united states, i don't know of any group in america who would be any more justified in being cynical, angry, and disaffected an african americans. treated so badly in a country
that pledged itself to equality for all but failed to practice equality for all. and, indeed, enslaved some of its citizens because of the color of their skin. the fact that you have dedicated yourselves to positive participation in building a more beloved community has benefited my children, my grandchildren, and my great granddaughter. and so i am here to thank all of you, each of you, for what you have done, are doing, and continue to do to make this country all that it can be. [applause] i'm here to congratulate barbara lee on her outstanding
work as chair of the congressional black caucus and to welcome emanual cleaver to his new leadership role. i was proud to work beside barbara on so many things. important legislation in the 111th congress. together we stood up for small business to create jobs, for access to higher education, for fairer drug sentences, for aid to our disaster struck neighbor haiti, for an end to genocide in sudan. and for peace and self-determination in south sudan, and for so much more that barbara and the black caucus have been the conscience of the congress and the leader in the congress. ensuring our focus on those issues. we all know that these are going to be tougher times for democrats. but that's just why it's so important to stand by the principles that have motivated
our work and indeed your work for such a very long period of time. principles of security and opportunity, for all americans and all working people. for four decades in the majority and in the minority, in times of prosperity and times of trial the congressional black caucus has led congress and the democratic caucus in the work of living up to the promises and principles and hope and vision and opportunity of the declaration of independence and of the constitution whose wosheds we will read tomorrow -- words we will read tomorrow on the floor of the house of representatives. those words have always been compelling. but as the congressional black caucus knows better than any other group in the congress of the united states, words alone are not enough. words are not self-excuting.
they require the blood, sweat, and toil of literally millions of people, some who are famous and so many who are unknown. to make us a more beloved community. the congressional black caucus has been and will be our leader in that effort. and now, i'm pleased to again say to my friend, emoon yull cleaver, who has -- emanual cleaver, who has become a dear and close friend, as was his predecessor and frankly through his predsessor i became his friend. my dear friend emanual cleaver. plays applause [applause] as you have heard from barbara lee, he is a man of great faith, a leader of his flock, a leader of his city as its
mayor, and a faithful and effective representative of his constituents. i know, as you know, he will again excel and inspire in his new role in leading the congressional black caucus. congratulations emanual cleaver. america will be a better place. the congressional black caucus is stronger part of our country, our congress, and this country because of your leadership. may god bless you as you bless america through your leadership. and to each and every one of you, who has overcome discrimination, rejection, racism, and so much more to emerge as positive leaders of
principle in this land of the free and home of the brave, god bless you, and thank you. thank you all. [applause] >> before we proceed let me introduce the surgeon general of the united states, dr. benjamin. [applause] thank you for joining us. and let me just introduce and present my wife die ann and my father who has been my father all of my life and i say that
because there is meaning in that. there's never been a time when i didn't have a father. thank you for being here. for my entire family, my friends. thank you for being here. and our whip until stk noon, they had a prayer meeting earlier today and he was there praying for me. thank you mr. whip. this is truly a great moment in the 40-year history of the congressional black caucus. and to my colleagues, i must say i am humbled that you have chosen me to lead as the 22nd
chair of this great body during such a time as this. thank you all for being here this morning and reaffirming your support for the work of the c.b.c. and celebrating the legacy during this hist toric swearg in ceremony. standing before this vast number here today, we, the congressional black caucus of the 112th congress of the united states of america, are inspired and filled with robust hunger to defend the advances made by those who so abley and vigorously toiled in these hallowed halls long before most of us arrived. they ran the race and that race is continuing in us. what a company.
the names set any african american heart to beating faster. conyers, rangel, stokes, mitchell, chissm, jordan, clay, hawkins, nick, met calf, collins, digs, and front roy. these are the heroes of our political history. [applause] mr. chairman, mr. chairman, thank you very much. they were courtiers who practiced state craft at a level which brought about socio political change that laid the foundation to make the promise of america the practice of america. and we will devotedly and unwaiveringly follow their
example of bold and prophetic work. as the incoming chair of the c.b.c., there is great hope that i will, as every chair before me, move forward the uncompromised agenda of this body. to the chairs whom i have observed since my election to congress a mere six years ago, elijah cummings, mel wat, chairladien kill patrick and my tutor, oakland, california's barbara lee. please know that i will not allow pride to prevent me from imitating the best that i have seen in each of you. whom i consider the vastness of the challenge ahead, i can't help but chant the prayer of the old fisherman when he took his little craft up on the ocean. he prayed, oh, my god, my boat
is so small and the sea is so great. nevertheless, all anxiety was cast away from the flame of the lamps of my 42 colleagues. we're at a critical point in this nation's history but as african americans we lived the bitterness of slavery and oppression, held on to the hopes of progress, and for generations reached for and in countless cases achieved the american dream. today, the c.b.c. declares what the song writer, we ain't no ways tired. from the chains of slavery across the bridge in sell ma and to the highest office in the land, we climb the great ladder of equality, and advancement. yet, there is more work to be done. for the past 40 years, the congressional black caucus has
continued to fight the good fight. the cbc has been involved in a myriad of legislative initiatives ranging from full employment to welfare reform, south african apartheid and international human rights. from minority business development to expanded educational opportunity. it's always been our mission as a caucus to preserve a national commitment to fair treatment for urban and rural americans, the elderly, stuents, small business, middle and low income families, and the economically disadvantaged to give voice to the voiceless. 40 years since our founding, we have been successful in rising to strategic positions on congressional committees to effect change in federal policy, and now to the highest office within the nation,. comfortable it? -- can you believe it? one of the members of the congressional black caucus now
sits in the white house. [applause] and to say it in the words of the old preacher who wanted to use a big word to impress a congress -- congregation, he said we are hip pot muss proud. i stand before you today to tout our historic accomplishments and share a vision of what's to come. if we don't tell our story, who will? it's time we stand and declare who we are. the 11th congress, cbc members, held three committee chairs and 18 subcommittee chair manship
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