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House Proceeding 01-30-07 on Jan 30th, 2007 :: 1:35:21 to 1:38:50
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Frank Jr.Pallone

1:33:42 to 1:35:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Frank Jr.Pallone

Frank Jr.Pallone

1:35:06 to 1:35:21( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: institutions. which provide the backbone of viable democracy. so in addition to elected executives, we must and it means helping legislative and judicial branches of government have the authority,

Richard E. Neal

1:35:21 to 1:35:35( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: the autonomy, and continuity that they need. as members of congress, members of the oldest directly representative democratic institution in the world, we are in a unique position to reach out to our

Richard E. Neal

1:35:21 to 1:38:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard E. Neal

Richard E. Neal

1:35:35 to 1:35:56( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: counterparts in fragile democracies to help build relationships and to learn from each other. the house democracy assistance commission has conducted legislative strengthening programs with

Richard E. Neal

1:35:56 to 1:36:07( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: our counterparts in indonesia, east timor, georgia, macedonia, kenya, and afghanistan. and these legislators face enormous challenges. for instance, in east timor i traveled only two of

Richard E. Neal

1:36:07 to 1:36:19( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: their legislators have legislative experience prior to serving in their parliament. they have almost no support staff and few resources. their constitution provides for substantive parliamentry

Richard E. Neal

1:36:19 to 1:36:33( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: role, however lack of experience and infrastructure has severely limited their role. leaving the executive to control almost all of their legislation. nonetheless, the members we met with are

Richard E. Neal

1:36:33 to 1:36:43( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: deeply committed to their role as representatives and to their role in maintaining and building democratic institutions. they are keenly aware of the challenges they face as one of the poorest

Richard E. Neal

1:36:43 to 1:36:57( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: nations in the world where basic services from electricity to schools are just being initiated. it is in our nation's interest to work with nations like east timor, nations struggling on

Richard E. Neal

1:36:57 to 1:37:11( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: the road to democracy and stability, to establish effective legislative bodies. and the commission enables members of this body, democrats and republicans alike, to do just that. to share

Richard E. Neal

1:37:11 to 1:37:22( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: our knowledge, expertise, and passion for the legislative branch with our kearnt parts in these emerging democracies. we worked with parliamentarians from these countries both in their home

Richard E. Neal

1:37:22 to 1:37:36( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: country, in state capitals across this country, and here in washington. focusing on the establishment of the legislative information -- thank you. and we have worked on establishment of the legislative

Richard E. Neal

1:37:36 to 1:37:49( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: information and research services on providing advice on legislative procedure and committee operations and on constituent services. the commission has also provided these parliaments with needed

Richard E. Neal

1:37:49 to 1:38:07( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: material support such as office equipment and computers and library resources. so as we confront the global security challenges of the 21st century, initiatives that strengthen democratic institutions

Richard E. Neal

1:38:07 to 1:38:22( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: abroad, and help provide a positive image of the united states, are of utmost importance. that is why this commission is so worthy of our continued support and that's why i urge a yes vote

Richard E. Neal

1:38:22 to 1:38:32( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: on house resolution 25 and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, madam speaker. for our last speaker

Richard E. Neal

1:38:32 to 1:38:50( Edit History Discussion )

Richard E. Neal: i'd like to yield such time as he may consume to mr. boozman of arkansas who's made incredible contributions to the house democracy assistance commission as a founding member of that

Janice D. Schakowsky

1:38:50 to 1:39:05( Edit History Discussion )

Janice D. Schakowsky: body. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boozman: thank you. madam speaker, i rise today in strong support of house resolution 24 to re-authorize the house democracy

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