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House Proceeding on Feb 14th, 2007 :: 9:30:57 to 9:36:40
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Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:30:57 to 9:31:31( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: troops here to keep our people safe. we need the billions of dollars we are spending on war and the rebuilding of iraq to wage war on poverty and ignorance at home. we need money to

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:30:57 to 9:36:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eleanor Holmes Norton

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:31:31 to 9:31:49( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: rebuild new orleans. let's not continue to make matters worse at home and abroad by pursuing a policy in iraq that cannot work, has not worked and simply can no longer be justified. i urge

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:31:49 to 9:32:01( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: my colleagues to support this important resolution which supports our troops in thefield and the commonsense objectives that the people of this country eloquently expressed their disapproval

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:32:01 to 9:32:16( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: of this war. on their behalf we should do no less. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the responsibility for their own affairs. madam speaker, this stakes in this debate are high. iraq is the

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:32:16 to 9:32:31( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: primary battlefront in the global war on terror and there are no easy answers the house may pass this resolution this week, but in doing so we will have missed an opportunity for better

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:32:31 to 9:32:41( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: and more balanced debate including the chance to vote on a substitute bill. i agree the time to see real progress in iraq is now. we all want our troops to come home safely and as soon as possible.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:32:41 to 9:32:58( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: but we also need for them to be successful in order for our nation to remain secure. though our patience is being tested, our men and women in uniform deserve better from us than this purely

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:32:58 to 9:33:15( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: symbolic resolution. they need our complete and unqualified support. with that i thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from vermont, for what purpose do you

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:33:15 to 9:33:26( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i send to the desk a privileged report on the committee on rules for filing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk:

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:33:26 to 9:33:57( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: report to accompany house resolution 161, resolution providing for consideration for motions to suspend the rules. the speaker: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed. the gentleman

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:33:57 to 9:34:13( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: from american samoa. mr. faleomavaega: madam speaker, it is my pleasure to yield to the distinguished gentle lady from the u.s. virgin islands, the chairlady of the committee of the house resources

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:34:13 to 9:34:29( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: committee and a member of the homeland security. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from the virgin islands is recognized for five minutes. mrs. christensen: i come to the floor wearing

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:34:29 to 9:34:50( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: my american legion auxiliary pin to honor the armed forces who continue to give the highest service in afghanistan, iraq and around the world. i rise ah proud american and the representative

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:34:50 to 9:35:05( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: of more than 120,000 people of the united states virgin islands who love this country and desire nothing more than it be the strongest and best it can be in support of h.con.res. 63 which

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:35:05 to 9:35:19( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: expresses our strong support for our u.s. armed forces for their honorable and brave services in iraq and state our disapproval of the decision of the president to deploy over 20,000 additional

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:35:19 to 9:35:31( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: troops. i don't take this position lightly as we currently have 100 members of the virgin islands serving in that theater today and recently lost two members of the guard as well as four other

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:35:31 to 9:35:52( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: soldiers who preceded them. as the sole representative of the people of the u.s. virgin islands, americans who fought and died in every war and conflict from the revolutionary war and this

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:35:52 to 9:36:05( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: yet cannot vote for the commander in chief it is my solemn duty to express their views on this. madam speaker, our fellow americans spoke loud and clear last november expressing a desire for a

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:36:05 to 9:36:16( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: change in direction in iraq. by more than a 2-1 margin they presently oppose the president's plan. it is important we engage in this important debate today. the american people are demanding

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:36:16 to 9:36:28( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: that we do so. far from second guessing the president's strategy and undermining our troops as the white house charges, we are fulfilling our constitutional role and doing the responsible

Eleanor Holmes Norton

9:36:28 to 9:36:40( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: thing. the last four years have demonstrated that the present course in iraq is not the correct one it is time the president listen to sponable vices calling for another approach. this

Peter T. King

9:36:40 to 9:36:50( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: modest resolution is the first step in the effort to support our troops and support our nation by holding the president and the department of defense accountable by insisting on an exit strategy

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