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House Proceeding on Feb 23rd, 2009 :: 0:27:25 to 0:29:45
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Donna M. Christensen

0:27:22 to 0:27:42( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: recognize my dear colleague from the united states christensen. the speaker pro tempore: the time that the lady yield. ms. bordallo: five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady fro islands is recognized for five minutes. mrs. christensen: thank you congresswoman, bordallo. i rise also in strong support of h.r. 44, the guam world war ii

Donna M. Christensen

0:27:25 to 0:29:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donna M. Christensen

Donna M. Christensen

0:27:43 to 0:28:03( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: loyalty recognition act. and ge my colleagues to support its passage. i want to begin by welcoming former delegate ben blas as well but especially in commending my colleague and friend from guam, the honorable madeleine bordallo, for her steadfast efforts for the enactment of this bill. since becoming a member of this

Donna M. Christensen

0:28:04 to 0:28:24( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: house six years ago, nothing has been more important to her than the enactment of this legislation to provide compensation for those of her unspeakable acts of who aror during world war ii. mr. speaker, the people of guam as you heard was subject to the severest and most inhupe main public treatment -- inhumane public treatment at the hands of

Donna M. Christensen

0:28:25 to 0:28:46( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: the japanese and they have waited much too long for this compensation. the guam war claims review commission rightly found that guam's residents were inequitably treated under guam mayor to us claims act and subsequent federal laws meant to address world war ii injury claims. this commission which was established

Donna M. Christensen

0:28:47 to 0:29:08( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: legislation sponsored by our foam colleague from guam recommended that congress enact legislation providing for additional compensation to guam's residents, thus the bill we are discussing today. compensation for the people of guam has been ongoing now for more than 60 years. sadly, many of the people who

Donna M. Christensen

0:29:09 to 0:29:29( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: suffered these atrocities as bordallo said have passed awa but we must not let their suffering largely due to the steadfast loyalty to the united states b passage of this is long overdue and by doing so today we will honor their memories and provide compensation to these brave americans. i worked w

Donna M. Christensen

0:29:30 to 0:29:45( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: bordallo during the last congress to secure enough votes to pass similar legislation out of the house, but we time before we were able to get it out of the other body. it's my fervent hope our efforts will enjoy greater success in this congress. i again urge my colleagues to

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