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House Proceeding on Feb 23rd, 2009 :: 0:50:55 to 0:58:00
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Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:50:51 to 0:51:13( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: willing, mr. speaker, to yield two minutes to the gentlelady from guamf she would like to conclude on this debate. and then that would be sufficient for me. i yield back my time after the two minutes from the gentlelady to g the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for two minutes that theentleman yields. ms. bordallo: i thank the gentleman for yielding me thi time.

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:50:55 to 0:58:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:51:14 to 0:51:35( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: i want to take this moment just to read a passage here. why is the united states government not the government of japan paying for these war claims? this may be a question that many would ask. well, following world war ii american nationals and citizens were awarded some compensation from the federal government for

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:51:36 to 0:51:56( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: certain wartime losses. yet people of guam were excluded. in 1945 the united states congress acknowledged and attempted to remedy the needs of them by passing the guam meritorious claims act. within weeks after the cessation of hostilities. the bill was an attempt to provide immediate relief to the

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:51:57 to 0:52:17( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: people of guam for the sacrifices and the sufferings they endured during the imperial japanese occupation of the island. unfortunately the intent of the legislation was never fully realized. then the united states signed a treaty of peace with japan on

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:52:18 to 0:52:39( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: september 8, 195 1, which -- 195 1, which precluded, mr. speaker, american citizens from making claims against japan for war reparations. i think that's very important. it precluded american citizens from making claims against japan for war reparations. the treaty closed any legal mechanism for seeking redress

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:52:40 to 0:53:00( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: from the government of japan. and moreover, bureaucratic bungling of the guam meritorious claims act of 1945 postworld war ii, hindered many from receiving the appropriate level of support. since guam had no representation

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:53:01 to 0:53:22( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: in congress until 1973, it was difficult for guamians to advocate for metter implementation. i thought it was important to explain this. many people have asked why isn't japan responsible for this? and so i thought i would include this on the record, mr. speaker.

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:53:23 to 0:53:43( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: i urge my colleagues and i thank -- to vote for bill 44. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from utah. mr. bishop: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: all time has expired. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 44. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:53:44 to 0:54:04( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed -- the gentleman from tennessee. mr. roe: i demand the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by th yeas and nays will rise. and remain standing until counted.

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:54:05 to 0:54:25( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. the gentlelady recognized. ms. bordallo: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 80.

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:54:26 to 0:54:46( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 80, a bill to amend the lacy act amendments of 1981 to treat nonhuman primates as prohibited wildlife species under that act to make corrections in the prosignificance relating to captive wildlife provisions under the act, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the le, the gentlewoman from guam, ms.

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:54:47 to 0:55:07( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: bordallo, and the gentleman from utah, mr. bishop, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from guam, ms. bordallo. ms. bordallo: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend eir remarks and glu extraneous material -- include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:55:08 to 0:55:29( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: objection. ms. bordallo: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the pending measure, the captive primate safety act, was introduced by our colleague from oregon, representative earl blumenauer, this bill amends the lacy act amendments of 1981 to

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:55:30 to 0:55:51( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: prohibit the import, export, transportation, sale, receipt, acquisition, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce of nonhuman primates such as monkeys and chimpanzees. one week ago today in stanford, connecticut, a 200-pound chimpanzees went berzerk and

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:55:52 to 0:56:14( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: viciously attacked a family friende had known for years. the injuries this chimpanzee inflicted on a 55-year-old woman were described as horrendous, including multiple broken bones, loss of limbs, and mutilation. according to a press report, the police called the attack lengthy and vicious.

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:56:15 to 0:56:35( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: in trying to saveer friend, the chimpanzees owner stabbed him repeatedly with a kitchen knife and also tried hitting him with a shovel. in the end police were forced to shoot the animal. today our thoughts and prayers go out to ms. charla nash, the victim of this attack.

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:56:36 to 0:56:56( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: while nonhuman primates may seem cuddly and harmless t some, last week's tragedy reminds us all too clearly that they are wild animals and that they can become extremely dangerous. although the importation into the united states of nonhuman primates for the pet trade has been banned since 1975 and some

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:56:57 to 0:57:17( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: states already prohibit their possession as pets, these animals are readily available for domestic purchase on the internet and from exotic animal dealers. we will never know, mr. speaker, what triggered last week's attack. but what we do know is that it is not unique. the humane society of the united

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:57:18 to 0:57:39( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: states estimates about 15,000 monkeys and other primates are in private hands in the united states, and in recent years there have been dozens ever incidents of nonhuman primates injuring people. fortunately few why as tragic as the incident in connecticut. by prohibiting interstate commerce in and transport of

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:57:40 to 0:58:00( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: nonhuman primates, the pending measure limits the opportunity for people to acquire these wild animals as pets and diminishes the likelihood that another horrific incident like we saw in connecticut will occur. this bill passed the house during the last congress, but was not acted upon by the other body. so today we are renewing our

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