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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 2:09:35 to 2:14:10
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Barbara Lee

2:09:31 to 2:09:52( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: now i yield three minutes to my friend, the gentlelady from california, ms. lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california is recognized for three minutes. ms. lee: thank you very much. thank you, madam speaker. let me first thank chairm skelton for his leadership, for bringing this resolution to the floor today and for his support

Barbara Lee

2:09:35 to 2:14:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

2:09:53 to 2:10:15( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: and his love for the men and women in uniform. i rise in support today of this resolution which recognizes the honorable efforts of our united states armed forces and our local first responders to meet the needs of haitians following the tragedyic earthquake of january 12, 2010. we thank them for their service,

Barbara Lee

2:10:16 to 2:10:38( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: we thank them for making us very proud. and we thank them for their compassion and their professionalism as they conducted their work. as chair of the congressional black caucus, i would like to extend our thanks also to congressman meek for his work on this bipartisan resolution as well as for his leadership on

Barbara Lee

2:10:39 to 2:11:00( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: issues related to haiti which he demonstrated -- have demonstrated for so many years, long before this devastating earthquake struck. i actually spoke with congressman meek when he was in haiti recently and i will tell you that his work and his insights and his commitment to help those suffering was deep and real. the c.b.c. has a long history of

Barbara Lee

2:11:01 to 2:11:21( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: working with the haitian and haitian-american communities and during the current crises we have and will continue to work closely with the obama administration to provide whatever assistance it can to the relief, recovery and reconstruction efforts. i'd also like to take a moment

Barbara Lee

2:11:22 to 2:11:42( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: and thank congressman mcmahon and congressman murphy for their work on two resolutions coming to the floor today. h.res. 1059, honoring the heroism of the u.s. aid urban search and rescue teams, one of which is from my state of california, and h.res. 1048, commending the work of the men

Barbara Lee

2:11:43 to 2:12:05( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: and women of the comfort and the united states navy. as our president recently said, america has no greater resource than the strength and the compassion of the american people. during the current crises we have seen this strength and compassion firsthand. our armed forces, our urban rescue teams, our first responders have certainly shown

Barbara Lee

2:12:06 to 2:12:26( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: us this firsthand, as i said earlier. they have made us extremely proud. while all of our eyes are on haiti, we must determine the best way to help haiti move forward, to empower haitians to rebuild in a much more sustainable manner, one that can with stand natural disasters and economic recessions alike.

Barbara Lee

2:12:27 to 2:12:48( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: what an even greater tragedy it would be down the line another disaster strikes and again we look to ourselves to ask the same questions, what went wrong, what do we do snow? so now is the time to garner the support of the international community, now is the time to develop a strategy to promote the long-term reconstruction and development of one of the

Barbara Lee

2:12:49 to 2:13:10( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: poorest countries in the world, yeone we call our neighbor, one whose people are strong and resilient. we have not only the resources, we have the compassion of the american people. so i ask my colleagues to join me in supporting this measure and to express our deep appreciation to the armed forces, to our first responders,

Barbara Lee

2:13:11 to 2:13:32( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: to the urban rescue teams, m i have an additional 10 seconds? mr. skelton: i yield an additional 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempo gelelady has an additional 30 seconds. mr. lee: lie i just want to make sure that we recognize and -- ms. lee: i just want to make sure we recognize that this resolution is so important today. we don't have many opportunities to thank our armed forces and our first responders and the urban rescue teams who were the

Barbara Lee

2:13:33 to 2:13:55( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: face of america, who are the face of america, as they rose to the occasion to help the people of haiti in the wake of this ongoing tragedy. thank you again and i yield back the balance of my time. the spear pro tempore: the gentlelady from louisiana. mr. fleming: madam speaker, i yield back the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from missouri.

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