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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 1:46:20 to 1:49:00
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Mazie Hirono

1:46:16 to 1:46:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: hawaii. and to me, that's regretful. with that, i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from hawaii. mr. abercrombie: i yield three minutes to my colleague from hawaii, ms. hirono. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized.

Mazie Hirono

1:46:20 to 1:49:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mazie Hirono

Mazie Hirono

1:46:39 to 1:46:59( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: ms. hiono: i rise in support of the abercrombie substitute amendment. this is a compromise between the hawaiian delegation, the stte of hawaii, the obama administration, and the native hawaiian community. much has been made about the remarks of the hawaiian governor

Mazie Hirono

1:47:00 to 1:47:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: and attorney general. the hawaiian delegation took their concerns and many of their recommendations are reflected in the abercrombie substitute before you today. under this bill, the native hawaiian governing entity would have the same inherent powers as other native governments possess, namely, american

Mazie Hirono

1:47:23 to 1:47:43( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: indians and alaskan natives. hawaiians have been the object of unjust and unfair treatment at the hands of our government. why should we perpetrate such treatment? in seeking to have them treated differently from how american indians and native alaskans were treated, the governor and attorney general's position

Mazie Hirono

1:47:44 to 1:48:04( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: opens the door to challenging such powers as the american natives. while the substitute amendment makes changes to the bill, it doesn't change the intent of the legislation. this bill is a path for native

Mazie Hirono

1:48:05 to 1:48:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: hawaiians to achieve self-determination as has been provided. this has remained a consistent and constant goal of the hawaii delegation. after all the years of work and ompromise on this bill, this should be the year that congress finally seizes the opportunity to provide justice to native hawaiians. we know the previous

Mazie Hirono

1:48:27 to 1:48:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: administration did not support the previous bill and a presidential veto was likely, but now we have the support of a president who understands and supports the indigenous people of our state. it is disappointing that when we are at the cusp of reaching a historic milestone in the state, the governor and attorney

Mazie Hirono

1:48:48 to 1:49:02( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: general have supported this bill. congress can and should do the right thing by passing this bill. despite the rhetoric you will hear, it is high ti that native hawaiians, through this

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