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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 1:59:55 to 2:05:20
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Doc Hastings

1:59:51 to 2:00:11( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: substitute. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: i yield myself the balance of me time. how much time is that? the speaker pro tempore: 4 1/2 minutes. mr. hastings: once again, i want to congratulate and

Doc Hastings

1:59:55 to 2:05:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Doc Hastings

2:00:12 to 2:00:34( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: commend my good friend from hawaii, because i know he's been working on this all the time he's been here and probably before, but i just fundamentally disagree with the approach taken with this substitute simply because, at least in the broad sense, this is the only state that is affected by this legislation, the state of hawaii. why we should push forward,

Doc Hastings

2:00:35 to 2:00:57( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: when the governor of this state does not agree with the substitute and when the chief legal officer has some question, apparently, in fact it's not apparent, it's pretty obvious, with some of the remarks that i think my friend just made as it relates to laws and regulations of the state of hawaii. since this legislation only

Doc Hastings

2:00:58 to 2:01:19( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: affects one state, wouldn't it be prudent for this body and representatives of the other 49 states to suggest to the state of hawaii and all their elected officials, why don't you come up with something you can fundamentally agree on? that's not been the case. it's not been in the case in the other body and if this

Doc Hastings

2:01:20 to 2:01:40( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: substitute passes, it will not be the cates in this body. -- be the case in this body that disturbs me. th disturbs me that we completely, apparently, don't want to take into consideration their concerns on issues that affect the citizens of the state of hawaii. it's for those reasons, mr.

Doc Hastings

2:01:41 to 2:02:02( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: speaker, that i ur my colleagues to vote against the abercrombie substitute. because if the abercrombie substitute is defeated, we will now have a bill that the governor of hawaii can support. that's a good starting point in future negotiations if the house, if the senate were to

Doc Hastings

2:02:03 to 2:02:23( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: pass their legislation. so with that, mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to vote no on the abercrombie amendment and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: it is now in order to consider the amendments printed in part b of house report 111-413. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington rise?

Doc Hastings

2:02:24 to 2:02:44( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: mr. hastings: i have an amendment made in order under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number one prinned in part b of house report 111-413, offered by mr. hastings of washington. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to haas resolution 1083, the gentleman from washington, mr. hastings, and a

Doc Hastings

2:02:45 to 2:03:05( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: i yield myself four minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: my amendment requires a statewide vote of approval in hawaii before this is extended to hawaii. the use of a statewide vote in

Doc Hastings

2:03:06 to 2:03:26( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: hawaii is not uncommon. for example, it has been used to establish staggered termers in state senate to modify the term length for the state tax commission, to issue bonds for private schools and establish residency ruirements for candidates seeking higher office. my amendment merely proposes that before congress changes the civil rights of all

Doc Hastings

2:03:27 to 2:03:49( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: hawaiiians and establishes a two-tyred government of hawaii, one of which is based on an individual's ancestry and race, a vote of all hawaiiians should be held to approve these changes. the most important statewide vote held in hawaii occurred in 1959, when 94.3% of hawaiiians

Doc Hastings

2:03:50 to 2:04:10( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: voted in favor of the hawaiiian acquisitions act. when the adcome of the statewide vote was published, there's no footnote indicates that native hawaiiians would be separated from their neighbors as a distinct political unit. there's ample testimony and statements describing the racial harmony and the melting pot that was and still is

Doc Hastings

2:04:34 to 2:04:54( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: anyone else based on race and ancestry. it would be a grave mistake for congress to pass this without the consent of the citizens of hawaii as this proposes to do. even if my amendment is adopted, mr. speaker, it will not relieve the serious

Doc Hastings

2:04:55 to 2:05:18( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: concerns that many of my colleagues and many institutional experts have with the underlying subject of this legislation. but what this amendment does do is that it puts the question to the ople of -- this legislation -- to the people this legislation affects most, the citizens of hawaii. 1959, 94-plus percent of

Doc Hastings

2:05:19 to 2:05:20( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: hawaiiians voted for statehood.

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