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House Proceeding 03-11-09 on Mar 11th, 2009 :: 1:14:35 to 1:20:05
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Howard L. Berman

1:14:31 to 1:14:53( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: of us have to do our part to sop this againer cide of young girleds -- gendercide of young girls. i urge support of 194. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. mr. berman: may i inquire of the minority whether or not they

Howard L. Berman

1:14:35 to 1:20:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard L. Berman

1:14:54 to 1:15:15( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: have any fther speakers? mr. smith: we have no more speakers. mr. berman: we have no more speakers. i might point out the irony that in a resolution that's commemorating international women's day the sponsor of that resolution is unavailable to speak on the flo because she is at the white hou commemorating international

Howard L. Berman

1:15:16 to 1:15:38( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: women's day. ms. schakowsky's comments can be added into the record w that i yield back thealance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. smith: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to

Howard L. Berman

1:15:39 to 1:16:01( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: house resolution 194 as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinionf the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? mr. berman: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and agree

Howard L. Berman

1:16:02 to 1:16:22( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: to the resolution, h.res. 226. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 226, resolution recognizing the plight of the tibetan people on the 50th anniversary of his holiness, the dalai lama, being forced into exile and calling for sustained multilateral effort to bring about a durel and peaceful solution to the

Howard L. Berman

1:16:23 to 1:16:43( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: tibet issue. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. berman, and the gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. berman: yes, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without

Howard L. Berman

1:16:44 to 1:17:04( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: objection. mr. berman: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of this resolution and yield myself as much time as i may consume. this resolution recognizes the plight of the tibetan people on the 50th anniversary of his holiness, the dalai lama's exile, and calls for a sustained

Howard L. Berman

1:17:05 to 1:17:26( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: multilateral effort toward peaceful issue. the resolution is introduced by my good friends the gentleman from new jersey, mr. holt, and our ranking member, ileana ros-lehtinen, of florida. and i thank them for their leadership in ensuring that the house commemorates this

Howard L. Berman

1:17:27 to 1:17:51( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: important date. in 1949 army of china entered the eastern areas tibetan territory. in 1951 they occupied the tibetan capital of lhasa. 50 years ago this month, the tibetan people rose up in lhasa against chinese rule.

Howard L. Berman

1:17:52 to 1:18:13( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: on may 17, the dal lama, fled tibet after the people's liberation army commenced an assault on his residence. he was followed into exile by some 80,000 tibetans. tens of thousands of tibetans who remained were killed or imprisoned. under the leadership of the dalai lama, tibetans have sought

Howard L. Berman

1:18:14 to 1:18:34( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: to overcome adversity and hardship. exiled communities have been established in india, the united states, europe, and elsewhere to preserve tibetan cultural identity, language, and religion. they have succeeded abroad. but at home the uniqueness of the tibetan people remains threatened by chinese policies. over the years, the congress has

Howard L. Berman

1:18:35 to 1:18:55( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: repeatedly championed the rights of tibetans. applauded efforts by the dalai lama to seek a pceful resolution to the dispute between china and tibet, and funded programs to assist tibetan refugees. in 2002, congress passed the tibetan policy act. the cornerstone of u.s. policy

Howard L. Berman

1:18:56 to 1:19:17( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: toward tibet. this legislation codified the position of special coordinator for tibetan issues and emphasized that it should be u.s. policy to promote a dialogue between the chinese government a of the dalai lama in order to achieve a settlement based on meaningful and genuine autonomy

Howard L. Berman

1:19:18 to 1:19:39( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: for the tibetan people. in 2007 congress award thed the congressional gold medal to his whoieness, the dalai lama, in recognition of his lifelong dedication to the causes of peace an nonviolent resolution to the tibet issue. i know that many of our friends in china are distressed by the continued congressional focus on tibet.

Howard L. Berman

1:19:40 to 1:20:01( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: to them i say this resolution is not anti-chinese. we have deep respect for both peoples. but after eight rounds of fruitless meetings between the representatives of the dalai lama, it appears to many of us that china is not serious about achieving resolution of this difficult issue.

Howard L. Berman

1:20:02 to 1:20:05( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: it's time for china to negotiate in good faith.

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