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House Proceeding 03-11-09 on Mar 11th, 2009 :: 1:20:20 to 1:24:50
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:20:06 to 1:20:27( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: i urge the chinese government to re-examine their polies in tibet and to provide the tibetan people genuine autonomy in their traditional homeland. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:20:20 to 1:24:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:20:28 to 1:20:51( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: i thank our esteemed chairman of the committee, mr. berman, from california. mr. speaker, i rise in enthusiastic support of this house resolution because it conveys a continued deep concern of both the congress and the american people for the plight of the people of tibet, a concern first demonstrated by

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:20:52 to 1:21:12( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: our late committee chairman, tom lantos. our chairman, mr. berman, continues this human rights legacy. i'm honored to join with my colleague, congressman holt, in co-sponsoring this important resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the uprising in tibet against chinese communist rule. the history of the people of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:21:13 to 1:21:34( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: tibet for the past half century has been one of gre under fire and of courage in the face of extreme adversity. beijing's commu displayed once again their calloused hostility to the cultural, religious, and linguistic rights of the tibetan

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:21:35 to 1:21:56( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: people by their harsh and bloody crackdown inibet exactly one year ago. the iron grip of beijing, however, cannot silence, cannot repress, cannot extinguishhe resilient buddhist spirit of the people who occupy the land known as the rooftop of the world. the forced exile of his

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:21:57 to 1:22:17( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: holiness, the dalai lama, and his flight into india 50 years ago is a continuing source of profound sorrow for the people of tibet. this resolution, therefore, mr. speaker, also takes note of the warmth and of the support with which the government and the people of india have greeted the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:22:18 to 1:22:38( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: dalai lama and other exiles from tibet. tibet's tragic loss of its spiritual leader, however, has proven to be the world's gain. no steadier voice on the issues of religious freedom and human rights has been heard in the corridors of power than that of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:22:39 to 1:22:59( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the quiet but determined voice of the dalai lama. he has risen from being a humble refugee to becomin both a noble peace prize conscience of the civilized rld. the chinese foreign minister is in washington this very week for an official visit. the very week that we

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:23:00 to 1:23:20( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: commemorate the uprising in tibet. just prior to his departure fro beijing to washington, the chinese foreign minister stated, the dally side still insists on establishing a so-called greater tibet on a quarter of china's territory. you call this person a religious figure?

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:23:21 to 1:23:41( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: mr. speaker, this resolution can serve as a response to the foreign minister. the u.s. congress has a message for the foreign minister of china's communistegime and that is that the dalai lama is not only a religious figure, but a person of such renown that he was granted the congressional gold medal. i was honored to serve as one of

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:23:42 to 1:24:03( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the sponsors for this legislation awarding the dalai lama the congressional gold medal during the last congress. our message to the chinese regime is contained in the forceful language of this resolution, calling for the preservation of the religious and human rights of the people of tibet. the u.s. government must keep

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:24:04 to 1:24:25( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: faith with the people of tibet. we must press the chinese regime on issues of tuman rights and religious freedom in -- of human rights and religious freedom in tibet. the u.s. congress will not fail in our commitment to tibet and to its people. now is the time for all of us to reflect on the enormous resilience of a captive tibet

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:24:26 to 1:24:47( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: and its suffering people over the past five decades. now is the time to call on the communist leaders in beijing sitting behind the walls of their enclosed compound to hear the cries from the international community for justice in tibet. now is the time for our colleagues to reconfirm their

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:24:48 to 1:24:50( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: full support for the dalai lama

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