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House Proceeding 03-16-10 on Mar 16th, 2010 :: 4:07:05 to 4:11:45
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Diane E. Watson

4:06:47 to 4:07:08( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the table. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition. ms. watson: on that, i demand the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested and all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and rmain standing until counted. sufficient number having

Diane E. Watson

4:07:05 to 4:11:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Diane E. Watson

4:07:09 to 4:07:29( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: arisen, yeas and nays are ordered pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. the gentlewoman from california. ms. watson: i move to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution h. res. 605 as amended.

Diane E. Watson

4:07:30 to 4:07:50( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 605, resolution recognizing the continued persecution of falun gong practitioners in china on the 10th aniversary of the chinese communist party campaign to suppress the falun gong

Diane E. Watson

4:07:51 to 4:08:11( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: spiritual movement and caling for an immediate end to the campaign to persecute, intimidate, imison and tort ture prctitioners. the speaker pro tempore: ms. watson and ms. ros-lehtinen each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california. ms. watson: i ask unanimous

Diane E. Watson

4:08:12 to 4:08:32( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material under the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. watson: i rise in strong support of this resolution and

Diane E. Watson

4:08:33 to 4:08:53( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: yield myself as much time as i may consume. this resolution recognizes the continued persecution of falun gong practitioners in china on the 11th anniversary of the government crackdown on the spiritual movement. i would like to thank my friend, the gentlewoman from florida,

Diane E. Watson

4:08:54 to 4:09:14( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: ms. ros-lehtinen, the ranking member of the house committee on foreign affairs for introducing this resolution and for her dedication to this issue. since 199, th chinese government has undertaken a harsh campaign of supression

Diane E. Watson

4:09:15 to 4:09:35( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: against the falun gong movement, banning its presence in china and branding it as an illegal cult. according to the 209 annual report of the congressional executive commission on china, chinese authorities conducted

Diane E. Watson

4:09:36 to 4:09:56( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: propoganda campaigns that deride falun gong, carried out strict surveillance of practitioners, detained and imprisoned large numbers of practitioners and subjected some who refusedto disavow falun gong to torture

Diane E. Watson

4:09:57 to 4:10:19( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: and other abuses through labor facilities. and according to the state department's latest human rights report on china, the falun gong's core leadership was singled out for particularly harsh treatment. and simply believing in the discipline without publicly practicing any of its ten events

Diane E. Watson

4:10:20 to 4:10:40( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: was enough for the practitioners to be punished or imprisoned. falun gong is a spiritual movement combining asian and breathing exercises with a doctrine closely related to buddhist teachings. the chinese government banned

Diane E. Watson

4:10:41 to 4:11:01( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the group's existence and its practices in 199, after thousands of practitioners gathered in beijing to rotest the government's restrictions on the group's activities. chinese authorities are obsesed with eradicating the group cause they believe it could

Diane E. Watson

4:11:02 to 4:11:22( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: pose a challenge to one-party rule and has the potential to generate social unrest and in stact. this resolution -- instability. this resolution calls upon the chinese government to end its campaign to persecute, intimidate and imprisonfalun

Diane E. Watson

4:11:23 to 4:11:43( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: gong practitioners solely because of their personal beliefs. it also calls on china to release those practitioners being held in prisons and labor camps throughout the country. finally, this resolution expresses sympathy to falun gong followers and their family

Diane E. Watson

4:11:44 to 4:11:45( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: members for the suffering that

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