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House Proceeding 03-24-09 on Mar 24th, 2009 :: 0:51:20 to 0:53:25
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Shelley Berkley

0:51:16 to 0:51:36( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: culture permeates throughout washington, d.c., and our nation. it is this legacy that we justly recognize today and thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves.

Shelley Berkley

0:51:20 to 0:53:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Shelley Berkley

0:51:37 to 0:51:57( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: the gentleman from florida. >> thank you, mr. speaker. to ms. berkley from nevada, i yield two minutes. ms. berkley: i thank the gentleman from -- the gentleman for yielding. i appreciate his support and also my good friend from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen for her leadership on this issue. mr. speaker, i rise today not only as a friend of greece but

Shelley Berkley

0:51:58 to 0:52:19( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: also as a proud daughter. my mother's family comes from greece and i count my greek-jewish heritage among my most enriching. greece has been a strong ally of the united states, standing by us in our struggles against the nazis and now in the extremism. the greek people paid a very

Shelley Berkley

0:52:20 to 0:52:40( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: high price for their opposition to the nazis and we are forever grateful for their sacrifices of which there were many. greece continues to be a top contributor to nato and a leader in the balkan region. the resolution extends its best wishes, our best wishes, and congratulations to the people of greece whom we look to as

Shelley Berkley

0:52:41 to 0:53:01( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: our forbearers in democracy. i am a proud co-sponsor of this resolution but i hope this will not be our last word in our -- on our friendship with greece. i urge this house and our administration to strengthen our relationship with greece by including it in the vist waiver program. by approving -- visa waiver

Shelley Berkley

0:53:02 to 0:53:23( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: program. will send not only a message of friendship but a message of thanks to the greek community which is so deserving of our friendship and our gratitude. greece has met the criteria to become a visa waiver country and only awaits approval of their application. on this anniversary, let us take concrete action to strengthen our bond with greece

Shelley Berkley

0:53:24 to 0:53:25( Edit History Discussion )

Shelley Berkley: and send a message of thanks it

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