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House Proceeding 04-01-08 on Apr 1st, 2008 :: 0:13:24 to 0:17:14
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:07:32 to 0:13:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:13:10 to 0:13:24( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: that, madam spethaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: who seeks time? the gentleman fromth california. mr. berman: madam speaker, i'm pleased to yield four minutes

Robert Wexler

0:13:24 to 0:13:37( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: to the chairman of the europe subcommittee, the author, one of the two key authors of the resolution, mr. wexler. the speaker pro tethmpore: the gentleman is recognized for four minutes.

Robert Wexler

0:13:24 to 0:17:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Robert Wexler

Robert Wexler

0:13:37 to 0:13:54( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: in mr. wexler: thank you, madathm speaker. i rise in strong support of h.res. 997, urging nato to provide a membership action plan to ukraine and georgia at the nato summit which begins tomorrow.

Robert Wexler

0:13:54 to 0:14:06( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: i want to especially thank chairman berman for his extraordinary leadership in moving this resolution forward, as well as his very thoughtful remarks in announcing his support for this resolution.

Robert Wexler

0:14:06 to 0:14:23( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: i also want to thank my colleague and ranking member on the europe subcommittee, co congressman gallegly, as well as congresswoman schwartz, who joined me in introducing -- joined us in introducing

Robert Wexler

0:14:23 to 0:14:36( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: h.res. 997. madam speaker, it is clear that nato is at a crossroads given that important decisions are being made about further enlargement, cose know and renewed balkans instability and mounting

Robert Wexler

0:14:36 to 0:14:52( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: difficulties in afghanistan. while tomorrow's summit will focus on these pressing issues, it's also a golden opportunity for the alliance to take steps to bolster trans-atlantic security

Robert Wexler

0:14:52 to 0:15:04( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: and further entrench democracy, freedom, and the rule of law throughout europe. i believe it is in both america's and europe's interest to further integrate georgia and ukraine into the west. they have

Robert Wexler

0:15:04 to 0:15:18( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: demonstrated their commitment to joining the united states and our allies in addressing security challenges from the balkans to iraq and to rebuilding afghanistan. as we debate in resolution,

Robert Wexler

0:15:18 to 0:15:34( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: it is important to remember that the goal of nato enlargement since the mid 1990's has been to achieve a broader, more secure europe, providing a membership action plan for ukraine and georgia

Robert Wexler

0:15:34 to 0:15:47( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: would further consolidate democracy and stability in eastern europe and the region and is essential to fulfiing nato's 1997 open door policy that ensures that any european nation that meets

Robert Wexler

0:15:47 to 0:16:07( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: alliance standards and can contribute to euro atlantic security be considered for membership. georgia and ukraine have much u to accomplish before they can be offered nato membership. since

Robert Wexler

0:16:07 to 0:16:20( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: the m.a.p. process will further require democratic and security re--, it is good to know that theirs a perations are supported by this congress as well as all nato members. . i was in kiev

Robert Wexler

0:16:20 to 0:16:34( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: just last month and there was an extraordinary development with the president, prime minister, and speaker of their parliament all formally asking for the nato membership action plan. it is

Robert Wexler

0:16:34 to 0:16:49( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: an extraordinary statement of unity, and this is incredibly important that this house go on record in support of those pro-democratic politicians and official holders -- office holders in kiev as

Robert Wexler

0:16:49 to 0:16:56( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: well as in georgia. to that end i urge my colleagues to support h.res. 997 and send a strong message to our nato allies on the eve of the bucharest summit. again i want to thank chairman

Robert Wexler

0:16:56 to 0:17:06( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: berman for his extraordinary leadersh ip in this regard. thank you,yo madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida. da ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, madam speaker.

Robert Wexler

0:17:06 to 0:17:14( Edit History Discussion )

Robert Wexler: i would like to yield such time as he may consume to the gentleman from california, mr. gallegly, the ranking member of the subcommittee on europe and an original co-sponsor of the resolution before

Elton Gallegly

0:17:14 to 0:17:24( Edit History Discussion )

Elton Gallegly: us. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. gallegly: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro

Elton Gallegly

0:17:14 to 0:19:46( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Elton Gallegly

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