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House Proceeding 04-01-08 on Apr 1st, 2008 :: 0:19:46 to 0:22:09
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Elton Gallegly

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

Elton Gallegly

0:19:32 to 0:19:46( Edit History Discussion )

Elton Gallegly: from pennsylvania, ms. schwartz. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for four minutes. ms. schwartz: thank you, madam speaker. i rise as co-chair of the congressional georgian

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:19:46 to 0:19:59( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: caucus and i rise in favor of house resolution 997 which expresses support for extending nato membership action plan status to georgia and ukraine. i do thank chairman berman and congressman

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:19:46 to 0:22:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Allyson Y. Schwartz

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:19:59 to 0:20:12( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: weksler for their leadership in this bipartisan effort to support georgia and ukraine and their entrance into nato. as leading democratic reformers in eastern europe, georgia and ukraine are

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:20:12 to 0:20:22( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: both worthy of advancing their participation in nato. from enhanced dialogue to membership action plan, m.a.p., status. during the bucharest summit. this is an important and thrime next step toward

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:20:22 to 0:20:35( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: the goal of becoming full members of fate -- nato. both these nations are keenly interested in joining nato and working closely with western allies. they have already demonstrated this by

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:20:35 to 0:20:49( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: actively participating in both u.s. and nato forces. more than 2,000 georgian soldiers currently serve alongside u.s. military personnel in iraq making it the third largest coalition partner.

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:20:49 to 0:21:03( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: and ukraine is the only nonmember state taking an active role in all of nats peacekeeping and anti-terrorist operations. as a member of the house democracy assistance commission, i have the

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:21:03 to 0:21:15( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: great pleasure and opportunity to meet both georgian president and the ukranian president in their home capitals. their commitment to democratization in their respective nations is impressive

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:21:15 to 0:21:27( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: and is an important example for other emerging democracies around the world. certainly both nations have work to do to stabilize and ensure development of permanent democratic institutions.

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:21:27 to 0:21:39( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: yet as recently established democracies changing a history of totalitarian rule, they are making enormous strides. they are ready to be granted m.a.p. and be given the opportunity to work

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:21:39 to 0:21:53( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: towards full nato membership. in a world with real threats against us, it is critically important that we strengthen relationships with those nations that choose to be our allies. georgia and ukraine

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:21:53 to 0:22:00( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: are key allies in an important region of the world. we should stand with our friends. we should stand with georgia and ukraine. and we should pass this resolution today. i yield back. the speaker

Allyson Y. Schwartz

0:22:00 to 0:22:09( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: pro tempore: the o gentlewoman from california. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, madam speaker, i have no further requests for time. and i yield back the balance of my time. the spea ker pro tempore:

Howard L. Berman

0:22:09 to 0:22:19( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: the or gentleman from calornia. mr. wecksly: -- mr . weksler: madam speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules

Howard L. Berman

0:22:09 to 0:29:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard L. Berman

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