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House Proceeding 04-16-08 on Apr 16th, 2008 :: 1:13:47 to 1:15:33
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Christopher Shays

1:13:39 to 1:13:47( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Shays: one o minute to the gentlelady from texas, my colleague and good friend, sheila jackson lee. the chairman: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. jackson lee: i ask to revise and extend. i thank

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:13:47 to 1:15:33( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:13:47 to 1:14:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the distinguished gentleman and member of the rules committee, mr. hastings, and i acknowledge again the members of the financial services committee and congresswoman maxine waters. i salute

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:14:00 to 1:14:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the gentleman for this forthright and vital acknowledgement and sense of congress in this bill. mr. chairman, people are starving in haiti. haitians are starving. they are in the streets. they are

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:14:13 to 1:14:28( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: crying out for relief. and as was said earlier, this is the poorest country in the western hemisphere. the president has made a commitment to this nation and he has worked hard on political

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:14:28 to 1:14:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: stability. we have seen incarcerated persons who are held as political prisoners be released. but i think it is crucial we join in a unified voice today to acknowledge that we stand against the starvation

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:14:41 to 1:14:52( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and the financial crisis that is in haiti. this is an important statement to cancel the debt to all international financial institutions, and also such debt cancellation can be provided --

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:14:52 to 1:15:04( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: cannot be provided to urge the institutions to immediately suspend the requirement. i thank the distinguished gentleman for yielding to me. i join him also on the request for t.p.s. support the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:15:04 to 1:15:16( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: hastings amendment. the chairman: the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: mr. chairman, i yield myself the balance of our time. the chairman: the gentleman from connecticut, reserving his time?

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:15:16 to 1:15:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: mr. shays: i would be happy to yield back my time. the chairman: the gentleman yields back his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: i wish to thank chairman frank for the expeditious

Alcee L. Hastings

1:15:33 to 1:15:55( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: handling of this matter. in addition i thank my good friend from connecticut for his statement and his support of this amendment. this is an important initial step towards finally freeing haiti

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