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House Proceeding on May 5th, 2008 :: 0:19:13 to 0:24:43
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Diane E. Watson

0:19:13 to 0:19:24( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: will be taken after 6:30 p.m. today. < i3> 8`@@@`@@?o@@@<}c@@'@~qeaker, reserve the balance of my time. mr. poe: i inquire of the gentlewoman if she has any other speakers. ms. watson: i don't have any other

Diane E. Watson

0:19:13 to 0:24:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diane E. Watson

Diane E. Watson

0:19:24 to 0:19:34( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: speakers. mr. poe: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from california. ms. watson: i yield back the

Diane E. Watson

0:19:34 to 0:19:43( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california yields back the balance of her time. the question is l the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3658. those in

Diane E. Watson

0:19:43 to 0:19:53( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection, the

Diane E. Watson

0:19:53 to 0:20:01( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the gentleman from california. >> mr. speaker, i object to the vote on the ground as quorum is not present. make a point of order a quorum is not present. the

Diane E. Watson

0:20:01 to 0:20:15( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. the point of order -- the point of no quorum

Diane E. Watson

0:20:15 to 0:20:25( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: is withdrawn. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california rise. ms. watson: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution h.r. 1011 as amended. the speaker pro

Diane E. Watson

0:20:25 to 0:20:37( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1011, resolution calling on the united states government and the international community to promptly

Diane E. Watson

0:20:37 to 0:20:49( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: develop, fund and implement a comprehensive regional strategy to protect civilians, facilitate humanitarian, contain and reduce violence and contribute to conditions for sustainable peace and

Diane E. Watson

0:20:49 to 0:20:59( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: good governance in chad as well as in the wider region that includes the northern region of central african republic and the due far region of sudan. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant of the rule,

Diane E. Watson

0:20:59 to 0:21:09( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the gentlewoman from california, ms. watson, and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california. ms. watson: mr. speaker,

Diane E. Watson

0:21:09 to 0:21:20( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro

Diane E. Watson

0:21:20 to 0:21:31( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: tempore: without objection. ms. watson: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of this resolution and yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is

Diane E. Watson

0:21:31 to 0:21:45( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: recognized for as much time as she might consume. ms. watson: why first like to thank representative wolf and chairman pain for -- payne for recognizing the importce of developing and implementing

Diane E. Watson

0:21:45 to 0:22:04( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: a strategy to resolve the crisis in chad. chad has been politically unstable for over 40 years. suffering from civil wars as well as ethnic and religious tensions. human rights conditions remain

Diane E. Watson

0:22:04 to 0:22:18( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: notably poor and the government lacks transparency and accountability. in the past three years, as fighting between the government and rebels increase, 180,000 chadians have been displaced. adding

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to the inflow of 290,000 refugees from the central african republic and sudan's darfur region. although the government developed a plan for reform and signed a peace agreement with rebel groups

0:22:38 to 0:22:57( Edit History Discussion )

in 2007, the conflict has not ceased. in february, 2008, rebel forces supported by the neighboring sudanese government sought to remove president eye driss deby from power -- idriss deby,

Diane E. Watson

0:22:57 to 0:23:14( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: killing hundreds in the process. the refugee camps suffered from water and firewood short ands as well as periodic attacks on aid workers. new controls imposed by the chadian government, a houstontarian

Diane E. Watson

0:23:14 to 0:23:32( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: organizations, hinder the movement of assistance and personnel. in september, 2007, the u.n. security council followed by the council of the european union approved the president's, a multinational

Diane E. Watson

0:23:32 to 0:23:50( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: security forces, to facilitate assistance and create favorable conditions for reconstruction and development. the united states has provided over $338 million in humanitarian assistance since

Diane E. Watson

0:23:50 to 0:24:06( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: 2004. and also provides security assistance to the chadian army through the international military education and training funds. it is imperative that the u.s. work harder to develop and implement

Diane E. Watson

0:24:06 to 0:24:22( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: a sound strategy to protect and assist chadians and other refugees and together with the international community, condemn president omar al-bashir and the national congress for their support of the

Diane E. Watson

0:24:22 to 0:24:35( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: armed rebellion. further destabilization in chad will lead to wider regional instability and hinder the united states counterterrorism capabilities in a very sensitive region. mr. speaker, i strongly

Diane E. Watson

0:24:35 to 0:24:43( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: support this measure and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr.

Earl Pomeroy

0:24:43 to 0:24:51( Edit History Discussion )

Earl Pomeroy: speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he might consume. mr. poe: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm pleased to

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