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House Proceeding on May 5th, 2008 :: 0:33:16 to 0:42:29
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reserves the balance of her time. mr. poe. mr. poe: mr. speaker, we have no further speakers. i'll yield back the balanc be of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas yields

Diane E. Watson

0:33:16 to 0:33:24( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from california. ms. watson: i have no further requests for time. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: all time being yielded back, the question

Diane E. Watson

0:33:16 to 0:42:29( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diane E. Watson

Diane E. Watson

0:33:24 to 0:33:33( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: is will the house suspend the rules and pass house resolution 1011 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative,

Diane E. Watson

0:33:33 to 0:33:42( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objection a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the gentleman from texas. mr. miller: i object to the vote on the grounds that

Diane E. Watson

0:33:42 to 0:33:53( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: a quorum is not present i make a point of order a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on

Diane E. Watson

0:33:53 to 0:34:05( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: this motion will be postponed. for what purpose does the distinguished the gentlelady from california rise? ms. watson: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and agree to resolution h.r. 1166.

Diane E. Watson

0:34:05 to 0:34:13( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1166, resolution expressing the sense of the house of representatives regarding provocative

Diane E. Watson

0:34:13 to 0:34:23( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: and dangerous statements and actions taken by the government of the russian federation that undermine the territorial integrity of the republic of georgia. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant

Diane E. Watson

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

Diane E. Watson

0:34:34 to 0:34:46( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: mr. speaker, 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.

Diane E. Watson

0:34:46 to 0:34:56( Edit History Discussion )

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

Diane E. Watson

0:34:56 to 0:35:13( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: is recognized for as much time as she may consume. ms. watson: i'm pleased to support this resolution that adds the house's voice to the chorus of compton nation o from the administration

Diane E. Watson

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Diane E. Watson: and our european allies to the provocative actions taken in recent weeks by the russian federation against the republic of georgia. i commend my distinguished colleague, representative

Diane E. Watson

0:35:27 to 0:35:47( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: wexler of florida and the chairman of the european subcommittee for promptly introducing this important resolution. for several years, the russian government has promulgated policies that

Diane E. Watson

0:35:47 to 0:36:03( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: have increasingly sought to undermine the sovereignty of the georgian government and its territory -- territorial integrity against agkhazia and south ossetia. i hope i'm getting those pronounceations

Diane E. Watson

0:36:03 to 0:36:26( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: right. such harmful policies include awarding people with russian citizenship, russian passports and even the right to vote in russian elections. in addition, the kremlin has assigned russian

Diane E. Watson

0:36:26 to 0:36:42( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: officials to hold positions in the separatist governments in south ossetia and agkhazia. it has also provided military -- abkhazia. it has also provided military support. such behavior is counterproductive

Diane E. Watson

0:36:42 to 0:36:57( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: to efforts to find a peaceful resolution to these conflicts and contrary to russia's commitments to international peace treatment. irritated by international recognition of kosovo's independence

Diane E. Watson

0:36:57 to 0:37:18( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: despite its objections and by georgia's clear future in nato, russiaess can lated -- russia escalated its dangerous actions toward georgia in the weeks leading up to and immediately following

Diane E. Watson

0:37:18 to 0:37:38( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: nato's bucharest summit. on march 6, russia withdrew from the sanction regime imposed and -- imposed on abkhazia in 1996 by the commonwealth of independent states. thereby eliminating the

Diane E. Watson

0:37:38 to 0:38:00( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: remaining limits on direct russian economic relations with abkhazia. on march 21, the russian douma passed a nonbinding declaration asking the government to consider the expediency of recognizing

Diane E. Watson

0:38:00 to 0:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the independence of abkhazia and south ossetia. on march 25, demetri -- russian's incoming president, spoke out against nato's membership for georgia, during the nato summit. russian president putin sent

Diane E. Watson

0:38:20 to 0:38:37( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: letters of the leader of abkhazia and south ossetia to express support for their regimes. an out-- as outlined in this resolution, president putin instructed his government on april 16 to establish

Diane E. Watson

0:38:37 to 0:38:55( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: official ties with these separatist regimes. he further ordered his government to recognize legal documents issued by these authorities as well as legal entities registered by them. the

Diane E. Watson

0:38:55 to 0:39:13( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: tension reached its climax on april 20 when an unarmed and russian -- russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down over russian territory, reportedly by a russian mig- 29 fighter. despite russia's

Diane E. Watson

0:39:13 to 0:39:33( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: claim of innocence, they don't have this plane in their fleet. last week, russia further strained relationships by moving an extra contingent of troops into abkhazia. the kremlin claims to be

Diane E. Watson

0:39:33 to 0:39:52( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: responding to a georgian military buildup along the border, which the government denies. although russian troop level remains within the 3,000 soldier limit allowed under the 1994 u.n. cease-fire

Diane E. Watson

0:39:52 to 0:40:14( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: agreement, nato has backed russia'ses aer take that any increase must be approved by all parties. such hostile actions are in stark contrast to the recent attempts made by georgian president mick

Diane E. Watson

0:40:14 to 0:40:42( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: hail saakashvili to find a peaceful solution to the caucuses. as he stated, there are no issues that we and the abkhazians can't solve through negotiations. on march 28 and april 12,

Diane E. Watson

0:40:42 to 0:40:58( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: president saakashvili facilitated a resolution to the conflict. they included international guarantees that abkhaz's anat -- autonomy for abkhaz the right to veto resolution as well as its language

Diane E. Watson

0:40:58 to 0:41:18( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: and culture. and the establishment of a joint free economic zone in the gali region. president putin has turned a deaf ear to these suggestions. i ask my colleagues to join me in calling on

Diane E. Watson

0:41:18 to 0:41:37( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the russian federation to revoke immediately its decision to establish official ties with these regions and to support the territory integrity of georgia's boarders. rather than engaging in provocative

Diane E. Watson

0:41:37 to 0:41:55( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: acts, president putin should respond favorably to president saakashvili's cause by the russian federation, as well as the international community to forge a peaceful and lasting solution to this conflict.

Diane E. Watson

0:41:55 to 0:42:14( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: furthermore, nato should uphold its summit promise to georgia of a future in the alliance by considering the extension of a membership action plan at its december meeting. this act would welcome the

Diane E. Watson

0:42:14 to 0:42:29( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: country into the euro-atlantic community and could serve as a deterrent to further russian aggression. i strongly support this resolution and urge my colleagues to join me. mr. speaker,

Ted Poe

0:42:29 to 0:42:38( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore:

Ted Poe

0:42:29 to 0:46:49( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ted Poe

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