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House Proceeding on May 5th, 2008 :: 0:49:35 to 0:54:18
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0:49:25 to 0:49:35( Edit History Discussion )

of his time. the gentlelady from california. ms. watson: mr. speaker, i have no further requests for time and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields

Diane E. Watson

0:49:35 to 0:49:44( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: back the balance of her time. the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. all time having

Diane E. Watson

0:49:35 to 0:54:18( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diane E. Watson

Diane E. Watson

0:49:44 to 0:49:52( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: been yielded back, the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to pass house resolution 1166. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of

Diane E. Watson

0:49:52 to 0:50:00( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. the gentleman from

Diane E. Watson

0:50:00 to 0:50:11( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: california. >> i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and make a point of order a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and

Diane E. Watson

0:50:11 to 0:50:24( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. the point of no quorum is withdrawn. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california rise? ms. watson: mr.

Diane E. Watson

0:50:24 to 0:50:35( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: speaker, i move to suspend the rules and agree to resolution h.con.res. 317 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the concurrent resolution. the clerk:

Diane E. Watson

0:50:35 to 0:50:45( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: house concurrent resolution 317. concurrent resolution condemning the burmese regime's undemocratic constitution. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant of the rule, the gentlewoman from california,

Diane E. Watson

0:50:45 to 0:50:56( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: 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, i ask unanimous consent that

Diane E. Watson

0:50:56 to 0:51:05( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: 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 tempore: without objection.

Diane E. Watson

0:51:05 to 0:51:17( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: 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 recognized for as much time as she

Diane E. Watson

0:51:17 to 0:51:31( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: might consume. ms. watson: i would like to thank my colleague, mr. rush holt, for offering this important member and for his tireless leadership in promoting human rights and democrat think?

Diane E. Watson

0:51:31 to 0:51:44( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: burma. for more than a decade, the military regime in burma has ignored the democratic aspirations of the burmese people. as we saw in its bloody reprsion of last september's satisfy

0:51:44 to 0:52:02( Edit History Discussion )

ron revolution, the regime continues to trample on human rights. and it is squandering burma's vast natural divorces -- resources through spending on regime and its weapons while leaving the

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overwhelming majority of burma's people in poverty. now, the regime plans a may 10th referendum to institutionalize these policies through a sham constitution. the referendum attempts to give

Diane E. Watson

0:52:19 to 0:52:34( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: democratic legitimacy to a process that was designed by the burmese military, implemented by the burmese military and benefits only the burmese military. as such, it is anything but democratic.

Diane E. Watson

0:52:34 to 0:52:50( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: today as burma recovers from a devastating storm that left thousands dead and missing with more than homeless, our sympathies are with the burmese people. but it is not natural disasters, but rather

Diane E. Watson

0:52:50 to 0:53:05( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the yolk of the burmese military that has left burma's people impoverished and calling for greater political participation for more than 0 years -- 20 years. it is especially appropriate that

Diane E. Watson

0:53:05 to 0:53:20( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: we stand with the burmese people today, as they face not only the devastation of the cyclone, but also the continued devastation caused by this regime. accordingly i call on my colleagues

Diane E. Watson

0:53:20 to 0:53:39( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: to join me in condemning the burmese junta's sham referendum and institution and by passing -- constitution and by passing h.con.res. 317 today. we call on the administration, the united

Diane E. Watson

0:53:39 to 0:53:57( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: nations, and the international community to support a legitimate, inclusive dialogue between the regime and opposition forces. only such an inclusive tripar tied negotiation can put burma back

Diane E. Watson

0:53:57 to 0:54:10( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: on the path to peace and prosperity where it rightfully belongs. please join me in support of h.con.res. 317 in offering support for restoration of real democracy in burma. mr. speaker, i reserve

Diane E. Watson

0:54:10 to 0:54:18( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the

Ted Poe

0:54:18 to 0:54:31( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he might consume. mr. poe: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in strong support of this resolution which points out that the smoke

Ted Poe

0:54:18 to 0:58:12( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ted Poe

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