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House Proceeding 05-14-09 on May 14th, 2009 :: 0:52:20 to 0:54:55
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Barbara Lee

0:52:16 to 0:52:36( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: private or government entity that advocates, plans, sponsors oren gauges in any terrorist activity. with that i'd like to yield one minute to my friend from california, ms. lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized for one minute. ms. lee: thank you. i thank the gentleman for yielding. also let me thank chairman obey and murtha for their hard work

Barbara Lee

0:52:20 to 0:54:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barbara Lee

Barbara Lee

0:52:37 to 0:52:58( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: on this bill and for including provisions prohibiting the establishment of permanent bases in iraq and afghanistan. i oppose the 2001 resolution authorizing the e of force because it gave president bush and any future president an open-ended blank check to wage r anywhere on the globe starting in afghanistan. nearly eight years later i continue to oppose the

Barbara Lee

0:52:59 to 0:53:19( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: supplemental appropriations bills for the wars in afghanistan and iraq because it continues us down the wrong path and can lead to war without end. unfortunately, this will continue to happen if we don't repeel that 2001 authorization. i oppose thi $94 billion supplemental because it favors military activities over diplomatic, development and

Barbara Lee

0:53:20 to 0:53:40( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: reconstruction efforts by a ratio of nine to one. afghanistan will not be stabilized through military action as noted by the carneigie endowment, the presence of foreign troops is the most important element driving the resurgence of the taliban. this was counter to our national security interests. this does not include an exit plan for afghanistan. it does not fully fund the redeployment of troops out of

Barbara Lee

0:53:41 to 0:54:01( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: afghanistan. it doesot -- mr. perlmutter: i yield my friend another 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mr. lee: ree thank you very much for yielding. this does not -- plea lee -- ms. lee: thank you very much. this does not have a strong, nuclear nonproliferation effort in pakistan.

Barbara Lee

0:54:02 to 0:54:22( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: the supplemental appropriations bill does not reflect a new direction. therefore i cannot support it. let me just mention that our friend and colleague, congressman pete stark, is unable to be here todafor this important debate so i wish to conclude by reading one sentence from his statement. he said, president obama is moving america's foreign policy in a better direction and he has shown superior judgment to

Barbara Lee

0:54:23 to 0:54:43( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: president bush on when we should send our troops in harm's way. however, i cannot support any more funding for these wars. thank you, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from califora. mr. dreier: thank you very much, mr. speaker. may i inquire of the chair how much time is remaining on each side? the speaker pro tempore: the

Barbara Lee

0:54:44 to 0:54:55( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: gentleman from california has eight minutes remaining and the gentleman from colorado has 10 3/4 minutes remaining. crire mr. dreier: may i inquire of my colleague how many speakers he has remaining on his side of the aisle?

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