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House Proceeding 06-03-09 on Jun 3rd, 2009 :: 0:33:35 to 0:36:10
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Jim McDermott

0:33:31 to 0:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: observation and debate today. with that i reserve my time. the chair: the gentleman from washington reserves his time of the the gentleman from west virginia. mr. rahall: how much time on both sides? the chair: the gentleman from west virginia has 17 1/2 minutes remaining. the gentleman from washington has 15 minutes remaining. mr. rahall: mr. chairman, i yield three minutes gentleman from washington, mr.

Jim McDermott

0:33:35 to 0:36:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim McDermott

Jim McDermott

0:33:52 to 0:34:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: mcdermott. the chair: the gentleman from washington is recognized for three minutes. mr. mcdermott: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the chair: without objection. mr. mcdermott: nt to congratulate mr. rahall, mr. moran, mr. wittman, mr. connollymr. grijalva, mr. scott, mr. abercrombie, and mr. kildee for introducing

Jim McDermott

0:34:13 to 0:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: legislation that confers federal recognition on of virginia. affirming sovereign recognition just first confirmed by treaties is a matter both of history and conscience for the united states. today we are correcting the mistakes of the past that relate to tribes that were among the

Jim McDermott

0:34:34 to 0:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: very first to be in contact with white settlers when they came to these shores in while this is a great day for the tribes of virginia, we must not forget that our work is not finished. the duwamish tribe has lived in seattle from the beginning which i represe -- they have been

Jim McDermott

0:34:56 to 0:35:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: here for centuries, long before there was a united states or a state of washington, seattle in fact was named after the great chief, chief seattle. despite the treaty of point elliott, w good faith with the united

Jim McDermott

0:35:17 to 0:35:37( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: states in 1855, federal recognition has been -- not been extended and in my belief is wrong. . it went through the process, it was signed by president clinton and in one of his first executive orders, president bush reversed the decision of

Jim McDermott

0:35:38 to 0:35:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: recognition. and it's time to correct that injustice. justed a we're doing here in virginia. that's why i'm introducing legislation today to confer federal recognition on the tribe. so long as one native tribe is denied justice and the rights to which they are entitled, we all suffer.

Jim McDermott

0:35:59 to 0:36:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: it is my hope that the new day dawning across america is bright enough to shine enough light for us to see and correct the injustices endured for too long by the first americans.

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