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House Proceeding 06-10-08 on Jun 10th, 2008 :: 1:46:57 to 1:51:04
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Howard L. Berman

1:40:19 to 1:46:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard L. Berman

Howard L. Berman

1:46:45 to 1:46:57( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: neighbors to the south in a meaningful and long-term fashion to battle illegal markets. i strongly urge all my colleagues to support this legislation and i reserve the balance of my time.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:46:57 to 1:47:16( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves his time. the gentlewoman from florida is recognized. >> i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: so recognized.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:46:57 to 1:51:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:47:16 to 1:47:29( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: >> i rise as a proud co-sponsor of the merida initiative of 2008. based on co-responsibility and cooperation, the merida initiative creates an invaluable partnership between the united

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:47:29 to 1:47:43( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: states, mexico, the rest of central america, haiti, and the dominican republic to work together to fight illicit drugs and organized crime. it is a historic opportunity, an essential collaboration

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:47:43 to 1:47:58( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: between all of our countries to present a united front against the drug cartels and gangs who callously threaten the safety and future of our communities every day. the growing operational

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:47:58 to 1:48:13( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: and financial capabilities of these groups pose a clear and present threat to the lives and well being of our citizens by supporting this authorization, we are supporting the goals of the merida

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:48:13 to 1:48:27( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: niche toiv confront these dangers. furthermore, were supporting the goals of our friends in mexico, central america, haiti, and the dominican republic to combat these dangers as well. the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:48:27 to 1:48:40( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: merida initiative, as considered under this authorization is a comprehensive program focused on strengthens democratic institutions, on bolstering law enforcement capabilities, on supporting local

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:48:40 to 1:48:56( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: communities, and on promoting human rights at all levels of the initiative's implementation. for years, drug traffickers and organized crime have used a regional strategy to carry out their

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:48:56 to 1:49:10( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: illicit activities. now under the merida initiative, we have a chance for our governments to join forces and match this transnational approach. in mexico, president calderon has deployed nearly 30,000

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:49:10 to 1:49:23( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: soldiers and federal police to the country's most dangerous drug trafficking hot spots. in guatemala, the government has announced plans to send hundreds of troops and elite presidential

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:49:23 to 1:49:39( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: guards and anti-drug police to its northern boarder to stem the growing violence. in the united states, our law enforcement agents have been met with increasing hostile actions while working

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:49:39 to 1:49:53( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: to preserve the security of our borders. the merida initiative enables us to combine all these efforts, to capitalize on all our strengths and confront far co-photographicers and organized

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:49:53 to 1:50:06( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: -- and confront narco traffickers and organized crime with the means they vigorously employee in our communities. i was pleased to see the house and senate versions of the supplemental included

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:50:06 to 1:50:23( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: funding to support the merida initiative. i am hope they feel conferees will look at this bill for direction when determining the final face of the merida initiative. i believe it offers

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:50:23 to 1:50:36( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: an effective guide for ensuring u.s. interests while respecting our partners' sovereignty. for too long, narco traffickers anding or -- and organized crime have run free. by supporting the merida

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:50:36 to 1:50:51( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: initiative, we are making the way for democracy and development to take hold and addressing the precursor conditions that help breed instability in the region and that help create fertile

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:50:51 to 1:51:04( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: territory even for islamic extremist recruitment. madam speaker, again, i rise in full support of this initiative and i look forward to helping to enhance our nation's security by fighting an overcoming

Eliot L. Engel

1:51:04 to 1:51:17( Edit History Discussion )

Eliot L. Engel: these daily threats. i reserve the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. mr. berman: madam speaker, i greatly appreciate the gentlelady's strong

Eliot L. Engel

1:51:04 to 1:55:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eliot L. Engel

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