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House Proceeding on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 1:33:00 to 1:36:30
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David Dreier

1:32:56 to 1:33:16( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: national security, and i am disappointed that my amendment was not allowed to receive debate and for a vote on the floor today. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from florida reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, i have no additional speakers, and i'm prepared to close and

David Dreier

1:33:00 to 1:36:30( Edit History Discussion )
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David Dreier

1:33:17 to 1:33:37( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: would reserve the balance of my time until t closes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. spear, i to the ranking member, mr. dreier. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for three minutes. mr. dreier: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to

David Dreier

1:33:38 to 1:33:58( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. dreier: mr. speaker, it seems like a long time ago but i'd like to begin by congratulating my friend from miami for his very thoughtful and passionate opening statement. it's very important, mr. speaker, that we get this bill right because it clearly has an impact on every bilateral, regional and multilateral relationship that we have in

David Dreier

1:33:59 to 1:34:20( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: the world. i hope very much at the end of the day we can get it right. i would like to take my time to talk about just one of those very important bilateral relationships that we have. and that is the relationship with what colin powell described as the most misunderstood country in the world. i'm talking, mr. speaker, about

David Dreier

1:34:21 to 1:34:41( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: the fourth most populous country in the world, the largest muslim population in the world and, of course, by virtue of that, the largest muslim democcy in the world. that being indonesia. now, as we look at the changes that have taken place over the past 11 years in indonesia it is absolutely remarkable and

David Dreier

1:34:42 to 1:35:04( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: extraordinarilimpressive. the 32-year reign of harto came to an end in 1998, and since that time we have seen democracy take hold and build. we all know that democracy is a work in progress. we as americans know that our democracy continues to be a work in progress. and indonesia's is as well. the challenge of ensuring that

David Dreier

1:35:05 to 1:35:27( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: the military comes under civilian rule is one with which they're still grappling. and if you think about this country, 17,000 -- 17,000 different islands and hundreds of languages and ethnicities and yet they have been able to co

David Dreier

1:35:28 to 1:35:49( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: the convergences of muslim and democracy. so, mr. speaker, we are continuing to this day work on that relationship through our house democracy assistance commission where we're working to build the parliament which again a little more than a decade ago was a sham organization and today it is growing and building well. other institutions, including

David Dreier

1:35:50 to 1:36:10( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: the very important rule of law in indonesia are continuing to build as well. so there are challenges. we all know that and i hope very much that we'll be able to encourage the kind of reform that is taking place there. so at the end of the d i have to say on this measure that we're dealing with as mr. diaz-balart has pointed out so well there are some important

David Dreier

1:36:11 to 1:36:30( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: amendments that some of my colleagues have spoken about that unfortunately were not made in order. and so i'm going to urge my colleagues to join with us in opposition to this rule because mr. smith, the distinguished ranking member of the full committee, ms. ros-lehtinen, and others said we should have an open amendment process that will allow a free-flowing

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