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House Proceeding 06-10-09 on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 3:12:20 to 3:15:30
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David Scott

3:12:16 to 3:12:36( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: david's son, sean, in bra stpwhrill it declares -- in brazil. it declares the report -- am i out of time? again, i support this amendment strongly and, again, i urge my colleagues to stay atuned to this. we have to bring sean home. i yield back the balance. mr. holt: i ask unanimous consent to recover any remaing time that i have to

David Scott

3:12:20 to 3:15:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Scott

David Scott

3:12:37 to 3:12:57( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: yield to the gentleman from georgia. the chair: without objection. mr. holt: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from georgia. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. scott: thank you, mr. speaker, thank you to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. holt. we strongly support the amendment that would require

David Scott

3:12:58 to 3:13:19( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: the secretary of state to make recommendations to congress on the kinds of change need to the hague convention on the civil aspects of international child abduction and where applicable to united states law. mr. speaker, the purpose of the hague convention is to ensure that in situations where a child was wrongfully removed

David Scott

3:13:20 to 3:13:41( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: from his or her country or habitual residence by one parent against the will of another parent, the agreed -- the aggrieved parent has an internationally recognized means of recovering his or her abducted child. unfortunately, many american families have come face to face with the very real limitations of the curnt hague

David Scott

3:13:42 to 3:14:02( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: conventions and their efforts to recover parentally kidnapped children taken to other countries. such as we case of the high profile case involving mr. david goldman of new jersey whose son sean was kidnapped by his wife in 2004. this case is largely -- has

David Scott

3:14:03 to 3:14:23( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: largely languished in brazil's courts ithat time despite the fact that brazil is a partner with the united states in the convention's enforcement. the gal process only moved in periods of intense media attention on mr. goldman's behalf. changes in u.s. law and convention appear to be

David Scott

3:14:24 to 3:14:45( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: warranted to ensure that children can be convictly returned to their left behind parents and their homes. this report will help us identify legal changes congress can consider on behalf of the over 1,000 american children who are currently living in other countries as a result of

David Scott

3:14:46 to 3:15:06( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: a parental abduction. mr. speaker, this amendment is an important step in addressing a problem that will likely get worse in coming years in light of the growing number of transnational births and marriages. we must continue to use the legal tools at our disposal to prevent or resolve these childhood abduction cases.

David Scott

3:15:07 to 3:15:27( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: i support the gentleman from new jersey's amendment and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: all time has expired. the question son the amendment offered by the gentleman from new jersey. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to.

David Scott

3:15:28 to 3:15:30( Edit History Discussion )

David Scott: we now consider amenent

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