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House Proceeding 06-10-09 on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 4:19:40 to 4:21:00
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Howard L. Berman

4:19:37 to 4:19:57( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: i again thank the gentleman from massachusetts, i urge my colleagues to support this vital and important amendment and with that i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman massachusetts. mr. lynch: madam speaker, at this point i would like to yield the balance of my time to the chairman of the foreign affairs committee, mr. berman. the chair: the gentleman is recognized.

Howard L. Berman

4:19:40 to 4:21:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard L. Berman

4:19:58 to 4:20:19( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: mr. berman: thank you, madam chairwoman, and i rise to join the ranking member in supporting very strongly the amendment from the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch. we have, i think, a general obligation to deal with the issue of the refugees as a consequence of these conflicts

Howard L. Berman

4:20:20 to 4:20:40( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: both in iraq and in afghanistan. but we have a particularly strong duty to deal with the status of people who were displaced or objects were persecution or retribution or retaliation because those individuals helped either our

Howard L. Berman

4:20:41 to 4:21:00( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: military or our diplomats or our a.i.d. people in terms of the conflict in either one of those countries. this is an issue that i personally was very involved with in the last couple of years. the gentleman's amendment, i think, helps to spur us to deal with some of the problems in t program now and to do more in

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