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House Proceeding 06-10-09 on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 4:22:00 to 4:23:45
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Howard L. Berman

4:21:57 to 4:22:17( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: designate the amendment. printed in part c of house report 1111-143 offered by mr. berman of california. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 522, the gentleman from california, mr. berman, and opposed will each control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. berman: i thank the

Howard L. Berman

4:22:00 to 4:23:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard L. Berman

Howard L. Berman

4:22:18 to 4:22:39( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: chairwoman and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. berman: i'm operating as a designee for our colleague, baron hill, and i strongly support the amendment that is before the body now. it requires the state department in cooperation with other departments and agencies to

Howard L. Berman

4:22:40 to 4:23:00( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: report on how best to use government funds to reduce alien smuggling and trafficking in persons. th that 800,000 people are trafficked across bordersround the world in deplorable an inhumane conditions. while millions more are trafficked within their own countries and of these, 80% are

Howard L. Berman

4:23:01 to 4:23:22( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: women and girls. half are minors and human smuggling continues to be a significant law enforcement challengin the international community and remains a particular problem for us and our southern border with mexico. the united states became a party to the united nations smuggling protocol in 2005, continues to work with other governments

Howard L. Berman

4:23:23 to 4:23:43( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: committing substantial resources to end human smuggling and providing victims from the par louis journeys -- par less journeys, protecting victims from the par ilous journeys involved in this enterprise. some 112 countries are now party to the smuggling protocol.

Howard L. Berman

4:23:44 to 4:23:47( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: mr. chairman, in order to more effectively tackle the growing

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