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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 0:07:10 to 0:12:00
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Howard L. Berman

0:07:07 to 0:07:27( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: successful for our efforts and in that part of the world. with that, i again thank the chairman and compliment him as we it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the mr. berman: i ank the gentleman from missouri, the chairman of the committee for his kind comments and i yield

Howard L. Berman

0:07:10 to 0:12:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard L. Berman

0:07:28 to 0:07:51( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: myself three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. berman: mr. speaker, the united states has an enormous stake in the security and stability of pakistan. we can't allow al qaeda or any other terrorist group that threaten ours national security to operate with impunity in the tribal regions or any other part of pakistan.

Howard L. Berman

0:07:52 to 0:08:13( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: nor can we permit toe the pakistani state and its nuclear arsenal to be taken over by the liban. to help prevent this nightmare scenario, we need to forge a true strategic partnership with pakistan and its people, strengthen pakistan's democratic government, and work to make pakistan a source of

Howard L. Berman

0:08:14 to 0:08:34( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: stability in a volatile region. h achieve these critical goals. this legislation would significantly expand democratic, economic, and social development assistance to help lay the fountion for a stronger, more stable pakistan. the bill provides funding to strengthen the capacity of

Howard L. Berman

0:08:35 to 0:08:55( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: pakistan's democratic in parliament, judicial system, and law enforcement agencies. it calls for increased assistance for pakistan's public education system, emphasis on access for women and girls, to help ensure that u.s. assistance actually reaches the pakistani people,

Howard L. Berman

0:08:56 to 0:09:18( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: it requires increased auditing, greater monitoring, and better evaluation. h.r. 1886 also provides critical security assistance to help the government of pakistan in its fight against the extremists that threaten the national security of both pakistan and the united states. to strengthen civilian control

Howard L. Berman

0:09:19 to 0:09:42( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: of the military, h.r. 1886 requires that all assistance flow through the pakistan's elected civilian government. and to support pakistan's request for additional flexibility, the administration's request for additional flexibility to address pakistan's urgent security needs, the bill authorizes funds for the

Howard L. Berman

0:09:43 to 0:10:04( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: pakistan counterinsurgency capability fund or pccf. it includes important provision tissue provisions to ensure pakistan is using our security assistance in a manner consistent with u.s. security interests. an annual required that determines whether pakistan is cooperating

Howard L. Berman

0:10:05 to 0:10:27( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: with the united states on nonproliferation, is meeng its commitment to combat terrorist groups and has made progress toward this end. contrary to what some suggested, these are not rigid or inflexible conditions that severely constrain the military. we appreciate the urgency of

Howard L. Berman

0:10:28 to 0:10:37( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: the pakistan, but we are asking pakistan to follow through with the commitments he's already

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