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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 0:31:40 to 0:34:55
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:31:37 to 0:31:57( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: speaks with great knowledge and experience on this subject. the gentlelady from texas, ms. sheila jackson lee, for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for three minutes. ms. jackson lee: i thank very much the distinguished chairman of the full committee for both his insight and his leadership. and my good friend the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:31:40 to 0:34:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:31:58 to 0:32:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: subcommittee chairman, mr. ackerman, and my doubly good friend mr. burton, who was just on the floor of the house who shares with me this commitme to pakistan. mr. speaker, the reason why we must go forward today is for the very reason that our colleagues have been addressing themselves to our colleagues, you will.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:32:20 to 0:32:44( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we have a crisis, a dire crisis in pakistan. there is no time for us to quarrel over what really are minimal differences if you will. right now as we speak, 2.5 million people are homeless. they are fleeing the conflicts

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:32:45 to 0:33:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: in an area that -- area that's been initiated by the pakistani government that's standing not for america but for the freedom of her people. and we must applaud these actions. we must look to the leadership of the president, the leadership of the secretary of state, who has a strong commitment to pakistan and the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:33:09 to 0:33:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: policy os -- policies of this new government, our government is to recognize pakistan. comprehensively that we have an equal ally that is fighting against terrorism within their bords. i've been to person what, islamabad, and any number of the sites, visiting with

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:33:30 to 0:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: leaders around the nation. i've been to schools that are trying to replace the madrasas. in this legislation, we have, for example, a pakistan, we have a pakistan development and prosperity fund. just three weeks ago, 100-plus members of the pakistani community met in new york to

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:33:52 to 0:34:14( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: talk about how they can provide social services to that nation. as we speak, there are medical doctors from the pakistani american community that are leaving their homes here in the united states to go to pakistan to help these refugees. so let us look at the big picture this legislation provides. the prosperity fund, yes there are conditionalities, but i

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:34:15 to 0:34:36( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: would suggest they are refrained from the issues that the distinguished member in the other body spoke to. and we are going to work even further, but if our colleagues are dire conditions that the pakistani military is fighting the terrorist they will help us pass 1886. this bill refers itself to the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:34:37 to 0:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: nuclear materials and requires the protecting of those materials. because we want to leave -- do we want to leave that willy nilly? this particular legislation also helps to protect women and girls to provide resources for women and girls. it helps to deradicalize the

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