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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 0:58:55 to 1:00:55
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:58:52 to 0:59:13( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: at an extraordinary time. it is heavily bipartisan and i commend the chairman on an excellent piece of legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california has 7 1/2 minutes remaining, reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from florida has 6 1/2 minutes of time and is recognized.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:58:55 to 1:00:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:59:14 to 0:59:35( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: ms. ros-lehtinen: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: too often the relationship between the united states and pakistan has been characterized as a mutual frustration. it's endangered by a growing trust gap. while the leaderships of the two countries place a high value on our relationship,

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:59:36 to 0:59:58( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: their public and legislatures have viewed each other with suspicion, depicted each other as unreliable allies, but with the advent of a new administration, both in pakistan and in the united states, we're offered a window of opportunity to redefine, t recalibrate relations, both sides need to guard against

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:59:59 to 1:00:19( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: unr be prepared to enage in an honest dialogue and therein lies the rub, mr. speaker. as a pakistani civil society leader and a close confidant of the late benazir bhutto has said, conditioning aid turns on its head the very rationale for

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:00:20 to 1:00:41( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: assistance to stabilize pakistan, tone able it to empower it to deal more effectively with security challenges. an approach that treats pakistan from the paradigm of hired help rather than a valued ally is deeply counterproductive. it only reinforces the transactional nature of ties that are so resented by

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:00:42 to 1:00:57( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: pakistanis. mr. speaker, our overarching goal should and indeed must be, do no harm. unfortunately, the bill before us could hamper rather than help vital u.s. security and

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