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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 1:18:40 to 1:21:45
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:18:30 to 1:18:51( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: of all the foreign policy challenges facing the united states stabilizing and refoing pakistan may be one of the most daunting. given the enormous complexities and the ever-changing nature of the situation in pakistan, we believe that it is critical. at this stage that the administration retain the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:18:40 to 1:21:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:18:52 to 1:19:12( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: necessary flexibility to craft policies that offer the best chance of successfully partnering with the people of pakistan, with the government of pakistan, with the military of pakistan to defeat violent extremism. at the same time the substitute requires an ongoing policy

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:19:13 to 1:19:34( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: dialogue between the administration and the congress regarding u.s. policy toward pakistan as well as robust legislative oversight of our strategy, of our implementation plan as well as allocation and expenditure of u.s. assistance. the republican substitute requires that not later than 30

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:19:35 to 1:19:55( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: days after the enactment of the supplemental appropriations act for 2009 the president submit to congress a comprehensive interagency strategy and implemtation plan for u.s. efforts to eliminate safe havens and help toward the long-term security and stability in pakistan.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:19:56 to 1:20:17( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: let me repeat that again, mr. speaker. 30 days after enactment of the current supplental under discussion the president is required to produce comprehensive interagency strategy and implementation plan. this is more timely than what is in the underlying bill. and it seeks to address

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:20:18 to 1:20:38( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: immediate as well as evolving dynamics. the republican substitute relies on the president's leadership and commitment in providing the strategy and implement plan to the congress but does require that plan to include a description of how the u.s. assistance will be used in order to achieve our

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:20:39 to 1:21:00( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: u.s. foreign policy objectives. what does that include? enhancing stable democratic governance, making sure that we have economic growth, developing pakistani counterinsurgency capabilities, success in shutting down safe havens for extremists, improving the capaty and the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:21:01 to 1:21:21( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: capability of pakistan to hold and build areas clred of insurgents to prevent their return, and developing and strengthening mechanism for pakian-afghanistan cooperation for they can n separated. the substitute also requires that the report include a detailed financial plan of the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:21:22 to 1:21:46( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: resources, of the programming, of the management of u.s. assistance to pakistan and the criteria used to determine their need and value in advancing our u.s. objectives. the substitute seeks to ensure th congressional oversight and notification keeps pace

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