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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 1:22:35 to 1:25:40
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Jane Harman

1:22:31 to 1:22:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. berman: mr. chairman, i'd like to yield the initial two minutes to the gentlelady from california, the author of her own legislation on security assistance and the question of the proliferation network in pakistan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california is

Jane Harman

1:22:35 to 1:25:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Jane Harman

1:22:52 to 1:23:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: recognized for two minutes. ms. harman: i thank the chairman for yielding to me and rise in strong opposition to this republican substitute, but in strong support of the underlying bill, h.r. 1886, to provide long-term nonmilitary aid to a country in the crosshairs of the effort by the taliban to expand its region south asia.

Jane Harman

1:23:13 to 1:23:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: h.r. 1886 will help persuade the pakistani people that their future lies with a stable and moderate democratic government and not with an author tarian, thee krattic terrorist organization. but a key to doing this is important language in the bill ensuring access of u.s. investigators to persons

Jane Harman

1:23:34 to 1:23:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: suspected of engaging in nuclear proliferation. this issue is critical. this language must become law. and i disagree strongly with some in this house and those in the other chamber who say these are overrestrictive and counterproductive. pakistan's history of nuclear weapons development has contributed to instability in south asia and paved the way

Jane Harman

1:23:59 to 1:24:19( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: for a.q. khan's proliferation network. additional and substantial nonmilitary support provided by the u.s. must ensure that the security threat to the u.s. which is represented by this network is minimized. for at least a decade, the illicit network was the most attractive shortcut for nations and roguorganizations interested in acquiring the

Jane Harman

1:24:20 to 1:24:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: materials and know-how to build a nuclear device. after illegally securing the capability for pakistan, which made him a hero at home and a pariah abroad, kahn sold it to iran, libya and north korea. despite billions of dollars in

Jane Harman

1:24:42 to 1:25:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: u.s. aid, they pardoned kahn. they released him from house arrest. h.r. 1886, but not the republican substitute, declares that the u.s. will work with pakistan to ensure our investigators access to suspected proliferators and to restrict proliferators from travel and other activity that could result in further proliferation. it also incorporates, as the

Jane Harman

1:25:03 to 1:25:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: chairman said, language from a bill introduced by several of us to require a presidental assessment and restrict military aid in the future. mr. chairman, could i have 30 seconds? mr. berman: i yield the gentlelady 30 seconds. ms. harman: i thank the gentleman.

Jane Harman

1:25:25 to 1:25:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jane Harman: restrict military aid in the future unless pakistan cooperates in efforts to dismantle its nuclear supply of networks. this is the right thing to do. and i thank the committee for doing it. the world cannot afford another libya, iran or north korea.

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