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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 1:46:50 to 1:49:55
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:46:47 to 1:47:07( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: mr. speaker, it's too late to go back to stra t.j.ertegery. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: -- stragery. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gent mr. berman: i yield to the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:46:50 to 1:49:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:47:08 to 1:47:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: gentlelady from texas, sheila jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from texas is recognized for two minutes. ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished chairman. we cannot wait, and i just suggest to my colleagues if they would look quickly at these pictures where the pakistan military is fighting terrorism. and this is the activities that are happening in that area. people are fleeing terrorism, and the people that are in

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:47:30 to 1:47:50( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: these camps are suffering. we cannot wait for this legislation, and i oppose the republican substitute because i want not in isolation of pakistan, i want a regional response, a comprehensive regional strategy, including the role of countries outside the region in supporting pakistan's efforts to combat al qaeda and the taliban, a global

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:47:51 to 1:48:11( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: effort. the republican substitute has a one-on-one effort. we need a global effort. let me also suggest that there is important language in this legislation because if we suggest that the pentagon is not favorable, the pentagon has indicated that they are aware of the counterinsurgency efforts that the pakistan military's engaging in and they're satisfied with the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:48:12 to 1:48:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: structure of this legislation that would help them continue to fig terrorism. we can work out some of the kinks, but are we going to wait while people are suffering? this legislation also has a recognition that we're establishing a new relationship with pakistan and the united states, a friendship relationship. we're acknowledging the recent efforts of the pakistan military and swat, and we are

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:48:34 to 1:48:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: also suggesting that if there are changes in pakistan we will reconsider some of the requirements or some of the struck ures that we put in place. i would also say to my colleag reblicans who are so interested in pakistan would be interested in ma international monetary fund is funded like the president would like it to be and that they

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:48:55 to 1:49:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: would join in that support because they're so strongly in support of pakistan, which got money from it in the last year. in addition, there are issues dealing with trade, but the afl-cio is supporting it. we're helping them establish a better economy, but at the same time representing our trade requirements over here in the united states. this ia way to address this

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:49:16 to 1:49:36( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: issue, but i can't my colleagues want to leave pakistan and the people of pakistan in these dire conditions. pakistan americans recognize we are establishing a new friendship we need to oppose the republican substitute and support h.r. 1886. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the the gentlelady has expired. who -- the time of the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:49:37 to 1:49:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: gentlelady has expired. the gentlelady f the gentlelady from florida. the gentleman from california. mr. berman: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous coent that the comments, the statement of the gentleman from maryland, mr. the general debate section of

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