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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 1:50:05 to 1:52:40
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:49:59 to 1:50:20( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the bill and ask for general leave to include -- the speaker pro tempore: without objection, general leave is order. mr. berman: mr. speaker, may i inquire, who has the right to close? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california has the right to close. mr. berman: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentlewoman from florida.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:50:05 to 1:52:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:50:21 to 1:50:42( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to yield myself a minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. ros-lehtinen: we fully agree with the gentleman that much of the investment in pakistan has failed to yield all of the results we hope for. and it is appropriate to require the administration to develop scientific, specific, meaningful performance-based measures.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:50:43 to 1:51:03( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: where we differ, where we differ, mr. speaker, is that we do not mandate that the executive branch follow a specific new connelly mandated methodology which may not even be technically correct even has had time to operationalize their new south asia strategy.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:51:04 to 1:51:24( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: our substitute, therefore, requires that as part of the comprehensive, interagency strategy and implementation plan, mandated by the legislation, that the administration put together a description of the resources of the programming, of the

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:51:25 to 1:51:45( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: management of the united states foreign assistance to pakistan, including the criteria used to determine we believe -- prioritization. we believe this is the correct approach. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. berman: mr. speaker, i have no further requests for time.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:51:46 to 1:52:08( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you. i'd like to take up our remainder time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for 30 sends. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you. mr. speaker, our republican substitute will allow for the development of specific credible measures of effectiveness that are tightly linked to the president's

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:52:09 to 1:52:29( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: strategy for the region and are therefore preferable to those that stem from the legislation. and i would like to briefly address -- don't have much time -- some of the issues raised in favor of the underlying bill and fwens my substitute. first, some of the speakers are seeking to fuel distrust between pakistan and india. and they use the congress'

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:52:30 to 1:52:40( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: strong support for the world's largest democracy, india, to create the impression that u.s. assistance has been and would be used against india. that is counterproductive.

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