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House Proceeding 06-11-09 on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 0:27:30 to 0:32:50
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:27:27 to 0:27:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the federal government cannot and it should not and it must not. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: ms. jackson lee. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: unanimous consent to address the house, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. thank you very much, mr.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:27:30 to 0:32:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:27:49 to 0:28:10( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: speaker, and i thank you for your language of yielding to me and your leadership as well. let me acknowledge the very hard work that was accomplished by the foreign affairs committee of the house, chairman berman and subcommittee chairman ackerman, and say that we did the right thing today. by passing the pakistan enduring assistance and cooperation

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:28:11 to 0:28:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: enhancement act, the american people have made a few more steps toward their own personal security, their own ensuring the security of the homeland and recognizing a long-standing relationship that has had its hills and valleys. many of us don't know the history of other countries and obviously we have our own wonderful history.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:28:32 to 0:28:53( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: but interestingly enough, when pakistan was founded by what has been -- a person who has been known to be called dr. j inner, it was founded on principles. we've had a long standing relationship, although it has been uneven. so today we have restored that relationship and i hope

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:28:54 to 0:29:14( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: pakistani-americans, our own embassy that is here representing pakistan, really realize that we made a strong statement today for the rment, for the relationship of this nation -- respect, for the relationship of this nation. we have in essence put together a document that would epchance significantly and demratic assistance for pakistan. we have recognized the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:29:15 to 0:29:35( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: importance of public diplomacy and engagement. that is a re-investme, a re-ording of the relationship. we've also recognized the importance of a regional process or coordination between afghanistan, india and bangladesh, recognizing that north asia, this area, south

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:29:36 to 0:29:56( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: asia, egscuse me, is an important part -- excuse me, is an security and their security. we must recognize that the people of pakistan love democracy and, yes, what we have days really has given us pause. well, i want you to know that the pakistan military, under the secretary of the army, is doing

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:29:57 to 0:30:17( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: something they don't usually do. their structure has been that they have been monitoring or, if you that's been their task. for the first time they've accepted the responsibility of internally ridding their country of the terrorists, the ones who have taken over, who have

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:30:18 to 0:30:38( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: undermined, people whose faith may have drawn them to a particular situation or they thought the government wasn't functioning so they allowed the taliban and insurgents to take over. and this is what we have. frankly, the devastation of 2.5 million people who are now moving from one place to the next. but the army is fighting the terrorists. but you know what is more important?

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:30:39 to 0:31:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the pe against the terrorists. and the legislation we have today will provide an investment through a prosperity fund, it will have certain criteria for federal funding, taxpayer dollars to go to pakistan, they must ensure that their nuclear m must make sure that they are fighting radicalism and we can stop this kind of human

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:31:01 to 0:31:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: devastation. we know the international help that came to us during hurricane katrina, we know what we ask with the tsunami, this is a terrorist tsunami. and i want to say that the government, albeit we disagree with its strength, i believe they love democracy. these conditions that may be opposed will workity way through congress but if we didn't --

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:31:22 to 0:31:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: work its way through congress but if we didn't act today we would continue to have the burials of so many people that are going on in this country. the kind of massive bombing that the terrorists think they can do to intimidate the people of pakistan. so as a co-chair of the pakistan caucus, i am grateful that we made a first step. i want the american people to know that your neighbors are

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:31:43 to 0:32:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: pakistani-american doctors, they are lawyers, they are entrepreneurs,hey are retailers, they love this country and they want to help their country as well. i am glad we made step. let me move quickly to a domestic issue and put an exclamation point on what we did right for pakistan and say that i stand here today and support a restoration and bailout for

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:32:04 to 0:32:24( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: automobile dealers. we missed the boat and we have dealerships who have gotten these ugly letters saying that even though you are a pil the community, you're in good financial shape, you can sell the cars, you must close. mr. speaker, i stand against it and i believe that as we move

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:32:25 to 0:32:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: forward we must have a car voucher for our automobile dealers who can in fact maintain their independence, can sell cars, whether or not it is by fiat or whether or not it is someone else, chrysler and g.m. ca the bankrupt re-ordering, the re-organization, they cannot come and close hardworking

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:32:47 to 0:32:50( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: automobile dealerships and we as americans and memb congress cannot forget them.

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