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House Proceeding 06-15-09 on Jun 15th, 2009 :: 0:20:45 to 0:22:50
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Gus Bilirakis

0:20:41 to 0:21:01( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: colleagues to do likewise. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. billie khakis: thank -- mr. bilirakis: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise today in support of this resolution which expresses our condolences and sympathy for the people of italy following the terrible loss of life which

Gus Bilirakis

0:20:45 to 0:22:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis

0:21:02 to 0:21:22( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: occurred in the central abruzzo region last apr which was struck by powerful earthquake. traged the 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck in the early morning of april over 250 peoe. tens of thousands more were left homeless.

Gus Bilirakis

0:21:23 to 0:21:44( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: as their family properties were destroyed. over 15,000 buildings, rich in culture and history, were obliterated in just moments by the powerful shocks. i note that despite the danger from thetrong aftershocks after the earthquake, heroic italian rescue workers nevertheless entered the unstable buildings at risk to

Gus Bilirakis

0:21:45 to 0:22:06( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: themselves and pulled over hundreds of survivors to safety. mr. speaker, when we think of italy, our first thoughts are of the beauty, the history, the culture, and especially the warmth and kindness of its people. as a nation, america also has a tremendous affinity for since our country has been

Gus Bilirakis

0:22:07 to 0:22:27( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: greatly enriched by those italian immigrants who came to our shores, became a part of our american nation, and contributed so much to our culture and economic prosperity. and so in the wake of that immense disaster, americans mourned in sympathy with the people of italy over their tremendous loss and committed to

Gus Bilirakis

0:22:28 to 0:22:48( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: stand with them as they work to rebuild and recover. i'm pleased to support this resolution which expresses our deepest condolences to the italian people and notes that with the support of american citizens, humanitarian organizations are continuing to provide assistance in the rebuilding of those cities that were affected by the earthake.

Gus Bilirakis

0:22:49 to 0:22:51( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: i urge my colleagues to support

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