Metavid

Video archive of the US Congress

House Proceeding 06-15-09 on Jun 15th, 2009 :: 0:22:55 to 0:27:45
Total video length: 3 hours 29 minutes Stream Tools: Stream Overview | Edit Time

Note: MetaVid video transcripts may contain inaccuracies, help us build a more perfect archive

Download OptionsEmbed Video

Views:203 Duration: 0:04:50 Discussion

Previous speech: Next speech:

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:22:52 to 0:23:13( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: passage of this resolution. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from american samoa. mr. faleomavaega: how much time do we have left? the speaker pro tempore: 18 1/2 minutes. mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, at this time i yield all the time he may want to consume, my good friend and colleague and

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:22:55 to 0:27:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bill Jr.Pascrell

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:23:14 to 0:23:35( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: author of this legislation, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pascrell. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jerse recognized. mr. pascrell: thank you, mr. chairman. thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, just a short while ago i returned from afghanistan. the fifth largest contingency in nato is from italy. we have many reminders through

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:23:36 to 0:23:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: history and specifically now of what our relationship is between the united states and italy. so we rise to support this resolution. resolution 430, expressing our deepest sympathies to the citizens of italy. this earthquake was devastating,

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:24:00 to 0:24:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: mr. speaker, in ruined a large part of the abruzzo part of italy. the magnitude of this earthquake is understood by many americans. the university town of laquila along with 26 other surrounding cities, towns, and villages

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:24:22 to 0:24:42( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: suffered massive destruction. you already have heard of how many people were killed. 15,000 buildings destroyed. they were historic, cultural landmarks. 70,000 people were displaced. so we extendur deepest

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:24:43 to 0:25:04( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: sympathies homes and churches can be rebuilt but we can never replace loved ones. despite the aftershocks that continue to devastate the region r days after, rescue workers demonstrated true heroism by pulling over 100 survivors from the wreckage.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:25:05 to 0:25:28( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: their efforts along with those of humanitarian aid organizations around the clobe who continue t work tirelessly to return people to their homes and rebuild the region deserve commendation. after traveling to italy earlier this year, i could attest to the resiliency and strength of the italian people.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:25:29 to 0:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: i remind us again of the 2,350 troops that fight alongside our brave men and women in afghanistan. it is trying times like these that allow us to recognize the deep and binding ties between our nations, united states of america and italy. this tragedy only brings our two nations closer togetr.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:25:51 to 0:26:12( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: i want to thank -- i would like to take this opportunityo sincerely thank the many organizations in the united states, including the national italian american foundation, working to raise funds to aid the rebuilding efforts in abruzzo. the italian american community's support and solidarity with the

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:26:13 to 0:26:35( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: nation of italy has only increased in the aftermath of this natural disaster. i also want to commend the italian ambassador for his leadership and commitment to the italian american community. i urge my colleagues to join me in passing this resolution to offer our sincere condolences to

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:26:36 to 0:26:56( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: the nation of italy, for its tremendous loss, as well as pledge our continued support to the italian government. will i do so also this afternoon when i greet the president. the g-8 summit is being held july 8, 9, and 10 and that has been moved to the abruzzo region

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:26:57 to 0:27:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: to redirect funding to that region to help with the general reconstruction. canada, france, germany, japan, russia, united kingdom, united states of course, and our president, president obama, will be there with our italian friends. i urge the passage of this legislation. i want to tnk the chairman and speaker. i want to thank the ranking

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:27:19 to 0:27:39( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: member for all of your courtesies. this is truly something we need to get involved in to commend american organizations for reaching out to our brothers and sisters in italy. with that i yield back. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. er the gentleman from florida. mr. bilirakis: i yield back the balance of my time. i have already yielded back.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:27:40 to 0:27:45( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: i'll do it again. than the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from american samoa.

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid