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House Proceeding 06-15-09 on Jun 15th, 2009 :: 0:36:05 to 0:40:00
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Gus Bilirakis

0:36:02 to 0:36:23( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: consistency and mutual solidarity between our two tions. with that, mr. speaker, i ask my colleagues to support this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. bilirakis: thank you, mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume.

Gus Bilirakis

0:36:05 to 0:40:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis

0:36:24 to 0:36:47( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: i rise in strong support of this resolution. friend and homeland security ranking member, peter king, to show solidarity with our south korean allies and their -- in their hour of need. its consideration is now timely. it's time to coinside with tomorrow's washington summit meeting with the president of the republic of korea.

Gus Bilirakis

0:36:48 to 0:37:08( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: north korea is fast becoming a foreign policy crisis spiraling out of control. in april, there was a long-range missile launch. in may, there was another underground nuclear test. only a week ago, a pyongyang kangaroo court took the provocative, morally responsible -- irreprehensible

Gus Bilirakis

0:37:09 to 0:37:29( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: act of sentencing captured american journalists laura ling and luna lee to 12 years in a labor catch. north korea also continues to hold a south korean citizen as a hostage. our thoughts and prayers are with tho captives and their

Gus Bilirakis

0:37:30 to 0:37:51( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: family. the united nations security council has finally passed a resolution with some teeth. unfortunately, the u.n. resolution 1718 passed in 2006 after pyongyang's first nuclear test was ignored when north korea returned to the negotiating table. north korea's response to this

Gus Bilirakis

0:37:52 to 0:38:12( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: latest u.n. resolution has been more bluster and brinkmanship. the north korean's reveal to no one's surprise that they have maintained a highly enriched uranium program all along in addition to their plutonium program. they now threaten the world with more bombs and possible nuclear war.

Gus Bilirakis

0:38:13 to 0:38:33( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: earlier this month, kim jong il sent a patrol boat io south korea waters to back up his threatmade against our south korean ally. some are now convinced that there will be a future military confrontation along d.m.z., or in the yellow sea.

Gus Bilirakis

0:38:34 to 0:38:54( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: and today 28,500 u.s. military personnel still stand guard in south korea, a country often called the last frontier of the cold war. the de leader's obviously testing the medal of this president and this congress. kim jong il has responded to the outstretched hand of president obama's inaugural

Gus Bilirakis

0:38:55 to 0:39:15( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: address with missiles, nuclear bombs, the seizure of american citizens and a threat of war. he is preparing to launch yet another long-range missile, one that could reportedly reach the united states, and is likely to conduct yet another underground nuclear test. i say enough i enough. now is the time for the

Gus Bilirakis

0:39:16 to 0:39:36( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: consequences which are current north korean special enjoy, steven bosworth, promised after the april 5 missile launch. last week secretary clinton raised the relisting of nth korea as a state sponsor of terrorism as one possible consequence. but a few days later the house rules committee refused to

Gus Bilirakis

0:39:37 to 0:39:57( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: allow consideration of an amendment to the foreign relations authorization act offered by my good friend and ranking member, representative ros-lehtinen, which would have it is unfortunate that secretary clinton would consider this but not the house leadership. the time for hesitancy is over,

Gus Bilirakis

0:39:58 to 0:40:00( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: mr. speaker. america needs to respond to

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