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House Proceeding 06-16-09 on Jun 16th, 2009 :: 0:23:30 to 0:27:50
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:23:27 to 0:23:47( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: michigan, not only for illinois, not only for indiana, but for the entire united states of the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. dreier juncture, i don't have any further requests for time. i would inquire whether he has any further speakers. mr. arcuri: i have an additial

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:23:30 to 0:27:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:23:48 to 0:24:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: speaker. mr. dreier: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: i yield five minutes to the the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: ask to revise

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:24:09 to 0:24:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished gentleman for his leadership and really thoughtful conversation on what is a challenging time for america. i rice to support the rule -- i rise to support the rule and want to express both my support

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:24:32 to 0:24:52( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and concerns for aspects of this legislation. but i will speak to the overall, seeming overall opposition of our good friends of the other side of the aisle. and i would hope that in their deliberation they have given a thoughtful assessment of the analysis of opposition.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:24:53 to 0:25:14( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we are dealing with some very difficult times. i opposed the war in iraq and remain opposed. i do, however, want the opportunity to be able to stand down in order to safely have our soldiers redeployed. i want to see the standing up of the iraqis and resources to

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:25:15 to 0:25:35( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: allow them to proceed in their own defense and to bring our soldiers home as heroes. i also want us to make good on the promise we made to afghanistan. america is good at keeping her promise. her soldiers have never stepped away from promoting the ideals of democracy, liberty and freedom. and the afghan people are in

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:25:36 to 0:25:56( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: need. they need the collaboration of the nato forces and the united states. they also need to have reconstruction and the empowerment of women and the protection of their children. and so, in part of this legislation addresses this question. it is a recognition that many of us oppose the iraq war and are asking as we have been asking

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:25:57 to 0:26:17( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: for so long since the horrific tragedy of 9/11, when we found that those terrorists, horrific terrorists came from the inner parts of afghanistan and we abandoned afghanistan. we did t pay attention to them. and so it is important now to ensure that we do it in the right way.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:26:18 to 0:26:40( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: that we don't maintain an extended force in afghanistan, but we help in a col brative way to fight the terrorists and re-establish institutions that will help them build their society, both with respect to education and social services. so part of this legislation does include that funding.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:26:41 to 0:27:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the eyes are then on pakistan. there is a regional effort. secretary state clinton and the president have appointed ambassador holbrook to be an envoy and he has been in those camps where he has seen 2.5 million people displaced. we must provide them the opportunity to return to a rebuilt region.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:27:03 to 0:27:25( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: these are individuals who have fought for their freedom, who left the area because they did not want to be overtaken by insurgents, the taliban, who want to undermine the system of democracy and yes, terrorists. one man flad with 13 of his children living in a tent. he said his home is occupied by

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:27:26 to 0:27:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: pakistan soldiers and willing to sacrifice and live homeless because he wants freedom. the resource he we now have will allow that to happen. chad and congo, we are providing peace heap keeping dollars and helping the u.n. chad has collapsed because it is

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:27:49 to 0:27:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: near sudan.

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