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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 0:31:45 to 0:34:25
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Dan Burton

0:31:41 to 0:32:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: family planning. we would argue that abortion is not family planning. it's the killing of an unborn child. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: i yield three minutes to the distinguished gentlema burton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. burton: i thank my colleague for yielding.

Dan Burton

0:31:45 to 0:34:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

0:32:02 to 0:32:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: you know, i think the american pele would like to see us debate the issues that they're very concerned about on this floor, and there are many issues we are not going to be able to debate because of this closed rule. i'd ke to cite a supple of amendments that i would like to talk about that i think many would like to hear debated. one of them was a sense of congress bill or amendment that

Dan Burton

0:32:23 to 0:32:43( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: would expand the economic sanctions against iran. iran is a terrorist state developing nuclear weapons, and a sense of congress resolution saying we should put severe economic standards on them, sanctions on them and get our allies to do it is something we should have been debated in the past because i think the

Dan Burton

0:32:44 to 0:33:04( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: americans are concerned about this terrorist state and they want us to stop their nuclear program and to put pressure on them. another amendment would have prohibited funds from being used to establish diplomatic or commercial ties in or with iran until these changes are made, until they stop their nuclear development program, which threatens the middle east, oil supplies, our energy supplies

Dan Burton

0:33:05 to 0:33:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: and the whole world. and then finally, we had one that dealt with putting pressure on terrorist organizations until they recognized israel's right to exist. i think all of us support israel, and we want to make sure israel's right to exist is guaranteed. so why wouldn't we want to have an amendment on the floor which said that the organizations that are trying to destroy israel

Dan Burton

0:33:28 to 0:33:49( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: should be put under extreme pressure to make sure that they recognize israel's right to exist? and then finally, one of the things that really concern me is the united nations is going to spend almost $900,000 in legal fees for the man who ran the food -- oil for food program, and it was a corrupt program. he was working with saddam

Dan Burton

0:33:50 to 0:34:10( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: hussein. the man has fled the country. he's been charged with bribery and wire fraud, and the u.s. federal and state prosecutors are looking for this guy. and they're using our taxpayer dollars to defend him, to help him with his legal fees. and when i said in this amendment is we shou withhold the amount of money that would

Dan Burton

0:34:11 to 0:34:26( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: go for his legal fees from our commitment to the united nations. and i think the american people would agree with that. so i can't understand why the chairman and the members of the rules committee didn't make these in order. i hope in the future they'll be a little more open minded about th

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