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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 1:46:55 to 1:50:05
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Anthony D. Weiner

1:46:35 to 1:46:56( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: assistance to saudi arabia unless the president certifies saudi arabia is cooperating with efforts to combat internat the chair: the clerk will suspend. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> i have an amendment made in order by the rule. chip clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: part b, amendment number 1, offered by mr. weiner

Anthony D. Weiner

1:46:55 to 1:50:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Anthony D. Weiner

Anthony D. Weiner

1:46:57 to 1:47:17( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: of no. the chair: the gentleman from new york, mr. weiner and a member opposed will each control five minutes. mr. weiner: i thank the chair and i thank the body for its patience allowing me to run over to offer my amendment. he -- let me begin with a noncontroversial statement. the american people thabbed

Anthony D. Weiner

1:47:18 to 1:47:39( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: body of their representatives believe there is should be no money or taxpayer dollars going from the people of the united states of america to the kingdom of saudi arabia. i can say that with some confidence because in fiscal year 2007, 312 members said so. in fiscal year 2006, 293 members said system of i can say that with some certitude

Anthony D. Weiner

1:47:40 to 1:48:00( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: because the bill we have before us says that no money in this bill will go to the kingdom of saudi arabia. yet despite the fact that we in this house keep expressing that sentiment loudly and clearly, for reason this is a would be mysterious any place else but washington, money continues to flow. that has to stop. the reason it happens, by the

Anthony D. Weiner

1:48:01 to 1:48:21( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: way, is because we always feel the sense that we have to include language in the bill, offering an exemption, a loophole you can drive a truck through that says unless the president says so. well, i have news for you, my colleagues. democrat and republican alike, presidents seem to develop a love affair with the notion of saudi arabia based on what they

Anthony D. Weiner

1:48:22 to 1:48:43( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: say. they say they want to be friends to the united states. they say they want to be a fulcrum against terrorism. they say they want to be a moderate force in the middle east, and yet, year after year we see evidence that they do the opposite. we know this, for example, by reading human rights reports over the last several years, that see more and more stores

Anthony D. Weiner

1:48:44 to 1:49:04( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: like the one of a 75-year-old woman being sentenced to be lashed nearly to death for having the audacity of being in the home otw we know based on research done this week by my office that they continue to teach hate in their textbooks now. things like, things that teach ninth graders to say things

Anthony D. Weiner

1:49:05 to 1:49:25( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: like, the hour of judgment will not come until the muslims fight the jews and kill them. if there is a jew behind me, come kill him. this is what ninth graders are being taught. we know, for example that all -- that 15 of the 19 homicide bombers that attack mid-city on september 11 were saudis and we also know, based on evidence

Anthony D. Weiner

1:49:26 to 1:49:46( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: that came out in the lawsuit against the saudi government that that was -- that these were agents that were not acting in -- apart from the saudi government but in many cases were intertwined my amendment does something simple. it takes the very good work of the chair of the subcommittee that says no money and takes out the loophole because to be

Anthony D. Weiner

1:49:47 to 1:50:06( Edit History Discussion )

Anthony D. Weiner: honest, even if the administration certifies something, i can tell you already that the united states department of international control strategy said in february of this year that the saudis were responsible for laundering money that continues in their words to be a significant jurisdictional source for terrorism, finance -- for terrorism financing

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