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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 1:50:10 to 1:52:20
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Keith Ellison

1:50:07 to 1:50:29( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: worldwide. if you believe there should not be money going to the saudising like i guarantee your constituents do, you have to vote yes on the weiner amendment. if you want to kind of have it both ways, you get to vote but want the money to go, vote no i believe overwhelmingly in a bipartisan way in this house, we have made it clear. i reserve the balance of my

Keith Ellison

1:50:10 to 1:52:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Keith Ellison

1:50:30 to 1:50:50( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: time. the chair: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> i rise in opposition to the amendment. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. ellison: it's important to get the facts out as to what this foreign assistance. is this is simply american to to the saudi joint military training. this is an opportunity for americans around saudis to work

Keith Ellison

1:50:51 to 1:51:11( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: in concert so that we can continue to build a bridge with our historic ally so we can be in a better position to influence saudi society and learn from them what they have to offer. the fact is, is that this particular amendment does not bring america safety, doesn't bring it security, it brings it the opposite.

Keith Ellison

1:51:12 to 1:51:32( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: this new administration, this new congress is about opening a new era of foreign policy a new page of diplomacy, that is smarter, more respectful of other countries, more appreciative of our allies. saudi arabia is one of the most important allies in the middle east. king abdullah is one who proposed the arab peace initiative, endorsed bethe --

Keith Ellison

1:51:33 to 1:51:54( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: by the arab league. president obama expressed support for this initiative in the early days of his presidency. i would go on but i want to yield time to a distinguished member of -- from florida, congressman ander who is here today to offer his views on why this amendment is not good. but be

Keith Ellison

1:51:55 to 1:52:17( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: gentleman, let me say that the 2008 u.s. state department c stated that -- praised saudi arabia in saudi counterterrorism practice, credited saudi cooperation with u.s. counterterrorism efforts as significant and

Keith Ellison

1:52:18 to 1:52:22( Edit History Discussion )

Keith Ellison: characterized saudi anti-terrorism as aggressive,

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