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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 0:06:50 to 0:08:45
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Nita M. Lowey

0:06:43 to 0:07:04( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: mrs. lowey: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york rise? mrs. lowey: i rise in opposition to the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the gentlewoman from new york is recognized for five minutes. mrs. lowey: o.a.s. is the preeminent multilateral organization in our hemisphere. it helps resolve or minimize

Nita M. Lowey

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Nita M. Lowey

0:07:05 to 0:07:26( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: ma terrorism, narcotics and political conflicts. it also plays an important role in promoting development in central america, supports the election process in places like ecuador, paraguay, haiti and el salvador. while we may not agree with every issue and every member in the o.a.s., it is the key

Nita M. Lowey

0:07:27 to 0:07:47( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: conduit for discussions among all of our hemispheric partners. we have made an international commitment as a member of o.a.s. to pay our dues. cutting our eye assessment payment will create arears and undermine the secretary located here. the o.a.s. is an international organization and the united

Nita M. Lowey

0:07:48 to 0:08:11( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: states has a legal commitment to provide our contribution. the o.a.s. is the organization in the wester hemisphere that has all of the democratically elected members of the region and all of them strived to enhance and secure democratic principles and values as embodied in the interamerican democratic charter which was

Nita M. Lowey

0:08:12 to 0:08:32( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: accepted by all of the members. o.a.s. is the prime defender of human rights in the region. o.a.s. plays a major role in helping the people of haiti as they struggle to establish a sustainable democratic regime, with assistance selections in civil society programs and rule of law. the o.a.s. is one of the world's

Nita M. Lowey

0:08:33 to 0:08:46( Edit History Discussion )

Nita M. Lowey: most recognized election observation forts, sending missions all over latin america and the caribbean. it would be a disastrous sign of our commitment as the main contributor to the o.a. for us to unilaterally cut off funding

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