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House Proceeding 07-15-09 on Jul 15th, 2009 :: 2:47:30 to 2:49:35
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Brian Bilbray

2:47:26 to 2:47:46( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: why i think it very, very important that we continue to hold up ourradition of supporting our global leadership in trade and continue to do that i'm happy to further yield to my friend. mr. bilbray: colombia's a good example. somebody who was brave enough to take on the drug cartels, was brave enough to take on the extreme leftists in their con nent and brave enough to be an

Brian Bilbray

2:47:30 to 2:49:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brian Bilbray

Brian Bilbray

2:47:47 to 2:48:07( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: american ally and for to us stiff arm them and basically punish them, it appears, for being a friend. who in the world will want to risk themselves of being an ally of the united states if this is the example we're setting? and moving on from colombia, panama is really a time-sensitive issue. mr. speaker, while we sit here

Brian Bilbray

2:48:08 to 2:48:29( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: today, panama is moving forward with an aggressive program to rebuild the panama canal, one of the greatest, if not the largest capital expenditure that latin america has seen in our age. we are sitting on the sidelines while panama's moving and looking to build this new project. and you can imagine at the turn of the last century if america

Brian Bilbray

2:48:30 to 2:48:50( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: had sat back and allowed other countries to be able to take advantage of the economic opportunities, if teddy roosevelt had ignored the challenge of panama and central america, where we would be today and how history would be different? today the pan mainians are building the canal, they want to buy caterpillar equipment, they want to buy john deere tractors,

Brian Bilbray

2:48:51 to 2:49:11( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: they want to see companies come down there, they want to create american jobs because they want to have a prosperity zone down there working with us to build a new canal. . while they are moving forward we are stiff arming them and doesn't have the political bravery to do the right thing

Brian Bilbray

2:49:12 to 2:49:34( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: and allow a vote on a proposal that they were brave enough to move forward to. anyone here who is listening and looking at those factories that could be buying tractors, bulldozers, equipment, could be getting the canal, just remember it's your political process here washington that's freezing it out, giving china, giving people from iran, giving the rest of

Brian Bilbray

2:49:35 to 2:49:36( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: the world the leg up to get jobs

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