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House Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2008 :: 0:33:26 to 0:37:32
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Sander M. Levin

0:28:45 to 0:33:26( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sander M. Levin

Sander M. Levin

0:33:06 to 0:33:26( Edit History Discussion )

Sander M. Levin: of the joint resolution. the clerk: house joint resolution 93, resolution approving the renewal of import restrictions contained in the burmese freedom and democracy act of 2003. the speaker

Wally Herger

0:33:26 to 0:33:37( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: pro temporspe: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from michigan, mr. levin, and the gentleman from california, mr. herger, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman

Wally Herger

0:33:26 to 0:37:32( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Wally Herger

Wally Herger

0:33:37 to 0:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: from michigan. mr. levin: i thank you, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all member s may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without

Wally Herger

0:33:51 to 0:34:07( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: objection, so ordered. mr. levin: madam speaker, i now yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. levin: the bill before us will renew the import

Wally Herger

0:34:07 to 0:34:18( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: ban on products of burma. while there can be concerns about the universal effectiveness of unilateral sanctions, burma clearly presents a unique situation. there is overwhelming evidence

Wally Herger

0:34:18 to 0:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: that burma continues to blatantly disregard human rights and suppress democracy, and it is, therefore, important to continue the import ban for another year. under the military regime that rules

Wally Herger

0:34:33 to 0:34:46( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: burma today, noble lurad awning sang sue chi has been de-- aun sun suu kyi has been detained for the last 18 years without being charged or tried. the government is also detaining almost 2,000

Wally Herger

0:34:46 to 0:35:05( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: other civic activists indefinitely and without charge. the detention of aun sun suu kyi and these other activists would be reason enough to renew the sanctions. unfortunately, there are

Wally Herger

0:35:05 to 0:35:23( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: many more examples of human rights abuses in burma. government security forces killed and injured hundreds of demonstrators during the supression of pro-democracy protests in september.

Wally Herger

0:35:23 to 0:35:35( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: these forces also committed extra judicial killings as well as disappearances, rape, torture in the past year. regime supported organizations have harassed, abused and detained human rights

Wally Herger

0:35:35 to 0:35:51( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: and pro-democracy activists. the government regularly tramples on the burmese people's privacy and their freedom of speech, press, assembly, association, religion and movement. violence

Wally Herger

0:35:51 to 0:36:04( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: and discrimination against women and ethnic minorities. recruitment of child soldiers and trafficking in persons, especially women and girls persists. worker rights remain restricted, and forced

Wally Herger

0:36:04 to 0:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: labor, including that of children, continues to be a problem. the military regime's handling of tropical cyclone nargis this past spring also underscores the poor human rights situation

Wally Herger

0:36:22 to 0:36:35( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: in burma. the regime did little to warm citizens -- warn citizens about the calamitous cyclone. almost 150,000 people are dead or missing. nor did the regime provide adequate assistance to

Wally Herger

0:36:35 to 0:36:58( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: hundreds of thousands who survived the cyclone. while dozens of nations, including our nation responded immediately to the cyclone and attempted to provide humanitarian assistance, the government

Wally Herger

0:36:58 to 0:37:17( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: initially denied them permission to enter the country. it continues to severely limit their ability to provide assistance. as a result, the burmese people unnecessarily suffer. in light of burma's

Wally Herger

0:37:17 to 0:37:32( Edit History Discussion )

Wally Herger: continuing dismal record and the lack of any concrete steps to provide basic human rights to its citizens or to implement basic democratic reforms, i urge my colleagues to extend the ban on

Joseph Crowley

0:37:32 to 0:37:47( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: the import of burrell meeze products for another year. and i also hope -- burmese products for another year. and i also hope that the other european nations will continue to work with the u.s.

Joseph Crowley

0:37:32 to 0:41:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Crowley

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