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House Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2008 :: 0:37:32 to 0:41:41
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Wally Herger

0:33:26 to 0:37:32( Edit History Discussion )
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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

Joseph Crowley

0:37:47 to 0:38:01( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: to increase pressure on the burmese regime. this week's meetings in singh pour offer the opportunity -- in singapore offer the opportunity to do so. i would also like to submit the following

Joseph Crowley

0:38:01 to 0:38:18( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: letters for the th record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. levin: madam speaker, i now reserve the balance of my time. the spea ker pro tempore: the or gentleman from michigan reserves

Joseph Crowley

0:38:18 to 0:38:31( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. herger: yes. madam speaker, i ridase in support of h.j. resolution 93 to extent import sanctions against burma for another year. conditions

Joseph Crowley

0:38:31 to 0:38:46( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: are getting worse, not better, in burma. this past year has been particularly bad on all fronts. the u.n. general assembly expressed grave concern with the ongoing systematic violations of human

Joseph Crowley

0:38:46 to 0:38:58( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: rights and fundamental freedoms in burma. in response to peaceful civic protests in august and september of 2007, the regime killed 30 people, according to u.n. estimates. other sources reported

Joseph Crowley

0:38:58 to 0:39:09( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: hundreds of deaths, harassments, beatings and other violent attacks on demonstrators were routine. the u.n. human rights council strongly deplored these mindless acts, and the u.n. security council,

Joseph Crowley

0:39:09 to 0:39:25( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: which includes china, unanimously condemned them as well. the neighbors proclaimed their revulsion. as for promoting democracy, burma went in the wrong direction, ignoring requests of the u.n.

Joseph Crowley

0:39:25 to 0:39:41( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: special advisor to release opposition political prisoners. the regime imposed on its people a smoke in mirror's democratic process, criminalizing criticism of its sham constitution and forcing

Joseph Crowley

0:39:41 to 0:40:02( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: an unfair referendum on communities devastated by the cyclone. this is not the scorecard of a country for which we should lift sanctions. i must say, however, that i seriously question the

Joseph Crowley

0:40:02 to 0:40:13( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: usefulness of unilateral action. our burma import sanctions have been in place for five years. during that time the repressive ruling regime has shown no progress toward democracy and respect

Joseph Crowley

0:40:13 to 0:40:26( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: for human rights. that said, in light of the events of the past year, i believe that we have no choice but to continue these sanctions. not only to remind burma's leaders that their actions

Joseph Crowley

0:40:26 to 0:40:39( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: are inexcuseable, but also to the commune -- to communicate to the impoverished burmese people that we have not abandoned their cause. while i am a mini skeptic when it comes to import

Joseph Crowley

0:40:39 to 0:40:57( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: sanctions, the burma sanctions are structured to epitomize their effectiveness. they require the administration to report annually on weather o conditions in burma are -- on - whether conditions

Joseph Crowley

0:40:57 to 0:41:14( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: in burma are improving, and whether economic and foreign policy interests are being served. the president may waive the sanctions in the national interest. finally, they are notth self-executing.

Joseph Crowley

0:41:14 to 0:41:26( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: the sanctions will sunset next july unless congress votes to extend them. most importantly, our sanctions, which this tichamber voted last week to strengthen even further, are driving other

Joseph Crowley

0:41:26 to 0:41:41( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: countries to take a tougher stance. this past year, canada imposed new export, import and investment restrictions on burma. australia instituted new financial measures. and the e.u. sharpened its

Ellen O. Tauscher

0:41:41 to 0:41:59( Edit History Discussion )

Ellen O. Tauscher: import sanctions, targeting burma's profitable extractive industries. we still need to see much more from china, the asian nations and india for us to force change in burma. the action must be

Ellen O. Tauscher

0:41:41 to 0:43:07( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ellen O. Tauscher

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