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House Proceeding on Sep 5th, 2007 :: 0:12:18 to 0:15:09
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to help p bring about a more equitable society. one example, the border security we face. madam speaker, our relationship with our friend and neighbor, mexico, is critically important.

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: cries out with more cooperation and engagement. i want to thank the woodrow center scholars and the mexico institute for facilitating this important dialogue. i know i was better able to picture

Hank Johnson

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Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: the state of democracy in mexico, the shared goals and challenges that confront both of our countries, how we can be better neighbors to one another. so i hope we can continue this important conversation.

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: and build a better future for the united states and for mexico. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman en from arkansas seek recognition? >> to address

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: the house for one minute for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without ho objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you. i rise to recognize a young man who is remembered

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: by his family and community. i rise to remember tyler who was taken from us two weeks ago today in iraq. tyler and 13 of his brothers passed away when the black hawk he was in went down. tyler was

Hank Johnson

0:13:18 to 0:13:32( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: a sniper in the second battalion of the 35th infin triregiment based out of -- ou infin triregiment based out of hawaii. he was described as brave, a great soldier, and perfect gentleman.

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: i attended his funeral this past saturday, the outpouring of love of the people of lincoln is something that i will remember for the rest of my life. my thoughts and prayers are withpr his parents,

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: and his sisters. thanthem for raithsing a man such as tyler, and i thank tyler for his service to a grateful nation. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from g eorgia

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thhank you, madam speaker. for months this democratic congress

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: has tried to change course in iraq, but a stubborn president has made that impossible. in the spring republican leaders said that by september, which is now, we should know if the no president's

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: troop escalation plan is working and if it wasn't, then they would be ready to explore a different course. yesterday the g.a.o. released a report concluding that the iraqi government had fallen

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: short of meeting 11 of the 18 benchmarks that president bush said they would have to meet. the report also found that four other benchmarks had only been partially met. that means the iraqi

Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: government has met only three of 18 benchmarks. let's not forget the main reason that the president gave for the troop escalation earlier this year was to better secure the nation so that the

Albio Sires

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Albio Sires: iraqi government could meet these political objectives. the g.a.o. report concludes that violence remains high, end quote, and political promises have not been kept. madam speaker, i would

Albio Sires

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Speech By: Albio Sires

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