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House Proceeding on Sep 5th, 2007 :: 1:50:35 to 1:54:52
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:45:29 to 1:50:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

1:50:22 to 1:50:35( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: japan is not just -- not only just the backbone of the relationship between our two great nations, but it is the bedrock of peace and security throughout the asia pacific region. upon this foundation,

Brian Baird

1:50:35 to 1:50:44( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: we continue to work together to advance our shared advantages. we promote open markets, open societies and open and transparent governments in asia and around the world. japan's economic success

Brian Baird

1:50:35 to 1:54:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brian Baird

Brian Baird

1:50:44 to 1:50:54( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: is a beacon and example to the entire planet, now being the second most powerful economy in the world. we also tackle some of the most difficult challenges of our time, working together

Brian Baird

1:50:54 to 1:51:05( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: in the six-party talks to denuclearize south korea. japan is a reliable an generous friend, quick to assist the united states in time of need. japan has provided important logistical support

Brian Baird

1:51:05 to 1:51:13( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: for the war in iraq and is in the front lines on the international efforts to combat terrorism by providing support to operations in afghanistan. as strong as our relationship is now, we look

Brian Baird

1:51:13 to 1:51:25( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: forward to an even stronger partnership in the future. our two countries have brought together by shared interests and shared values and we are bound together by mutual respect and friendship.

Brian Baird

1:51:25 to 1:51:36( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: this resolution celebrates this friendship by recognizing the strong security alliance between japan and the united states as well as japan's critical role in enhancing stability in the

Brian Baird

1:51:36 to 1:51:49( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: asia pacific renal. today the house reaffirms that we value highly our alliance with the great nation of japan and believe its partnership will continue indefinitely into the future. madam

Brian Baird

1:51:49 to 1:52:02( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: speaker, i strongly support this resolution and urge my colleagues to support it as well. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman

Brian Baird

1:52:02 to 1:52:15( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: from florida is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you. i'd

Brian Baird

1:52:15 to 1:52:26( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: like to first rise in support of house rezz 508 introduced by my -- house resolution 508, introduced by my good friend from new jersey, mr. saxon. i want to congratulate him for bringing

Brian Baird

1:52:26 to 1:52:38( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: this forward today because the security objectives in the asia pacific region could not be achieved without the staunch support of our friends and allies in tokyo. the united states-japan alliance

Brian Baird

1:52:38 to 1:52:50( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: is, as this resolution recognizes, the cornerstone of regional stability and prperity. when pyongyang tested a nuclear weapon last fall, we relied heavily on our good friend, japan, which

Brian Baird

1:52:50 to 1:53:02( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: was then serving as president of the u.n. security council. together we achieved passage of security council resolution 1718, condemning north korea's reckless action and imposing a series

Brian Baird

1:53:02 to 1:53:16( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: of sanctions. we mist continue to work with -- we must continue to work with tokyo to resolve the north korean nuclear crisis in order to ensure regional peace and ability. japan has also

Brian Baird

1:53:16 to 1:53:25( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: been an irreplaceable partner in support of our efforts to fight global terrorism. also in the year 2002, tokyo graciously offered to host the international conference on reconstruction assistance

Brian Baird

1:53:25 to 1:53:34( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: to afghanistan following the ouster of the taliban regime. we're also very grateful to japan's maritime self-defense forces for continuing to provide logistical support in the indian ocean

Brian Baird

1:53:34 to 1:53:44( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: to coalition efforts waging the international war on terrorism. most recently, the japanese diet approved a two-year extension of the special measures law in iraq, which provides continued

Brian Baird

1:53:44 to 1:53:53( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: funding for the reconstruction of a peaceful and stable iraq. it was also recently reported that three japanese banks have stopped engaging in any new business with iran, and that japanese

Brian Baird

1:53:53 to 1:54:06( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: financial institutions are restricting loans and rejecting an iranian request to pay for oil imports in currencies other than dollars. we're proud of the u.s.-japan alliance, and deeply grateful

Brian Baird

1:54:06 to 1:54:21( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: for the friendship of the people of japan. i am proud to be a co-sponsor of this resolution, madam speaker, which is of vital importance to the security of both the united states and japan. and with

Brian Baird

1:54:21 to 1:54:39( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: that, madam speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from american samoa. mr. faleomavaega: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro

Brian Baird

1:54:39 to 1:54:52( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: tempore: the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: i'd like to yield such time as he may consume to the author of this resolution, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. saxon. the speaker

1:54:52 to 1:55:07( Edit History Discussion )

pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. saxon: let me mr. saxton: let me thank mr. lantos as well as ms. ros-lehtinen and hers. let me acknowledge the great support of my friend, eni

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