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House Proceeding on Sep 9th, 2009 :: 3:31:00 to 3:35:40
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:30:56 to 3:31:16( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: mr. speaker, none of us will forget what happened eight years ago. we will always rember the victims of 9/11 and the loved ones who survived them. we will always hon responders who lost their lives that day and those in uniform at home and abroad who risk their lives today and every day to defend america.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:31:00 to 3:35:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:31:17 to 3:31:37( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: we will continue to promote our founding principles of freedom and aqult and ensure that the lives lost in pursuit of our ideals are never forgotten. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:31:38 to 3:31:58( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: mr. speaker, it has been eight years since our country and the entire world stopped and looked on helplessly as the slaughter of innocence at the hands of al qaeda unfolded before our eyes. although we watched in safety,

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:31:59 to 3:32:20( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: our fears and warning forced to fight for our lives. it is a true miracle that so many escaped destruction, but we will forever mourn the thousands who perished on that terrible day. our sorrow, however deep, cannot match those -- cannot match

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:32:21 to 3:32:41( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: those whose loved ones were taken away on 9/11. we will always share a part of it. the passage of yea has not smoothed the deep impressions that we will bear for the rest of our lives. but as americans, it is not in our nature to resign ourselves to helplessness, even when

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:32:42 to 3:33:02( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: facing seemingly impossible chal instead, we rally and focus our minds and efforts on meeting and overcoming the threats that we face. we have always done so and we have always won. if there's anything useful that we can take away from this tragedy, it is the unmistakeable

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:33:03 to 3:33:23( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: warning we have been given of the unseen dangers that we face in this new century. from that, a clarity of vision and a new understanding of the world has emerged. have come to know our enemies. we have learned that their hatred of us, success and

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:33:24 to 3:33:44( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: freedom is too deep to be changed by concessions and appeals to reason. we now grasp the magnitude of the threat and it is a global one. other countries have come under attack and so can no longer deceive themselves that once again this is a men ace for the united states to handle alone

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:33:45 to 3:34:05( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: while they stand safely on the sidelines. we have uncovered their hiding places in caves, in villages, in in back alies, in nations far away, as well as right here in our own homeland. but it would be a mistake if our successes lead us to believe

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:34:06 to 3:34:26( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: that the danger has passed. we have seen destruction descend from clear and sunny skies and know that it can happen again. to hope that our enemies will abandon their mission, to our watch is to invite destruction. president lincoln said that those who are responsible for our nation's course, which

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:34:27 to 3:34:49( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: includes the members of this body, cannot escape history. we have a responsibility to do all in our power to ensure that our country is secure and that america's promise for the worl that generations have labored and fought for and died to protect remain whole and unbounded.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:34:50 to 3:35:10( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: how we meet this reality will repeatedly test our national character. we are right to remember and mourn those men, women and children who died on that day so sharply eached in our minds that it seems like yesterday. but this tragedy must be of our duty to our beloved

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:35:11 to 3:35:31( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: country and to our fellow citizens. and what it is to be an american. as long as we draw breath, we will rember those who asking nothing other than to live their lives in peace were brutally murdered by men without conscience or mercy.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

3:35:32 to 3:35:40( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: let those who remain be steadfast, be courageous and live lives worthy of their great

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