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House Proceeding on Sep 30th, 2009 :: 3:52:00 to 3:55:40
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Howard L. Berman

3:52:00 to 3:55:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard L. Berman

Howard L. Berman

3:52:15 to 3:52:35( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: mr. berman mr. speaker, i yield myself three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. berman: i rise in strong support of the bill, the united states, mr. speaker, has an enormous stake in the security and stability of pakistan. we can't allow al qaeda or any other terrorist group that threatens our national security

Howard L. Berman

3:52:36 to 3:52:56( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: interests to operate with impunity in the tribal regions or any other part of pakistan, nor can we permit the pakistani state and its nuclear arsenal to be taken over by the talib. to help prevent this nightmare scenario, we need to forge a true strategic partnership with pakistan and its people,

Howard L. Berman

3:52:57 to 3:53:17( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: strengthen pakistan's democratic government and work to make pakistan a source of stability in a volatile region. i'm pleased to bring to the floor s. 1707, the enhanced partnership with pakistan act

Howard L. Berman

3:53:39 to 3:54:00( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: assistance to pakistan's public education system with an emphasis on access for women and girls. s. 1707 also provides critical security assistance to help the government of pakistan in its fight against the extremists that threaten the national security of both pakistan and the united states.

Howard L. Berman

3:54:01 to 3:54:22( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: and finally, the compromised text requires that fwing in fiscal assistance may only be provided to pakistan if the president determines that the government of pakistan is continuing to cooperate with the united states in preventing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and has both demonstrated a sustained commitment to combating

Howard L. Berman

3:54:23 to 3:54:43( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: terrorist groups and has significant efforts towards that end. i would like to quote, mr. speaker, from the letter of secretary of defense gates and admiral mullen in reference to this legislation. this is a letter sent last frid. quote, this bill would support

Howard L. Berman

3:54:44 to 3:55:04( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: u.s. national security interests in afghanistan and pakistan. the department of defense bill to final passage by the house and senate as expeditiously as possible. or as secretary clinton said just yesterday, this bill will, quote, be an essential tool in support of our national

Howard L. Berman

3:55:05 to 3:55:26( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: security interests. i want to congratulate senators kerry and lugar for their hard work and determination and thank them for the open and cooperative spirit that they and their staffs showed in crafting this bicameral, bipartisan compromise. i want to thank my good friend from illinois, mr. kirk, and my good friend -- from my own

Howard L. Berman

3:55:27 to 3:55:40( Edit History Discussion )

Howard L. Berman: state of california, mr. royce, for their support in crafting this legislation and supporting the compromise. and i particularly want to thank the ranking member of the committee, ms. ros-lehtine for her contributions and her

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