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House Proceeding 10-02-07 on Oct 2nd, 2007 :: 2:35:58 to 2:39:20
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Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

2:29:29 to 2:35:58( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson

2:35:44 to 2:35:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jesse L. Jr.Jackson: to mr. blunt, the original co-sponsor of this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri is recognized. mr. blunt: i thank mr. poe for gt work he has done on this resolution

Roy Blunt

2:35:58 to 2:36:16( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: and being allowed to speak for a few minutes. on august 7, 1998, al qaeda launched a devastating and coordinated attack on american people r esiding in foreign countries, b ut on american soianl,

Roy Blunt

2:35:58 to 2:39:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt

2:36:16 to 2:36:31( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: because they were at our embassies. on that day, 12 americans and 2 hundred people of kenya were killed in nairobi and anotherd 11 lives were t aken at the former capital of tan zania. though

Roy Blunt

2:36:31 to 2:36:42( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: other indications existed, these bombings represented the clearest signs to date that osama bin laden had declared war on our country and its people. it was a declaration that fell largely on deaf

Roy Blunt

2:36:42 to 2:36:55( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: ears as mr. jackson has pointed out, and has been acknowledged by our government. had we been paying closer attention to that declaration, it's possible we could have been more prepared for

Roy Blunt

2:36:55 to 2:37:11( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: the terrible attacks that day and those attacks that came just three years later. the legislation before us today speaks to an issue i have been workin g on since 2002 when at the time

Roy Blunt

2:37:11 to 2:37:26( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: i introduced and the house passed the embassy victims compensation act. at that time, my good friend, maxine waters was my co-sponsor and active advocate in dealing with this issue and the house

Roy Blunt

2:37:26 to 2:37:37( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: dealt with this issue now six years ago or now five yearse ago. it was our first effort at that time to recognize the profound sacrifices made by those americans that have been t mentioned

Roy Blunt

2:37:37 to 2:37:51( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: here today and it's just as importantly that their families made and continue to make. today, we take a step completing the work this house started five years ago. the family of those who lost

Roy Blunt

2:37:51 to 2:38:04( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: so much at the hands of al qaeda deserve this bill. and i'm proud to have been d involved in it. i would like to thank congressman jackson, who has helped make this lpbill happen this year. he

Roy Blunt

2:38:04 to 2:38:19( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: took up the mantle of the hard work that needed to be done. he was tireless in insisting that our nation deal with this de issue and deal with it now. along with jessie jackson, i would

Roy Blunt

2:38:19 to 2:38:30( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: like to recognize the incredible and patient work of edith bartly who lost her father and brother. for almost a decade now she has worked to point out the sacrifices made by our state department

Roy Blunt

2:38:30 to 2:38:43( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: personnel arts well as some of the shortcomings of that agency's treatment of her family and others both before and after the attacks. obviously, nothing we do today can replace those who were lost

Roy Blunt

2:38:43 to 2:38:54( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: nearly a decade ago. but i'm hopeful that this effort, if nothing else, will demonstrate that we have not forgotten those who have died in this horrific attack and never forget the enduring lessons

Roy Blunt

2:38:54 to 2:39:07( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: we ha learned from it. i yield back. yi the speaker pro tempore: gentleman yields back. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. payne: i yield to the gentlelady from the 35th district, chairperson

Roy Blunt

2:39:07 to 2:39:20( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: of the financial services subcommittee on housing and community opportunity, congresswoman maxine waters. the speaker pro tempore: gentlewoman from california is recognized. ms. waters: thank

Maxine Waters

2:39:20 to 2:39:31( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: you very m: uch for yielding the time to me, e congressman payne. i rushed from my last appointment to be here, because this is a day that we have waited for far too long and i certainly appreciate

Maxine Waters

2:39:20 to 2:42:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Maxine Waters

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