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House Proceeding on Oct 9th, 2007 :: 0:28:42 to 0:32:23
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1721 as amnded. those in favor say aye. those opposed no,. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed,

Diane E. Watson

0:28:42 to 0:28:57( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and

Diane E. Watson

0:28:42 to 0:32:23( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diane E. Watson

Diane E. Watson

0:28:57 to 0:29:11( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: agree to hess rugs, h.r. 2553 -- h.r. resolution h.r. 2553. the clerk: a bill to amend the state department basic authorities act of 1956 to provide for the establishment panned maintenance

Diane E. Watson

0:29:11 to 0:29:25( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: of existing lie -- establishment of maintenance and existing libraries to provide information about american culture, society, and history and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the

Diane E. Watson

0:29:25 to 0:29:35( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: gentlelady does call the bill up as amended? she does. pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from california, ms. watson, and the gentleman from washington will each control 20 minutes. the chair

Diane E. Watson

0:29:35 to 0:29:52( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: recognizes the gentlewoman from california. ms. watson: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material

Diane E. Watson

0:29:52 to 0:30:11( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. watson: i rise in strong support of this resolution an yield myself as much time as i may consume. first,

Diane E. Watson

0:30:11 to 0:30:26( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: i would like to thank chairman lantos as well as my friend i think acting in place -- acting in place of ranking member ms. ros-lehtinen to help bring the bill to the floor. i'm proud to

Diane E. Watson

0:30:26 to 0:30:43( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: be the author of h.r. 2553, the public diplomacy resource centers act of 2007. this bill is designed to provide our diplomats abroad with additional tools to show the world the best of american

Diane E. Watson

0:30:43 to 0:30:59( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: society. in the 110th congress, the committee on foreign affairs is working to help redeem the status and prestige of the united states -- that the united states has lost around the world in recent

Diane E. Watson

0:30:59 to 0:31:14( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: years. while u.s. foreign policy clearly is a key factor in how we are viewed abroad, other factors are also critical to how the united states is viewed around the world. and in part -- an

Diane E. Watson

0:31:14 to 0:31:29( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: important point of regaining our rightful leadership role is to find more effective ways to let the world know who we are as americans and what we stand for. one of the most effective elements of american

Diane E. Watson

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Diane E. Watson: public policy is the array of libraries and information resources centers around -- resource centers around the globe. the facilities run by our state department provide people in foreign countries

Diane E. Watson

0:31:43 to 0:32:23( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the ability to freely access information about the united states, about their own societies and about science and the arts. for years these resources have been attestment to the principle that

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