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House Proceeding on Oct 9th, 2007 :: 0:43:52 to 0:48:14
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Gus Bilirakis

0:42:21 to 0:43:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis

0:43:42 to 0:43:52( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: no further requests for time and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is -- mr. bilirakis: i yield back as well. the speaker pro tempore: in the opinion

Diane E. Watson

0:43:52 to 0:44:03( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative the rule is suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. without objection

Diane E. Watson

0:43:52 to 0:48:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diane E. Watson

Diane E. Watson

0:44:03 to 0:44:12( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the titlis also amended. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. ms. watson: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution h.r. 405 as amnded. the speaker

Diane E. Watson

0:44:12 to 0:44:30( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 405. resolution expressing the strong support of the house of representatives for implementation of

Diane E. Watson

0:44:30 to 0:44:43( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the july 8, 2006, united nations brokered agreement between president of the republic of cyprus and turkish leader relating to the reunification of cyprus. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to

Diane E. Watson

0:44:43 to 0:44:55( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: the rule, ms. watson and the gentleman from florida, mr. bilirakis will each control 20 minutes. ms. watson: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and

Diane E. Watson

0:44:55 to 0:45:10( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. ms. watson: i rise

Diane E. Watson

0:45:10 to 0:45:29( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: in strong support of this resolution and yield myself as much time as i may consume. and let me first thank our colleague from florida, mr. bilirakis, for introducing this important resolution.

Diane E. Watson

0:45:29 to 0:45:45( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: for years the united nations has attempted it to reduce the potential for conflict on cyprus and to heal and reunify that long, divided island. last year under secretary of the united nations, ib are

Diane E. Watson

0:45:45 to 0:46:00( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: a ham made progress toward -- ibraham made progress toward resolving this issue. thanks to his efforts the greek and turkish signed an agreement that sets out principles forming the basis for future

Diane E. Watson

0:46:00 to 0:46:18( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: permanent agreement. these important principles include, first and foremost, recognition that the status quo with a divided island is unacceptable. they also include a commitment to unified

Diane E. Watson

0:46:18 to 0:46:36( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: -- or unification based on a bicommunal federation, a commitment to form intercommunal working groups aimed at acheesking confidence-building measures -- achieved confidence-building measures and a commitment

Diane E. Watson

0:46:36 to 0:46:54( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: to promote a positive atmosphere that would allow negotiations to thrive. all of us hope that the july 8, 2006, agreement between the greeks and theture kirk communities -- the turkish communities

Diane E. Watson

0:46:54 to 0:47:11( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: will prove to be an important step on the road to reunionfication of cyprus as a bicommunal federation. the pace of the progress must accelerate. to date, it has been at best halting. but both

Diane E. Watson

0:47:11 to 0:47:31( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: parties have at least renewed their pledge to work towards a negotiated agreement. u.n. secretary council resolution 1758 expresses full support for the july 8, 2006, agreement and i

Diane E. Watson

0:47:31 to 0:47:46( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: hope the members of this body will reinforce that message by backing this bill and thereby backing the unification of cyprus. the resolution before us, h.r. 405, expresses its support for the immediate

Diane E. Watson

0:47:46 to 0:48:02( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: implementation of the july 8, 2006, agreement and it calls on the administration to support it as well. mr. speaker, the people of cyprus deserve our encouragement and ou r support in their

Diane E. Watson

0:48:02 to 0:48:14( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: efforts to prepare for new talks aimed at reunification and that is exactly what this resolution seeks to do. i strongly support it and i encourage my colleagues to do likewise. mr. speaker,

0:48:14 to 0:48:26( Edit History Discussion )

i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. bilirakis: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. i'd like to thank the

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