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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 1:22:45 to 1:29:30
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:22:45 to 1:23:05( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: earthquakes and tsunamis that occurred on september 29, 2009, in ame the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to gentleman from american samoa, mr. faleomavaega, and the gentleman from washington, mr. hastings, each will control 2 minutes. the chair gentleman from american samoa. mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker,

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:22:45 to 1:29:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:23:06 to 1:23:28( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of this resolution mourning the loss of life earthquake and tsunami that occurred on september 29, 2009

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:23:29 to 1:23:49( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: in american samoa and the independent state of samoa in the kingdom of tonga. i yield myself such time as i may consume. on september 29, 2009, the powerful earthquake which registered 8.3 on the richter scale and is recognized as the world's largest earthquake of

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:23:50 to 1:24:10( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: 2009 struck below the ocean at about 140 miles southwest of pongo pongo and 125 miles south of the state of samoa. creating a massive tsunami or tidelal wave that crashed into state of samoa, and the kingdom of tonga sweeping cars and people out to sea and survivors

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:24:11 to 1:24:32( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: fled to high ground. the tsunami waves that reached up to feet in height and penetrated one mile inland caused death and destruction on a nearly unprecedented scale. te human cost of this disaster transskends mere statistics. as a result a deeply personal tragedies for numerous families and communities in the region

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:24:33 to 1:24:57( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: and throughout the world. the u.s. territory of american samoa, children running for home unknowingly ran into the directioof the tsunami.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:24:58 to 1:25:20( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: villages, pongo pongo, american samoa and others were devastated by the disaster. villages were also wiped out in the independent state of samoa. in response to this tragedy president obama speedily deployed the tools necessary for the full and swiftnd aggressive response to the fema. secretary of state hillary clinton also offered her full

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:25:21 to 1:25:41( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: support and authorized the emergency supplies to the independent state of samoa. speaker of the house nanc pelosi issued a special statement on behalf of the entire congress promising to quickly address the needs of american samoa and the americans who live there. senate majority leader harry reid, house majority leader

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:25:42 to 1:26:02( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: steny hoyer, chairman of the senate committee on foreig relations, chairman howard berman, chairman nick rahall of the house committee on natural resources, as well as many other members of congress offered expressions of support in these trying times. i especially want to thank my colleague and dear friend, congresswoman laura richardson,

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:26:03 to 1:26:24( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: for her working side by side with my office in support of our samoan communities living in her district and in samoa as well as american samoa. congresswoman richardson has stood by us every step of the way and has earned her rightful place in our hearts for leaving no stone unturned in relief efforts. i also want to thank our samoan

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:26:25 to 1:26:46( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: communities and washington, utah, and california who collected critical supplies that will now be surface transportation to samoa and hopefully also to american samoa. i want to also thank the

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:26:47 to 1:27:08( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: reverends and the high chief who have been instrumental in gathering emergency supplies for our families abroad. with so many peoplen need of basic supplies, words cannot express our grateful -- how grateful i am to all our fellow americans and friends around the world who have responded to this disaster and call assista

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:27:09 to 1:27:31( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: and heartfelt outpouring of aid. more than 300 responders from the federal emergency management agency, the american red cross, the department of health and human services, and other federal agencies are on the ground in american samoa coordinating relief and recovery operations.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:27:32 to 1:27:53( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: organizations including the hanw group, save the children, abat that time for humanity, latter-day saints, catholic chari american jewish joint distribution committee, even the polynesian professional football players with the national football league and

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:27:54 to 1:28:14( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: the coalition of various organizations like the office of samoan affairs and many others that are providing assistance. . dd provided critical strengths for

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:28:15 to 1:28:35( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: it of the life-saving and life-sustaining supplies and equipment to meet the immediate needs of the survivors. on behalf of the people of american samoa, i express my gratitude for all those who have stood by us when we have eed you most. i also join with the governor

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:28:36 to 1:28:59( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: and the first lady of american samoa in conveying my deepest condolences to the families and to his highness and the prime minister of samoa and as well

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:29:00 to 1:29:20( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: as to his majesty and the prime minister. as we begin the long and difficult process of rebuilding, we thank god for the prayers you have offered on our behalf and express appreciation to all persons and relief organizations who continue to alleviate our suffering. in memory of those who are no longer with us, i urge my

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

1:29:21 to 1:29:31( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: colleagues to support passage of house resolution 816, mourning the loss of life caused by the earthquakes and tsunamis that occurred on

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