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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 1:29:35 to 1:31:05
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Doc Hastings

1:29:32 to 1:29:52( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: september 29, 2009, in american samoa, the independent ate of samoa and the kingdom of tonga. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from washington, mr. hastings. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume.

Doc Hastings

1:29:35 to 1:31:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Doc Hastings

1:29:53 to 1:30:13( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, as my friend from american samoa said, a terrible tragedy occurred on september 29, 2009, in the south pacific. american samoa and samoa were struck by separate tsunami waves which devastated numerous communities on each of the islands . we offer our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the many victims in the region.

Doc Hastings

1:30:14 to 1:30:36( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: he outreach of support and humanitarian efforts to assist each of the islands in their recovery efforts has to be commended. federal agencies, military relief organizations and private citizens have all reached out to assist these island nations. these islands face months, if not years, of recovery action. they will depend on congress

Doc Hastings

1:30:37 to 1:30:58( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: and the continued efrts of the federal government relief organizations, and private citizens to recover. i urge all of us to be steadfast in our support for samoa and samoa and assist them to recover from this terrible event. finally, i'd like to commend and extend my best wishes to

Doc Hastings

1:30:59 to 1:31:06( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: our friend and colleague, eni faleomavaega, who has worked tirelessly on behalf of his constituents to meet the needs

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