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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 2:00:00 to 2:01:50
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Mazie Hirono

1:59:57 to 2:00:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: efforts to assist the injured, to locate the missing. i urge my colleagues to support with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. mr. faleomavaega: at this time i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentlelady from hawaii.

Mazie Hirono

2:00:00 to 2:01:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mazie Hirono

Mazie Hirono

2:00:18 to 2:00:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: ms. hirono: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of h.res. 810. dan burton for his work on this resolution. in february, 2008, i visited indonesia as a member of the house democracy partnership. while our focus was with meetings of representatives, we

Mazie Hirono

2:00:39 to 2:01:01( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: made a point to visit the island of sumatra. as you may recall, in december, 2004, temperatures the closest major city to the -- it was the closest major city to the center of an earthquake which struck shortly after a tsunami. the awesome power of the tsunami

Mazie Hirono

2:01:02 to 2:01:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: was brought home to us as leaders showed us how the whole area had literally been leveled and ships from port were swept inland by the water's force and of course the human tragedy was incalculable. children became orphans instantly. mothers, fathers, families re devastated. the recovery efforts in which

Mazie Hirono

2:01:23 to 2:01:43( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: the united states played a major role were extraordinary. what i was most impressed with, however, warks the remarkable resiliency and spirit of the people there. it is that same resiliency that i'm sure will rise again out of the tragedies of the earthquakes and after shocks of september, 2009.

Mazie Hirono

2:01:44 to 2:01:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: my thoughts are with those who were lost, their loved once and the tens of thousands of survivors who are struggling in

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