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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 2:10:35 to 2:12:35
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:10:33 to 2:10:54( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: uncertainty at home and perils abroad. i urge my colleagues to strongly support this resolution and, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from american samoa. mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, i yield myself a couple of minutes before -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recogned.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:10:35 to 2:12:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:10:55 to 2:11:15( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, years ago it was my privilege to be invited by the famous native hawaiian navigator tobe a member of the crew of the famous hawaiian ship. we sailed from tahiti and it took us 27 days finally when we sighted the famous mountains.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:11:16 to 2:11:37( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: we also visited the famous peninsula called papua where we visited and rested before we went onto owe with a hue. it was then that i saw the legacy of father damien's work in dealing with the native hawaiian people or anybody who contracted leprosy, sent to that

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:11:38 to 2:12:03( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: island to remain there for the rest of their lives. the unfortunate stories that i've heard in the treatment of these people is they were just dropped off, not even on the warf. they had to swim to the island in order to get there and what a terrible way of treating those

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:12:05 to 2:12:27( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: people had the disease. but i just wanted to say that memory of seeing the school and the gravesites and the little community that was built for which father damien was very responsible in helping those who were in need and the people who contracted the disease on the island.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:12:28 to 2:12:36( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: a beautiful peninsula, very historical and i know this is true also to our native hawaiian community with that, mr. three minutes to my good friend

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