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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 2:17:25 to 2:22:45
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:17:23 to 2:17:43( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro temporethe gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: mr. speaker, we have no further requests for time. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida yields back the balance of her time. gentleman from american samoa. mr. fal 2358: how much tim do i have left? the spe minutes. mr. faleomavaega: a couple more

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:17:25 to 2:22:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:17:44 to 2:18:05( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: minutes to share with my colleagues another beautiful story. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. faleomavaega: legacy of father damien. this is a story about a native hawaiian leader by the name of jonathan. when this hawaiian leader found out that his wife had contracted hanson's

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:18:06 to 2:18:28( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: went with her to the peninsula, lived with her throughout the rest of his life and he also contracted hanson's disease, but because of his love he had for his life and he lived there in working with father damien and other leaders there in this little community, and i just wanted to note that for the record.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:18:29 to 2:18:50( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: this famous also was a beautiful story how much he was able to help in the community there. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 786, as amended. so many as are in favor say aye.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:18:51 to 2:19:11( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: those opposed, no. in the opi 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are -- mr. faleomavaega: i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nay ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:19:12 to 2:19:32( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: and the chair's prior anouncement, further be postponed. for what purp gentleman from american samoa rise? m faleomavaega: i move to suspend the rules and agree house resolution 266 as amended. the speaker pro teore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:19:33 to 2:19:53( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: 266. resolution celebrating 90 years of united states-polish diplomatic relations during which poland has proven to be an exceptionally strong to the united states in advancing freedom around the world. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from american samoa, mr. faleomavaega, and the gentlewoman from floda, ms. ros-lehtinen, each will control 20

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:19:54 to 2:20:14( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: the chair recognizes the gentleman from american samoa. mr. 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. mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, i'm in strong support of house resolution 266 which celebrate 90 years of diplomatic relations beten the united states and

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:20:15 to 2:20:36( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: i yield myself such time as i may conse. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. faleomavaega: i wish to thank my good friend, distinguished gentleman from the state of illinois mr. lipinski for his authorship and introduction of this bill that enables the house to join the senate in marking the significant anniversary and reaffirming our friendship with an important ally. it is remarkable to think that

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:20:37 to 2:20:57( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: it has been only 20 years since poland began to emerge from a period marked by war, communist rule, and occupation. on june 4, 1989 the good people of poland voted in semidemocratic parliamentary elections. the resulted in a landslide victory for opposition candidates fueled by the solidarity trade union over the

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:20:58 to 2:21:21( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: ruling communists. the new government moved swiftly to re-establish democratic practices. thie point in the region as othe soviet satellite states in central and eastern europe regained their freedom by the end of 1989. poland undertook internal reforms that enabled its rapid

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:21:22 to 2:21:42( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: integration into the euro-atlantic community. 2009 marks the fifth anniversary of poland's membership with the european union and 10th anniversary of its accession to nato. poland has since been playing active role in international community, helping to secure peace an -- through its contributions to civilian and military operations in afghanistan and

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:21:43 to 2:22:04( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: iraq. in addition, poland has been a strong ally of the united states. this year we are marking the 90 th year, 90 years of diplomatic states being the first country to recognize the newly independent second polish republic in january, 1919. this was particularly fitting

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:22:05 to 2:22:25( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: given the key role played by president woodrow wilson in demanding that an independent poland be included in the treaty of versailles. since that time there's continued to be a close friendship beeen our two peoples and countries. the estimated 10 illion of our fellow polish americans who comprise 3% of the u.s. population have made

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

2:22:26 to 2:22:46( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: considerable contributions to the cultural, economic, social, and political fabric of our great nation. i wlcome the planned visit by vice president biden to poland later this month as it provides an excellent opportunity to affirm our strong bilateral reationship. i strongly support this resolution and urge my

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