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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 2:30:15 to 2:33:05
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Trent Franks

2:30:11 to 2:30:31( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: strengthen that relationship with great respect. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: mr. speaker, i'm very pleased to yield four minutes to the gentleman from arizona, there franks, a member of the armed services and judiciary committees, and the co-chair of the house missile

Trent Franks

2:30:15 to 2:33:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Trent Franks

Trent Franks

2:30:32 to 2:30:52( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: defense caucus. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for four minutes. mr. franks: and i thank the gentlelady as always. mr. speaker, it is a privilege for me to stand here today in strong wholehearted support of our cherished allies, the nation of poland and in strong support of house resolution 266. i want to thank mr. lipinski, a

Trent Franks

2:30:53 to 2:31:13( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: cherished friend of mine, for his willingnes to put forth this resolution. after the recently announced decision by the obama administration, abandoning our promised missile interceptors in poland, our ally's newspaper

Trent Franks

2:31:14 to 2:31:34( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: headlines had had, quote, betrayed, the u.s. has sold us to the russians and stabbed us in the back, unquote. mr. speaker, it's a travesty beyond words that the united states of america, the bastion of freedom throughout the entire worl, would give reason to a loyal ally like poland to write headlines like that. poland has strongly supported

Trent Franks

2:31:35 to 2:31:55( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: the united states diplomatically and militarily and has joined with us courageously in combating global terrorism and has contributed troops to the coalitions led by the united states of america both in afghanistan and in iraq. and for these reasons and so many others, mr. speaker, i'm honored to stand here today with

Trent Franks

2:31:56 to 2:32:16( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: my colleagues to warmly congratulate the polish people on their remarkable accomplishments as a free nation and to express our gratitude for poland's steadfast partnership with the united states and to afirm our clear and unwavering support for the fr democratic nation of poland. mr. speaker, i would go one step

Trent Franks

2:32:17 to 2:32:37( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: further by stating that one of the best ways we could demonstrate our deep love and appreciation for the nation and people of poland would be to prove that we mean it by extending the waver to - waver to our allies of the we've already done that -- waiver to ur allies.

Trent Franks

2:32:38 to 2:32:58( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: we've already establish that waiver with other nations and i strongly believe that we should have extendsed this same courtesy to our allies in poland long ago. they he allow americans to travel to poland without the use of a visa. the nation of poland has proven time and again, mr. speaker, its

Trent Franks

2:32:59 to 2:33:06( Edit History Discussion )

Trent Franks: steadfast dedication to the as its friendship with the united states and it is appropriate that they understand

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