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House Proceeding 10-29-07 on Oct 29th, 2007 :: 0:33:20 to 0:37:58
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yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: all those of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arizzin, the yeas and

John S. Tanner

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John S. Tanner: nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the

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Speech By: John S. Tanner

John S. Tanner

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John S. Tanner: gentleman from tennessee rise? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution h.con.res in. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the clerk will report the title

John S. Tanner

0:33:42 to 0:33:53( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: of the concurrent resolution. the clerk: house concurrent resolution 234, concurrent resolution calling on the government of the people's republic of china to respect the human rights of refugees

John S. Tanner

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John S. Tanner: from north korea . the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from tennessee, mr. tanner, and the gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen, each will control 20 minutes.

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John S. Tanner: the chair recognizes the gentleman from tennessee. mr. tanner: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and

John S. Tanner

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John S. Tanner: include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. tanner: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. on speaking on behalf

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John S. Tanner: and in support of this resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. tanner: i'd first like to thank our colleague, the ranking member of the subcommittee on terrorism

John S. Tanner

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John S. Tanner: nonproliferation and trade, ed royce of california, for introducing this resolution. north korea is quite literally, as we know from satellite images, one of the darkest places on earth. one can

John S. Tanner

0:34:56 to 0:35:12( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: see that when these images are taken from space at night. it has an underdeveloped economy which cannot supply even the most basic utilities. people there live under this darkness. it's

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John S. Tanner: well-known that the north korean regime regularly uses imprisonment, forced labor, torture and execution to intimidate the people into submission. therefore, many try to flee their country.

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John S. Tanner: each year thousands cross into northern china. some are driven by starvation or desperate poverty. some flee because they fear persecution for their thoughts and beliefs. i would say that given

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John S. Tanner: this situation most north koreans given the choice would leave, so the regime clamps down ruthlessly to stop this flow of refugees. yet the sad fact is that those who successfully make it may

John S. Tanner

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John S. Tanner: face further human rights abuses by the government of the people's republic of china. beijing is fearful of attracting too many refugees, so it tries to disincentivize the north koreans. the government

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John S. Tanner: sometimes imprisons these people who cross into china. and in an attempt to avoid its responsibilities under the united nations conventions and protocols to which the p.r.c. is a signatory,

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John S. Tanner: china falsely labels north korean refugees as economic migrants. this cynical excuse beijing uses to thwart the legitimate needs of these refugees will not allow the u.n. high commissioner of

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John S. Tanner: refugees access to northern china to assess the welfare of the north koreans who are there. the disturbing truth is that those in china go to great lengths to attract north korean refugees

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0:37:11 to 0:37:24( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: through sex and labor trafficking. h.con.res in calls on beijing to accept the legal and moral obligations. it further makes china to stop repatiating illegal refugees and that it provide access,

John S. Tanner

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John S. Tanner: unfettered access to the u.n. high commissioner on this subject. mr. speaker, i support this resolution, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the

John S. Tanner

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John S. Tanner: balance of his time. for what purpo se does the gentlewoman from florida rise? ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the

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John S. Tanner: gentlewoman is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you. mr. speaker, the congressional gold medal ceremony that was held for his holiness, the dalai lama, earlier this month, served to remind

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: us all once again that the chinese leadership has a long way to go before it becomes a responsible stake holder in the international community. nowhere is this more apparent than in the disregard

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Speech By: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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