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House Proceeding 10-29-07 on Oct 29th, 2007 :: 0:52:30 to 0:56:42
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James P. Moran

0:50:37 to 0:52:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James P. Moran

James P. Moran

0:52:17 to 0:52:30( Edit History Discussion )

James P. Moran: the gentlewoman yields back the ds balance of her time. the gentleman from tennessee. t mr. tanner: mr. speaker, i yield back as well. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance

John S. Tanner

0:52:30 to 0:52:44( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to house concurrent resolution 234. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3

John S. Tanner

0:52:30 to 0:56:42( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John S. Tanner

John S. Tanner

0:52:44 to 0:52:54( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the concurrent resolution is agreed to, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. the

John S. Tanner

0:52:54 to 0:53:05( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: gentleman from tennessee. mr. tanner: thank you, mr. speaker. i move to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, h.res. 573, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report

John S. Tanner

0:53:05 to 0:53:18( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 573, resolution recognizing and commending the efforts of the united states public and advocacy groups to raise awareness about and

John S. Tanner

0:53:18 to 0:53:32( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: help end the worsening humanitarian crisis and genocide in darfur, sudan, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from tennessee, mr. tanner, and the

John S. Tanner

0:53:32 to 0:53:44( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from tennessee. mr. tanner: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank mr. moran for

John S. Tanner

0:53:44 to 0:53:58( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: his efforts in this regard and to say a few words. i yield myself such time as i may consume. before i recognize mr. moran. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. tanner:

John S. Tanner

0:53:58 to 0:54:14( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: mr. speaker, the genocide in darfur has taken a horrific toll on that region. while over 60% of the villages have been destroyed, two million people displaced, 400,000 killed, and 200,000 driven

John S. Tanner

0:54:14 to 0:54:28( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: into refugee camps in neighboring chad. thanks to the work of tens of thousands of americans, the genocide has not been ignored. all over the country local communities have been organizing and

John S. Tanner

0:54:28 to 0:54:45( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: mobilizing with regard to this issue. in response to the call for divestment from sudan, 20 states have adopted policies and another have -- 20 have it under consideration. 58 universities

John S. Tanner

0:54:45 to 0:54:58( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: and colleges have adopted policies to divest pension funds from sudan and another 47 are pursuing similar policies. in addition, 10 cities and religious organizations and eight countries have

John S. Tanner

0:54:58 to 0:55:10( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: adopted policies or in the process of so doing while seven major international corporations have ceased doing business with the government there in sudan. while this congress, former secretary

John S. Tanner

0:55:10 to 0:55:29( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: of state colin powell, and president bush have described the atrocities in darfur as genocide, and hold the sudan government overwhelmingly responsible, the international community has yet to come together

John S. Tanner

0:55:29 to 0:55:42( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: to put an end to the genocide. i want to commend the american people for not giving up on this issue. the u.n. is deploying peacekeepers, foreign and civil society groups are also involved.

John S. Tanner

0:55:42 to 0:55:58( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: muslim pop stars from around the world recently came together at a charity concert for darfur. the head of the sponsoring organization islamic relief said british muslims must unite and raise their

John S. Tanner

0:55:58 to 0:56:10( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: voices over this issue. we cannot allow our voices to remain silent and therefore i urge all of our citizens and activist organizations to continue speaking out on darfur. and to continue

John S. Tanner

0:56:10 to 0:56:17( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: pressure for economic sanctions and real civilian protections. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the

John S. Tanner

0:56:17 to 0:56:29( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: gentlewoman from florida is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i would like to yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized.

John S. Tanner

0:56:29 to 0:56:42( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of house resolution 573, which commends the efforts of the american people and advocacy groups to confront genocide in darfur sudan.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:56:42 to 0:56:58( Edit History Discussion )

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen: as the resolution notes, mr. speaker, there has been no other grassroots advocacy effort in the unitedtates aimed at addressing mass atrocities in human rights abuses in africa that has been

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

0:56:42 to 0:58:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

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