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House Proceeding 11-03-09 on Nov 3rd, 2009 :: 0:13:25 to 0:18:15
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Edward R. Royce

0:13:22 to 0:13:43( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: i yield such time as he may consume to the the gentleman from california, mr. royce, ranking member on the foreign affairs subcommittee on terrorism, nonproliferation and the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. royce, is recognized. mr. royce: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentlelady for yielding.

Edward R. Royce

0:13:25 to 0:18:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Edward R. Royce

0:13:44 to 0:14:04( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: and i rise in support of this co-sponsor. and to note that for 60 years, radio fre has been a free press for societies' suffering authoritarian rule and that's the intent.

Edward R. Royce

0:14:05 to 0:14:25( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: it has said that this model of surrogate broadcasting irritates authoritarian regimes, inspires democrats and creates greater space for civil society and that's the goal. many have testified to the role that the radio has played in bringing down the iron curtain.

Edward R. Royce

0:14:26 to 0:14:46( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: in noting in the resolution, warsaw parkt in to great lengths to silence these broadcasts and we heard about some of the correspondents that were murdered and headquarters that were bombed. it has expanded its work to countries that are critical to today's national security

Edward R. Royce

0:14:47 to 0:15:09( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: challenges. and shortly after september 11, the house passed legislation establishing radio free afghanistan, r.f.e.'s brand in that country. i authored that legislation. and today, with 50% market share, it is the most popular radio station in the country, offering an alternative to the

Edward R. Royce

0:15:10 to 0:15:31( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: taliban's dark leaflets and the type of radio that people hear in that part of central asian south asia fm the taliban. the iranian regime has targeted the broadcasts and have spent a lot of money to jam the broadcasts and they have sll

Edward R. Royce

0:15:32 to 0:15:52( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: managed to provide valuable coverage of the recentprising there, allowing iranian democrats to know that they aren't alone. these broadcasts are all the more important now that the administration has muffled itself when it comes to the iranian democratic movement. as it trims back on programs

Edward R. Royce

0:15:53 to 0:16:13( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: supporting democracy seeking iranians, one expert notes that the administration views the green revolution as a wren in the works of nuclear negotiations with the iranian regime. these broadcasts could be gaitly come pleamented by the white house bully pulpit and they aren't.

Edward R. Royce

0:16:14 to 0:16:34( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: a divide between the broadcasters and the diplomats is not new, frankly. in the 1960's, to improve relations with romania despite its abysmal human rights records. i would ask for an additional minute.

Edward R. Royce

0:16:35 to 0:16:55( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. royce: but it kept a spotlight on them irritating some of the diplomats. it keeps a spotlight on iran's transgressions and this resolution commends the employees and reporters of radio

Edward R. Royce

0:16:56 to 0:17:17( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: free europe and radio liberty for their services and acknowledges their sacrifices just as the communist police took steps to prevt thtroops from penetting their house of lies, so has the iranian regime. the iranian government harrises the journalists at its

Edward R. Royce

0:17:18 to 0:17:39( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: headquarters and their families. those inside iran who might provide the station with information have been threatened. this fall to young journalists who were killed and went into a coma when their car was struck by a bomb. this is the war happening today.

Edward R. Royce

0:17:40 to 0:18:00( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: radio free europe/radio liberty are keeping us in the game as technology evolves. they can and need to do better while staying tr support for freedom and human rights and for the rule of law. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: i thank the

Edward R. Royce

0:18:01 to 0:18:16( Edit History Discussion )

Edward R. Royce: gentleman from california for his statements. i have no further request for time and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida yields back the gentleman from california. mr. berman: i yield back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the

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