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House Proceeding 11-06-09 on Nov 6th, 2009 :: 0:20:40 to 0:23:30
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Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:20:40 to 0:21:01( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: says, don't let debt defeat a great nation. and yield back the balance of my time. ms. ros-lehtinen: i reserve the balance of my time. mr. berman: mr. speaker, i'm please pleased to yield three minutes to the chairman of the asia pacific and global environment subcommittee,

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:20:40 to 0:23:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:21:02 to 0:21:24( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: representative from american samoa, mr. faleomavaega. the speaker pro tempore: how much time? mr. berman: three. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. faleomavaega: mr. chairman, i ask unanimous consent to extend and revise my remarks. and i certainly would like to thank the diinguished chairman of our foreign affairs committee and our senior ranking member, the gentlelady from florida, for their leadership, sponsorship

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:21:25 to 0:21:47( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: and certainly support for this important resolution. i also would like to particularly thank my colleague, the gentleman from oregon, for his authorship of this important bill. i think i know something about earthquakes since recently my own district was devastated by

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:21:48 to 0:22:08( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: an 8.3 the distance only about 120 miles south of samoa, travel being 500 miles per hour. the shock wave, it was a matter of minutes, we ended up with a 20-foot tsunami that caused tremendous devasta property, our homes and villages, and the deaths of many people.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:22:09 to 0:22:29( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: so i do want to commend my good friend from oregon for his leadership and for raising this important issue to our colleagues. and also the two citizens who really wanted just to investigate how it was that because of faulty construction that these classrooms, these children died and the government of china did not allow these

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:22:30 to 0:22:50( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: investigations to go on. i have tremendous respect for republic of china. the peoples' republic of china -- the people's republic of china. given that they've only been in existence for 60 years.

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:22:51 to 0:23:11( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: living in china when it was established. yes, under communist rule china has evolved itself and it still has a lot of serious problems like any other country and, yes, i think also inimes that i have the want to express very much the concerns that i have that i think it's time, especially under the circumstances and how these

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega

0:23:12 to 0:23:31( Edit History Discussion )

Eni F. H. Faleomavaega: children ended up debt because of -- dead because of faulty the government refused to have this kind of investigation. and for which these two citizens were victimized and prosecuted and certainly abused by the this is not right. and i want to again thank my

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