Video archive of the US Congress

House Proceeding 11-06-09 on Nov 6th, 2009 :: 1:49:15 to 1:53:45
Total video length: 6 hours 43 minutes Stream Tools: Stream Overview | Edit Time

Note: MetaVid video transcripts may contain inaccuracies, help us build a more perfect archive

Download OptionsEmbed Video

Views:333 Duration: 0:04:30 Discussion

Previous speech: Next speech:

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:49:15 to 1:49:36( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and honor to recognize four minutes, my distinguished colleague, the gentlelady from texas, ms. sheila jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlelady

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:49:15 to 1:53:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:49:37 to 1:50:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: from texas. ms. jackson lee: i thank the speaker for his kindness and i thank the manager of this legislation, my dear friend from the foreign affairs committee, for yielding. it is interesting

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:50:01 to 1:50:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: day to commemorate the sacrifice of americans some 30 years ago who were held as hostages. a few minutes ago i tried to depict and have people be reminded of the trady of lost children during the earthquake in china. just visually picture what

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:50:22 to 1:50:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: happened to those children. it is important as well to revisit visually what americans had to go through who hostage in iran for more than a year. i saw some old video where i saw

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:50:43 to 1:51:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: soldiers doing pushups and trying it to keep themselves busy, foreign servic embassy that fateful day. this is an important acknowledgment of a transition that has frozen time for the iranian people, frozen their

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:51:04 to 1:51:25( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: rights, their opportunity for freedom and freedom of speech, the understanding of the concept of democracy. and so as we commemorate, no celebrate, those 30 years, we thank those americans, those brave americans, who with stood all of that pain of being a hostage, being away from their family members, but at the same

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:51:26 to 1:51:47( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: time we owe them a debt. more than a debt of gratitude. we owe them the recognition that there are dissidents, iranians, who are now on the ground fighting against, i believe, illegally situated government that cannot document that there

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:51:48 to 1:52:09( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: was a fair process, and the brutality that occurred after that election when iranians stood up to be able to demand justice and a fair election. we must push for human rights in iran. we must push for nonproliferation.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:52:10 to 1:52:32( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we must demand transparency and of course their chief executive will suggest that we are demons, we have no right to interfere into their business. well, i would say the name of those brave americans that lost a lot of their life for a period of time in our history.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:52:33 to 1:52:55( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we owe them our persistence in ensuring that there is an opportunity for freedom and democracy in iran. there are those, of course, who lost their lives in the attempt to rescue those individuals. i pay honor and tribute to them. and in their name as well we must continue to fight for freedom.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:52:56 to 1:53:16( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: an eno yesterday in texas in fort hood and we respect and acknowledge the loss of those brave men and women. we also say that freedom demands our attention both in terms of national security but as well for those who sacrifice for us every day.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:53:17 to 1:53:37( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: so, mr. speaker, i rise to recognize the 30th anniversary and thank the author of this legislation, of the iranian hostage crisis during which 52 american citizens were held hostage for 444 days. i acknowledge their sacrifice, the days they stayed away from their family, and as well as the sacrifice of those who attempted

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:53:38 to 1:53:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: to save their lives. i express support for all those iranian citizens who now stand in the battle, in the fight for human rights.

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid