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House Proceeding 11-13-07 on Nov 13th, 2007 :: 0:37:47 to 0:40:36
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of bottles of water. the president's reaction is most impressive. and i take this opportunity today here on the house floor to applaud this leader's efforts. mr. speaker, this resolution expressing

Gus Bilirakis

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Gus Bilirakis: the empathy of the united states house of representatives during this time and pledges our continued assistance. we applaud the prompt humanitarian response of the mexican government, relief

Gus Bilirakis

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Speech By: Gus Bilirakis

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Gus Bilirakis: bodies. we must continue to support these efforts as long as they are necessary. in this resolution, it is resolved that the house of representatives urge the u.s. government to immediately

Gus Bilirakis

0:38:11 to 0:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: make available all possible assistance to mexican authorities and reaffirms its commitments to provide relief aid to the victims as the effects of the floodin continue to unfold. i urge my colleagues

Gus Bilirakis

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Gus Bilirakis: to support this resolution. and i reserve the anbalance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his tim e. the gentleman from florida. mr. bilirakis:hank

Gus Bilirakis

0:38:30 to 0:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bilirakis: i stand to join my colleague, my good friend from american samoa

Gus Bilirakis

0:38:41 to 0:38:52( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: today to express my sincere sympathy and support for those who have suffered as a result of the recent torrential storms in southern mexico. the damage has been devastating. it is reported

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0:38:52 to 0:39:04( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: that as many as one million people have been affected by the flooding with the homes of estimated 500,000 people being destroyed or damaged. the governor of the state of tabasco has stated that

Gus Bilirakis

0:39:04 to 0:39:20( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: 100% of the state's crops have been lost and 80% of his state is underwater. what a shame. sadly, with more than 300,000 people reported trapped inside their homes or on rooftops, an

Gus Bilirakis

0:39:20 to 0:39:35( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: additional downpour predicted, it's still too early to quantify the total destruction wrought by these unrelented rains. just over two months ago, mexico was ravaged by hurricanes dean and

Gus Bilirakis

0:39:35 to 0:39:48( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: henrietta. now, what president calderon has characterized, and i quote, as one of the worse natural disasters in the history, unquote, of mexico has paulen. i'm awed by the perseverance of

Gus Bilirakis

0:39:48 to 0:40:01( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: our friends of mexico and they are trying to overcome the damage of these storms. furthermore, i admire the contributions made by the relief organizations and private citizens from around

Gus Bilirakis

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Gus Bilirakis: the world to assist in the aftermath. my prayers are with the families and friends of those harmed by the perils oedf this storm. and i reserve the balance of my time. thank you, mr. speaker.

Gus Bilirakis

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Gus Bilirakis: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from american samoa. mr. faleomavaega: mr. speaker, it's my pleasure to yield 10 minutes to the distinguished

Gus Bilirakis

0:40:21 to 0:40:36( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: lady from californiady for her statement. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for 10 minutes. ms. sanchez: thank you. i want to thank you for graciously yielding so much time.

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Linda T. Sánchez: i want to thank the distinguished chairman of the house committee on foreign affairs, congressman lantos, and the distinguished ranking member ileana ros-lehtinen, for helping with this resolution.

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