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House Proceeding 11-18-09 on Nov 18th, 2009 :: 1:32:50 to 1:35:35
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Jim McDermott

1:32:47 to 1:33:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: delighted to yield 2 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from washington. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized for 2 1/2 min mr. mcdermott: i want to rise in strong support for h.res. 890, a resolution to welcome manmohan singh to the united states.

Jim McDermott

1:32:50 to 1:35:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Jim McDermott

1:33:08 to 1:33:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: as co-chair of the caucus on indian and indian americans extend our hand in friendship to our close friend an strategic ally in south central asia. i've known prime minister manmohan singh since he was the finance minister in 1,990 who really brought about the indian miracle.

Jim McDermott

1:33:29 to 1:33:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: the president has chosen to recognize the close ties between our nation by honoring india with its first official state dinner at the white house next week, and i look forward to participating. in the 21st century, the world's oldestaged largest mocracies have much to share and learn from each other. over the years i visited india

Jim McDermott

1:33:51 to 1:34:12( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: 22 times, but perhaps the most memorable visit came this year as part of the congressional delegation with john lewis. we were there to commemorate the 50th anniversary of histor visit to india by dr. martin luther king jr. and his wife. at the end of the visit, dr. king said the choice today is no longer between violence and nonviolence.

Jim McDermott

1:34:13 to 1:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: it is either nonviolence or nonexistence. that truth is self-evident today. both india and the united states will deepen our ties even as we respect each other's cultures and we are up to the challenges. the prime minister has made significant economic progress for the people of india and that has resulted in a new

Jim McDermott

1:34:34 to 1:34:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: business opportunity for american companies and u.s. jobs. in seattle, the heart of my congressional district, boeing builds airplanes for a major customer, air india. that's just one example of the business ties that bind us together. we also cooperate in science and technology, trade and education, all of this draws us

Jim McDermott

1:34:55 to 1:35:16( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: together in countless ways. recently, i joined her excellency, the ambassador of india, for the unveiling of the statue of and last weekend in seattle, we celebrated the festival with duwa in the 21st century, the internet has removed the borders that separated nations,

Jim McDermott

1:35:17 to 1:35:35( Edit History Discussion )

Jim McDermott: but it will take people to unite us into one world. that's what makes a state visit like this so important. leaders working in good faith on behalf of the peoe can bridge any divide no matter how wide and deep. as nelson mandela in south africa once said, it always

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