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House Proceeding on Dec 6th, 2006 :: 0:37:53 to 0:42:30
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Joseph Crowley

0:35:35 to 0:37:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joseph Crowley

Joseph Crowley

0:37:36 to 0:37:53( Edit History Discussion )

Joseph Crowley: will assist in promoting stability in the region. help in ending long-standing conflicts and save u.s. taxpayers the responsibility of funding a project that goes against u.s. interests. for over

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:37:53 to 0:38:11( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: 10 years armenia has fought a blockade imposed on them by the countries of turkey and azerbaijan. they continue to exclude armenia from regional development. exclusion of one project in

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:37:53 to 0:42:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carolyn B. Maloney

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:38:11 to 0:38:22( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: regional projects only fosters instability in that region. besides possibly creating a regional crisis, this project is funded by the ex-im bank could cost u.s. spirps millions and millions of

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:38:22 to 0:38:34( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: dollars. i do not believe that the u.s. taxpayers should be funding a project that goes against our united states' interests. i am pleased this good language was added to an already good bill.

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:38:34 to 0:38:50( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: therefore i urge my colleagues to support this ex-im re-authorization legislation before us. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:38:50 to 0:39:08( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: of his time. the gentlelady from illinois. mrs. biggert: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady continues to reserve. the gentlelady from new york. mrs. maloney:

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:39:08 to 0:39:22( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: madam speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, congressman pallone. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for three minutes. mr. pallone:

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:39:22 to 0:39:31( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: thank you, madam speaker. first of all i do want to thank my colleagues from new york, particularly joe crowley, for this provision in this bill relating to armenia and the rail road. i also want to

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:39:31 to 0:39:45( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: thank the ranking member of the subcommittee, mrs. maloney, she's always been outstanding on issues that impact armenia as well as our full committee chairman, ranking member, mr. frank,

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:39:45 to 0:39:59( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: from massachusetts. i just want to stress how important this provision is with regard to armenia and the region. it has been the policy of this congress as mr. crowley said for some time to encourage

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:39:59 to 0:40:13( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: integration of the caucuses nations. that is armenia, azerbaijan, georgia, as well as turkey. the idea of building a rail road that would cut off armenia, which has been suggested by azerbaijan

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:40:13 to 0:40:29( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: and turkey, would be contrary to the policy this congress both under democrat and republican leadership, has had for the last 20 years. every time we have tried to encourage integration, even

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:40:29 to 0:40:42( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: a customs union eventually, between these nations and to cut off one of the countries in this significant way by building a railroad around armenia is totally contrary to that policy.

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:40:42 to 0:41:14( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: we should also understand an existing railroad is there. i actually was in armenia and there is a railroad now that goes between turkey through armenia and then to azerbaijan. there is no reason

Frank Jr.Pallone

0:41:14 to 0:41:32( Edit History Discussion )

Frank Jr.Pallone: to build a new railroad. all you have to do is open the borders, which are now blockaded by turkey and azerbaijan, and allow this railroad to be upgraded somewhat at minimal cost. you have to

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:41:32 to 0:41:44( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: understand in this region both the powers in turkey, as well as those within the gumery region of armenia are in favor of opening the old railroad and ending the blockade. the mayors

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:41:44 to 0:42:01( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: in these region yoss, the county officials, have worked together to try to bring these regions together. unfortunately in ank a, the turkish government is opposed to it and they have done

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:42:01 to 0:42:13( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: everything they can to stop it and now they proposed this new railroad. this unfortunately happened already with the oil pipeline. caspian oil pipeline was supposed to go through armenia, it's

Carolyn B. Maloney

0:42:13 to 0:42:30( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn B. Maloney: the shortest route, it was bypassed. so now we have a situation where because of the oil situation armenia's bypassed and we find more and more this effort to isolate armenia. it's a mistake.

Judy Biggert

0:42:30 to 0:42:44( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: as has been mentioned by my colleagues, if you don't bring countries together, and i use the european union as an example, those countries in europe fought each other for generations, once you have a

Judy Biggert

0:42:30 to 0:46:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Judy Biggert

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