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House Proceeding 12-07-09 on Dec 7th, 2009 :: 0:55:20 to 0:58:30
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Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:55:17 to 0:55:38( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: other assistance to facilitate a political status public education program people of guam. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the jalm guam, ms. bordallo, and the gentleman from south carolina, mr. brown, each will control 20 the chair recognizes the adjustment guam. ms. bordallo: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:55:20 to 0:58:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:55:39 to 0:55:59( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. bordallo: mr. speaker, h.r. 3940 would authorize the secretary of interior to assist the governments of guam, american samoa, and the united states virgin islands in developing a

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:56:00 to 0:56:20( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: political status public education programs. such programs would aid the people of these territories understanding the various and viable political status options available to them. with such information they could in turn express informed opinions about their future in

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:56:21 to 0:56:41( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: any political status plebiscite or convention. today, guam and the united nations virgin islands are the three united states territories recognized by the international community as nonself-governing. the federal government is obligated to advance their

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:56:42 to 0:57:02( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: self-government account the political aspirations of their peoples. the secretary of the interior is responsible for these efforts under u.s. resolution of status for thes territories is a matter for congress to ultimately resolve under article states constitution.

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:57:03 to 0:57:24( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: although efforts have been made in the past in each territory toward improving its consistent with the right of self-termination, status remains ultimately unresolved for them. in guam a. local law has authorized a plebiscite to be heldha

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:57:25 to 0:57:45( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: public education program in american samoa, the work of a locally established commission to assess status options. the third such commission in the history of the territory was recently concluded. a plebiscite on status was also held previously in the islands. each circumstance, however,

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:57:46 to 0:58:06( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: demonstrates the importance of a public education program for resolving status in each territory and for preparing for future plebiscites or other processes by which their peop political aspirations. this bill, mr. speaker, simply

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:58:07 to 0:58:28( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: clarifies in law that the secretary of the interior can exercise existing authority to provide general technical assistance to these for the purpose of facilitating political status education. so i ask my colleagues to support passage of this bill and i reserve the balance of my

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

0:58:29 to 0:58:31( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the

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