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House Proceeding 12-08-09 on Dec 8th, 2009 :: 1:50:25 to 1:54:35
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Connie Mack

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

Connie Mack: engel were the at this time,madam speaker, i would like to yield such time as he gentleman from florida, mr. mack, the ranking member of the foreign affairs subcommittee on western h author of this measure. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. mack: thank you, madam speaker. thank you to chairman berman and special thanks to the

Connie Mack

1:50:25 to 1:54:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Connie Mack

Connie Mack

1:50:43 to 1:51:04( Edit History Discussion )

Connie Mack: ranking member, ros-lehtinen, for all of her efforts and her leadership. for bringing this resolution to the floor. i'd also like to thank my colleague from new york, congressman towns, for joing me in introducing this resolution. finally, i also want to thank my chairman, chairman engel, for his leadership in the hemisphere. it has been a pleasure working

Connie Mack

1:51:05 to 1:51:26( Edit History Discussion )

Connie Mack: with chairman engel on the important issues western hemisphere. madam speer, the people of el salvador were hit hardy hurricane ida. as a floridian i understand how destructive and devastating a hurricane can be. we in florida know what it's hurricane coming our way and how it impacts our lives.

Connie Mack

1:51:27 to 1:51:47( Edit History Discussion )

Connie Mack: my heart goes out to the thousands of men,omen, and children who have had their lives hurricane ida. and who are as we speak picking up the pieces and slowly rebuilding their destroyed villages. as the ranking member of the western hemisphere subcommittee, i believe it's salvador understand that the people of the united states

Connie Mack

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

Connie Mack: support them during these difficult times. i also think it's important t note how several nations work together and continue to do so to ensure the people of el salvador are getting the help they need to rebuild. from honduras our able to lift those in need out of harm's way.

Connie Mack

1:52:10 to 1:52:30( Edit History Discussion )

Connie Mack: from south florida we were able to airlift much needed supplies. those who have participated in these relief e commended for their help. we are honored by their service. madam speaker, we in congress remain committed to ensure that the people of recover from this disaster. and i urge my colleagues to support this important resolution.

Connie Mack

1:52:31 to 1:52:51( Edit History Discussion )

Connie Mack: i'd also like to make a quick note if i could on an earlier resolution that was brought up, h.r. 2134. and i want to thank again, chairman engel, for his leadership for introducing the western hemisphere drug policy act. the problem of illegal drugs

Connie Mack

1:52:52 to 1:53:12( Edit History Discussion )

Connie Mack: impact people across borders, cultures, and socioeconomic status. when we evaluate the u.s. drug take an al encompassing approach to the problem. this legislation is a positive step towards evaluating u.s. polcy. some have focused on treatment or better education.

Connie Mack

1:53:13 to 1:53:33( Edit History Discussion )

Connie Mack: others have focused on supply and the law enforcement aspect of the problem. let me be clear. attack the problem from both angles and all perspectives. as we continue to address u.s. drug policy in the hemisphere, i know that there will be as there have been many obstacles. some of these include countries

Connie Mack

1:53:34 to 1:53:54( Edit History Discussion )

Connie Mack: that simply with the united states. aneven worse, madam speaker, there are governments that have chosen to be part of or facilitate the flow of drugs into the united states. according to president obama, venezuela has failed during the past year when it comes to counter narcotic efforts.

Connie Mack

1:53:55 to 1:54:15( Edit History Discussion )

Connie Mack: the obama administration has strong evidence that venezuela has refused to coopere on almost all couldn'ter narcotic issues. hugo chavez's refuse -- refusal to act responsibly not only hurts americans, they have the seco highest murder rate in the world. it is so pervasive that

Connie Mack

1:54:16 to 1:54:35( Edit History Discussion )

Connie Mack: ministers of the chavez government are now categorized as tier two kingpins. it's pretty clear-cut, madam speaker, that chvezz and the flow of drugs into the united states is something we cannot ignore. i want to thank chairman engel again for his leadership and

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