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House Proceeding 12-11-07 on Dec 11th, 2007 :: 0:23:50 to 0:25:48
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the status of f illegal status of cnmi. i want to thank chairman rahall and chairwoman christensen and ranking member don young for the spirit of bipartisanship that has authorized cnmi to also

Donna M. Christensen

0:23:50 to 0:24:01( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: have a delegate in the u.s. congress as stated in the bill. i cannot stress enough the importance of the unique political relationship between the united states ands cnmi, especially in the interest

Donna M. Christensen

0:23:50 to 0:25:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donna M. Christensen

Donna M. Christensen

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Donna M. Christensen: of our national security. the significance of this political relationship has elevated since the closures of clark air force base and our na val base in theth philippines. i cannot help but

Donna M. Christensen

0:24:11 to 0:24:23( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: mings the name of the late congressman phil burton, mr. speaker, who played, a most critical role in the development of this unique political relationship between cnmi and the united states.

Donna M. Christensen

0:24:23 to 0:24:34( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: furthermore, the pending transfer of some 9,000 u.s. marines and th eir families from okinawa to guam and likely also to cnmi has made this relationship even more critical n and important

Donna M. Christensen

0:24:34 to 0:24:42( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: to our strategic and military interest in this region of the world. overall we have a very important military interest in these islands, and our nation is grateful that guam and cnmi are

Donna M. Christensen

0:24:42 to 0:24:50( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: members of our american family. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman

Donna M. Christensen

0:24:50 to 0:24:59( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: from utah. mr. bishop: reserves. the speaker pro tempore: reserves his time of the the gentle lady from the virgin e islands. mrs. christensen: thank you. mr. speaker, h.r. 3079 is supporte d by

Donna M. Christensen

0:24:59 to 0:25:10( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: the administration and also received bipartisan support during consideration by c the natural resources committee. in addition since reporting the asure our committee has worked very closely

Donna M. Christensen

0:25:10 to 0:25:22( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: with the house judiciary committee as you have heard to address other concerns. i want to take this opportunity to thank chairman rahall for making this a priority at the start of this congress,

Donna M. Christensen

0:25:22 to 0:25:31( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: as well as thank our ranking member, mr. young, and we appreciate the collaboration of our colleaguesle on the judiciary committee, chairman conyers, ranking member smith, and subcommittee chairman

Donna M. Christensen

0:25:31 to 0:25:48( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: lofgren, and ranking member king, as well as the judiciary committee staff. at this time i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves her time. the gentleman

Rob Bishop

0:25:48 to 0:25:57( Edit History Discussion )

Rob Bishop: from utah. mr. bishop: mr. speaker, i understand that we have another speaker who wishes to come here. so i appreciate this opportunity just to say a short word on behalf of this bill. i

Rob Bishop

0:25:48 to 0:27:51( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rob Bishop

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