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House Proceeding 12-11-07 on Dec 11th, 2007 :: 0:44:47 to 0:47:44
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for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> i -- mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and agree to resolution h.res. 842 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will

Gregory W. Meeks

0:44:47 to 0:44:57( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 842, resolution expressing sympathy to and pledging the support of the house of representatives and the people of the united states

Gregory W. Meeks

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Speech By: Gregory W. Meeks

Gregory W. Meeks

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Gregory W. Meeks: for the victims of cyclone sidr in southern bangladesh. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new york, mr. meeks, and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will

Gregory W. Meeks

0:45:08 to 0:45:17( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. meeks: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and

Gregory W. Meeks

0:45:17 to 0:45:27( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meeks: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of onthis bill,

Gregory W. Meeks

0:45:27 to 0:45:37( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: and i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. meeks: let me first thank my good friend and colleague, mr. rothman from new jersey,

Gregory W. Meeks

0:45:37 to 0:45:49( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: for introducing this very timely resolution. admonish than two years ago hurricane katrina struck our gulf coast with a fury rarely scene. katrina caused severe loss of life and property

Gregory W. Meeks

0:45:49 to 0:46:03( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: to the citizens of new orleans, mississippi, and alabama, and our nation continues to deal with the enormous human and financial consequences of this devastating storm. unfortunately, halfway

Gregory W. Meeks

0:46:03 to 0:46:17( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: across the world, our friends in bangladesh are undergoing their own nightmare scenario in the aftermath of cyclone sidr. cyclone sidr struck on november 15 with 155-mile-an-hour winds and 15-foot

Gregory W. Meeks

0:46:17 to 0:46:33( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: tidal waves. the destruction that this cyclone left in its wake is the worse bangladesh has seen in 16 years. and that is not a trivial statement considering that bangladesh is a nation that

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Gregory W. Meeks: suffered through horrific droughts, floods, and other natural disasters on almost an annual basis. the numbers superh from cyclone sidr are astounding. 3,300 dead, over 800 missing, and

Gregory W. Meeks

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Gregory W. Meeks: 1.5 million houses damaged or destroyed, at least 8.7 million have been affected and the economic and social impacts were loom large for years to come. . just as the world helped us during

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Gregory W. Meeks: hurricane katrina, bangladesh needs immediate support from the universal community. in that regard i'm proud the way the united states government has responded to the disaster. the u.s. agency

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0:47:14 to 0:47:26( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: for international development has already dispatched millions in emergency assistance and our united states navy is busy airlifting necessary food and supplies to those that have been

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Gregory W. Meeks: affected. this resolution supports our efforts and reaffirms our commitment to our friends in bangladesh. i strongly support this resolution and encourage my colleagues to do the same. mr.

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Gregory W. Meeks: speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as

Ted Poe

0:47:44 to 0:47:55( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. poe: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of house resolution 842, as amended, expressing sympathy and support for the victims

Ted Poe

0:47:44 to 0:50:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ted Poe

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