|00:00:00||I YIELD MYSELF 30 SECONDS TO SAY THAT IT'S OBVIOUS THAT COLOMBIA'S NOT A SAFE PLACE.|
|00:00:06||I'M NOT CLAIMING THAT AT ALL.|
|00:00:07||AND THERE HAVE BEEN MURDERS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE THERE.|
|00:00:10||IT STILL IS -- STILL IS A VERY DANGEROUS SPOT.|
|00:00:13||BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT A MR.|
|00:00:15||GOMEZ WHO IS THE LEADER OF ONE OF THE THREE MAIN LABOR ORGANIZATIONS IN COLOMBIA HAS SAID THAT THE LABOR AGREEMENTS INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE ARE THE SINGLE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE LAST 50 YEARS OF COLOMBIA'S HISTORY.|
|00:00:32||WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO, MR.|
|00:00:35||WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO.|
|00:00:37||BUT PROGRESS IS BEING MADE.|
|00:00:38||AND WITH THAT I RESERVE THE BALANCE|
Mr. DREIER. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself 30 seconds to say that it's obvious that Colombia is not a safe place. I'm not claiming that at all. There have been murders that have taken place and it still is a very dangerous spot. But it's important to note that a Mr. Gomez, who is the leader of one of the three main labor organizations in Colombia, has said that the labor agreements included in this package are the single greatest achievement for social justice in the last 50 years of Colombia's history.
[Time: 18:10] We still have a long way to go, Mr. Speaker. We still have a long way to go, but progress is being made.
With that, I reserve the balance of my time.