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【美国总统演讲】2015-03-21(双语)

2015-03-31    来源:whitehouse    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

【美国总统演讲】2015-03-21(双语)

Weekly Address: It’s Time To Confirm Loretta Lynch
每周电视讲话:尽快投票通过对洛丽塔•林奇的任命

WASHINGTON, DC — In this week’s address, the President called on Republicans in Congress to stop playing politics with law enforcement and national security and confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General of the United States.  Loretta is an independent, career prosecutor who deserves to be confirmed as soon as possible.  She has proven herself time and again throughout her 30-year career, yet come Monday, the amount of time her nomination will have languished on the floor of the Senate will total more than that of the past seven Attorney General nominees combined.  In his address the President asked Republicans in Congress to stop denying a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch and end the longest confirmation process for an Attorney General in three decades.
华盛顿:在本周的讲话中,总统呼吁国会的共和党人不要继续玩弄政治手腕,威胁国家安全和执法实施,阻挠洛丽塔·林奇出任联邦司法部长。洛丽塔是一位无党派的职业检察官,对她的任命应该尽快得到投票确认。在她30多年的职业生涯中,她一再向世人证明了她的工作能力,而对她的提名在参议院等待确认的时间,超过了前7位司法部长等待时间的总和。在讲话中,总统敦促国会的共和党人停止阻挠对洛丽塔·林奇提名的投票确认,结束30多年来对司法部长提名最长的投票确认流程。

Hi, everybody.  One of the most important positions in the President’s Cabinet – and to our national security, our law enforcement, and our criminal justice system – is Attorney General.
大家好!总统内阁最重要的职位之一,也是对我们的国家安全、法律执行和刑事司法制度最重要的职位之一,就是司法部长。

It has been more than four months since I nominated Loretta Lynch to serve as the next Attorney General of the United States.  For 30 years, Loretta has distinguished herself as a tough, fair, and independent attorney.  As the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, she successfully prosecuted the terrorists who plotted to bomb the Federal Reserve Bank and the New York City subway.  She helped secure billions in settlements for people wronged by some of the world’s biggest banks.  She’s been dogged in her pursuit of public corruption.  She’s jailed some of New York’s most violent and notorious mobsters and gang members.  And through it all, she’s worked closely with law enforcement and local communities to get the job done.
我提名洛丽塔·林奇担任下一任联邦司法部长已经过去4个多月了。30多年来,洛丽塔证明了她是一位严厉、公平、独立的检察官。作为纽约东部地区的联邦检察长,她成功起诉了密谋炸弹袭击联邦储备银行和纽约地铁的恐怖分子。她还帮助受到某些世界最大银行不公对待的人们通过庭外和解保住了数十亿资金。她还致力于打击公权力腐败。她将纽约最残暴、臭名昭著的歹徒和黑帮成员打入大牢。在所有这些事情中,她与地方执法人员和社区通力合作,出色地完成了任务。

In short, her qualifications are superb.  That’s why, in the past, the Senate easily confirmed Loretta to lead one of the most prominent U.S. Attorney offices in the country – not once, but twice.
总之,她的履历超凡出色。正因如此, 参议院在过去毫无困难地确认洛丽塔领导全国最重要的联邦检察官办公室之一。而且不是一次,是两次。

Still – it has been more than four months since I nominated Loretta Lynch to serve as Attorney General.
到今天为止,距我提名洛丽塔·林奇担任司法部长一职已经过去四个多月了。

And this time, Republican leaders in Congress won’t even let her nomination come up for a vote.  In fact, by Monday, Loretta will have been languishing on the Senate floor for longer than the seven previous Attorneys General combined.  Let me say that again – she will have been waiting for a simple yes-or-no vote on the Senate floor for longer than the seven previous Attorneys General combined.
这一次,国会的共和党领导人连一次投票表决的机会都不给。而到下周一,洛丽塔的提名在参议院等待投票确认的时间比前七位司法部长等待的时间总和还长。我再强调一遍,她在等待参议院一个简单的同意或否决的投票表决,这一时间超过了前七任司法部长等待时间的总和。

No one can claim she’s unqualified.  No one’s saying she can’t do the job.  Senators from both parties say they support her.  This is purely about politics.  First, Republicans held up her nomination because they were upset about the actions I took to make our broken immigration system smarter and fairer.  Now they’re denying her a vote until they can figure out how to pass a bill on a completely unrelated issue.  But they could bring her up for a yes-or-no vote at any time.
没有人可以质疑她的工作能力。没有人敢说她不称职。两党的参议员们都说自己支持她。这次完全就是政治把戏。首先,共和党人担心我改革移民系统,使其更明智更公平而采取的举措让他们担忧,他们因此阻挠对洛丽塔的任命。现在,他们想等到制定并通过一部与之毫无干系的法案之后再对她进行投票。但他们完全可以在任何时候对她进行投票表决。

Republicans promised that Congress would function smoothly with them in charge.  Here’s a chance for them to prove it.  Congress should stop playing politics with law enforcement and national security.  They should support good people in both parties who want to reform our criminal justice system.  And that means they should end the longest confirmation process for an Attorney General in three decades, and give Loretta Lynch a vote.
共和党人承诺掌控国会之后会让各项流程更顺畅。现在就是他们证明这一点的机会。国会不可以在关系执法和国家安全的问题上继续玩弄政治手腕。他们应该支持两党中想要改革我们刑事司法体系的好人。这就需要他们结束30多年来最长的司法部长确认流程,给洛丽塔·林奇一次投票表决的机会。

Thank you.  And have a great weekend.
谢谢大家!祝周末愉快!

(译文来源于译言)



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