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House Proceeding 01-21-09 on Jan 21st, 2009 :: 0:05:25 to 0:08:40
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Paul Ryan

0:05:24 to 0:05:45( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: spirit on a cold washington day. led by director, the green valley students lifened up an already festive crowd with their rendition of "viva bringing a hometown touch to our nation's capital. i had the pleasure of welcoming the band to washington on monday and saw the enthusiasm in their faces.

Paul Ryan

0:05:25 to 0:08:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan

0:05:46 to 0:06:07( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: for many it seemed that the performance was really the easy part. early morning flights, cold weather and countless hours spent raising money for the trip were some of the challenges they overcame. exhibiting the same determination and perseverance they apply in the classroom to hone their musical talent. it was with great pride that

Paul Ryan

0:06:08 to 0:06:29( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: nevada was in the odd -- nevadans in the audience and at home watch the students take their place in this historic moment. i again congratulate them on their fine performance and thank them for coming to washington. the speaker pro tempore: are there further one-minute

Paul Ryan

0:06:30 to 0:06:50( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: requests? under the speaker's announced policy of january 6, 2009, and under a previous order of the house, the following members are recognized for five minutes each. mr. poe from texas. the chair will recognize you for five minutes.

Paul Ryan

0:06:51 to 0:07:11( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: mr. poe: thank you, mr. speaker. well, it's finally happened, mr. speaker. president bush and won of his -- in one of his last ax akts as president of the united states communitd the sentences of border patrol agents ramos and compean who were doing their

Paul Ryan

0:07:12 to 0:07:34( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: jobs along the border who shot a drug dealer who was smuggling 50,000 worth of narcotics. it's good that president bush has commuted their sentence. we hope to pss further with the new president obama and get a pardon for these two individuals. but there has already been an effect of this communtation. you see right away the mexican

Paul Ryan

0:07:35 to 0:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: vernment in its self-righteous indig nation disapproves of the common take of ramos and compean. if the mexican government disapproved of it president bush did the right thing. who cares if the united states enforced the rule of the law in keeping drug smugglers from

Paul Ryan

0:07:56 to 0:08:16( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: mexico out of coming into the united states? so that was obviously the right decision if the mexican governme president bush's decision. but also it will have an effect hopefully on our border agents. other cases we our federal -- where our federal government chooses to prosecute border protectors instead of prosecuting criminals who come

Paul Ryan

0:08:17 to 0:08:39( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: into the united states like drug smugglers, since that has occurred so often, our border protectors have been reluctant to enforce the rule of law and when they see a situation on the border from san diego to brownsville, texas, that may turn out to be violent they've backed off. and the reason they've backed off is because our federal government refuses to protect

Paul Ryan

0:08:40 to 0:08:42( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Ryan: them when they get themselves in

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