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House Proceeding 02-03-09 on Feb 3rd, 2009 :: 2:48:45 to 2:50:40
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Frank R. Wolf

2:48:42 to 2:49:03( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: another step in upholding our responsibility to protect the lives and livelihood of american citizens. i reserve the bance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from mississippi. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i don't have any additional speakers for the bill. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the

Frank R. Wolf

2:48:45 to 2:50:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Frank R. Wolf

Frank R. Wolf

2:49:04 to 2:49:25( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: gentleman from mississippi reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. olson: mr. speaker, i yield five minutes to the distinguished gentleman from virginia, mr. wolf. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. the gentleman from virginia is recognized for five minutes. mr. wolf: i thank the gentleman for yielding the time. mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 549, the national bombing prevention act of 2009.

Frank R. Wolf

2:49:26 to 2:49:46( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: however, i have some concerns about language included in this bill regarding the enhancement of explosive detection k-9 resources and capabilities. i'm concerned or wore trade this provision could unintentionally harm established federal k-9 training facilities and weaken even existing training standards. currently the customs and border protection agency runs two world class k-9 training facilities

Frank R. Wolf

2:49:47 to 2:50:08( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: under its k-9 enforcement program in addition to a u.s. -- usda fility in florida. one of these facilities is located at my congressional district in virginia in what is viewed as the shenandoah valley. i strongly encourage members to visit this exceptional program staffed by dedicated federal employees before making any

Frank R. Wolf

2:50:09 to 2:50:29( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: comprehensive reforms to this model program. the k-9 enhancement program already serves the needs of the department of homeland security and other federal agencies. it is so highly regarded that many of our closest international allies, i was out there, egypt had their people out the training and many others, send their k-9 program

Frank R. Wolf

2:50:30 to 2:50:41( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: officials to the facility for training. mr. speaker, rather than re-inventing the program that already demonstrates exceptional results, i hope we can work with the department of homeland security and customs and border

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