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House Proceeding on Feb 5th, 2007 :: 0:30:50 to 0:32:53
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Judy Biggert

0:25:36 to 0:30:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Judy Biggert

Judy Biggert

0:30:34 to 0:30:50( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: mr. matheson: mr. speaker, i'm pleased to now yield two minutes to a fellow member of the energy and commerce committee, mr. towns, from new york. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.

Edolphus Towns

0:30:50 to 0:31:05( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: mr. towns: thank you very much, mr. speaker. let me begin by thanking you for allowing me to speak on this resolution. fraud and abuse is very prevalent and of course we need to do something about

Edolphus Towns

0:30:50 to 0:32:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edolphus Towns

Edolphus Towns

0:31:05 to 0:31:17( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: it it. so i would like to say to the committee members that too long have we allowed this fraud and abuse to go without speaking out on it in the fashion we should. people are being abused. family

Edolphus Towns

0:31:17 to 0:31:31( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: members are being abused as a result of fraud and abuse. so i think that we need to send a message to those that are out there who are doing these kind of things to say that we will not sit

Edolphus Towns

0:31:31 to 0:31:41( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: back and allow you to do this. we have people that are taking another person's identity and going out, making bills, and creating problems and creating situations where the person's credit is

Edolphus Towns

0:31:41 to 0:31:52( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: bad and when they begin to move forward to try to do something on behalf of their family, they can't do it because somebody else has done some things that they should not have done and make this

Edolphus Towns

0:31:52 to 0:32:04( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: family have to suffer. i would like to just thank the sponsors of this resolution and to say to you that i think it will draw the attention of those who might not be fully aware of what's going

Edolphus Towns

0:32:04 to 0:32:14( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: on. i think it would let law enforcement also know that the members of the united states congress is very concerned about these issues. and i would like to salute the sponsors. i would

Edolphus Towns

0:32:14 to 0:32:25( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: like to salute the energy and commerce committee for bringing this resolution forward so quickly because the time is now that we must send a statement, make a statement to let people know

Edolphus Towns

0:32:25 to 0:32:36( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: that we are not going to sit back and let them do these kind of things to create problems for people. i would say to you on that note i yield back and to say i look forward to working with

Edolphus Towns

0:32:36 to 0:32:45( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: the committee to see what we can do to further draumatize and highlight this very serious situation. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas. mr. burgess: i have no

Edolphus Towns

0:32:45 to 0:32:53( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: further speakers. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas yields back his time. the gentleman from utah. mr. matheson: i want toe acknowledge

Jim Matheson

0:32:53 to 0:33:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Matheson: the leadership of mr. hinojosa and mrs. biggert on this issue. with that i have no further requests for time and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: all time has

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