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House Proceeding on Feb 12th, 2007 :: 0:21:13 to 0:24:46
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Gus Bilirakis

0:15:36 to 0:21:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis

0:20:54 to 0:21:13( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: conduct themselves in a fine manner. thank you, mr. speaker, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. carney:

David G. Reichert

0:21:13 to 0:21:23( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. bilirakis: yes, mr. speaker, i yield mr. reichart of washington as much time as he

David G. Reichert

0:21:13 to 0:24:46( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David G. Reichert

David G. Reichert

0:21:23 to 0:21:35( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: will consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr. reichart: mr. speaker, as a member of the committee on homeland security, i rise in strong support of

David G. Reichert

0:21:35 to 0:21:45( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: h.r. 134. this resolution recognizes and honors the employees of the department of homeland security for their anticipational efforts and contributions -- exceptional efforts and contributions

David G. Reichert

0:21:45 to 0:21:57( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: to protect and secure our nation. since the creation of the department of homeland security four years ago, the department has made significant steps in ensuring the safety of the american people,

David G. Reichert

0:21:57 to 0:22:15( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: specifically with regard to preparing, equipping and training our first responders, protecting our skies and securing our borders and ports. in my home state of washington, we have almost

David G. Reichert

0:22:15 to 0:22:27( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: 2,000 people working for the department of homeland security. including 178 members of the coast guard, 337 immigration employees and custom enforcement officers and 1,182 transportation security

David G. Reichert

0:22:27 to 0:22:41( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: administration employees. many of these men and women put their lives on the line every day to ensure that another 9/11 attack does not occur. in addition to protecting us from another terrorist

David G. Reichert

0:22:41 to 0:22:52( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: attack, the department of homeland security employees thwart human smuggling networks and disrupt the international drug trade. an example of these efforts is in 2005, a discovery of a tunnel

David G. Reichert

0:22:52 to 0:23:07( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: between the united states and canada that would have been used to smuggle drugs into the united states. mr. speaker, it's easy to come to this floor and come together in a bipartisan way and

David G. Reichert

0:23:07 to 0:23:19( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: pass a resolution to say that we support the men and women who work in the department of homeland security. it's easy to talk about morale. it's easy to criticize when the men and women who

David G. Reichert

0:23:19 to 0:23:30( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: protect our children, protect our neighborhoods and protect our communities are out there every day. we need to show by action. we need to support them in our legislation that we pass that

David G. Reichert

0:23:30 to 0:23:43( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: provides them with the tools and the resources they need to do their job. i was in law enforcement 33 years in the seattle area, and i know when i made a life and death decision i had

David G. Reichert

0:23:43 to 0:24:01( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: the support of my administration, i had the support of my leadership. our men and women who work for the department of homeland security need a strong leadership. and our strong leadership can be supported

David G. Reichert

0:24:01 to 0:24:15( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: by people right here in this body by supporting them again with their resources and the tools that they need. the employees of the department of homeland security have a tough job, a very tough

David G. Reichert

0:24:15 to 0:24:26( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: job. they not only need our strong words of support here today and the support that we bring with our vote in supporting this resolution, but they need our respect and our admiration each

David G. Reichert

0:24:26 to 0:24:36( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: and every day that they're out there protecting our country, our children and the future of our grandchildren. mr. speaker, i yield. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes

David G. Reichert

0:24:36 to 0:24:46( Edit History Discussion )

David G. Reichert: the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. carney: mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. bilirakis: mr.

Chris Carney

0:24:46 to 0:24:54( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Carney: speaker, i yield three minutes to the distinguished the gentleman from texas, mr. poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. poe: thank you, mr. speaker. i, too,

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