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House Proceeding on Feb 12th, 2007 :: 0:26:46 to 0:30:31
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for -- prosecuted and now sit in prison for a decade. no wonder there's low morale. you see, it's a violation of border patrol regulations to go after someone who is fleeing. the border patrol

Al Green

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Al Green: pursuit policy is unrealistic, by prohibiting the pursuit of someone. this is ridiculous. also, border agents cannot fire their weapon unless they are fired upon first. this is absurd. as

Al Green

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Speech By: Al Green

Al Green

0:26:58 to 0:27:11( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: someone once said, no one should take a bullet before he can use their weapon. when they approach illegals carrying automatic weapons, they should not run away and retreat or be fired at

Al Green

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Al Green: before they stop the intrusion. i guess this was conjured up by some bureaucrat here in washington, d.c. who has not been to the border. to mr. speaker we ask the border agents to protect

Al Green

0:27:22 to 0:27:32( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: the lawless and violent southern border. we need to give them clear rules of engagement to prevent them from coming to our nation. we need to let them know that congress supports their

Al Green

0:27:32 to 0:27:45( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: action. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. carney: mr. speaker, i yield five minutes to the distinguished

Al Green

0:27:45 to 0:27:57( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: the gentleman from texas, mr. green. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. . mr. green: thank you, mr. speaker and, thank you, mr. carney, for bringing this

Al Green

0:27:57 to 0:28:09( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: important legislation before the house. today, friends, we will honor and respect the fourth anniversary of the department of homeland security. in so doing we understand that it has been

Al Green

0:28:09 to 0:28:23( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: a rocky four years, but the importance of this mission of homeland security has only grown. we must never forget the crucial mission of the department of homeland security and that it cannot be

Al Green

0:28:23 to 0:28:35( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: fulfilled without the people who make up the department of homeland security. while there have been some difficult times, it is time for us to acknowledge there are some good people working

Al Green

0:28:35 to 0:28:48( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: in the department of homeland security. these people are heroes who work day and night, keeping our country safe. they sacrifice their time. they are often away from their families and they do

Al Green

0:28:48 to 0:29:01( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: a thankless job too often. so we are here today to say thank you, not only to those who are in the lofty offices and who hold high positions, but we are also here today to say thank

Al Green

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Al Green: you to those who sweep the floors, those who file the paperwork, those who answer the phones, those are making a difference in the lives of americans by making sure that while we're on their

Al Green

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Al Green: watch, we are protected. i want you to know that while the department came in dead last with reference to job satisfaction for federal employees according to a recent o.p.m. survey, and we know this

Al Green

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Al Green: is unacceptable, they were dead last, but i believe they can improve. i believe they will do better. i want to share my optimism because the department of homeland security is a department that

Al Green

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Al Green: every one of us is depending on who lives in the homeland. the leadership in this department must do better. congress today, i believe, stands with the rank-and-file employees of this department

Al Green

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Al Green: and we want everyone to do better and we are here to support all of those many employees who are working hard for us. so i ask today that my colleagues join me in supporting and in embracing

Al Green

0:30:04 to 0:30:15( Edit History Discussion )

Al Green: this resolution for the department of homeland security. they are making a difference in our lives and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the

Al Green

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Al Green: gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. carney: mr. speaker, i would inquire as to whether the gentleman from florida has anymore speakers. mr. bilirakis: i do not. mr. carney: mr. speaker i urge

Chris Carney

0:30:31 to 0:30:40( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Carney: my colleagues to vote aye on house resolution 134. i yield back the balance of my time. mr. speaker, i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman

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