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House Proceeding on Feb 13th, 2008 :: 2:03:09 to 2:06:57
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Michael Arcuri

2:02:54 to 2:03:09( Edit History Discussion )

Michael Arcuri: to get serious about our national security, and giving our intelligence agencies the they need to prevent the next terrorist attack. the senate passed a rockefeller-bond bill last night by a vote

Doc Hastings

2:03:09 to 2:03:22( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: of 68-29. it makes permanent the authorities we passed in august of last year to listen to foreigners in foreign countries without a warrant. we spy on our enemies. we try to find out what their

Doc Hastings

2:03:09 to 2:06:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

2:03:22 to 2:03:38( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: plans are so we can stop them from killing americans. that rockefeller-bond bill also provides protection from lawsuits for the american companies that stepped up to the plate when this country was

Doc Hastings

2:03:38 to 2:03:49( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: in crisis. in good faith does american companies partnered with the u.s. government under instructions from that government, from our own government, to move forward and to help us to prevent

Doc Hastings

2:03:49 to 2:04:02( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: another terrorist attack. and ironically they cannot defend themselves against lawsuits because the government says to do so would violate state secrets. it would give away secrets to

Doc Hastings

2:04:02 to 2:04:15( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: our enemies. so they're stuck in court not even being able to defend themselves. the cooperation that is being protected here in the rockefeller-bond bill is long established in criminal law and

Doc Hastings

2:04:15 to 2:04:32( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: should certainly extend to the national security realm. today i circulated a letter from 21 bipartisan attorney generals supporting these lawsuit protection provisions. our intelligence agencies

Doc Hastings

2:04:32 to 2:04:46( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: and their partners in private industry need certainty that telecommunications companies, whom we depend upon to cooperate need certainty, and our intelligence agents need certainty that we're not going

Doc Hastings

2:04:46 to 2:05:02( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: to keep operating our intelligence community on a month-to-month basis. we have closed -- mr. hastings: i yield the gentlelady one additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady

Doc Hastings

2:05:02 to 2:05:17( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: from new mexico is recognized for an additional minute. mrs. wilson: in august we closed an intelligence gap, a vital gap that's been now closed. and the changes that we made have already provided

Doc Hastings

2:05:17 to 2:05:38( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: intelligence that the director of national intelligence, admiral mike mcconnell, has said have helped us to disrupt terrorist attacks. intelligence is the first line of defense in protecting

Doc Hastings

2:05:38 to 2:05:52( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: this country against terrorism. i would urge my colleagues to allow a vote today on the rockefeller-bond legislation. do not allow this bill to expire, and stand up and protect this country.

Doc Hastings

2:05:52 to 2:06:07( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: and i yield back the balance of my time.my the speaker pro tempore: jealts -- the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: thank you. and my colleague seems to be

Doc Hastings

2:06:07 to 2:06:21( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: saying for us to rely upon assurances that's been given by this administration, the same administration that told us about weapons of mass destruction, the same administration that told us --

Doc Hastings

2:06:21 to 2:06:41( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: no, i will not yield at this point. the same administration that told us that iran was building a nuclear bomb. and then she asks why we are skeptical about taking the word of the administration.

Doc Hastings

2:06:41 to 2:06:57( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: as my colleague knows, the house passed the restore america act last november. it was not until last night that the senate passed the bill re-authorizing and reforming the foreign intelligence

Michael Arcuri

2:06:57 to 2:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Michael Arcuri: surveillance act. the bill is significantly different than the one we passed in november. as is the case when the house and the senate have differenting bills, it is appropriate for the

Michael Arcuri

2:06:57 to 2:08:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael Arcuri

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