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House Proceeding on Feb 13th, 2008 :: 3:42:09 to 3:46:43
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F. James Jr.Sensenbrenner

3:40:04 to 3:42:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: F. James Jr.Sensenbrenner

F. James Jr.Sensenbrenner

3:41:54 to 3:42:09( Edit History Discussion )

F. James Jr.Sensenbrenner: threatening america's counterterrorism efforts another extension represents a failure by the house democratic majority to protect the american people. the senate understands this. the intelligence

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:42:09 to 3:42:25( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: community needs a long-term bill to fix gaps in our intelligence laws, not a 21-day extension. the senate bill addresses the concerns of our intelligence community and has strong bipartisan

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:42:09 to 3:46:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:42:25 to 3:42:37( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: support. but house democrats are at war with themselves and at odds with the american people. house democrats disagree with the senate democrats, and house democrats disagree among themselves.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:42:37 to 3:42:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: one group wants to approve the bipartisan senate bill, and another opposes it. americans are tired of this kind of partisanship in washington. now we have partisanship within partisanship within

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:42:51 to 3:43:05( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the democratic party. house democrats disagree among themselves, disagree with democrats in the senate, and oppose a bipartisan bill that passed yesterday with overwhelming support by a vote

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:43:05 to 3:43:18( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: of 68-29. the house democratic leadership is like a clock that runs backwards. they keep going in counterclockwise circles to the left. unfortunately we can't turn the clock back on terrorists.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:43:18 to 3:43:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we must act to gather intelligence on terrorists and prevent another attack. why do we keepelaying our ability to protect american lives? another extension represents a failure to act, a failure

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:43:29 to 3:43:44( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: to lead, and a failure to protect our country. it doesn't take long to do what's right. let's stop the stalling and pass the bipartisan senate bill. i urge my colleagues to reject this extension

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:43:44 to 3:44:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and urge the democratic leadership to allow the house to consider the bipartisan senate bill. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:44:03 to 3:44:17( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: thank you, mr. speaker. i recognize the gentlelady from california, jane harman, a long time member of the intelligence committee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:44:17 to 3:44:32( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: who now on homeland security chairs the subcommittee that handles that same subject. i yield her three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized for three minutes.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:44:32 to 3:44:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: ms. harman: i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, as we discuss a short extension of the protect america act in order to hammer out a bicameral agreement with the senate, which just

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:44:49 to 3:45:02( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: passed its bill last night, thousands of intelligence agents are working hard around the world in undisclosed locations, unaspped by their families to -- unaccompanied by their families to prevent

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:45:02 to 3:45:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and disrupt dangerous threats against our country. once again let me say thank you to them and let me say that every member of this chamber thanks them for their service and -- prays for their

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:45:15 to 3:45:30( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: safe return. . this debate is not, as some on the other side wants to characterize it, as democrats wanting to coddle terrorists. we emphatically do not. we want to capture or kill them. it's

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:45:30 to 3:45:44( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: beyond cynical to suggest otherwise. this debate is not about whether we want court orders for foreign-to-foreign communications between terrorists. we do not. or whether we are opposed to

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:45:44 to 3:45:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: responsible changes to fisa. we all support responsible changes to fisa. this debate is about whether the careful framework in fisa, which has lasted three decades while letting us pursue

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:45:58 to 3:46:14( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: terrorists and protect constitutional freedoms, will survive. the bill the senate passed late yesterday, in my view, is unacceptable. i am mindful that there was a substantial bipartisan majority

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:46:14 to 3:46:28( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: for it, but some in my party and some in the other party who voted for it tried mightyly to improve it and lost. if we have 21 more days we can consider some of their amendments here,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

3:46:28 to 3:46:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and i would hope pass them. if we cannot fix the senate bill, i will oppose it if it comes up for a vote in the house. yes, i was one of a small group of members briefed on the terrorist

Jim Saxton

3:46:43 to 3:46:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Saxton: surveillance program between 2003 and 2006. but those briefings, until the program was publicly disclosed in late 2005, were about operational details only. i never learned that the administration

Jim Saxton

3:46:43 to 3:49:08( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Saxton

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