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House Proceeding on Feb 13th, 2008 :: 4:28:13 to 4:33:43
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4:27:53 to 4:28:13( Edit History Discussion )

committee, none of us stand in this well to jeopardize the safety and security of the american people. let us dispense with that myth all together. what is important is that when we finally

Daniel Lipinski

4:28:13 to 4:28:28( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: f design a bill that is going to be entrenched in law, it must be in compliance with the constitution that is embedded in this bill. it is not today. i ask my colleagues to enthusiastically

Daniel Lipinski

4:28:13 to 4:33:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Daniel Lipinski

Daniel Lipinski

4:28:28 to 4:28:42( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: vote for the extension because i believe in security and the right of all americans. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan. mr. hoekstra: i'd

Daniel Lipinski

4:28:42 to 4:28:55( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: like to yield two minutes to my colleague from new jersey, mr. saxton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for two minutes. mr. saxton: i rise in opposition

Daniel Lipinski

4:28:55 to 4:29:08( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: to this legislation. mr. speaker, some years ago as i was working to have a subcommittee on the armed services committee established on terrorism, i was making the rounds among my party's leadership,

Daniel Lipinski

4:29:08 to 4:29:22( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: and i mad the case about why i thought we needed -- of course this was before 9/11 -- a subcommittee on terrorism. i'll never forget one of my good friends told me that he thought that -- he said,

Daniel Lipinski

4:29:22 to 4:29:36( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: jim, i think you and your friends see a terrorist behind every bush. mr. speaker, unfortunately it seems to me like the democrat majority leadership has adopted that same frame of reference.

Daniel Lipinski

4:29:36 to 4:29:48( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: there's not a terrorist behind every bush, but they present a clear and present danger. we were told so as late as today by representatives of the intelligence community. passing a 21-day

Daniel Lipinski

4:29:48 to 4:30:02( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: extension simply continues the uncertainty in the intelligence community, the uncertainty in the telecounications community, and uncertain among -- uncertainty among the american public

Daniel Lipinski

4:30:02 to 4:30:14( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: itself. just yesterday as it has been said here several times, the senate approved a comprehensive, long-term bipartisan bill by a vote of 68-29 to close the terrorist loophole in our intelligence

Daniel Lipinski

4:30:14 to 4:30:26( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: laws. their bill represents a compromise between congress and the administration. it rightly restores the original intent of the fisa by ensuring that intelligence officials can conduct

Daniel Lipinski

4:30:26 to 4:30:38( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: surveillance on foreign targets without a court order. while still protecting the civil liberties of the american people. it also grants liability protection to telecommunications companies that

Daniel Lipinski

4:30:38 to 4:30:58( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: help the government -- helped the government after september 11. allowing these companies to be subject to frivolous lawsuits threatens their future cooperation which could cripple america's

Daniel Lipinski

4:30:58 to 4:31:11( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: counterterrorism efforts. may i get 30 seconds? mr. smith: i yield another minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for an additional minute. mr. saxton: the senate

Daniel Lipinski

4:31:11 to 4:31:25( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: bill is a responsible plan for protecting our nation against terrorist threats. many times the senate sends bills over here and very -- and they are very shortly passed by the house. the house must

Daniel Lipinski

4:31:25 to 4:31:51( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: act quickly on this one as well. the senate's bill, and send it to the president so he can sign it. failing to do so effectively failing to protect our country and the american citizens. therefore

Daniel Lipinski

4:31:51 to 4:32:05( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: i urge my colleagues to vote against h.r. 5349 and instead immediately pass the senate's version of the bill so we can send this important bill to the president. there may not be, mr. speaker, a terrorist

Daniel Lipinski

4:32:05 to 4:32:16( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: behind every bush, but they, today, present a clear and present danger. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. nc the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers:

Daniel Lipinski

4:32:16 to 4:32:34( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: mr. speaker, i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. conyers: thank you. i rise disappointed that the president of the united

Daniel Lipinski

4:32:34 to 4:32:47( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: states is attempting to short circuit the legislative process and force congress into an impulsive decision by vowing to veto this short-term extension before us now that would permit us

Daniel Lipinski

4:32:47 to 4:33:02( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: to legislate responsibly. it's beyond me howhe executive -- chief executive of this country who truly wants an effective fisa reform, who truly cares about enacting sound legislation to protect

Daniel Lipinski

4:33:02 to 4:33:12( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: americans' lives and liberty, who truly respects the prerogatives of congress in shaping that legislation could seriously threaten us with the prospect of vetoing this legislation. it's especially

Daniel Lipinski

4:33:12 to 4:33:30( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: disturbing to think that he might refuse to accept a brief extension of his own surveillance program in order to ramrod a decision his way on telecom immunity before we can know what it is we

Daniel Lipinski

4:33:30 to 4:33:43( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel Lipinski: are giving immunity to. i'm also disappointed that some of my friends, members of the minority, who i have always considered to be responsible legislators have spoken today in support of

W. Todd Akin

4:33:43 to 4:33:56( Edit History Discussion )

W. Todd Akin: the president's attempt to once again bludgeon us into rushing to enact sweeping new wiretapping powers for the executive branch without giving the legislative branch the time to ensure that the

W. Todd Akin

4:33:43 to 4:37:39( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: W. Todd Akin

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