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House Proceeding on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 1:31:30 to 1:35:40
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Alcee L. Hastings

1:31:27 to 1:31:47( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: of those who -- individuals and provides them new defense? again, i mention scott brown earlier and what resonated from his acceptance speech when he won the election was, we shouldn't be expending our taxpayer dollars on defending these terrorists. we should be expending our taxpayer dollars to fight to make sure they never ever pose a threat against us.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:31:30 to 1:35:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Alcee L. Hastings

1:31:48 to 1:32:08( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: this is a terrible rule. it's a terrible rule because it denies the opportunity for debate and the bill itself needs to be reworked by the select committee on intelligence. mr. speaker, we can do better. i urge my colleagues to reject it and let's do the right thing. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:32:09 to 1:32:31( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, this is a responsible bill that will enhance vital human intelligence collection, fill the critical gaps in our intelligence gathering activity, authorize significant investment in our nation's cybersecurity capability as

Alcee L. Hastings

1:32:32 to 1:32:53( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: well as provide much-need reform by -- forbidding the c.i.a.'s practice of outsourcing interrogation to prate contractors operating outside the law. it's unfortune that we live in a dangerous and different world where we must always be vigilant of those who wish to cause harm to others.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:32:54 to 1:33:15( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: this bill is critical to addressing the many challenges we face within the intelligence community. i want to take this moment of personal privilege to thank chairman reyes and the staff of the house select committee on intelligence, the republican and democratic staff for their

Alcee L. Hastings

1:33:16 to 1:33:36( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: extraordinary hard work and dedication in helping to se this excellent bill to fruition. four years is far too long for the intelligence community to go without guidance from its oversight committees. i believe we should get an authorization bill passed and

Alcee L. Hastings

1:33:37 to 1:33:57( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: on the president's desk for signature into law. theres' going to be added general -- there's going to be added general debate, but when i listen to my colleague who is my good friend i kind of like feel like all of the labor on both sides, including speakers that i served with on that

Alcee L. Hastings

1:33:58 to 1:34:19( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: committee, mr. thornberry and mr. rogers, we've worked very actively to get us to the position that we are in with reference to this authorization bill. there have been agreements and there have been disagreements, and there are always things that can be added. the responsibility of the rules committee is to move the agenda.

Alcee L. Hastings

1:34:20 to 1:34:40( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: i'm very proud of the fact that there's a summit on health care going on at the white house at the same time that we are discussing the authorization bill and that i'm getting ready to leave here and goo a jobs task force which i believe is high on the mind of the american agenda which proves that we really can do

Alcee L. Hastings

1:34:41 to 1:35:02( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: legislation, prepare legislation, chew gum and walk at the same time. we are an incredible lot of people we are, and just like that we can also secure this nation as this bill does in high time. but i am going to say to you all one more time, enough of the business about not in my back yard. if i didn't dispel it today i'll see you another time on

Alcee L. Hastings

1:35:03 to 1:35:23( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the floor to have you understand just how extraordinary the federal judiciary is, just how extraordinary the intelligence community is and just how important it is to our nation's security that we allow them to function corlingdly. -- accordingly. with that i yield back the balance of my time and move the

Alcee L. Hastings

1:35:24 to 1:35:40( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: previous question. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the previous question is ordered. the question is on adoption of the resolution. all those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the resolution is -- mr. dreier: mr. speaker, i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays have been requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays

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