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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 1:27:25 to 1:29:40
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James R. Langevin

1:27:21 to 1:27:41( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: mr. reyes: thank you, madam chair, i now yield two minutes to the gentleman from rhode island, valued member of our committee, mr. langevin. the chair: the gentlen from rhode island is recognized for two minutes. mr. langevin: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the chair: without objection. mr. langevin: i thank the gentleman for yielding and for

James R. Langevin

1:27:25 to 1:29:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James R. Langevin

James R. Langevin

1:27:42 to 1:28:02( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: his leadership on the intelligence committee. madam chair, i rise in strong support of h.r. 2701. this bill before us today funds critical intelligence activities that are vital to our national security. of particular interest to me it provides the resources for the foundational capabilities of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. as the recent cyberattacks

James R. Langevin

1:28:03 to 1:28:23( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: against google and u.s. networks have demonstrated, our information infrastructure is far more vulnerable than many realize. . it is important that the u.s. ensure critical government and functions are protted and improve our ability to hold aagreesers accountable. the -- aagreesors accountable.

James R. Langevin

1:28:24 to 1:28:45( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: the president is cmitted to developing a broad strategy to secure u.s. information networks. applaud those networks. now, in order for us to foster cyber readiness, i offered an amendment requiring the committee to submit to congress in determining whetherwe have the work force we need to

James R. Langevin

1:28:46 to 1:29:06( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: secure this vital part of cyberspace as well as recruit and retain the best and the brightest in this field. i'm surely grateful this provision has been included in the manager's amendment that we're debating today. another issue of great importance is congressional oversight of our intelligence community. i'm pleased that this bill modifies the gang of eight notification process currently

James R. Langevin

1:29:07 to 1:29:28( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: used to brief congress on intelligence communities we saw the danger of giving the executive too much leeway in engaging activities outside of congressional review. now, reforming the mechanism governing notification will restore congress' ability to conduct effective oversight on our intelligence activities. so with that i just want to thank chairman reyes for his

James R. Langevin

1:29:29 to 1:29:40( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: leadership in crafting this bill as well as his general leadership of the intelligence committee itself and the attention he paid to cybersecurity.

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