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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 2:01:50 to 2:05:25
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Mike Rogers

2:01:46 to 2:02:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: amendment offered by the gentleman from florida will be postponed. it is now time to consider amendment number 4 printed in house report 111-419. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition?

Mike Rogers

2:01:50 to 2:05:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

2:02:08 to 2:02:29( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: mr. rogers: madam chair, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: clerk. -- the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 4 printed in house report 111-419 offered by mr. rogers from michigan. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 1105, the gentleman from michigan, mr. rogers, and a member opposed, will each

Mike Rogers

2:02:30 to 2:02:51( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. rogers: the director of the f.b.i. implemented a new policy, and the policy was designed to try to get a different talent pool of individuals to come to washington, d.c., to be supervisors in their new bureaucracy of the intelligence community, if you will. they're having a difficult time doing it. so what they ended up doing is

Mike Rogers

2:02:52 to 2:03:15( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: they forced supervisors in the field. these are f.b.i. experts in a whole variety of fields. it could be white collar crime. it could be organized crime. it could be foreign counterintelligence. it could be counterterrorism efforts. and arbitrarily said after five years you're done. you'd have to step down. you have to come to washington,

Mike Rogers

2:03:16 to 2:03:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: d.c., and apply to be -- to another job. can you step down, go to a brick agent in the f.b.i. five years ago we said this i really unfair to a lot of agents. you're going to lose agents. unfortunately they implemented it. we lost agents. seep yor agents. talented -- senior agents. talented agents. we heard stories from after

Mike Rogers

2:03:39 to 2:04:00( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: stories about good, quality, talented, seasoned f.b.i. agents being forced to make decisions based on their families. some were just not in a position to come back to washington, d.c. so their reward for all that honorable service is get out. well, the director cut a deal

Mike Rogers

2:04:01 to 2:04:24( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: with this congress five years ago, i will fix this problem for the agents that are harmed. we are still waiting today. this is called the up and out policy of the f.b.i. it is wrong, mr. director. it is absolutely unconscionable that this continues to be a problem after they've given the congress of the united states your word it would be fixed.

Mike Rogers

2:04:25 to 2:04:45( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: i -- i just implore to the director to fix th problem. the only way for us to join together to get this fixed for the men and women who have risked their lives, who moved their families, who make the difficult choices to be an agent of the f.b.i. is to offer this amendment and say no more. we're not playing anymore. fix this problem. it's wrong to treat the men and

Mike Rogers

2:04:46 to 2:05:06( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: women of the f.b.i. with this blatant disregard for what has been harmful to them and their families. in some cases their pensions as well. it's wrong. i know it has been bipartisan in the past. i hope it continues to be a bipartisan effort. and, madam chair, i can't strongly enough say i support

Mike Rogers

2:05:07 to 2:05:25( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: it but also i have a letter here from the f.b.i. -- the federal bureau of investigation agents association representing literally tens of thousands of former and current agents all across theountry who have stood up and said this is the right thing.

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