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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 2:19:55 to 2:22:35
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Mac Thornberry

2:19:53 to 2:20:13( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: that all members support these important safeguards. thank you and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: who seeks time in opposition? the gentlema reserves. gentleman rise? >> i sk to claim the time in opposition to the amendment. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. >> i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: without objection, the gentleman is recognized.

Mac Thornberry

2:19:55 to 2:22:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mac Thornberry

Mac Thornberry

2:20:14 to 2:20:34( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: >> madam chair, i don't think anyone in this house can deny the importance of cybersecurity. certainly the intelgence committee is devoting a great deal of time and effort to understanding the threat to our potential responses and how we can go about it. i am perhaps, however, a lonely

Mac Thornberry

2:20:35 to 2:20:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: voice expressing caution about the number of reports that accumulate on top of one another year after year after year and way down our intelligence community -- weigh down our intelligence community. i mentioned earlier that there are 41 new reports of one kind or another that are in the

Mac Thornberry

2:20:56 to 2:21:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: underlying bill. the manager's amendment, which we've debated, has at least 17 more reports on top of that. and i beeve if you look at all of the 20, 21 provisions of the manager's amendment there are at least two reports on

Mac Thornberry

2:21:18 to 2:21:38( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: cybersecurity plus a task force. now, the issue is important but surely to goodness we have some responsibility in congress to pay attention to the cost in terms of dollars, the cost this terms of man power to do all of these reports that get added on top of the intelligence community but often never go away.

Mac Thornberry

2:21:39 to 2:21:59( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: that just stack on top of each other year after year. so i appreciate the gentleman's interest in cybersecurity. i share that, by the way. i think the gentleman's right on the importance of it. and all members, before you come demanding another report of one sort or another, maybe it would

Mac Thornberry

2:22:00 to 2:22:20( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: be good to inquire as to what it would take to actually complete that report. how much money that costs the taxpayers. if we do i think we're going to be a little more hesitant to stack report upon report upon report. with that i would rserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his

Mac Thornberry

2:22:21 to 2:22:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mac Thornberry: time. the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: thank you, madam chair. i thank the gentleman for his comments and i think he is right. i mean, i think clearly the fact that a report is requested simply for the sake of requesting a report is redundant and is taxing on our

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