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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 3:15:45 to 3:18:20
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Lamar S. Smith

3:15:41 to 3:16:02( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: consideration of this very important measure and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas. mr. biggert: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> despite most terror attacks and a warning of an imminent

Lamar S. Smith

3:15:45 to 3:18:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

3:16:03 to 3:16:23( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: terror attack from our national security experts, the best this congress can do is a one-year extension of our national security laws. on christmas day, he tried to

Lamar S. Smith

3:16:24 to 3:16:45( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: murder 288 civiliansby trying to blow up a flight. he only failed because of his own ineptness and the quick thovebs passengers and crew. last november, in my home state of texas, major nadal hassan killed 13 and wounded 30 others

Lamar S. Smith

3:16:46 to 3:17:06( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: when he opened fire at fort hood army base. in september, three terrorist plot were thwarted in new york city, springfield, illinois, and dallas, texas. now intellence experts warn us another terrorist attack may be imminent. yet after all those near misses, the house majority refuses to pass a long-term

Lamar S. Smith

3:17:07 to 3:17:28( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: extension of three essential patriot act provisions. the patriot act works. it has proven effective time and time again in preventing terrorist attacks and keeps us safe. the expiring provision to give permission to conduct woving

Lamar S. Smith

3:17:29 to 3:17:49( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: wiretaps, seek certain business records and get information on lone terrorists who are not associated with a particular terrorist group. we cannot afford to play dice with the security of the american people. we must continue the intelligence-gathering measures to win our fight against terrorists. the obama administration recognized last year when it

Lamar S. Smith

3:17:50 to 3:18:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: called for congress to authorize the expiring provisions without any changes that undermine their effectiveness. instead of working with the administration and listening to national security expert the house majority is only offering another short-term extension. the majority may think that by pushing re-authorization until after the election, they will then be able to pursue

Lamar S. Smith

3:18:13 to 3:18:20( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: legislation to water down these provisions a year from now, but if so, they are playing with fire and innocent americans are the ones who will get burned.

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