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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 4:02:10 to 4:03:35
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Lamar S. Smith

4:01:57 to 4:02:17( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: gentleman is recognized. the gentleman from michigan has two minutes remaing. you may use it as you wish. mr. smith: i'm prepared to close on this side. the gentleman from michigan reserves. the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i yield

Lamar S. Smith

4:02:10 to 4:03:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Lamar S. Smith

4:02:18 to 4:02:38( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: myself the balance of the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, extending thexpriring provisions of the patriot act will give our law enforcement officials and intelligence agents the authority they need to meet terrorist threats. it is unfortunate, though, that some reject a long-term re-authorization. refusing to re-authorize our national security laws for the long term signals weakness to

Lamar S. Smith

4:02:39 to 4:03:00( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: our enemies. it says we are not serious about protecting american lives. repeated extensions of this law creates uncertainty for intelligence officials and increase the danger that intelligence is missed and threats unidentified. the patriot act is not broken. and if it isn't broken we

Lamar S. Smith

4:03:01 to 4:03:21( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: shouldn't try to fix it. congress has already undertaken a sweeping view of the patriot act following meetings in the jewish, we had a re-authorization in 2006 that made permanent all but three provisions and enhanced important civil liberty protections. the obama administration, a

Lamar S. Smith

4:03:22 to 4:03:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: bipartisan senate and house republicans all support a long-term re-authorization of the patriot act. mr. speaker, while i support this bill, our national interest would have been better served if we had considered a long-term extension.

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