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House Proceeding 02-25-10 on Feb 25th, 2010 :: 4:03:40 to 4:07:00
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Dennis J. Kucinich

4:03:36 to 4:03:57( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to spport this legislation even though a long-term piece of legislation would have been a situation, and i'll yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yeepeds back. the gentleman from a the

Dennis J. Kucinich

4:03:40 to 4:07:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dennis J. Kucinich

Dennis J. Kucinich

4:03:58 to 4:04:19( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: gentleman yields back. the gentleman from michigan. r. conye: i yield to the gentleman from ohio, dennis kucinich. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. kucinich: i rise in opposition. three provisions being extended today include the roving wiretaps which allow the foreign intelligee surveillance court to wiretap any target without having to

Dennis J. Kucinich

4:04:20 to 4:04:40( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: specify the target or the device. this extension also includes the long wolf surveillance provision which allows intelligence agencies to conduct investigations of non-u.s. individuals not connected to a foreign power or terrorist group, a provision that the administration has never had to use. finally, this legislation would

Dennis J. Kucinich

4:04:41 to 4:05:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: extend section 215, powers of the patriot act, which allows the government to order any entity to turn over any tangible things as long as it specifies the foreign authorized investigation. section 215 and orders -- constitutes a serious violation of first and fourth amendment

Dennis J. Kucinich

4:05:02 to 4:05:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: rights, to deny access to records, also associated with the exercise of first amendment rights such as library records. to use a documentation evidencing abuse of these provisions during the bush administration, the department of justice has failed to hold bush administration officials accountable for legal domestic spying by barring any lawsuits to be brought against those officials.

Dennis J. Kucinich

4:05:23 to 4:05:43( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: months into this administration "the new york times" reported that the national aeronautics and space administration had intercepted private -- national security agencies had intercepted private phone calls. and the practice was significant and systematic. passage of this legislation continues to make congress complicit in the violations of constitutional rights.

Dennis J. Kucinich

4:05:44 to 4:06:04( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: a letter written by the american bar association in 2005 to congress expressed grave concern over inadequate congressional oversight of government investigations undertaken pursuant to the foreign intelligence surveillance act, to conclude that such investigations does not violate first, fourth and fifth amendments. if they want to protect the rights afforded to us by the

Dennis J. Kucinich

4:06:05 to 4:06:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: constitution, we have the responsility to exercise our oversight powers as fully and significtly reform the patriot act, ensuring the privacy and civil liberties of all americans are fully protected. more than eight years over the passage of the patriot act we failed to do so. as a national correspondent put it, we've witnessed the rise in american surveillance state.

Dennis J. Kucinich

4:06:28 to 4:06:48( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis J. Kucinich: we've come to love our fears more than we love our freedoms. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. all time for debate has expired. pursuant to house resolution 1109, the previous question is ordered. pursuant to clause 1-c of rule 19, further proceedings on this

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