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House Proceeding 03-03-10 on Mar 3rd, 2010 :: 0:51:35 to 0:53:10
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James R. Langevin

0:51:32 to 0:51:54( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: quite frankly, are state representatives and state senators. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: th gentleman from california. mr. miller: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from rhode island, mr. langevin. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from rhode island is recognized for two mutes. mr. langevin: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. langevin: i thank the gentleman for yielding.

James R. Langevin

0:51:35 to 0:53:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James R. Langevin

James R. Langevin

0:51:55 to 0:52:15( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 4247, the keeping all students safe act. as a co-sponsor, i'm certainly pleased that for the first time this bipartisan legislation will protect all children in schools from harmful uses of restraint and seclusion. the need for this legislation was highlighted by a recent g.a.o. report that found hundreds of cases of

James R. Langevin

0:52:16 to 0:52:36( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: schoolchildren bein abused as a result of inappropriate uses of restraint and seclusion. often involving untrained staff. now, one of these cases included a locked isolation room in a school basement in a school in rhode island, my home state. this room was used to restrict a student who was deemed overly aggressive and another who

James R. Langevin

0:52:37 to 0:52:58( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: showed undesired behavior. well, this bill would have the proper guidance to assure that our schools and educators are treating children appropriately. i've been a strong advocate in congress to educate colleagues on the value that individuals with developmental disabilities can bring to society with the right system of support. the bill that's before us today

James R. Langevin

0:52:59 to 0:53:11( Edit History Discussion )

James R. Langevin: represents an important step in ensuring that these children e treated fairly and given the opportunities that they deserve to succeed in school. i look forward to our continuing work together on our work to make sure that children

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