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House Proceeding 03-04-09 on Mar 4th, 2009 :: 0:37:25 to 0:40:35
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Gus Bilirakis

0:37:21 to 0:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: support house resolution 195 as we honor the employees of the department of homeland security. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. bilirakis: yes, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bilirakis: mr. speaker, i

Gus Bilirakis

0:37:25 to 0:40:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis

0:37:43 to 0:38:04( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: rise today to honor the men and women of the department of homeland security who work diligently to secure our nation. i'm proud to introduce this resolution with congressman chris carney, chrman of the subcommittee on management, investigations and oversight, on wch i have -- i serve as ranking member. chairman carney and i look forward to working with you this congress, and i think our subcommittee is getting off to a grea

Gus Bilirakis

0:38:05 to 0:38:25( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: resolution on the floor today. i also want to thank chairman thompson, ranking member king, and the other members of the committee on homeland security who joined as co-sponsors of my resolution. my district is home to many of the department's employees, including transportation security officers, customs and border protection officers,

Gus Bilirakis

0:38:26 to 0:38:46( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: immigration and customs enforcement agents and coast guardsmen. i thank them for the work that they do day in and day out to ensure that florida and our nation is secure. these employees often do not receive the recognition they deserve. the fact that our nation has

Gus Bilirakis

0:38:47 to 0:39:07( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: not been attacked since september 11, 2001, is due to the tireless -- their tireless efforts. they work long hours, often sacrificing time with their loved ones to get the job done. in 2006, the department of homeland security ranked nearly last in the office of personnel

Gus Bilirakis

0:39:08 to 0:39:29( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: management's federal human capital survey showing overwhelming employee dissatisfaction and low morale. since that time, the department under former secretary chertoff's leadership has worked to address these issues and i'm pleased to report that their efforts are paying off. the office of the personnel management recently released

Gus Bilirakis

0:39:30 to 0:39:50( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: the results of the 2008 federal human capital survey and the departmenthowed improvements in nearly every category of the survey, ranking in the top five of most improvements among federal agencies. the largest increase came in the job satisfaction evidencing

Gus Bilirakis

0:39:51 to 0:40:12( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: a much-need incree in employee morale. this is great news but more works needs to be done, mr. speaker. the department now will use the results of this survey to further improve working conditions at the dement and within its components. as the ranking member of the subcommittee of management,

Gus Bilirakis

0:40:13 to 0:40:33( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: investigations and oversight, i look forward to working with the department and chairman carney to address the concerns of the employees, improve morale and foster a one d.h.s. culture, so very important. the department's employees deserve nothing less, in my opinion. mr. speaker, i urge all members

Gus Bilirakis

0:40:34 to 0:40:36( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: to join me in honoring the

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