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House Proceeding on Mar 4th, 2010 :: 0:23:10 to 0:26:15
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Brian Bilbray

0:23:06 to 0:23:26( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: indian country and vote in favor of h.r. 2086. madam speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from california, mr. bilbray, is recognized. mr. bilbray: thank you, madam spker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman. mr. bilbray: madam speaker, the constitution of the united

Brian Bilbray

0:23:10 to 0:26:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brian Bilbray

Brian Bilbray

0:23:27 to 0:23:49( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: states mandates on the federal government the responsibility of holding a census every decade. it is an essential party/;i?e??y?i of our constitutional obligation and actually a blding block for our representative form of government. it's also -- has evolved into a process to be able to assess how federal funds andu programs should be distributed.

Brian Bilbray

0:23:50 to 0:24:11( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: the integrity of the census is so important that over the decades, times have been proposed how to improve and to secure the census numbers. today we are actually talkingu about one aspect of the effort to improve the validity of these numbers and the integrity of the numbers and that isz?>v,9&h?ma,7zi??

Brian Bilbray

0:24:12 to 0:24:32( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: do an outreach to the communities of the native alaskans and americanq?%??2 s3?i?? indians. these are communities that tend to be more isolated than the general population and tend to be more suspicious of any80?ii government action, especially the federal government. and frankly, with the way the federal government is treated, these two groups historically i

Brian Bilbray

0:24:33 to 0:24:53( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: think we all say, a lot of the skepticism of animative american and alaskans are well-founded. but this program is well based in a proposal tomuse the traditional respect for elders. the high r of elledw??cr?i elders in the -- elders in the community as a building block

Brian Bilbray

0:24:54 to 0:25:14( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: to build the understanding this process is not just important to the federal government, it's not just important to the general population but essential to those individuals who reside on indian reservations and alaska. this proposal is actually a great way to be able to bring this message that this is the census is for you, too, even if you are on a reservatio?z

Brian Bilbray

0:25:15 to 0:25:35( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: i think it's a very good way of doing it. i got to say, madam chair, there are many things that the federal government does that we take the time to understand the individuals that we are trying to serve. we don't take the time or make the effort to understand that the federal government too often asks for one-size-fits

Brian Bilbray

0:25:36 to 0:25:57( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: all as somehow the perfect answermc n +'k?5r"?lp??a!/ztr this programhy??o customizes an approach to reflect those traditional customs and the heritage of our native american and native alaskan population. i think thhe integrity of the census is something we don't talk enough about except for when we have scandals and tm? of groupsi= and1 people being involved with it that"k?

Brian Bilbray

0:25:58 to 0:26:15( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Bilbray: basically are questionable at the time and put a pale over the entire census"?+'?z?i process. this process is one i think we'll be able to look back and say it was a bipartisan effort not to try to mani])q )t numbers or the procs but to allow the numbers to actually be trm'kk??3?r a well-founded.

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