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House Proceeding 03-09-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 0:23:05 to 0:28:55
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:23:01 to 0:23:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: body rains on republicans and democrats alike and we will all benefit when this cloud is lifted. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california, ms. woolsey. ms. woolsey: i ask unanimous consent to address the house. the speaker pro tempore:

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:23:05 to 0:28:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:23:22 to 0:23:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: without objection, so ordered. the gentlelady from texas. ms. jackson lee: just a few minutes ago, mr. speaker, i stood on the floor of ethis --

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:23:43 to 0:24:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: of the house to introduce h.res. 1150 which addresses the national aeronautic space administration as a national security asset and interest. i served for 12 years on the science committee and as a member of the space and

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:24:04 to 0:24:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: aeronautic subcommittee. i visited almost every nasa center around the country. i visited our science laboratories. i am very engaged with the science, technology, engineering, and math program to help educate america's children to ensure that we remain at the cutting edge of

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:24:28 to 0:24:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: science and technology and inventiveness and as well to be able to build jobs for the 21st century. we're in that century now and having interacted with nasa and many of the astronauts over the years, watching them as they have launched into space,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:24:49 to 0:25:09( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: experiencing the tragedies of challenger and columbia, the los of life for those brave souls who were willing to risk their lives to explore on behalf of the american people. i want to work with the administration because i believe that they are knowledgeable about the value of human space flight.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:25:10 to 0:25:30( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: however, the approach to commercialize this iortant national security interest is not appropriate for now. we live in a world that has changed. i chair the subcommittee on homeland security dealing with transportation security and the protection of our infrastructure.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:25:31 to 0:25:52( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: our infrastructure includes the buildings that we are in today, hospitals and schools, private sector buildings, mass assets of the federal government, and, yes, t nasa centers and nasa shuttles and all of the uipment that goes into providing for human space flight.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:25:53 to 0:26:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: lending that space technology to commercial explation and private sector businesses on the basis of profit is not appropriate now. it will put us in a noncompetitive position with china, india, and russia. this resolution is simple. it declares the national

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:26:14 to 0:26:36( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: aeronautic space administration as a national security interest and asset. it indicates the united states has invested in human space program since may 5, 1961, and we all can remember the words of our president, john f. kennedy, that challenged this nation and asked the question, not why, but why not? although those words came from

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:26:37 to 0:26:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: his brother he captured it in the early 1960's when he asked and demanded what we could do not for ourselves, but what we could do for our country. at that time, we established the united states as a leader in the role of space exploration. and as well in the advancement of scientific research and

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:26:59 to 0:27:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: therefore that equals a national security interest. it does so because science provides security. and the penetration of the scientific knowledge we have lowers the security of this nation. my committee on homeland curity deals with protecting

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:27:20 to 0:27:40( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the infrastructure. infrastructure cybersecurity, infrastructure involves the science labs, infrastructure involves the many space centers we have around the nation. states involved are florida, huntsville, alabama, texas, the various sites in california as well. and so i would ask that this legislation be moved quickly in

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:27:41 to 0:28:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the united states congress and in this house, because the 2010 nasa budget funded a program of space-based research that supports the administration's commitment to deploy a global climate change research and monitoring system that research can be done better on the international spaceation. -- space station. that international space

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:28:02 to 0:28:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: station needs to be supported, it needs to be able to carry astronauts and scientist there is to continue research to make the quality of life for americans and the world better. in the early stages of the international space station, research was done involving h.i.v.-aids, heart disease, stroke and cancer. that presented opportunities

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:28:23 to 0:28:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: for a better quality of life and it saved lives. let's not miss the opportunity and treasure of being able to explore in space, the genius of america to be to the allow us to be at the cutting edge of science and yes to protect a national security interest which is the national aeronautics space administration and all its assets. soy look forward to working

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:28:47 to 0:28:55( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: with general bolden, an astronaut and very able appointee of the president to see how wean save nasa and

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