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House Proceeding 03-11-10 on Mar 11th, 2010 :: 0:37:25 to 0:40:05
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Steve Scalise

0:37:05 to 0:37:26( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise, a member of congress who has taken an active interest in

Steve Scalise

0:37:25 to 0:40:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve Scalise

Steve Scalise

0:37:27 to 0:37:48( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: this case. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from louisiana is recognized for three minutes. mr. scalise: i thank the gentleman from texas for yielding. i rise in support of the resolution to impeach u.s. district judge thomas porteous, who is a judge representing the eastern district of louisiana. i want to thank representative schiff of california, goodlatte of virginia, chairman conyers of michigan, and ranking member

Steve Scalise

0:37:49 to 0:38:09( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: smith of texas and the entire judiciary committee and task force for their diligent investigation and for keeping this a priority in your committee. after i read through all four articles of impeachment, it is clear that the task force's findings warrant judge porteous' removal from the federal bench. in ord to remove the cloud that exists, we need to pass this resolution so the eastern

Steve Scalise

0:38:10 to 0:38:30( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: district of louisiana can once again provide the citizens a justice system free from corruption. it is important that we pass this resolution today and that the senate takes this up in a time frame that doesn't allow judge porteous to return to the bench as would be the case in september if no further action is taken. passing this resolution will be yet another shot across the

Steve Scalise

0:38:31 to 0:38:52( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: bough and a strong reminder -- bow and a strong reminder to everyone in public office we will not tolerate corruption. and that we will maintain a zero tolerance policy against public corruption at every level of government. since katrina, we have been vigilant against corruption at all levels of government in south louisiana. from members of congress to our local levee boards, louisiana

Steve Scalise

0:38:53 to 0:39:13( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: is rebuilding the way our government works and we have made a commitment to upholding a zero tolerance policy against public corruption at every level. this resolution reiterates that our commitment is not just in word but in tough action. following hurricane katrina, those of us who vowed to rebuild the new orleans region both structurally and

Steve Scalise

0:39:14 to 0:39:34( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: politically, didn't just want to simply rebuild the same old broken system that existed before the storm. in fact, we committed to rebuild better. part of that better new orleans includes reforming the old corrupt system of the past. corruption might be a part of louisiana's past, but it's no

Steve Scalise

0:39:35 to 0:39:55( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: longer acceptable behavior for our future. i urge my colleagues to pass this resolution and also urge the senate to move swiftly in carrying out justice. a number of times i have urged judge porteous to resign from the bench and i would still encourage him to do that, but short ofhat, senate actionn

Steve Scalise

0:39:56 to 0:40:05( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: a swift time frame is necessary. help us usher in a new day in louisiana. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from louisiana yields back the balance of his time.

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