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House Proceeding 03-17-09 on Mar 17th, 2009 :: 1:35:15 to 1:39:35
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Maxine Waters

1:35:02 to 1:35:24( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: be postponed. the speakepro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from california rise? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 1429, a bill to provi hiv-aids program in federal prisons. the speaker pro tempore:

Maxine Waters

1:35:15 to 1:39:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Maxine Waters

Maxine Waters

1:35:25 to 1:35:45( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from california, ms. waters, and the gentleman from california, mr. issa, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california. ms. wa much, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on

Maxine Waters

1:35:46 to 1:36:06( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. waters: and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. waters: mr. speaker and members, i'd like to thank my friend, john conyers, the chairman of the house judiciary committee, mr. lamar smith, ranking member of the house judiciary committee, and mr.

Maxine Waters

1:36:07 to 1:36:29( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: bobby scott, chairman of the judiciary subcommittee on crime, terrorism and homeland security. their staffs worked closely with my staff in a bipartisan manner when we drafted this bill two years ago. introduced it as h.r. 1943, reported favorably and passed it on suspension and they have

Maxine Waters

1:36:30 to 1:36:52( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: been strong supporters of it ever since. more than a quarter century has passed since aids was first discovered. yet, the aids virus continues to infect and kill thousands of americans every year. last year, the centers for disease control and prevention, that is c.d.c., released new estimates of h.i.v. infection

Maxine Waters

1:36:53 to 1:37:14( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: which prove that the hiv-aids epidemic is even worse than we thought. the new estimates indicate that approximately 56,300 new infections occurred in the united states in 2006. this figure, approximately 40%

Maxine Waters

1:37:15 to 1:37:36( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: higher than c.d.c.'s previous estimates of 40,000 new infections every year. here in our nation's capital health officials just announced that the h.i.v. infection rate has reached 3%. that is 2,984 residents per

Maxine Waters

1:37:37 to 1:37:58( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: every 100,000 over the age of 15 or 15,120 right here in our capital. this is a rate that exceeds the 1% threshold for a severe epidemic and compares to severely impacted nations in west africa. this announcement made the

Maxine Waters

1:37:59 to 1:38:19( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: headlines in sunday's "washington post." we need to take the threat of hiv-aids serious, and we need institution in our society. that includes our nation's prison system. in 2005, the department of justice reported that the rate of confirmed aids cases in

Maxine Waters

1:38:20 to 1:38:40( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: prisons is three times higher than in the general population. the department of justice also reported that 2% of state prison inmates and 1.1% of federal prison inmates were known to be living with hiv-aids in 2003.

Maxine Waters

1:38:41 to 1:39:04( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: however, the actual rate of h.i.v. infection in our nation's prisons is still unknown because prison officials do not consistently test prisoners. in january of this year, the journal of the national med kill association published an

Maxine Waters

1:39:05 to 1:39:26( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: article by dr. nina hararwa on incarceration, african-americans and h.i.v. advancing a research agenda. the article confirms that individuals at high risk for incarceration also tend to be at high risk for h.i.v. infection. incarcerated populations have a high prevalence of

Maxine Waters

1:39:27 to 1:39:36( Edit History Discussion )

Maxine Waters: characteristics associated with h.i.v. infection. these characteristics include low socioeconomic status, drug use, multiple sex partners and

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