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House Proceeding 04-01-08 on Apr 1st, 2008 :: 2:10:54 to 2:15:13
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Danny K. Davis

2:07:55 to 2:10:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Danny K. Davis

Danny K. Davis

2:10:44 to 2:10:54( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: from both sides of the a isle and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. all time has expired. the question is will

John Jr.Conyers

2:10:54 to 2:11:16( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the house suspend the rules and pass senate 550. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are

John Jr.Conyers

2:10:54 to 2:15:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Jr.Conyers

John Jr.Conyers

2:11:16 to 2:11:29( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? mr. conyers: mr. speaker, i

John Jr.Conyers

2:11:29 to 2:11:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: move to suspend the rules and pass h. resolution 945. re the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 945. resolution raising awareness and

John Jr.Conyers

2:11:40 to 2:11:52( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: promoting education on the criminal justice system by establishing march, 2008, as national criminal justice month. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from michigan,

John Jr.Conyers

2:11:52 to 2:12:01( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: mr. conyers, and the gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers. mr. conyers: thank you, mr. speaker.

John Jr.Conyers

2:12:01 to 2:12:11( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. conyers: and include extraneous

John Jr.Conyers

2:12:11 to 2:12:26( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: material. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. conyers: mr. speaker, members of the house, the measure before us calls attention to

John Jr.Conyers

2:12:26 to 2:12:46( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: a critically important issue.e. the state of our nation's criminal justice system. we do this by designating march as national criminal justice month. because it will serve to raise awareness of the

John Jr.Conyers

2:12:46 to 2:13:07( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: causes and consequences of crime as well as our crime prevention efforts. it's a subject and an area that for too long we've not paid close attention to and it's our feeling that this designation

John Jr.Conyers

2:13:07 to 2:13:26( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: will have a great impact upon our work. millions of americans have been victimized by crime and many millions more pass through our criminal justice system. we have more than two million americans

John Jr.Conyers

2:13:26 to 2:13:44( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: behind bars, i'm sad to say. this means that almost one out of every 100 americans is incarcerated. among african-american men between the ages of 20 and 34, one in nine are behind bars.

John Jr.Conyers

2:13:44 to 2:14:04( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: what a tragedy. what a waste of human life and potential. the "new york times" observes, we've become a prison nation and i ask unanimous consent to put that editorial into the congressional

John Jr.Conyers

2:14:04 to 2:14:21( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: record of these proceedings. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. conyers: each year we on all of our criminal justice systems spend more than $200 billion. the center report states that connecticut,

John Jr.Conyers

2:14:21 to 2:14:38( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: dell war, michigan, oregon and vermont spend as much or more money on corrections as they do on higher education. i think this is a disgraceful circumstance and the policies of simply incarcerating

John Jr.Conyers

2:14:38 to 2:14:51( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: increasing numbers of americans without real opportunities for rehabilitation fail those who go through the criminal justice system, but more than that, it hurts and diminishes every

John Jr.Conyers

2:14:51 to 2:14:58( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: american. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. gohmert: i yield myself

John Jr.Conyers

2:14:58 to 2:15:13( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. gohmert: thank you. and i appreciate my chairman, mr. conyers, chairman of the judiciary committee for whom mmi

Louie Gohmert

2:15:13 to 2:15:27( Edit History Discussion )

Louie Gohmert: have great respect. this bill was on the calendar to take up in weeks past, but it was pulled a number of times, resulting in it being taken up at this time. we're grateful it's been

Louie Gohmert

2:15:13 to 2:20:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Louie Gohmert

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