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House Proceeding 04-01-08 on Apr 1st, 2008 :: 2:27:40 to 2:32:06
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Ted Poe

2:22:55 to 2:27:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ted Poe

Ted Poe

2:27:28 to 2:27:40( Edit History Discussion )

Ted Poe: have crime commit against them. i hope this resolution gets more communities talking about the best way to prevent and t respond to crime and i want to urge its adoption. with that, i yield back.

John Jr.Conyers

2:27:40 to 2:27:54( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from texas. mr. gohmert: at this time, we close and yield back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

John Jr.Conyers

2:27:40 to 2:32:06( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Jr.Conyers

John Jr.Conyers

2:27:54 to 2:28:11( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: yield back. the gentleman from snch the gentleman yields back. will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 945. in favor, aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair,

John Jr.Conyers

2:28:11 to 2:28:24( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the majority being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is agreed to and without oection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the gentlema n from michigan. mr. conyers:

John Jr.Conyers

2:28:24 to 2:28:34( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass house resolution 1312 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 1312, a bill to expedite

John Jr.Conyers

2:28:34 to 2:28:47( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: adjudication of employer petitions for aliens of extraordinary artistic ant. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, and the gentleman from

John Jr.Conyers

2:28:47 to 2:28:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: texas, mr. smith, each will control 20 m inutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative

John Jr.Conyers

2:28:57 to 2:29:17( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: days to revise and extend their remarks and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentleman is recognized. mr. conyers: mr. speaker,

John Jr.Conyers

2:29:17 to 2:29:28( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: members of the house, h.r. 1312 is a bipartisan measure intended to help the extended delays in visa processes faced by arts organizations when they invite artists to perform in the united states. hosting

John Jr.Conyers

2:29:28 to 2:29:42( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: a performance by a foreign artist or arts group requires a great deal of planning and the host organization has to calendar the event, advertise it, and sell tickets far in advance. these

John Jr.Conyers

2:29:42 to 2:30:03( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: efforts are made with the expectation that the visa petitions filed by the guest performers will be adjudicated in time for their arrival in the united states. if the adjudication is delayed,

John Jr.Conyers

2:30:03 to 2:30:20( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: it causes a tremendous disruption. stop engaging foreign atists altogether because they can't risk the expense of canceling a performance. performances by foreign artists give american audiences

John Jr.Conyers

2:30:20 to 2:30:35( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the opportunity to experience a variety of arts traditions, and when they're called off, it's not just the host organization and the audience that bears the cost, the cancel shows the impacts

John Jr.Conyers

2:30:35 to 2:30:52( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: to the local communities as well. it requires the department of homeland security to process petitions for all visas within two weeks of receipt of a completed petition. and the department

John Jr.Conyers

2:30:52 to 2:31:08( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: has implemented a premium 15-day processing for a $1,000 fee. but when a visa is required to be processed in 14 1 days, it seems particularly unreasonable to ask a nonprofit entity to

John Jr.Conyers

2:31:08 to 2:31:26( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: pay $1,000 for a 15-day service. so what we do in this measure is strike a balance by giving the department 30 days, more than twice the current processing time, and if the visa is not processed

John Jr.Conyers

2:31:26 to 2:31:45( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: in 30 days and the petitioner is a nonprofit organization, the bill requires the department to provide premium processing fo no additional fee. i'm happy to say that my colleagues -- the

John Jr.Conyers

2:31:45 to 2:31:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: former judiciary committee committee, john sensenbrenner, and lamar smith of texas, have tried and worked with us to arrive at a solution similar to the one laid out in this bill. and so

John Jr.Conyers

2:31:56 to 2:32:06( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: i would at this point reserve the balance of my time, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time

Lamar S. Smith

2:32:06 to 2:32:19( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. smith: mr. speaker, first of all, i want to thank the chairman of the judiciary committee, the gentlemante from mic higan, mr.

Lamar S. Smith

2:32:06 to 2:36:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lamar S. Smith

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