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House Proceeding 05-14-09 on May 14th, 2009 :: 1:11:00 to 1:15:35
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David Dreier

1:10:56 to 1:11:17( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: i commend the chairman of the appropriations committee, urge my colleagues to support slell. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. dreier: the gentleman will be closing for his side. mr. speaker, i yield my southwest balance of the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for four minutes. mr. dreier: mr. speaker, i know

David Dreier

1:11:00 to 1:15:35( Edit History Discussion )
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David Dreier

1:11:18 to 1:11:38( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: that i spe colleagues when i say that when president obama said that he wanted to work in a bipartisan way, we would agree when it was the right thing to do to work with him in a bipartisan way. clearly supporting our men and

David Dreier

1:11:39 to 1:12:01( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: women who are daily stepping forward and volunteering to help us in the effort to prrkt this -- prrkt -- prkt -- prosecute this ongoing struggle deserves bipartisan support. we are pleased that president obama has made this request. we all hope as memorial day approaches a week from monday,

David Dreier

1:12:02 to 1:12:24( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: we all hope very much that we are able to see this war come to an end and we all want to see our men and women come home just as soon as we possibly can. it's unfortunate that while president obama has agreed to work with republicans in our quest to ensure that we have adequate funding and support for

David Dreier

1:12:25 to 1:12:45( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: our troops, that the democratic leadership has chosen to use a procedure that is unfortunately one that we never once used when we were in the majority in dealing with a wartime supplemental. this is a closed rule that denies us a chance to offer the very, very thoughtful amendment

David Dreier

1:12:46 to 1:13:08( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: that mr. wolf has come forward with. . it's clear for those who heard our colleague from vienna speak from this well about the deliberation that he took in crafting this amendment, that it's one that should be considered by this full house. but unfortunately the rule that

David Dreier

1:13:09 to 1:13:29( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: is before us denies that. our colleague from hinsdale, illinois, mrs. biggert, had a very, very needed amendment that would increase the compensation level for our men and women in uniform. unfortunately this rule denies a chance for that to be considered.

David Dreier

1:13:30 to 1:13:52( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: the distinguished ranking member, the gentleman from summerset, kentucky, mr. rogers, had his amendment that would have allowed for a transfer to deal with the pressing need that exists on our southern border, to secure it so th that are moving throughout mexico killing literally

David Dreier

1:13:53 to 1:14:14( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: thousands and thousands of people, so that we're able to protect ourselves from that. we're not even allowed to debate that amendment that mr. rogers, a hardworking member of the appropriations committee, brought forward. and so, mr. speaker, i believe that what we should do is defeat the previous question and if members who were

David Dreier

1:14:15 to 1:14:35( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: committed to allowing for congressional involvement to deal with this difficult issue of guantanamo, if they share that concern, democrats and republicans, we should join to defeat the previous question. if i'm successful in my quest to defeat the previous question, i will offer an amendment to the rule to substitute mr. obey's

David Dreier

1:14:36 to 1:14:56( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: inadequate language on the guantanamo detainees with mr. wolf's far more robust solution to the detainee problem. and, again, to be very specific, mr. speaker, the wolf amendment would require real risk assessments on the dangers of releasing guantanamo detainees into our local communities.

David Dreier

1:14:57 to 1:15:17( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: it will require the consent of governors and state legislatures before the guantanamo detainees are sent here and it would require a certification that bringing detainees on u.s. soil won't create legal repercussions that could result in terrorists roaming freely on our streets.

David Dreier

1:15:18 to 1:15:40( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: now, mr. speaker, most important the wolf amendment has the effect of extending beyond the end of this fiscal year by requiring a detailed report in advance of any releases or transfers while mr. obey's language would allow terrorists

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