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House Proceeding 06-04-09 on Jun 4th, 2009 :: 0:27:30 to 0:30:45
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Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:27:27 to 0:27:49( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: have caused so our committee. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from mississippi. mr. thompson: thank you. mr. chairman, i yield two minutes to the distinguished gentleman from jersey, mr. pascrell. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. pascrell: thank you, mr. chairman. thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise to speak

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:27:30 to 0:30:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bill Jr.Pascrell

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:27:50 to 0:28:11( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: strong support of h.r. 2200, the transportation security administration authorization act. as this is a necessary piece of legislation that is long overdue. in fact we have never fully authorized the t.s.a. since the enactment of the aviation and transportation security act of 2001. i want to particularly thank mr.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:28:12 to 0:28:33( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: thompson who chaired this and led this legislation through committee along with peter king, the ranking member. ms. jackson lee who is the subcommittee chairwoman and mr. dent from pennsylvania. i want to congratulate all of them for working hard to have a bipartisan piece of legislation. we recognize that the safety of

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:28:34 to 0:28:54( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: the american people must be our number one job. nothing that we do here can supersede that. the bill authorizes $7.6 billion in fiscal year 2010 and $8.1 billion in fiscal year 2011 for the activities of the t.s.a.,

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:28:55 to 0:29:16( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: including key increases, many of which have already been mentioned. as an original member of the homeland security committee, i -- one thing i observed was that ever since t.s.a. was created in 2001, its focus has been almost solely on aviation security. to the detriment of surface transportation taken by millions

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:29:17 to 0:29:37( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: of americans each day. a strong aspect of this legislation is beginning to put surface transportation security on an equal footing with the aviation security with key surface transportation security enhancements. i'm glad to see that this authorization also addresses the long unattended issue of airport

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:29:38 to 0:29:58( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: perimeter security whose vulnerability to infiltration i have tried to highlight for many years. i think that this is important and we are looking at it. we are studyin this issue. so we do not overreact but make sure that the perimeters are just as much protected as the inside. i want everyone -- the chair: the gentleman's time

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:29:59 to 0:30:21( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: has expired. mr. thompson: i yield an additional 30 seconds. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pascrell: thank you, mr. speaker. i think all of us can read secretary napolitano's speech yesterday at aspen where there was bipartisan group of folks studying the security of this country. she laid out five principle

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:30:22 to 0:30:43( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: areas of concern if we are going to protect america and its neighbors. it's a great guide post to influencive security. i ask that we do this -- inclusive security. i ask that we do this. i also ask in the future we consider the issue and quality of resill lens which joshua cooper ramo presented in his

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:30:44 to 0:30:45( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: book just published in march if

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