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House Proceeding 06-04-09 on Jun 4th, 2009 :: 1:48:35 to 1:50:45
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Spencer Bachus

1:48:32 to 1:48:52( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: from alabama, mr. b member posed each will c five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from alabama. mr. bachus: thank you, mr. chair. mr. chair, i think there's some issues that may divide us, but there are other issues that unite us as members. and this is a perfect example of an amendment i think that brings us all together. in fact, this amendment is

Spencer Bachus

1:48:35 to 1:50:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Spencer Bachus

1:48:53 to 1:49:14( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: co-sponsored by dennis moore, my democratic colleague from kansas. and homeland security committee chairman benny tellson was very helpful in -- thompson was very helpful in crafting this amendment. i express my appreciation to you. also the ranking member, peter king, and to the ranking member of the subcommittee, charlie

Spencer Bachus

1:49:15 to 1:49:35( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: dent. also to the chairman of the subcommittee, ms. sheila jackson lee. they and the homeland security committee were most helpful. mr. chairman, often as we go through the airports of america we and our constituents see members of the military passing through those airports, many of

Spencer Bachus

1:49:36 to 1:49:56( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: them are going to iraq and afghanistan. they are leaving their loved ones. facing sometimes an uncertain future. others are coming in and afghanistan going home to see loved ones. sometimes they hadn't seen them for over a year. they are often loaded down with heavy gear.

Spencer Bachus

1:49:57 to 1:50:17( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: now, also at the same time we see the registered travelers who we talked about earlier, we see united premium members, we see delta platinum members and gold medallion membe. well see them getting priority. that's ok. i have no problem with that. but if there's any group of americans who ought to get

Spencer Bachus

1:50:18 to 1:50:38( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: priority to go to the front of the line, not to skip security, but to go to the front of the line, it's men and women in uniform. so this amendment extends to them the same basic courtesy that we extend to over a million other americans right now. in fact, this is my southwest a

Spencer Bachus

1:50:39 to 1:50:47( Edit History Discussion )

Spencer Bachus: list member. i, because i travel, i get to use that. united members do. delta members.

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