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House Proceeding 06-09-09 on Jun 9th, 2009 :: 1:37:55 to 1:42:15
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:37:46 to 1:38:06( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i would now yield four mines to the gentlelady from texas, and also a fellow member of the judiciary committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for four minutes.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:37:55 to 1:42:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:38:07 to 1:38:28( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished member of the judiciary committee and chairperson of the subcommittee, mr. johnson, on the judiciary committee. and i thank the speaker. to revise and extend. allow me to rise and support h.r. 1741.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:38:29 to 1:38:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: long and coming and long overdue. tragically we are seeing the increased utilization of gun violence and certainly the increased impact on our teenagers. whether or not it is guns used in gang activity or guns used

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:38:52 to 1:39:13( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: to slaughter in in various stop-and-go shops or others, we are seeing that kind of senseless violence. over the last couple of days, i saw in my own community two hardworking shop keepers murdered and slaughtered in their own shop early in the morning.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:39:14 to 1:39:34( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and the kind of killing it was may have generated witnesses who need to be protected. we have watched the slaughter of children in chicago in the school district that has gotten to be an epidemic conditions. they have been using guns. there have been young people

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:39:35 to 1:39:57( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: leaving churches who have been shot and killed. and so we understand the value of this legislation. and i remember a hearing before the judiciary committee where the individuals who wated this kind of protection told us of the fear in which they live. so h.r. 1741, sponsored by my good friend, representative

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:39:58 to 1:40:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: elijah cummings, is an important legislate tif initiative. it joins right together for h.r. 454 which will be on the house floor in a few minutes which deals with the national center of missing and exploited children, those who have been kidnapped and murdered and

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:40:20 to 1:40:40( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: those exploited. again, it ties back to this whole question of witnesses providing the necessary testimony to convict those of heinous crime. this may not be the necessary -- necessity for h.r. 515, but i also add my support for the legislation that condemn the slaughter and murder of army

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:40:41 to 1:41:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: private william long and the wounding of army private quinton ezeagwula. that was a terrori act of which we condemn. it may be that the alleged perpetrator is in prison but we don't know if there is a widespread conspiracy. we hear so. again, h.r. 1741 would allow us to protect these witnesses.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:41:02 to 1:41:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the act of killing our military personnel on u.s. soil was an act of terror. i abhor it, i denounce it. it is a resounding disgrace in this country and, therefore, h.res. 515 should in fact be able to pass. all of these tie to the idea of protecting witnesses in criminal activities because we realize how frightening a

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:41:23 to 1:41:47( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: prospect it is. i also add my support to h.r. 2675, the antitrust crimi penalty enhancement and reform act of 2004. it is the extension, and i am also a member of the subcommittee on antitrust and view this as an important legislative initiative. allow me to close by suggesting that as we saw in my remarks

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:41:48 to 1:42:08( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: earlier today on h.res. 505, condemning the death of dr. george tiller, we have conditions here that warrant this legislation, h.r. 1741. it is terrible that violent acts are perpetrated here in america, that they're used -- violent act comes about through the use of firearms and other matters and, therefore, there will be witnesses that is

Sheila Jackson-Lee

1:42:09 to 1:42:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: necessary to bring these people to justice. i cannot imagine to allow these heinous crimes be perpetrated

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