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House Proceeding on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 1:30:40 to 1:32:55
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Paul Braun, Jr.

1:30:36 to 1:30:57( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: facility, it is essential to global progress. thank you for yielding i ask my colleagues to vote in favor of the rule and bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from flora reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, i would inquire how much time remains? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida has five minutes remaining.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:30:40 to 1:32:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Paul Braun, Jr.

1:30:58 to 1:31:19( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: the gentleman from florida has 4 1/2 minutes remaining. mr. diaz-balart: it's a privilege to yield two minutes to t distinguished gentleman from georgia, dr. broun. pr gentleman from georgia is recognized for two minutes. mr. broun: i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise today in opposition to this rule. i am very disappointed that the rules committee did not rule my amendment in order. my amendment would have

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:31:20 to 1:31:41( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: required the state department to wait for a response from the c.i.a. before issuing a visa to an ap i will caint. when a security advisor finance has been requested. national security is a primary function of the government under the constitution. and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks our nation has had to take a closer look at our policies and create a more layered approach to security, including visas.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:31:42 to 1:32:02( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: however, as tourism has once again increased so have waiting times for some visas. earlier this year the department of homeland security apoval process. applications in particular. the committee staff was finally briefed last week on changes that had already been implemented.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:32:03 to 1:32:24( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: according to details supplied during the briefing, d.h.s. determined that the waiting period for man is was too long. the primary -- manis was too the primary reason was lack of staff. instead of increasing staff as need they recommended several policy changes. a small window for certain intelligence agencies to respond before the state could clear the visa.

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:32:25 to 1:32:45( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: this is insane. let me be clear. what we're talking about is allowing some foreigners enter our country before our intelligence agencies have fully vetted their visa applications. again, what we're talking about is allowing some foreigners to enter our country before our intelligence agencies have fully vetted their visa

Paul Braun, Jr.

1:32:46 to 1:32:55( Edit History Discussion )

Paul Braun, Jr.: applications. i'm very concerned about these changes, and i urge my colleagues to join me in investigating this issue. it's an important aspect of our

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