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House Proceeding 06-17-09 on Jun 17th, 2009 :: 0:39:15 to 0:42:35
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:39:11 to 0:39:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: reflects the same discipline and sacrifice that every american family and every small business are making during these difficult times. i urge my colleagues to oppose this rule and to take a stand against run away federal spending beginning here, b the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from new york.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:39:15 to 0:42:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:39:32 to 0:39:53( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: ms. slaughter: madam speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: t gentlelady is recognized. ms. jackson lee: i thank the distinguished chairwoman of the rules committee and i rise to support the underlying rule and to indicate that we are in some very challenging times. it is important that the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:39:54 to 0:40:14( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: national science foundation has been funded and in particular the second chance bill think a worked on with a number of my colleagues have been added to provide for threhabilitation, the opportunity for work, for a number of those who are ex-offenders. and i raise some challenges. i had intended to you are a and

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:40:15 to 0:40:35( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: respond to -- offer and respond to the short and of the nasa funding in this bill short of the president's mark. but as we have had the deliberations we realize that the augustine report is coming forward. i wanted to include $400 million and i -- that i think would have

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:40:36 to 0:40:58( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: been appropriately provide for space exploration because we built the space station. that was our genius and we did it with our collaborators and allies that entity will provide the next generation of research and the only way to engage the space center in a national space station is to be able to have the c.e.v. vehicle and continue human space exploration.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:40:59 to 0:41:19( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: but the resolve is, in the report language it specifically notes that this does not disallow the addition of those dollars as we make our way through this legislation and to the conference committee. the augustine report will come forward and i hope that will not be a challenge. for it will be in essence an

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:41:20 to 0:41:40( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: abandonment of a future that helps to employ people and create jobs. we know that in johnson space center alone, 11 million visitors have gone through in houston, texas, and as a 12-year former member of the science committee, having worked on safety issues dealing with the international space station, i know the value of human space flight and that space station.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:41:41 to 0:42:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: i also would have added language to restore the president's authority to close guantanamo bay. i know that we are looking at that in a way that some agree with and some don't. i believe the language that prohibits that is language that hopefully we will consider as we make it through and the president provides all the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:42:02 to 0:42:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: information that congress wants them to have. and then i want to at least place in the record the interests of continuing it to work with our juveniles that are engaged in violent juvenile crimes. we have seen the loss of life in many of our major cities and i had an amendment that would have provided for $20 million from the federal bureau of prisons

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:42:23 to 0:42:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: construction programs, redirecting those funds to youth mentoring and delinquency programs. recognizing that violent crimes by juveniles largely take place at the end of the school day between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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