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House Proceeding 06-23-08 on Jun 23rd, 2008 :: 0:34:36 to 0:37:53
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to day i rise in support of my bill, h.r. 3546, which will re-authorize burn j.a.g. grants for local law enforcement. officer edward byrne was a rookie new york city police officer when he was killed

Hank Johnson

0:34:36 to 0:34:53( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: in the line of duty in february ofua 1988. officer byrne game came from a family of police officers and was dedicated to cleaning up his beat in queens. late on the night of february 26, 1988,

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Speech By: Hank Johnson

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Hank Johnson: officer byrne and his partnerrt were staking out a house when he was murdered in his car, shot in the head five time s with a pistol. he was only 22 years old. officer byrne's sacrifice was

Hank Johnson

0:35:11 to 0:35:25( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: not in vain. his murderers and the criminals who employed them were found, charged, and convicted. and today in perpetuation of officer byrne's legacy, the busch -- - byrne j.a.g. grant

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0:35:25 to 0:35:42( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: program is now the only federal program that fun ds crime fighting and prevention throughout the states, across state lines, and nationwide. this program, mr. chairman, and madam speaker, is more

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0:35:42 to 0:35:59( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: important now than ever. the slowing economy underlies -- undermines the ability of local law enforcement to maintain and support crime prevention programs in our commute as well as maintain

Hank Johnson

0:35:59 to 0:36:13( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: order. already cash strapped local governments face lower tax revenues and higher crime rates and recidivism. local officials depend on these burn j.a.g. grants to invest in law enforcement

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0:36:13 to 0:36:28( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: resources that keep crime and d rugs out of our communities. in my home state of georgia, these grants provide for a specialized core of drug enforcement agencies that work closely together,

Hank Johnson

0:36:28 to 0:36:44( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: cooperating with each other, and the federal government. and nationwide the results speak for themselves. byrne j.a.g. has led to the seizure of 54,000 weapons, the destruction of 5.5

Hank Johnson

0:36:44 to 0:37:02( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: million grams of methamphetamine, and the elimination of nearly 9,000 meth labs per year. nevertheless congress has consistently underfunded this program and president bush threatens additional

Hank Johnson

0:37:02 to 0:37:18( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: cuts in the 2009 fiscal budget, fiscal year. but we can't afford to deny local governments the resources that they soy desperately need to fight and prevent crime. my bill will re-authorizee- byrne

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0:37:18 to 0:37:34( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: j.a.g. funding at full 2006 levels and i urge my colleagues in this body to support it. in honor of officer edward byrne, this program willhi help keep our streets, our kids, our fellow citizens,

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0:37:34 to 0:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: and our communities safe from criminal activity and drugs. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. lungren madam

Hank Johnson

0:37:42 to 0:37:53( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: speaker. mr. johnson: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. lungren: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume.

Daniel E. Lungren

0:37:53 to 0:38:06( Edit History Discussion )

Daniel E. Lungren: the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lungren: i rise in support of h.r. 3546 a. bill to authorize the edward byrne memorial justice assistance grant program at fiscal year 2006

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