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House Proceeding 06-24-09 on Jun 25th, 2009 :: 0:58:30 to 1:01:55
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Michael R. Turner

0:58:27 to 0:58:47( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: gentleman from ohio, mr. turner, ranking member on strategic forces subcommittee, three minutes. the chair: the gentleman from ohio is recognized for three minutes. mr. turner: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank and congratulate chairman skelton, ranking member mckeon, its predecessor, john mchugh, who has been nominated as secretary of the army, and

Michael R. Turner

0:58:30 to 1:01:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Michael R. Turner

0:58:48 to 0:59:08( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: lend my support for the fiscal year 2010 national defense authorization act. i'd also like to thank mrs. tauscher, chairwoman of the strategic forces subcommittee. she has provided a strong and thoughtful voice on national security issues. i wish the very best in her new position as undersecretary of state for arms control and

Michael R. Turner

0:59:09 to 0:59:29( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: international security. this bill contains sound, bipartisan provisions that war fighters, strengthens our nation's strategic forces and sustains the intellectual capital supporting our national security infrast the national nuclear security administration is provided with the flexibility necessary to

Michael R. Turner

0:59:30 to 0:59:51( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: increase the long-term reliability, safety, security of our nuclear weapons stockpile. i was disappointed, however, that the bill implements the administration's missile defense cut of $1.2 billion. given north korea's widely publicized nuclear missile tests and missile launches, not to mention iran's recent missile

Michael R. Turner

0:59:52 to 1:00:13( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: tests, cuts in missile defense challenge common sense. i cannot reconcile while the administration has decided to decrease missile defense funding while daily news reports substantiated by our own intelligence agencies articulate an increasing missile threat. despite the current threat posed by northorea, including

Michael R. Turner

1:00:14 to 1:00:34( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: reports of a potential i.c.b. -- icbm launch, the committee rejected amendments that were offered by myself and my colleagues to restore missile defense funds. this included providing a modest amount of funds to complete a partially constructed missile interceptor field in alaska designed it to protect the u.s. homeland.

Michael R. Turner

1:00:35 to 1:00:55( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: ironically, the bill includes $80 million for dismantling north korea's missile program. i don't think anyone actually believes that kim jong-il is going to allow the obama administration to enter north korea and dismantle its nuclear weapons program. unfortunately, the administration's $1.2 billion cut has set up false choices

Michael R. Turner

1:00:56 to 1:01:17( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: between protection of the united states homeland and protection of our forward deployed troops and allies. both are necessary and both good have been adequately funded without such deep cuts. i am, however, pleased this bill included key provisions of the bipartisan nato first bill that my colleague, mr. marshall, and i introduced.

Michael R. Turner

1:01:18 to 1:01:38( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: i want to thank the chair opinion for his efforts, including these provisions into this bill. and lastly i would like to thank jane harman and joe wil susan davis for their support and assistance as this bill includes strong provisions to enhance sexual assault protections for women in uniform. also, with the chairman's support, this bill inclus

Michael R. Turner

1:01:39 to 1:01:55( Edit History Discussion )

Michael R. Turner: provisions that would protect the custody rights of our men and women who are serving unbelievably courts across this country have denied their men and women their custody rights as a result of their absence in serving their country. secretary gate have committed to work with this committee and i look forward to his work on this.

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