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House Proceeding on Jun 25th, 2009 :: 2:58:40 to 3:00:50
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:58:36 to 2:58:56( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: regardless of where it is in -- is operating in the world. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from maryland reserves the balance for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? mr. mckeon: while not opposed to the amendment offered by the gentleman from maryland, i claim the time in opposition to express some reservations i have about the amendment. the chair: without objection, the gentleman from california

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:58:40 to 3:00:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:58:57 to 2:59:17( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: is recognized for fufe minutes. mr. mckeon: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mckeon: mr. cummings' amendment would require the secretary of defense to place military personnel on u.s. flag vessels operating in high-risk piracy areas of the world's oceans. the gentlem's intention is good. all americans are outraged

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:59:18 to 2:59:38( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: about the recent outbreak of piracy and desire a comphensive solution. but we also must recognize that commercial shipping lines bear responsibility to secure their cargos and should not be given free protection by u.s. military personnel everywhere in the world. .

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:59:39 to 3:00:00( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: the solution of piracy cannot simply be a military one. the bulk of u.s. cargo and u.s. ships travel on ships that are not u.s. flag vessels and would not be protected by this amendment. further, the navy and marine corps don't have a sufficient number of embark security teams

Howard P. Buck McKeon

3:00:01 to 3:00:25( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: to protect even the relatively small number of u.s. flag vessels. based on operation tempo and dwell time, set by the chief of naval operations, it's clear th expanding deployment of e.s.t.'s would compromise other commitments. for this reason and others, the

Howard P. Buck McKeon

3:00:28 to 3:00:48( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: navy does not support placing them on vessels. the navy pointed out that embarking on -- embarking u.s. service members on non-u.s. vessels presents problems for legal and liability issues. i would ask the chairman and

Howard P. Buck McKeon

3:00:49 to 3:00:50( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: gentleman from maryland to work

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