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House Proceeding 07-20-09 on Jul 20th, 2009 :: 2:05:45 to 2:08:45
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Hank Johnson

2:05:36 to 2:05:57( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: make an annual grant to the a child is missing alert and recovery center, to assist law enforcement agencies in the rapid recovery of missing children, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson, and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the

Hank Johnson

2:05:45 to 2:08:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Hank Johnson

Hank Johnson

2:05:58 to 2:06:19( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson. mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered.

Hank Johnson

2:06:20 to 2:06:41( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: mr. johnson: mr. speaker, h.r. 1933, the "a child is missing alert recovery center act" helps address the terrifying experience of when a family member or friend goes missing. under current law there are programs such as amber alert to help missing children who are

Hank Johnson

2:06:42 to 2:07:03( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: abducted or victims of foul play. but these progrs do not extend to situations where a child or elderly person becomes missing in other, more innocent ways. h.r. 1933 fills this gap by authorizing money for annual grants to the, a child is

Hank Johnson

2:07:04 to 2:07:24( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: missing alert and recovery center. this national nonprofit program provides assistance to local law enforcement throughout the country in all situations of missing persons, not only those involving criminal activity. mr. speaker, the center helps with when a small child fails to

Hank Johnson

2:07:25 to 2:07:45( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: come home after school or a grandmother suffering from alzheimer's disease walks out of her home in the middle of the night. when a terrifying event of a missing person is reported to the pole, the responding police officer can call the center which operas 365 days a

Hank Johnson

2:07:46 to 2:08:07( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: year, 24 hours a day. based on information from the call, the center quickly prepares a recorded message that includes a description of the missing person along with the location where the person was last seen. and within minutes the center sends this recording to thousands of phones within a radius of the last known

Hank Johnson

2:08:08 to 2:08:28( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: location. this activity could save lives as well as conserve critically needed enforcement resources that would otherwise be spent in extended searches for missing peons. the bill before us today will make a significant contribution to the protection of children

Hank Johnson

2:08:29 to 2:08:45( Edit History Discussion )

Hank Johnson: and vulnerable adults throughout the united states. i thank the sponsor of this bill, my good friend, john klein, of florida for his -- ron klein of florida for his leadership on this important legislative issue. i urge my colleagues to support

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