Metavid

Video archive of the US Congress

House Proceeding on Jul 26th, 2007 :: 3:49:45 to 3:52:40
Total video length: 5 hours 54 minutes Stream Tools: Stream Overview | Edit Time

Note: MetaVid video transcripts may contain inaccuracies, help us build a more perfect archive

Download OptionsEmbed Video

Views:258 Duration: 0:02:55 Discussion

Previous speech: Next speech:

Tom Price

3:43:12 to 3:49:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Price

Tom Price

3:49:33 to 3:49:45( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: mr. schiff: i thank the gentleman for yielding -- the chairman: how long? mr. kennedy: the remainder of my time. mr. schiff: i thank the gentleman and i want to thank mr. mack for his strong

Adam B. Schiff

3:49:45 to 3:50:02( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: work on this issue and his protection of civil liberties in this regard and many others. most disturbingly in my view from the inspector general's report is that the f.b.i. issued 739 letters

Adam B. Schiff

3:49:45 to 3:52:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Adam B. Schiff

Adam B. Schiff

3:50:02 to 3:50:15( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: to obtain telephone toll records in violations of justice guidelines. these letters are used in emergency situations when an attack is imminent. they said things like this, due to the circumstances,

Adam B. Schiff

3:50:15 to 3:50:26( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: it is requested that the records for the attached list of phone numbers be provided. subpoenas have been submitted to the u.s. attorney's office who will process and serve them none would ever

Adam B. Schiff

3:50:26 to 3:50:38( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: be delivered. and so here you have the prospect of the f.b.i. going out to a known company or other provider saying, this is an emergency, we need subpoenas fort coming and none were. --

Adam B. Schiff

3:50:38 to 3:50:50( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: forthcoming and none were. now if you ask this is an emergency, someone may be -- someone's life may be at risk, we may be at risk of an attack, you are going to comply. and then after the

Adam B. Schiff

3:50:50 to 3:51:02( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: fact, amb the f.b.i. discovered that it had issued awful these letters erroneously, it sent a national security letter asking the information that was provided in these letters. basically

Adam B. Schiff

3:51:02 to 3:51:12( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: to cover up over an illegal practice. this is deeply disturbing, and my friend's amendment that i was pleased to join him in co- sponsoring would prohibit the funds on these letters when a

Adam B. Schiff

3:51:12 to 3:51:25( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: claim is made that a grand jury has impaneled. we need to stop this practice. i appreciate my colleague raising this issue. i'm proud to support it and i'm happy to yield back to my colleague

Adam B. Schiff

3:51:25 to 3:51:41( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: the balance of the time. the chairman: the gentleman from rhode island. mr. kennedy: reclaiming my time. i think this country was founded on the basis of due process and on law. and this

Adam B. Schiff

3:51:41 to 3:51:52( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: is why it strikes at the very heart of the system of government and why this is such an important issue to be raised. for that reason while i think this is a point of order, i do believe this

Adam B. Schiff

3:51:52 to 3:52:06( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: is going to be an issue for this congress to address during the course of this session. i commend the gentleman for raising it. mr. mack: thank you, mr. chairman. i want to thank my colleagues

Adam B. Schiff

3:52:06 to 3:52:18( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: as well. i think this demonstrates there is bipartisan support on this issue, and at the heart of this is to preserve and to protect the citizens of this country's freedoms and liberties.

Adam B. Schiff

3:52:18 to 3:52:29( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: i want to thank again my colleagues and the staff on both sides for working this. but understanding where we are, i'd like to ask unanimous consent to withdraw my amendment. the chairman: is

Adam B. Schiff

3:52:29 to 3:52:40( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: there objection? hearing no objection, the amendment is withdrawn. for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? ms. jackson lee: i have an amendment at the desk beginning with title 7.

Tom Price

3:52:40 to 3:52:51( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: the chairman: the clerk will designate the amendment. ms. jackson lee: i ask unanimous consent for it to be considered. the chairman: what is the subject matter? ms. jackson lee: department of justice.

Tom Price

3:52:40 to 3:54:01( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Price

Personal tools

MetaVid is a non-profit project of UC Santa Cruz and the Sunlight Foundation. Learn more About MetaVid

The C-SPAN logo and other servicemarks that may be found in video content are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Metavid