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House Proceeding 07-30-08 on Jul 30th, 2008 :: 0:08:09 to 0:10:51
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Zoe Lofgren

0:07:57 to 0:08:09( Edit History Discussion )

Zoe Lofgren: mr. speaker, i would like to recognize a memberre of the j udiciary committee,mi sheila jackson leesh, for two minutes, a valued member of our committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:08:09 to 0:08:18( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: tgeexas, ms. jackson lee is recognized for two minutes. ms. jackson lee: i thank the chairwoman of the full committee and serm the ran king member and the ranking member of the subcommittee. ee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:08:09 to 0:10:51( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:08:18 to 0:08:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: let me express my appreciation to ms. giffords.s. we have talked about this legislation and congratulate her for he r leadership along with the co-sponsors, including mr. calvert, mr. mcnulcaty

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:08:31 to 0:08:42( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and mr. johnson and all thjoe others who are supporting this legislation. if you talk to businesses in your community, they want to do the right thing.t and americans want the rigicht

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:08:42 to 0:08:55( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: process to be in place. it is important that we hire americans first.er and i think we have been committed to that during the whole period of the die scussion of immigration reform. but

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:08:55 to 0:09:07( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: i also rise to say that it ha is important tha t as we pass th is legislation, giving an extension -- and i bteelieve it should not expire in november of 2008 -- we have to also understand that

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:09:07 to 0:09:20( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: there are states at that this is voluntaroly. i heard mr. calvert hesay there are a number of statesa that will put this into law t tishere are a number of statesho doat not have it in place and

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:09:20 to 0:09:33( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: therefore it is confusing. we need to ensure wethere is a comprehensive approach that all th of us agree with, but also to recognize the hard wcoorking tax paying individuals who are here who should

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:09:33 to 0:09:45( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: b e put in a process, ro a line that eliminates this undercover work force that allows a pathway to citizatenship sh with paying a fine, thgetting in line, not getting in line behindli those

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:09:45 to 0:09:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: who have been in line and l having a period of time that he they are in this country. this basic pilot program is vital for many of our l businesses. for exampl e, the construction ru industry

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:09:54 to 0:10:05( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: that i have met w tith over and over again in houston, texas and i know have been en engage with mr. johnson and many in the state in this congress to try to move forward on this program that deals

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:10:05 to 0:10:18( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: with thels social security process. we have to ensure, however, as we put this in place tuthat it works, that the technology works, that the ovwoersight works and we have to make sure that,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:10:18 to 0:10:29( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: in fact, we get the accurate reports to make sure that therake are those who are using it, are benefiting from it. ti mr . speaker, i ask my colleagues to support this legislation, but i also ask

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:10:29 to 0:10:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: that we get to the point and that is s comprehensive immigration reform. as i said that, e-verify is a positive step and i know my business community will look forward to being enforced.ng

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:10:41 to 0:10:51( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentlewoman from texas yields back. tthe gentleman from texas. mr. smith: i yield three minutes to my texas coll eague, sam johnson, who is the

Sam Johnson

0:10:51 to 0:11:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Johnson: ranking member of the security subcommittee of the ways and means committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recogn ized for two minutes. m mr. johnson: thank y. ou, mr.

Sam Johnson

0:10:51 to 0:13:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sam Johnson

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