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House Proceeding 07-30-08 on Jul 30th, 2008 :: 0:13:21 to 0:19:31
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Sam Johnson

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

Sam Johnson

0:13:07 to 0:13:21( Edit History Discussion )

Sam Johnson: need a first-class system that heaslps them comply with the law. thank you for the time. i appreciate it. i yield back the balance. an the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman -- ms. lofgren: how

Gabrielle Giffords

0:13:21 to 0:13:43( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: much time remain s on each side, mr. speaker? the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california n has 9 1/2 minutes. the gentleman from texas hasma 11 minutes. ms. lofgren: at this

Gabrielle Giffords

0:13:21 to 0:19:31( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords

0:13:43 to 0:13:56( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: point, i would like to yield to the author of the bill, a leader and a freshman leader in this area with the bill with mr. johnson, congresswoman giffords from n arizona, five minutes. the speaker

Gabrielle Giffords

0:13:56 to 0:14:11( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. giffords : thank you for f bringing h.r.gi 6633 to the flooror today. this leg islation is as a result of a lat lot of hard work from member

Gabrielle Giffords

0:14:11 to 0:14:25( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: s on both sides of the de aisle and members have joined oi together to re-authorize the department of homeland security basic pilot employment employment program, known as e-verify. this legislation

Gabrielle Giffords

0:14:25 to 0:14:39( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: calls for investigations into various as pebts of e-verify and ensures that we safe guardat social security. e-verify was one of three re employee e verification pilot programs traded in 1997

Gabrielle Giffords

0:14:39 to 0:14:52( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: and has remained a voluntaryed program at the federal level for 11 c creers, with few employers enrolled. however, recent actions at the state and federal levee ls are increasing demand on e-verify

Gabrielle Giffords

0:14:52 to 0:15:06( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: and the social security system cu that it relies on. in the last two years, over a , dozen states have passed employee verific ation laws and some, like my home state of te arizona, have mandateond

Gabrielle Giffords

0:15:06 to 0:15:21( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: e-verify for all employers and imposed po severe sanctions ainst those who do not comply.do the administration is also increasingly r equiri e-verify's use. on june 6 of 2008, president bush

Gabrielle Giffords

0:15:21 to 0:15:35( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: signed an amendment to an executive order requiring more or than 200,000 federal contr cactors to use e-verify. e-verify relies on the social security's administration data to vify the citizenship

Gabrielle Giffords

0:15:35 to 0:15:50( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: and social security numbers of all s newly hired individuals for their ellgin lt to work. according to the g.a.o., 100% of e-verify inquiries areri first checked against the social security

Gabrielle Giffords

0:15:50 to 0:16:03( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: data base. the need to re-authorize presented us with an important oprtunity to focus on key components on our nation's 's immigration crisis. that is an need for atan effective federal employee work

Gabrielle Giffords

0:16:03 to 0:16:14( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: authorization system. the current e-verify system needs to be replaced or reformed. we need to create wea mandatory federal system thafet is both bo reliable and effective. americans from

Gabrielle Giffords

0:16:14 to 0:16:26( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: acramoss the country agree from our farms, factories, that busctinesses should not abet the flow of illegal immigr ants into the e united states by providing them p a place to work . yet, the federal

Gabrielle Giffords

0:16:26 to 0:16:37( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: government has failed on many accountsma to enforce existing immigration laws. that forces local and state governments to do the federal government's work. employment verification is vital

Gabrielle Giffords

0:16:37 to 0:16:51( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: to solving our immigration ti crisis and that is why we are here today. right now, the only options for states is e-verify. it is still a voluntary piillot program with some obvious flaws. as

Gabrielle Giffords

0:16:51 to 0:17:04( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: i have testified to three t house committees, we can do better. but while this debate continues, e-verify will expire this november. . that is wh y i have introduced ro the employee verification

Gabrielle Giffords

0:17:04 to 0:17:15( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: amendment act to extedmnd e-verify, but only for five years. by re- authorizingth e-verify erfor five years i nstead of 10, we can, move to a federal mandatory system more quickly. within five

Gabrielle Giffords

0:17:15 to 0:17:29( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: years or less, the federa l government must develop a mandatory system that operates uniformly across all 50 states. this is critical to fixing our broken immigration system. develo ping the best

Gabrielle Giffords

0:17:29 to 0:17:48( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: minandatory system possible requires us to s understand the pitfalls in the current e-verify system and that is why this bill includes ll studies as to how h e-verify impacts small businesses andl

Gabrielle Giffords

0:17:48 to 0:18:01( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: accurately confirms workers' eligibil ity.y. . congress has to work with employers and employees in states like arizona. lessons learned in arizona can help us run a program that can

Gabrielle Giffords

0:18:01 to 0:18:14( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: ha document undocumentednd workers quickly without violating the e workers' rights of united d states citizens. it this bil l also requires d.h.s. to proside timely and appropri ate payments

Gabrielle Giffords

0:18:14 to 0:18:30( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: topa social security. in order for e-verify for any employme nt verification system to work, the w social security database and system has to have the funding it needs to handleds the increased

Gabrielle Giffords

0:18:30 to 0:18:46( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: demand created by a verification system. the social security protections in this bill will keepwi e-verify operational. they will also provide benefits to seniors, those withth disabilities, and survivors.

Gabrielle Giffords

0:18:46 to 0:19:00( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: s i ask for unanimous consent that their letters be entered into the record. d. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. giffords: before i close, i want to thank congresswoman zoe es

Gabrielle Giffords

0:19:00 to 0:19:13( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: lofgren and i want to ti hank mr. mcnulty, lamar smith and ken calvert. may i have one more minute, e madam chair? as well for all their leadership on the bill and the staff's hard work.

Gabrielle Giffords

0:19:13 to 0:19:22( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: rd illegal immigration continues to be a major problem for the r united states of. the employee verification amendment act is a step forward to solvi ng one aspect of the t problem. this

Gabrielle Giffords

0:19:22 to 0:19:31( Edit History Discussion )

Gabrielle Giffords: is the best approach at this critical time. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation. thank you. the speak er pro tempore: the gentleman from texas. >> first of all, i'd like to thank

Lamar S. Smith

0:19:31 to 0:19:42( Edit History Discussion )

Lamar S. Smith: the gentlewoman from texas for her comments and endorsement of this bill. bi i yield now three minueltes to the gentleman from iowa, mr. king, who is a ranking mwhember of the immigration

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