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House Proceeding on Sep 9th, 2009 :: 3:51:45 to 3:55:10
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Peter T. King

3:51:43 to 3:52:03( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: let us again resolve today. may we hold it for tomorrow and every day thereafter. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from florida. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to yield three minutes to the gentleman from new york, mr. king, the ranking member of

Peter T. King

3:51:45 to 3:55:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Peter T. King

3:52:04 to 3:52:24( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: the committee on homeland security who lost so many of his constituents that day on 9/11. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. king: i thank the gentlelady from florida for yielding, mr. speaker. i am proud to rise in support of this resolution. at the outset will he me commend leader hoyer and minority leader boehner and

Peter T. King

3:52:25 to 3:52:47( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: showing the bipartisan that is so essential. mr. speaker, september 11 is not just history. it's real. it's with us every day. as the ranking member, ms. ros-lehtinen said, i lost approximately 150 friends, constituents and neighbors on september 11. that's true of almost the downstate delegation from new york. in fact, i can't drive throughout my district without

Peter T. King

3:52:48 to 3:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: seeing sign after sign, street signs commemorating the police officers and firefighters who were killed on that day. it's a tragedy that contins today in those families, with their friends and their neighbors. but it's also an ongoing threat against the united states of america. the attack on september 11 did not end on september 11. the fact is we have an enemy of islamic terrorism, al qaeda, which threatens us throughout

Peter T. King

3:53:10 to 3:53:31( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: the world and indeed here in our own country. in new york alone, there was going to be attacks against the brooklyn bridge, against the synagogues in riverdale, in the north bronx. so these are issues -- these are tsh this is a threat which is ongoing and it's real. we always have to keep our

Peter T. King

3:53:32 to 3:53:52( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: defenses up and we have to thank the men and women of our armed forces who are fighting throughout the world, the men and women of our intelligence agencies, the men and women of the state and local police departments in new york, the new york city police department, nassau county police department, suffolk county police department, there are more than 1,000 police officers dedicated to fighting terrorism in counterterroris units. again, it's daily, daily

Peter T. King

3:53:53 to 3:54:14( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: effort. as the ranking memberf the homeland security committee, i'm aware of many of the threats we have stopped. and we -- and realize again how the enemy is never going to stop and we can't let our guard down. also, in the interest of bipartisanship, i believe we should give prident bush credit for setting up the international level of cooperation wi so many

Peter T. King

3:54:15 to 3:54:36( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: countries throughout the world areas within our own intelligence agencies and requiring them to share information with local police departments. it's not -- it's not because of luck at we have not been attacked in eight years. on september 12, 2001, no one would have thought we would have gone eight years without being attacked the way we were on that horrible day on september 11. and also in the interest of bipartisanship, it's important

Peter T. King

3:54:37 to 3:54:58( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: for us as republicans to stay with president obama and his policy in afghanistan which is the continuation which we began against the taliban and al qaeda after the attacks on september 11. this issue of international terrori is too important to allow us to be divided by partisan politics. we came together as a nation on september 11 and the day after. it's important that we stay together.

Peter T. King

3:54:59 to 3:55:11( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: this, as president kennedy said in 1961, it's going to be a long twilight struggle. we won that cold war and we are going to win this war. we are going to prevail if we stand together as one, stand together as a nation and realize that our enemy

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