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House Proceeding 09-24-07 on Sep 24th, 2007 :: 2:46:00 to 2:53:27
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take the lead in ensuring, number one, that adequate funding and effective education and training for law enforcement and the public exists. and two, that all available resources and tools

Gregory W. Meeks

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Gregory W. Meeks: are being used to their fullest ability. this resolution acknowledges congress's commitment to these victims and to their families, that it will do everything within its authority to locate,

Gregory W. Meeks

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Speech By: Gregory W. Meeks

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Gregory W. Meeks: identify and return these son daughters, mothers and fathers to those families who are still s searching for their loved ones. i urge my colleagues to support this important resolution. and

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Gregory W. Meeks: i reserve the balance of my time. mr. speaker, we have one other speaker. i would like to yield the gentleman from texas, judge poe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized.

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Gregory W. Meeks: mr. poe: i thank the gentleman from ohio for yielding time and offering this important piece of legislation. as a former judge and prosecutor and founder of the vicktims's rights caucus, i understand

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Gregory W. Meeks: how crime victims may be distraught, scared and hopeless. some die in this emotional nightmare and some who diere kids. now they may not be voiceless. congress can be a voice for crime victims,

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Gregory W. Meeks: especially those who have been mu rdered. i'm proud to co-sponsor house resolution 340, and this resolution provides a voice for victims and their families, those that are involved in missing

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Gregory W. Meeks: persons cases and unidentified human remains cases. on any given day in the united states, there are over 100,000 missing persons. there are over 40,000 remains in medical examiner's offeses and

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Gregory W. Meeks: coroner's offices. they bury the remains without collecting d.n.a. in many cases. so congress must continue to fund d.n.a. testing, train and educate law enforcement on these issues and raise awareness

Gregory W. Meeks

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Gregory W. Meeks: about the use of this scientific phenomenon, d.n.a. so that it can be used to identify the unidentified. we owe this to those silent who cannot speak for themselves. d.n.a. identifies missing

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Gregory W. Meeks: victims as well as convicts the guilty and frees the innocent. for all of these reasons, this resolution should be adopted. i totally support this resolution. and i yield back the remainder

Gregory W. Meeks

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Gregory W. Meeks: of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from. mr. chabot: we have no additional speakers and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia. mr. scott: thank

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2:48:38 to 2:48:53( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman from ohio for his leadership in introducing this resolution and urge the house to adopt it and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore:

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Gregory W. Meeks: the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 340. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative,

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Gregory W. Meeks: the -- mr. scott: on that vote i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise

Gregory W. Meeks

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Gregory W. Meeks: and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings

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Gregory W. Meeks: on this motion will be postponed. the gentleman from new york is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to h.con.res 140 as amended. the speaker

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Gregory W. Meeks: pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: house concurrent resolution 140. concurrent resolution recognizing the low presence of minorities in the financial services industry

Gregory W. Meeks

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Gregory W. Meeks: and minorities and women in upper level positions of management, and expressing the sense of the congress that active measures should be taken to increase the demographic diversity of the

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Gregory W. Meeks: financial services industry. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new york, mr. meeks, and the gentleman from illinois -- the gentlewoman from illinois, mrs.

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Gregory W. Meeks: biggert, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the geleman from new york. mr. meeks: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise

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Gregory W. Meeks: and extend their remarks on this legislation and to insert extraneous material thereon. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meeks: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker

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Gregory W. Meeks: pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. meeks: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to commend the leadership of this house for bringing this resolution to the floor. i'm an

Gregory W. Meeks

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Gregory W. Meeks: individual who has great concerns for america's ability to maintain the advantage economically in the years to come. globalization is making the world a much smaller place. and though globalization

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Gregory W. Meeks: has improved economic conditions in many parts of the world and has contributed greatly and mightyly to the united states' prosperity, it also means that competition that was once domestic is now

Gregory W. Meeks

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Gregory W. Meeks: international. young children today don't even have to compete with people of their talent for work. now they compete with the people from their region. businesses that once faced regional

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Gregory W. Meeks: competition now face international competition. not only can you now ship products all over the globe, but modern communication allows you to contract professional services from anywhere from

Gregory W. Meeks

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Gregory W. Meeks: the world without needing a -- meeting a person in personal meetings. capital now moves across the planet instantaneously at the push of a button. what does all this have to do with my

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Gregory W. Meeks: resolution, mr. chairman? the financial services diversity initiative? it has to do with the fact that one of america's leading industries where we have the global advantage is in fact financial services.

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Gregory W. Meeks: as outlined in the resolution, financial services represents 7% of the total employment in the united states, and the industry is a key component of the u.s. frayed surplus and services. the

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2:52:47 to 2:53:04( Edit History Discussion )

Gregory W. Meeks: service sector is the largest, most dynamic force in the u.s. economy. services account for over 80% of the united states g.d.p. and employment. financial services is a key component of our

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Gregory W. Meeks: dominance in services, along with expressed delivery, telecommunications, information technology, audio-visual, transportation services. in every single congressional district in the united states,

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Gregory W. Meeks: the majority of the workforce is employed in the service sector. and no district is there fewer than 70% of the workforce employed in the services and in some district those figures is as a high

Judy Biggert

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Judy Biggert: as 92%. moreover, the service sector is projected to be the -- in states like new york, north carolina, florida and california that already have major financial centers, financial services

Judy Biggert

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Speech By: Judy Biggert

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