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House Proceeding on Sep 25th, 2008 :: 0:09:16 to 0:13:58
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Edolphus Towns

0:07:49 to 0:09:16( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edolphus Towns

Edolphus Towns

0:09:05 to 0:09:16( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: reserve my time. the speake r pro tempore: the gentleman from c.d. -- from connecti cut reserves his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. towns: madam chair, do you y have

John Jr.Conyers

0:09:16 to 0:09:29( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: additional speakers? it may i ask? the speaker pro tempore: the t gentleman from connecticut. mr. towns: will the genwntleman from connecticut -- do you have - additional speakers? mr. shays:

John Jr.Conyers

0:09:16 to 0:13:58( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Jr.Conyers

John Jr.Conyers

0:09:29 to 0:09:48( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: i don't havshe additional speakers. i would say th is is an essential bill to make sure that we are getting the kind of employees in our government who en can do the kind of jobs we need to do. they

John Jr.Conyers

0:09:48 to 0:10:01( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: need to b e properly reimbursed. i thank the gentleman. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his t ime. the gentleman from new york is recognized.

John Jr.Conyers

0:10:01 to 0:10:14( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: mr. towns: let me just sayet that to the critics, this might be a total solution. but i say to you that t it is a giant step in the right direction.n. i'm happy that my colleagy ue from connecticut,

John Jr.Conyers

0:10:14 to 0:10:31( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: who also agrees with this, and others who have worked very hard to bring us to where we are today, i'd like to salute our staff who worked very hard as well and to say that, yes, it might

John Jr.Conyers

0:10:31 to 0:10:44( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: not be a total solution. but it is a stepst in the rightth direction, a giant step, and that we should move as quickly as possible to makase certain t hat this becomes law by passing it out of

John Jr.Conyers

0:10:44 to 0:10:55( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: this house today. on that note i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlemannt from new york yields back his time. the question is will the house suspend

John Jr.Conyers

0:10:55 to 0:11:09( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the rules and pass e s. 1046. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having respo nded in the af firmative, -- the gentleman from connecticut. om mr. sha ys:

John Jr.Conyers

0:11:09 to 0:11:22( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: madam speaker, i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not qu present and i make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of

John Jr.Conyers

0:11:22 to 0:11:34( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. the speaker pro tempore: fkeor what purpo se does the gentleman from michigan rise? mr. conyers:

John Jr.Conyers

0:11:34 to 0:11:47( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: madam speaker, i move to suspend the rules and d pass h.r. 6045. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. . the cl erk: h.r. 6045, a bill to amend title i of

John Jr.Conyers

0:11:47 to 0:12:04( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the omnibus us crime control and safe streets act of 1968 to extend the to authorization of the bulletproof vest partnership grant program through fiscal year 2012. the speaker pro tempore:

John Jr.Conyers

0:12:04 to 0:12:17( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, and the gentleman from ah, mr. cannon, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the og gentleman from m ichigan. mr. conyers:

John Jr.Conyers

0:12:17 to 0:12:34( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: thank you, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five le gislative days to revise and extend their remarkste and incl ude extraneous material. ia and i yield myself such time

John Jr.Conyers

0:12:34 to 0:12:43( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: em without objection, so ordered. d.the gentleman from michigan is recogn ized. mr. conyers: members of the house, i rise to commend the gentleman

John Jr.Conyers

0:12:43 to 0:12:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: from indiana, peter ia visclosky, for helping us provide more bulletproof vestros to policemen. it's amazing that we need to pass a law to get more vests -- bulletproof vests for policemen. more tha

John Jr.Conyers

0:12:56 to 0:13:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: n 800,000 police officofers put their lives at risk daily to protect ourpr community. many of them aref protected by bullet res istant armor, but an alarmin g number of officers are not

John Jr.Conyers

0:13:10 to 0:13:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: afforded this protection because of local budget oc constraints. and so this bill, created by the gentleman from indiana, tries to tak e care of this problem. the bulletproof vest partnership

John Jr.Conyers

0:13:23 to 0:13:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: grant program wasgr established by in 1998 to assist state and local law enforcemen t agencies in in securing protective equipment qu necessary to safeguard the ar lives of offic ers. and the program

John Jr.Conyers

0:13:36 to 0:13:48( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: administered bym the departme nt of justice provides u p to half the matching grants, 50% of the matching grant s for protective purchase -- for the purchaserc of protective vests. since then,

John Jr.Conyers

0:13:48 to 0:13:58( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the program has allowedal jurisdictions to purchase 1.5 mihallion such vests. it's estimated 3,000 law at enf orcement officers have survived shootings in part due gs to their bulletproof vest.

Chris Cannon

0:13:58 to 0:14:13( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Cannon: in recognition of its vital role in the protection of these officersce, the bulletproof vest program has beenog extended and it's set to expire at the end of fiscal year 2009 unless we extend it

Chris Cannon

0:13:58 to 0:15:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chris Cannon

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