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House Proceeding on Sep 30th, 2009 :: 2:39:40 to 2:42:30
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Mary Bono

2:39:32 to 2:39:52( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: i urge my colleagues to support this legislation and i reserve the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. mr. schiff: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas. mr. poe: i yield my colleague as much time as she colleague from california, mrs. bono mack. the speaker pro tempore: the

Mary Bono

2:39:40 to 2:42:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Mary Bono

2:39:53 to 2:40:13( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: gentlewoman from california is recognized. mrs. bono: i am pleased also to rise in support of the managingarson through criminal history or match act, h.r. 1727. as a member from california, i was heartened by the support that our delegation received from this house during the station fire that recently swept through our state, tragically

Mary Bono

2:40:14 to 2:40:34( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: killing two heroic firefighters. as many of you know and have just heard, some of these fires are being investigated asarson. in what is addly becoming an annual occurrence, we are faced with the threat of catastrophic wildfires that cause millions of dollars in message and threaten life. that's when we learn the first

Mary Bono

2:40:35 to 2:40:56( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: spark of these fires were caused by arsonists that our fears were realized, that someone would spark a fire. these events are reminders with the urgency we need to act in passg h.r. 1727 as this legislation was inspired by events in my county, riverside county, which i'm proud to represent. nearly three years ago my

Mary Bono

2:40:57 to 2:41:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: community was d a fire, also an arson-caused fire that caused -- cost five forrest fighters their lives. i'm anxious to provide all the tools an combat despicable acts like arson. multiple conversations and meet wgs firefighters and chiefs in my district led to the creation

Mary Bono

2:41:18 to 2:41:39( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: of this bill. they told me how essential database would invaluable information in tracking arsonists. more especially serialarsonnists. more help is needed in the tracking of this dangerous crime. even though arson fires account for the majority of fires in the u.s., the arrest and conviction rate is only 20%.

Mary Bono

2:41:40 to 2:42:02( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: it is our duty as members of congress to provide the tools and infrastructure we can to aid in both the prevention of this crime and speedy apprehension of those who choose to commit it. it is my sincere belief that the match act will make a meaningful difference in the way we approach and deal with arson offend he by establishing a registry for law enforcement. i would like to thank chairman conyers and scott and ranking

Mary Bono

2:42:03 to 2:42:25( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: member smith and gohmert of the judiciary committee. they worked to ensure this legislation was expeditiously moved through the legislative process as it -- as concerns were addressed. i would also like to thank the house leadership on both sides for their hard work in bringing the bill before us today. finally i would like to thank my

Mary Bono

2:42:26 to 2:42:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mary Bono: fellow californiaians, dear friend, adam schiff, for his partnership. can i think of no better colleague in the house of

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