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House Proceeding on Sep 30th, 2009 :: 2:58:45 to 3:02:55
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Adam B. Schiff

2:58:42 to 2:59:02( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: that neespecial recognition, special comfort, from us, so i commend my friend, ms. edwards from maryland, for sponsoring this resolution. i'm proud to be a co-author of this resolution and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california. mr. schiff: thank you, mr. speaker.

Adam B. Schiff

2:58:45 to 3:02:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Adam B. Schiff

Adam B. Schiff

2:59:03 to 2:59:25( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: i had the experience recently of being called up for jury duty in los angeles and called up for a criminal case and sat through really the entire process which i hadn't done in quite many years. it was a murder case and what was striking to me, i was not called into the box, so i never became a juror, but what was striking to me is during the

Adam B. Schiff

2:59:26 to 2:59:46( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: process they asked each and every juror whether they thought they could sit fairly on the case before them. this particular case involved two victims of -- two people who were murdered. one who was a 16-year-old girl. and it was striking to me both how many perspective jurors had

Adam B. Schiff

2:59:47 to 3:00:08( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: a family member or close friend who had been the victim of violence, who had been murdered or raped, how many also who could so relate to the circumstances that they felt they couldn't be fair and impartial. but it was extraordinary, there wasn't a single person really in the jury box that hadn't been

Adam B. Schiff

3:00:09 to 3:00:29( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: touched in some way by violent crime. and i want to thank the gentlewoman from maryland for her leadership on this issue and getting us all to take some time to reflect on how violence has touched all of our communities, all of our lives and how we can rededicate ourselves to trying to attack this incredible waste of life.

Adam B. Schiff

3:00:30 to 3:00:50( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: so i thank you, i urge passage of the bill and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 757. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is

Adam B. Schiff

3:00:51 to 3:01:12( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? mr. schiff: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1333 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 1333, a bill to amend chapter 40 of title 18 united states code to exempt the

Adam B. Schiff

3:01:13 to 3:01:34( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: transportation shipment, receipt or importation of explosive materials for delivery to a federally recognized indian tribe or an agency of such a tribe from various federal criminal prohibitions relating to explosives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. schiff, and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the

Adam B. Schiff

3:01:35 to 3:01:55( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: gentleman from california. mr. schiff: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. schiff: and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. schiff: h.r. 1333 addresses

Adam B. Schiff

3:01:56 to 3:02:16( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: a gap in the law of governing the transportation of explosive materials. by giving federally recognized indian tribes the same status already given federal, state and local governments. in 2002 congress passed the safe explosives act which prohibits the transportation, shipment, receipt and importation of explosive materials withou specific federal permits or licenses. the act exempts federal, state and local governments from this

Adam B. Schiff

3:02:17 to 3:02:38( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: requirement. but due to an oversight, the exemption does not cover traly prized -- federally recognized indian tribes and their agencies. thibill corrects that oversight. fireworks can play an integral role in the religious and cultural ceremonies of many indian tribes. this bill will facilitate those religious and cultural practices without compromising safety.

Adam B. Schiff

3:02:39 to 3:02:55( Edit History Discussion )

Adam B. Schiff: this act does not exempt indian tribes from complying with safe storage requirements like state agencies, tribes state -- storage requirements. like state agencies, they will still be required by regulations. it enjoys bipartisan support.

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