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House Proceeding on Oct 8th, 2009 :: 0:17:50 to 0:27:10
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Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:17:44 to 0:18:04( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: motion except one, one hour of debate and two, one motion t recommit i the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york is recognized for one hour. ms. slaughter: thank you, mr. speaker. for the purpose of debate only i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from florida, mr. diaz-balart. all time yielded

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:17:50 to 0:27:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:18:05 to 0:18:25( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: consideration of the rule is for debate only. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. ms. slaughter: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. slaughter: mr. speaker, the rule provides for consideration

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:18:26 to 0:18:47( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: of the conference report to accompany h.r. 2647, the national defense authorization act for fiscal year 2010. the rule waives all points of order against the conference report and against its consideration. the rule provides that the previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motion except one hour of debate and if

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:18:48 to 0:19:08( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: applicable, one motion to recommit. the bill was introduced on june 2, 2009, by chairman ike and referred to the committee on armed services. the committee marked up the bill on june 16, 2009, and ordered it favorably reported as voice vote, june 16, 2009. the committee on rules reported

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:19:09 to 0:19:29( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: a s order 69 amendments which then passed on the floor, 222-202. and today we have the conference report that we have now concurred with the senate. despite any differences about our ongoing missions in afghanistan or iraq, we all agree that funds that have

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:19:30 to 0:19:50( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: already been approved as part of the annual spending plan should not be held up for any reason. not with our troops in harm's way. the bill authorizes $5.2 billion in budget authority for the department of defense and the national security programs of the department of energy. and also authorizes $130 billion

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:19:51 to 0:20:11( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: for overseas contingency operations for f.y. 2010. for our service men and women, it authorizes a pay raise of 3.4% for the military. expands tricare health coverage for reserve members. bars fee increases on tricare and 35eushent -- patient care

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:20:12 to 0:20:33( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: for one year and provides $2.2 billion for housing programs to improve the quality of life for our service person's families. on afghanistan, the bill responds to concerns raised by members of both parties and requires an assessment of progress in afghanistan and pakistan towards security and stability. it also bans permanent bases in

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:20:34 to 0:20:54( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: afghanistan and provides fus to train and equip the afghan there is also language in the bill that requires a reporting system to register and track all the u.s. defenseitems that are provided to afghanistan and help to combat waste

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:20:55 to 0:21:15( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: and fraud. this is especially important in light of recent news stories showing that millions of dollars destined for pakistan to battle militants and al qaeda have been diverted to either the domestic economy or "for other purposes." in fact, between 2002 and 2008

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:21:16 to 0:21:37( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: while al qaeda regrouped, only $500 million of the $6.6 billion in americanid actually made it to the pakistani military according to two army generals oted in the associated press story from earlier this week. i ask unanimous consent to insert that story in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. slaughter: within this bill

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:21:38 to 0:21:59( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: is authorization for 30 f-35 joint strike fighter aircraft and coinued development and procurement of the f-136 strike fighters but does not authorize the advanced prorement or -- of f-22 aircraft t authorizes $6.7 billion for mine resistant

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:22:00 to 0:22:24( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: ambush. and fully funds the new m wrap -- mrap. we have seen far too many reports of our troops dying because their vehicles were ripped apart we can and will do better to protect them from these risks. under the provisions this bill, military will increase by 30,000

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:22:25 to 0:22:45( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: army troops, 8,100 marines, 14,650 air force personnel, and 2,477 naval sailors in 2010. it also authorizes an additional 30,000 army troops in fiscal year 2011 and 2012. the bill provides support for the plan to increase the size of

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:22:46 to 0:23:06( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: our civilian work force so that we can reduce d.o.d.'s reliance on contractors for core acquisition functions. this is also a most important point to cut down on fraud and waste. the bill also provides d.o.d. with the needed flexibility to reform the d.o.d. hiring process

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:07 to 0:23:27( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: to reduce the fraud and abuse through enhanced contractor oversi the bill speaks to d.o.d. cargo in high piracy risk areas by requiring they be equipped with appropriate nonlethal defense measures and strengthen's

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:28 to 0:23:48( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: d.o.d.'s able to promote military and civilian force development. it improves accountability and oversight in awarding defense contracts by providing the defense department the authority to require the and incentive fees. the bill prohibits a company from being awarded future

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:49 to 0:24:09( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: contracts if its action leads to a seice member's death or severe injury. this of c is in response to the number of soldiers who were electrocuted by bad plumbing work. to address concerns about the treatment of detainees, the bill bans interrogation of detainees by contractors and requires the department of defense to give

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:24:10 to 0:24:30( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: the international committee of the red cross prompt access to detainees held at the back ram -- bagrah theater in afghanistan. it clarifies rules and improve the trial procedures to make military commissions fair and effective and puts new revisions

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:24:31 to 0:24:51( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: into place that would forbid the use of statements alleged to have been secured through cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment. finally, the bill provides the accused with the enhanced ability to select his own counsel and make here say evidence harder to use in -- hearsay evidence hardtory use in

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:24:52 to 0:25:12( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: court. it permits mitary commissions to continue existing cases for 90 days or until revisions have been made to supporting court manuals and hand books. the bill matches the administration's request for $9.3 billion for missile defense programs and provides the resources necessary to meet

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:25:13 to 0:25:34( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: threats facing the united states , our deployed force, and friends and allies. and provides $2.2 billion to support the army -- department of energy's nonproliferation programs. it strengthens the stockpile stewardship program to ensure that the nuclear weapons stockpile is safe, secure, and reliable without the use of

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:25:35 to 0:25:55( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: underground testing. further, the bill provides technical and financial support to local law enforcement and prosecutors that they can more aggressively try violent crimes motivated by the victim's race, color, religion, national order, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:25:56 to 0:26:17( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: and expands the ability of federal prosecutors to try similar types of cases in federal court if state or local officials are unable or unwilling to prosecute these cases. and criminalizes attacks against u.s. service members because of their service to their country. i want to address one last

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:26:18 to 0:26:38( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: point, the bill includes new hate crimes legislation that would prohibit offenses based on the actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability of any person. this kind of far-reaching protection is important for

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:26:39 to 0:26:59( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: america and i'm proud to support it. there are still far too many incidences of violence in and around our schools and churches. the during the last 10 years 69 persons have been killed or injured at church. and another 122 children have died in or around their schools. the numbers are devastating.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:27:00 to 0:27:10( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: one has only to look at the beating death of chicago teenager, darian albert, outside his high school, an honor student, to see how devastating it is to see our violence in school.

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