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House Proceeding on Oct 9th, 2007 :: 1:27:19 to 1:30:38
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Ric Keller

1:23:54 to 1:27:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Ric Keller

Ric Keller

1:27:09 to 1:27:19( Edit History Discussion )

Ric Keller: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield such time as he may consume to the author of the bill, the gentleman from hawaii, mr. abercrombie. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from hawaii

Neil Abercrombie

1:27:19 to 1:27:29( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: is recognized. mr. abercrombie: mr. speaker, i ask the opportunity to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized. mr. abercrombie: thank you,

Neil Abercrombie

1:27:19 to 1:30:38( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Neil Abercrombie

Neil Abercrombie

1:27:29 to 1:27:49( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: i also request the opportunity to enter some material into the record from the office of the special inspector general for iraq reconstruction, and the inspector general for iraq reconstruction

Neil Abercrombie

1:27:49 to 1:28:00( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: audit. -time wide. mr. abercrombie: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i want to pay a special thank you to mr. scott and to the judiciary committee for their hard work. i'm very grateful

Neil Abercrombie

1:28:00 to 1:28:13( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: to the ranking members, the republicans and democrats. we cannot resolve this without seeing to it that we have a bipartisan approach on this. i'm particularly grateful to senator pat leahy who is

Neil Abercrombie

1:28:13 to 1:28:26( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: the judiciary chairman in the senate for entrusting this bill to our care here in the house and allowing me to introduce it as a companion bill to the one that has passed in the senate.

Neil Abercrombie

1:28:26 to 1:28:39( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: i'm very hopeful that we can get a vote in the senate and move this to the president's desk. mr. speaker, when the wrong computer equipment arrived in iraq, the contractor ordered it dump it into

Neil Abercrombie

1:28:39 to 1:28:53( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: a mammoth burn pit and placed an order for replacement rather than sending it back. the government paid for both the wrong computers and the replacements. the contractor collected a fee

Neil Abercrombie

1:28:53 to 1:29:09( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: for each, thanks to a costless contract. halliburton had drivers driving trucks emptyy exposing the drivers to danger because the company was paid by the trip, not by the amount of materiel

Neil Abercrombie

1:29:09 to 1:29:23( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: hauled or flat fee. $186 million was a spent over two years to build 142 health care centers. yet only 15 had been completed and only eight are open. according to testimony, the contractor

Neil Abercrombie

1:29:23 to 1:29:32( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: lack qualified engineers hired incompetent subcontractors, failed to supervise construction work and failed to enforce quality control. large construction company was paid tens of millions

Neil Abercrombie

1:29:32 to 1:29:44( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: of dollars to repair iraq's schools. many of the schools were never touched and several that were repaired, and i say that in quotes, were left in shambles. one filled with unflushed sewage.

Neil Abercrombie

1:29:44 to 1:29:58( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: at least 10 companies with billions of dollars in contracts have already been paid -- have already been forced to pay, rather, up to $300 million in penalties to resolve allegations of bid

Neil Abercrombie

1:29:58 to 1:30:38( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: rigging, fraud, gross overcharging, delivery of faulty military parts and environmental damage. $300 million in penalties. yet some of these same companies have faced such allegations during

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