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House Proceeding 10-15-09 on Oct 15th, 2009 :: 0:22:25 to 0:24:30
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Peter T. King

0:22:22 to 0:22:42( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: $678 million more than in f.y. 2009 2009 to the transportation so i thank the chairman and the ranking member for their work on this bill and i urge my colleagues to support it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky. mr. r yield two minutes to the very distinguhed ranking member of the homeland security authorization committee in the

Peter T. King

0:22:25 to 0:24:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter T. King

Peter T. King

0:22:43 to 0:23:04( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: house, mr. king of new york. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. king: madam speaker, i thank the distinguished ranking member for yielding. at the outset i want to thank ranking member rogers and chairman price for the outstanding job they have done on this bill. i certainly intend to vote for it, i will vote for it. i must say however there are three specific problems, three areas, where i do have

Peter T. King

0:23:05 to 0:23:26( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: questions. number cities program which is essential to protect new york city from radiation, dirty bomb attacks. this house approved an amendment by congresswoman clarke and me that would have put $40 million in the bill for that. instead in conference that was reduced to $20 million.

Peter T. King

0:23:27 to 0:23:47( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: this is a shortfall which i believe can have damaging impact. secondly, on the issue of guantanamo, i concur on everything ranking member rogers has said to. me it is wrong to bring -- has said. to me it is wrong to bring battlefield combatants to our shores for any purpose, even to stand trial, especially to stand trial, as i believe they should

Peter T. King

0:23:48 to 0:24:08( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: be tried in military tribuls and again i bring up the issue of new york city where i'm sure a number of these will be brought, those involved in the 9/11 attacks will report to the southern district of new york and to me this is a time bomb waiting to happen, to have those errorists in new york city for a period of time before, during and after the trial. thirdly, on the issue of the

Peter T. King

0:24:09 to 0:24:29( Edit History Discussion )

Peter T. King: firefighter grants, the president cut them by 70%. i know the committee put money back in but the level is still lower than last year and this, i believe, is going to impact negatively on fire departments throughout our country. having said that, madam speaker, this is a fine bill, i look forward to i thank the committee for the way they approached it in a

Peter T. King

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

Peter T. King: bipartisan way.

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