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House Proceeding on Oct 17th, 2007 :: 1:03:24 to 1:06:50
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Rush D. Holt

1:01:40 to 1:03:24( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rush D. Holt

Rush D. Holt

1:03:14 to 1:03:24( Edit History Discussion )

Rush D. Holt: from washington. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm pleased to yield three minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. frelinghuysen. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:03:24 to 1:03:33( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: jersey is recognized for three minutes. mr. frelinghuysen: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. frelinghuysen:

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:03:24 to 1:06:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:03:33 to 1:03:42( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: i stand before the house as mr. holt's new house special intelligence oversight panel and as a life-long resident of new jersey, a state which is still feeling the damage of september 11, twen.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:03:42 to 1:03:54( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: we will never forget what happened that day, and i work each and every day to prevent another such attack. my colleagues, i recognize in achieving the proper balance between our national security

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:03:54 to 1:04:05( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: and our civil liberties is a real challenge, but we must also recognize tt our war against violent international extremists is the first conflict of the information age. with our technical

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:04:05 to 1:04:18( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: assets and expertise, the united states is far better at gathering information at this point in history than our enemies. this is an advantage we must exploit to better protect the american people

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:04:18 to 1:04:31( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: from those who would do us harm. and why are we on the floor debating a rule and legislation that essentially amounts to unilateral disarmament on our part? last august, congress enacted the protect

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:04:31 to 1:04:45( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: america act, legislation that sought to modernize the old foreign intelligence surveillance act, fisa, and close dangerous loopholes that prevented our intelligence community from monitoring al

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:04:45 to 1:04:58( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: qaeda and other terrorist groups plotting and planning their next attack on u.s. citizens and our interests at home and ab road. these were not conversations involving americans. these were communications

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:04:58 to 1:05:14( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: between foreign targets overseas. director of national intelligences mcconnell asked congress, and i quote, to make clear that court orders are not necessary to effectively collect foreign intelligence

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:05:14 to 1:05:28( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: about foreign targets overseas. i repeat, foreign intelligence about foreign targets overseas. but this new proposed legislation would not only undo the progress made by the america protection

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:05:28 to 1:05:41( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: act, but it would do farther to collect this information. fisa never required our government to require court orders for foreign communications of persons reasonably believed to be outside

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:05:41 to 1:05:50( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: the united states. this bill would require such a court order, thus gutting 30 years of foreign intelligence collection. once again, mr. chairman, i understand that thea cheefing the proper

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:05:50 to 1:06:01( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: balance between national security and our civil liberties is a challenging task. i believe the protect america act achieved this goal. the bill required a warrant to target a person in

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:06:01 to 1:06:14( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: the united states, but allowed u.s. intelligence agencies to listen to foreign persons in foreign countries. why is this important? because speed matters in the war on terrorism where terrorists

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:06:14 to 1:06:27( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: are using our communications net works, not theirs, in order to try to harm us. this is not about politics. it's about ensuring that we give our security personnel the tools they need to protect

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:06:27 to 1:06:37( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: our families from future terrorist attacks. mr. chairman, unfortunately i fear the restore act will live up to its name. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. frelinghuysen:

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:06:37 to 1:06:50( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: i yield back. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: thank you very much. i yield one minute to the distinguished chairperson of the intelligence committee,

Silvestre Reyes

1:06:50 to 1:06:58( Edit History Discussion )

Silvestre Reyes: silvestre reyes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. reyes: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, due to an administrative

Silvestre Reyes

1:06:50 to 1:08:08( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Silvestre Reyes

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