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House Proceeding 10-22-09 on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 0:38:55 to 0:40:55
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Henry Cuellar

0:38:52 to 0:39:13( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: the slogan, it's good for the coast guard and it's good for the country. i think that's all we need to say about this bill. distinguished gentleman from texas, mr. cuellar. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. cuellar: i rise in support of today's coast guard authorization, h.r. 3619, and i commend the distinguished

Henry Cuellar

0:38:55 to 0:40:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Henry Cuellar

Henry Cuellar

0:39:14 to 0:39:35( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: chairman and ranking member for their work on this excellent piece of legislation. the coast guard is an integral part of making the country safe. they protect our ports, our waterways, and the marine transportation system. i author a provision in this bill to require the coast guard to step up border security efforts on the navigable

Henry Cuellar

0:39:36 to 0:39:59( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: portion of the rio grande, which are international water. currently, they're able to patrol only a small portion of the river twice each quarter. that forces the border patrol and to the focus their time and effort on the river bank instead of the international waters of the rio grande.

Henry Cuellar

0:40:00 to 0:40:20( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: the federal an have been confronted with a multitude of issues, including narco, traffic, and human smuggling and deceased bodies floating down the river. by identifying meeds and determing how to increase the presence of the coast guard in this area, we can help address this local need and keep your

Henry Cuellar

0:40:21 to 0:40:41( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: couldn't -- keep our community safe. also, there's language in the manager's amendment that directs the coast guard in conducting their analysis to work with all necessary and appropriate entities, including the border patrol and local entities with local expertise. increased cooperation and partnership with local -- local

Henry Cuellar

0:40:42 to 0:40:56( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: entities and federal entities will help identify the needs and more efficiently allocate resources. we'll continue to fight to protect our community and enhance the security along with the border. mr. chairman, i applaud you for

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