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House Proceeding on Oct 23rd, 2009 :: 0:33:25 to 0:34:55
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Elijah E. Cummings

0:33:22 to 0:33:42( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: and semi-submersibles to combat the growing drug threat. we need to give the coast guard the authority to do it. we're happy to support the amendment, and i reser the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from arizona. mrs. kirkpatrick: i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlelady reserves. mr. cummings: will the

Elijah E. Cummings

0:33:25 to 0:34:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Elijah E. Cummings

0:33:43 to 0:34:03( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: gentlelady yield? mrs. kirkpatrick: yes. mr. cummings: i want to congratulate mrs. kirkpatrick for this outstanding commitment. as the ranking member said, this is something the committee has been addressing for a while, but what we now want to do is make sure that the efforts of the coast guard are most effective and efficient, and this study and looking into

Elijah E. Cummings

0:34:04 to 0:34:26( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: this is what this is all about. and i think this will allow us to accomplish a lot more with regard to a lot more of the equipment that we have. i have seen these submersibles many times. in fact, i was in colombia and mexico and actually saw them. and this has been -- they've been used to get around the coast guard, and i know for a

Elijah E. Cummings

0:34:27 to 0:34:47( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: fact that they welcome this amendment, and i want to thank you very much because basically what you've done, mrs. kirkpatrick, is you've made a very good bill even better. and with that, mr. speaker, i yield back to the gentlelady. mrs. kirkpatrick: mr. chairman, time. the chair: the gentlelady

Elijah E. Cummings

0:34:48 to 0:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. lobiondo: i yield back the balance of my time. the

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