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House Proceeding 11-06-09 on Nov 6th, 2009 :: 0:47:40 to 0:51:00
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:47:36 to 0:47:56( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: approach. accepting the regulations that we just approved i yld back the balance of my time. the chair: the question -- the gentlelady from texas. ms. jackson lee: i rise again to oppose the amendment. mr. chairman, we have worked for four yea on this

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:47:40 to 0:51:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:47:57 to 0:48:17( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: legislation. can you imagine 2009 to 2012, seven years to put the american people in jeopardy? the department of homeland security is for this legislation, and the approach that our friends are using is no substitute for the comprehensive legislation that moved through regular order in the relevant communities this year.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:48:18 to 0:48:40( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: h.r. 2868 is a product of years of work by multiple committees and extensive input from the chemical industry. let me cite to you the letter from the chemical council. they sent a letter to energy and comm and i quote. h.r. 2868 vehicle for ensuring the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:48:41 to 0:49:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: permanent cfats program, crop life america and the national council for farmers share the same views. so what's my colleagues suggesting? they want to shortchange the american people. and i sat here with all the solemnness that we lost 13 soldiers. we have lost others that are wounded in my home state. we mourn them. we honor them.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:49:02 to 0:49:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: but we have the responsibility to stand on their side just as we have to get to the bottom of the tragedy of fort od, texas, i say we must get to the bottom of realizing that it is on our table to ensure that work -- whistleblowers are protected, to make sure that inherently safer technologies are used in chemical

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:49:23 to 0:49:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: technologies and, yes, that jobs are not lost. jobs will not be lost when you improve technology. you become more efficient and you will protect not only the water and wastewater system in our communities but you will have workers working in safe, productive chemical facilities that will be part of the economic engine. jobs are important, but

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:49:44 to 0:50:04( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: security of this nation and this is what this particular committee has done over a four-year period and we have worked in consultation with those who are in business as well as those in law enforcement. and i don't know how we can stand here and oppose the department of homeland support for us moving forward on this legislation.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:50:05 to 0:50:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: i've asked my colleagues consider the fact of what their responsibility is. and their responsibility again is to stand with those who we have to secure. i think that the dent-olson the committee has good intentions, but those intentions are quashed by the responsibility that we have and the long work that we have done

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:50:28 to 0:50:49( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: to ensure inherently safer technologies for chemical facilities. i'd ask my colleagues to oppose the amendment, again, on -- in response to securing america. i yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from pennsylvania. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. the amendment is not a

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:50:50 to 0:51:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: mr. dent: mr. speaker, on that i request a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rul18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from pennsylvania will be postponed.

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