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House Proceeding on Nov 15th, 2007 :: 0:25:00 to 0:26:48
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Doris O. Matsui

0:25:00 to 0:25:07( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: law. in august, congress, in a bipartisan manner, took an important step forward to close our nation's intelligence gap. the protect america act, passed only after repeated attempts by republicans

Doris O. Matsui

0:25:00 to 0:26:48( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doris O. Matsui

Doris O. Matsui

0:25:07 to 0:25:17( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: to give our nation nation's intelligence professionals the tools and authority they needed to protect our homeland, this action was long overdue and this law marked a significant step forward in improving

Doris O. Matsui

0:25:17 to 0:25:27( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: our national security. the democrats forced the security tools to expire that we passed in august, to expire after six months. now congress must act again to renew this law by early next year before

Doris O. Matsui

0:25:27 to 0:25:37( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the democrat expiration date arrives and our national security once again will be at serious risk. unfortunately, the legislation before us today does not provide the security we need to protect our nation

Doris O. Matsui

0:25:37 to 0:25:51( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: from potential future terrist attack. it is a retreat, mr. speaker, from a law enacted in august and jeopardize ing the safety and security of americans from foreign terrorist threats. i am concerned that

Doris O. Matsui

0:25:51 to 0:26:07( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: not only were final changes to the bill given to the minority just yesterday afternoon, but it was -- it was state ed in our hearing that the democrat chairman of the judiciary committee got the revise

Doris O. Matsui

0:26:07 to 0:26:20( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: ed text just moments before we did. and, mr. speaker, i'd like to recognize mr. conyers' willing willingness, expressed in his testimony before the rules committee, to work with republicans and perhaps

Doris O. Matsui

0:26:20 to 0:26:33( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: even postpone consideration of a rule until the bill could be properly reviewed and republicans had a chance to offer a substitute or changes to the bill. but sadly, the chairman of the rules committee overruled

Doris O. Matsui

0:26:33 to 0:26:48( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: mr. conyers and expressed her intention to move this bill without any alternatives, amendments, or possible improvements being considered. the action of the rules committee in october and again yesterday

Peter Hoekstra

0:26:48 to 0:26:59( Edit History Discussion )

Peter Hoekstra: to completely shut down the legislative process shatters the promises made by democrat leaders a year ago. the distinguished chairwoman of the rules committee on december december 27, 2006, was quote

Peter Hoekstra

0:26:48 to 0:33:34( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter Hoekstra

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