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House Proceeding 12-02-09 on Dec 2nd, 2009 :: 0:01:25 to 0:04:00
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Henry Cuellar

0:01:22 to 0:01:42( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: extend their remarks a insert bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cuellar: mr. speaker, i also ask unanimous consent that the exchange of letters between the committees of homeland security and the transportation and infrastructure committee be included in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cuellar: mr. speaker, i

Henry Cuellar

0:01:25 to 0:04:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Henry Cuellar

Henry Cuellar

0:01:43 to 0:02:04( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: rise in support of this bill and yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cuellar: thank you, mr. speaker. congress instructed fema and in the implementation of the 9/11 commission act of 2007 to develop performance measures

Henry Cuellar

0:02:05 to 0:02:26( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: for its homeland security grants program. as the committee of homeland security, the subcommittee -- the hearing we had on the emergency communications, these requiments remain poorly implemented and difficult to comprehend. what is m

Henry Cuellar

0:02:27 to 0:02:47( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: that fema cannot determine our nation's overall preparedness on how our homeland security grants have helped to protect our nations from acts of terrorism. it is for this reason that i come to you today to ask for your support of h.r. 3980, the redundancy elimination and

Henry Cuellar

0:02:48 to 0:03:09( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: enhanced performance for preparedness grants act. this would require fema to work in conjunction with states, local, tribal and territorial stake holders to do the following things. one, streamline homeland security grant reporting requirements, rules and regulations to eliminate redundant reporting. two, create a sategy,

Henry Cuellar

0:03:10 to 0:03:31( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: including a timetable for establishing the much-needed performance standards for grant programs to ensure that funds are being dir where they are -- should be best spent. and three, that they require fema to take an inventory of each of the homeland security grant programs to include the purpose, objective and performance goals for each.

Henry Cuellar

0:03:32 to 0:03:52( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: the plan would be submitted to the appropriate congressional committee no later than 120 days after the bill's enactment. it will be updated biannually to ensure that the commitee will maintain a watchful eye, the oversight on redundancy in the law that might confuse the grant recipients at the local

Henry Cuellar

0:03:53 to 0:04:02( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: level. this bill will help identify inefficiencies with the d.h.s. grant program and it will

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