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House Proceeding 12-02-09 on Dec 2nd, 2009 :: 0:08:20 to 0:11:50
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:08:20 to 0:08:40( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: recommendations of the 9/11 commission act of 2007, enhance security against terrorist attack and threats to our nation's rail and mass transit lines. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, and the gentleman from alabama, mr. rogers, will each control 20 minutes.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:08:20 to 0:11:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:08:41 to 0:09:01( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the chair recognizes the ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i rise in support of ts resolution and yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:09:02 to 0:09:24( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: gentlelady is recognized. ms. jackson lee: i thank you. mr. speaker, house resolution 28 expresses the sense of the house of representatives that t.s. should increase and enhance its efforts to secure rail and mass transit systems in ways that are consistent with the 9/11 act and h.r. 2200. let me first of all say, mr. speaker, that in addition to

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:09:25 to 0:09:45( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: this legislation, the floor today and watched the actions in afghanistan and pakistan, as we see the world changing fromumb we recognize the crucialness of national security and homeland security. and so this legislation is to emphasize the importance of

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:09:46 to 0:10:06( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: expanding our oversight and response to the idea of mass transit and rail transportation. i introduced this resolution because deadlines on the 9/11 act have passed without being set aside which is inexcusable given the risks faced by our na system.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:10:07 to 0:10:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: i offered h.r. 2200 which included several elements that sought to enhance the surface transportation efforts. that bill passed in an overwhelmingly birtisan manner earlier this yea as we wait for our friends in the senate to act on h.r. 2200, i believe that the house agreed to this resolution recommits our goal of t.s.a. securing

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:10:28 to 0:10:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: let me first of all acknowledge the pro that work for the transportation security administration. i am gratified to know that progress is being made of a new administrator for that agency and -- buthey need tools and they need the tools that will allow us to focus on the security of these important

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:10:49 to 0:11:09( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: elements of transportation and as well the job engine of our community and our nation. many americans use mass transit. many americans use rail. any irreversible tragic terrorist act can impact the economy of this nation. as we are reminded by the tragic events in russia over

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:11:10 to 0:11:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the weekend and in other cities over the world in the last several years, rail and mass transit systems are prime targets for trorist attacks. when they are shut down the economy can shut down. this resolution recognizes t.s.a. as being uniquely positioned to lead our nation's rail and mass transit system and recognizes the k-9 team

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:11:32 to 0:11:50( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: ogram as a valuable resource which my friend from alabama has worked on. i might also say that this effort today, this resolution is also to save lives. as such, it is critical that t.s.a. security efforts share our commitment to securing these systems. i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this resolution

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