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House Proceeding 12-02-09 on Dec 2nd, 2009 :: 0:13:25 to 0:19:25
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:13:21 to 0:13:41( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the resolution also takes special note that more attention is needed for school transportation systems. i ur the measure, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlelady from texas. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i'd like to inquire of the manager o if he has any additional

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:13:25 to 0:19:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:13:42 to 0:14:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: speakers because i'm prepared to close. mr. rogers: no, ma'am. i have no additional speakers and will yield my time to you. i would urge members toote for this and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlelady from texas. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, let me first of all yield myself such time as i may

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:14:04 to 0:14:24( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: consume. i'd like to thank the staff of the homeland security committee and as well the staff director of the transportation and security committee, mike beland, and acknowledge the chairman of the committee for working with me and acknowledging the importance of this particular amendment and this bill.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:14:25 to 0:14:45( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: let me just say as i close we have already enuciated the parameters of securing mass rail and rail. we understand that we are behind in that effort. i know there are committed,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:14:46 to 0:15:06( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: dedicated members of the efforts that are go. even over the last couple of days as we look at actions that may be at first ance to be perceived to be innocent, individuals intruding into the parameters of the white house,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:15:07 to 0:15:27( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we know that we have to be on alert because no action should be taken in a simple or a, if you will, nonserious manner. so i stand today to say that thi resolutio is serious because it emphasizes the commitment for tools and saving lives.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:15:28 to 0:15:48( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: and i'm delighted that my colleagues on the committee in a bipartisan manner has supported this. i'd like toacknowledge the ranking member of this committee, mr. dent, and i've asked my colleagues to support this legislation, mr. speaker, and i believe this is a critical issue, h.res. 28 addresses a critical issue of

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:15:49 to 0:16:09( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: surface transportati encourage my colleagues to vote aye. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady has yielded back. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 28. as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:16:10 to 0:16:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: the rules are suspended and the resolution is agreed to and -- ms. jackson lee: on that, i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient numbe

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:16:32 to 0:16:53( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: risen, ordered. under clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this measure will be postponed. gentlew ms. jackson lee: i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3963. the speak clerk will report the title of the bill. the cle

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:16:54 to 0:17:14( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: number 198, h.r. 3963, a bill to provide specialized training to federal air marshal the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson l from california, mr. lungren, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from texas.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:17:15 to 0:17:35( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: ms. jackson lee: pursuant -- mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i rise in support of this bill and yield myself such time as i might consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:17:36 to 0:17:56( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: ms. jackson lee: i'm grateful to the gentleman from california, mr. lungren who has worked tirelessly on this issue. this legislation will help to bolster the effectiveness and morale of the federal air marshal servicemark of whom i visited with over my tenure as a member of the homeland security committee. as my -- in my position as chairwoman of the subcommittee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:17:57 to 0:18:17( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: on infrastructure protection, i have worked to keep our modes of transport en -- that members of the department of homeland security are treated fairly and given the opportunity to exercise their concern and have this congress and this executive listen to their concernhis

Sheila Jackson-Lee

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

Sheila Jackson-Lee: bill works toward both of these important objectives. the air mashal service has quickly expanded its size and effts in the wake of the attacks of september 11, 2001, and this bill helps restore important training measures in a way that is consistent with that necessary expansion. in addition this legislation will provide for potential promotion opportunities. i would like to note that the

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:18:41 to 0:19:03( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: this -- that this provision was offered in the markup of the t.s. a authorization bill i offered earlier this year and passed the house in a bipartisan matter. -- manner. at that time, i didn't feel it contained the necessary language to ensure it wouldn't of feral air marshals.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:19:04 to 0:19:24( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we were able to agree on language that eliminated my concerns. i thank the gentleman for his cooperation and collaboration for an important step forward. as a consequence, i'm convinced that federal air marshals cannot and will not be wrongly classified as criminal

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:19:25 to 0:19:25( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: investigators.

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