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House Proceeding on Dec 6th, 2006 :: 4:57:25 to 5:02:22
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of st. denis, france, to name a street in honor of mumia abu-jamal, the convicted murderer of philadelphia police officer danny faulkner. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman

John Jr.Conyers

4:57:25 to 4:57:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: from wisconsin, mr. sensenbrenner, and the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. sensenbrenner: mr. speaker,

John Jr.Conyers

4:57:25 to 5:02:22( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Jr.Conyers

John Jr.Conyers

4:57:40 to 4:57:56( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on house resolution 1082 currently under

John Jr.Conyers

4:57:56 to 4:58:12( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. sensenbrenner: mr. speaker, i yield such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin may proceed. mr. sensenbrenner:

John Jr.Conyers

4:58:12 to 4:58:28( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: mr. speaker, i rise in support of house resolution 1082, condemning the decision by city of st. denis, france, to name a street in honor of mumia abu-jamal, the convicted murderer of philadelphia

John Jr.Conyers

4:58:28 to 4:58:44( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: police officer danny faulkner. in 1982, officer faulkner was shot many times by abu-jamal. although abu-jamal's conviction was upheld on appeal, the death sentence was overturned on habeyuss

John Jr.Conyers

4:58:44 to 4:59:02( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: review in -- habius in 2001, 20 years after of the crime was committed. the city of st. denis exhibited a gross disregard for the family of officer faulkner, the city of philadelphia and the victims of

John Jr.Conyers

4:59:02 to 4:59:19( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: slain officers all over the united states when they named the street in honoring ma'am ma'am. house 1082 condemns this and urges the city of st. denis to reconsider to naming a street

John Jr.Conyers

4:59:19 to 4:59:41( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: after a convicted police murderer. should the city of st. den for their commitment to public service and safety. this resolution has received the support of the from a terrible ternl order of

John Jr.Conyers

4:59:41 to 4:59:54( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: police and the national troopers coalition. i'd like to thank the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. fitzpatrick for his leadership on this issue. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution

John Jr.Conyers

4:59:54 to 5:00:11( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: and i reserve the balance of my time. mr. conyers: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers: i rise and yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker

John Jr.Conyers

5:00:11 to 5:00:25( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: pro tempore: the gentleman may proceed. mr. conyers: i, today, am joined by a number of my colleagues in expressing strong opposition to this measure in the manner in which it comes before us today.

John Jr.Conyers

5:00:25 to 5:00:39( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: this proposal introduced only two weeks ago has conveniently made its way here to the house floor without the benefit of a single hearing, markup or any other consideration or discussion

John Jr.Conyers

5:00:39 to 5:00:54( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: by our committee. now one could understand the need to circumvent the safeguards embodied in the traditional legislative process if this measure proposed to solve some of the problems of the

John Jr.Conyers

5:00:54 to 5:01:09( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: 46 million americans who every day go without health insurance. one could also understand the need to rush the bill through if it's sought to improve our local schools proposed to make college

John Jr.Conyers

5:01:09 to 5:01:22( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: more affordable or attempted to enhance the standard of living of roughly 38 million people in america who currently live in poverty. unfortunately, this bill fails to address any pressing

John Jr.Conyers

5:01:22 to 5:01:35( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: public policy problems, but instead its sole aim is to in details surrounding the conviction of mumia abu-jamal. for the murder of police officer danny faulkner are filled with a great deal of

John Jr.Conyers

5:01:35 to 5:01:51( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: controversy. legal experts have questioned the numerous irregularities which occurred during the course of the trial, including the failure to conduct adequate ballistic tests on the abu-jamal's gun and

John Jr.Conyers

5:01:51 to 5:02:06( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: the clearly contradictory testimony given by at least two of the prosecution witnesses. yet and still and regardless of one's personal feeling with respect to abu-jamal's guilt or innocence, we should

John Jr.Conyers

5:02:06 to 5:02:22( Edit History Discussion )

John Jr.Conyers: not be using the precious time we have to address the needs of the american people with a resolution such as this. let's agree to let the french government focus on the needs of its people while

Jerry Moran

5:02:22 to 5:02:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Moran: we focus on the needs of everyday hard-working people here in america. we can start by providing better jobs, better schools, more affordable health care, not by passing this resolution.

Jerry Moran

5:02:22 to 5:05:26( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jerry Moran

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