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House Proceeding 12-08-09 on Dec 8th, 2009 :: 0:35:10 to 0:39:15
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Elijah E. Cummings

0:35:07 to 0:35:30( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: force behind this bill, for five minutes. mr. cummings: thank you very much. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cummings: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding. i rise today in support of h.r. 2711, the special agent samual

Elijah E. Cummings

0:35:10 to 0:39:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Elijah E. Cummings

0:35:31 to 0:35:52( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: families of fallen heroes act. pittsburgh pittsburgh f.b.i. special agent samuel hicks who was shot and killed while executing a federal search warrant on november 19, 2008. before joining the f.b.i. special agent hicks was a teacher and a city police officer in my hometown and the

Elijah E. Cummings

0:35:53 to 0:36:13( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: congressional district i represent in baltimore, maryland. when arrangements were made for special agent hicks to return to his final resting place in baltimore, moving expenses for his family to relocate were not covered. this legislation would provide

Elijah E. Cummings

0:36:14 to 0:36:34( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: funds for the moving, transportation, and relocation expenses attributed to a change of residence within the united states of the immediate family of f.b.i. employee who dies in the performance of official duties. it also covers the expenses of preparing and transporting the

Elijah E. Cummings

0:36:35 to 0:36:56( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: remains of the deceased to the place where the family will reside following the employee's death. i must commend mr. rogers for this legislation. i th as i was reading over the legislation i could not help but think to myself i hope we don't have to use the

Elijah E. Cummings

0:36:57 to 0:37:17( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: provisions of this legislation too often because i think all of us mourn whenever one of ever our law enforcement officers - whenever one of our law enforcement officers is harmed or killed. it's a sad day. i have often said and we have often heard the words, they are indeed our thin blue line. if you don't think they are the

Elijah E. Cummings

0:37:18 to 0:37:38( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: thin blue line, you let something happen to you and they don't show up. one of special agent hicks' collection said of him, he was very skilled at everything, encouraging, always had a positive attitude, and the first to step forward and volunteer for anything.

Elijah E. Cummings

0:37:39 to 0:37:59( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: this colleague went on to say, he was just the kind of of guy whose a role model for other people in the academy who maybe didn't have experience or come from different backgrounds, end of quote. mr. speaker, this is just one of many examples of how

Elijah E. Cummings

0:38:00 to 0:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: dangerous a job like being an f.b.i. agent can be. but it s one that so many take on every singleay not wondering whether they will return home to their families, return to their neighborhoods. his sacrifice is always going to be rembered through his family, colleagues, and

Elijah E. Cummings

0:38:21 to 0:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: hopefully through the passage of this legislation. on maybe 2, 2009, special agent hicks' name was added to the national law enforcement officer's memorial here in washington, but that is simply not enough. we must honor those who have

Elijah E. Cummings

0:38:42 to 0:39:05( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: made the ultimate sacrifice by taking care of their loved ones who have also made a tremendous sacrifice. again i commend congressman rogers from michigan and the oversight and government reform committee, mr. lynch, especially those original co-sponsors which i'm one for the leadership with regard to this legislation.

Elijah E. Cummings

0:39:06 to 0:39:15( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: with the passage of we can honor special agent hicks and prevent future families from additional heartache and hardship at a very, very difficult moment in

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