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House Proceeding 12-14-09 on Dec 15th, 2009 :: 0:35:10 to 0:40:40
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Chris Murphy

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

Chris Murphy: we should be proud of those students, we should support them an we should have a change in iran and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. ms. woolsey of california. for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut rise? >> claim the time. the speaker pro tempore: without

Chris Murphy

0:35:10 to 0:40:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy

0:35:31 to 0:35:51( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: objection. mr. murphy: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to recognize the ultimate sacrifice made by a young man from my district in the service of the united states marine corps. i'm sad to report tonight that my office has received news last week that marine corporal jacob -- jacob latori died due to wounds received in afghanistan.

Chris Murphy

0:35:52 to 0:36:14( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: his fatal injuries were the result of a roadside bomb. i speak for myself and my constituents in expressing my appreciation for this young man's service in defense of his country. corporal latori who would have turned 22 last weekend is one of america's heroes. i send my prayers and condolences to his family, to his wife, his son and his

Chris Murphy

0:36:15 to 0:36:37( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: brother, corporal daniel la it tori, on his tragic loss. we will never forget the sacrific those in the chamber this evening to join me in a brief moment of silence. thank you. my colleagues, madam sp i've come to the floor tonight

Chris Murphy

0:36:38 to 0:36:59( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: to speak about an issue as you can see by the one-minute speeches given here earlier tonight, to this entire nation. connecticut pioneered america's ship building and aerospace i shops that were once bustling

Chris Murphy

0:37:00 to 0:37:21( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: with workers are now silent. when those shops went away, thousands of good-paying jobs for hardworking people in my state went away with them. we just learned recently that connecticut has lost another 1,000 jobs when a major defense supplier shut two of their facilities and moved two of their facilities to singapore. almost this country are out of work, many of those as a result of the

Chris Murphy

0:37:22 to 0:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: transfer of manufacturing, military manufacturing job jobs, overseas. at the same time the department of defense, another federal agency -- and other federal agencies, have granted thousands of waivers to our domestic sourcing legislation like the buy american act which has resulted in billions of taxpayer dollars being sent to overseas companies. working with a group of members

Chris Murphy

0:37:43 to 0:38:03( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: that are dedicated to shoring up the rules that require the government to purchase domely, i've been drafting ledgeation that -- legislations that will allow companies to take taxpayer dollars overseas. my legislation would begin to reorient and build up our domestic manufacturing and construction base which has been hit so hard in recent times by

Chris Murphy

0:38:04 to 0:38:24( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: using taxpayer dollars to do it. taxpayer dollars are already going to buy too often overseas products. now we don't seek to interfere with the decisions of private businesses. we do, however, seek to make it clear that the u.s. government and the taxpayer money shouldn't

Chris Murphy

0:38:25 to 0:38:45( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: be shipped f to a foreign contribute country to contribute to a fore the same high quality good right here at home. i believe strongly in international trade and i accept the necessity of our interdependent global economy. what we're discussing here is not just economics, it's not simply a race to find the lowest price, it's about national

Chris Murphy

0:38:46 to 0:39:06( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: security and it's especially about national security with re defense. a stable supply of domestically impertive to this nation's long-term saf defense. we have a real opportunity here to both reinvigorate our domestic capacity for manufacturing while enhancing our national security.

Chris Murphy

0:39:07 to 0:39:28( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: with that in mind, i along with a group of members are crafting legislation that will seek to assist firms who are victims of the loopholes in our current buy american and buy america regime. this legislation will target assistae to suppliers that a manufacturer could manufacture products that have been deemed nonavailable for domestic

Chris Murphy

0:39:29 to 0:39:49( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: sources. under current law, an agency can determine that an item is nonavailable in sufficient quantity or quality in the united states and then can just waive the buy american restrictions. legislation will target firms that make these nonavailable items right here in the united states but might not have the capacity right

Chris Murphy

0:39:50 to 0:40:10( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: agency's needs. these firms will use this assistance to increase their capacity so they can be the suppliers to the american government rather than seeding that ground to foreign firms. that manufacture an item that is currently being bought through the buy american provisions. if that firm is in dange --

Chris Murphy

0:40:11 to 0:40:31( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: danger of go let's help them stay in business so the only place that we are left to go after that firm falls is a foreign supplier. madam speaker, my colleagues who came to this house floor earlier tonight federal tanker contract going to a foreign supplier airbus is

Chris Murphy

0:40:32 to 0:40:41( Edit History Discussion )

Chris Murphy: just one example, a major example of a growing tren defense work going overseas. we've had enough. it's time for us as a congress

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