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House Proceeding 12-15-09 on Dec 15th, 2009 :: 0:49:55 to 0:51:40
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Mike Rogers

0:49:51 to 0:50:11( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: service to our country. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of h.r. 1517 to correct the hiring status of approximately 30 customs and border protection officers

Mike Rogers

0:49:55 to 0:51:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mike Rogers

Mike Rogers

0:50:12 to 0:50:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: stationed overseas under the wrong hiring appointments. i appreciate the opportunity to stand in support of this legislation and the place ranking peter king, the sponsor of this bill, the republican sponsor of the bill. h.r. 1517 grants special authority to the commissioner customs and border protection to noncompetitively convert about 30 c.b.p. employees

Mike Rogers

0:50:33 to 0:50:53( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: mistakenly hired under overse limited employment to permanent status stationed at the overseas preinspection posts. c.b.p. operates preclearance operations for travelers to the u.s.are inspections before boarding the planes. this facilitates travel while adding and important security

Mike Rogers

0:50:54 to 0:51:14( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: benefit. unfortunately this hiring error if not addressed could force these employees to transition into locally hire staff. much like foreign service nationals at embassies are to return to the united states and compete for the domestic c.b.p. positions. through no fault of their own these employees are now facing the problems with their employment status due to a

Mike Rogers

0:51:15 to 0:51:36( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: mistake made years ago when they were initially hired. the congressional budget office analysis shows no signature budget impact from this legislation as these are existing employees who only need a category adjustment to employme i would like to highlight an express appreciation for the bipartisan manner in which this legislation was developed. congressman engel and ranking member king worked together to

Mike Rogers

0:51:37 to 0:51:41( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: develop this bill and chairwoman sanchez and chairman

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