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House Proceeding on Dec 19th, 2007 :: 3:53:47 to 3:56:14
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Joe Barton

3:48:11 to 3:53:47( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Joe Barton

Joe Barton

3:53:32 to 3:53:47( Edit History Discussion )

Joe Barton: leadership. i urge my colleagues to support this critical bipartisan and bicameral measure and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan. mr. conyers:

Diana DeGette

3:53:47 to 3:54:03( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. conyers: the importance of judicial security has been explained

Diana DeGette

3:53:47 to 3:56:14( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diana DeGette

Diana DeGette

3:54:03 to 3:54:17( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: by mr. gohmert, the ranking member of the subcommittee of crime now and the floor manager today. and it was underscored by the murders of family members of a chicago federal judge in 2005

Diana DeGette

3:54:17 to 3:54:27( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: and then less than two weeks later, the killings of a state judge, a court reporter and a sheriff's deputy in an atlanta courthouse. these acts of violence along with numerous others

Diana DeGette

3:54:27 to 3:54:39( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: led to the introduction of this measure before us now, h.r. 660. the court security improvement act, which among other things seeks to improve judicial security, not just for court officers,

Diana DeGette

3:54:39 to 3:54:55( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: but to safeguard judges and their families as well. although the security of all federal buildings increased during the wake of the 1995 april bombing of the federal building in oklahoma

Diana DeGette

3:54:55 to 3:55:06( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: city and the september 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the importance of judicial security was brought more particularly to the nation's attention by reports of the murders of family members of a chicago

Diana DeGette

3:55:06 to 3:55:19( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: federal judge. and the killings less than two weeks later of a state judge, a court reporter and a sheriff's deputy in an atlanta courthouse. another incident occurred in june of 2006,

Diana DeGette

3:55:19 to 3:55:35( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: when a sniper shot a state judge in recentow, nevada, through the window of the -- reno, nevada, through the window of the judge's own office. supreme court justices have also been intended targets

Diana DeGette

3:55:35 to 3:55:46( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: of death threats. last year it was revealed that home-baked cookies infused with poison were mailed to all nine justices in the year 2005. according to one media report, justice sandra

Diana DeGette

3:55:46 to 3:55:57( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: day o'connor was quoted as saying that each one contained enough poison to kill the entire membership of the court. all three branches of the federal government play unique roles in helping

Diana DeGette

3:55:57 to 3:56:14( Edit History Discussion )

Diana DeGette: to ensure the safety of judges and the security of the federal courts. in this joint effort, the role of congress is to authorize programs, appropriate funds, and provide oversight of judicial

Cliff Stearns

3:56:14 to 3:56:29( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: security. the judicial conference and the united states -- the judicial conference of the united states, the principal policymaking body of the judiciary governs of thed a -- governs the administration

Cliff Stearns

3:56:14 to 3:58:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Cliff Stearns

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