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Senate Proceeding on Mar 26th, 2009 :: 3:35:10 to 3:38:00
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the problem with the guidance that could be webb commission. may i give it the name the webb commission? hearing no objection, so orred. and i yi mr the presiding officer: the senator from virginia. mr. webb: i would like express my appreciation to the

James Webb

3:35:07 to 3:35:28( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: may i give it the name the webb commission? hearing no objection, so orred. and i yi mr the presiding officer: the senator from virginia. mr. webb: i would like express my appreciation to the senior senator from pennsylvania

James Webb

3:35:10 to 3:38:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James Webb

3:35:25 to 3:35:45( Edit History Discussion )

senior senator from pennsylvania for joining me on this legislation and in this endeavor because it will be an endeavor, as the senator knows, well beyond the legislative approval of the commission. i would think this is going to take years. but i would like to express my appreciation for that, for his comments today and for all the

James Webb

3:35:29 to 3:35:50( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: for joining me on this legislation and in this endeavor because it will be an endeavor, as the senator knows, well beyond the legislative approval of the commission. i would think this is going to take years. but i would like to express my appreciation for that, for his comments today and for all the work he's done in this -- in this field. and i'd just like to emphasize a

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work he's done in this -- in this field. and i'd just like to emphasize a couple of things just in reaction to what the senator mentioned. i do believe, i agree, i do believe we can meaningfully address this problem. a solution is perhaps a more illusive word but we can

James Webb

3:35:51 to 3:36:12( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: couple of things just in reaction to what the senator mentioned. i do believe, i agree, i do believe we can meaningfully address this problem. a solution is perhaps a more illusive word but we can certainly meaningfully address this problem. and i think it's very important

3:36:07 to 3:36:27( Edit History Discussion )

certainly meaningfully address this problem. and i think it's very important to say that it is the -- it is in the interest of every american that we do so. there are a lot of people who will look at this and -- and talk about specific elements of who -- who has committed a crime and whether you should do the time and these sorts of things,

James Webb

3:36:13 to 3:36:33( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: to say that it is the -- it is in the interest of every american that we do so. there are a lot of people who will look at this and -- and talk about specific elements of who -- who has committed a crime and whether you should do the time and these sorts of things, but we really need to sort it out. when we've got 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prison population, there

3:36:28 to 3:36:50( Edit History Discussion )

but we really need to sort it out. when we've got 5% of the world's population and 25% of the world's prison population, there are better ways. there are better ways. and when we still have public safety issues in every community because of gang violence and particularly transnational gang violence at this moment, there are better ways. and that is the purpose of having a commission, getting the

James Webb

3:36:34 to 3:36:55( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: are better ways. there are better ways. and when we still have public safety issues in every community because of gang violence and particularly transnational gang violence at this moment, there are better ways. and that is the purpose of having a commission, getting the greatest minds in this area, in the country together with a

3:36:51 to 3:37:13( Edit History Discussion )

greatest minds in this area, in the country together with a specific time line to bring us specific findings and recommendations for the entire gamut this country. not simply incarceration, not simply gang violence, not simply

James Webb

3:36:56 to 3:37:20( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: specific time line to bring us specific findings and recommendations for the entire gamut this country. not simply incarceration, not simply gang violence, not simply reentry but all of those and others together so that we can

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reentry but all of those and others together so that we can have a -- a much-need and long overdue restructuring of how we address the issue of crime in this country. and also, madam president, i ask unanimous consent that senator kennedy be added as an original

James Webb

3:37:21 to 3:37:44( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: have a -- a much-need and long overdue restructuring of how we address the issue of crime in this country. and also, madam president, i ask unanimous consent that senator kennedy be added as an original cosponsor on this bill. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. webb webb: and i yield the floor, and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk

3:37:35 to 3:37:50( Edit History Discussion )

cosponsor on this bill. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. webb webb: and i yield the floor, and i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll.

James Webb

3:37:45 to 3:37:50( Edit History Discussion )

James Webb: will call the roll.

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