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Senate Proceeding on Aug 5th, 2010 :: 3:01:20 to 3:04:55
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Christopher S. Bond

3:01:16 to 3:01:36( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: the floor yield the floor to him for his comments. the presiding officer: the senator from missouri. mr. bond: mad thank the chair of our committee and i thank her and her staff for all the good work that has gone into this bill repeatedly, as she pointed out. for too many years, congress has failed to pass an intelligence authorization bill that could be

Christopher S. Bond

3:01:20 to 3:04:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher S. Bond

Christopher S. Bond

3:01:37 to 3:01:57( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: signed into law. i am very pleased to join with senator feinstein, the distinguished chair of the senate select committee on intelligence, in achieving passage of s. 3611, the intelligence authorization act of fiscal year 2010. over the past severalonths, we've worked closely with the

Christopher S. Bond

3:01:58 to 3:02:18( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: house permanent select committee on intelligence and administration to reach a compromise text that could serve as a conference report for this bill. the bill now before this senate and having passed the senate contains all the elements of the compromise. it has been agreed to in advance by representatives of the

Christopher S. Bond

3:02:19 to 3:02:40( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: administration. but urvelg the hous -- but unfortunately, the house has thus far declined to move this bill forward, bringing this bill formally to conference. the chair and i agree that we be able to pass this process by having the -- move the process

Christopher S. Bond

3:02:41 to 3:03:01( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: forward by having the senate pass the compromise text, for the house to consider when it returns next week. it's well past time that congress sends an intelligence authorization bill to the president for his signature. only by fulfilling our legislative function will we get back on track with performing

Christopher S. Bond

3:03:24 to 3:03:44( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: scrutiny, obviously, but spending many, many days, many hours in meetings, looking over the wide range of critical efforts that are needed by our intelligence community to keep our country safe. why doe passing an authorization matter at this late date in the fiscal year? an annual intelligence

Christopher S. Bond

3:03:45 to 3:04:05( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: authorization bill does more than just authorize funding for intelligence activities, funding that is -- that in many cases has already been appropriated and spent. but it is vital that the intelligence committees be able to provide direction for the expenditure of funds for the intelligence community.

Christopher S. Bond

3:04:06 to 3:04:26( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: but by providing current and congressional guidance and statutory authorities, we can ensure that the intelligence community has the maximum flexibility, the capability it needs to function effectively, spend taxpayer funds wisely and keep our nation safe. the sate intelligence -- the

Christopher S. Bond

3:04:27 to 3:04:47( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: senate bill has the full support of the senate. senior administration has said they will recommend the president sign this compromise text into law. i urge once again the speaker of the house house to bring up this bill and pass it when the house returns to session next week so we can get back on track with performing effective

Christopher S. Bond

3:04:48 to 3:04:55( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher S. Bond: intelligence oversight. and i ask unanimous consent that my remarks in full be included in the record as if read. the presiding officer: without

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