CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 2892, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2010; Congressional Record Vol. 155, No. 154
(Extensions of Remarks - October 22, 2009)

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    CONFERENCE REPORT ON H.R. 2892, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY 
                        APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2010

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                               speech of

                          HON. BETTY McCOLLUM

                              of minnesota

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, October 15, 2009

  Ms. McCOLLUM. Madam Speaker, I rise to oppose this Republican Motion 
to Instruct Conferees on the Fiscal Year 2010 Department of Homeland 
Security Appropriations Act, H.R. 2010.
  This Republican motion is nothing more than a political stunt that 
would delay Congressional action on this important bill that funds the 
Department of Homeland Security. This agency's ability to operate is 
crucial in keeping our borders and waters safe, preventing terrorism, 
and responding to natural disasters.
  Furthermore, this is another example of a Republican proposal that 
blatantly disregards the Constitution. If enacted, it would undermine 
the principles of due process and a fair trial, both of which are 
American ideals we hold dear.
  For these reasons, I urge a ``no'' vote.

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