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Richard Gephardt is the personnification of the prissy, whiney little "liberals" who everyone loves to hate.  But have you YET seen a slam dunk critique of this little faggot in the "mainstream media"?   No, not ever, so it's way past time to put this wining little crybaby in its place!

That's what all post is all about, so if you think Richard is your kind of "man", then please don't read any further than this.



(Editors Note : In what was nearly a straight party line vote (218-214) Republican House members rejected the Democratic version of the Airline Security bill in favor of their own. And in doing so rejected the version passed 100-0 in the Senate. The major difference being the Republican vision of privatization and the Democrats siding with the senate version in favor of Federal control. The public overwhelmingly favors Federal control of the process. Now the legislation must go to conference to be reconciled with the Senate version. Democratic House members had attempted to craft a bill that was identical to the unanimously approved Senate version. Had they been successful the bill could have been signed into law tomorrow morning. Experts now fear that the conference/reconciliation process could be a quagmire from which the bill may not emerge at all.)


WASHINGTON - 11.01.01 | Gephardt Floor Statement on Airline Security Bill

"Mr. Speaker, first, I want to thank Representative Oberstar, Representative Ganske, Mr. Defazio, and Mr. Lipinski, and others on both sides of the aisle who have worked so hard to bring this bill to the floor and do the right thing for the American people.

"Mr. Speaker, the horror of Sept. 11th is forever imprinted on all of our minds.

No, the horror of Waco, and the horror of the refusal of pric.s like you to imprison the perpetrators, is  much more in the forefront of most Americans' minds than the WTC, no matter how much our government controlled "free press" tries to tell us otherwise.

That horror will remain there until you correct this egregious travesty of justice.

"Nineteen hijackers filled with hatred breached airport security. They carried box cutters and knives in their bags. They forced themselves into four cockpits. They rammed these planes into the heart of America.

No, no, and no.  No, these hijackers weren't filled with any more "hatred" than you are for what they did--they intended to exact revenge on your sorry as. for refusing to heed this nation's Christian roots.  No, they didn't breach any "airport security", because nothing the US government has done since Vietnam should be mischaracterized as "security".  No, they rammed these planes into the anus of America where you will find the vast majority of the people who people around the world love to hate.

The heart of America is Christianity, and the New Yorkers who were crunched in the WTC hated Christianity.

"They attacked the greatest military and they attacked the greatest commercial buildings in the history of the world, and they killed thousands of people in the blink of an eye. The system that allowed that to happen is still failing us today, seven weeks after that happened.

In the seven weeks since that happened, 215,385 potential fellow Americans were snuffed out in the womb and 6,058 were slaughtered on our nation's roads and highways, thanks exclusively to your own largesse.  You "Congressmen" are 36 times more deadly EACH YEAR to the average American than Osama Bin Ladin has been in his entire  lifetime, IF he's 100% guilty as charged.

"We hear stories about a man who just last week boarded a plane with a gun in his bag. Screeners failed to stop him. We hear stories about people who stuff box cutters into seats and leave them in the seats. Screeners failed to stop them. We hear stories about people trying to bring pocket knives on the planes and succeeding still today, because screeners failed to stop them.

And before you idiots passed 22,000 gun control laws, this country had a murder rate ONE TENTH of what it is today, which is proof positive that you're a moral minor who has no more right to be in charge of "airport security" than Betty Crocker has.  God will hold YOU directly accountable for the extra 16,200 Americans who are murdered each year *because* of these stupid "gun control laws", and if you succeed in controlling airport security [read: making it infinitely worse, as all federal "solutions" always do], He will hold you accountable for that as well.

"Two weeks ago the Federal Aviation Administration gave 20 screeners in one airport a surprise test. Seven failed the test two weeks ago.

"This is police work.

"The companies that have been doing this have failed the American people. They must, and I repeat, must, be accountable for their failures. It is time for them to be accountable. It is time for them to be replaced.

It's time for YOU to be replaced, because YOU are the one who failed, and YOU are the idiot who now plans to create a totalitarian state just because our $12 trillion "investment" in national defense couldn't even defend the WTC against a pair of boxcutters.

This will make YOU go down in history as the biggest fool since the Trojan Horse was approved.

"The Young bill perpetuates the status quo. The Oberstar-Gankse bill creates a better, improved security system.

"We must put security in the hands of law enforcement officers. The American people, the brave, decent, wonderful people of this country deserve law enforcement in the airports.

"Federal law enforcement patrols the shores of the United States. They guard our borders. They track terrorists down. They are standing right now outside this chamber protecting us and the people in this building. They protect the symbol of democracy.

They also smuggle illegal drugs.  They also spend three quarters of their time giving law abiding American citizens traffic tickets, giving them in the same status as tattle talers in grammar school.  They also LIE so often that we have as much as a million innocent men in prison, giving us an incarceration 24 times higher than most industrialized nations.

"I ask all of you: do you want to contract out the Capitol police? Do you want to contract out the U.S. Marines? Do you want to contract out the FBI and the Customs Service? I don't think so. If it's good enough for us, it's good enough for the American people, and today is the day to take that stand.

And after they lose this "war", are you going to be the one who writes the apologia for their failure, like "secretary of defense" McNamara wrote about our fellow soldiers who died in Vietnam?

"We have a bill that passed the Senate 100 to nothing. Every Senator, Republican and Democrat, voted for that bill, and we can pass that bill tonight. We can put it on the President's desk later tonight. It can be the law of the United States of America by tomorrow morning. We don't have to have a conference on whether tubas should be considered carry-on luggage that's in the Manager's Amendment.

"We don't have to worry about whether to end the liability on the companies that failed us. We don't have to worry about whether the airline executives can have great increases in their compensation.

"We can start buying machines to check every bag, start reinforcing the cockpit doors, putting on more marshals on the airplanes, and we can increase the competence of the X-ray scanners.

Sure, you can, and you probably will, even though you don't have one single solid slice of evidence that your scheme will save any more lives than the 22,000 gun control laws which *enabled* the WTC to be taken down with box cutters.

Can you imagine Arabs with box cutters getting away with this in an airplane full of men like John Wayne with guns?  No.

"This is a night to act in the people's interest. This is not a time for politics as usual. It's a time to do what is simply, obviously right for the American people.

"A lot of people have said to me, 'What's going on? Why can't you get the bill done?' Well I think yesterday's Wall Street Journal tells us what's happening. Companies that have these contracts, the lowest bidders, don't want to give up the contracts. And so they've hired Washington lobbyists to come lobby the administration and lobby the Congress and try to hold onto their contracts. I don't mind them wanting to hold onto their contracts, but in the name of God it's time to end those contracts and to do what's right to make people safe.

Ahh!  A little breath of truth.  How nice.  So you now openly admit that the "security" plan you implemented 30 years ago was doomed to failure right at the start solely because of the affirmative action, the Equal Pay Act, and the lowest bidder scheme which YOU Congressmen forced American companies to implement?

And now you want the taxpaying American public to pay for more of the same?

You bet!

"Finally, I urge Members to consider the people who are on the front lines. I have here a note. Every time I get on an airplane now I get a note from the pilots. This is the note I got two weeks ago, and the pilot said, why can't you get something done to increase our security? Why can't you get these simple, obvious provisions done so that flight attendants and passengers and pilots are not responsible for security?

You LIAR!   Combat pilots, commercial pilots, other military pilots, all have been on the internet DEMANDING that you repeal YOUR law which outlawed their right to defend themselves with private firearms.

"This is the time to act, ladies and gentlemen, in a totally bipartisan way. I have been inspired by the American people in this crisis.

It's time for you to tell the TRUTH, which is that your 22,000 gun control laws made the problems MUCH worse, and must be repealed, right now, before you make it a federal crime to clip your fingernails in public (or private).

"I read a story the other night in the New York Times, about the city of, I think it was Montclair, New Jersey, where 250 or 300 people had been lost on September the 11th in the World Trade Center. And they quoted a woman who had lost her husband. She had three little kids. And she said, before this happened, I didn't even know my neighbors' names. And she said, in the last days, neighbors from all over this region, who I had never met, and never knew, came and brought flowers, and brought food, and brought notes of sympathy and came and hugged her and held her she could get through the horror of what she was facing.

"She said what most helped her was the sense that she, in the end, was not alone.

Isn't that swell?  Isn't that heartwarming?  Do you think they might raise her children for her, too?  Do you think they'll help her pick out, and pay for, a new car?  Or a new house?  Will they all chip in for the children's college education, and help her pick the right college?

I mean, with all those new friends, plus the infamous government largesse from Congress, who needs a husband and father anyway?

"This is a great country. We have great people. And we have to act in their name tonight. We have to do what is right for them. Forget politics, forget the lobbies, forget contracts, and simply stand tonight in a bipartisan way to do what is right for the American people. This is a great country, let's make it safer than it's ever been. Let's pass the bipartisan Senate bill. Let's make it law of this great country tonight."

No.   This WAS a great country, but it went downhill since you disassembled the US Constitution.  Let's restore it, right now, tonight, including the First Amendment, and the Second Amendment, and all those other irritating little principles that make life so difficult for a simple politician who only wants to do what's best for the feminists--and what's worst for the taxpaying Christians.


WASHINGTON - 11.01.01 | Gephardt Press Availability on Airline Security

Mr. Gephardt. Good morning. I think we now know that Halloween yesterday wasn't just for the kids. The special interest lobbyists last night filled their bags with treats. In the manager's amendment that is apparently going to be brought on this airline security bill today, there are a number of personal interest provisions that got added. I just mention two. One is that they have put in the bill, in the manager's amendment, a limitation or exclusion of liability on the firms that have performed so poorly doing x-ray scanning and security checking in the airports. That is hardly what I think we ought to be doing in this bill. In addition to getting rid of their failure, we surely shouldn't be exempting them from liability for what they may have done in the past. That -- certainly we shouldn't be rewarding the mistakes and failures that these companies have committed.

You have got to remember, these are companies that have been fined in some cases over a million dollars for their errors and omissions. These are companies that were indicted after September the 11th, again for their failure. So instead of trying to hold them accountable for what they have done wrong, it seems that some in the Republican leadership want to exempt them from any accountability in the legal system for what they have done wrong.

Secondly, they exempted some high-paid airline executives from the effects of the bill, capping the liability of the airlines that we passed 4 or 5 weeks ago. As you know, in that bill, we limited the increase in salary and benefits for airline executives. So in the first chance they have, even before we have done one thing for airline employees to take care of the unemployment compensation, to help them with health insurance, on the next bill we are coming back and taking away the effect of the limitation on increase in compensation for highly paid airline executives through deferred compensation. It is breathtaking that the-- some in the Republican leadership would use this bill.

I just mentioned two. There are a number of other special interest provisions that have been put on this bill, I guess in order to get some more votes on their side in order to pass the bill.

Now this, rather than it being a grab bag and a goodie bag for personal interests, this should be a day for bipartisanship. We have a bill that we can pass today that was passed in the Senate 100 to nothing. That was a bipartisan bill. And if we can pass that bill with the help of some of our colleagues on the Republican side today, we can get this bill to the President tonight.

The process of increasing safety in our airlines and airports could begin tonight. We don't have to go through a long conference. We don't have to adjudicate a whole bunch of extraneous issues. We can get right to the point, get it to the President and start buying those machines to check every bag, start reinforcing the airline doors, the airline pilot doors. We can start putting on more marshals. We can start increasing the competence of the security of the x-ray scanners.

So I hope that by 8 o'clock or so tonight, we have taken a real step toward bipartisanship, nonpartisanship, and finally done what is good for the American people. This should not be a time of politics as usual. This should be a time to do what is simply right for the American people, for the airline system. And I hope and pray that will be done.

Q Do you have the votes at this point to pass your bill?

Mr. Gephardt. I think it is close. I think we have a possibility of being able to win. But they are working hard. I am told the President has called on some of the moderate Republicans today in one last effort to try to turn votes. History is a guide; they have a pretty good record of holding onto their people. But I am also hopeful that a lot of moderate Republicans will recognize this as an opportunity for bipartisanship, and I am cautiously hopeful that we can put together the votes to pass the Senate bill.

Q And what are you doing to keep people on your side?

Mr. Gephardt. We talked to every Democrat. I think our defections on the Democratic side will be minimal. You never know until the vote is held, but I really feel that Democrats see this as an opportunity to do what is right for the American people, and do it in a completely bipartisan way. Again, this bill was passed 100 to nothing. There will not be one House Member who has a Senator from their State, no matter what party they are in, who did not vote for this bill.

Q Mr. Gephardt, did you make any changes in the bill or is it identical to the Senate bill; or have you made any changes to try to get some of your Members on board?

Mr. Gephardt. Our bill is absolutely identical. Every comma, every period, every word is exactly like what passed the Senate. So that if we pass that bill tonight, this bill can be on the President's desk later tonight, without a conference, without further delay, without being stopped in any way.

Q Mr. Gephardt, you just -- you had a divisive vote on economic stimulus. Now you are clearly having a divisive vote on this. How optimistic are you that Congress and the President can come together and complete action on both of these items in a timely way before leaving for the year?

Mr. Gephardt. Well, again, if we would just give in to bipartisanship for a change, we could get them both done quickly. I think the President wants bipartisan solutions. I think many in the Republican party want bipartisan solutions. I think, unanimously, the Senate wanted a bipartisan solution. There is just a small group within the Republican leadership, frankly, that is insisting on keeping things partisan and not allowing even the House to work its will on issues where there is bipartisan agreement.

You have got to ask yourself the question, why wasn't this bill that is up today up 3 weeks ago? What is new here? We had a bill out of the Senate 100 to nothing, 3 weeks ago on October the 11th. We could have taken this bill up on the 11th. It is because Tom DeLay and Dick Armey were trying to please, I guess, the special interests who did not want to lose these contracts, and so they kept the bill off the floor so they could work to defeat it.

Now, that is not bipartisan. There were probably 60 Republicans. There were a number of Republicans who had joined with Greg Ganske in presenting the Senate bill on the House. We could have gone for a vote on October the 12th, passed it overwhelmingly. So the holdup here is not the Democrats and it is not an effort at partisanship. What is holding things up is a small group in the Republican leadership who cannot give in to bipartisanship.

We could have had an economic bill that did the three things on which you have had for the whole time bipartisan agreement. You could have had a rebate for the people who didn't get it. You could have had faster depreciation for the corporate community to be able to buy things, and done something more sensible on unemployment and health insurance. You could have had a bill 5 weeks ago. We could have had the rebate out to the people who didn't get a rebate before the holidays, which is when all the business people told us they need it. But it is just -- you know, it is "my way or the highway" on everything.

Jim Oberstar tried on a number of occasions to come up with a compromise with Don Young, with Tom DeLay, with others on the Republican side. He was never able to do it. It is just there is no willingness to collaborate, to compromise, to come to the middle, to get things done. It is more of the same.

Q Given that that is --

Mr. Gephardt. The Speaker has not been in that mode. He has been trying, I think mightily, to get things done for the American people. He has communicated with us. He has worked with us, and we need to build that spirit of collaboration in the days ahead to get these things done.

Q But given the fact of the situation, what lies ahead, what are the prospects for reaching compromise if --

Mr. Gephardt. You are asking the wrong person. You are asking the wrong person. There is nothing more that I know to do. We stand ready to collaborate, to compromise, to negotiate, to work these things out to get them done.

Look, in the last week, I had a committee on our side on airline security. Jim Oberstar probably knows more about this subject than anybody in America. He has been working on it for 15 years. He was on the airline commission that we had 10 years ago. He came to me with a bill that he had written with the other Democrats on the committee that he felt strongly about that had a lot better provisions than the Senate bill we are going to vote on.

And I said, Jim, I appreciate the great work. I have no -- I never had more respect for anybody in the Congress than I do for Jim Oberstar on airline security. He is the world's expert. But I said, Jim, if we go with your bill, we will not be able to get moderate Democrat votes, moderate Republican votes. We have a bipartisan product that was produced in the Senate. Let us put that on the floor, not change one comma in that bill, and we might have a chance to get this thing done, because we need to get this done. We can't stand around any longer, and obfuscate and quarrel and dither about this bill. In the meantime, pilots and flight attendants and passengers are living in fear every day. We have got to move. We are in a crisis. Let us go.

And so Jim said, of course, and he did it. And so we had the Senate bill on the floor. Now, if we were partisan and, you know, strong-headed about it, we would not have done that. We would have put up our bill and continued this crazy disagreement over, frankly, technical and unimportant issues.

Q Do you think the Speaker is not really running things here? You said the Speaker is cooperating.

Mr. Gephardt. The Speaker is running the House and he is doing a good job.

Q But then how is that possible? You said he was cooperating, but you said others don't want to cooperate. So if the Republicans are pushing a bill and are not cooperating --

Mr. Gephardt. The Speaker is not a dictator. The Speaker doesn't tell everybody what to do. He is in charge of the House. It is because of his good offices and his desire to get this done that the bill is on the floor today.

I am sure that Tom DeLay and others didn't want the bill on the floor today, because they may not have the votes to pass it, but he overruled them and put the bill on the floor. I commend him for that, and he is trying his best to get these things tone. I wish his spirit of collaboration and communication were shared by more people in his party, and I am very happy for the support that we might be able to get today from courageous Republicans who are going to stand for what they believe in and what they think the American people want.

Q Did trade promotion authority come up at your White House meeting this week, and what do you think about the Republican push to bring that up as early as next week?

Mr. Gephardt. It did not come up. My position on this is unchanging. I believe in trade promotion authority. I wish that we could have it for the President. I do not want to repeat the mistakes of the past and pass a trade promotion authority that is not crystal clear on what we expect in terms of labor, human and environmental concerns. And I also want to establish a process where the Congress can reenter the process periodically in order to ensure that the negotiation is properly including these important issues, just like intellectual property and capital issues are also important.

Q If the Republicans win today, what do you think happens in the conference committee? Do you think it stays similar to the House version, or do you think you can still somehow prevail in --

Mr. Gephardt. Well, my greater fear is that if it goes into a conference, it never comes out. I think Mr. Delay and others have for a long time said they don't want a bill. They would rather the President do this by executive order. The President has made it very clear that he doesn't want to do it by Executive order. So my concern is that if you go into a conference with all these issues and differences, it will be very hard to get the bill out, and, by just more delay, Mr. Delay will have his victory in not having a bill. So my hope is that we can pass the Senate bill today and get it to the President.

Q The President is engaged in lobbying on this issue. If he wins today, is this a setback for a wartime President or just DeLay and Armey?

Mr. Gephardt. Forget all the politics. This is about whether the American people are safe in the air. It is whether pilots and flight attendants and airline passengers feel safe. I said yesterday in the press conference every time I get on the plane since September the 11th, I get notes from the pilots. I held one up yesterday in which they were asking me why we can't get more airline security. One of the pilots said to me, you know, we now know that most of the bags that are in the hold are not inspected and may contain bombs. He said, we also know that the people who do this not only want to die, they are happy to die.

So he said, now we sit up in the cockpit and worry the whole flight that the plane is going to blow up because we are not looking for bombs. And he said, you have got pilots and flight attendants who live in terror just trying to do their job. I mean, I don't know how you can't respond to that kind of concern.

This is real stuff, and people are doing this every day. We need to act. So if we can't get a bill done today, forget the politics, who wins and loses. It is the people out there that are on these airplanes that are going to lose. They are going to lose peace of mind and confidence that we can do anything to make them feel more secure.

Q How do you reconcile the fact that the Speaker issued a statement yesterday in favor of the Young version of the airline security bill when you are saying he is cooperating and collaborating?

Mr. Gephardt. You can't define collaboration and working together as having to agree on everything all the time. That is not my definition of collaboration. My definition of collaboration is at least trying to find common ground, and if you can't, not delaying bringing something up that really needs to be accomplished. I am at a point where I care a lot less about how this bill comes out than we get the bill done, than we get something done so that we can say to people we are addressing their heartfelt concerns. And so I give the Speaker credit. I think he deserves credit for being willing to finally put the bill on the floor so we can act on it. If he can't get it up, you can't deal with it. So I give him credit for that. I think if he had given in to the -- some in his leadership, it wouldn't be up today. And the same with the President.

Look, I have no problem with them disagreeing with us about some of the features in this bill. That is legitimate. But let us try to overcome the disagreement, and in the end let us try to get legislation on the floor so that the House can work its will and move the country in a time of crisis.

Q Does that mean that you -- when you are saying that it is most important that the bill is done, if the Young bill passes, would you support that as the final legislation, as a way of getting a bill done quickly to the President's desk?

Mr. Gephardt. I want to get a bill out of here today. I don't know how I would vote yet if we lose. I will figure that out at the time. But I want to get a bill out of here. I do not want everything to fail today. I want to get the bill to conference. If that is the choice of the House, I want to solve this problem. And I will work as hard as I know how to get that to happen in a conference, if that is what the House chooses to do.

Q Mr. Leader, at the outset you said about the manager's amendment that they would seek to limit the liability of security companies for all that they have done wrong. Given the fact that box cutters were legal to bring on the airplane, what exactly have the security companies done wrong?

Mr. Gephardt. I don't know, and that is not something that we ought to be deciding. We ought to leave that to the legal system and to the courts of law and to the law of the land. But to come right out of the box here, before anything has been even asserted much less decided, to relieve them of liability is hardly the message I think we ought to be sending to the American people right now. I mean, these are people that have been shown to fail time and time again. They have been fined over a million dollars in some cases. They have just been reindicted.

So with that as the background, to now come in and say well, we are going to hold you harmless against any possible liability, is breathtaking as a step towards special interest. I mean, you know, I have been asked a number of times, why are the Republicans working so hard to keep these companies in business with these contracts. Well, I don't think you have to look very hard to figure this out. This is a special interest legislation. They hired lobbyists. They had an article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. They hired well-placed lobbyists that have spent a lot of money lobbying both the administration and the Congress to hold onto $700 billion worth of contracts. They have every right in the world to do that. I am not complaining about them asserting their interest.

But we are supposed to be here for the people, not for a special interest. And it seems to me that everything that some in the Republican Party have done has been in the name of special interests. Maybe this is about campaign contributions. Maybe it is about, you know, collecting more money for the next election. It shouldn't be about that. It ought to be about what is right for the people.

Q To what extent do you see these 11th-hour changes to the bill a threat to your efforts to pass the legislation?

Mr. Gephardt. I think everything that has been put in here has been designed to pick up vote or votes. I mean, why would you put these special interest provisions in at the 11th hour? I can't think of any other reason. Maybe it is about campaign contributions, too. I don't know. But it has got to be designed to either, you know, bring in more money for the political effort, or it has got to be there because they are trying to pick up votes at the last minute.

Q Does it increase the chances that some Democrats will be casting a vote that way?

Mr. Gephardt. It may. I don't know.

Q What do you mean to do for the rest of the year?

Mr. Gephardt. Well, we need an economic bill, and I am hopeful that we can get that going rapidly in the Senate and get it into conference and try to get a result that again is collaborative and that can be bipartisan and we can get a lot of votes for.

We have got to finish the appropriations bills. I hope we can do a bioterrorism bill, because I think there is some added funding over and above what we have agreed on in the budget that needs to be added for vaccines and for other efforts to fight bioterrorism.

Finally, we will not ever be satisfied in leaving this year until we deal with the problem of unemployed workers, both eligibility for unemployment and for health insurance, help for COBRA for unemployed people. It is ridiculous to me that we could be here 7 weeks after September the 11th; we have done what we needed to do for the airline industry, we are going to do today what we need to do for airline security, and we are still unable to address the needs of unemployed workers. We can come in today with a manager's amendment and take care of the top executives of airlines to undo something that they didn't want done in the airline bailout bill, but we can't yet find it within ourselves to do one single solitary thing for the thousands of people in the airline industry, much less the other industries that have been put out of work because of September the 11th. It is breathtaking to me that we can be this insensitive to the needs of the people of this country.

Q Mr. Gephardt, how much difficulty will it be to get the Defense Department appropriations bill done, and how hard will you or Democrats be fighting for the extra money, rather than maybe doing a supplemental next year for additional --

Mr. Gephardt. We are going to try to have meetings with the appropriators and the administration and the leadership and try to figure out a way to come to a conclusion on the appropriation bills. Again, I think there probably needs to be some additional funding that I think even the administration might agree to on bioterrorism. We have got some real needs to step up vaccines and other health careefforts. And when you talk about vaccines, you not only need the vaccines produced quickly, you need a way to get them delivered and through the public health infrastructure. So there are a lot of very important issues we need to look at. So I hope we can work that out rapidly.

Q Can you talk a little bit about the process today? The airline security is not going to come up till what time at the latest?

Mr. Gephardt. I am not sure. I think there is an hour on the rule, an hour of general debate, an hour -- or maybe less than that -- but an hour on our alternative. So my hope is that if we can win this, we will be done in essentially 3 hours. So I think that is a reasonable process. I appreciate again the Speaker bringing up, allowing us to bring up our bill without change. He had to waive some rules in the budget or something to allow that to happen, and I appreciate his carrying through with that idea.

Q But the debate is not going to start until 7 or 8 this evening?

Mr. Gephardt. No, I think it will start in the afternoon. I think we are hoping for a vote around 7:00 or 8:00.

Q Mr. Speaker, has it helped you at all that the Speaker has been so silent on this particular issue, the airline security issue? Has it helped?

Mr. Gephardt. He is been clear that he is for the Young bill. That has never been unclear. But again, I just -- I think he is trying to get things done that people want done, and he is collaborating and working. He has got a tough job. He has got diverse points of view in his caucus, as well as I do, but he is trying his level best, as far as I can see, to do the right thing, and I admire that and appreciate it.

Thank you.

[Whereupon, at 11:05 a.m., the press conference was concluded.]



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