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House Proceeding 02-25-09 on Feb 25th, 2009 :: 0:05:25 to 0:08:30
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Thomas E. Petri

0:05:21 to 0:05:42( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: families and friends of those who were lost are in our thoughts and in our prayers. mr. chairman, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. petri: i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise in very str --

Thomas E. Petri

0:05:25 to 0:08:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Thomas E. Petri

0:05:43 to 0:06:03( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the speaker pro mpore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. petri: for this resolution which is beingntroduced by chris lee. this res resolution 183, expresses condolences to the families, friends and loved ones of the victims of the february 12, 2009, accident of flight 3407 which took place in clarence center, new york.

Thomas E. Petri

0:06:04 to 0:06:26( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: there were 50 people onboard flight 3407, including passengers and crew. sadly all lives were lost. our sympathy goes out to the victims and to each and every one of their families, friend and loved ones -- friends and loved ones. losing a loved one is tragic but the loss is compounded when

Thomas E. Petri

0:06:27 to 0:06:47( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: it is the result of an unfortunate and unforeseen situation. i'm hopeful that this resolution will in some small way comfort the families and friends of all those who lost their lives on flight 3407. i also want to thank the first responders and those who are providing support and assistance to the families of the victims.

Thomas E. Petri

0:06:48 to 0:07:08( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: their efforts are appreciated. the national transportation safety board is thoroughly investigating every this accident. the board is responsible for determing the circumstances and cause of this accident and they will report back to congress. in the meantime, i want to assure the families, the public, members of congress

Thomas E. Petri

0:07:09 to 0:07:30( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: that those charged with th investigation of this tragedy will not rest until the cause of this aviation accident has been determined. the loss of even one life in an aviation accident is unacceptable, but the american public should know that our commercial airlines today a both safe and reliable.

Thomas E. Petri

0:07:31 to 0:07:52( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the national air space system handles almost 50,000 flights per day, more than seven million passengers annually. since 2007, the commercial airline industry has maintained the lowest fatality zept rate in commercial aviation history -- rate in commercial aviation

Thomas E. Petri

0:07:53 to 0:08:13( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: history. there were no fatalities and operations in the past two years and now approaching almost three years. with about 1.6 billion people transported during that period. despite the amazing safety record, i wish we lived in a world where we could eliminate

Thomas E. Petri

0:08:14 to 0:08:32( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: all accidents and risks. while i don't believe we he can do t can continue to work as effectively as possible to do everything we can to avoid these types of accidents in the future. again, i want to express my condolences to the families, friends and loved ones of the

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