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House Proceeding on Mar 1st, 2007 :: 6:01:32 to 6:02:43
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Roy Blunt

6:01:32 to 6:01:45( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: very important message. we have an obligation to work together not as partisans, but as policy-makers to ensure that our nation is better protected in the future. the bill we are debating today takes

Roy Blunt

6:01:32 to 6:02:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt

6:01:45 to 6:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: a number of very important steps in that direction. first, i am pleased to see, mr. president, the creation of a grant program dedicated to improving interoperable communications at the federal, state,

Roy Blunt

6:02:00 to 6:02:15( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: and local levels. this grant program will help ensure the communities across the country in both urban and rural areas, receive the funding necessary to improve their communication systems. money alone will

Roy Blunt

6:02:15 to 6:02:30( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: not solve the problem of interoperability, but many cash-strapped communities need the federal funds necessary to help purchase the necessary radio and tower upgrades. it is also important, mr. president,

Roy Blunt

6:02:30 to 6:02:43( Edit History Discussion )

Roy Blunt: to note that states would be required to pass on at least 80% of grants under this program to local and tribal governments and to demonstrate that those funds will be used in the manner consistent

Steny H. Hoyer

6:02:43 to 6:02:57( Edit History Discussion )

Steny H. Hoyer: -- in a manner consistent with statewide operability plans and the national emergency communications plan. while colorado has been a leader in achieving interoperability, many communities in my state

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