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House Proceeding on Mar 2nd, 2010 :: 0:03:15 to 0:05:10
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Mike Rogers

0:03:07 to 0:03:28( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: mr. rogers: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today to talk about what i think is the most important issue in america and that's jobs. specifically somethin this administration can do quickly to help alleviate our jobs problem. many people in this country recognize that there has been a debate in congress for the last few years about how to replace

Mike Rogers

0:03:15 to 0:05:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Mike Rogers

0:03:29 to 0:03:49( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: our aging tanker fleet in the air force. we have tankers over 50 years old and need to be replacedp), now. we have had competion for the contract to replace those tankers ongoing for a year. it has been nothing but bureaucratic. what i would like to urge the president to do is instruct his defense department to consider

Mike Rogers

0:03:50 to 0:04:13( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: something that our late colleague, mr. murtha supported and that was dual procurement of these tankers. we can take the two major prime contractors, boeing and northup grumman and allow both to production to do a couple things. one to immediately have an injection of jobs into the country. a bigger injection than we

Mike Rogers

0:04:14 to 0:04:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: would have had by sole source procurement. also we would more radly then get the fleet of tankers replaced. the current contract construct it would take 40 years. i don't think anybody wants the war flighter to fly 80 and 0-year-old tankers. i understand the air force would need its procurement budget plused up because they

Mike Rogers

0:04:36 to 0:04:57( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: are expecting only to afford 15 per year. i think the president could take some of the stimulus funds which were ostensibly to be used for job creation, move that to the air force's budget so that we could instead of having 15 per year have 24 per year which would allow each company to produce 12 tankers per year. this would create an immediate influx of new jobs, not just in

Mike Rogers

0:04:58 to 0:05:10( Edit History Discussion )

Mike Rogers: the tanker procurement but also the surrounding supply industry and the communities th would be an economic engine in the various states this production would take place. it would be good for the war fighter, good for our economy, good for american jobs.

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