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House Proceeding 03-02-10 on Mar 2nd, 2010 :: 0:12:00 to 0:17:30
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David Wu

0:11:56 to 0:12:16( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: questions will be taken after 6:30 p.m. today. for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3820, the natural hazards risk reduction act of 2009 as

David Wu

0:12:00 to 0:17:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Wu

David Wu

0:12:17 to 0:12:38( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: amend. clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: h.r. 3820, a bill to re-authorize federal natural hazards reduction programs, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from oregon, mr. wu, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. brown,ill each control 20 minutes.

David Wu

0:12:39 to 0:13:00( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon. mr. wu: thank you very much, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all membermay have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous material on h.r. 3820, the bilnow under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. wu: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may

David Wu

0:13:01 to 0:13:21( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. wu: i rise today in strong support of h.r. 3820, the natural hazards risk reduction act of 2010. this bipartisan bill addresses a crucial need, securing our communities against

David Wu

0:13:22 to 0:13:42( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural phenomena. as we saw last month in haiti and just this past weekend in chile, earthquakes can strike without warning, cause massive damage, and many, many casualties. mitigation efforts like advanced building codes are crucial to preventing loss and

David Wu

0:13:43 to 0:14:03( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: injury. preparation savings lives. -- saves lives. the chilian experience demonstrates the importance of preparation, building codes, and education. h.r. 3820 re-authorizes two very important natural hazard mitigation programs, the national earthquake hazards

David Wu

0:14:04 to 0:14:25( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: reduction program, and the national windstorm impact reduction program. since congress created the national earthquake hazards reduction program in 1977, and has been used to study earthquake phenomena, identify seismic hazards, and develop building codes and practices to

David Wu

0:14:26 to 0:14:47( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: withstand earthquakes. this re-authorization will allow the u.s. geological survey, fema, and national science foundation, the national institute of standards and technology to continue their efforts to develop and promote earthquake mitigation measures. created in 2004, the national

David Wu

0:14:48 to 0:15:08( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: windstorm impact reduction program is also a critical tool in countering the destructive forces of hurricanes, tornadoes, and other severe windstorms. destructive windstorms are not limited to florida and the gulf coas tornado alley in our midwest.

David Wu

0:15:09 to 0:15:29( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: two years ago in my pacific northwest, we experienced 150 miles per hour -- miles perfect hour winds which caused nearly $200 million in damage. and just last week gusts of up to 90 miles per hour were reported in the northeast,

David Wu

0:15:30 to 0:15:52( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: knocking out power for more than 87,000 new yorkers and others in pennsylvania through the mid-atlantic. the purpose is to study wind hazards, to develop building codes and practices, to prevent damage. . it is the crucial last step in preventing loss it is from

David Wu

0:15:53 to 0:16:13( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: natural disasters. h.r. 3820 includes provisions to develop ways to cost-effectively retrofit existing structure and secure lifelines as well as provisions for research to identify the best methods to encourage homeowners, businesses and communities to plan for natural

David Wu

0:16:14 to 0:16:35( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: disasters and adopt mitigation and education measures. h.r. 3820 also brings greater coordination to federal natural hazards r&d efforts. it direct the relevant agencies to develop a multihazards research agenda and identify where common research approaches are appropriate across fferent types of hazards.

David Wu

0:16:36 to 0:16:56( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: this will not only enable a research agenda for the lessons learned in one disaster can be applied to help prevent damage in another and therefore save lives, it will use scarce taxpayer dollars more effectively and more efficiently. i would like to thank the ranking member of the technology and innovations subcommittee, mr. smith, for

David Wu

0:16:57 to 0:17:19( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: his hard work and support in helping us bring this bill to the floor. i would also like to recognize my friend and colleague, mr. broun, who is here on the floor today. i'd similarly like to thank the chairman of the full committee, the science and technology committee, mr. bart gordon of tennessee, and the ranking

David Wu

0:17:23 to 0:17:31( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: member, mr. hall of texas, the unrgettable mr. hall. h.r. 3820 is supported by the american society of civil engineers.

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