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House Proceeding on Mar 12th, 2010 :: 1:10:50 to 1:12:00
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Brian Baird

1:10:47 to 1:11:07( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: must be mindful of fiscal constraints. i look forward to working with mr. baird and those in the house science committee as this bill moves through the process. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington. mr. baird: i'd just point out as he is aware -- first of all, i want to thank him for support of the underlying issue here. i think the recognition of the

Brian Baird

1:10:50 to 1:12:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brian Baird

Brian Baird

1:11:08 to 1:11:28( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: severity of this problem is much appreciated. as mr. mack will attest to in just a moment. regarding the issue of unfunded mandates, the congressional budget office has looked at this legislation and determined specifically that it does not impose any unfunded mandates. so i respect the concern, but would offer assurance that it is not. considered a problem at least by c.b.o.

Brian Baird

1:11:29 to 1:11:49( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: regarding the authorization levels, we discussed these levels at some length. given the severity of the problem we began with a higher number in consult with our friends on the other side of the aisle, we actually lowered the number. the number is an authorizing number. it is not an appropriated amount. our premise is the problem actually perhaps deserves substantially more money than we have been spending on it

Brian Baird

1:11:50 to 1:12:01( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: because it is a deadly threat, and an economic loss, but we recognize that probably now actual appropriated levels will fall below authorization having

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