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House Proceeding 03-26-07 on Mar 26th, 2007 :: 0:23:34 to 0:40:16
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Stephen Cohen

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Speech By: Stephen Cohen

Stephen Cohen

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Stephen Cohen: 1138 designated the federal building and united states courthouse in elizabeth city, north carolina, as the j. herbert w. small federal building and united states courthouse. this bill honors

Steven C. LaTourette

0:23:34 to 0:23:48( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: judge small's service to the legal profession. he served in the second world war and received a law degree at the university of north carolina chapel hill. he practiced law for over five

Steven C. LaTourette

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Speech By: Steven C. LaTourette

Steven C. LaTourette

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Steven C. LaTourette: decades. his career was servings on the congressional committee, county attorney and as the judge of the superior court of the first judicial district. judge small was senior resident judge

Steven C. LaTourette

0:23:54 to 0:24:14( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: for 17. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. cohen:

Steven C. LaTourette

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Steven C. LaTourette: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield to the honorable gentleman from north carolina, the sponsor of the bill, for as much time as he may consume. mr. butterfield: let me thank the gentleman for

G. K. Butterfield

0:24:29 to 0:24:42( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: yielding to me. by seeking to name the federal building in elizabeth city, north carolina, as the j. herbert w. small federal building and united states courthouse. i want to thank my good friend

G. K. Butterfield

0:24:42 to 0:25:00( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: chairman oberstar and ranking member mica in quickly moving this legislation through their committee. i would also like to thank each member of my delegation, the north carolina delegation,

G. K. Butterfield

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G. K. Butterfield: democrat and republican for their collective support of this important bill. mr. speaker, j. herbert small is a life-long resident of north carolina. he has devoted 52 long years of his professional

G. K. Butterfield

0:25:13 to 0:25:27( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: life to the practice of law and to the administration of justice in eastern north carolina. her b small began his law practice in elizabeth city in 149 after graduating from the school of law

G. K. Butterfield

0:25:27 to 0:25:45( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: at the university of north carolina at chapel hill. he served as special counsel to the congressional committee on intergovernmental relations and later served eight years as county attorney for

G. K. Butterfield

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G. K. Butterfield: the county of pasquatank. he was district attorney for three consecutive terms. during his tenure he served as chairman of the district attorney's advisory committee, president of the

G. K. Butterfield

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G. K. Butterfield: district attorneys' association and appointed to the jail study commission by the governor. when mr. small was a district attorney our paths first met. as a young lawyer, i opposed him in the

G. K. Butterfield

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G. K. Butterfield: courtroom on several occasions. he was a strong and effective district attorney. in 1979 herb small was elected as resident superior court judge for the first judicial district of north

G. K. Butterfield

0:26:26 to 0:26:38( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: carolina. he served in this capacity for 17 years. he was honored by his peers when he was elected president of the north carolina conference of superior court judges. during this time he represented

G. K. Butterfield

0:26:38 to 0:26:56( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: the conference on the north carolina policy and sentencing commission. in the early days of judge small's service as a trial judge, i appeared before him as a lawyer representing both civil and

G. K. Butterfield

0:26:56 to 0:27:08( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: criminal clients. he was a firm, but fair judge, treating everyone who came before his court with respect. and then, mr. speaker, i had the privilege of being able to call judge small my judicial

G. K. Butterfield

0:27:08 to 0:27:25( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: colleague. when i was elected as a superior court judge in 1988, judge small has preceded me to the bench by several years. he welcomed me among the ranks of superior court judges and our

G. K. Butterfield

0:27:25 to 0:27:39( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: friendship continued to evolve. mr. speaker, herb small is a legal scholar. and our courts benefited in so many ways because of his intellect. now i am very proud to call judge small a constituent.

G. K. Butterfield

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G. K. Butterfield: he is retired. he is happily retired living in elizabeth city, north carolina, which is one of my 23 communities in my congressional district. herb small is a trusted friend and a good advisor.

G. K. Butterfield

0:27:59 to 0:28:13( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: judge small served as chairman of the albermale hospital directors and and the chairman of the american red cross chapter. he is involved in civic, charitable and civic organizations, the boy

G. K. Butterfield

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G. K. Butterfield: scouts, volunteer firemen, chairman of chamber of commerce and the rotary club and elks club and red men and so on. he was given the distinguished service award wi the jay sees, the volunteer

G. K. Butterfield

0:28:28 to 0:28:44( Edit History Discussion )

G. K. Butterfield: of the year award by the chamber of commerce and the state of north carolina recognized him for outstanding community involvement. during world war ii judge small served three years in the unite

G. K. Butterfield

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G. K. Butterfield: navy and our country is proud of and thanks him for his service. judge small has been married to a wonderful individual, mrs. an net ward small, for many years. they have four children, elizabeth,

G. K. Butterfield

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G. K. Butterfield: john herb ert, fran and carol. they have eight grandchildren, rachel, matthew, john, mary, margaret, ruth, allison and katie. mr. speaker, i can think of no finer individual and no person

G. K. Butterfield

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G. K. Butterfield: who is deserving of this high honor than judge j. herbert w. small. i can assure yo he is humbled and honored by this recognition the people of the elizabeth city and the first congressional

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district of north carolina are grateful for his community service, dedication and extraordinary leadership. i urge my colleagues to vote yes on h.r. 1138 and i thank the gentleman for yielding

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me the time. i thank the gentleman from ohio for his work on this matter and at this time i'm going to yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio mr.

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latourette: i yield myself such time as i may consume to congratulate congressman butterfield for his legislation today and also to advise my friend from tennessee i have no further speakers. if

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he is in the same position i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. mr. cohen: i join in congratulating the gentleman from north carolina and we

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yield. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1138. so many as in favor, say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those

Elijah E. Cummings

0:30:49 to 0:30:59( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: present having voted in the affirmative the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose

Elijah E. Cummings

0:30:59 to 0:31:13( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: does the gentleman from maryland rise? >> mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 802, with an amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report

Elijah E. Cummings

0:31:13 to 0:31:29( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 802, a bill to amend the act to prevent pollution from ships to implement maripool. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman

Elijah E. Cummings

0:31:29 to 0:31:44( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: from maryland, mr. cummings, and the gentleman from maryland, mr. latourette is recognized for 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from maryland. mr. cummings: mr. speaker, i yield

Elijah E. Cummings

0:31:44 to 0:31:56( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cummings: i'm pleased that the first maritime bill to be brought from the transportation and infrastructure committee

Elijah E. Cummings

0:31:56 to 0:32:19( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: has brought this to the bill. the maritime pollution prevention act of 2007, h.r. 802, would institute the legal changes needed to bring the united states into compliance with the international

Elijah E. Cummings

0:32:19 to 0:32:34( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: convention for the prevention of pollution from ships. the maripool convention. it limits the emissions from ships of sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide, which are ozone-depleting substances. it

Elijah E. Cummings

0:32:34 to 0:32:52( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: was ratified by the senate in april, 2006, and came into force internationally in may of 2006. according to the united states department of transportation, ocean-going ships transport 80%

Elijah E. Cummings

0:32:52 to 0:33:08( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: by weight of all goods and services moved into and out of the united states. and the volume of trade through u.s. ports is only expected to increase. in fact, the united states maritime administration

Elijah E. Cummings

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Elijah E. Cummings: estimates that the total volume of trade handled by the united states ports will double in the next 15 years. unfortunately, the ships on which we rely to carry the trade that keeps our

Elijah E. Cummings

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Elijah E. Cummings: economy growing release excessive amounts of pollution. in fact, according to a very disturbing study released just last week by the international council on clean transportation, the sulfur

Elijah E. Cummings

0:33:40 to 0:33:58( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: oxide emotions from ocean-going ships may exceed the total amount of such emissions produced by oil cars, trucks and buses in the world. further, the international maritime organization,

Elijah E. Cummings

0:33:58 to 0:34:17( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: also known as i.m.o., estimates that as much as 80% of all ship emissions may be released within 250 miles of shore. that means that much of the pollution emitted by ships is affecting the residents

Elijah E. Cummings

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Elijah E. Cummings: of port communities, such as my hometown of baltimore. the emissions of sulfur oxides from ships are also high because the bunker fuel used in ships may contain as much as 3% sulfur content by

Elijah E. Cummings

0:34:34 to 0:34:54( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: weight. or an astounding 28,000 parts per million of sulfur. by comparison, the new ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel that is mandated for use in trucks in most of the united states, is not allowed

Elijah E. Cummings

0:34:54 to 0:35:09( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: to contain more than 15 parts per million of sulfur. given the nature of shipping, it is not possible for any single nation to unilaterally regulate emissions produced by ships. instead,

Elijah E. Cummings

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Elijah E. Cummings: regulations applied to the ocean-going vessels are usually developed through negotiations conducted by i.m.o., a specialized agency of the united nations responsible for developing multinational

Elijah E. Cummings

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Elijah E. Cummings: conventions regulating international shipping. the member states of i.m.o. developed the international convention for the prevention of pollution from ships treaty, known as maripol, which was adopted

Elijah E. Cummings

0:35:51 to 0:36:08( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: in 1973. this groundbreaking convention has already successfully limited oil pollution and pollution from ships' garbage and sewage. the most recent annex to the convention, annex 6, eliminates

Elijah E. Cummings

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Elijah E. Cummings: sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide. it provides specific limits on fuel oil used in ships. the measure before us today, h.r. 802, is a bipartisan measure that would bring united states law into

Elijah E. Cummings

0:36:29 to 0:36:44( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: compliance with the requirements of maripol annex 6. the substitute amendment clarifies that the amendments apply only to vessels in the united states exclusive economic zone once annex 6 becomes

Elijah E. Cummings

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Elijah E. Cummings: customary international law. the amendment also requires the e.p.a. to consult with a state when establishing an emission area and requires that regulations regarding reception facilities be jointly

Elijah E. Cummings

0:36:58 to 0:37:14( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: prescribed by the environmental protection agency and the united states coast guard. through our participation in annex 6, the united states will contribute to a global effort to control a

Elijah E. Cummings

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Elijah E. Cummings: large source of ozone-depleting emissions that has been virtually unregulated to this point. mr. speaker, our natural resources are our most precious gifts, and we are merely the stewards of

Elijah E. Cummings

0:37:33 to 0:37:48( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: these resources. we are responsible for preserving them for generations yet unborn. when you go into the sea world at disney world, one of the things on the signs that's written there. it says we do

Elijah E. Cummings

0:37:48 to 0:38:05( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: not inherent our environment from our parents, we borrow it from our children. i applaud chairman oberstar for his outstanding leadership on this issue and for commitment to implementing measures

Elijah E. Cummings

0:38:05 to 0:38:17( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: that will help us combat the release of emissions from mobile sources that are contributing to global warming. i also thank our ranking member , the very distinguished gentleman, congressman

Elijah E. Cummings

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Elijah E. Cummings: mica, and the ranking member of our subcommittee on coast guard and maritime transportation, congressman latourette, for their leadership and helping us to get this very, very important bill

Elijah E. Cummings

0:38:30 to 0:38:38( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: to the floor of the house so we can send it to the senate. and with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman

Elijah E. Cummings

0:38:38 to 0:38:53( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: from ohio is recognized. mr. latourette: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. latourette: mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r.

Steven C. LaTourette

0:38:53 to 0:39:06( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: 802. it was introduced by our full committee chairman, chairman oberstar. there are some differences and we noted those differences at the time of the markup of this legislation. i want to thank

Steven C. LaTourette

0:39:06 to 0:39:16( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: the chairman of the full committee, mr. oberstar, and i was to also thank the distinguished chair of our subcommittee, mr. cummings, for working with me and others on this side of the

Steven C. LaTourette

0:39:16 to 0:39:28( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: aisle. the bill will implement international requirements to reduce air emissions from ships for purposes of u.s. law. under this bill the coast guard and the e.p.a. will be required to develop

Steven C. LaTourette

0:39:28 to 0:39:43( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: regulations that establish standards of ozone-depleting substances as well as marine fuel, air quality that are used in u.s. waters. i'm happy to see we're considering this legislation that will

Steven C. LaTourette

0:39:43 to 0:39:52( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: reduce our emissions from vessels operating in waters early this year. again, i want to thank mr. oberstar and mr. cummings. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the

Steven C. LaTourette

0:39:52 to 0:40:04( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: gentleman from maryland. mr. cummings: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i'm very pleased to yield to the distinguished chairman of the transportation committee, mr. oshe star, such time as he

Steven C. LaTourette

0:40:04 to 0:40:16( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from minnesota is recognized. mr. oberstar: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i especially want to thank the chairman of the subcommittee on

James L. Oberstar

0:40:16 to 0:40:30( Edit History Discussion )

James L. Oberstar: maritime coast -- coast guard and maritime affairs for looking at the complexities under the jurisdiction of this subcommittee and express my appreciation to the gentleman from ohio, mr. latourette,

James L. Oberstar

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Speech By: James L. Oberstar

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