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House Proceeding on Apr 3rd, 2008 :: 2:06:47 to 2:09:04
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Phil Gingrey

2:04:28 to 2:06:47( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Phil Gingrey

Phil Gingrey

2:06:35 to 2:06:47( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: fire sprinkler system. so to this end, i've introduced a piece of legislation called the fire sprinkler incentive act, h.r. 1752, which would amend the internal revenue code to provide a

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:06:47 to 2:06:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: n incentive to to business owners for retrofitting existing buildings with life-saving sprinklers. this legislation, which right now has 114 co-sponsors, will reduce the tax depreciation tied for

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:06:47 to 2:09:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bill Jr.Pascrell

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:06:59 to 2:07:14( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: ret rofitting sprinklers in nonresidential real property from 39 years down to only five. so a significant time reduction, again, from 39 years down to only five years for this tax depreciation,

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:07:14 to 2:07:30( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: you know, taking advantage of tax t depreciation for retrofitting sprinklers. while it's true that fire sprinklers saves lives, congress has to date not taken a position on the importance of

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:07:30 to 2:07:41( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: this important technology. so i believe that it is critical that we lend our voice to this issue and hopefully save another community from ever experiencing the devastating losses that west warwick

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:07:41 to 2:07:54( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: did. and so while we may not always be able to prevent fires from occurring, we certainly -- we can certainly minimize the damage that it causes and the lives that they take. and my amendment

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:07:54 to 2:08:04( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: that i'm submitting today takes us closer to that goal. so, mr. chairman, i strongly support re-authorizing the united states fire administration, and i would like to commend chairman gordon

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:08:04 to 2:08:18( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: for his leadership in bringing this bilto the floor. this bill will allow the u.s. fire administration to continue to provide support services for fire prevention, firefighter training, education

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:08:18 to 2:08:28( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: in emergency medical services activities. and i urge my colleagues to support my amendment as well, and 4847. i reserve the balance of my time. the chairman: the gentrmleman reserves the balance

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:08:28 to 2:08:40( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: of his an time. is there any member that rises in opposition to the amendment? mr. gingrey: mr. chairman, i rise climb in opporisition, however, we're very supportive of the gentleman's

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:08:40 to 2:08:51( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: amendment. and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chairman: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. gingrey: mr. chairman, millions of united states houses t oday

Bill Jr.Pascrell

2:08:51 to 2:09:04( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: contain smoke alarms. they have been credited with saving thousands of lives. yet smoke alarms can only warn the house occupants of the fire. they cannot contain or extinguish the fire. fire

2:09:04 to 2:09:12( Edit History Discussion )

sprinkler systems provides the means to limit fire growth and, therefore, save lives and property. and we already mentioned the ed $10 billion a year, i think, in property damage, 3,600

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