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House Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2010 :: 2:33:10 to 2:36:40
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Marsha Blackburn

2:33:07 to 2:33:27( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: present that it just came across saying to everybody in the united states that he was on the floor speaking so eloquently. so i couldn't resist pulling it up and seeing what it said. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from florida. mr. stearns: i yield two minutes to the gentlelady from

Marsha Blackburn

2:33:10 to 2:36:40( Edit History Discussion )
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Marsha Blackburn

2:33:28 to 2:33:49( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: tennessee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from tennessee is recognized for two minutes. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker. and i wanted to thank the chairman for his dilent work on this bill and also mr. stearns for his leadership as we've worked through these issues in committee. and i do rise in support of the radio spectrum inventory act. in committee i highlighted the importance of listening to the engineers as we move forward on our spectrum inventory.

Marsha Blackburn

2:33:50 to 2:34:10( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: and today i want to talk about the importance of this bill to the wireless industry. america's wireless industry is the undisputed world leader and indeed mr. stearns and mr. markey have both highlighted portions of that as we have played withur devideo -- devices during mr. markey's

Marsha Blackburn

2:34:11 to 2:34:31( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: remarks, focusing on the innovations that have come our way. americans pay less per minute for the use of wireless services than users in europe or asia, despite having st 7% of the global wireless subscribers. america's wireless companies

Marsha Blackburn

2:34:32 to 2:34:52( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: serve more than 21% of glal 3-g subscribers. handssets and applications that can be launched anywherey the world routinely appear in the u.s. -- area in the world routinely appear in the u.s. market first. our position in the global marketplace is not something that is guaranteed to us and without careful attention to the need to support the growth of the wireless industry through

Marsha Blackburn

2:34:53 to 2:35:14( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: the release of additional spectrum, we risk ceding that important leadership to nations that have already identified substantial swaps of spectrum that will be made available for commercial use. that is why the radio spectrum inventory act is so very important. by providing a road map for policymakers regarding where we may find additional spectrum

Marsha Blackburn

2:35:15 to 2:35:35( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: that can be used for wireless broadband services in the u.s., enactment of h.r. 3125 will help ensure that the u.s. is in a position to match and hopefully surpass our trading partners by making additional spectrum available for commercial use. i urge support of the legislation and yield back.

Marsha Blackburn

2:35:36 to 2:35:56( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: the speaker pro tempore: time has expired. who seeks recognition at this time? the gentleman from florida. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, the gentlelady from tennessee would like to have a colloquy with the chairman of the subcommittee on tell demunecation -- telecommunications. i request -- the speaker pro tempore: would the gentleman yield? mr. stearns: i yield to the gentlelady. the speaker pro tempore: the

Marsha Blackburn

2:35:57 to 2:36:17( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: gentlelady from tennessee is recognized. mrs. blackburn: i thank you. i would yield to the gentleman from virginia and ask permission for the colloquy. mr. boucher: well, the gentlelady i think controls the time. i'll be pappy -- happy to engage in a colloquy with the gentlelady. mrs. blackburn: i thank the gentleman. i thank him for the time and, mr. chairman, last month the federal communications commission released its national

Marsha Blackburn

2:36:18 to 2:36:40( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: broadband plan which contained some very ambitious recommendations with respect to spectrum availability. i would like to ask the submmittee chairman his views on how the f.c. should proceed on the inventory required by this bill and on the recommendations of the broadband plan. is ithe chairman's view that the inventory required by this

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