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House Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2010 :: 3:34:10 to 3:38:05
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Alan B. Mollohan

3:34:06 to 3:34:26( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: we honor their courage in these very trying circumstances. i urge my colleagues to vote aye on house resolution 1236, mourning the loss of miners in the upper big branch mine and honoring those participating in the rescue and the recovery operation. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the balance

Alan B. Mollohan

3:34:10 to 3:38:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Alan B. Mollohan

Alan B. Mollohan

3:34:27 to 3:34:48( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: of her time. the gentleman from california. mr. miller: i yield three minutes to mr. mollohan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from west virginia is

Alan B. Mollohan

3:34:49 to 3:35:09( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: recognized for three minutes. mr. mollohan: mr. speaker, mr. chairman, i thank the gentleman from california for yielding. and i thank him also for his leadership on mine safety and workplace safety. mr. speaker, i would also like to thank the sponsor of this resolution, my colleague from

Alan B. Mollohan

3:35:10 to 3:35:30( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: west virginia's third congressional district, nick rahall. coal miners and the coal industry have no greater champion than the chairman of the natural resources committee, chairman rahall. mr. speaker, tragedy has visited west virginia's coal mines

Alan B. Mollohan

3:35:31 to 3:35:52( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: again. if a -- as a visitor, our state knows all too well the names of the communities changed with each visit and the years as well. monanga in 1907, farmington in

Alan B. Mollohan

3:35:53 to 3:36:15( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: 1968, sago in 2006 and now raleigh county, april, 2010. the names change, mr. speaker, but the grief and the sorrow, they stay exactly the same. the mother who lost her son last week is united with the sier who lost her brother in 1968 and the daughter who lost her father

Alan B. Mollohan

3:36:16 to 3:36:36( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: in 1907. mr. speaker, shy of two million people live in my state,aybe one in 90 earns a living as a coal miner in the coal fields. most west virginians have never been underground and most never will be. but every one of us lives with the knowledge and the full

Alan B. Mollohan

3:36:37 to 3:36:58( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: appreciation of what can go wrong whenever a new shift of miners goes underground. coal mining is not just my state's most important industry, it is central to our culture and our social identity. when tragedy visits one of our communities, it visits our entire state.

Alan B. Mollohan

3:36:59 to 3:37:19( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: it brings us together, it reminds us in sometimes a difficult light, we can always look to that larger community for support. we saw those bonds in the rescue cruise last week bat -- crews last week. we see those bonds in the volunteers onsight in raleigh

Alan B. Mollohan

3:37:20 to 3:37:40( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: county today and we see those bonds in the churches and the union halls and the schools throughout the is it state wherever west virginians come together. there's hard work ahead of us and there's pragmatic work ahead of us. the engineers and the experts, they'll come and they'll analyze what went wrong in raleigh

Alan B. Mollohan

3:37:41 to 3:38:01( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: county last week. and this congress will debate what went wrong last week. we will assign responsibility and we will consider what actions are necessary to make the hard work of taking coal from the ground less dangerous, to do all that is possible to

Alan B. Mollohan

3:38:02 to 3:38:05( Edit History Discussion )

Alan B. Mollohan: prevent such future tragedies. that will be the most lasting

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