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House Proceeding on Apr 14th, 2010 :: 3:40:25 to 3:43:40
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George Miller

3:40:21 to 3:40:41( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: their loved ones and we pledge pledge our commitment to get to the bottom of this. i yield back. the speaker pro temre: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from california. mr. miller: i yield myself three minutes. as my colleagues have rounted on monday, april 5, an explosion rocked the upper big branch coal mine in west virginia killing 29

George Miller

3:40:25 to 3:43:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: George Miller

George Miller

3:40:42 to 3:41:03( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: miners and injuring others. this is the worst mine disaster in the united states for almost for decades. for over two centuries, millions of west virginian livelihoods have been in coal deposits. coal has left a mark on the communities throughout west virginia and appalachia. for many of these communities, the mine may be the only way to earn a decent living. these miners are proud of their

George Miller

3:41:04 to 3:41:25( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: work and their contribution to the american economy. coal is in their blood, it's in their tradition and it is their career. what we also know that underground mine something one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. every day miners show up for their shift knowing that there's a chance that they may not return to their families and yet they show up every day. at 3:30 p.m. during the shift change, a massive explosion

George Miller

3:41:26 to 3:41:46( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: ripped through the upper big branch mine and took the lives of 29 miners and sent others to the hospital. while the causof this tragedy is still under investigation, today we me more yalingize those 29 miners who perished. our nation sends our deepest condolences to those. we sent our heartfelt sympathies to those who have lost someone.

George Miller

3:41:47 to 3:42:07( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: those thoughts are with you and your communities and your suffering these devastating losses. these losses will remain long after the headlines fade from national attention. today we also recognize the valiant efforts of the many rescue teams who in many cases travel long distances or risk their lives in helps of saving their fellow miners. many rescuers had to evacuate

George Miller

3:42:08 to 3:42:30( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: the mine at least four times as a result of explosive levels of methane gas. these brave men and women who worked around the clock day after day had the appreciation of this congress and this nation for their selfless efforts. i would also like to recognize congressman nick rahall who grew up in beckly, west virginia, only a few miles south of the mine. congressman rahall sponsored this resolution and provided the

George Miller

3:42:31 to 3:42:51( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: much-needed rock of support for his constituents during this disaster. reports have come back to me of his con soling and listening to families, neighbors and friends in his community. i know how much these families appreciate his support and those efforts. over the last few years, i have met many families who have suffered similar tragic losses in mining disasters. and what i have learned is that

George Miller

3:42:52 to 3:43:12( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: the impacts of these disasters far ranged will be seen in the general society because of the history of these communities, the culture of these communities, the work ethic in these communities, these tragedies spread across in an indelible way from the loss of a single miner. in the face of these overwhelming tragedies, these families are showing incredible strength and determination.

George Miller

3:43:13 to 3:43:33( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: i made a promise to the families of sago, to dashy, that we would do everything in our power to uncover the cause of these tragedies and do everything possible to prevent other miners from suffering these similar fates. i want to extend that same promise to these families of

George Miller

3:43:34 to 3:43:46( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: upper big branch mine and to the miners and the community that we will continue that promise to

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