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House Proceeding on May 13th, 2009 :: 0:51:05 to 0:53:50
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Betty Sue Sutton

0:51:02 to 0:51:22( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: i would like to yield three minutes to the gentlewoman from ohio, ms. sutton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from ohio is recognized for three minutes. miss sut job: -- ms. sutton: thank speaker. i thank the gentleman for the time and clarification about the nature of this rue. i rise today in support of the underlying legislation, h.r. 2187, the 21st century green

Betty Sue Sutton

0:51:05 to 0:53:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Betty Sue Sutton

0:51:23 to 0:51:43( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: high performing public school facilities act, a bill that was considered, discussed, and passed already once by this house in the last congress. this bill will improve the foundations of our education system and modernize our buildings to reflect the environmental realities before us. we know all too well that our treasured school districts are

Betty Sue Sutton

0:51:44 to 0:52:04( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: struggling to make essential improvements during these challenging economic times. it's critical that we improve our schools to ensure that students have a healthy and safe environment to learn and develop the skills necessary to compete in today's work force. by facilitating the development of sustainable schools, our students will have a healthy learning environment that will

Betty Sue Sutton

0:52:05 to 0:52:26( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: naturally promote environmental literacy. it's also essential that our schools are structurally sound and updated with the needed safety measures that will protect our youth from today's threats. mr. speaker, i'm particularly supportive of the measure that was included last congress when this bill passed the house. that measure included an initiative which i championed that will allow schools to use fund interesting this bill to

Betty Sue Sutton

0:52:27 to 0:52:47( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: improve their building infrastructure with the necessary security msures and security doors. i'm pleased my provision remains in the current bill. and let me tell you why it's important. brunswick high school in my district is the largest single level high school building in ohio, stretching a quarter of a

Betty Sue Sutton

0:52:48 to 0:53:08( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: mile from end to end, with 60 entrances. as you kimm imagine this presents a difficulty and a challenge for teachers and administrators in security, but with this provision the district can use the funding to update the high school's entrances to meet today's security needs. i'm also proud that this legislation includes a buy american provision. this provision will require that

Betty Sue Sutton

0:53:09 to 0:53:30( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: steel, iron, and other manufactured goods used for the construction of these improvement projects are produced right here in the united states. the economic downturn has taken toll on u.s. manufacturing, including the steel plants in my congressional district, and we need to putmericans back to work doing the work that america needs to have done. this bill also contains davis-bacon protections

Betty Sue Sutton

0:53:31 to 0:53:50( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: requiring that contractors who build these projects pay their workers the local prevailing wage which is so important to ensure workers are able to provide for their families. this is about families. mr. speaker, in these challenging economic times, important innovative legislation such as this will go a long way

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