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House Proceeding 05-21-09 on May 21st, 2009 :: 0:40:45 to 0:42:20
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Kevin Brady

0:40:44 to 0:41:04( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: aviation will cost us 1,339 jobs. wish now to -- the gentleman from texas, mr. brady. the chair: how much time, sir? mr. brady: thank you, mr. speaker. and ranking member mica. chairman oberstar. today i rise reluctantly in opposition to the f.a.a. re-authorization act of 2009. i have several concerns about the bill that i believe undermine the international competitiveness of the american

Kevin Brady

0:40:45 to 0:42:20( Edit History Discussion )
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Kevin Brady

0:41:05 to 0:41:26( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: airline industry. section 425-e of this bill would sunset in three years antitrust immunity for u.s. air carriers that participate in international alliances. this provision could threan the viability of our u.s. airline industry and hurt customers. the time when the economy is struggling and people are traveling less, it's not wise to

Kevin Brady

0:41:27 to 0:41:47( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: further impair american carriers' ability to deliver the best possible service. unfortunately that's exactly what this provision does and i hope it is removed before the bill's presented to the president. alliances help better serve americans traveling both at home and abroad and allow airlines to pool resources to better deliver customer service.

Kevin Brady

0:41:48 to 0:42:08( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: when airlines partner together, consumers have improved booking and connecting options, industry competition is increased, and lower fares are more accessible. if u.s. -- the chair: the gentleman is recognized for an additional 30 seconds. mr. brady: if they lose these benefits because of a shortsighted sunsetting of immunity american jobs will be

Kevin Brady

0:42:09 to 0:42:21( Edit History Discussion )

Kevin Brady: at stake. the air transrt association estimates that we may lose as much as 15,000 u.s. airline jobs if this sunsetting occurs. with the economy as it is today,

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