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House Proceeding 05-21-09 on May 21st, 2009 :: 1:18:15 to 1:21:55
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Thomas E. Petri

1:18:13 to 1:18:33( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: contours and implementing land ruse zoning re i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from minnesota reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin rise? mr. petri: in opposition to the amendment offered by the gentleman from minnesota. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for 10 minutes under

Thomas E. Petri

1:18:15 to 1:21:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thomas E. Petri

Thomas E. Petri

1:18:34 to 1:18:54( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the rule. mr. petri: there are clearly many useful provisions in the manager's amendment which we do support, but there are several which we do not. and the important areas has been mentioned on a number of occasions already on this floor.

Thomas E. Petri

1:18:55 to 1:19:15( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: and as we've gone forward and that's the foreign repair station inspection language. the manager's amendment continues to require twice annual -- twice annual inspections of repair stations in europe.

Thomas E. Petri

1:19:16 to 1:19:36( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: what does this mean? it means th this mean? it means that the 6 c1 what does this mean? it means that the european union will and does oppose this provision and has suggested that it will nullify -- will nullify the need for the bilateral safety agreement. certainly violates the spirit of

Thomas E. Petri

1:19:37 to 1:19:57( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the united states-european union bilateral safety agreement. under that agreement, section 15, countries are always allowed to inspect the other country's territory based on safety concerns. so there is flexibility. and this is within the letter of the law of the treaty, as the

Thomas E. Petri

1:19:58 to 1:20:18( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: chairman has pointed out, but certainly not within the spirit of the treaty. our governnt is never going to concede jurisdiction over safety of american equipment and people and planes. and if there is a legitimate reason to inspect, we reserve the right to do it under that

Thomas E. Petri

1:20:19 to 1:20:41( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: treaty, but not just automatic inspections whether there's any reason or not, which is what th amendment provides for. section 15 provides for inspection, but it does not have twice-annual inspections after a legitimate risk-based safety concern. and the logic of the language of

Thomas E. Petri

1:20:42 to 1:21:03( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the treaty, if we don't abide by the spirit of the treaty, the e.u. has and i belie walk away from the bilateral agreement and we will have to renegotiate another agreement which may end up giving us less instead of m

Thomas E. Petri

1:21:04 to 1:21:26( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: after we determine based on information or concerns that has come forward that a particular inspection of a particular facility is warranted, which we have the right to do at any time under this treaty. we don't have the personnel to conduct -- the europeans do not

Thomas E. Petri

1:21:33 to 1:21:54( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: have the personnel to conduct -- well, i don't think our government has the personnel currently to inspect all of the stations that would be required to be inspected. and so we would revoke the certificates for repair stations that are not inspected and the europeans would not be able to do that in our country and the

Thomas E. Petri

1:21:55 to 1:21:59( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: result would be

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