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House Proceeding 06-04-09 on Jun 4th, 2009 :: 0:57:25 to 1:00:35
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Gus Bilirakis

0:57:16 to 0:57:36( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: act. this bipartisan act contains many iortant provisions. i am particularly pleased that the manager's amendment includes a provision i offered to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the department of homeland security and the department of transportation with respect to the security of pipelines. i thank chairman thompson for working with me on this issue and for including this into the manager's amendment.

Gus Bilirakis

0:57:25 to 1:00:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gus Bilirakis

Gus Bilirakis

0:57:37 to 0:58:01( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: over the past six years, ther have been multiple instances of individuals rupp during pipelines in areas surrounding my district. most recently in november of 2007, three teenagers drilled into a pipeline after being told that the pipeline contained money.

Gus Bilirakis

0:58:03 to 0:58:24( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: the pipeline made the evacuation of 300 people they did not know if this was a security incident or a safety incident. my provision seeks to resolve issues of this sort by requiring the comptroller general to study the roles and responsibilities of the department of homeland security and department of

Gus Bilirakis

0:58:25 to 0:58:46( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: transportation with respect to pipelines d report the results of the study to the committee on homeland security within six months. finally, my amendment requires the secretaryf homeland security to review and analyze the g.a.o. study and report to the committee on homeland security on her review and analysis, including a recommendation for changes to

Gus Bilirakis

0:58:47 to 0:59:07( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: the annex to the memorandum of understanding between d.h.s. and d.o.t. or other improvements to pipeline security activities at d.h.s. clarifying the respective roles of d.h.s. and d.o.t. will help to ensure that the officials in the areas we represent do not receive conflicting guidance in

Gus Bilirakis

0:59:08 to 0:59:29( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: the event of a future pipeline breach. i'm glad that my provision includes the reimbursement of airports that use their own funding to install explosive detective systems after 9/11. these airports saw such systems after receiving assurances from the federal government that they would be reimbursed.

Gus Bilirakis

0:59:30 to 0:59:50( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: however, to date they have not been reimbursed. congress addressed this issue in section 1604 of the implementing recommendations of the 9/11 commission act. but despite this explicit direction in 2007, t.s.a. has not reimbursed a single elible airport. my provision requires t.s.a. to

Gus Bilirakis

0:59:51 to 1:00:11( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: establish a process for resolving reimbursement claims within six months of receiving them. it also requires t.s.a. to report to the committee on homeland security and outline the pro sest used for the consideration of reimbursement claims, including a reimbursement schedule. this is a commonsense provision that one will ensure that airports that did the right

Gus Bilirakis

1:00:12 to 1:00:33( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: thing to -- the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. bilirakis: will finally receive the reimbursement. thank you. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: i yield 1/2 minutes to the distinguished gentlewoman from the district of columbia, ms. norton.

Gus Bilirakis

1:00:34 to 1:00:35( Edit History Discussion )

Gus Bilirakis: the chair: the gentlelady is recognized for a minute and a

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