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House Proceeding 06-04-09 on Jun 4th, 2009 :: 1:29:05 to 1:31:55
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Peter A. DeFazio

1:29:03 to 1:29:23( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. thompson: mr. chair, i'd like to yield my time to the gentleman from oregon for the the chair: the gentleman from oregon is recognized. mr. defazio: i thank the gentleman. at this point i'd yield myself three minutes.

Peter A. DeFazio

1:29:05 to 1:31:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter A. DeFazio

Peter A. DeFazio

1:29:24 to 1:29:44( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: i share with the gentleman. he and i helped create the transportation security administration. tremendous frustration with, you kn, bureaucracy that gets over the edge for no real purpose. i will not say that the current process is perfect, particularly as it relates to general aviation. we've had a couple of problems,

Peter A. DeFazio

1:29:45 to 1:30:07( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: one in which the chairman has been very involved, what constitutes a potential threat aircraft, and also the issue of background checks for those who work in the general aviation field. but beyond that many of these directives are based on sensitive security information or even classified information.

Peter A. DeFazio

1:30:08 to 1:30:28( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: they could not very well, if you were dealing, say, with the gel and liquids rule, subject that to the bureaucratic rulemaking process. i don't think the way to solve inadequate sees and problems with the current -- in adequacies and problems with the current process.

Peter A. DeFazio

1:30:29 to 1:30:50( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: i don't think on a normal day the gentleman from florida would ever, you know, present the idea to this congress that we should expand rulemaking and go back and revisit rules that have already been made and put them through a process. he wants more transparency. he wants common sense and he

Peter A. DeFazio

1:30:51 to 1:31:11( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: wants stake holder groups an opportunity to intervene. the legislation does bring stake holder groups in the process, particularly as it results to general aviation. the gentleman is going after nonsensical rules and problems. one that happened with a group of aged veterans on a charter aircraft where the chairman has

Peter A. DeFazio

1:31:12 to 1:31:33( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: called the agency to account and asked for a review of the procedures they're using. i would say there's a new era where we are going to make them responsive and responsible and meet our true security needs. but if you impose this on the entire structure, we are going to divert a lot of resources on the transportation security

Peter A. DeFazio

1:31:34 to 1:31:55( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: administration over into a bureaucratic, lengthy rulemaking process that is not going to have the flexibility to change, say, the liquids rule from all liquidsre banned to, well, prescriptions can go, to so many ounces can go. each of those would have required a six-month to two-year change in the process during which we would be locked

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