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House Proceeding 06-04-09 on Jun 4th, 2009 :: 2:41:40 to 2:45:05
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Madeleine Z. Bordallo

2:41:37 to 2:41:57( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: prin offered by mrs. bordallo of guam. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 474, the gentlewoman from guam and a member opposed each will control 20 minutes. the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. bordallo: i thank congressman thompson and congresswoman jackson lee for

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

2:41:40 to 2:45:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Madeleine Z. Bordallo

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

2:41:58 to 2:42:20( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: their support of this amendment. my amendment is simple and straightforward. it would require the assistant secretary of t.s.a. to conduct a study and make recommendations on specific methods by which airports in the u.s. territories, including the guam international airport in my district, can best and most cost effectively comply with existing

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

2:42:21 to 2:42:43( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: security regulations, specifically, it asks t.s.a. to review compliance with part 1544 and 1546 of title 49 of the federal regulations relating to the issue of co-mingling of passengers at u.s. airports. it would evaluate alternatives

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

2:42:44 to 2:43:05( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: and identify the costs for their impleatation. it is to identify sources of federal and nonfederal financing to determine the preferred alternative. guam is a small hub, mr. chairman, for a domestic airline. our airport on guam facilitates the daily transiting of international passengers to destinations in the united

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

2:43:06 to 2:43:27( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: states, other pacific islands, major cities in e pacific rim, including, japan, korea, taiwan and australia. the security arrangement requires significant resources to be expended in constant around the clock monitoring by security personnel to prevent the co-mingling of transiting

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

2:43:28 to 2:43:48( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: and departing passengers. the security enhancements made subsequent to the terrorist attacks of september 11, 2001, particularly with respect to preventing the co-mingling of passengers at our airports all across the country have been costly and in some cases difficult to fully implement. moreover, the current decrease

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

2:43:49 to 2:44:11( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: in tourist arrivals and departures due to the economic downturn erodes the financial capability of small airports to implement such security improvements. the guam international airport authority has been operating from a waiver from the t.s.a. for several years. the t.s.a. and the guam international airport agree that the temporary solution which

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

2:44:12 to 2:44:32( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: amounts to placement of removable par tissue ons and use of security staff to prevent co-mingling of passengers in their movements throughout the terminal is not feasible for the long-term. however, the cost of implementing security arrangements and improvements at the guam airport to ensure compliance is costly and since

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

2:44:33 to 2:44:54( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: other security enhancements and expansion of the airport have completely obligated the passenger facility charge. the amendment before us, mr. chairman, simply looks to provide options for solving this problem on guam and potentially, as well as other airports in the u.s. territories. more importantly, it would

Madeleine Z. Bordallo

2:44:55 to 2:45:06( Edit History Discussion )

Madeleine Z. Bordallo: provide guidance for funding and implea mentation of these improvements. i thank the chairman and his committee staff for his work with me and for the record, i

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