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House Proceeding on Jun 11th, 2008 :: 2:08:35 to 2:11:01
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Bill Shuster

2:08:25 to 2:08:35( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Shuster: that the ranking member may not yield time en bloc to the chair, although if mr. oberstar was to designate individual members, you may then yield your time to those members to speak. mr. mica:

Grace F. Napolitano

2:08:35 to 2:08:50( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: whatever it takes, mr. chairman.rm i'm with you. thank you for clarifying that procedural requirement. mr. chairman, first of all i'd like unanimous consent to insert in the record a letter

Grace F. Napolitano

2:08:35 to 2:11:01( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Grace F. Napolitano

Grace F. Napolitano

2:08:50 to 2:09:04( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: by the american association of state and transportation -- state highway and transportation officials, commonly known as ashto, in support of the measure, and also a letter from the association

Grace F. Napolitano

2:09:04 to 2:09:16( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: of american railroads in support of this measure. the chairman: without objection, so ordered. mr. mica: mr. chairman, as a we conclude debate today, i do consider this historic debate. you

Grace F. Napolitano

2:09:16 to 2:09:28( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: have heard other membe say they have been here for decades and they've never seen a resolution of some of the problems in debate about amtrak. and today working together in a bipartisan fashion

Grace F. Napolitano

2:09:28 to 2:09:38( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: you're seeing what we can do. this is what we can do. and we can make this work because we've combined the best proposals. that's what the founding fathers really created this institution for.

Grace F. Napolitano

2:09:38 to 2:09:48( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: we heard people -- you heard mr. costa from california come and speak in favor. from the democrat side. we heard mr. latourette from ohio come and speak in favor. we heard mr. salazar from

Grace F. Napolitano

2:09:48 to 2:10:02( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: colorado. we heard mr. shays from connecticut. we heard mr. nadler from new york. so from basically sea to shining sea you see support for this measure because it takes the best of what this institution

Grace F. Napolitano

2:10:02 to 2:10:14( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: can offer. i must pay -- take a moment to pay special tribute to mr. oberstar. sometimes the good lord has a special way of making things happen for people. now, he became the chairman

Grace F. Napolitano

2:10:14 to 2:10:24( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: after 32 years. i would have liked to have been the chairman rather than the ranking member, but how fitting for him after 32 years of working as a staffer, then a member. when i came to congress

Grace F. Napolitano

2:10:24 to 2:10:35( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: he was chairman of the aviation subcommittee. the good lord would have it in february of 2001 by shear coincidence that would probably never be recreated. i became the chairman of aviation

Grace F. Napolitano

2:10:35 to 2:10:49( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: through probably one of its most difficult times. we all wked together after 9/11 and we have kept the country safe, particularly in aviation which the enemy saw as our akillless -- achilles heel.

Grace F. Napolitano

2:10:49 to 2:11:01( Edit History Discussion )

Grace F. Napolitano: we are making a big change in this country today by working together to bring high-speed rail for the first time in the history of this country, first time, folks. and we took again the best ideas

Michael N. Castle

2:11:01 to 2:11:15( Edit History Discussion )

Michael N. Castle: and melded them together through the efforts of everyone on the committee. iant to thank staff, the staff has done a tremendous job in trying to work on this issue. let me say, too, that this

Michael N. Castle

2:11:01 to 2:13:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Michael N. Castle

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