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House Proceeding on Jun 11th, 2008 :: 2:21:59 to 2:24:57
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James L. Oberstar

2:21:42 to 2:21:59( Edit History Discussion )

James L. Oberstar: d.o.t. to consider proposals for service to amtrak fon that route. those are significant reforms. i invite the attention of the gentleman from connecticut and i'll send him he specifics

Corrine Brown

2:21:59 to 2:22:16( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: i just mentioned. we are ready to move ahead with the balance of this bill. this is an exciting opportunity. this is the beginning of the transformation, passenger rail service in america. it's

Corrine Brown

2:21:59 to 2:24:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Corrine Brown

Corrine Brown

2:22:16 to 2:22:32( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: not going to lead us tomorrow to the t.g.v. of france, the system in spain or germany or japan or the 220--mile-per-hour train service between beijing and shanghai in china. but it will put

Corrine Brown

2:22:32 to 2:22:49( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: us on a course to get there, achieve those speeds over those distances. when i traveled as a student to begin graduate studies in 1956 at the college of europe from paris to brussels, the

Corrine Brown

2:22:49 to 2:23:05( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: trip was six hours. today, that trip is 80 minutes. there is no air service no commercial air passenger service between the capital of europe, brussels, and the capital of france, paris.

Corrine Brown

2:23:05 to 2:23:19( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: but there's a train leving every few minutes traveling 184 miles per hour. all day long from 6:00 in the morning until midnight. we should be table achieve that kind of service on the east coast.

Corrine Brown

2:23:19 to 2:23:37( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: we should be table achieve that service in the southwest, as was referenced by the gentleman from texas. we should be table do that in california and in the pacific northwest. and in the

Corrine Brown

2:23:37 to 2:23:49( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: southeast of the united states and this bill will put us on track to do that. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's -- the chairman: the gentleman's

Corrine Brown

2:23:49 to 2:24:09( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: time has expired. all time has expired. pursuant to the rule, the amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in the bill shall be considered as an original bill for the purpose of amendment

Corrine Brown

2:24:09 to 2:24:25( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: under the five-minute rule and shall be considered read. no amendment to the committee amendment is in order except those printed in house report 110-703. each amendment may be offered only in the

Corrine Brown

2:24:25 to 2:24:46( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: order printed in the report by a member designated in the report, shall be considered read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report, equally divided and controlled by the proponent

Corrine Brown

2:24:46 to 2:24:57( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. it is now in order to consider amendment number one, printed in house

Bill Shuster

2:24:57 to 2:25:14( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Shuster: report 110-703. for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota rise? mr. oberstar: i rise in support of the amendment.nd the chairman: clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment

Bill Shuster

2:24:57 to 2:26:57( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bill Shuster

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