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House Proceeding on Jun 11th, 2008 :: 3:00:08 to 3:02:23
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James L. Oberstar

2:59:54 to 3:00:08( Edit History Discussion )

James L. Oberstar: for five minutes. ms. foxx: i want to congratulate people on both sides of the aisle who worked out a way to have amtrak work. my family and i travel on amtrak every chance we get and i believe

Corrine Brown

3:00:08 to 3:00:21( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: we need an efficient, strong train system in the united states. i want especially to commend ranking member mica and subcommittee ranking member shuster for their work in pushing for private sector

Corrine Brown

3:00:08 to 3:02:23( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Corrine Brown

Corrine Brown

3:00:21 to 3:00:36( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: initiatives. as a member of the oversight and government reform committee, it's also been my pleasure to work with ranking member davis on a variety of issues and i appreciate his passion for

Corrine Brown

3:00:36 to 3:00:52( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: this issue. but i have to say that this amendment is eerily similar to a bill that came before that committee, h.r. 401, the national capital transportation amendments act, which some have dubbed

Corrine Brown

3:00:52 to 3:01:06( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: the largest earmark in history and would direct $1.5 billion in new federal spending thwart the -- toward the washington metro area transit. when that bill came before us, i raised a number

Corrine Brown

3:01:06 to 3:01:16( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: of concerns. when i raised the concerns, i was asthired o.g.r. committee has appropriate jurisdiction to consider the issue. that's why it's appropriate to consider this amendment on a

Corrine Brown

3:01:16 to 3:01:34( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: transportation committee bill. the fact that it's here, now, seems proof that h.r. 401 should not have been in oversight but in transportation. however, there are a variety of other concerns

Corrine Brown

3:01:34 to 3:01:49( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: i have with this proposition. it's true that wamata has been plagued by reports of mismanagement. management is behold ton employee unions that have run amok with overtime pay, warping

Corrine Brown

3:01:49 to 3:02:05( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: the system's fiscal priorities, providing another federal line item for wamata is the last thing we needed to spur reform of this mismanaged system. i ask for unanimous consent to submit

Corrine Brown

3:02:05 to 3:02:23( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: for the record three pieces that articulate many of my concerns in this respect. the other question i raised in committee consideration of h.r. 401 is why should washington, d.c. step to the front of

Carolyn McCarthy

3:02:23 to 3:02:40( Edit History Discussion )

Carolyn McCarthy: the line to receive special subsidies paid for by taxpayers throughout the country, many of whom will never step foot on a washington metro train or bus. i've heard that due to the high number of federal

Carolyn McCarthy

3:02:23 to 3:05:07( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Carolyn McCarthy

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