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House Proceeding on Jun 14th, 2006 :: 0:50:20 to 0:52:39
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John W. Olver

0:50:07 to 0:50:20( Edit History Discussion )

John W. Olver: chairperson of the subcommittee on rail on the authorizing committee. ms. brown: it's been over two years since the train bombing in madrid. and almost a year since the rail bombing in london. and

Corrine Brown

0:50:20 to 0:50:34( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: we still have our heads in the sand in this country. we are waiting until another country tries to take over our ports before we get serious about port security. i pray that it doesn't take a

Corrine Brown

0:50:20 to 0:52:39( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Corrine Brown

Corrine Brown

0:50:34 to 0:50:46( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: disaster for us to care about rail security. we spend billions and billions of dollars on aviation and highways, but our rail system repeatedly gets shortchanged by this bush administration

Corrine Brown

0:50:46 to 0:51:03( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: and this congress. even though five times as many people -- the chairman: the chair wishes to inform the gentleman from massachusetts he must remain on his feet. the gentlewoman is recognized.

Corrine Brown

0:51:03 to 0:51:19( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: ms. brown: even though five times as many people take trains as planes every day. and why freight demands is expected to double by 2020. i was recently in several european countries meeting

Corrine Brown

0:51:19 to 0:51:34( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: with their transportation officials about rail security. and i can assure my colleagues that the united states is way behind all other countries in rail infrastructure and investment. every

Corrine Brown

0:51:34 to 0:51:50( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: industrialized country in the world is investing heavily in rail, infrastructure because they realize that this is the future of transportation. but sadly as this system gets bigger and better,

Corrine Brown

0:51:50 to 0:52:02( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: our system gets less and less money. this amendment which provides just $30 million in the rail line allocation and improvement program is a good start in providing the money that our rail

Corrine Brown

0:52:02 to 0:52:17( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: system must have to meet the needs of an ever-expanding freight and passenger rail system. it is time that we start investing and improving our rail system in this country. and i encourage

Corrine Brown

0:52:17 to 0:52:39( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: all of my colleagues to support the freight and passenger rail by supporting this amendment. and i yield back the balance of my time. mr. olver: reclaiming my time, mr. chairman. i really

John W. Olver

0:52:39 to 0:52:56( Edit History Discussion )

John W. Olver: want to point out that yesterday we had a huge amendment to add funding to amtrak. an amendment that involved over $200 million of additional outlay, budget outlay for amtrak. i supported

John W. Olver

0:52:39 to 0:54:51( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John W. Olver

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