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House Proceeding 06-24-09 on Jun 25th, 2009 :: 0:27:25 to 0:30:45
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Solomon P. Ortiz

0:27:22 to 0:27:43( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: friend, my colleague from texas who is the distinguished readiness, mr. ortiz. e chair: the gentleman from texas is recognized for three minutes. mr. ortiz: thank you, mr. chairman. i rise in support of h.r. 2647, the national defense authorization act for fiscal

Solomon P. Ortiz

0:27:25 to 0:30:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Solomon P. Ortiz

Solomon P. Ortiz

0:27:44 to 0:28:04( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: year 2010. the bill before us today reflects our committee's continuing efforts to reverse the decline in the readiness posture for our armed forces. i would like to thank the ranking member from my subcommittee, my good friend mr. forbes of georgia, for his help in bringing together this excellent bill.

Solomon P. Ortiz

0:28:05 to 0:28:26( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: the united states military without a doubt, the premier fighting force in the world, however, military leaders face significant challenges as they seek to fulfill today's equipment and tining needs. h.r. 2647 is dedicated to providing the necessary resources and authorities to help reverse declining trends in

Solomon P. Ortiz

0:28:27 to 0:28:47( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: train and equipment readiness. h.r. 2647 includes the falling provisions -- the following provisions to include theover all state of the united states military -- the overall state of the united states military readiness. it provides $13 billion for reset of army and marine corps equipment, deployment.

Solomon P. Ortiz

0:28:48 to 0:29:09( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: it has $762 million to fully sustain military base facilities and infrastructure including the department of defense schools. it has $450 million for army barracks, improvements that provides $440 million to support national guard and reserve mitary construction programs. it adds $395 million to navy

Solomon P. Ortiz

0:29:10 to 0:29:33( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: maintenance, accounts for ships and aircraft. it authorizes $90 million for energy conservation projects and encourages use of renewable energy in hybrid and electric vehicles. it requires a g.a.o. report on d.o.d.'s approach to balancing the dwelling requirements of troops. it includes a one-year extension

Solomon P. Ortiz

0:29:34 to 0:29:55( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: of premium pay for federal civilian employees deployed to ir and afghanistan. and it provides $4.7 billion for training opportunities for the army. this bill also does many good things for south texas. it provides space for the army reserve to warehouse equipment in a controlled humidity environment in texas.

Solomon P. Ortiz

0:29:56 to 0:30:17( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: the bill also authorizes a project that would reduce carbon emissions and provide a renewable source of free electricity. i support this bill, h.r. 2647, and am proud of what this bill does to restore strength for our military. my friended, this is a good bill that reflects -- my friends, this is a good bill that reflects our bipartisan desire

Solomon P. Ortiz

0:30:18 to 0:30:39( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: of our armed forces. i ask my colleagues and friends to vote for thisill. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from california. mr. mckeon: i yield now to the gentleman from virinia, the subcommittee ranking member on readiness committee, mr. forbes, three minutes. the chair: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for three minutes. mr. forbes: thank you, mr.

Solomon P. Ortiz

0:30:40 to 0:30:45( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: chairman, for the opportunity to stand in support of this year's defense poli bill. i'd also like to express my sincere appreciation for

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