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House Proceeding 07-10-09 on Jul 10th, 2009 :: 1:47:00 to 1:48:55
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Solomon P. Ortiz

1:46:48 to 1:47:08( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: by yielding to my congress from texas, mr. ortiz. mr. ortiz: thank you, mr. chairman. i want to thk chairman edwards and my good friend, wamp, and my other good friend, mr. flake, for bringing this responsible bill to the floor. and i rise in opposition to the flake amendment. the military construction

Solomon P. Ortiz

1:47:00 to 1:48:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Solomon P. Ortiz

1:47:09 to 1:47:30( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: authorization and appropriations process is a tedious process and it requires close coordination with my good friend on both sides of the aisle. chairman edwards and mr. wamp and members of the committee. it also requires extensive coordination with the department of defense. the committee critically review the administration requests and

Solomon P. Ortiz

1:47:31 to 1:47:51( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: ensure that facilities are built for a sound requirement. the committee also ensures that the projects are validated for the correct cost. this process forces a dialogue with local installation commanders that requires that they communicate their needs to the representatives in congress.

Solomon P. Ortiz

1:47:52 to 1:48:13( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: this dialogue is critical to ensuring members of congress thathey have a complete understanding of local military requirements and can correctly advocate for our nation's defense. it is a hard process but in the

Solomon P. Ortiz

1:48:14 to 1:48:35( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: end it ensures that the right facilities are built at the right time and at t right location. i would remind my colleagues that each of these projects has already been debated in the national defense organization committee. i recommend that my colleagues vote no on the flake amendment, and i yield back the bance of

Solomon P. Ortiz

1:48:36 to 1:48:55( Edit History Discussion )

Solomon P. Ortiz: my time to my good friend, chairman edwards. mr. edwards: madam chair, claiming the rest of my time. i have great respect for the principled position of mr. flake. i disagree with it. he thinks the administration should agree 100%.

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