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House Proceeding 07-22-08 on Jul 22nd, 2008 :: 2:00:12 to 2:05:19
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Corrine Brown

2:00:02 to 2:00:16( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: corridor in the nation. . so i think working again with mr. oberstar, ms. brown and mr. shuster. we have a plan. we think this is the way to go by substituting our bill this afternoon. and hopefully

Corrine Brown

2:00:12 to 2:05:19( Edit History Discussion )
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Corrine Brown

2:00:16 to 2:00:31( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: we can go to conference and go back to the american people and say, we've done something that will impact energy, impact transportation, not just rail, although, remember what i just said about aviation

Corrine Brown

2:00:31 to 2:00:49( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: capacity in the united states. and we can do it all in this package. this isn't an impossible dream. this is doable. so i ask again that we give full consideration, i give full support,

Corrine Brown

2:00:49 to 2:01:04( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: pleased to join mr. oberstar in the effort as we change out the senate bill 294, insert our legislation and work or with the other body in bringing long distance, high-speed, better passenger

Corrine Brown

2:01:04 to 2:01:18( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: service, rail service -- not just the northeast corridor but with the reforms we advocated for amtrak and the whole nation. we can do it, we must do it. and i look forward to doing it with

Corrine Brown

2:01:18 to 2:01:34( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: mr. oberstar. and reserve the balance of my time. ti the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from, mr. mica, reserves. the gentleman from minnesota, mr. oberstar. mr. oberstar: i yield to the chair

Corrine Brown

2:01:34 to 2:01:45( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: of the rail subcommittee, the gentlewoman from florida, ms. brown, who has been a strong, consistent and unrelenting advocate for amtrak and contacted a harry truman-style campaign from the

Corrine Brown

2:01:45 to 2:02:01( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: seat of an amtrak rail vehicle, advocating for the moment we visit today. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from florida, ms. brown, is recognized for as much time as she may consume.y

Corrine Brown

2:02:01 to 2:02:17( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: ms. brown: i thank the chairman for his leadership on this bill and all transportation issues. mr. oberstar is a transportation guru and to listen to mr. mica here today arguing for high-speed

Corrine Brown

2:02:17 to 2:02:34( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: rail -- debating, supporting. we've come a long way in this country as the re-authorization for amtrak and this is an exciting day for the american people. with gas prices rapidly rising

Corrine Brown

2:02:34 to 2:02:49( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: to $5 a gallon, we could not be moving on a mr. moran: bill than the amtrak re-authorization. i'm excited for the american people. and the prospect of having more transportation options than getting

Corrine Brown

2:02:49 to 2:03:06( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: in your cars and driving. this weekend, i spent my mom to lakeland, florida, on amtrak. her trip was a perfect example of why we need to expand services and provide additional passenger cars.

Corrine Brown

2:03:06 to 2:03:22( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: the train she was riding on was so busy that people were sleeping on the floors of the train. amtrak improvement physical state and recent focus on customer service along with increasing highway

Corrine Brown

2:03:22 to 2:03:37( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: and airport congestion and rising gas prices have made interest in passenger rail more popular and necessary than ever. more than just a convenient way to travel, amtrak is also energy efficient.

Corrine Brown

2:03:37 to 2:03:58( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: rail travel is more energy efficient and uses less fuel than cars or airplanes. according to u.s. department of energy data, amtrak is 17% more efficient than domestic airline travel and

Corrine Brown

2:03:58 to 2:04:18( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: 21% more efficient than other travel. passenger rail also reduces global warming. the passenger rail train produces lower carbon emissions than cars and 50% less than airplanes. in fiscal year

Corrine Brown

2:04:18 to 2:04:35( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: 2007, amtrak carried more than 25.8 million passengers, the fifth straight year of record ridership. amtrak fiscal improvements posting $1.5 billion, a gain of 10%. on may 10, amtrak celebrated

Corrine Brown

2:04:35 to 2:04:50( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: national train day by holding events throughout the country showcasing interest in passenger rail and its importance to the nation. i celebrated by holding events throughout my district,

Corrine Brown

2:04:50 to 2:05:06( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: including press conference i winter park. every event had great turnout showing strong support for amtrak and i got to hear firsthand accounts of people who use amtrak every day to go to

Corrine Brown

2:05:06 to 2:05:19( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: work, visit friends and families all over the country. congress also showed strong support for amtrak and passenger rail bypassing legislation supporting amtrak train day by a vote of 415-0. 50

John L. Mica

2:05:19 to 2:05:31( Edit History Discussion )

John L. Mica: years ago, president eisenhower created the national highway system which changed the way we travel in this country. today, we need to do the same thing with passenger rail and make the level of

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