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House Proceeding 07-22-08 on Jul 22nd, 2008 :: 2:06:13 to 2:08:18
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John L. Mica

2:06:02 to 2:06:13( Edit History Discussion )

John L. Mica: states used to be the best passenger rail service in the world. now we are the caboose and they don't use them anymore. the american people deserve better. i believe that amtrak re-authorization

Steven C. LaTourette

2:06:13 to 2:06:27( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: will go a long way to restoring the u.s. to its rightful place as a world leader in passenger rail. going to conference with the senate is the next major step in bringing our nation interest

Steven C. LaTourette

2:06:13 to 2:08:18( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steven C. LaTourette

Steven C. LaTourette

2:06:27 to 2:06:41( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: in passenger rail into the 21st century. i encourage all of my colleagues to support this suspension bill, which will allow the house and senate to go to conferteence on amtrak. and i yield

Steven C. LaTourette

2:06:41 to 2:06:59( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: back the balance of my time. and the only other thing i want to say, mr. chairman, is tott-toot. the speaker pro tempore: whpro seeks time? mr. oberstar: oy yield to the the gentlewoman from

Steven C. LaTourette

2:06:59 to 2:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: new york. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. maloney: i request unanimous consent to place my statement in the record and express my support for amtrak rail. mr. oberstar:

Steven C. LaTourette

2:07:10 to 2:07:24( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: we have no further speakers on our side and are prepared to close after the gentleman from floridale has concl uded. mr. mica: i do have two additional speakers. one is t distinguished the

Steven C. LaTourette

2:07:24 to 2:07:37( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: gentleman from ohio, the former chair of the rail subcommittee and ranking member of the coast guard, mr. latourette. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is fr recognized. mr.

Steven C. LaTourette

2:07:37 to 2:07:52( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: latourette: i thank the gentleman for yielding. and i add my congratulations to mr. oberstar and mr. mica, the leaders, ms. brown and mr. shuster for getting to this point. and i won't rehash all the

Steven C. LaTourette

2:07:52 to 2:08:08( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: good things about this bill that have already been mentioned, but i do want to highlight two things. one is thanks to some good work, i think, the head of amtrak, we had a number of labor organizations

Steven C. LaTourette

2:08:08 to 2:08:18( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: who were operating without contracts for eight years and now the contracts have been tentively settled and he is working hard on the authorizations of this bill and money set aside and appropriations

Christopher Shays

2:08:18 to 2:08:34( Edit History Discussion )

Christopher Shays: to work out the agreements and that's a good step forward not only for the public, but for amtrak and the people who work on the rail lines. and the second thing i want to highlight is the

Christopher Shays

2:08:18 to 2:10:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Christopher Shays

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