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House Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 1:25:15 to 1:28:05
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Ciro Rodriguez

1:25:12 to 1:25:34( Edit History Discussion )

Ciro Rodriguez: tax investment is to help that small community in whatever way possible. i rise in support of this bill and rule and support of the underlying legislation. i yield back the balance of my time the speaker pro tempore:ment -- the gentleman yi

Ciro Rodriguez

1:25:15 to 1:28:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Ciro Rodriguez

1:25:35 to 1:25:56( Edit History Discussion )

Ciro Rodriguez: the gentleman from new york. mr. arcuri: i yield to the gentleman from texas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. >> i rise in support of the rule and the legislation, h.r. 3288, the transportation authorization bill -- appropriating bill, excuse me. i want to express my support for the passenger rail funding

Ciro Rodriguez

1:25:57 to 1:26:18( Edit History Discussion )

Ciro Rodriguez: within the bill that amounts to $4 billion. president obama, chairman olver and my colleagues on the appropriations committee have demonstrated their commitment by providing funding in this bill you suburban communities to be

Ciro Rodriguez

1:26:19 to 1:26:39( Edit History Discussion )

Ciro Rodriguez: connected by a system that will deliver safe, swift, efficient and economic travel across our nation. texas in particular and the congressional delegation needs passenger and high-speed rail and we know throughout the country it's needed. funding for higher speed rail

Ciro Rodriguez

1:26:40 to 1:27:01( Edit History Discussion )

Ciro Rodriguez: will reduce congestion and pollution, create jobs and connect communities. the deplment of rural rail throughout the designated corridors in my state and throughout the country is something that is needed and will help hans businesses alike. the san antonio-austin corridor

Ciro Rodriguez

1:27:02 to 1:27:23( Edit History Discussion )

Ciro Rodriguez: is booming. passenger rail is crucial for the economic development. it is vital that we preserve the recommended levels of passenger rail. it is terribly underdeveloped and underfunded when compared to france, italy, china and japan. so we need to make that

Ciro Rodriguez

1:27:24 to 1:27:44( Edit History Discussion )

Ciro Rodriguez: investment as quickly as possible. and the high-speed rail is needed. in texas, we have intellectual capacity and technology to be able to make this happen and make this happen as quickly as possible. my colleagues in the south texas have joined me in support of this effort and hopefully get this bill passed.

Ciro Rodriguez

1:27:45 to 1:28:05( Edit History Discussion )

Ciro Rodriguez: as a member of the committee, i want to encourage everyone to support this piece of legislation that allows an opportunity for to begin to look with that vision to the future. we need to get on board and support the $4 billion funding contained in h.r. 3288 that deals with rail. i encourage both house and texas

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