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House Proceeding 07-23-09 on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 2:02:20 to 2:04:25
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Dan Burton

2:02:16 to 2:02:37( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlelady from tennessee. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. the amendment is not agreed to. mrs. blackburn: i ask for a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentlelady from tennessee will be postponed.

Dan Burton

2:02:20 to 2:04:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

2:02:38 to 2:02:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: it is now in order to consider amendment number 9 printed in part a of house report 111-219. for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? mr. burton: mr. chairman, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. th printed in part a of house report 111-219 offered by mr. burton of indiana. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 669, the gentleman

Dan Burton

2:02:59 to 2:03:21( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: from indiana, mr. burton, and a control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from indiana. mr. burton: first of all, i want to thank the rules committee for making this amendment in order. i don't think it's controversial. i hope my colleague agrees with that. back in the summer of 2007, amtrak was trying to get more passengers o their luxury line, and so they decided they

Dan Burton

2:03:22 to 2:03:43( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: would give people a $100 coupon to get free alcohol on the trip. it was a way to try to encourage ridership. well, unfortunately, that didn't work. and one year later the grand lux line on amtrak shut down and they no longer use the $100 incentive by giving people $100 worth of alcohol to ride the train.

Dan Burton

2:03:44 to 2:04:04( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: what my amendment does is very simply says that will not be included in any future amtrak legislation, that we will no longer be giving free alcohol as an incentive for people to ride the train. with all of the rail accidents we've had lately, it's probably a good darn idea. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman

Dan Burton

2:04:05 to 2:04:26( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: reserves the balance of his time. does the gentleman from -- mr. olver: i claim the time in opposition, though i am not opposed to it. the chair: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. olver: and will not oppose it. mr. latham: will the gentleman yield? mr. olver: i wil mr. latham: i support the amendment also. appreciate it. mr. burton: well, thank you

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