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House Proceeding on Jul 26th, 2007 :: 1:57:12 to 2:03:25
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together in this in support of the textile center because the textile center exists in about eight different locations around the country, eight institutions. one of them the university of

Jerrold Nadler

1:57:12 to 1:57:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: california -davis. that part of the university of california-davis, which is part of this is actually not in my district. it's in the gentleman, mr. thompson's, district. but i am convinced of

Jerrold Nadler

1:57:12 to 2:03:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jerrold Nadler

Jerrold Nadler

1:57:28 to 1:57:38( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: the worthiness of this request for a slightly different reason than has been mentioned on the floo r at this time. one of the key areas that the textile center funds go to support in the

Jerrold Nadler

1:57:38 to 1:57:53( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: work and research that's done at the u.c.-davis center is in the area of personal protection, research improving the functional clothing for homeland security and occupational safety. what could

Jerrold Nadler

1:57:53 to 1:58:03( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: we -- do we mean by that? there are known what are known as biocidal fabrics which have been developed for firefighters, first responders, and for military personnel in collaboration

Jerrold Nadler

1:58:03 to 1:58:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: with the national personal protective technology laboratory. in collaboration with the california department of forestry and fire protection, research has enhanced the safety and comfort

Jerrold Nadler

1:58:21 to 1:58:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: of firefighter uniforms by improving and redesigning the fabrics and clothing. biocidal means that there is something that is in the textile itself, the product itself, which can kill certain

Jerrold Nadler

1:58:33 to 1:58:48( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: kinds of things, substances, which would be harmful to those who are wearing them. this is a dedicated research for this specific purpose. and the textiles including protective masks have been

Jerrold Nadler

1:58:48 to 1:58:59( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: designed and developed for health care and other workers resulting in the interdisciplinary research teams which include social and physical scientists, public health, and environmental researchers.

Jerrold Nadler

1:58:59 to 1:59:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: so while there are many reasons to support this amendment from the standpoint of those that are attempting to help an industry that has had difficult times, i rise in support of the very specific

Jerrold Nadler

1:59:13 to 1:59:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: research that's being done as part of the textile center operation at the university of california at davis which goes to protecting those folks who respond as first responders when we have explosions,

Jerrold Nadler

1:59:28 to 1:59:42( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: when we have fires. it is not just being sent to come up with some extraordinary reason to support this. this is actual research being done that has produced products, that has made it safer

Jerrold Nadler

1:59:42 to 1:59:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: for our first responders. one of the things i have requested from anybody who has asked me to put forth an earmark request is show me the federal nexus. this to me is clearly a federal

Jerrold Nadler

1:59:57 to 2:00:09( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: nexus. this is research that supports first responders all over the country. it's concentrated research that means it is done on a far better basis than otherwise would be possible. it enhances

Jerrold Nadler

2:00:09 to 2:00:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: the final product. in that way it seems to me it is a subsanction, reasonable application of federal funds for a federal purpose. for that reason even though i have great respect for the gentleman

Jerrold Nadler

2:00:28 to 2:00:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: from arizona, who i think has done a great job and i have referred to him publicly because of his pleasant demeanor as he approaches this difficult task as done quixote with couth, i still have

Jerrold Nadler

2:00:40 to 2:00:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: to say with all due respect i must oppose his amendment. the chairman: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina, mr.

Jerrold Nadler

2:00:54 to 2:01:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: etheridge, rise? mr. etheridge: i move to -- stand in opposition to o the gentleman's amendment and move to strike the last word. the chairman: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr.

Jerrold Nadler

2:01:10 to 2:01:22( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: etheridge: thank you. you know, for many of my colleagues this is just another earmark. for me this is somewhat personal. because the first job that i ever held right out of high school before

Jerrold Nadler

2:01:22 to 2:01:40( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: i went to college was in a textile plant. that was when they were plentiful in north carolina and across the southeast. hard work, a lot of cases it was dirty work, but it was honorable work.

Jerrold Nadler

2:01:40 to 2:01:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: it made a difference in people's lives. the national textile certainty, or n.t.c., as you have already heard really is a national -- center, or the n.t.c., as you have already heard really is a

Jerrold Nadler

2:01:49 to 2:02:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: national initiative. it's a project that has already made a difference, it will continue to make a difference. it's a core soar shuttle columbia of eight leading textile research universities. one

Jerrold Nadler

2:02:04 to 2:02:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: of those is in my state. actually one of the universities happens to be in my district, outstanding university, north carolina state university. but each of these states make a contribution

Jerrold Nadler

2:02:17 to 2:02:29( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: for the universities in these states. they are working to advance every aspect of the textile industry, fiber production to marketing. through research, education, and more importantly industrial

Jerrold Nadler

2:02:29 to 2:02:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: partnerships. that's the kind of thing we ought to be promoting here. we ought to be about getting people to work together. that's what this is about. and yet we have an amendment that says, no,

Jerrold Nadler

2:02:41 to 2:02:58( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: we don't want you to work together. we just as soon you have those sigh lows. -- silos. we argue on this floor daily about knocking down silos and getting people to work together. the

Jerrold Nadler

2:02:58 to 2:03:11( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: national text time center was -- textile center was for that goal and others. it was to improve manufacturing procedures, integrate systems essential to the success of the modern fiber, fabric,

Jerrold Nadler

2:03:11 to 2:03:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jerrold Nadler: and fabricated products and manufacturing enterprises. secondly, to provide training -- trained person -- train personnel. it's important today as the industry change to how people who can affect

Connie Mack

2:03:25 to 2:03:41( Edit History Discussion )

Connie Mack: a new industry, it is a high-tech industry today. develop those industrial partnerships and the technological transfer and mechanisms. finally, to strengthen the national textile research

Connie Mack

2:03:25 to 2:04:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Connie Mack

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