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House Proceeding 09-16-09 on Sep 16th, 2009 :: 1:37:20 to 1:40:40
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Judy Biggert

1:37:16 to 1:37:36( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: mr. chairman, i strongly support this bill and i thank chairman gordon and mr. peters for their work on this legislation to help make the vehicles on our roads more fuel efficient and our auto industry more competitive for the industry. i'd also like to thank my good friends and colleagues, mr. souder and mr. defawsio for

Judy Biggert

1:37:20 to 1:40:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Judy Biggert

Judy Biggert

1:37:37 to 1:37:58( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: their support of this -- defazio for their suppor this amendment. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment and also the underlying bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from illinois rise? mrs. biggert: thank you, mr. chairman. i rise to claim time in opposition to the donnelly

Judy Biggert

1:37:59 to 1:38:19( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: amendment. the chair: the gentlelady is recognized for five minutes. mrs. biggert: i have some real concerns with this amendment. i just wonder if this bill is really the proper place for this amendment that includes recreational vehicles in a title ofhe bill that is

Judy Biggert

1:38:20 to 1:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: intended to provide research, development, commercial application on medium to heavy duty commercial and transit vehicles. and i'm afraid that this amendment would divert funds from an area of research that would be more beneficial to the population at large. and i would have a question to ask of the sponsor for clarification.

Judy Biggert

1:38:42 to 1:39:02( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: there's a definition of the recreational vehicle. does this -- would this include -- not just vehicles that have a truck -- a commercial truck or bus type of vehicle but does this include all r.v.'s that would be -- could be a pickup or a van that they would be

Judy Biggert

1:39:03 to 1:39:23( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: tached to? mr. donnelly: this includes some bus-like vehicles but not -- the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. donnelly: to my colleague, this includes bus-like vehicles. it does not include pickups. mrs. biggert: so reclaiming my time. so in other words, is would be the same kind of chassis

Judy Biggert

1:39:24 to 1:39:44( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: that would be the commercial truck? mr. donnelly: it would be very similar to those chassises to fit in with the spirit of this section. mrs. biggert: again, another question. you know, another concern is that this is for recreational vehicles and this is, you know, limited taxpayer mey.

Judy Biggert

1:39:45 to 1:40:05( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: do you think that this -- the american people would like to see this included as of research and development that we would be asking -- mr. donnelly: would the gentlelady yield? mrs. biggert: i yield. mr. donnelly: i think the american taxpayers will be

Judy Biggert

1:40:06 to 1:40:26( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: support of this because it creates jobs and it creates opportunity. so, yes, i do. mrs. biggert: then, you know, mr. chairman, the r.v. is an optional, you know, purchase for a consumer, used for vacation purposes.

Judy Biggert

1:40:27 to 1:40:41( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: again, i really have some real concerns about using -- spending limited taxpayer funds on research and development. if the gentleman can convince me if this will lower the fl consumption so much that would

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