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House Proceeding 09-23-08 on Sep 23rd, 2008 :: 0:30:41 to 0:33:52
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Jerry F. Costello

0:27:32 to 0:30:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jerry F. Costello

Jerry F. Costello

0:30:29 to 0:30:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry F. Costello: gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. petri: thank you p, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

Thomas E. Petri

0:30:41 to 0:30:54( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: is recognized. s mr. petri: in semrptember of 2007, the house considered and pass the f.a.a. re-authorization act of 2007, h.r. 2881, which re-authorized the f .a.a. for theor next four

Thomas E. Petri

0:30:41 to 0:33:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Thomas E. Petri

Thomas E. Petri

0:30:54 to 0:31:06( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: years. unfortunately, however, the senate has not come to any agreement on its bill andts so we are here todayhe considering a fifth extension.si h.r. 6984 would extend the taxes, programs,

Thomas E. Petri

0:31:06 to 0:31:18( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: andgr funding of the fede ral aviation at administration through marchti of 2009. this bill extends f.a.a..a funding and contract authority for six monthxs, funds the t airportor improvement

Thomas E. Petri

0:31:18 to 0:31:30( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: program at $1.95 billion through march of next year, extends the e war risk insurance program, extends the small community air service development program, and extendss application of

Thomas E. Petri

0:31:30 to 0:31:41( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: the rule for measuring highway miles to determine eli gibility for essential air service subsidies. the bill will ensure that our national aviation system continues to operate until a full

Thomas E. Petri

0:31:41 to 0:31:54( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: f.a.a. re-authorization can be enacted by the next congress. as i i indicated manyan times since the passage of the house f.a.a. re-authorization bill just over b a year ago, we need to pass

Thomas E. Petri

0:31:54 to 0:32:08( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: a long-term billlo so that we can meet the growing demands based b on our nation's infrastructure. modernizing ourin antiquated air traffic control system andnd repairing ourr crumbling infrastructure

Thomas E. Petri

0:32:08 to 0:32:20( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: needs to be one of our top priorities whens co ngress reconvenes in 2009. in that t connection i would observe resent statistics which indicate that our friends inri china are spending some

Thomas E. Petri

0:32:20 to 0:32:33( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: 9% of their g.n.p. on infrastructure. st we h ere in the united states are spending about 2.5%. most of that on maintenance and we are f alling behindin even in that regard. in 20 y ears who

Thomas E. Petri

0:32:33 to 0:32:46( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: is going to be better prepared to conduct a modern eco nomy? someone who is spending 9% of their g.n.p. building first class infrastructure or someone who is barely maintaining what they

Thomas E. Petri

0:32:46 to 0:32:59( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: alreadyey have? we need to step up to bat. th is bill will do u ds good in the aviation sector, but we have a big job aobhead of us in infrastructure generally as a nation . clearly there's

Thomas E. Petri

0:32:59 to 0:33:11( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: much work t wo be done. the six-month extension gives us time to revisit the f.a.a. re-authorization bill early in the 111th congress. i urge our colleagues in the other body to take up

Thomas E. Petri

0:33:11 to 0:33:24( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: a comprehensive f.a.a. re-authorization preackage as early as possible in then next year. support this extension. it's the best alternative to keep the fayhe phi and the na tional airspaceac

Thomas E. Petri

0:33:24 to 0:33:32( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: system te running safely until the 111th congress can take up and pass a bipartisan and bicameral bill the president canpr sign. s we should all commit to quickly passing ain four-year bill asar

Thomas E. Petri

0:33:32 to 0:33:43( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: quickly as possible nklext year. and with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from illinois. om mr.

Thomas E. Petri

0:33:43 to 0:33:52( Edit History Discussion )

Thomas E. Petri: costello:. mr. speaker, i have no further requests for speakers. sp i yield ba ck the balance of my time. urge the passage of thisge legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields

Susan Collins

0:33:52 to 0:34:27( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6984. so many as are in favor say re aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair,

Susan Collins

0:33:52 to 0:36:52( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

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