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House Proceeding on Oct 14th, 2009 :: 3:37:15 to 3:39:50
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John J. Jr.Duncan

3:37:11 to 3:37:31( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: that will end. we're going to do this now. don't tell me what you believe, show me what you've done and i'll tell what you you beieve. mr. chairman, thank you for bringing this bill to the floor today. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. petri: thank you. i yield such time as i may consume to the former chairman

John J. Jr.Duncan

3:37:15 to 3:39:50( Edit History Discussion )
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John J. Jr.Duncan

3:37:32 to 3:37:52( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: of the aviation subcommittee and colleague from tennessee, john duncan. mr. duncan: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise mainly to commend, first of all, chairman oberstar who i've always referred to as mr. aviation in this ranking member mr. my a can who

John J. Jr.Duncan

3:37:53 to 3:38:13( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: has been so kind to me -- mica who has been so kind to me but i especially want to commend my good friend, chairman ctello and ranking member petri, who have worked so hard to bring this leg bring it to the floor today. unless you've worked on legislation like this, you can't imagine all the details that have to be ironed out, all

John J. Jr.Duncan

3:38:14 to 3:38:36( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: the competing interests that have to be brought together. and i eecially want to thank them for taking into consideration the needs of our great educational institutions that have aviation programs such as middle tennessee state university in my home state of tennessee and many others.

John J. Jr.Duncan

3:38:37 to 3:38:57( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: as ranking member petri just mentioned, i had the privilege of serving for six years as chairman of the aviation subcommittee and i enjoy that very much and i think it's very important work that i had the privilege of doing then and they are working so hard on now. we have the best aviation system in the world without any question.

John J. Jr.Duncan

3:38:58 to 3:39:19( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: unfortunately, we have more people killed if in 3 1/2 months on the nation's highways that have been killed in all the u.s. aviation accidents combined since the wright brothers' flight in 1903. it's an amazing record. but you can never rest on your lulls and you should always be trying to make things better. we have the best airlines and we

John J. Jr.Duncan

3:39:20 to 3:39:40( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: have the best pilots but everybody should always be trying to improve and get better and certainly when we're faced with the tragedy of a major crash such as we have heard mentioned sever times here already today, it's a terrible thing, especially for those who have been killed and their families and we all need to do everything we can and we

John J. Jr.Duncan

3:39:41 to 3:39:50( Edit History Discussion )

John J. Jr.Duncan: certainly try to deverything we can to make our aviation system even safer and so i'm pleased to be associated with

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