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House Proceeding 10-22-09 on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 0:56:40 to 0:59:10
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Corrine Brown

0:56:19 to 0:56:40( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: process, only two members were -- amendments were offered and both were adopted by voice vote. the working relationship between chai member mica is well known because they work together and that is what we're trying to do today. today's rule is structured the way it is so to continue the tradition of working issues out

Corrine Brown

0:56:40 to 0:59:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Corrine Brown

Corrine Brown

0:56:41 to 0:57:01( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: befor nature. with that i would like to yield three minutes to my friend, the gentlewoman from florida, ms. brown. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida, ms. brown, is recognized for three minutes. ms. brown: thank you, mr. chairman. mr. speaker.

Corrine Brown

0:57:02 to 0:57:24( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: i want to start off by thanking chairman oberstar and ranking member mica for all of their hard work on this bill. we've given the coast guard so much responsibility and they have been up to every challenge. the coast guard has been protecting our shores for more than 200 years and have done an outstanding job. the coast guard was the first

Corrine Brown

0:57:25 to 0:57:45( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: agency to react to the terrorist attack on september 11 and was the only agency in the bush administration to actually do their job during the evacuation and disaster of hurricane katrina. to date we need to give them the resources they need to complete their new expanding mission. as a member from the state of

Corrine Brown

0:57:46 to 0:58:06( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: florida which have 14 ports and numerous cruise lines, i have particular interest in the cruise industry. the cruise industry is an important economic engine in the state of florida. florida ranks first in the nation for cruise industry expenditures with over $6 billion in direct spending, accounting for 33% of the total

Corrine Brown

0:58:07 to 0:58:27( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: industry direct spending. cruise industries generate more than 127,000 jobs and wages totaling over $5 billion in income to floridian -- floridian workers. five cruise ports in 2007.

Corrine Brown

0:58:28 to 0:58:48( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: before coming to congress, i owned three travel agencies and i can tell that you cruises are one of the most cost effective, safe and enjoyable vacations one can take. in fath, i just recently sent my the cruise industry is highly regulated by the state, the federal government and international laws. they ensure that their

Corrine Brown

0:58:49 to 0:59:09( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: passengers are safe and have a sound security record. it is apparent from the f.b.i. statistics that crime against u.s. passengers on cruise ships are rare. cruise is one of the most popular vacation options because it is a safe record and high quality of service provided onboar board.

Corrine Brown

0:59:10 to 0:59:11( Edit History Discussion )

Corrine Brown: i look forward to working with

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