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House Proceeding 10-22-09 on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 0:18:50 to 0:21:45
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Elijah E. Cummings

0:18:46 to 0:19:06( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: so i commend chairman couplings and mr. oberstar -- cummings and mr. for their efforts. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the

Elijah E. Cummings

0:18:50 to 0:21:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Elijah E. Cummings

Elijah E. Cummings

0:19:07 to 0:19:27( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: gentleman from minnesota is recognized. observe mr. oberstar: i yield to mr. cummings. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cummings: as chairman of the subcommittee on the coast guard and maritime transportation i rise in strong support of coast guard authorizion act of h.r.

Elijah E. Cummings

0:19:28 to 0:19:50( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: 3619. i applaud the chairman for his digent woron this legislation, detailed oversight of the coast guard including his focus on ensuring that the service remains prepared to carry out all of its traditional missions and for his leadership of the committee on transportation and infrastructure.

Elijah E. Cummings

0:19:51 to 0:20:11( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: i also thank congressman mica, the ranking member of the full committee and congressman lobiondo, the ranking member of the subcommittee for their work on this legislation. i certainly thank chairman benny thompson and ranking member king from the homeland security committ with us to move this very important legislation on the

Elijah E. Cummings

0:20:12 to 0:20:33( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: floor today. this comprehensive legislation would authorize approximately $1 0 billion to fund the coast year 2010. the legislation would also increase the level of military personnel authorized to be in

Elijah E. Cummings

0:20:34 to 0:20:54( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: the service by 1,500 service members to 47,000 personnel. i have long said that the coast guard is our thin blue line at sea and that thin blue line is stretched as never before as it attempts to carry out its traditional missions while performing new homeland security

Elijah E. Cummings

0:20:55 to 0:21:17( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: responsibilities it assumed after 9/11. the increase in the services end strength that would be provided by the bill would be a first step in what must be the continued growth that will finally make the coast guard size equal to the demands our nationakes of it by incorporating a number of bills

Elijah E. Cummings

0:21:18 to 0:21:38( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: that have passed the committee on transportation and infrastructure and in some cases, the full house, this legislation will also address the most pressing issues facing oucoast guard and our nation's merchant mariners. this legislation incorporates

Elijah E. Cummings

0:21:39 to 0:21:45( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: h.r. 1665, the coast guard acquisition reform act of 2009 which passed the house on july

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