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House Proceeding 10-22-09 on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 1:37:20 to 1:40:15
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Elijah E. Cummings

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

Elijah E. Cummings: chairman oberstar and the c.b.o. to provide the service with authority to improve housing and with that i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland rise? mr. cummings: i claim the time in opposition although i'm not opposed. the chair: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for five minutes.

Elijah E. Cummings

1:37:20 to 1:40:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Elijah E. Cummings

Elijah E. Cummings

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

Elijah E. Cummings: mr. cummings: thank you very much. i rise today in strong support of the amendment offered by the gentleman from new jersey, mr. lobiondo, the ranking member of the subcommittee on the coast guard and maritime transportation and mr. coble, a distinguished member of the subcommittee and a former member of the united states coast guard. this amendment would require the coast guard to conduct a study of its family housing units, including acquiring the

Elijah E. Cummings

1:38:00 to 1:38:20( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: development of a comprehensive inventory of such units and their physical condition. the study should also recommend legislative changes that could expand the availability of housing units. the state of the housing stock

Elijah E. Cummings

1:38:21 to 1:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: at some coast guard units is frankly appalling and this is certainly the quality of life issue which is most often raised to the subcommittee by the coast guard members and their defendants and i want to thank mr. lobiondo for his concern about it and we have talked about it many times d it is one of my major concerns and that of our subcommittee. the amendment offered by the gentleman would help us begin to understand the true extent of the coast guard's needs for

Elijah E. Cummings

1:38:42 to 1:39:04( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: family housing. as well as the depths that we could take to ensure that the need is met and given that the budgetary issues that seem to be impeding the development of new housing. this amendment would also support several other initiatives and authorize the coast guard to award the coast

Elijah E. Cummings

1:39:05 to 1:39:25( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: guard cross and the silver star medal in recognition of heroic actions in service to our nation. these are all initiatives that i strongly support and i applaud the leadership of our ranking member, mr. lob beyondow, and mr. coble. let -- mr. lobiondo, and mr. coble. it's one thing for us to say we want our coast guard men and women to go out and do a good

Elijah E. Cummings

1:39:26 to 1:39:46( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: job but at the same time we must be concerned about their housing, whether they -- where they live, where they raise their children, where they take care of their families. it's so very, very important. while we talk about how much we honor them and applaud them, if we say that in one breath and the next breath do not do the things like this to help them

Elijah E. Cummings

1:39:47 to 1:40:08( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: live the very best lives that they can, that's something that's simply wrong with the colleague and i urge the adoption of the amendment and with that i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. lobiondo: i yield back the balance of my time and move the

Elijah E. Cummings

1:40:09 to 1:40:16( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new jersey. those in favor say aye.

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