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House Proceeding 10-22-09 on Oct 22nd, 2009 :: 1:41:40 to 1:44:00
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Elijah E. Cummings

1:41:36 to 1:41:57( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: conclusion in february of 2008 that a backup system to g.p.s. is needed. i'm ry concerned about the impact this will have on the safety of our waterways and i, like many regions around this country, the g.p.s. can be found unreliability and i do not believe that some in the

Elijah E. Cummings

1:41:40 to 1:44:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Elijah E. Cummings

1:41:58 to 1:42:18( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: administration -- as some in the adnistration have suggested, that we should go back to the days of navigating. our amendment would simply require the two departments to studdy the issue of whether a backup to the g.p.s. is needed for states navigation and report the findings to con mr. chairman, i urge all members amendment and i reserve the balance of my time.

Elijah E. Cummings

1:42:19 to 1:42:40( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland rise? mr. cummings: i claim time in opposition although i am not opposed. i rise in strong support of this amendment offered by the subcommittee ranking member, mr. lobiondo, and by mr. michaud of maine. this amendment would require the coast guard together with the

Elijah E. Cummings

1:42:41 to 1:43:02( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: department of transportation and other appropriate federal agencies to study whether we need a national navigation system to supplement and to serve as a backup to the global positioning system known as g.p.s. in august, 2006, the u.s. department of transportation commissioned a study to assess whether a backup to g.p.s. was need.

Elijah E. Cummings

1:43:03 to 1:43:23( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: the study conducted by the institute for defense analysis because g.p.s. is vulnerable to local interference and even intentional jamming. the amendment offered by mr. lobiondo and mr. michaud is a thoughtful amendment intended to ensure that we continue to

Elijah E. Cummings

1:43:24 to 1:43:44( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: deepen our understanding of our nation's needs for backup navigation aid systems in the event th offline for some reason. and with that i support the amendment and i yield back. the chair: t back the balance of his time the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. lobiondo: mr. chairman, i yield back the balance of my

Elijah E. Cummings

1:43:45 to 1:44:05( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: time and move the amendment. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new jersey. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 6 printed in

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