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House Proceeding on Oct 23rd, 2009 :: 0:42:55 to 0:44:55
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Elijah E. Cummings

0:42:51 to 0:43:11( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: this amendment does just that by clarifying the coast guard's homend security missions. i commend to all my colleagues this commonsense amendment, and i urge its support. and with that i reserve the balance of my time. reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. lobiondo: mr. chairman, we accept t amendment and i yield back the

Elijah E. Cummings

0:42:55 to 0:44:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Elijah E. Cummings

0:43:12 to 0:43:32( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back his time. the gentleman from virginia. mr. cummings: will the gentleman yield? mr. nye: i yield. mr. cummings: mr. chairman, i rise to support the amendment offered by the gentleman from virginia, mr. nye. it's an outstanding amendment. this amendment states that none of the pvisions relating to marine safety including in h.r. 3619 would impair the thority of the coast guard to carry out

Elijah E. Cummings

0:43:33 to 0:43:54( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: its homeland security missions. i support its amendment and its intention and urge its adoption. that said, the transportation committee and the coast guard subcommittee has examined the coast guard's performance of its marine safety mission in great detail. it has significant concerns that the inexperienced and unqualified individuals in many

Elijah E. Cummings

0:43:55 to 0:44:15( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: instances to conduct casualty investigations, other marine safety functions. the shortcomings in the program have been well documented by the department of homeland se retired coast guard vice admiral james mccard and by the committee's only examination in san francisco. and certainly the provisions of

Elijah E. Cummings

0:44:16 to 0:44:37( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: this amendment would be extremely helpful in making -- helping us -- again, helping the coast guard be most effective and efficient in its efforts. and it can only improve the bill andn already great organization. with that i yield back to the gentlema

Elijah E. Cummings

0:44:38 to 0:44:56( Edit History Discussion )

Elijah E. Cummings: the chair: the gentleman from virginia. mr. nye: i thank the chairman. i thank the ch committee and the subcommittee for support and with that i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from virginia. those in favor say aye. those opposed,

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