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House Proceeding 11-06-09 on Nov 6th, 2009 :: 0:31:25 to 0:34:10
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Alcee L. Hastings

0:31:07 to 0:31:29( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the clerk: amendment number 3 printed in part b of report number 111-327, offered by mr. hastings of florida. the chair: pursuant to resolution 885, the gentleman from florida, mr. hastings, and a member opposed each will co minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i'll be brief.

Alcee L. Hastings

0:31:25 to 0:34:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Alcee L. Hastings

Alcee L. Hastings

0:31:30 to 0:31:52( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: i once again thank chairman bennie t th vital legislation and i thank him for supporting this amendment. as vice chair of the house permanent select commee on intelligence -- committee on intelligence, i commend the recognition of the potential risks associated with our chemical manufacturing and water treatment infrastructure. securing these industries is

Alcee L. Hastings

0:31:53 to 0:32:13( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: vital not only to america's economic viability, it is essential to e human security of surrounding communities. my amendment will strengthen the office of chemical facility security created by a specific point of contact for interagency coordination with

Alcee L. Hastings

0:32:14 to 0:32:35( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: the environmental protection agency and other agencies. this amendment also requires the secretary to proactively inform state emergency response commissions and local emergency planning committees about activities related to plementation of the act so that they may update their

Alcee L. Hastings

0:32:36 to 0:32:56( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: emergency planning and traing procedures. i know the chairman thompson would agree with the fact that many facilities that will be designated with significant risk through the implementation of this legislation lie in communities of significant economic need and vulnerability

Alcee L. Hastings

0:32:57 to 0:33:21( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: to chemical and contaminant exposure. for th reason many of such areas are characterized as environmental justice communities. it is necessary that these communities be better empowered to strategically plan for potential chemical releases and security risks. the fact is the incidence are

Alcee L. Hastings

0:33:25 to 0:33:45( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: like the 1984 from a facility in india continued to happen throughout the united states on a smaller scale. until we release regulations and take aggressive steps to vulnerable environmental justice communities, they will be at even greater risk for acts of

Alcee L. Hastings

0:33:46 to 0:34:06( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: terror. also the amendment designates a specific point of contact for interagency coordination to ensure greater transparency when it comes to our oversight responsibilities as members of congress. this adjustment will ensure that all agencies legislation will cooperate as

Alcee L. Hastings

0:34:07 to 0:34:10( Edit History Discussion )

Alcee L. Hastings: closely as possible. i appreciate the opportunity to

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