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House Proceeding 11-13-07 on Nov 13th, 2007 :: 2:19:06 to 2:26:02
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Jim Costa

2:18:49 to 2:19:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Costa: staff, as well as dave mccarthy and jerry corey from the minority staff, jim bradley from my staff for their hard workle with. mr. speaker, this is good legislation, and i urge all members

Edward J. Markey

2:19:06 to 2:19:26( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: to support its passage, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will now recognize the gentleman from michigan, mr. upton. mr. upton: thank you, mr. speaker.

Edward J. Markey

2:19:06 to 2:26:02( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edward J. Markey

Edward J. Markey

2:19:26 to 2:19:41( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: at this point i would yield two minutes to the gentleman from tennessee, mr. wamp. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. wa mp: i thank the speaker and i

Edward J. Markey

2:19:41 to 2:19:57( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: thank the gentleman for yielding. i want to rise to raise some concerns, because i think this is a case where clearly these motives of this legislation are meritorious, worthy. but at the

Edward J. Markey

2:19:57 to 2:20:13( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: commerce committee when this bill was reported out, some concerns were raised. and i want to reraise those concerns on the floor of the house today, because i think everything that's been said

Edward J. Markey

2:20:13 to 2:20:25( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: is accurate, but i think the likely place that this mercury is going to come to my district, oak ridge, tennessee. everything within d.o.e. and the national nuclear security administration

Edward J. Markey

2:20:25 to 2:20:40( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: expects this mercury to go to the complex. we are in the middle of modernization. sweeping modernization. new facilities because we are the fort knox for highly enriched uranium for our country.

Edward J. Markey

2:20:40 to 2:21:00( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: and we have basically received a mandate from the congress to more properly secure this material. we've got a new design basis threat. we have now security -- we have new security challenges.

Edward J. Markey

2:21:00 to 2:21:15( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: this is about a $42 million price tag. i understand there are ways to pay for it, but it's going to go somewhere. and when you push on one side of the balloon oupops the other. we just want

Edward J. Markey

2:21:15 to 2:21:31( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: to raise the concern because probably no place in america wants to be the place that this mercury comes to. you've raise the concerns about mercury. we can safely store it and we do. we've

Edward J. Markey

2:21:31 to 2:21:47( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: got an excellent record and reputation, but we want to make sure that this is done properly, and i'm not going to speak in opposition to the legislation because i think that the merits of the legislation

Edward J. Markey

2:21:47 to 2:22:03( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: are justified. but i'm raising these concerns because we need to address this. the administration has issued a sap, statement of administration policy today against this bill. so we need to

Edward J. Markey

2:22:03 to 2:22:20( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: solve the problems going forward. with that i applaud your efforts, the work that you've done, raised the concerns because we're probably going to oi end up with this stuff. i thank you for your work.

Edward J. Markey

2:22:20 to 2:22:33( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: with that i am not going to object but raise these concerns and yield back. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman -- the chair will now recognize the gentleman from maryland,

Edward J. Markey

2:22:33 to 2:22:46( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: . wynn. mr. wynn: thank you, mr. speaker. i would yield myself a minute to acknowledge the concerns that have been expressed. we are certainly sensitive to them. the speaker pro tempore: the

Edward J. Markey

2:22:46 to 2:22:58( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: gentleman is recognized. mr. wynn: i'm sorry, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. wynn: as i was saying, mr. speaker, i only wted to indicate that we are

Edward J. Markey

2:22:58 to 2:23:11( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: sensitive to the concerns that have been raised, but i do want to clarify that the bill does not specify any particular location, and d.o.e. would be in position to take into consideration any

Edward J. Markey

2:23:11 to 2:23:24( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: concerns with regard to where the mercury is ulmately stored. but the point is we do need to make sure that we do not continue exporting this mercury, which then comes back to our own shores.

Edward J. Markey

2:23:24 to 2:23:40( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: i have no further speakers, i don't believe. i would conclude by saying that i would like to thank mr. allen, again, for his leadership, thank our committee chairman, mr. dingell, as well as our ranking

Edward J. Markey

2:23:40 to 2:23:55( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: member, mr. barton. i'd like to thank mr. upton for his kind words in support of this bipartisan legislation. i'd like to recognize the contribution of mr. shimkus in working with us, and also

Edward J. Markey

2:23:55 to 2:24:12( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: the role of the stake holders in bringing together a bipartisan bill that works across the spectrum, both the environmental community and the business community, to give us a bill i think

Edward J. Markey

2:24:12 to 2:24:29( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: we can all be proud of. with no further speakers, i would yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland has closed. mr. upton: i yield back my time as

Edward J. Markey

2:24:29 to 2:24:48( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: well. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan yields back his time as well. the question before the house is will we suspend the rules on -- to pass h.r. 1534 as amended. those

Edward J. Markey

2:24:48 to 2:25:00( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider

Edward J. Markey

2:25:00 to 2:25:19( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: is laid upon the table. without objection, the title is amended. for what purpose does the ur gentleman from massachusetts, mr. markey, rise? mark mark mr. speaker, i ask that the house suspend

Edward J. Markey

2:25:19 to 2:25:40( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3403 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3403, a bill to facilitate the rapid deployment of

Edward J. Markey

2:25:40 to 2:25:50( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: i.p.-enabled and 9 1 and a e-91 services, encouraging the nation's transition to a national i.p.-enabled network and to improve 911 and e-911 access to those with disabilities. the speaker

Edward J. Markey

2:25:50 to 2:26:02( Edit History Discussion )

Edward J. Markey: pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. markey, and the gentleman from michigan, mr. upton, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from

Fred Upton

2:26:02 to 2:26:42( Edit History Discussion )

Fred Upton: massachusetts. mr. markey: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, h.r. 3403, introduced by representative gordon, ensures that a consumer calling 911

Fred Upton

2:26:02 to 2:28:47( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Fred Upton

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