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House Proceeding 11-18-09 on Nov 18th, 2009 :: 0:16:15 to 0:18:15
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Judy Biggert

0:16:11 to 0:16:32( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: vital resources to our nation's firefighters during these tough -- firefighters. during these tough economic times, this is crucial to our public safety. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from tennessee reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from nebraska. mr. smith: yes, mr. chairman, i would like to yield two to the gentlelady from illinois, mrs. biggert. the chair: the gentleman from

Judy Biggert

0:16:15 to 0:18:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Judy Biggert

Judy Biggert

0:16:54 to 0:17:16( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: departments across the country. whether it's a fire, a vehicle crash, dangerous bill or even a terrorist attack, our firefighters, men and wome their lives on the line in almost every emergency situation they come across. the least we can do is to ensure that they have the equipment needed to do their jobs without exposing themselves to unnecessary risks.

Judy Biggert

0:17:17 to 0:17:37( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: today we have the opportunity to improve two fire grant programs. the assistance of firefighters grant program which provides the department's access to proper training and equipment and the safer program that helps fire departments hire new firefighters. no time is more important than now to re-authorize the fire grant programs.

Judy Biggert

0:17:38 to 0:17:58( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: it should be no surprise when i say that the economic downturn that has adversely affected everyone has also hit our fire departments hd. with local tax revenue on a steady decline, fire stations across the country and at home in illinois are feeling far greater pressure to do more with less.

Judy Biggert

0:17:59 to 0:18:16( Edit History Discussion )

Judy Biggert: h.r. 3791 will help our front line responders meet their basic fire fighting andmental medical responsibilities with additional resources for staffing, training and equipment. in passing this important legislation today, we improve the safety of our communities and that of the men and women who keep us safe.

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