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House Proceeding on Dec 2nd, 2009 :: 1:36:00 to 1:40:35
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Brad Ellsworth

1:35:57 to 1:36:17( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: is recognized. ms. waters: i yield the balance of the from indiana, the author of this bill, representative ellsworth. mr. ellsworth: i thank the gentlelady. madam speaker, i rise in support of c.j.'s home protection act of 2009. legislation which would require a weather radio to be installed

Brad Ellsworth

1:36:00 to 1:40:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brad Ellsworth

Brad Ellsworth

1:36:18 to 1:36:38( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: in all manufactured homes built that are sold in this country. it's a continuation of an effort that we started back in 2007. the house passed this bill by voice vote. and i hope itill receive broad support today. at 2:00 a.m. on the morning of november 6 of 2005, af-3 tornado touched down in my strict in southwest indiana. the tornado hit a manufactured

Brad Ellsworth

1:36:39 to 1:36:59( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: housing community after most people had gone to sleep and it tragically took 25 lives, hoosier lives, in warren and vandenburg county. c.j., a loving and playful 2-year-old boy, was one of the victims that night. c.j. and 24 other victims, including his grandmother and

Brad Ellsworth

1:37:00 to 1:37:20( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: great grandmother are the reason why i'm here today. his picture is a reminder of the heartbreaking loss that severe weather can bring to families and communities throughout this country. all too frequently, this loss comes with little ono warning. madam speaker, i was the sheriff of the county back in 2005, and my department oversaw the recovery effort in the

Brad Ellsworth

1:37:21 to 1:37:42( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: aftermath of this horrendous storm. the horror and devastation the storm left behind is something i will remember the rest of my life. that is why this bill is so important to me and many others. while c.j. is the inspiration of this important public safety legislation, kathryn martin, c.j.'s mother, is the leader in the effort. kathryn channeled her pain and

Brad Ellsworth

1:37:43 to 1:38:03( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: suffering toward an effort to pass similar legislation in the state of indiana. kathryn would not be denied. she was successful in getting the awareness she raised about weather radios, the people in my hometown of ev indiana, have the most weather radios in households per capita in the united states. when i first met kathryn i promised her if i ever came to

Brad Ellsworth

1:38:04 to 1:38:24( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: congress i would introduce federal legislation to do the same thing that she w trying to push in our state. the bill before us today is a fulfillment of that promise. c.j.'s home protection act amends the federal manufactured home and safety standard to require that each manufactured delivered for sale shall be supplied with a weather radio

Brad Ellsworth

1:38:25 to 1:38:45( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: inside the manufactured home. one might question that when not every area of the country endures the same dangerous tornado season why should this be a national standard? while it's true that some regions encounter more tornadoes than others and extreme weather exists everywhere, a tornado took c.j.'s life, but for another child living in

Brad Ellsworth

1:38:46 to 1:39:08( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: could be a wildfire or mudslide. for a child living in texas, it could be a flashflood. also, it should be added that noaa weather radios are used to put out amber alerts. it must be capable of broadcasting emergency information related to local weather information and specific alert coding and comply with the consumer

Brad Ellsworth

1:39:09 to 1:39:29( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: electric association standard for pubc receivers. like a smoke detectors, these families with a warning they need to take action and protect themselves when severe weather strikes. this bill is about improving public safety, plain and simple. it's not about demonizing the manufactured housing industry. kathryn and john martin and other residents in this

Brad Ellsworth

1:39:30 to 1:39:50( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: co and the manufactured house provides affordable, high-quality homes for thousands of american families. i'm a strong supporter of manufactured housing. i see this legislation as adding one more feature to enhance the safety features of these structures. before i conclude my remarks, madam speaker, i'd like to thank chairman barney frank and

Brad Ellsworth

1:39:51 to 1:40:11( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: his staff at the financial services committee for their efforts in bringing this legislation forward. this bill would not be where it is today without the ranking member spencer bachus. he's been a vocal advocate for this cause since the very beginning. thank you very much. i'd also like to thank congressman dennis moore, congresswoman kay granger and their support as original

Brad Ellsworth

1:40:12 to 1:40:32( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: co-sponsors. and finally, i'd like to thank my good friend from indiana, congressman joe donnelly, who was helpful throughout the entire process. i urge my colleagues to pass this important public safety legislation. the cost of a noaa mere $30 madam speaker, i yield back the

Brad Ellsworth

1:40:33 to 1:40:36( Edit History Discussion )

Brad Ellsworth: balance of my time. the speaker pro tem the gentlewoman reserve her

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