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House Proceeding on Dec 6th, 2006 :: 3:16:30 to 3:19:13
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Sherwood Boehlert

3:12:22 to 3:16:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sherwood Boehlert

Sherwood Boehlert

3:16:20 to 3:16:30( Edit History Discussion )

Sherwood Boehlert: the world. it is of utmost importance that we pass this bill to establish a tsunami forecast and warning system for the united states. aid other countries in doing the same. and educate the

Steven C. LaTourette

3:16:30 to 3:16:44( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: public to understand and heed the warnings. i want to once again emphasize, this bill will save lives. i urge my colleagues to join me in strong support of h.r. 1674, as amended. and i yield back

Steven C. LaTourette

3:16:30 to 3:19:13( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steven C. LaTourette

Steven C. LaTourette

3:16:44 to 3:16:59( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: the remainder of my time the speaker pro tempore: gentleman from oregon. mr. wu: i'm pleased to yield three minutes to my colleague from washington state, mr. inslee the speaker pro

Steven C. LaTourette

3:16:59 to 3:17:09( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized for three minutes. mr. inslee: revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. inslee: thank you, mr. speaker.

Steven C. LaTourette

3:17:09 to 3:17:25( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: today, we will be taking action so that the america's shore lines do not suffer the same fate as indonesia's on december 26, 2004. and i'm very pleased that this this prolonged effort has arrived

Steven C. LaTourette

3:17:25 to 3:17:37( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: today where congress is going to take measures to give americans a warning and an ability to avoid damage from a tsunami before the big tsunami hits. we are in danger and threatened on our

Steven C. LaTourette

3:17:37 to 3:17:49( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: coastlines in washington. i just first allude to the pacific. we're right off the coastline of washington and oregon what's called the cascadia zone. this is a twin sister of the fault

Steven C. LaTourette

3:17:49 to 3:17:59( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: in indonesia. it's almost identical that cost hundreds of thousands of lives. we are in the bull's eye of a potential tsunami. in fact, what happened on february 26, 1700 off the coastline of

Steven C. LaTourette

3:17:59 to 3:18:13( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: washington and sent what could have been 50-foot waves onto the coastline. we need to do a better job. the good news is we have great technology to deal with this issue. we have these detection

Steven C. LaTourette

3:18:13 to 3:18:25( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: buoys that uses a product by a company in my state. these are anchored off the coastline and they have a little sensor that is in the bottom of the ocean that can measure the difference of one-tenth

Steven C. LaTourette

3:18:25 to 3:18:38( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: of an inch of deep water. this is incredible technology. this radio changes in the average depth of the ocean to a satellite, boom, in a matter of seconds. we have a system that can be generated

Steven C. LaTourette

3:18:38 to 3:18:51( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: all across our coastlines. we have 60 of these now and we need at least 20 in the pacific. for the first time, this bill will put buoys in the atlantic as well. they will use meters to measure

Steven C. LaTourette

3:18:51 to 3:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: the depth of the ocean. the second thing this bill is going to do is the critical link in the chain of warning. these buoys aren't enough. we have to warn people, educate people, to have systems

Steven C. LaTourette

3:19:01 to 3:19:13( Edit History Discussion )

Steven C. LaTourette: in place so they can evacuate the coastline. a little community in washington now has a system where they can move the whole city in 12 to 15 minutes. we need to have those systems and this bill

Danny K. Davis

3:19:13 to 3:19:27( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: is going to do that. as an additional benefit to this bill, false alarms happen as well. and when false alarms happen, we lose millions of dollars when we have false alarms. this whole system

Danny K. Davis

3:19:13 to 3:21:21( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Danny K. Davis

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