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House Proceeding 12-15-09 on Dec 15th, 2009 :: 0:36:05 to 0:38:15
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Cliff Stearns

0:36:01 to 0:36:21( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: i look forward to the passage of importantly, so do millions o our constituents across the country. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman fromlorida. mr. stearns: mr. speaker, i yield such time as i may consume.

Cliff Stearns

0:36:05 to 0:38:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Cliff Stearns

Cliff Stearns

0:36:22 to 0:36:42( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: the speaker pro tempore: th gentleman is recognized. mr. stearns: let me just perhaps move a little forward. the gentlelady from california well, why does congress need to that has been brought before me before. and i would say -- and this is the compliment to the gentlelady from california, what she did with her bill, a bill originally directed the f.c. to write its own rules.

Cliff Stearns

0:36:43 to 0:37:04( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: but she reached out to industry and engaged them, which is a commendation for her, and asked them, well, how can we solve this? for those people that says, why can't industry solve this? she was an impetus to do this. now industry developed a subgroup. the subgroup came up with the technology to be able to solve the problem.

Cliff Stearns

0:37:05 to 0:37:27( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: and now she's saying basically, let industry solve the problem and let the f.c.c. adopt what they've come up with. another thing that i think came through the process, which is also, i think, a compliment to her that she was willing to realize that some of the industry, some of the smaller companies might have a financial problem with this. so she was willing to change the bill to allow this -- i'll

Cliff Stearns

0:37:28 to 0:37:49( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: call it a safety valve -- for those small companies that petition the f.c.c. to get a delay so that they have one year and possibly another year. so i think what this bill shows to those people that say why can't you let industry solve it, i think the simple fact that she engaged and developed a subgroup working with industry as she did, works it

Cliff Stearns

0:37:50 to 0:38:10( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: in a way that solving their own problem but they also realize after all these years, going back to the 1960's, these complaints, something's got to be done. and i think many of us nth last weekend -- last weekend watching football games can remember that time where we have to get up and turn it off. that's fine. turn it off.

Cliff Stearns

0:38:11 to 0:38:15( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: but it's constantly an irritant when you do it. we have all these bowl games coming up.

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