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Senate Proceeding on Apr 28th, 2008 :: 3:07:58 to 3:14:19
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John Rockefeller

2:55:26 to 3:07:58( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Rockefeller

John Rockefeller

3:07:45 to 3:07:58( Edit History Discussion )

John Rockefeller: aviation and modernization act of 2008. i thank the presiding officer and yield the floor. mr. grassley: madam president? the presiding officer: the distinguished senator from iowa. a senator: madam president?

Chuck Grassley

3:07:58 to 3:08:14( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: mr. grassley: i have a unanimous consent request for -- that michael engle, a detailee of the commerce committee from the federal communications commission, john hannigan, a detailee to the commerce committee

Chuck Grassley

3:07:58 to 3:14:19( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chuck Grassley

Chuck Grassley

3:08:14 to 3:08:25( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: from f.a.a., pamela freedman, a detailee from commerce committee from safety -- transportation safety administration, a detailee to the commerce committee from the coast guard, and charlotte hikey,

Chuck Grassley

3:08:25 to 3:08:36( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: a fellow from the commerce committee from the sea grant fellowship be -- floof privileges on this bill. the presiding officer: without objection. a senator: madam president, could i ask the distinguished

Chuck Grassley

3:08:36 to 3:08:46( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: senator how long his presentation is? mr. grassley: like i told you, i have to be up snares five minutes. mrs. hutchison: thank you. madam president, i ask unanimous consent that i be recognized

Chuck Grassley

3:08:46 to 3:08:59( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: immediately following the senator from iowa. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. grassley: transportation is an important part of the american economy. it is vital to all rural and urban

Chuck Grassley

3:08:59 to 3:09:12( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: communities that people are able to travel in a timely, safe and cost-efficient manner e. whether it is the businesswoman traveling -- manner. whether it is the businesswoman travel to meet her clients

Chuck Grassley

3:09:12 to 3:09:26( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: or visit her company's plants, the tourist who wants to experience the beauty and uniqueness of our country, or even grandparents visiting their grandchildren -- all of these it's very important to have

Chuck Grassley

3:09:26 to 3:09:39( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: efficient, affordable and safe travel. in fact, it's an imperative. for several years, we have been working on reauthorizing the aviation bill. while this process is not -- has not always been easy, i am

Chuck Grassley

3:09:39 to 3:09:58( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: pleased that we reached a bipartisan agreement and have a good bill before the senate. all of us have a vested interest in ensuring a stable, dependable dependable, and predictable revenue flow to

Chuck Grassley

3:09:58 to 3:10:13( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: the airport and airway trust fund. aviation has, in fact, changed a great deal since the last time that congress considered aviation legislation. this bill reshapes our system to better reflect today's

Chuck Grassley

3:10:13 to 3:10:29( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: realities realities. it provides more funding to further modernize our air traffic control systems, our airports, and the facilities connected with those airports. it also provides for more efficient

Chuck Grassley

3:10:29 to 3:10:46( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: and safe travel to reduce delays and ease congestion in our skies. while the united states has one of the best records for aviation safety, we need to continue to do better. we are back to theevel

Chuck Grassley

3:10:46 to 3:11:05( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: of air traffic that we saw before 9/11 and we will likely see these numbers grow and grow tremendously. in light of these capacity issues and the 1950's equipment being used to manage our skies, our nation

Chuck Grassley

3:11:05 to 3:11:22( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: needs to move as quickly and prudently towards the next generation and that's a term that we use for the new air traffic control systems, next generation. this bill provides more funding towards next generation.

Chuck Grassley

3:11:22 to 3:11:37( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: now is the right time to replace the old radar technology that realtime g.p.s. technology -- with realtime g.p.s. technology. the average people deserve our investment in this new system. this bill also

Chuck Grassley

3:11:37 to 3:11:54( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: takes an honest look at the diversity of our airport system. it structures funding for the safety and fairness of every airport in america. rural states like iowa have many communities that rely

Chuck Grassley

3:11:54 to 3:12:07( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: on our elaborate air transportation system. people who live near00 airports have the opportunity to take advantage of air travel somewhat efficiently and at reasonable price. however, those in rural areas

Chuck Grassley

3:12:07 to 3:12:18( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: have morally difficulty. this challenge has -- have more difficulty. this chal has become even more addition challenge has become even more difficult after - challenge has been more difficult after 9/11

Chuck Grassley

3:12:18 to 3:12:33( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: when more carriers were reduced to one flight with less flights. commercial carriers only fly into approximately 500 airports, although that is a business choice and there are other airports that they

Chuck Grassley

3:12:33 to 3:12:49( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: could serve. it is more expensive to do business in rural america. this bill will continue the vital programs that our rural communities rely on toeep competitive in the worldwide marketplace. over the

Chuck Grassley

3:12:49 to 3:13:06( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: past decade, there's a new system that's been developed in aviation industry. traditionally the focus has been on just two main categories: commercial aviation and private airplanes for individual or corporate

Chuck Grassley

3:13:06 to 3:13:20( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: use. today we have a growing new class of business aviation which includes a new dynamic of fractional jet ownership. the new business class is anticipated to grow at a faster rate than other segments.

Chuck Grassley

3:13:20 to 3:13:36( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: this new system is providing valuable opportunity for business to enhance efficiencies and product activities and is also a potential way for rural areas to have more transportation opportunities. while

Chuck Grassley

3:13:36 to 3:13:52( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: business aviation is good for and may be a saving grace for struggling rural economies, the growth of business aviation is creating more stress on our traffic system. this bill provides more equity by

Chuck Grassley

3:13:52 to 3:14:08( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: having the business sector contribute more to the funding of our aviation system. this not only addresses the important aviation policy, it also provides the needed funding for congress to meet

Chuck Grassley

3:14:08 to 3:14:19( Edit History Discussion )

Chuck Grassley: the funding commitments made in the 2005 highway bill. and i'm going to go on and explain that in -- by -- in closing the -- by enclosing the rest of my statement in the record. because the most important

Kay Hutchison

3:14:19 to 3:14:46( Edit History Discussion )

Kay Hutchison: thing about this debate is not highways but that we're keeping our commitment to highways made in the bill of four years ago. but it's mostly important about modernizing our air transportation system.

Kay Hutchison

3:14:19 to 3:21:38( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Kay Hutchison

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