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Senate Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 6:29:30 to 6:34:05
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John McCain

6:29:29 to 6:29:50( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: i would suggest tha we call a question on this amendment. mr. mccain: mr. president, let me say i rely, i rise reluctant opposition to the amendment by my friend in north carolina. he and the junior senator from north

John McCain

6:29:30 to 6:34:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John McCain

John McCain

6:29:51 to 6:30:11( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: carolina, argued passionately and in some degree in the markup of this legislation. i think it's they're reacting to local concerns and perhaps even the fact that perhaps the department of the

John McCain

6:30:12 to 6:30:32( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: navy has not approached some of the communities in a way that would gain the cooperation of these communities. i agree also with senator burr that the people carolina are among the most patrio but the facts are facts. that is, the navy needs a field to train carrier pilots

John McCain

6:30:33 to 6:30:53( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: stationed on the within t range of both naval air station oceana and the marine corps air point, north carolina. the navy needs the field to train pilots, a field to train pilots in order for us to is the to have

John McCain

6:30:54 to 6:31:16( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: the best qualified pilots in the world. part of that traing is to learn landing on aircraft carriers, amongst other type of training. now, again, a lot communities in north carolina and virginia have expressed concern about the noise, about the hours, about the impact it

John McCain

6:31:17 to 6:31:38( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: will have on their communities. during the amendment by the senator from virginia, senator webb, that basically requires the navy to do extensive consultation with the local communities, to consider local assistance to the local communities in case there is substantial economic impacts

John McCain

6:31:39 to 6:32:00( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: and to do everything they can to reach an agreement with the local communities as they go through this now, madam president, i can't change the map is that two of our major air stations, one at oceana, the

John McCain

6:32:01 to 6:32:22( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: other at cherry point, is where our pilots and our air wings are stationed. stationed. they have to have the ability to train and they have to train someplace within reasonable range so i really believe that after spi the committee that the senator from virginia came up with a

John McCain

6:32:23 to 6:32:44( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: very excellent amendment that basically requires a lot more participation in the local communities, a lot mor consideration and consult takes consult dispaition even some economic assistance to the local communities if necessary. no one likes to be awak awakened at

John McCain

6:32:45 to 6:33:07( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning by jet engines. i understand that. but i hope all of our colleagues understand, on the entire east coast because of population and because of the location of the two major bases, cherrypoint and oceana, we don't have much choice but than to look in the states of virginia and north

John McCain

6:33:08 to 6:33:28( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: carolina and we cannot time, that requirement be overridden forever. we can try to accommodate. we can try to understand. we can try to do whatever is necessary to ease the burden. but the fact is our pilots to train. so i appreciate the fact that both senators from north carolina are eloquently stating

John McCain

6:33:29 to 6:33:51( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: the concerns their communities have in their state would may be unconsideration for the location of an airfield just as the senator from virginia was concerned but the senator virginia, i think, in his amendment, laid out some parameters lead to a fair process that will

John McCain

6:33:52 to 6:34:05( Edit History Discussion )

John McCain: take into consideration the very understandable concerns of the local communities. so with rel concern for the ability of our navy and marine corps pilots to train and be adequately prepared

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