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Senate Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 9:18:55 to 9:22:00
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Johnny Isakson

9:18:51 to 9:19:11( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: now proceed to the next ite under the u.c. agreement, which would be senator isakson's amendment. the presiding officer: without objection. mr the clerk: the georgia mr. isakson proposed

Johnny Isakson

9:18:55 to 9:22:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Johnny Isakson

Johnny Isakson

9:19:12 to 9:19:32( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: amendment 1525. a senator: mr. president? the presiding officer: the senator from georgia. mr. isakson: there was a bury waiver for the purpose of making the fire-resistant uniforms the united states marines, the united

Johnny Isakson

9:19:33 to 9:19:53( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: the barry requirement is the by america requirement. meaning that you first have to buy american before you go offshore to buy a product. at the beginning of the iraq war the united states army and marines noticed immediately we had a tremendous increase because of the nature r an burn injuries. they cducted a survey and

Johnny Isakson

9:19:54 to 9:20:14( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: looked at the 24 best alternative that's they could find anywhere to make fire-resistant uniforms. they finally rayon with nylon. the environmental protection

Johnny Isakson

9:20:15 to 9:20:35( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: agency to make rayon makes it prohibitive in the united states and there is no in the united states. it is produced in austria. the bury waiver we received was to allow them to import through now and 2013, fire-resistant rayon which in the united states

Johnny Isakson

9:20:36 to 9:20:58( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: is blended for fabric, cut, sewn and shipped to the united states military. 10,000 american jobs. the rayon cannot be produced in the united states because the e.p.a. -- because of the e.p.a. requirements. the reason to request a extension and postpone the sunset in 2013 is because the military procurement in the out years is now reaching beyond

Johnny Isakson

9:20:59 to 9:21:19( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: that and with t absence of a bury waiver for those years, they would have to zero out the purchase for those uniforms, which in the people that make those uniforms would not have the certainty of the bury waiver because it would be subject to a bury waiver again, therefore, the investment they would make would be limited to the years they knew they could make the guaranteed deliveries.

Johnny Isakson

9:21:20 to 9:21:40( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: so i have offered this amendment as reason. the united states army, the marine corps, and aviators that use the military love it because it breathes. it gives them some circulaon, it has tremendous protection against burns and it has performed very satisfily and they want to continue to do it. and there is no american

Johnny Isakson

9:21:41 to 9:22:01( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: competitor that can meet or exceed it. obviously if there were, then that waiver would go away and they could people but at this time they do not so i would ask the members of the senate for the consideration on behalf of the military men and women in harm's way in afghanistan, iraq an where -- and wherever they might be for the uniform that

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