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Senate Proceeding on Jul 23rd, 2009 :: 9:29:30 to 9:31:20
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Johnny Isakson

9:29:27 to 9:29:48( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: unwise erosion of the bury amendment at this time. and that would be my answer. thank you. the presiding officer: the se mr. isakson: let me make this comment, if i can. the barry buy america amendment is on target. the reason for wvers is when

Johnny Isakson

9:29:30 to 9:31:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Johnny Isakson

Johnny Isakson

9:29:49 to 9:30:11( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: we find that there is no domestic product equal to or better than a product that has component overseas, in the interest of our men and women in the military, we give the waiver so it doesn't keep us -- so that we didn't prohibit ourselves from having the best material possible. if an american domestic manufacturer produces an alternative fiber or fabric

Johnny Isakson

9:30:12 to 9:30:32( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: which meets or e exceeds the rayon that's now being used, waiver will no longer apply because it will be a domestically-produced united states product that is superior or equal to that particular product of rayon. so i would respect ifully submit to the gentleman from virginia and south carolina that the argument that there is a prohibition -- that this would

Johnny Isakson

9:30:33 to 9:30:53( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: keep people from making an investment in r&d to do something better is the reverse. it actually will accelerate the need for them to make the r&d investment to try and produce something better in the united states, if they can. and one last point: the united states military did 24 different evaluations after

Johnny Isakson

9:30:54 to 9:31:14( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: the initial move into iraq. we had so many burn injuries, and it determined this fabric has to be the best for our men and women aviator, men and women in the marine corps, men and women in the army and combat and it has performed well in ask and iraq ever since. so i would submit the r&d argument has actually sell railted with the extension of

Johnny Isakson

9:31:15 to 9:31:24( Edit History Discussion )

Johnny Isakson: the waiver and the proof of the product isn the pudding we've seen in the safety our troops and men and women in harm's way.

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