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  • Fire-Retardant Materials Exemption Extension


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    Representative Elijah E. Cummings

    From: MD District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-25

    CUMMINGS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I was the chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee in 2008 when Congress last rejected the...



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    Representative Steve Chabot

    From: OH District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-25

    CHABOT. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in very strong support of H.R. 1961, legislation that my colleagues and I introduced to save the Delta Queen steamboat. And I want...



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    Representative John Garamendi

    From: CA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-25

    GARAMENDI. Mr. Speaker, several things. We just heard our colleague who is supporting this bill talking about American history, that this is an icon of American history. In fact, it was American history...



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    Representative Brad R. Wenstrup

    From: OH District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-25

    WENSTRUP. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 1961, which would allow America's iconic wooden paddle-wheel steamboat, the Delta Queen, to return to traveling America's rivers. For over 60 years,...



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    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-25

    DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the legislation before us. While the Delta Queen may be a historic vessel, exempting her from cruise ship fire safety law sets a terrible precedent, and...



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    Representative Ed Whitfield

    From: KY District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-25

    WHITFIELD. Mr. Speaker, I want to take this opportunity to thank those Members who have decided to revisit this very important issue. I might remind everyone that the Delta Queen received an exemption...



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    Representative Wm. Lacy Clay

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    Date: 2013-09-25

    CLAY. I thank my friend from California for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 1961. This bipartisan legislation will reinstate the historic Delta Queen's grandfathered status from...



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    Representative Thomas Massie

    From: KY District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-09-25

    MASSIE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 1961 to save a historical treasure, the Delta Queen steamboat. I grew up in Kentucky's Fourth District. We have 276 miles of the Ohio River. My...



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    Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    From: CT District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-25

    ESTY. I thank the gentleman, and I appreciate working with him and many others here in the Chamber today to address this bill. Mr. Speaker, why are we here? What would this bill do? H.R. 1961 would...



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    Representative Lois Frankel

    From: FL District 22

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-09-25

    FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to oppose H.R. 1961, which would exempt the steamboat Delta Queen from important fire safety requirements. While I appreciate the historical significance...