Providing for Consideration of Senate Amendments to H.R. 3547, Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Actby Representative Frank D. Lucas
Posted on 2014-01-15
LUCAS. Will the gentleman yield?
Mr. BISHOP of Utah. I yield to the gentleman from Oklahoma.
Mr. LUCAS. Yes, Mr. Calvert, I do. I have already had a conversation with Chairwoman Stabenow, who is a strong supporter of PILT funding, as well as Chairman Hastings of the House Natural Resources Committee, whose committee oversees the program. I also have the backing of House Republican leadership.
I can assure you both that it is my intention to provide funding for PILT in the final conference committee agreement on the farm bill. I am very much aware of the importance of this program for rural communities across America in providing funding for necessary functions like police, education, and infrastructure.
Thank you for this opportunity to discuss this important issue, and I look forward to working with you on this in the very near future.