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  • Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013


    A picture of Representative Richard Hudson

    Representative Richard Hudson

    From: NC District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-26

    HUDSON. Mr. Speaker, unfortunately for this administration, the term ``sequestration'' has become synonymous with ``fear.'' I've been extremely disappointed that the FAA chose to close the contract...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    HOYER. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I rise in opposition to this piece of legislation. The Editorial Board of USA Today was scathing yesterday in its assessment of where the blame for this...



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    Representative Tom Reed

    From: NY District 23

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-26

    REED. I would like to thank the gentleman from Iowa for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the underlying bill. Before I make my comments, I would just ask my colleague, a good friend...



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    Representative David E. Price

    From: NC District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    PRICE of North Carolina. Mr. Speaker, hypocrisy is reaching new heights today in this body. Many of the same Members who said ``bring it on'' as sequestration loomed, who relished forcing the President...



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    Senator Tom Cotton

    From: AR

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-26

    COTTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to encourage my colleagues to pass this measure to stop President Obama's needless furlough of air traffic controllers. Further, this legislation empowers the FAA to...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2013-04-26

    PELOSI. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. This is really a very unusual morning. We are here because of the refusal of the Republicans to come to the table for a conference. What is...



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    Representative Charles W. Dent

    From: PA District 15

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-26

    DENT. I do support this legislation. In our T-HUD subcommittee hearing on Wednesday, FAA Administrator Huerta admitted that he saw no administrative flexibility to help the flying public, so we're...



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    Representative Bill Shuster

    From: PA District 9

    Party:

    Date: 2013-04-26

    SHUSTER. I thank the gentleman. I rise in support of H.R. 1765 so that we can stop this needless pain on the American traveling public and our economy. The administration and the FAA have refused...



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    Representative Rick Larsen

    From: WA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    LARSEN of Washington. Before we start patting each other on the back for this bill, I think it's important that we recognize that we are not fixing the bigger problems that the sequester has created. ...



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    Representative Rodney Davis

    From: IL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-26

    DAVIS of Illinois. Thank you to the gentleman from Iowa. I'd like to first thank the Senate for sending this piece of legislation over to us to provide a fix, a fix that isn't necessary to provide,...



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    Representative John L. Mica

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    Date: 2013-04-26

    MICA. I thank the gentleman. Why are we here? We're here because of a colossal failure of leadership in the ability to manage resources. First of all, I can tell you that there are plenty of air traffic...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, after the vote on this today, Members of this House are going to run for the airports. They're all going to be flying home on airplanes. And, yes, they will make it easier for...



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    Representative Maxine Waters

    From: CA District 43

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    WATERS. Mr. Speaker, I rise to support H.R. 1765, the Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013. I don't want anybody to be mistaken about why I support this bill. I want Mrs. Bachmann to understand that...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    JACKSON LEE. This is a hostage-taking, and I know that the American people are watching the blame game. But the blame game falls clearly on this side of the aisle. My Republican friends held this place...



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    Representative Blake Farenthold

    From: TX District 27

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-26

    FARENTHOLD. Mr. Speaker, we have heard a lot of rhetoric today that sequestration is the problem. I would like to remind you that sequestration, that President Obama proposed, was the only solution we...



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    NORTON. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, Congress did not foresee the controllers' crisis. They will not foresee the next one. We have not solved the controllers' crisis with money....



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    Representative Michael M. Honda

    From: CA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    HONDA. Mr. Speaker, I regret that I am unable to be in Washington, DC today to cast a vote on H.R. 1765, The Reducing Flight Delays Act. When House Republicans refused to compromise on tax and spending...



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    Representative Bob Goodlatte

    From: VA District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-26

    GOODLATTE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of legislation to give the FAA and DOT flexibility to use unobligated funds to ensure the safety of our nation's air transportation system. Specifically...



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    Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson

    From: TX District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of legislation we will consider today that will provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer funds to prevent reduced operations...



    A picture of Representative Frederica S. Wilson

    Representative Frederica S. Wilson

    From: FL District 24

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    WILSON of Florida. Mr. Speaker, while today's action to stop FAA furloughs will reduce delays, 149 of the nation's contract control towers are still at risk of closure on June 15th. These towers are...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, today's vote may be the first of many to undo the painful and unfair impact of sequestration on our food safety system, housing services, public schools, Head Start programs,...



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    Representative Jim Costa

    From: CA District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    COSTA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of legislation to provide the U.S. Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of...



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    Senator Gary Peters

    From: MI

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    PETERS of Michigan. Mr. Speaker, I rise today because I am frustrated at the House of Representatives' failure to pass a realistic budget to stop the irresponsible across-the-board cuts that have caused...



    A picture of Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

    Representative Sanford D. Bishop Jr.

    From: GA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    BISHOP of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 1765 to provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer funds to prevent further disruptions resulting from Federal...



    A picture of Representative John C. Carney Jr.

    Representative John C. Carney Jr.

    From: DE District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-26

    CARNEY. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 125, had I been present, I would have voted ``yea.'' [[Page H2374]] Mr. RADEL. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 125, had I been present, I would have voted ``yea.'' ...



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    Representative Michael K. Simpson

    From: ID District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-26

    SIMPSON. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 125, on motion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 1765, I was unable to vote. Had I been present, I would have voted ``yea.'' Mr. CONAWAY. Mr. Speaker, on April...



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    Representative K. Michael Conaway

    From: TX District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-26

    CONAWAY. Mr. Speaker, on April 26 I was unavoidably detained and missed rollcall No. 125, on H.R. 1765. Had I been present, I would have voted ``yea.'' Mr. CARNEY. Mr. Speaker, I wish to clarify my...



    A picture of Representative Paul A. Gosar

    Representative Paul A. Gosar

    From: AZ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-26

    GOSAR of arizona in the house of representatives Friday, April 26, 2013 Mr. GOSAR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support...



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    Senator Harry Reid

    From: NV

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-25

    REID. Madam President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to S. 853, introduced earlier today. The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the bill by title. The bill clerk read as follows: ...



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    Senator Susan M. Collins

    From: ME

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-04-25

    COLLINS. Madam President, I am delighted that the Senate will pass a bipartisan bill to resolve a serious problem confronting the American traveling public and our economy. I thank the majority leader,...