Space Launch Liability Indemnification Extension Actby Representative Jaime Herrera Beutler
Posted on 2014-01-15
HERRERA BEUTLER. Madam Speaker, I thank the chairman for his
work, and Ranking Member Lowey for your work on this bill.
There are two reasons I rise in support of this bill. First, it will protect and promote things that residents of southwest Washington care about. Second, it helps us do something that no Congress has done since the Korean war, which is it reduces appropriated spending for the fourth year in a row--dollar over dollar.
Many people have been understandably discouraged with the partisan bickering in Washington, D.C. I believe if we focus on finding common ground and fixing problems, we can find solutions we can be proud of. With this bill, I believe we do just that.
The ports of Ilwaco and Chinook will have critical dredging funds that are made available. We are improving veterans' programs and support for our Nation's bravest heroes, something we can all agree on. We are protecting access and saving dollars by not decommissioning roads in the Gifford Pinchot. And we are keeping our commitment to cleaning up nuclear waste at Hanford. There is much for folks in southwest Washington to like in this bill; and while we still have more to do in terms of reducing spending and getting results, I believe if we work together, there is no limit to what we can accomplish.