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Janice Rogers Brown and The Children

From a rapid transcript from Ted Kennedy right now:

JANICE ROGERS BROWN’S RECORD SHOWS NOT ONLY THAT SHE LACKS THE COMMITMENT BUT THAT

SHE’S HOSTILE TO ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENTAL ACTION. ALTHOUGH

LOCATED HERE IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, THE D.C. CIRCUIT

AFFECTS ALL AMERICANS BECAUSE ITS DECISIONS HAVE BROAD NATIONAL

IMPACT. SOME CASES, SUCH AS THOSE INVOLVING REVIEW OF NATIONAL

AIR QUALITY STANDARDS UNDER THE CLEAN AIR ACT AND NATIONAL

DRINKING WATER STANDARDS UNDER THE SAFE DRINKING WATER ACT CAN

ONLY BE HEARD IN THE D.C. CIRCUIT. WE HAVE HAD THE GROWTH IN

THIS COUNTRY OVER THE PERIOD OF THESE LAST FOUR YEARS. WE HAVE

DOUBLED THE DEATHS FOR ASTHMATIC CHILDREN IN THIS NATION. WHY?

I THINK YOU CAN POINT TO THE RELAXATION AND THE CHANGE IN THE

CLEAN AIR ACT AND THE RELAXATION OF RULES AND REGULATIONS. AND

AS A RESULT OF THAT, CHILDREN IN THESE DOWNWIND STATES FROM A

LOT OF THESE COMPANIES THAT ARE BURNING THESE TOXINS HAVE

EXPERIENCED A DRAMATIC INCREASE IN THE — THEIR BREATHING

DIFFICULTY AND IN ASTHMA DEATHS. THAT IS DIRECTLY ATTRIBUTABLE

TO THE CHANGE IN THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE CLEAN AIR

ACT.

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