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(Mr. BACHUS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. BACHUS. I just returned from my home State of Alabama, where we have lost over 250 of our citizens. The loss of life would have been much greater had NOAA and Dr. Jane Lubchenco and her wonderful staff not given us an early warning. But some of our storms hit at night, and people were unaware of it.
I am joining several of my colleagues today to reintroduce legislation that Brad Ellsworth and I have introduced in the last two Congresses, to have weather radios installed in manufactured housing. This would save many lives. One of the advocates of this lost her 2-year-old child. The Senate has not passed this legislation, but we are going to try again this year, and if we are successful, we will save lives.
The cost of these radios is less than $10, but the cost of not having them, as we found out this weekend in Alabama, is the loss of many lives.