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Let's bring in -- Roger -- a Republican senate from the state of Mississippi.
Senator thanks for joining us.
I know you've just been on a tour -- visiting the -- -- down on the gulf.
Can you tell as if the resources.
To deal with the spill off finally.
Well no they're not finally in place but progress is being made ever so slowly.
It was just yesterday the State Department made a determination that there is a resource need.
For additional -- it's gamers.
Of this comes two weeks after the local on scene coordinator.
That there was indeed for additional.
Camera so and now the State Department -- a permit.
Us to accept the offers that have been coming for weeks and weeks from our international friends.
Senator can you explain this.
Now -- why the delay like this -- mean there's a certain degree of exasperation.
On the gulf has exasperation here in New York City.
We just can't understand why after seventy days.
You can get a permit for these kind of things.
Well you know I said this early -- and and so I expected it.
The federal bureaucracy is just very very inefficient.
And we've discovered over the last two and a half months.
That the bureaucracy of BP is also very cumbersome and just doesn't work very well so I what do hearkened back to this the next time somebody.
Proposes a big government solution -- anything else that you're -- -- -- -- stay -- senate.
You represent a state which is badly affected by this bill indeed -- you get him to move.
Well the resources -- that -- the State Department has had the waiver authority now I'm gonna I'm headed to a hearing.
It just a few moments only oil spill -- other commerce committee.
Here you we're gonna hear from some of the victims and and some of the wilds of the victims who have died in this -- I'm going to make the case.
That is if the federal government cannot come forward with them with the waiver authority that they've always had.
During the two and a half months of this bill.
Perhaps legislation is necessary to force than -- normally we don't do that the executive branch has this authority.
The request has been made the need is there.
And and we're also fighting EPA if you can believe it -- a Carolina PA regulation would astonish us.
From not having the -- -- senator Roger Wicker a Republican Mississippi thanks for joining us so we share -- -- -- do we do we thank you sir.
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