During the past 30 years, European governments have provided more than $15 billion in the form of low- and no-cost loans to Airbus for the specific purpose of developing new aircraft lines.
Loans More Provided
Over 30 years ago, Airbus was founded by a European consortium of French, German, and later Spanish and British companies to compete in the large commercial aircraft industry with U.S. companies.
We are also working on the restoration of salmon runs, and we are doing a new process of mass marking with these fish so we can tell the wild fish from the hatchery fish.
Restoration Process New
I remember those great days when we were at $176 million before the Reagan Revolution came to town.
Came Million Remember
Last year, Congress gave the Department of Defense the authority to design a new civilian personnel system for its employees as part of the defense authorization bill.
Last Last Year Design
The Endangered Species Act is the strongest and most effective tool we have to repair the environmental harm that is causing a species to decline.
Strongest Endangered Species Endangered
For all of us who have been involved in the recovery efforts to bring back and strengthen wild salmon runs, we fear that this change in policy could lead to further declines in these wild stocks.
Lead Further Runs
In 2003, the value of Airbus's orders was more than twice as much as Boeing's.
Twice Airbus Value
In fact, at Olympic National Park in my district, they 3 years ago had 130 summer employees they brought in for temporary work. This summer they have 25 because they cannot afford more.
Employees National Park Olympic
In my own area, Hood Canal, we are working with the USGS on dealing with this oxygenation problem.
Mr. Chairman, obviously a $60 million cut in the National Endowment for the Arts would be a disaster.
Million National Disaster
Overtime, hatchery fish tend to show signs of domestication and these traits adapted to the hatchery environment can make it more difficult to survive in the wild.
These Survive Traits