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Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Technical Corrections Act of 2004

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COAST GUARD AND MARITIME TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS ACT OF 2004 -- (House of Representatives - December 07, 2004)

Mr. LoBIONDO. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure be discharged from further consideration of the bill (H.R. 5426) to make technical corrections relating to the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Act of 2004, and ask for its immediate consideration in the House.

The Clerk read the title of the bill.

The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from New Jersey?

Mr. OBERSTAR. Mr. Speaker, reserving the right to object, while I do not intend to object, I do believe the gentleman should explain the relatively minor technical, truly technical changes, and I yield to the gentleman from New Jersey, the chairman of the subcommittee.

Mr. LoBIONDO. Mr. Speaker, H.R. 5426 makes technical corrections to Public Law 108-293, the Coast Guard Maritime Transportation Act of 2004. The bill does not make any substantive changes to the existing law, and I urge my colleagues to support this measure.

Mr. OBERSTAR. Mr. Speaker, further reserving the right to object, our side has reviewed the bill. We are in full accord with the explanation that the gentleman just made. They are truly technical in nature to correct typographical errors and to eliminate section number duplications.

Mr. Speaker, I withdraw my reservation of objection.

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