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House Proceeding on Jan 31st, 2007 :: 1:02:03 to 1:05:40
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Phil Gingrey

0:59:46 to 1:02:03( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Phil Gingrey

Phil Gingrey

1:01:47 to 1:02:03( Edit History Discussion )

Phil Gingrey: tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr. dicks: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. i want to also commend the chairman of the committee, mr. obey, for

Norman D. Dicks

1:02:03 to 1:02:17( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: the work that he's done on this bill. i had some reservations, i must say, when we started down this road. but i now realize that chairman obey and our counterpart chairman in the senate

Norman D. Dicks

1:02:03 to 1:05:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Norman D. Dicks

Norman D. Dicks

1:02:17 to 1:02:27( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: had a good plan to put this thing together. and i regret that last year we didn't pass nine of the 11 appropriations bills. thank goodness we passed defense and homeland security. and i

Norman D. Dicks

1:02:27 to 1:02:42( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: do think it's important to point out, i'm sure mr. obey did this, that we passed most of the bills except for h.h.s. in the house. i don't blame our colleagues here for what happened. it was the

Norman D. Dicks

1:02:42 to 1:02:54( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: other body that refused to bring the bills up in a timely way. now we had -- we had a difficult hand that we were dealt. there's some very good programs like rural water development and some

Norman D. Dicks

1:02:54 to 1:03:04( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: very important school money that we could not include because they were earmarks. but do i think it's important for everyone to recognize -- but i do think it's important for everyone to

Norman D. Dicks

1:03:04 to 1:03:18( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: recognize that for indian health service we were able to increase that by $125 million. if we hadn't done that hundreds of thousands of members of the tribes would not have been able to get health

Norman D. Dicks

1:03:18 to 1:03:29( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: care. we were able to take care of the land satellite for the u.s. geological survey, plus $16 million. u.s. forest fighting cost, plus $70. e.p.a. homeland security hazard labs, 9.5. and

Norman D. Dicks

1:03:29 to 1:03:41( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: operational shortfalls. one of the biggest problems we have with our land management agencies is that they don't have enough money in the president's budget to cover fixed cost. and 80% to 90%

Norman D. Dicks

1:03:41 to 1:03:53( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: of their costs are employees. so when that happens, they have been over the last seven years forced to cut employment. not fill vacancies. this has affected the park service, the land

Norman D. Dicks

1:03:53 to 1:04:03( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: and water -- this has also affected the bureau of land management, the forest service, fish and wildlife service. they are all hurting. they do not have enough resources. could i get one additional

Norman D. Dicks

1:04:03 to 1:04:20( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: minute? ms. slaughter: yes. mr. dicks: we have some -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized for one additional minute. mr. dicks: we have some very major

Norman D. Dicks

1:04:20 to 1:04:36( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: issues that we have to deal with. conservation has been hit by this administration. from 2001 to 2006 the interior budget has been reduced by 1.2% in real terms. e.p.a. has been cut by 6.6%.

Norman D. Dicks

1:04:36 to 1:04:48( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: we put these two agencies together in this bill. this is a question of priorities. and what i'm hopeful of is with the new majority and with new budget and with new allocations we will be able to

Norman D. Dicks

1:04:48 to 1:05:02( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: stop the bleeding in these conservation agencies. and no one has been a bigger supporter of these agencies than the chairman of the committee who's worked with me on a series of conservation

Norman D. Dicks

1:05:02 to 1:05:14( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: initiatives over the years. but this is a serious problem that we have to face up to. we may have to work to get new legislation enacted in order to increase the amount of money. the land and

Norman D. Dicks

1:05:14 to 1:05:21( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: water conservation money, the money the administration proposed has never shown up in the budget. so it's time for us to find some new solutions. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's

Norman D. Dicks

1:05:21 to 1:05:29( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: time has expired. the gentleman from washington is recognized. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm pleased to yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from arizona, mr. shadegg. the speaker

Norman D. Dicks

1:05:29 to 1:05:40( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: pro tempore: the gentleman from arizona is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. shadegg: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i rise in opposition to this closed rule and to the bill that comes

John B. Shadegg

1:05:40 to 1:05:51( Edit History Discussion )

John B. Shadegg: to the floor under that closed rule. i think it's important to understand that this 130 pages comes to the floor as a critically important piece of legislation. a piece of legislation that will

John B. Shadegg

1:05:40 to 1:07:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John B. Shadegg

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