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House Proceeding 02-25-09 on Feb 25th, 2009 :: 0:57:35 to 1:01:00
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Norman D. Dicks

0:57:17 to 0:57:37( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: perhaps it's just political goings on. today, we are going to cram down an 8.5% increase. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: i recognized the gentleman from washington, mr. dicks, for two minutes.

Norman D. Dicks

0:57:35 to 1:01:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Norman D. Dicks

Norman D. Dicks

0:57:38 to 0:57:59( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized for two minutes. mr. sessions: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington is recognized for two minutes. mr. dicks: mr. speaker, i want to specifically address the question -- excuse me. mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of the omnibus appropriations act and the rule currently being debate in the

Norman D. Dicks

0:58:00 to 0:58:21( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: house. divisionee of this bill provides $26.6 billion under interior and environmental subcommittee. this is a modest increase of about 4.5% over the 2008 funding level. these funds are critically need to support the core activities of agencies which serve every american family and

Norman D. Dicks

0:58:22 to 0:58:43( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: this country. these agencies include the national fashion service, the u.s. fish and wildlife refuge system and the national forest system. these land management agencies manage over more than 600 million acres of publicly owned land and host more than 200 million visitors every year. the bill also funds the indian

Norman D. Dicks

0:58:44 to 0:59:05( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: health service and the bureau of indian affairs, provide education, law enforcement, health services for four million native americans. it includes the money to support the staff of the department of interior, which develops the offshore and land-based energy resourced of this -- sources of this country. these energy-related programs

Norman D. Dicks

0:59:06 to 0:59:26( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: generate over $20 billion of revenue for the federal treasury every year. it includes money for the e.p.a. to support environmental protection activity in every congressional district affecting every single american family. mr. speaker, i want to specifically address the question raisederedier as to why we need this -- raised

Norman D. Dicks

0:59:27 to 0:59:47( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: earlier as to why we need this omnibus spending since we had the stimulus bill signed last week. the basic answer is stimulus legislation provides sfendfunding for infrastructure projects at these agencies. in particular, funding to address the long-standing and well-documented maintenance backlogs. the omnibus bill we are considering today supports the

Norman D. Dicks

0:59:48 to 1:00:08( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: operational cost of these agencies. the recovery bill pays to repair indian schools. the bill -- this bill pays for the teachers. the recovery provides funds to fix dilap dated indian hospitals. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. dicks: can i get one minute?

Norman D. Dicks

1:00:09 to 1:00:32( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. dicks: it provides purchase of needed medical equipment. it pays for the doctors, dentists and nurses. the recovery bill will improve the roads, bridges, trails and visitor services facilitiesf our parks, rugees and services. it provides help for the park rangers.

Norman D. Dicks

1:00:33 to 1:00:53( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: the recovery bill will repair, rehabilitate and build water systems in over 500 communities. the omnibus bill includes funding to support efforts to protect public health by enforcing law to ensure our air is fresh, our water is safe and that our families are exposed to not -- not exposed to dangerous toxics. i would like to ask unanimous

Norman D. Dicks

1:00:54 to 1:01:01( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: consent to put the rest of my statement in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. chairman obey for bringing this

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