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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 0:03:20 to 0:07:25
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Lois Capps

0:03:20 to 0:03:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california. mrs. capps: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material on h.r. 3644. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. capps: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today in strong support of my legislation, h.r. 3644,

Lois Capps

0:03:20 to 0:07:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Lois Capps

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Lois Capps: which i introduced on september 24, 2009. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewomawill suspend. the house will please be in order. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. mrs. capps: madam speaker, in california we are often

Lois Capps

0:04:02 to 0:04:22( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: inundated with reports of the impact of climate change, overfishing, wildfires and drought. such reports may frighten or dampen a child's inate occur osity and wonder -- curiousity and wonder. we have learned through hands on experiences often a way to

Lois Capps

0:04:23 to 0:04:43( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: overcome these challenges. over the past seven years two noaa education programs, the bay watershed education and training region program, or as it's known, b-wet, and the e.l.g. program have been critical tools in advancing a

Lois Capps

0:04:44 to 0:05:04( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: nationwide strategy of experimential education in building environmental awareness in the united states. in my district, the program which has been funded through the california b-wet program for the past four years, have allowed hundreds of children to have hands on, bilingual ocean

Lois Capps

0:05:05 to 0:05:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: conservation experience with trained officials in santa barbara and ventura counties. ny have taken their first trip to the beach even though they may live only a few miles away. according to the testimonials from their parents and their teachers, it has given many of them a new awareness of their local environment and their

Lois Capps

0:05:26 to 0:05:46( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: communi and opened the world of new opportunities that they now know they can pursue. madam speaker, my bill, h.r. 3644, seeks to formally authorize these two innovative and important noaa educational programs that were established through the annual appropriation process so that we can ensure that they are here for our children now and in the future.

Lois Capps

0:05:47 to 0:06:08( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: it also ensures that certain standards and criteria for implementation are met by the agency when they spend these funds. to me this rresents a responsible effort -- oversight effort on the part of our committee to exercise our proper duty. madam speaker, these programs have been well received by the ocean and environmental lit rationy committees.

Lois Capps

0:06:09 to 0:06:31( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: and since the e.l.g. program was initiated in 2005, the demand for e.l.g. grants has been ten times greater than the -- 10 times greater than the eligible funding. it has prominence since the congress passed the america competes act in 2007 which elevated and enhanced noaa's educational mission. a recent report released by the

Lois Capps

0:06:32 to 0:06:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: academy of sciences also commends both programs for their positive contributions to increase student interest in science and improve awareness of the ocean and coastal environment. h.r. 3644 is fully supported by the administration. the legislation is also strongly supported by the campaign for environmental literacy. and this is a coalition of

Lois Capps

0:06:53 to 0:07:14( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: nearly 60 national, regional and local private nonprofit organizations and they represent science, education, conservation, outdoor recreational and zoological parks, including the national wildlife federation, america's fisheries association, the american fly-fishing association and the national association of zoos and aquariums, just to name a few.

Lois Capps

0:07:15 to 0:07:29( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: i will offer an amendment in the nature of a substitute to address the concerns raised by my colleague and my friend, congressman cassidy of loisiana, during the markup of this bill by the committee on

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