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House Proceeding 03-19-10 on Mar 19th, 2010 :: 0:58:15 to 1:02:25
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Lois Capps

0:58:12 to 0:58:32( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: if there are no additional speakers, i yield back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from california. mrs. capps: thank you, mr. speaker. in closing the debate on this topic i want to spend a couple minutes responding to some claims from the other side. first with respect to the authorization levels. congress is already investing in both these programs under discussion today through the

Lois Capps

0:58:15 to 1:02:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lois Capps

Lois Capps

0:58:33 to 0:58:55( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: appropriations process. the authorized funding levels contained in my bipartisan compromise amendment were based upon existing appropriations and allow for the continuation of measured growth of both programs which are in high demand by educators nationwide. they were negotiated with my colleague, mr. cassidy, and i do appreciate his efforts. my ll would authorize the programs the congress is

Lois Capps

0:58:56 to 0:59:16( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: already spending o -- money on and make sure certain standards and criteria for implementation were meant by the agency. to me this represents a responsible effort on the part of our committee and congress to exercise our proper oversight function. second with respect to the argument that we should not consider this legislation because we need time t study

Lois Capps

0:59:17 to 0:59:37( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: the recommendations from the evaluation of noaa's education program, it is true that the national academy science report on noaa's education program was released last week. nothing in the bill, however, in the report, however, was specifically critical of either the programs. because of this this report should have no bearing on my legislation.

Lois Capps

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

Lois Capps: indeed the national research council panel found that over the relative short lives of both programs that they have made positive contributions to fulfill noaa's education mission and they reflect well the agency's diverse capabilities in science, research, stewardship, and education. in short these are both very good programs with broad support for more than 60

Lois Capps

1:00:00 to 1:00:24( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: science education, outdoor recreation,nd conservation organizations. by authorizing them wensure money already being spent is spent well and responsibly. i urge all members to support the bill. i yield back any time that may remain. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yield back her time. all time of debate on the bill

Lois Capps

1:00:25 to 1:00:46( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: as amended is expired. for what purpose does the jeement california seek recognition? mr. miss -- miskapp: i have an amendment at the desk made in order under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment in the nature of a substitute, printed in part a in house report number 111-445, offered by mrs. capps of california. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the -- pursuant to

Lois Capps

1:00:47 to 1:01:07( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: house resolution192, the gentlewoman from california, mrs. capps, and a member opposed will each control 10 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california. mrs. capps: mr. speaker, my amendment in the nature of a substitute reflects changes to the bill as ordered reported by the committee on natural resources that, as i mentioned, were negotiated between myself and congressman cassidy of

Lois Capps

1:01:08 to 1:01:28( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: louisiana. i wish to thank mr. cassidy and his staff for their cooperation and thoughtful suggestions to improve this bill and i think that the final bipartisan compromise does just that. in particular, the amendment makes several changes to reflect the significant economic importance of coastal areas and resources to the overall economy of the united states.

Lois Capps

1:01:29 to 1:01:51( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: as a representative of a coastal district, i could not agree more that the economic health and viability of our coastal communities is intrinsictly connected to the health of the nural resources of the water shed in which we live. you cannot have one without the other. in addition, my amendment will authorize a gradual increase in authorized appropriations for

Lois Capps

1:01:52 to 1:02:13( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: fiscal years 2011 through 2015. this modest annual increase of 10% will allow for the responsible expansion of both programs to incorporate new regions that are not currently served, particularly by the regional programs. i applaud the gentleman from louisiana for his leadership on this front. both of our districts enjoy the benefits of the re?

Lois Capps

1:02:14 to 1:02:26( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: benefits of the bwet program and we would like to se those benefits extended crooned the country. mr. speaker, the changes reflected in this amendment

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