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House Proceeding 03-20-10 on Mar 20th, 2010 :: 0:28:55 to 0:33:00
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Lois Capps

0:28:52 to 0:29:12( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: to start this valuable program as soon as possible. let me just thank you, chairman grijalva, once again for your loweredship. . -- leadership. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back.

Lois Capps

0:28:55 to 0:33:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Lois Capps

Lois Capps

0:29:13 to 0:29:35( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: the gentleman from arizona. mr. grijalva: thank you. let me yield three minutes to the gentlewoman from california, mrs. capps. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for three minutes. mrs. pps: madam speaker, i rise in -- today in support of h.r. 1612, the public lands service corps act, and as i do so, i note the rather unusual markup of this bill or vote --

Lois Capps

0:29:36 to 0:29:56( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: and vote on this bill this afternoon here -- this morning here in our nation's capital on a saturday. we're not usually gathered here but that's because we have an historic opportunity tomorrow to cast a vote for major health care and health insurance reform legislation in the house of representatives.

Lois Capps

0:29:57 to 0:30:18( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: and it's interesting the way the various topics are interconnected. when i think of health we often think of people's health. but we can also think of the health and survival really of our enviroent and then i also believe that this is a jobs bill because this is a bill designed to put our young people to work, and that's a great deal to do what the

Lois Capps

0:30:19 to 0:30:40( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: subject very much on our mind these days with the slow economy and our great unemployment rate. and as the colleague who preced me mentioned the even higher unemployment rate among our young people, this legislation will allow more of them to go to work and go to work in very healthy settings, out in the fresh air, engaged

Lois Capps

0:30:41 to 0:31:02( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: in exercise, learning to appreciate their natural surroundings. and i believe that it really is a win-win all the way around. so let me address the legislation. this important bill would help prepare -- repair and restore our nation's public lands while also creating jobs for thousands of young americans.

Lois Capps

0:31:03 to 0:31:25( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: years of inadequate funding have left our public land management agencies with huge backlogs of labor-intensive work in our national parks, our forests, our wildlife refuges, and our historic sites. physical infrastructure is crumbling and the natural resources have been neglected. in many places such as my home

Lois Capps

0:31:26 to 0:31:47( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: state of california, the effects of climate change are only magnifying the risks, coastal erosion and fragmented habitat. h.r. 1612 will help address all of these problems by expanding and strengthening the public lands corps. it will streamline the corps' management, modernize its scope

Lois Capps

0:31:48 to 0:32:09( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: and provide new tools to help the program accomplish its mission. it wills have expand the -- it will also expand it to the congress department agency which manage our coastal and marine systems and our national marine sanket wears. this -- sanctuaries. it will introduce people of a

Lois Capps

0:32:10 to 0:32:30( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: greater diversity of social, ethnic and cultural background the forests our public lands. not only as future employees but also as lifelong enthusiasts. and this bill will create jobs. h.r. 1612 will provide meaningful training and employment to young people who especially need it now. the speaker pro tempore: the

Lois Capps

0:32:31 to 0:32:52( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: gentlewoman's time has expired. mrs. capps: 30 seconds. mr. grijalva: i yield one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. capps: while improving our cultural resources. as one who represents a national forest and a national rine sakt wear as well as a national -- sanctuary as well as a national park, i can attest to the public lands corps and the importance of

Lois Capps

0:32:53 to 0:33:02( Edit History Discussion )

Lois Capps: this legislation. so i thank you, mr. grijalva, for introducing this very important bill and for your great leadership on this issue.

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