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House Proceeding 03-20-10 on Mar 20th, 2010 :: 0:33:15 to 0:36:45
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Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:33:11 to 0:33:31( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: recognized. mr. bishop: madam speaker, may i inquire of the gentleman from arizona, my good friend, wrong on all the issues but still a great guy, have any additional speakers? mr. grijalva: i have one speaker. mr. bishop: then i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from arizona is recognized. mr. grijalva: the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee,

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:33:15 to 0:36:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Sheila Jackson-Lee

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:33:32 to 0:33:54( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for three minutes. ms. jackson lee: ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. -- address the house. thank you very much, madam speaker, and to congressman grijalva. let me thank you for your leadership on this very important issue to congressman

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:33:55 to 0:34:15( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: bishop as well for managing this legislation and acknowledging the concerns that may have been expressed. i offer maybe this rebuttal to some of the points that have been made in celebration of legislation that rell recognizes that we're not -- that really recognizes that

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:34:16 to 0:34:38( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: we're not really here to support jobs and supportthe conservation association, if that's what it's been interpreted as, but part of fixing part of america's crumbling infrastructure. and certainly our public lands need fixing. years of inadequate funding have left our public land agencies with huge backlogs of labor-intensive work on

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:34:39 to 0:35:00( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: national park lands, wildlife refuges, historic sites and indian lands. as we watch america take advantage of visiting their capital, for example, to see the many monuments and sites that are here, they don't want to come and see monuments that have chipped surfaces or that are dangerous to visit. and this opportunity to implore

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:35:01 to 0:35:22( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: our young people and to teach them integrity and character is a very important part of this legislation. i for one have spoken to my state park management entity asking them to look more carefully at the parks in inner cities, the opportunity for them to be designated national parks, and to be able to put more parks in the inner cities

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:35:23 to 0:35:43( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: that are under the jurisdiction of our federal government. of course, that analysis takes long, but i want to applaud my own city of houston that continuously looks to put public and open space for the many people that live in our community. houston expects to be the third largest city in the nation. green space, public

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:35:44 to 0:36:07( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: opportunities to utilize parks is very important. so when i see a bill that is going to help affix the crumbling infrastructure, the physical crumbling infrastructure, natural and cultural resources that have been neglected and in many cases the effects of climate change are magnifying earlier problems such as fire risk, damage from insects and

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:36:08 to 0:36:28( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: invasive species, cultural -- coastal erosion, i am in support of this legislation. i also come from the gulf coast region and have seen what happens to the deterioration and erosion of the gulf coast. in particular after hurricane ike, wre now trying to restore galveston and those coastal lands to be able to provide for an economic engine. so this is a good bill.

Sheila Jackson-Lee

0:36:29 to 0:36:46( Edit History Discussion )

Sheila Jackson-Lee: with a high rate of unemployment among african-american youth and youth around the country, the opportunity to work with their hands and minds is a positive step. this legislation will be part of the road map to help expand park service and ensure that our sites are maintained and kept at the level that they should. and i hope to be able to work

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