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House Proceeding 03-25-09 on Mar 25th, 2009 :: 0:22:45 to 0:25:30
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Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:22:42 to 0:23:03( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: i'm glad to yield two minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pascrell. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. pascrell: i proudly rise today in strong suprt of h.r. 146, a bipartisan piece of legislation that will do wonders for conservation and historic preservation across the united states. if one, mr. speaker, with the --

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:22:45 to 0:25:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:23:04 to 0:23:26( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: were to add up all the hours devoted to each part of this legislation in the house and the senate, it would minimize basically what i just heard from the other side. over 100 hours of debate on these bills separately. now we are bringing them together in one omnibus public land management bill.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:23:27 to 0:23:48( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: th clubs the paterson great falls national park act. it was originally introduced in the 109th congress and passed the house in october of 2007. like many of these other bills that are part of this omni bus bill. as a lifelong paterson residents

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:23:49 to 0:24:09( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: and sit iy's former payor, i have fought for many years to bring recognition to this site that has played such a seminal role in american history, hamilton, alexander hamilton knew what he was doing because it became the gateway to industry in this country so that immigrants could come here, go to work, and build the greatest country in the world.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:24:10 to 0:24:30( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: with a national park designation, the graste falls will be transformed into an attraction for visitors that could lead to the economic revitalization of paterson, joing togethe a public and private investment. isn't that what we are here for? as soon as president obama signs

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:24:31 to 0:24:53( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: this bill into law, federal resources will be leveraged to revitalize the great falls area. refurbish the beautiful historic mill buildings, and maintain and protect the waterfalls and create a living reminder of our nation's rich industrial history. i'm proud and thankful that congress and the president will fully recognize the vision of hamilton.

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:24:54 to 0:25:15( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: the design of l'enfant and the culture and historic landmarks that have shaped america's history. 30 seconds more. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. pascrell: thank you. after this bill is signed into law, i would be honored to have my colleagues visit the falls. where they can all see firsthand the value that urban parks bring

Bill Jr.Pascrell

0:25:16 to 0:25:30( Edit History Discussion )

Bill Jr.Pascrell: to the national park service and the local communities. i want to thank speaker pelosi, chairman rahall, and chairman grijalva for bringing this bill to the floor. i urge my colleagues to vote yes . i think, mr. chairman, when we

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