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House Proceeding 03-25-09 on Mar 25th, 2009 :: 0:26:00 to 0:27:25
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Doc Hastings

0:25:59 to 0:26:19( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: to support this legislation and i would give t balance of my time back to the gentleman from west virginia. the chair: the balance of th time has been reserved. the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, i have no request for time. so i would inquire the gentleman from west virginia if

Doc Hastings

0:26:00 to 0:27:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

0:26:20 to 0:26:41( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: he's prepared to close. mr. rahall: i'm prepared to close. mr. hastings: aryou the last? mr. rahall: yes. mr. hastings: this is a good bill. this bill passed on a suspension calendar in the last congress. there's not even a -- nobody even asked for a recorded vote. so it has broad bipartisan support.

Doc Hastings

0:26:42 to 0:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: but yet the underlying issue is -- and it's something this congress should take up in the future and that is to try to go at the core of preventing forest fires and that's proper maintenance. there is one amendment that addresses that tomorrow. i think that amendment offered by mr. goodlatte will make this bill that much better. i hope that my colleagues on

Doc Hastings

0:27:04 to 0:27:25( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: both sides of the aisle will support that. but this is a good bill. it's a start in the right direction. i hear this all the time when we have forest fires in my -- in my district and they happen virtually every year. people want to know, is there sufficient funds in order to pay for those forest fires. now we can say there's a

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