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House Proceeding 04-15-10 on Apr 15th, 2010 :: 0:31:40 to 0:33:30
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John Boozman

0:31:37 to 0:31:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: of this program. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from minnesota reserves the balance of his time. mr. boozman from arkansas. mr. boozman: thank you, mr. speaker. h.r. 4715 re-authorizes the national estuaries program found in section 320 of the clean

John Boozman

0:31:40 to 0:33:30( Edit History Discussion )
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John Boozman

0:31:58 to 0:32:18( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: water act and adds some important accountability provisions. these improvements require performance measures and goals in oer to track implementation of management plans for estuaries. e.p.a. will evaluate every four years and report on the implementation of each management plan.

John Boozman

0:32:19 to 0:32:39( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: in addition, after e.p.a. evaluates and reports on a plan, each management conference will be required to update their plans. i note that h.r. 4715 increases the authorized level of funding by 43% from $35 million per year to $50 million per year. the average appropriation over

John Boozman

0:32:40 to 0:33:00( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: the past five years for this program has been only $26.8 million. the president recentudget requests $27.2 million. while i support the national estuaries program and the improvements, made here in.r. 4715, i know many of my colleagues as well as myself are

John Boozman

0:33:01 to 0:33:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: concerned about increasing authorized levels of spending for programs when congress has not been able to fund the program close to its current authorization. and certainly in our current economic crisis, we should carefully weigh any proposed increase in authorizion levels. we must also consider the

John Boozman

0:33:24 to 0:33:31( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: importance of estuaries. they are the nursery grounds for much of the planet's sea life and source of the seafood we enjoy.

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