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House Proceeding 04-15-10 on Apr 15th, 2010 :: 1:31:00 to 1:33:25
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John Boozman

1:30:56 to 1:31:19( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: i urge my colleagues to vote yes on this amendment and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from arkansas. mr. boozman: mr. chairman, i rise to ask unanimous consent to claim the time in opposition. the chair: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. boozman: thank you, mr. chairman. this amendment will pull money

John Boozman

1:31:00 to 1:33:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Boozman

John Boozman

1:31:20 to 1:31:40( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: out of the national estuary program and -- to address the needs of the great lakes. the national estuary program is to assist the important areas in our country where the freshwater of rivers meets and mixes with sea water. by any scientific definition, there are no estuaries in the great lakes. over the years congress has

John Boozman

1:31:41 to 1:32:01( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: created and funded a number of programs to address the needs of the great lakes. we have established an entire office in the e.p.a. to work on the great lakes issue. while there are many worthy projects that could be done in the great lakes, i believe we should use existing great lakes programs to address those needs and not dilute the national

John Boozman

1:32:02 to 1:32:23( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: estuaries program. if the gentleman believes that more money should be done for the great lakes, then we should have the debate on whether or not to modify the existing great lakes program. members who have true estuaries in their states which are very coastal in nature should be concerned about this amendment diluting the intent and the

John Boozman

1:32:24 to 1:32:44( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: dollars associated with this important program. to my colleagues in the great lakes states who understandably might be attempted to -- tempted to support this amendment, i would say, this amendment makes about as much sense as suggesting that the great lakes legacy act dollars should be used to address the needs of the chesapeake bay. the great lakes and the nation's

John Boozman

1:32:45 to 1:33:05( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: estuaries are both important areas. let's address them in the context of their own separate legislation and not make one complete with the other. withhat i urge members to oppose the schauer amendment. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time.

John Boozman

1:33:06 to 1:33:25( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: the gentleman from michigan. mr. schauer: if i could grant myself 30 more seconds and then i'd like to yield to the chairman of the committee. i have great respect for my colleague's comments. my amendment would merely bring this national estuary program into compliance and consistency

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