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House Proceeding on Apr 21st, 2009 :: 0:30:40 to 0:32:15
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Donna M. Christensen

0:30:36 to 0:30:56( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: debt to pay foreign countries to create habitats for cranes. with that i would urge a no vote on this bill. and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. involvement -- the gentlewoman from the virgin islands.

Donna M. Christensen

0:30:40 to 0:32:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donna M. Christensen

Donna M. Christensen

0:30:57 to 0:31:17( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: mrs. christensen: i would like to talk about the reservations about this legislation. the crane conservation act is identical to noncontroversial legislation that passed during the 110th congress. this mirrors other highly popular conservation funds authorized under the multinational species conservation fund that support

Donna M. Christensen

0:31:18 to 0:31:39( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: other wildlife species and their habitats. it's no exaggeration to say that the grants awarded through these funds have been pivotal in the most endangered wildlife populations on the planet. cranes are no less deserving. i think important to know that grants awarded through these funds generate nonfederal matching

Donna M. Christensen

0:31:40 to 0:32:01( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: contributions commonly in excess of three or four times the amount of the federal grant. as a result, these wildlife programs are some of our most conservation programs and leveraging additional funds from partner organizations. mr. speaker, as expected the future grants awarded from a crane conservation fund will provide the same kind of leveraging benefit as

Donna M. Christensen

0:32:02 to 0:32:18( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: demonstrated by the other funds under the conservation fund. the track records have proven they are not only good for wildlife conservation, they are also a great value to the federal taxpayer. so, again, i ask members on

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