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House Proceeding on Apr 23rd, 2009 :: 1:06:10 to 1:10:05
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Gwen Moore

1:06:07 to 1:06:27( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: they have take -- people have taken a look at this system. i hope people embrace this type of innovation. i ask my colleagues to join me in supporting this important initiative. again, i thank the chairm for his leadership on this. it's so important for us to make sure that in the future we have water for our constituents.

Gwen Moore

1:06:10 to 1:10:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Gwen Moore

Gwen Moore

1:06:28 to 1:06:49( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: thank you, and i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from mr. hall: i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. gordon: i thank you, mr. chairman. i yield three minutes to the gentlelady from wisconsin, ms. moore. the chair: the gentlelady from wiscsin is recognized for three minutes. ms. moore: i thank you so much, mr. chairman.

Gwen Moore

1:06:50 to 1:07:10( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: i want to thank chairman gordon for yielding time to me and for including my amendment in his manager's amendment. i thank his staff for working with me to make sure that all interested stakeholders, including public-private collaborations, such as the milwaukee water council in my district will be able to interact with and follow the

Gwen Moore

1:07:11 to 1:07:31( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: interagency committee's work. this federal wer research initiative will certainly impact a host of affected stakeholders, not just federal agencies, including those in my district. the milwaukee area, which i represent, is blessed to sit on lake michigan and, of course, lake mhigan is one of the

Gwen Moore

1:07:32 to 1:07:52( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: most tremendous resources that makes up the great lakes a is one of the largest freshwater sources on the planet. the milwaukee area also has a concentration of companies in the business of water, an academic prowess in the water research field.

Gwen Moore

1:07:53 to 1:08:13( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: an effort is under way speer headed by the milwaukee water council to better align these companies and the academic research strength in the area to create a hub for freshwater science, research and water technology development. this is why i offered an amendment today to enhance the ability of these key stakeholders, like the

Gwen Moore

1:08:14 to 1:08:35( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: milwaukee water council, to participate in the agenda setting process created by the bill. importantly, the amendment clarifies that public-private collaborations formed around water research and technology development at the state levels are an important part of the stakeholder community. this is key. don't take my word for it, mr.

Gwen Moore

1:08:36 to 1:09:00( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: chairman. the 2004 national acad meese of science report -- acad -- academies of science report noted that one of the weaknesses of the coordination role plagued by the

Gwen Moore

1:09:01 to 1:09:22( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: subcommittee of the swag lacks connections, former or informal to states, stakolders and other uses. the swac is invisible to the public at large as well as the research community outside of the federal agency leadership. it's so important that in authorizing this office we

Gwen Moore

1:09:23 to 1:09:43( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: address this potential pitfall. my amendment that has been included in the manager's package would supplement the great work already done by chairman gordon and the science committee on this front. it would call for the creation of a public website to display important information on the range of reports and activities by this committee, including

Gwen Moore

1:09:44 to 1:10:05( Edit History Discussion )

Gwen Moore: the posting of notices about opportunities for stakeholders to comment on the water -- federal water research plan. and certainly it's my hope that these steps boost and strengthen the link and interaction between nonfederal stakeholders, including the milwaukee water council and the federal water research initiative. again, i thank the chairman and the staff for working with me

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