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House Proceeding 05-13-09 on May 13th, 2009 :: 2:08:40 to 2:10:45
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Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:08:37 to 2:08:57( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: for what purpose does the gentlelady from pennsylvania rise? ms. schwartz: i have a mefpblgt the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 13, printsed in house report number 111-106, offered by ms. schwartz of pennsylvania. resolution, the gentlelady from pennsylvania, ms. schwartz, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlelady from pennsylvania. ms. schwartz: i yield myself

Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:08:40 to 2:10:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:08:58 to 2:09:18( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. schwartz: thank you. good schools take learning beyond classroom walls and good planners go beyond buildings to look for energy savings opportunities. this is the point of my amendment with congressman lujan and i'm very pleased to be able to be offering it. the amendment is simple. it adds, quote, greenhoes,

Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:09:19 to 2:09:40( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: gardens, including trees, and other facilities for environmental scientific, and other educational purposes and to produce energy cost savings a list of allowable uses in these funds. to improve our school buildings, this amendment helps to find additional savings from the natural environment. if we are going to build green schools, then there's nothing

Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:09:41 to 2:10:03( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: bert than planting trees, gardens, greenhouses on school property. so these uses would enable our schools to save energy and it would improve school appearance and it would create more learning opportunities for our students. according to the u.s. department of energy, carefully positioned household's energy consumption for heating and cooling.

Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:10:04 to 2:10:25( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: it can certainly do the same, or at least much of it, for our school buildings as well. we also know that planting and gardening does create contact with nature, creates a very good supportive learning environment for our children. this is a good amendment. it enhances the bill. it does not add extra funding. i would like to colleague who

Allyson Y. Schwartz

2:10:26 to 2:10:46( Edit History Discussion )

Allyson Y. Schwartz: amendment with me and also to speak in support of this bill, mr. jan. the chair: for how much time? ms. schwartz: one minute. the chair: the gentleman from is recognized for one minute. an amendment to the 21st century green high performing public school facilities act. the legislation will renew the foundation of our nation's public school system by

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