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House Proceeding 05-22-06 on May 22nd, 2006 :: 0:11:14 to 0:17:16
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vote is objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. recorded votes on postponed questions will be taken after 6:30 p.m. today. snaufment for what purpose does the gentleman from louisiana rise? mr.

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: boustany: i move the house suspend the rules and pass bill h.r. 5354. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5354, a bill to authorize the secretary

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Speech By: Charles W. Jr.Boustany

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: of education to extend the period during which a state educational agency or local educational agency may obligate temporary emergency impact aid for elementary and secondary school students displaced

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: by hurricane create or hurricane rita and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from louisiana, mr. boustany, and the gentlewoman from new york,

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: mrs. maloney, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from louisiana. mr. boustany: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: and extend their remarks on h.r. 54354. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. boustany: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: is recognized. mr. boustany: mr. speaker, h.r. 5354, the hurricane relief extension act of 2006, amends the hurricane education recovery act to allow the secretary of education to extend beyond

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: 2006 school year the period during which a state educational agency or local educational agency may obligate temporary emergency impact aid for elementary and secondary schools that enroll students

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: displaced by hurricanes katrina or rita. in addition, the bill includes a sense of the congress that urges state educational agencies to distribute expeditiously any education relief funds received

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: under such act to impacted schools and institutions. i want to thank chairman mckeon and the education and the work force committee staff for working with me on this legislation. hurricanes katrina

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: and rita created real and pressing educational needs in the gulf coast region. according to the u.s. department of education, more than 370,000 students were unable to attend school in the weeks

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: following the hurricanes. about 158,000 students were still displaced as of october 1, 2005, and are eligible for impact aid. more than 1,100 schools, public, private, and parochial were still closed

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: two weeks after the storms. in the immediate days after the hurricanes hit, i worked closely with my colleagues on the education and the work force committee to assess the damage caused by the storms

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: and to move forward and send federal aid to the highest need areas in the shortest amount of time possible. we supported an innovative electronic reimbursement proposal that would have enabled parents

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: and schools to by-pass government bureaucracy and receive federal aid more quickly. unfortunately, many of our colleagues opposed these efforts as a back door attempt to implement a voucher system.

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: let me be emphatic. that was not the case. this proposal would have prevented the delays we are now seeing in federal support reaching our teachers and students who most need it. as an alternative,

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: when congress passed the hurricane education recovery act in december, we included stringent time lines to ensure the money would quickly be sent to local educational agencies to help schools in need.

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: in addition, the u.s. department of education accelerated the application process for these funds in order to quickly release education-related relief. yet federal education aid is still

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: not reaching the ground in many gulf states, clung klug mipe my home state of louisiana. . visited johnson bayou high school in my district. this is in cameron parish which was hit directly

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by hurricane rita. as school officials had yet to receive one penny in federal assistance. this was only three to four weeks ago. recently a headline, in fact, last month in the "baston rouge

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advocate" read, schools await hurricane funds. at the april 26 committee on education in the workforce hearing, education leaders from throughout the gulf coast testified that federal aid had

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: yesterday to -- yet to make its way to the local level. this bill allows the secretary to set a date to obligate the funds for displaced students that is beyond the end of the school year

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: because several districts have indicated the difficulty in meeting the current statutory july 31 date. the extension of this date will give the districts the extra time needed to ensure the funds

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: are obligated toward the expenditures from the 2005-2006 school year. the bill would make certain that the funds can only be used for expenses from the 2005-2006 school year, and that the funds

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: will not be extended into the 2006-2007 school year. these funds are desperately needed by the districts to help with the costs associated with educating the displaced students. districts

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: should not have to return the funds because they were not able to obligate them by the july 31 deadline. mr. speaker, schools should not be penalized because bureaucratic red tape has delayed

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: the process on the state level which to me is very unacceptable. i strongly urge my colleagues to support h.r. 5354, the hurricane relief extension act of 2006. mr. speaker, i now reserve the

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

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Charles W. Jr.Boustany: balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from new york, mrs. maloney. mrs. maloney: i grant myself as much time as i may consume. i

Carolyn B. Maloney

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Carolyn B. Maloney: rise in strong support of h.r. 5354, the hurricane relief extension act, and thank mr. boustany for introducing this very important measure. mr. speaker, in march of this year democrats from the

Carolyn B. Maloney

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Speech By: Carolyn B. Maloney

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