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House Proceeding 06-03-09 on Jun 3rd, 2009 :: 0:50:40 to 0:53:45
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Bob Goodlatte

0:50:37 to 0:50:59( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: better, and it makes him more comfortable with this bill and since it does pose no harm, i will aept the amendment. mr. goodlatte: reclaiming my time, the chairman makes me feel a lot better and i'm pleased that he will accept my endment. . i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yield back. the question is on the

Bob Goodlatte

0:50:40 to 0:53:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte

0:51:00 to 0:51:22( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: amendment. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from virginia. those in favor say aye. suppose opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair -- those opposed, no. in the opinion of thchair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 2 printed in

Bob Goodlatte

0:51:23 to 0:51:45( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: house report 111-131. for what gentleman from virginia rise? mr. goodlatte: to offer the amendment. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 2, printed in house rep 111-131, offered by mr. goodlatte of virginia. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 490, the gentleman from virginia, mr. goodlatte, and a member opposed will each control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia.

Bob Goodlatte

0:51:46 to 0:52:06( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: mr. goodlatte: thank you, madam chairman. i rise to offer a second amendment to h.r. 1385. i have always supported granting the six virginia tribes federal recognition and i am extremely happy that this bill has included language that seeks to prevent casino-style gaming in the commonwealth of virginia. i was troubled to learn of a

Bob Goodlatte

0:52:07 to 0:52:29( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: change made to the bill without notification to any of the local communities thatould be affected. in the section dealing with the monacan indian tribe, the area the tribe could have placed in trust for their reservation grew from one county to seven. originally it was an area of approximately 479 square miles and now it's an area approximately 3,728 square miles. what is even more disturbing to

Bob Goodlatte

0:52:30 to 0:52:52( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: me is that none of these new localities knew they w part of an area which the tribes could acquire lands. my office onl once the bill was scheduled for floor consideration. this bill could dramatically affect these counties. if tribal lands were established in these counties t. could mean the localities would lose all control of the lands that were placed in trust in them.

Bob Goodlatte

0:52:53 to 0:53:14( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: we would no longer be in control of zoning, environmental reviews, and these localities could no longer collect tax revenues from these lands. these are serious concerns and could gratly impact operations of the counties. the fact the bill would establish tribal land in these counties is a total surprise to these jurisdictions. they have not had a sufficient opportunity to discuss and study

Bob Goodlatte

0:53:15 to 0:53:35( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: how such a change would affect them. the addition of these new counties is also a total surprise to me and the counties involved and they should be removed from this bill. i have also spoken to my colleagues, tom perriello and rick boucher who also represent these newly added counties and they also support this amendment.

Bob Goodlatte

0:53:36 to 0:53:45( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: these communities should have the right to know how these changes will affect them as far as this legislation is concerned and the far-reaching consequences that could permanently change central

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