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House Proceeding on Jun 4th, 2008 :: 4:28:18 to 4:31:45
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Darlene Hooley

4:26:18 to 4:28:18( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Darlene Hooley

Darlene Hooley

4:28:08 to 4:28:18( Edit History Discussion )

Darlene Hooley: mr. speaker and members, county governments don't receive property tax for lands owned and controlled by the federal government. however they are obligated to provide services in those areas.

Don Young

4:28:18 to 4:28:40( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: the secure rural schools and community self-determination act was created to compensate local governments for the tax exempt status of the public lands within their county. . if we failed

Don Young

4:28:18 to 4:31:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Don Young

Don Young

4:28:40 to 4:28:53( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: to re-authorize this importa program, teachers will be laid off, kids will be shortchanged on their education, and county roads will go unmaintained. in my district, over 1.2 million acres

Don Young

4:28:53 to 4:29:10( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: are controlled by the federal government. the national forest service land in my district is twice the size of the state of rhode island. and every acre, every acre is exempt from property

Don Young

4:29:10 to 4:29:23( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: tax. and in one of my counties, 40% of the roads are within the national forest. so that county is responsible for maintaining the roads that run through the very property that is exempt from

Don Young

4:29:23 to 4:29:39( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: the taxes that pay for our roads. it's unconscionable for the federal government to walk away from this obligation to rural local governments. rural counties have no other option we have

Don Young

4:29:39 to 4:29:55( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: made a commitment on this issue. now, let's live up to our word. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman

Don Young

4:29:55 to 4:30:08( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: from utah. mr. bishop: thank you. i am now, as we now talk about a bill that does not exist anymore, i'd like to yield to e the gentleman from california, a minute and a half, mr. herger.

Don Young

4:30:08 to 4:30:25( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. herger: mr. speakeher, counties and schools in my district need a lifeline, they don't need partisanship,

Don Young

4:30:25 to 4:30:38( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: they don't need a talking point. they need leadership which would result in an actual law being passed to help them. secure rural schools has rested on hard work by grassroots supporters

Don Young

4:30:38 to 4:30:51( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: and by partisan efforts in congress. so why are we moving a bill that divides our coalition by removing pilt and tying rural schools to a controversial offset that we know will fail in the senate?

Don Young

4:30:51 to 4:31:03( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: this bill does nothing to help our counties and schools because it has no chance of becoming law. yesterday there was an effort to rescue this legislation with a compromise that would extend

Don Young

4:31:03 to 4:31:17( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: a lifeline to rural counties, and every american through new domestic oil production and lower gas prices. that proposal w as rejected because we were told the majority will not allow

Don Young

4:31:17 to 4:31:30( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: consideration of any bill that increases domestic oil supplies. america and our counties and schools deserve better. i urge a no vote. the speaker pro tempore: the gentle man yields back

Don Young

4:31:30 to 4:31:45( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: the balance of his time. is the gentleman from oregon. mr. defazio: i recognize the gentleman from oregon, mr. wu, two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from oregon is recognized

Nick J. Rahall

4:31:45 to 4:31:56( Edit History Discussion )

Nick J. Rahall: for two minutes. mr. wu: i rise in strong support of h.r. 3058. h i'd like to thank my good friend and colleague, mr. defazio, for his work on this issue. congress passed a law with rural

Nick J. Rahall

4:31:45 to 4:34:34( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nick J. Rahall

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