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House Proceeding 06-09-08 on Jun 9th, 2008 :: 0:13:51 to 0:15:53
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Jim Costa

0:09:06 to 0:13:51( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Costa

Jim Costa

0:13:42 to 0:13:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Costa: in the wilderness and surrounding areas. mr. speaker, i ask my colleagues to support this passage of h.r. 3022 as amended and i reserve the balance of my tie me. . the speaker pro tempore:

Devin Nunes

0:13:51 to 0:14:00( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? mr. nunes: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without

Devin Nunes

0:13:51 to 0:15:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Devin Nunes

Devin Nunes

0:14:00 to 0:14:09( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: objection. mr. nunes: mr. speaker, i take this opportunity to express my support for h.r. 3022, the sequoia-kings canyon national park wilderness act. i would also like to thank my good friend,

Devin Nunes

0:14:09 to 0:14:20( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: mr. costa, and senator boxer, for their willingness to work in a bipartisan manner to secure protections from my constituents. when the idea of this designation was proposed, my constituents

Devin Nunes

0:14:20 to 0:14:32( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: had three main concerns. specifically, continued access to the hydroelectric facilities in the area. continued access for private and commercial horse stock us ers, and finally, the cabin owners

Devin Nunes

0:14:32 to 0:14:47( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: in mineral king and silver city area, needed assurances that they'll continue to have access to their cabins, in accordance to their park service permits. in each case, congressman koya

Devin Nunes

0:14:47 to 0:15:00( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: and senator boxer agreed to -- costa and senator boxer agreed. they provided a half mile buffer zone around the cabins to make sure that the wilderness does not impact their access to and

Devin Nunes

0:15:00 to 0:15:10( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: maintenance of the cabins. second, operators of the hydroelectric facilities would continue to have access to their facilities to have maintenance and inspections as necessary. they'll continue

Devin Nunes

0:15:10 to 0:15:23( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: to be allowed motorized access, including helicopters, if nonmotorized access is not reasonably feasible. finally, the private and commercial horse stock users was provided strong assurances

Devin Nunes

0:15:23 to 0:15:42( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: that nothing in the act would preclude access to the areas that are designated wilderness. there have been recurring problems with such access to surrounding wilderness yars. and the language

Devin Nunes

0:15:42 to 0:15:53( Edit History Discussion )

Devin Nunes: in this bill intends to make sure that it's t repeated in this wilderness. again, these were hard-fought protections. at this time, i'd like to yield to my colleague, mr. costa, and would

Jim Costa

0:15:53 to 0:16:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Costa: appreciate any comments he might have about these specific provisions i might have mentioned. the speaker pro tempore:ea without objection. mr. costa: i would like to thank congressman nunes to your hard

Jim Costa

0:15:53 to 0:17:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jim Costa

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