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House Proceeding 06-24-09 on Jun 24th, 2009 :: 0:31:20 to 0:32:40
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Philip Hare

0:31:18 to 0:31:39( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: purposes of a colloquy to the gentleman from illinois, mr. hare. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hare: thank you. i rise to get into a colloquy with the chairman of the subcommittee. mr. chairman, i welcome a colloquy with my distinguished colleague. mr. chairman, as you know, my district is home to many levee districts along the mississippi river. on february 25, 2009, the

Philip Hare

0:31:20 to 0:32:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Philip Hare

Philip Hare

0:31:40 to 0:32:00( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: federal emergency management agency issued a new policy on rehabilitation assistance for levees. under this new policy, levee districts are prohibited from receiving fema assistance for flood cleanups, debris remove a -- removal and dewatering. the burden is being shifted away from fema to the corps of engineers even thougas i understand it the corps does not

Philip Hare

0:32:01 to 0:32:22( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: have the authorization or funning to reimburse the levee district for these activities. my community, mr. chairman, is concerned that this policy leaves levees in and the river communities they protect vulnerable during peak flooding seasons and while many are still recovering from last summes floods. the emergency management agency reported that a drainage

Philip Hare

0:32:23 to 0:32:41( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: district in southern illinois was denied reimbursement as a direct result of this new policy. i've contacted fema to urge them to reverse the policy and continue assisting levee districts with these to avoid further gaps. and, mr. chairman, i understand that fema and the corps are woing on this issue, but if

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