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House Proceeding 06-25-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 1:29:55 to 1:32:05
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Norman D. Dicks

1:29:51 to 1:30:12( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: alternative sites that i support and support moving forward, but not this particular area. thank you, madam chairwoman. and i reserve. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from washington. mr. dicks: i rise to claim the time in opposition. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. dicks: i understand that citizens and the carson city

Norman D. Dicks

1:29:55 to 1:32:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Norman D. Dicks

1:30:13 to 1:30:34( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: board of supervisors are concerned about the interior department plan to build an facility, but it is premature to cut off funding f proposal. the environmental analysis is still out for public review. we should not halt this important project before the analysis and the public input can be analyzed and considered.

Norman D. Dicks

1:30:35 to 1:30:55( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: carson city is a fire-prone area. it is important for the federal agencies to move ahead with an inter-agency center so they can be more efficient and effective firefighters. this joint new facility will support the silver hot shot crew, a key part of the firefighting force. the interior department has already spent funds for the

Norman D. Dicks

1:30:56 to 1:31:17( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: planning and design of this particular project, so we should not stop or undualy delay its implementation. both the interior department and the forest service have budgeted some of their limited infrastructure funding for this badly needed project. i understand the gentleman from nevada has concerns. i pledge to work with him as

Norman D. Dicks

1:31:18 to 1:31:38( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: this bill moves forward to be sure that his constituents' concerns are heard and fully considered. we all want to improve the firefighting capacity and protect neighborhoods and wildlands. and this amendment was not brought to our attention -- the subcommittee's attention until very late in the process.

Norman D. Dicks

1:31:39 to 1:32:01( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: and had we known, we could have taken an opportunity to talk to the department to hear the gentleman's views. he did not come to the committee and testify. there was an opportunity for members to testify. he chose not to do that. so i think this is an amendment that comes late, is not favored by the administration, is going

Norman D. Dicks

1:32:02 to 1:32:06( Edit History Discussion )

Norman D. Dicks: -- is going to weaken our firefighting capability. and th

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