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House Proceeding 07-15-09 on Jul 15th, 2009 :: 0:49:55 to 0:52:00
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Nathan Deal

0:49:51 to 0:50:11( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: public health at risk. now is exactly the time to invest in this critical public good. with that i reserve my time. gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the distinguished gentleman from georgia, mr. natha deal. the speaker pro mpore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. deal: i thank the

Nathan Deal

0:49:55 to 0:52:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Nathan Deal

Nathan Deal

0:50:12 to 0:50:33( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: gentleman. mr. speaker, i rise today in opposition to the rule, and the reason ithat my colleagues and i from georgia offered an amendment that was not accepted in the rules committee. the amendment would have prohibited funds in this act from being made available to be used to update the calculation of the critical yield of the federal projects within the

Nathan Deal

0:50:34 to 0:50:55( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: a.c.f. and the a.c.t. river basins before the development of updated water control plans for the federal projects within this -- these river basins. the reason for the amendment was that language was included in the other body's version of this bill which requested that the critical yield updates be accomplished before the water

Nathan Deal

0:50:56 to 0:51:16( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: control manuals themselves. the fact is that these control manuals need to be completed first by the corps before the critical yield studies can be finished. this is an important study and therefore should be done properly. although the critical yield updates are necessary -- are a necessary part of the manual

Nathan Deal

0:51:17 to 0:51:37( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: updates, they do not provide any understanding of how water is currently being allocated or how the federal projects may best be managed. the corps of engineers must be allowed to determine the critical yie under appropriate conditions and our amendment would have made sure that they were able to do that. this language that is inserted

Nathan Deal

0:51:38 to 0:51:59( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: in the bill by the other body is not neutral regard to the ongoing water struggle between our states. it arbitrarily prioritizes this particular study and diversities resources away from the corps of engineers that are needed in order to complete the much needed water control plans. and for that reason, since the

Nathan Deal

0:52:00 to 0:52:01( Edit History Discussion )

Nathan Deal: amendment was not allowed by the

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