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House Proceeding on Jul 26th, 2007 :: 0:52:33 to 0:55:46
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Jeff Flake

0:48:03 to 0:52:33( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

0:52:18 to 0:52:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: what possible justification can we have to use tax dollars to subsidize an industry like this. i yield back the balance of my time. the chairman: for what purpose does the gentleman

Tom Udall

0:52:33 to 0:52:50( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: from maine rise? >> strike the last word. the chairman: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. >> i rise in strong opposition to the amendment offered by mr. flake. this would strike funding

Tom Udall

0:52:33 to 0:55:46( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Udall

Tom Udall

0:52:50 to 0:53:09( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: for the lobster institute corps initiative for the university of maine, it is vital to the continue avings the lobster industry. i will say more about the lobster industry, not just to maine,

Tom Udall

0:53:09 to 0:53:22( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: but the industry, and the entire northeast. i want to go straight to this particular program. the lobster institute's corps initiatives provides for outreach, research, and education in order to sustain

Tom Udall

0:53:22 to 0:53:34( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: the lobster. this is one of the most successfully managed fisheries along the atlantic coast. and when you look at this from the point of view from the -- of the private sector, this is not

Tom Udall

0:53:34 to 0:53:45( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: a case of a big corporate fiduciary. the lobster industry is primarily a small fiduciary -- fishry. i would say that the institute is funded by contributions from the city itself. some people who

Tom Udall

0:53:45 to 0:53:55( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: are contributing to the research and by private donations of friends of the lobster institute. this ki of research done by our land grant universities is absolutely essential. the university

Tom Udall

0:53:55 to 0:54:10( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: of maine does work on wild blueberries, it does work on potatoes. the industry itself could not possibly sustain industrywide research because these industries like the lobster industry are made up

Tom Udall

0:54:10 to 0:54:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: primarily of small businessmen and businesswomen. it is this kind of private-public partnership that makes our economy stronger than it ever could be without this support. let me give you some

Tom Udall

0:54:25 to 0:54:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: exam -- examples, it aims to have a logical research to look at lobster health and environmental monitoring issues. for example, in southern new england we have serious disease issues

Tom Udall

0:54:41 to 0:55:06( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: with some lobsters. we have to be able to track those diseases and make sure that we understand what is going on. it will support lobster health and habitat research. the information

Tom Udall

0:55:06 to 0:55:46( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: that is gathered by the institute is communicated to the public. outreach conducted by faculty, students, and industry members as well as conferences, seminars, and work shops throughout

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