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House Proceeding on Jul 27th, 2009 :: 0:55:05 to 0:57:10
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Doc Hastings

0:55:01 to 0:55:21( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: the passage of this i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, h.r. 1376ould designate a national monument in the middle of the city of waco in texas.

Doc Hastings

0:55:05 to 0:57:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

0:55:22 to 0:55:42( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: i do not necessarily oppose th designation but i do oppose the legislation as it is written because it lacks language protecting the property rights on lands adjacent to the monument. the national parkervice has a history of interfering with the use of lands it does during the committee markup, congressman rob bishop of utah

Doc Hastings

0:55:43 to 0:56:03( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: offered a commonsense amendment that control to the boundaries of the proposed monument. and prohibited the park service from designating buffer zones on private lands. the chairman of the subcommittee opposed the amendment stating that the concept of buffer zones did not exist and was nowhere to

Doc Hastings

0:56:04 to 0:56:24( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: be found i however, a quick search of the park service's own website finds 78 references to buffer zones, including references in federal law. the amendment that was offered by mr. bishop was narrowly defeated by a 22-20 vote along party lines.

Doc Hastings

0:56:25 to 0:56:45( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: so, mr. speaker, witho language protecting private landowners adjacent to the monument, which includes homeowners, farmers, and for that matter even baylor university, paffering this legislation would be in my view -- psing this legislation would be in my view irresponsible. this is not a vague hypothetical concern.

Doc Hastings

0:56:46 to 0:57:06( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: in the park service's own study, the issue of controlling neighboring lands through local zoning is specifically mentioned. and the door is left opened for the park service to push for restrictions on adjacent private property. that's the part that i -- concerns me with this legislation. so, mr. speaker, i urge a no

Doc Hastings

0:57:07 to 0:57:10( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: vote on h.r. 1376 until language is added protecting the property

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