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House Proceeding on Jul 29th, 2009 :: 1:12:55 to 1:15:20
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Doris O. Matsui

1:12:51 to 1:13:12( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: mrs. capito, reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. frank. mr. frank: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to the aforementioned gentlewoman from california, ms. matsui, the author of the amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california is recognized for three minutes. matty ott thank you. and i thank -- ms. matsui: thank you. i'd like to thank the gentleman for yielding me time.

Doris O. Matsui

1:12:55 to 1:15:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doris O. Matsui

Doris O. Matsui

1:13:13 to 1:13:33( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: i'd like to thank chairman frank, congresswoman capito for theiwork to get here today. i'd like to thank fema for their technical guidance. this bill includes language from h.r. 1525 that i authored to provide technical changes to federal flood zone designations. this legislation makes a number of modifications to the national flood insurance act in order to give communities

Doris O. Matsui

1:13:34 to 1:13:55( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: clarity to help them restore and improve their flood protection systems. from my hometown of sacramento to louisiana bayou to the plains of the midwest, communities are advancing flood protection infrastructure in order to keep americans safe and secure. however, as we work to conform to changing dynamics of flood protection, these communities are seeking clarity as to the

Doris O. Matsui

1:13:56 to 1:14:16( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: -- as they work to meet federal regulations. public safety is my absolute number one priority, and during the st year that i worked with local, state and federal flood protection officials, that remains our priority. this bill will give communities clarity so they can continue to uphold public safety and promote proper protection.

Doris O. Matsui

1:14:17 to 1:14:37( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: specifically, this legislation will update current law to take local, state and federal funding into account when determining designations. the city of sacramento and the state of california have devoted millions of dollars toward flood protection. that investment was simply will recognized by the federal government. for my constituents, this is vital. femaeeds to recognize what

Doris O. Matsui

1:14:38 to 1:14:58( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: our state d city have contributed when they review the progress made on the levees in my district and determined the areas flood -- area's flood designation. this legislation helps communities understand re system. current regulations are vague on what a completed system actually is, and this is caused -- has caused great concern and

Doris O. Matsui

1:14:59 to 1:15:20( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: confusion among local communities. this provision combines a public safety standard with a concrete milestone. protecting our constituents from the dangers of floods requires a comprehensive approach. local communities, states and the federal government must all be thoughtful and committed partners to achieve public safety. i am glad that the bill pfer us today -- before us today

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