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House Proceeding 07-30-08 on Jul 30th, 2008 :: 2:06:30 to 2:10:28
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Ron Klein

2:06:18 to 2:06:30( Edit History Discussion )

Ron Klein: in virtually v every case they flowed out of thei r banks in early to mid june. whether it's cedar rapids that r saw the riv ter rise 50% above its previous record and overflow its banks and a

Tom Udall

2:06:30 to 2:06:44( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: displace d 20,000 to 25,000 individuals, orid the iowa river in iowa city spilled over the reservoir and exceeded its previous record levdel by three feet and caused somese $232 million damage

Tom Udall

2:06:30 to 2:10:28( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Udall

Tom Udall

2:06:44 to 2:06:59( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: to the university of iowa, or whetheror iwas the iowa river coming together with the cedar river and columbus junction and engulfing much of that city in particular itsar commercial areas, or whether

Tom Udall

2:06:59 to 2:07:13( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: a it was the iowa river that split it off just before it hitef oakville, the tiny town of oakville, and formed two channels, but included the towncl of o oakvillevi in one large chann el.

Tom Udall

2:07:13 to 2:07:28( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: a town of just over 400 people. or the mississippi or the des moines river from atom with awi. all of these rivf ers flowed out of their banks and caused massive damage in iowan during this

Tom Udall

2:07:28 to 2:07:41( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: period. i have gone to every onee of the counties. un i have seen the damage from urban areas to rural areas. we have probably close to $10 billion worth of damage if not more in the state

Tom Udall

2:07:41 to 2:07:55( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: of iowa. we did get an initial $2.56 billion p ackage that included iowa and other states affected by the flooding. but, madam speaker, it's time to do more. it has bee n two months and five days since

Tom Udall

2:07:55 to 2:08:08( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: this disaster struck ou r state. next month i have fxtlood assistance meetings set upee in all of my flood related counties. co and i'm going to do everything ive can obviously to help my constituents.

Tom Udall

2:08:08 to 2:08:19( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: i'm committed to working every hour of every day to get theo necessary assistance to my constituents.. i am of cfourse disappointed that this congress has yet to move forward on a second d disaster

Tom Udall

2:08:19 to 2:08:30( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: package. and indeed itnd looks as though we are not going to move forward before this weekend. that's's caused me great disappointment and d aispleasure. bui am also committed to working with the

Tom Udall

2:08:30 to 2:08:45( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: leadership orsn both sides of the aislesl and the presid ent to provide them with anyy information they needor for us to move forward. as i said before i'm committed to working with my colleagues

Tom Udall

2:08:45 to 2:09:02( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: in the house and in the senate from iowa and others in the disaster working group which w my office helped to create aed bipartisaar working group that includes 19 members of the house oerf representati

Tom Udall

2:09:02 to 2:09:20( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: ves. i know that working together we can provide the relief that iowa and these other statess deserve. i yield the balance of my time. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the

Tom Udall

2:09:20 to 2:09:38( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: gentleman yield back. mr. jones of north carolina. >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take the gentleman from north carolina's time. the speaker pro tempore: the gent leman from indiana is

Tom Udall

2:09:38 to 2:09:47( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: recognized for five minutes. mr. burton: tonight it's 9:00, a wednesday night, and two days from now we'll all be homeom for five weeks. and congress will not have n acted on manyon pieces of legislation

Tom Udall

2:09:47 to 2:10:03( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: that deal with the energy crisis. and whi we are home talking to our c onstituents and doing a things that we have to do back in our districts, the peo tple of the united s tates of america

Tom Udall

2:10:03 to 2:10:15( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: will continue to pay $4, $5 a gallon for gasoline. they'll have to take money away from other imp ortant areas of their homes, food, clothing, whatev er it might be so they can put enough gnoasoline

Tom Udall

2:10:15 to 2:10:28( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Udall: in the care to get to and from work or take the kids toe school. ch i think t hat's tragic,gi madam speaker. this congress should be doinesg something immediately to lowerly the price of gasoline

Danny K. Davis

2:10:28 to 2:10:41( Edit History Discussion )

Danny K. Davis: and oil. a few days ago, i think last week, the president of the united states removed the exec utive moratorium onor drilling offshore. and as soon as he didso that,ha the price of oil per

Danny K. Davis

2:10:28 to 2:14:56( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Danny K. Davis

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