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House Proceeding on Sep 8th, 2009 :: 0:31:50 to 0:34:25
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Douglas Lamborn

0:31:46 to 0:32:06( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: i ask my colleagues to support the passage and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: thank you, mr. speaker. unfortunately i have to rise in opposition to h.r. 324. as many of us have discovered the national heritage area program although well intended and is not a new program and

Douglas Lamborn

0:31:50 to 0:34:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Douglas Lamborn

0:32:07 to 0:32:27( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: has no established framework. many of our colleagues have sought to ensure that despite a lack of guidance, heritage areas would include basic property rights protections. unfortunately this bill does not have sufficient protection for the property owners within the boundaries of this area and it is likely many of them have no idea that they are to be

Douglas Lamborn

0:32:28 to 0:32:48( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: included. to remedy this problem, we request and we have requested in the past that the bill be amended to allow property owners the opportunity to remove their property from the heritage area. while e current language allo owners to, quote, refrain from participation, unquote, nothing changes the fact that this bill places them within a new federal

Douglas Lamborn

0:32:49 to 0:33:09( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: designation that provides a basis for ambitious federal land managers to claim that they now have a mandate and millions of federal dollars to interfere with local decisions affecting their neighbor's property. three years ago, this point was brought to the forefront when my friend, the sponsor of this legislation, authored legislation to reduce the size

Douglas Lamborn

0:33:10 to 0:33:31( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: of the yuma crossing heritage area. when that heritage area was established in 2000, it was much larger than local farmers were expecting. further exacerbating the problem, local zoning bureaucrats began to use the hair 257b8g are planning. because the language designating the included no recourse for property own horse wanted o

Douglas Lamborn

0:33:32 to 0:33:52( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: -- property owners who wanted out or never wanted to be included in the first place, their only option was to come to congress to adjust the boundary and solve the zoning assaults they faced. we must not make that mis again. complicating this particular proposed heritage area is the inclusion of some of the most heavily traveled human and

Douglas Lamborn

0:33:53 to 0:34:14( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: narcotics trafficking routes in our contry. we have already seen what happens when we lock up federal border lands within federal wilderness areas. the cartels run rampant knowing that border patrol is hamstrung by draconian rules making them subcertificate have iant to land managers and accompanying bureaucratic red tape. now is not the time to place

Douglas Lamborn

0:34:15 to 0:34:27( Edit History Discussion )

Douglas Lamborn: yet another layer of federal interference over this region. the border lands are far fundraiser secure. i urge my colleagues to support private property rights and the effort to secure the border by

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