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House Proceeding 09-22-09 on Sep 22nd, 2009 :: 0:44:10 to 0:47:50
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Greg Walden

0:44:06 to 0:44:26( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: water for endangered salmon and help irgait crops. it helps the city meet mandates. i ask my colleagues to support this bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the ge the gentlelady from guam. ms. reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves.

Greg Walden

0:44:10 to 0:47:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Greg Walden

Greg Walden

0:44:27 to 0:44:47( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: the gentleman from utah. mr. chaffetz: i yield to the gentleman from oregon, mr. walden. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from organized is recognized. mr. walden: i want to thank my colleagues from utah and guam as well as the chairwoman of the subcommittee, grace napolitano from california, and the ranking member, tom mcclintock from california as well and their staffs for working with me and the folks

Greg Walden

0:44:48 to 0:45:08( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: of the city of hermiston to move this bill through the committee process where it was unanimously aploffed and now awaits -- approved and now awaits floor action today. i stand in support of h.r. 2741 which as you heard authorizes the bureau of reclamation to help the city in the planning,

Greg Walden

0:45:09 to 0:45:29( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: design of the city of hermiston for the aurora recycling and reuse project. this bill is good for farmers and it's good for fish. it helps meets the endangered species act requirements for a list of salmon species in the umitilla river. it has strong local support from very diverse interes and

Greg Walden

0:45:30 to 0:45:50( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: has exactly the kind of partnership. the wastewater facility in hermiston is over 30 years old. it has outlived their usefulness. and with new environmental requirements and needs, the community's come together with many parties to come up with this new proposal, and this legislation will help move that

Greg Walden

0:45:51 to 0:46:11( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: forward with a nice cost share between the federal government at 25% and local community at 75%. that project will achieve a list of objectives important to both the local community and federal environmental and federal obligations. first, it will enable the city to meet new pollution reduction requirements for the next 20-plus years.

Greg Walden

0:46:12 to 0:46:36( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: second, it will increase wastewater treatment capacity to match the growth in the region's economy and the human population. and third, 3,400 acre feed of class a water from the project will go back to the umatilla river. this is one of the key reasons that the confed rated tibes and the independent & reservation

Greg Walden

0:46:37 to 0:46:58( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: support the -- and the indian reservation support the legislation. the final component of the project is the drought resistant water delivery of recycled water to the diverse agriculture community in the west extension irrigation district. now, this water will supplement current allegations. we all know a little extra water and a -- in a dry climate can help the farmers and e

Greg Walden

0:46:59 to 0:47:19( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: crops in a big way. it will comply with all aplickable rules and regulations. the federal partnership and the local investment will be enormous assistance to the -- as the project moves forward from drawing board to construction. i thank you again for yr support and for the opportunity to speak in favor of h.r. 2741

Greg Walden

0:47:20 to 0:47:41( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: and i look forward to continuing to work with you and the city of hermiston to ensure this project of great importance becomes a reality. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlelady from guam. ms. bordallo: mr. speaker, i have no additional requests for time and would inquire of the minority whether they have any additional speakers. mr. chaffetz: mr. speaker, we

Greg Walden

0:47:42 to 0:47:51( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: have no additional speake this time and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from utah yields. the gentlelady from guam. ms. bordallo: mr. speaker, i

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