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House Proceeding 10-06-09 on Oct 6th, 2009 :: 1:10:05 to 1:13:10
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James P. Moran

1:09:58 to 1:10:05( Edit History Discussion )

James P. Moran: it's about 500 acres. it's preserved. it's a beautiful area.

James Jordan

1:10:05 to 1:13:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: James Jordan

James Jordan

1:10:06 to 1:10:26( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: you can see bald eagles, great blue herons, snapping turtles, a whole lot of bullfrogs, and there left in the washington area where you can see this, unless you go to the zoo. but these creatures, the fish, the wildlife, and even the

James Jordan

1:10:27 to 1:10:48( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: plants, some of which are rare are in their natural because of chairman dingell's efforts. he got together with john saylor from pennsylvania, my friend mr. shuster knows him,

James Jordan

1:10:49 to 1:11:14( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: as did mr. shuster's father. and the late chairman henry rice of wisconsin. the three of them got together. they got this legislation through at that -- that stopped the dredging of dyke marsh, and it has been preserved to this day. now whether we can expand it

James Jordan

1:11:15 to 1:11:37( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: and even restore it more to its natural habitat, i don't know. but i know because of this legislation, we're going to at least be able to preserve what we have. as the gentlelady suggested, it has over 6,500 species of plants and animals, some of which are threatened or endangered.

James Jordan

1:11:38 to 1:12:02( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: it enhances water quality, stems shoreline erosion, creates an aesthetic and recreational escape for people of all ages. so i urge my colleagues to join me in recognizing the significance of dyke marsh in reaffirming our commitment generally to protecting our

James Jordan

1:12:03 to 1:12:24( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: nation's ecosystems, and in honoring three giants of the congress, john dingell, john saylor, and henry rice, whose leadership and commitment to environmental stewardship were instrumental in the dyke marsh's preservation. i want to also recognize ann tooley, who has done research

James Jordan

1:12:25 to 1:12:45( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: and staff support on this. i want to express appreciation for my colleague, congressman jerry connolly, whose district is just to the south of dyke marsh, but who was chair of the fairfax county board when fairfax county made especially important efforts to preserve

James Jordan

1:12:46 to 1:13:07( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: dyke marsh. with that, i yield back and again urge passage of this bill. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the ance of his time. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. shuster: i have no further speakers. i wanted to inquire from the gentlelady if she has

James Jordan

1:13:08 to 1:13:12( Edit History Discussion )

James Jordan: additional speakers. ms. bordallo: i have no

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