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House Proceeding 10-15-09 on Oct 15th, 2009 :: 0:01:55 to 0:07:15
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Doris O. Matsui

0:01:41 to 0:02:02( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: shall be considered as adopted. the bill as amended shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill as amended are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill as amended to final passage without intervening motion except, one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking

Doris O. Matsui

0:01:55 to 0:07:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doris O. Matsui

Doris O. Matsui

0:02:03 to 0:02:24( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: minority member of the committee on natural resources, and, two, without instruction. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california is recognized for one hour. ms. matsui: for the purpose of debate only, i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from florida, my friend, mr. diaz-balart. all time yielded during

Doris O. Matsui

0:02:25 to 0:02:46( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: consideration of the rule is for debate only. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i also ask unanimous consent that all members be given five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks on house resolution 830. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. ma h.res. 80 provides the consideration of h.r. 2442, the

Doris O. Matsui

0:02:47 to 0:03:07( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: bay area regional water recycling expansion act of 2009. the rule provides one hour general debate controlled by the committee on natural resources. the rule makes two small changes clarifying the funding in the bill is subject to appropriations and making a peerl technical correction to the sectin numbering in th bill.

Doris O. Matsui

0:03:08 to 0:03:32( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the rule also provides one motion to recommit with or without instruction. madam speaker, i first want to thank chairman miller and chairman stark as well as representatives eshoo, honda, woolsey, lock ran, napolitano

Doris O. Matsui

0:03:33 to 0:03:53( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: and spear for their work on the bill. i also commend senator feinstein identical legislation in the senate and their leadership on this issue. as the elected representative from sacramento and as a famer's daughter from the central valley i understand that water is critical to our state's economy -- states' economy and

Doris O. Matsui

0:03:54 to 0:04:14( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: our way of life. after three years of drought, pumping restrictions and lost jobs from the valley to coast, there is no doubt that improving the capability of water recycling will help address these problems and lessen the burden on the bay ecosystem. while recycling is not the only way to meet the bay area and

Doris O. Matsui

0:04:15 to 0:04:39( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: california's water requirements, it must be part of our comprehensive solution. effective water use will help keep california's agriculture economy strong and the delta healthy. and ensure that the needs of northern california businesses, farmers and residents are not ignored. under title 16 water recycling

Doris O. Matsui

0:04:40 to 0:05:00( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: program, h.r authorize six aditional water recycling projects for the bay area that would provide $7 -- 7.2 million gallons of water daily and serve 24,000 households. collectively these projects will save $2 -- 2.6 bilion gallons of water per year in the region, offering a new water supply of

Doris O. Matsui

0:05:01 to 0:05:22( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: treated wastewater for industrial an specifically, the bay area regional water recycling program expansion act would authorize assistance under the interior dertment's bureau of reclamation for the planning and construction of these new water projects.

Doris O. Matsui

0:05:23 to 0:05:43( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: it would also stand the authorization for two existing projects. h.r. 2442 would stipulate that the federal share of the cost of the projects not exceed 25% of the total cost and bars the department from funding operation or maintenance of the project. it is im

Doris O. Matsui

0:05:44 to 0:06:04( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: this legislation has been endorsed by the association of california water agencies includes every major agriculture and urban water age in the state. and represents the largest coalition of public water agencies nationwide. additionally, the water reuse

Doris O. Matsui

0:06:05 to 0:06:25( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: foundation, which serves more than 180 public water agencies, cities and major engineer and technology firms, has urged that we move expeditiously on the bill. these groups understand that no one local projects are held hostage because of disputes over the

Doris O. Matsui

0:06:26 to 0:06:47( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: operations of federal water projects. we all know that there are serious concerns about the water cris in california. i was back home in my district over the weekend, madam speaker, and eeryonat home was talking about a water deal, trying to be negotiated by the legislature and the governor.

Doris O. Matsui

0:06:48 to 0:07:08( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: the local and state levels, all the way here to washington, there are a number of different ideas about how to address our water issues in california. some of them i prefer more than others. and some of them i prefer -- are preferred more than others by my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. but one thing is for sure,

Doris O. Matsui

0:07:09 to 0:07:15( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: limiting our state's water supply by holding a recycling project like those in this bill

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