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House Proceeding 10-15-09 on Oct 15th, 2009 :: 0:31:45 to 0:35:00
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Steve King

0:31:41 to 0:32:02( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: h.r. 2442 is no different than any of these bills. i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to my friend from iowa, m the speaker pro tempore: the three minutes. mr. king: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman from

Steve King

0:31:45 to 0:35:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Steve King

Steve King

0:32:03 to 0:32:24( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: florida for yielding. i'm here standing in support of congressman nunez and the california delegation that has spoken against this rule and for water for the valley. and as i watched this debate unfold here on the floor, something about the depth of the emotion and voice to see for myself.

Steve King

0:32:25 to 0:32:45( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: late august i went down to the fresno ara and traveled the valley, most of the all. i looked at 250,000 acres of man made dust. i know there are at least 600,000 acres of manmade drought in that central valley area, and then i went up to san francisco. with a heavy heart. ca looked at that dust in the

Steve King

0:32:46 to 0:33:09( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: valley. i felt like that indian in the commercial that saw his full of junk and tires and the tear trickled down his cheek to think that man could do that to man. and they were watering the lawns in san francisco while we have a manmade drought and are taking out dead trees from orchards in california.

Steve King

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

Steve King: i also led a codel to go lo the swamp areas in iraq there. decided that he didn't like the politics of the people in the south, the shiias in the south that lived in that swamp. so he shut off and diverted the tigris and euphrates rivers and shut off the water and dried out the swamp arabs in the south. i visited that area. it was a political decision and

Steve King

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

Steve King: a manmade drought. for the swamp arabs in and we are quite proud we sent our military in to turn on that water and give them back the lifeblood of the people southern iraq on the delta area there. here we have the valley, and this is a battle going on between san francisco, the urban areas in california, and the

Steve King

0:33:53 to 0:34:15( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: most world. aim from iowa and i'm saying this. the most dollars per acre produced, and we have a manmade drought. we are watering lawns in san francisco and diverting more water to san francisco who didn't look to me like they were v dust in the face of the hardworking people in the valley. i can't believe we can have a

Steve King

0:34:16 to 0:34:36( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: manmade tragedy of this magnitude. we are told, check your guns at the door. check your guns at the door when the cards we have a closed rule that shuts off any debate other than the rule on itself. no amendments allowed. no vote being able to be force we can't shape policy in this congress if it's being shaped up there in the hole in the wall. i want to bring that debate down

Steve King

0:34:37 to 0:34:57( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: to the floor. if you at least have enough courage to ask for an open rule and allow some amendments so the members of this congres can weigh in, then the people of the country can weigh in and they can have their voice heard. we can turn on the water. this is not about the minnow. ou'll find another species. it's about a fight over the water. a man made drought and 600,000

Steve King

0:34:58 to 0:35:02( Edit History Discussion )

Steve King: acres, 40,000 jobs lost.

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