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House Proceeding 10-15-09 on Oct 15th, 2009 :: 0:40:05 to 0:41:30
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Doris O. Matsui

0:40:01 to 0:40:21( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to vote unfair rule. i yield back my the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlewoman from california. ms. matsui: mr. speaker, we are in a drought. we are in a drought. that's a fact. and this legislation will help ensure that future droughts in california will have less of a damaging impact.

Doris O. Matsui

0:40:05 to 0:41:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doris O. Matsui

Doris O. Matsui

0:40:22 to 0:40:42( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: when water is used more efficiently, droughts like the one we are currently experiencing become less severe because we have built in defense mechanisms. we know that the drought and not endangered species t or house leadership is the real reason why so many individuals are suffering in california's central valley.

Doris O. Matsui

0:40:43 to 0:41:04( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: in fact, according to ron milligan, the u.s. bureau of reclamation operations manager for the central valley project, the average delta water export prior acre-feet. in 2009 the export fell to 3.6 million acre-feet.

Doris O. Matsui

0:41:05 to 0:41:25( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: of the 2.1 million acre-foot shortfall, 1.6 million is due to the drought. only 500,000 of the decrease resulted from the dealta smelt ruling. if anything, our colleagues who represent that part of the should support h.r. 2442 as a means of

Doris O. Matsui

0:41:26 to 0:41:32( Edit History Discussion )

Doris O. Matsui: drought. they should also support it as a water available statewide for

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