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House Proceeding 10-15-09 on Oct 15th, 2009 :: 0:31:55 to 0:35:05
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Doc Hastings

0:31:53 to 0:32:13( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: we also have double-digit unemployment. so we're all needing to pull together heresilicon valley is willing to do its part to recycleo that the water can flow to those in need. i would like to just point out that although we all value san francisco, san jose has a

Doc Hastings

0:31:55 to 0:35:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

0:32:14 to 0:32:36( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: million people and since san francisco isn't part of this bill a at all, perhaps we should refer to this as the san jose bay area in the future. the san jose bay area is willing to help out. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from california reserves. the recognized.

Doc Hastings

0:32:37 to 0:32:58( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: mr. hastings: mr. speaker, reference was made as to why we are debating this bill on the floor which obviously the concept of this bill brings forward water recycling has broad support in this but the interest was -- erches was made that the only reason we're debating this is because

Doc Hastings

0:32:59 to 0:33:19( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: of one member, doesn't say where he's from but i assume eyes from california, who has been very outspoken about the economic disaster going on in the san joaquin valley of california. mr. speaker, i just want to say that that individual is defending what he thinks is right for his constituents. and he is doing all the right things within the rules of this

Doc Hastings

0:33:20 to 0:33:40( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: house to bring this issue forward so we can have a debate. and the efforts we've also made by those remarks that this was partisan in nature. well, i will just remind, mr. speaker and my colleagues that

Doc Hastings

0:33:41 to 0:34:02( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: to the floor of the house, had bipartisan support. now, -- or bipartisan opposition. as you know, when there are rule votes, they're generally along party lines. yes, mr. speaker, 23 democrats voted against this rule. now, i don't know the motivation of all of them but i would

Doc Hastings

0:34:03 to 0:34:23( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: certainly hope and i would guess they probably voted no because they felt this issue was worthy of dehe bait. and i might add, of those 23, four of them are from the natural resources committee in which this bill passed out by unanimous consent. but there was some discussion on the subcommittee on the issue and the costs.

Doc Hastings

0:34:24 to 0:34:45( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: so, mr. speaker, i just want to make this point. when somebody is accused of defending their constituents in a negative way, that is not what this house is all about. every member should be doing everything they can to defend their constituents. so the debate on this really, i

Doc Hastings

0:34:46 to 0:35:06( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: believe, is evolving into a bipartisan debate to have a seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: but we have been denied that. i would just hope that there will be some opportunities later on for us to revisit this and have these potential solutions

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