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House Proceeding 10-29-07 on Oct 29th, 2007 :: 1:58:37 to 2:00:43
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John T. Salazar

1:54:42 to 1:58:37( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John T. Salazar

John T. Salazar

1:58:22 to 1:58:37( Edit History Discussion )

John T. Salazar: you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boozman: h.r. 3224 amends the national dam safety program act to establish

John Boozman

1:58:37 to 1:58:46( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: a program to provide grant assistance to states for the rehabilitation and repair of deficient dams. i would like to commend commongman randy kuehl for his steadfast leadership on this issue -- congressman

John Boozman

1:58:37 to 2:00:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Boozman

John Boozman

1:58:46 to 1:58:58( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: randy kuehl for his steadfast leadership on this issue. he was instrumental in the re-authorization of the national dam safety program last year. i would also like to thank mr. salazar, again,

John Boozman

1:58:58 to 1:59:13( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: for his leadership in this issue also. this bill would authorize a program at the federal emergency management agency to provide funding for repairs to publicly owned dams that would pose a

John Boozman

1:59:13 to 1:59:27( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: direct risk to human life if they failed. the number of unsafe dams has risen by 80% since 1998 to more than 3,200. this grant program would fund repairs of the most critical dams which the

John Boozman

1:59:27 to 1:59:42( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: association of state dam safety officials estimates is a $10 billion need over the next 12 years. dams require ongoing maintenance, monitoring, and rehabilitation. and many states are unable to

John Boozman

1:59:42 to 1:59:55( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: fund necessary repairs to publicly owned dams without assistance from the federal government. this new program will provide assistance up to 65% of the cost of the repairs. h.r. 3224 authorizes the

John Boozman

1:59:55 to 2:00:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: program for five years at $200 million. this is an important issue throughout the country in areas with numerous old and abandoned dams. too often the 19th century companies that built the dams

John Boozman

2:00:10 to 2:00:20( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: no longer exist. and local governments are left with orphaned dams in their jurisdiction. . these communities have a responsibility to protect their population but they rarely have the tax base

John Boozman

2:00:20 to 2:00:33( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: revenue to repair the failing dams. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado.

John Boozman

2:00:33 to 2:00:43( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: >> mr. speaker, may i inquire of the gentlewoman from arkansas, if he has any additional speakers? >> i do not have any additional speakers. why gladly yield back the balance of my time. the speaker

2:00:43 to 2:00:53( Edit History Discussion )

pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california -- colorado. >> i want to thank the gentleman from arkansas for his leadership also on transportation

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