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House Proceeding 10-29-07 on Oct 29th, 2007 :: 2:08:39 to 2:13:41
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Eleanor Holmes Norton

2:02:58 to 2:08:39( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eleanor Holmes Norton

Eleanor Holmes Norton

2:08:25 to 2:08:39( Edit History Discussion )

Eleanor Holmes Norton: the gentleman reserves her time -- the gentlewoman reserves her time. the gentleman from louisiana is recognized. mrboustany: h.r. introduced will improve the provision of disaster assistance

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:08:39 to 2:08:51( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: for hurricanes katrina and rita. this bill was created through an open and inclusive process and i want to thank chairman oberstar, chairwoman norton for working for -- with our republican members

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:08:39 to 2:13:41( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Charles W. Jr.Boustany

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:08:51 to 2:09:05( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: to include our provisions to this bill. additionally i want to thank my good friend and colleague from louisiana, ranking member b, aker, for his steadfast support of louisiana in the wake of

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:09:05 to 2:09:16( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: hurricanes katrina and rita. congressman baker has been a great advocate for our state and i thank him for helping the committee do -- committee to draft this bill. earlier this year, the subcommittee

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:09:16 to 2:09:29( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: on economic development, public buildings and emergency management held a hearing on the recovery in the gulf coast following hurricanes katrina and rita. the bill includes a number of provisions recommended

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:09:29 to 2:09:42( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: by members of congress from both parties who testified at this hearing. these provisions are designed to aleveation specific problems with the recovery in the gulf coast. the bill authorizes changes

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:09:42 to 2:09:54( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: to the stafford act programs, exclusively for the recovery from hurricanes katrina and rita and applies these changes retroactively. the congressional budget office does not expect these proposed

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:09:54 to 2:10:09( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: changes to have a significant affect on the pace or amount of federal expenditures from the disaster relief fund and has estimated that enacting h.r. 3247 would have no significant effect on

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:10:09 to 2:10:19( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: direct spending. i support this legislation and i encourage my colleagues to do the same. i also want to thank chairman oberstar and chairwoman norton specifically for working with our gulf coast delegations

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:10:19 to 2:10:33( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: on this important legislation. the t.n.i. committee has really been very helpful and a strong advocate throughout this process as my home state of louisiana and the rest of the gulf coast

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:10:33 to 2:10:43( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: have tried to recover. and i'm pleased that the tradition continues today with the work on this bill. i also want to mention that while much of the nation's focus remain -- remains on the aftermath

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:10:43 to 2:10:57( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: of hurricane katrina, i want to remind my colleagues that there were two storms of similar magnitude that hit the gulf coast in 2005. the second storm, hurricane rita, brought high winds

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:10:57 to 2:11:10( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: in excess of 120 miles per hour and a storm surge equivalent to that of a category 5 storm. and told damage in southwest louisiana was estimated at approximately $10 billion making rita the forgotten

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:11:10 to 2:11:22( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: storm, the third most costly natural disaster in u.s. history. two years later, our recovery remains slow but progress is being made and the people of southwest louisiana are resilient and we

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:11:22 to 2:11:36( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: will rebuild. this bill will help fix some of the road blocks to recovery that we've -- roadblocks to recovery that we've encountered. i want to mention one. the bill addresses one of the bigger problems

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:11:36 to 2:11:51( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: still lingering in my own district which is the reimbursement to the cajun dome for use of the facility in sheltering both katrina and rita evacuees. it acted a as a shelter from october

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:11:51 to 2:12:04( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: 30through october 28, 2005, and processed an estimated 18,000 evacuees within that 60-day period. the facility was subsequently closed until january 2006 for recovery and repair from the sheltering

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:12:04 to 2:12:17( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: operations. fema initially approved and then sought reimbursement for funds paid to the cajun dome for use of the facility while conducting response activities. at issue is whether or not a government

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:12:17 to 2:12:32( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: entity can be reimbursed for fees for sheltering evacuees after a disaster. the cajun dome, however, operates antonymously from city government, does not have a sustaining tax base and instead

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:12:32 to 2:12:45( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: relies on the fees it generates from events during its peak season to maintain operations year round. h.r. 3247 will allow fema to pay for the reasonable cost of renting or leasing a public facility

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:12:45 to 2:12:53( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: that was used for conducting response activities for hurricanes katrina and rita. facilities like the cajun dome are integral to our disaster recovery a response and we shouldn't punish

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:12:53 to 2:13:05( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: them for opening their doors and providing shelter during a national crisis. again, i want to thank the committee staff as well, especially mike herrmann and jennifer hall for working

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:13:05 to 2:13:19( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: with my legislative director to develop language that will address this problem. again, i thank chairwoman oberstar -- chairman oberstar, chairwoman norton, ranking members, mica and graves

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:13:19 to 2:13:31( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: for including it in the bill and you urge my colleagues to support the bill. and i reserve the bad lance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman. ms. norton:

Charles W. Jr.Boustany

2:13:31 to 2:13:41( Edit History Discussion )

Charles W. Jr.Boustany: thank you. i thank the gentleman for his remarks and ask him, does he have any further speakers? mr. boustany: i do have one speaker remaining. ms. norton: i yield to the gentleman for another speaker.

Richard H. Baker

2:13:41 to 2:13:56( Edit History Discussion )

Richard H. Baker: mr. boustany: i'm happy to yield to my colleague, mr. baker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. baker: i thank the gentleman for yielding tim e and want to express appreciation

Richard H. Baker

2:13:41 to 2:15:09( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Richard H. Baker

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