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House Proceeding on Nov 19th, 2009 :: 0:52:40 to 0:57:15
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Peter A. DeFazio

0:52:37 to 0:52:57( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: we have voted for all the wild and scenic bil that have met the proper definition of wild and scenic rivers. mr. further interrogatory with me. how many did you deem in your opinion met the proper definition? i yield.

Peter A. DeFazio

0:52:40 to 0:57:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Peter A. DeFazio

Peter A. DeFazio

0:52:58 to 0:53:18( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: ms. foxx: not the one in massachusetts and not this one. mr. defazio: thank you. reclaiming my time. it's interesting to me -- i represent one of the district's most impacted by changes in federal forest policy. and suffering some of the

Peter A. DeFazio

0:53:19 to 0:53:41( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: highest rates o in the united states. it's interesting to hear the gentleman from utah now come before us as such a tremendous advocate for local governments with revenues created or shared from federal lands.

Peter A. DeFazio

0:53:42 to 0:54:03( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: because when we were in a cris, the bush administration having made no changes in federal forest policy, and still limping along during the controlled the house, the white house, and the senate guaran in place to ameliorate the impact of the clinton forest plan, which i

Peter A. DeFazio

0:54:04 to 0:54:27( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: they just expired. while george bush was in the white house and the republicans controlled the house and the senate. now, i wonder about that tremendousoncern at that time when they controlled everyth suddenly and they had an opportunity to continue a program that would fund sheriffs, would maintain our jail space, would fund our roads, bridges, and highways on

Peter A. DeFazio

0:54:28 to 0:54:49( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: the county system, would help fund schools they just walked away from it. they let it die. and it took the democrats five months to pass, after we took control from the republicans, despite the objections of the republicans and the administration, to pass legislation to give emergency payments for one year and then

Peter A. DeFazio

0:54:50 to 0:55:10( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: yet again the democrats in the last congress extended the program for four years with a phase down. i actually did bring my bill to authorize the programs to the floor of the house last year on the fifth of june, 2008. and it was brought up under a

Peter A. DeFazio

0:55:11 to 0:55:32( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: suspension of the rules, unfortunately, because of republican opposition to the bill it was deemed it would have to come up under suspension of the rules. we got 218 positive votes. 16 of those were 16. but it was not the gentleman from utah. he opposed my

Peter A. DeFazio

0:55:33 to 0:55:53( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: suddenly now over a little 400 acres of land which does not have any potential to produce any large amount of money, if any, under the cu management, he wants to block this bill. but last year when he had the opportunity to vote to extend funding to afflet counties and school districts in america,

Peter A. DeFazio

0:55:54 to 0:56:15( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: and his state would have been one of the greatest beneficiaries outside of oregon and california, he voted no. sometimes around here i think the proof's in the pudding, how you vote. i think that it is an objection of convenience on the part of the gentleman this suddenly newfound concern for local governments and schools for the

Peter A. DeFazio

0:56:16 to 0:56:36( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: nonexist very small parcel of land as opposed to the benefits that would accrue to that area by the protection of this. the local governments and the -- all the other officials in that area support the legislation. they aren't concerned about some theoretical loss of money.

Peter A. DeFazio

0:56:37 to 0:56:58( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: they are more concerned about protecting the resource and developing that as -- into a recreation corridor that will attract people from around the state and perhaps from around the nation to that area. that's part of their local economic development strategy. that is what the local governments want. that is what the representative for that district wants.

Peter A. DeFazio

0:56:59 to 0:57:16( Edit History Discussion )

Peter A. DeFazio: that's what i support. and i would just say that any specious argument that somehow this hurts the local government, hurts school kids, hurts public safety coming from someone who opposed an opportunity to give robust funding for public safety

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