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House Proceeding 11-19-09 on Nov 19th, 2009 :: 0:51:45 to 0:54:30
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David Wu

0:51:42 to 0:52:02( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: so, mr. speaker, i am going to reserve my time at this point. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington reserves his time. the gentleman from arizona. mr. grijalva: thank you. mr. speaker, let me yield tee minutes to my friend, congressman wu. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for three minutes. -- oregon is recogni three minutes. .

David Wu

0:51:45 to 0:54:30( Edit History Discussion )
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David Wu

0:52:03 to 0:52:23( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: wu wu thank you very much, -- wu wu thank you very much, -- mr. wu: thank you veryuch, mr. speaker. i rise to designate 21 miles of the molalla river in oregon as wild and scenic. it is a federal designation that will help preserve the oregon character of this beautiful river.

David Wu

0:52:24 to 0:52:46( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: the molalla is a prime example of accessible, valued natural settings that oregonians cherish as an essential component of our living standard. beyond the essential function of supplying water communities in the county, each year the river attracts thousands of boaters, hikers and fishermen

David Wu

0:52:47 to 0:53:08( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: from up and down the valley, from around oregon, including eastern and central oregon, and indeed from around the country. i myself have floated this river, have fished this river and appreciate its wild splendor, whether it'ss to pri fishing for trout -- whether

David Wu

0:53:09 to 0:53:32( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: it's osprey fishing for trout themselves and beaver and other animals swimming through the rivers. it's also true that during these very tough economic times, the protection of special natural spaces like the molalla supports oregon's vibrant and crucial outdoor recreation industry, an

David Wu

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

David Wu: industry which supplies 73,000 jobs and injects 5.le -- $5.8 billion into oregon's economy each year. that is why this bill has the support of diverse community leaders and groups, not just environmental groups, not just recreation groups, but economic

David Wu

0:53:54 to 0:54:14( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: leaders and elected and appointed, from cities to counties, neighborhood associations to recreational groups, sportsmen's groups to environmental organizations, we all appreciate the pragmatic protection of our rivers and natural areas in a exrehns -- comprehensive, inclusive and fair way.

David Wu

0:54:15 to 0:54:33( Edit History Discussion )

David Wu: this bill will ensure that oregonians will always be able to enjoy what the molalla river has to offer and i want to commend my good friend and colleague from oregon, congressman schrader, for bringing this important bill before this body. i thank him and ask for everyone

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