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House Proceeding on Dec 5th, 2006 :: 0:59:23 to 1:01:44
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this year. with both the house and senate and white house under republican control it would seem that passage of this legislation would have been achievable. in spite of these significant efforts

Don Young

0:59:23 to 0:59:36( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: of both the chairman of a conference committee and my chairman, mr. young, the house and senate has been unable to reach agreement on a final package. i am confident that our committee under the

Don Young

0:59:23 to 1:01:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Don Young

Don Young

0:59:36 to 0:59:48( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: leadership of our incoming chairman, mr. oberstar, will make the passage and actment of water resource development act a number one priority in 2007. mr. speaker, i urge support of this bill

Don Young

0:59:48 to 1:00:01( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alaska. mr. young: i agree with the lady from texas and her comments about water. the water resources bill.

Don Young

1:00:01 to 1:00:15( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: we passed it three times over to the other side of the aisle. for three times they punted. i think they have been kicking at the wrong goal because we have not been able to finish this

Don Young

1:00:15 to 1:00:31( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: program. this is a badly needed piece of legislation. the total bill itself has to be passed sooner or later. it should be passed sooner but it's not going to be. i expect to work with mr. oberstar

Don Young

1:00:31 to 1:00:41( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: and the chairman of the subcommittee to make sure we -- thinking we would probably pass the bill we have in conference today and go immediately to conference to get this done. and i will tell

Don Young

1:00:41 to 1:00:54( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: you that i'll do everything in my power to work with the majority as a minority leader in trying to get this many legislation passed. by the way there is no dollars in the bill. it's authorization.

Don Young

1:00:54 to 1:01:04( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: but in the meantime we have things such as this bill we are talking about today that should have been passed previously and is going to expire. and i would like to compliment mr. baird, especially

Don Young

1:01:04 to 1:01:18( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: for his insistence on getting this bill on the floor because it's crucial in the areas where we can continue work being done without the funding that should have been in the water bill as passed

Don Young

1:01:18 to 1:01:26( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: by using a private donor or other sources of income to get the job done. so i agree with the lady and i do compliment mr. baird on his insisting in this legislation. i reserve the balance of

Don Young

1:01:26 to 1:01:35( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas. ms. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield such time as he may consume, the gentleman from the state of washington, mr. baird.

Don Young

1:01:35 to 1:01:44( Edit History Discussion )

Don Young: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for time he shall consume. mr. baird: i thank the gentlelady for yielding and my good friend the chairman of the committee from alaska

Brian Baird

1:01:44 to 1:01:58( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: for his insight and leadership for bringing this to the floor. as has been said this legislation would extend section 214 of the water resource development act until december 31, 2008.

Brian Baird

1:01:44 to 1:04:38( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brian Baird

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