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House Proceeding 12-07-09 on Dec 7th, 2009 :: 1:19:35 to 1:23:35
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Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:19:32 to 1:19:52( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: be donated to the park. h.r. 118 authorizes additional akers of expansion. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentlewoman from guam. ms. bordallo: balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentlewoman from guam reserves the balance of her time. the gentleman from south carolina. m brown: i yield five minutes to t jersey, mr. frelinghuysen. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:19:35 to 1:23:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:19:53 to 1:20:13( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: recognized for five minutes. mr. frelinghuysen: mr. speaker, i want to thank the gentleman from south carolina for yielding me time and for his very accurate history lesson. this is indeed new jersey's version of valley forge. from the onset i want to thank the chairman of the subcommittee on national parks, forests, and public lands, the

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:20:14 to 1:20:34( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: gentleman from arizona, mr. grijalva, and the ranking me utah, mr. rob bishop, for their work on my bill. in addition i want to offer my appreciation to the chairman of the full committee on natural resources, mr. rahall and the ranking member, doc hastings, for bringing this legislation to mr. speaker, as been stated here this afternoon, h.r. 118

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:20:35 to 1:20:57( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: seeks to authorize the addition of 100 acres to morristown national historic park in my congressional district in new jersey. morristown national historic park, our nation's oldest national historic park, has a rich historical significance beginning with washington's encampment there both in 1777

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:20:58 to 1:21:20( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: and new jersey was quite literally the crossroads of t revolution. as america struggle -- america's struggle for independence was won and, yes, nearly lost there. during two critical winters of the war, morristown served as the headquarters for general george washington. to mark the area's impact on

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:21:21 to 1:21:42( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: our nation's history, morristown national historic park was established by congress in 1933. the day from t property owners with land adja their property in forms of donations to the national park service. due to an existing acreage ceiling the park cannot accept

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:21:43 to 1:22:04( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: these donations nor can it acquire additional land. the inclusion of additional lands has significant historical background presents a unique opportunity fo government to express its comtment to preserving our past which may be threatened in these lands go unprotected. i'm also pleased that the

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:22:05 to 1:22:25( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: committee adopted language proposed by representative bishop that land come from only willing donors or sellers. assuring the property rights are respected. i believe our responsibility at the federal level is to serve with a helpi hand, one that works with the department of interior to secure critical funding.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:22:26 to 1:22:47( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: i do that on the appropriations committee. and provides authority to purchase and, yes, accept as donations parcels from willing sellers. this process will allow us to continue to respect and complement greater county, state, municipal, and private efforts already in place to protect these important resources. i want to commend the

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:22:48 to 1:23:08( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: co-sponsor of this legislation, including the entire new jersey congressional delegation. and members of the committee on natural resources for recognizing the importance of this proposal. additionally, i want to thank the morris county board of chosen free horlsde in new jersey and the local municipalities for their support. with that said i urge passage

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:23:09 to 1:23:29( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: of my bill. it's a pleasure to yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from guam. ms. bordallo: mr. speaker, i have no additional requests for time. and would inquire of the minority whether they have any additional speakers. mr. brown: mr. speaker, if we don't have any additional speakers w that i yield back the balance of my time.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

1:23:30 to 1:23:35( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from guam. ms. bordallo: i again urge members to suppo this bill. i yield back the balance of my time.

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