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House Proceeding 12-08-09 on Dec 8th, 2009 :: 0:55:40 to 0:57:45
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John Boozman

0:55:32 to 0:55:52( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: without i urge members to support the bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from arkansas. mr. boozman: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. boozman: mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 4165, to authorize an extension of

John Boozman

0:55:40 to 0:57:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Boozman

John Boozman

0:55:53 to 0:56:14( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: the army corps of engineers' section 214 program. section 214 of the water resources development act of 2000 allows the army corps of engineers to accept and expend funds provided by nonfederal public entities to hire additional personnel to process regulatory permits. mr. speaker, i say i offer

John Boozman

0:56:15 to 0:56:36( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: qualified support for h.r. 4165 because while this legislation is need, my colleague from texas, mr. olson, has offered a better piece of legislation. mr. oleson's legislation, h.r. 4162, will authorize a permanent extension of the program, not a one-year temporary program, offered by h.r. 4165.

John Boozman

0:56:37 to 0:56:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: the congress has been forced to temporarily extend this program five times since it was authorized in the water resources development act of 2000. yet, the committee on transportation and infrastructure has heard from members on both sides of the aisle supporting permanent extension of the 214 program. i've heard no member object to a permanent extension of the

John Boozman

0:56:58 to 0:57:19( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: section 214 program. the corps of engineers now has adequate experience in running the program and recent government accountability office observations concur with this assessment. yet, here we are again on the house floor moving a temporary extension of an excellent program. authority for this program

John Boozman

0:57:20 to 0:57:43( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: expires on december 31 of this calendar year. if this program expires, the corps will have to fire some regulatory personnel, reducing its ability to process permits in a timely manner. i want to thank representative oleson and representative larsen -- olson and representative larsen for their leadership on this issue.

John Boozman

0:57:44 to 0:57:46( Edit History Discussion )

John Boozman: i ask members to vote for h.r.

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