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Senate Proceeding on Mar 19th, 2009 :: 2:02:30 to 2:04:45
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Dianne Feinstein

2:02:26 to 2:02:48( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: if not, all in all oppose --a. all oppose -- aye. all opposed no. the ayes appear to have it, the ayes do have it. the amendment is agreed to. under the previous order there will now be four minutes of debate equally divided prior to a vote on amendment number 683 offered by the senator from

Dianne Feinstein

2:02:30 to 2:04:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dianne Feinstein

Dianne Feinstein

2:02:49 to 2:03:12( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: oklahoma, mr. coburn. who yields mr. bingaman: madam president, we need two minutes in opposition to this amendment to senator feinstein from california. the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. feinstein: thank you very much, madam president. i thank the manager of the bill. the coburn amendment would destroy a court-approved

Dianne Feinstein

2:03:13 to 2:03:34( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: settlement of an 18-yearegal the water from the friant dam from which 15,000 farmers get their water over the restoration of salmon in the san joaquin valley. the agreement is agreed upon by the governor of california, the

Dianne Feinstein

2:03:35 to 2:03:56( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: department of interior, the bureau of contractors, it has a broad consensus. the reason is because the belief is, and my chief is that the federal government has lost the case, and therefore, the judge would order a huge release of water from this dam. and would provide a lack of

Dianne Feinstein

2:03:57 to 2:04:17( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: certainty for the farmers and would not provide the kind of salmon the distinguished senator from oklahoma has argued against the settlement agreement, court approved, by saying its goal is 500 fish. its goal is it is0,000.

Dianne Feinstein

2:04:18 to 2:04:38( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: it is to restore a historic salmon fishery. secondly, under the settlement the state of california relieves the federal government of a number of payments, $200 million from state and the water contractors pick up anothe another $200. $400 million, which the federal gove

Dianne Feinstein

2:04:39 to 2:04:45( Edit History Discussion )

Dianne Feinstein: have paid. it should stand.

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