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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2898, Western Water and American Food Security Act of 2015, and Providing for Consideration of H.R.


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    Representative Dan Newhouse

    From: WA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    NEWHOUSE. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 362 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...



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    Representative Alcee L. Hastings

    From: FL District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    HASTINGS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the gentleman, my friend, Mr. Newhouse, for yielding me the customary 30 minutes for debate. Mr....



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    Representative Alcee L. Hastings

    From: FL District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    HASTINGS. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the gentleman, my friend, Mr. Newhouse, for yielding me the customary 30 minutes for debate. Mr....



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    Representative David G. Valadao

    From: CA District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    VALADAO. I thank the gentleman from Washington for his help with this important legislation. Mr. Speaker, a little bit on the history of the Valley and the area that I represent. It is an area filled...



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    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    WELCH. I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, America needs a long-term, sustainably funded surface transportation bill. You know it. I know it. The Governors in all of our States know it. We need it...



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    Representative Cresent Hardy

    From: NV District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    HARDY. Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the gentleman from Washington for yielding me time to speak on the rule of this vital piece of legislation, H.R. 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security...



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    Representative Janice Hahn

    From: CA District 44

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    HAHN. I thank my colleague from Florida for allowing me these few minutes. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to explain why I am voting against this rule today. As has been said, California is now in the fourth...



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    Representative Devin Nunes

    From: CA District 22

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    NUNES. Mr. Speaker, I thank the fine gentleman from Washington from the Committee on Rules and, of course, Chairman Sessions for, again, bringing a water bill to the floor of the House. Five years...



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    Representative Doris O. Matsui

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-07-15

    MATSUI. I thank the gentleman from Florida for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 2898. California is in the fourth year of a devastating drought, and what is on the House floor...



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    Representative Rob Woodall

    From: GA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    WOODALL. Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend on the Committee on Rules for yielding and appreciate what he is doing down here today. Mr. Speaker, you serve on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    BLUMENAUER. I listened to my friend from Georgia talking about 5 months and we will be able to finally fix this. I actually have in my hand my speech from 1 year ago today speaking on the rule where...



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    Representative Peter A. DeFazio

    From: OR District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    DeFAZIO. I thank the gentleman for yielding. As we have heard, a year ago today, the House passed a temporary extension of 1 year. Chairman Ryan of the Ways and Means Committee, who was supposed to...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-07-15

    VAN HOLLEN. Let me thank my friend from Florida (Mr. Hastings) and congratulate Mr. DeFazio and Mr. Blumenauer on all their work on trying to modernize our national infrastructure. They know what every...



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    Representative Jeff Denham

    From: CA District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, it is an important and critical time for the State of California. We are facing an unprecedented drought that is affecting farms, families, and communities that are just being shut...



    A picture of Representative Doug LaMalfa

    Representative Doug LaMalfa

    From: CA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-07-15

    LaMALFA. Mr. Speaker, this bill, H.R. 2898, is the product of bipartisan, bicameral negotiations and will protect State water rights, store more water during winter storms, address invasive fish that...