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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2954, Public Access and Lands Improvement Act, and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3964, Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act


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    Representative Rob Bishop

    From: UT District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-05

    BISHOP of Utah. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 472 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: 2014-02-05

    HASTINGS of Florida. I thank my friend, the gentleman from Utah (Mr. Bishop), for yielding me the customary 30 minutes, and I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, we have real problems...



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    Representative David G. Valadao

    From: CA District 21

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-05

    VALADAO. Mr. Speaker, as a farmer in the Central Valley, I grew up there--born and raised--on my own personal farm with my family. We have struggled with this water fight for years, even before I was...



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    Representative Doris O. Matsui

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    Date: 2014-02-05

    MATSUI. I wish to thank the gentleman from Florida for yielding me time. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to H.R. 3964. California is currently experiencing a record drought. Up until just...



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    Representative Jerry McNerney

    From: CA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-05

    McNERNEY. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I want to start by stating that I am strongly opposed to H.R. 3964, for a variety of reasons, but primarily because it does nothing to address...



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    Representative Anna G. Eshoo

    From: CA District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-05

    ESHOO. I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, I rise in fierce opposition to the bill that is being considered because it throws decades of State and Federal water law out the window, and, in the process,...



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    Representative Jared Huffman

    From: CA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-05

    HUFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, the last time California had a severe multiyear drought, something very different happened. Democrats and Republicans, people from the northern part of the State, the southern part,...



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    Representative Devin Nunes

    From: CA District 22

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-05

    NUNES. I want to thank the chairman for allowing me to speak on this important bill. Mr. Speaker, today we are going to hear, Mr. Speaker, a lot of falsehoods. But we need to get to the bottom of why...



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    Representative Joe Courtney

    From: CT District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-05

    COURTNEY. Mr. Speaker, anyone watching this debate, I think, understands why the American public is so turned off by this Congress. This is a bill which was brought to the floor in a hyperpartisan process,...



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    Representative Tom McClintock

    From: CA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-02-05

    McCLINTOCK. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, the opposition has erupted into a veritable Mount Vesuvius of misinformation on the California water bill, and I would like to address a...



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    Representative James R. Langevin

    From: RI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-05

    LANGEVIN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. LANGEVIN. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I rise to urge a ``no'' vote on the previous question so that...



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    Representative Maxine Waters

    From: CA District 43

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-05

    WATERS. I thank the gentleman from Florida for allowing me to take some time to be on this floor to plead with my colleagues on the opposite side of the aisle to join with us in support of our middle...



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    Representative Al Green

    From: TX District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2014-02-05

    GREEN of Texas. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I will be very brief. There is great concern in the real estate community. It is very difficult to acquire flood insurance at some of...