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Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, 2007

Location: Washington, DC

ENERGY AND WATER DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2007 -- (House of Representatives - May 24, 2006)


Mr. KINGSTON. Mr. Chairman, I thank the gentleman; and I just want to say that the Corps of Engineers has had water control plans in place for 50 years. The plans are guidelines so that everybody can kind of have some input and some feedback on what is working and what is not.

This is an area that is one of the fastest-growing parts of the United States of America, and their own regulations that the corps has, they know they need to update them.

So what we are saying is let the system that is in place stay in place without Congress inserting language that pulls the rug out from under it. If this needs to be done on a congressional level, then let us do so with all the States' delegations together. Let us not have two States against one State. Let us all sit down and work out a legislative solution if a legislative solution is necessary. I do not think that it is right now.

I think that the best thing for us to do is to let the Corps of Engineers continue to work the process as it has been set up and as it is intended to do so.


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