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EXTENSIONS OF REMARKS
TRIBUTE TO MARK EDWARDS RECOGNIZING SCHOOL BOARD REC- area. Matching funds are as follows: Texas
OGNITION WEEK IN MINNESOTA State Soil and Water Conservation Board
($740,000), Texas Water Development Board
HON. JOE BACA HON. MICHELE BACHMANN ($200,000), and the Texas Commission on
Environmental Quality ($542,000). Tarrant Re-
gional Water District and the Texas Water Re-
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES sources Institute also provide in-kind support.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 For the project titled ‘‘Child Abuse Training
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Programs for Judicial Personnel: Victims Act
Mrs. BACHMANN. Madam Speaker, I am
Mr. BACA. Madam Speaker, on May 8th, thrilled to recognize hard-working school board Model Court Project’’ in H.R. 1105, OJP-Byrne
2009, the San Bernardino community will members in Minnesota this year during School Discretionary Grants account, the legal name
Board Recognition Week. Throughout the and address of the requesting entity is the Na-
gather to honor Mark Edwards as he is pre-
year, school boards across the nation play a tional Council of Juvenile and Family Court
sented with the prestigious Golden Baton Judges, 1041 North Virginia Street, Third
vital role in organizing members of the com-
Award from the San Bernardino Symphony munity to participate in our children’s edu- Floor, Reno, Nevada 89503. The $920,000 in
Guild. In the Guild’s eighty years of its exist- cation. the bill for this project will be used in planning
ence, this will only be the tenth time that this Parents, teachers and local leaders are and programming for work in Model Courts
honor has been awarded. The Guild is hon- uniquely equipped to meet the needs of stu- and in jurisdictions nationwide, including site-
oring him not only for his significant contribu- dents in the classroom. A locally-governed based and local, regional and national inter-
tion to the San Bernardino Symphony but also education system requires local involvement. disciplinary training programs; Model Court
for his commitment and dedication to the San Many of these individuals hold full-time jobs, site visits; Model Court cross-site visits; All-
Bernardino community. and yet they selflessly volunteer their time to Sites Meetings; outreach to national State
serving their families and other families in the Court Improvement Programs; direct technical
A respected lawyer in the Inland Empire, assistance to Model Courts and other jurisdic-
community by donating their talents and re-
Mark received his Juris Doctor with Honors sources through various roles on the school tions nationwide; mentoring of non-Model
from the University of California, Davis. In board. Court jurisdictions; publications for national
1982, he became a Shareholder and Senior Madam Speaker, I want to thank members dissemination; research to evaluate Model
Attorney at Reid & Hellyer, A Professional of school boards across the State of Min- Court work; and networking with national orga-
Corporation in San Bernardino. In 1994, Mark nesota for devoting countless hours and en- nizations. The project focuses on improving
became a founding member of the Law Office ergy towards our children’s education and ulti- court practice in handling child abuse and ne-
of Mirau, Edwards, Cannon, Lewin & Tooke, A mately their future. Additionally, I want to en- glect cases in jurisdictions across the country,
Professional Corporation in Redlands, where courage continued involvement to ensure our and will have significant impact on the over
grandchildren receive the same priceless sup- 513,000 children in the nation’s foster care
his firm practices transactional law in the
port from which so many of us benefit. I ap- systems. The National Council of Juvenile and
areas of business, corporate, tax, real estate Family Court Judges is supported by a num-
plaud and join my colleagues in recognizing
and estate planning. ber of funders both federal, state and private;
the individuals who selflessly dedicate their
In addition to his law practice, Mark has al- time to this crucial role. and national and state-based that supports re-
ways been a very active member of the San f lated work. Supplemental funding for this
Bernardino community. As former President project has been applied for in the past, as
EARMARK DECLARATION NCJFCJ continually seeks a variety of funding
and current First Vice President of the San
Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, he has also sources for its projects.
continuously served on the Board of Directors HON. KAY GRANGER For the project titled ‘‘Train-the-Trainer
OF TEXAS (ALERRT)’’ in H.R. 1105, OJP-Byrne Discre-
since 1992 and as a Member of the Executive
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES tionary Grants account, the legal name and
Committee since 1995. In addition, he was ac- address of the requesting entity is the Texas
tively involved with the San Bernardino Area Tuesday, February 24, 2009 State University, 601 University Drive, San
Chamber of Commerce, serving as President Ms. GRANGER. Madam Speaker, con- Marcos, Texas 78666. The $1,200,000 in the
in 1992 and a Member of the Board of Direc- sistent with the Republican Leadership’s policy bill for this project will enable Texas State Uni-
tors as well as the Executive Committee on earmarks, I offer the following justification versity to build ALERRT’s Train-The-Trainer
throughout the 1990s. for the projects that I requested that were in- capacity to meet the training needs of the
Known for his passionate and selfless vol- cluded in H.R. 1105, the Fiscal Year 2009 more than 650,000 law enforcement agents
Omnibus Appropriations Act. across the nation. Since 2002, ALERRT has
unteerism, Mark has served as an Elder for
For the project titled, ‘‘Assistance to Improve trained more than 16,000 first responding pa-
the First Presbyterian Church of San Water Quality for Tarrant County, TX,’’ in H.R. trol officers. ALERRT is a program designed
Bernardino, Judge Pro-tem for the San 1105, Natural Resources Conservation Serv- to train first responders with tactics they will
Bernardino Superior Court, founder of Leader- ice, Conservation Operations account, the need to effectively respond to active shooter
ship San Bernardino, as well as a Member of legal name and address of the requesting enti- situations. More than 200 law enforcement
the Board of Directors for numerous other or- ty is Texas AgriLife Research, 113 Jack K. agencies, including Texas Christian University
ganizations throughout the Inland Empire. It is Williams Building 2142 TAMU, College Sta- Police Department and Ft. Worth Police De-
obvious that the community has always been tion, TX 77843–2142. The $336,000 in the bill partment, are on the waiting list for training
important to Mark based on his continual sup- supports specialized studies to improve water under ALERRT. Funding would allow these
port of both the San Bernardino Symphony quality in North Central Texas. The project departments to receive training. ALERRT has
and city as a whole. aims to create a watershed protection plan been awarded more than $7 million in federal
and improve the water quality in the five res- and state funds to bring this Rapid Response
Madam Speaker, it is my great honor to rec- ervoirs that supply water for the majority of training to frontline officers across Texas and
ognize the service, sacrifice, and dedication of Fort Worth and fifty-nine surrounding commu- the nation. Texas State will provide any re-
Mark Edwards. His impact on our community nities. By implementing a watershed protection quired matching funds.
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over the years serves as a great reminder that plan, water quality can be improved in North For the project titled ‘‘White Settlement
a life spent giving back to society is a life of Central Texas, thereby protecting supply and Emergency Management, Police, and Fire De-
a true patriot. quality for over 1.6 million residents in the partment Interoperable Communications
∑ This ‘‘bullet’’ symbol identifies statements or insertions which are not spoken by a Member of the Senate on the floor.
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Project’’ in H.R. 1105, OJP-Byrne Discre- passed bonds totaling $11.5 million for the for the new doctoral program. This project will
tionary Grants account, the legal name and project. support Texas Wesleyan University’s new
address of the requesting entity is the City of For the project titled, ‘‘Upper Trinity River Doctorate Program of Nurse Anesthesia Prac-
White Settlement, 214 Meadow Park Drive, Basin, TX’’ in H.R. 1105, Corps of Engineers tice, the second doctoral program of its kind in
White Settlement, TX 76108. The $500,000 in Investigations account, the legal name and ad- the United States. The objective is to develop
the bill for this project will allow the City of dress of the requesting entity is U.S. Army a distance learning program (utilizing recent
White Settlement to begin the process of up- Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, 819 advances in distance learning methodologies)
dating the city’s radio equipment. The city is Taylor Street, Room 3A32, Fort Worth, TX that will provide extended education to full
currently not capable of transmitting informa- 76102–0300. The $382,000 provided in the bill time employed Certified Registered Nurse An-
tion between agencies due to aging radio sys- will be used to continue various Corps of Engi- esthetists who are located in rural or metro-
tems and lack of funding. Many times, the neers studies in the Upper Trinity River Basin. politan areas of the United States. This project
ability of first-responders to respond to emer- No matching funds are required. provides education via new technologies, in-
gency situations would be enhanced by For the project titled ‘‘Cook Children’s Med- cluding distance learning methodologies, and
partnering or sharing resources. The goal is to ical Center, Ft. Worth, TX for facilities and addresses the Healthy People 2010 goal set
have direct communications with the City of equipment’’ in H.R. 1105, Health Resources by HHS to eliminate health disparities. Texas
Fort Worth, the Naval Air Station Joint Re- and Services Administration (HRSA)—Health Wesleyan University has provided $360,000 in
serve Base, Lockheed Martin, and any other Facilities and Services account, the legal private matching funds for this project.
local agencies or cities for rapid response to name and address of the requesting entity is For the project titled ‘‘Alliance Airport, Run-
emergency situations. No matching funds are the Cook Children’s Medical Center, 801 Sev- way Extension, TX’’ in H.R. 1105, FAA—Air-
required for this project. enth Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas 76104. The port Improvement Program account, the legal
For the project titled ‘‘America SCORES $666,000 in the bill for this project will be used name and address for the requesting entity is
Fort Worth Expansion’’ in H.R. 1105, OJP-Ju- to purchase Magnetoencephalography (MEG) Alliance Airport and the City of Fort Worth, TX,
venile Justice account, the legal name and ad- technology in order for Cook Children’s Med- 2221 Alliance Boulevard, Ste 100, Fort Worth,
dress of the requesting entity is the America ical Center to continue their research in the TX 76177. The $1,750,000 for the project in
SCORES, 520 Eighth Avenue, 11th Floor, neurosciences. MEG technology, combined this bill will be used to extend the existing
New York, New York 10018. The $150,000 in with Cook Children’s existing iMRI and pedi- main runway. The extension project includes
the bill for this project will be used to expand atric neuroscience resources, will provide the lengthening the runway by 1,400 feet to
the America SCORES after-school program to best available treatment to cure Texas chil- 11,000 feet and includes extension of
at least five new public elementary schools in dren afflicted with epilepsy, brain tumors, and taxiways, relocation of FM Road 156, reloca-
the Fort Worth area, reaching upwards of 125 other devastating neurological disorders. tion of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe rail line,
additional elementary students in the urban Funds will be used for the purchase of equip- and extension of Eagle Parkway. The local
center. The America SCORES model has ment and the construction costs necessary to share of the project cost will be between $50
proven very successful in improving academic install the MEG technology. In addition to the million and $60 million.
performance and physical health among par- federal funding for this project, Cook Chil- For the project titled ‘‘CNG Bus Replace-
ticipants, reduces the risks of unsupervised dren’s plans to raise at least $5,803,000 in the ment, Fort Worth Transportation Authority,
playtime, and combats the epidemics of child- local community. TX,’’ in H.R. 1105, Federal Transit Administra-
hood obesity and violence. America SCORES For the project titled ‘‘Harris Methodist Ft. tion—Bus/Bus Facilities account, the legal
will match the federal funding with $150,000 in Worth Hospital, Ft. Worth, TX for facilities and name and address for the requesting entity is
private funds. All expenses to maintain the ex- equipment’’ in H.R. 1105, Health Resources Fort Worth Transportation Authority, The ‘‘T,’’
pansion in future years will be provided by and Services Administration (HRSA)—Health 1600 E. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX
non-federal sources. Facilities and Services account, the legal 76102. The $1,425,000 in this bill will be used
For the project titled ‘‘Central City, Fort name and address of the requesting entity is to continue the replacement of the Fort Worth
Worth, Upper Trinity River Basin, TX’’ in H.R. the Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, 1301 Transportation Authority’s aging bus fleet and
1105, Corps of Engineers—Construction ac- Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Worth, Texas pay for the cost of replacing approximately 3–
count, the legal name and address of the re- 76104. The $618,000 in the bill for this project 4 buses with clean-burning natural gas vehi-
questing entity is Tarrant Regional Water Dis- will be used for the renovation and construc- cles, wheel chair accessibility and complete
trict, 800 E. Northside Dr., Fort Worth, TX tion of a 16-bed palliative care unit. Palliative with security cameras for driver and pas-
76102. The aging levee system on the Trinity care is healthcare that specializes in the relief senger safety. This will help advance the T’s
River is no longer adequate to provide protec- of suffering and the achievement of the best overall initiative to make the entire bus fleet
tion for an area adjacent to downtown Fort possible quality of life for patients with ad- 100% wheel chair accessible. Local share of
Worth that is undergoing revitalization. The vanced illness and their families. It is offered the project cost will be $1.64 million.
Army Corps of Engineers recommends in the simultaneously with all other appropriate med- For the project titled, ‘‘Interstate–35 W Con-
final Environmental Impact Statement an inte- ical treatment. Currently, the Harris Methodist gestion Relief, TX,’’ in H.R. 1105, Federal
grated, comprehensive solution for flood con- Health Foundation is seeking community do- Highways Administration—Interstate Mainte-
trol in this area to include transportation, envi- nations as part of a $2.2 million campaign. To nance account, the legal name and address
ronmental restoration, and community redevel- date, $537,000 has been raised to help fund for the requesting entity is City of Fort Worth,
opment components, including constructing a the palliative care unit and significant pledges TX, 1000 Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX
1.5-mile flood-control bypass channel. The have been made. 76102. The $1,800,000 in the bill will be used
$6,000,000 in the bill for this project will be For the project titled ‘‘Texas Wesleyan Uni- to provide congestion relief for I–35W between
used for excavation of the bypass channel. versity, Ft. Worth, TX for purchase of equip- downtown Fort Worth and SH 114 near the
Matching funds for the entire project include ment for the doctoral program in nurse anes- Denton/Tarrant County line. These funds are
$64 million from Tarrant Regional Water Dis- thesia practice, including curriculum develop- for engineering and design. Relief of regional
trict, $10.9 million from the City of Fort Worth, ment’’ in H.R. 1105, Health Resources and congestion along this road segment is critical
$9 million from Tarrant County, and $80.5 mil- Services Administration (HRSA)—Health Fa- and would address significant emissions con-
lion from the local tax financing district. cilities and Services account, the legal name cerns. Additionally, this eventual expansion of
For the project titled, ‘‘Farmers Branch, and address of the requesting entity is the I–35W would also continue facilitating eco-
Tarrant County, TX’’ in H.R. 1105, Corps of Texas Wesleyan University, 1201 Wesleyan nomic expansion of north Fort Worth, the Alli-
Engineers Sec. 205 account, the legal name St., Fort Worth, Texas 76105–1536. The ance Airport area, northern Tarrant County, as
and address of the requesting entity is the City $247,000 in the bill for this project will be used well as enhance access to the renewal work
of White Settlement, 214 Meadow Park Drive, by Texas Wesleyan University for equipment of the Trinity River Vision project. Local share
White Settlement, TX 76108. To improve the costs to support the new on-line Doctorate of the project cost will be $2 million by the
channelization of Farmers Branch flowing program in Nurse Anesthesia Practice. Harris Denton County Commissioner’s Court, which
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through the center of White Settlement, the Methodist hospital is the primary clinical site is significantly more than the statutory 20 per-
continuing authority provided in this bill will be for Texas Wesleyan University’s nurse anes- cent.
used for construction of a flood control chan- thetist program. Funding will be used to up- For the project titled, ‘‘Henderson Street
nel. This channel will mitigate major flooding grade the network and enhance current audio/ Bridge Construction at the Trinity River, Fort
problems affecting homes and businesses in visual technologies for curriculum development Worth, TX,’’ in H.R. 1105, Federal Highways
the area. The City of White Settlement has and deployment to support instructional needs Administration—Transportation Community
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Systems Preservation account, the legal name AMERICAN RECOVERY AND gomery, Alabama, triggered the famous boy-
and address for the requesting entity is City of REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 cott of the bus system by refusing to give up
Fort Worth, TX, 1000 Throckmorton Street, her seat.
SPEECH OF The NAACP’s greatest achievements were
Fort Worth, TX 76102. The $1,520,000 in the
bill will be used for the construction of SH 199 HON. MARSHA BLACKBURN in the courtroom, where it challenged many of
(Henderson Street) and US Business 287 OF TENNESSEE
the laws that enshrined segregation. One of
the best known cases was Brown vs. Board of
through the Trinity Uptown area of the Trinity IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Education, which in 1954 challenged the ‘‘sep-
River Vision. The aging levee system is no Friday, February 13, 2009 arate but equal’’ doctrine that was the bulwark
longer adequate to provide protection for an Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, yesterday of the nation’s segregationist policies.
area adjacent to downtown Fort Worth that is Republicans were shut out of the Stimulus Thurgood Marshall, special counsel to the
undergoing revitalization. The U.S. Army Conference, and this important legislation was NAACP, led legal arguments before the Su-
Corps of Engineers recommends in the final decided in the same shady backroom your preme Court in that case, as well as many
Environmental Impact Statement an inte- constituents voted to close in the last election. other laws that promoted segregation. Mar-
grated, comprehensive solution for flood con- Americans are in a serious recession, and we shall would go on to become the first African-
trol in this area to include transportation, envi- need to act quickly to come to a bipartisan American Justice on the Supreme Court.
ronmental restoration and community redevel- agreement. We don’t need to rush this critical The NAACP fought against lynchings, Jim
opment components in constructing a 1.5 mile legislation through so that Members can jet Crow laws, and otherwise challenged the sys-
flood-control bypass channel. Local share of out of town for their vacations. tem of laws which denied full citizenship for
We know that immediate and permanent tax Blacks. The election of President Barack
the project cost is $21.485 million.
breaks stimulate the economy. We know that Obama represents a culmination of the
For the project titled, ‘‘City of Fort Worth, spending does not. Yet, this backroom deal NAACP’s efforts over the years, particularly in
TX—Economic Development Initiatives,’’ in comes with a $789.5 billion price tag and 9 bil- gaining full voting rights for African-Americans.
H.R. 1105, Housing and Urban Develop- lion in new spending; tax cuts were sacrificed The work of the NAACP has not been with-
ment—Economic Development Initiative ac- for new spending! This is no stimulus bill—this out danger. Many NAACP members and staff
count, the legal name and address of the re- is a spending bill. It’s time to cancel our vaca- have been victims of racial violence. Perhaps
questing entity is City of Fort Worth, TX, 1000 tions, roll up our sleeves and work to bring the the best known, was the assassination of
Throckmorton Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102. real relief that Americans need. I am willing to Medgar Evers, the NAACP field secretary in
The $285,000 in the bill will be used for prop- stay and do real work. I challenge my col- Mississippi, in 1962.
leagues to do the same. The NAACP has many heroes across the
erty acquisition for land that will be needed to
f country who have sacrificed in order to fulfill
construct the bypass channel of the Trinity our nation’s promise of democracy and free-
River. The aging levee system is no longer HONORING THE NAACP ON ITS dom. Among the organization’s heroes are my
adequate to provide protection for an area ad- 100TH ANNIVERSARY good friends, Hazel Dukes and Percy Sutton.
jacent to downtown Fort Worth that is under- Ms. Dukes participated in many NAACP
going revitalization. The U.S. Army Corps of marches and was arrested several times as a
Engineers recommends in the final Environ- HON. CHARLES B. RANGEL protester. She has also served as president of
mental Impact Statement an integrated, com- OF NEW YORK a New York chapter and national president of
prehensive solution for flood control in this IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES the organization. Percy Sutton, a long time
area to include transportation, environmental member and former president of the NAACP,
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
restoration and community redevelopment represented many civil rights workers, includ-
Mr. RANGEL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to ing Malcolm X. I salute them for their dedica-
components in constructing a 1.5 mile flood-
recognize the National Association for the Ad- tion to this organization.
control bypass channel. The local share of the vancement of Colored People (NAACP) for Ben Jealous, the new leader of the NAACP,
project cost is $15 million. providing 100 years of legal advocacy and jus- has pointed out a new set of challenges to be
tice for all Americans. addressed in the years ahead. Among them
f One hundred years ago today a coalition of are racial injustices in the criminal justice sys-
activists, scholars, and intellectuals of various tem, improving educational resources, and re-
HONORING JOEL GORDON shades gathered together to challenge our moving any remaining obstacles to economic
United States to live up to the words of the development. The challenges may be different
Constitution for all Americans. This founding from those addressed during the first 100
HON. SAM GRAVES group was diverse in ethnicity but united in years, but they are no less important.
OF MISSOURI their thirst for equality. Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you and my col-
The catalyst behind the group’s formation leagues in joining me in honoring the NAACP
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
was the 1908 racial attacks against Blacks in for 100 years of distinguished service to our
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Springfield, Illinois, the state capital and the country.
birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln. Dis- f
Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I proudly heartened by the violence, which took the
pause to recognize Joel Gordon of Weatherby lives of two Blacks and five accidental Whites; CAPTIVE PRIMATE SAFETY ACT
Lake, Missouri. Joel is a very special young the group formally organized on February 12,
man who has exemplified the finest qualities 1909, the birthday of President Lincoln.
of citizenship and leadership by taking an ac- A year later, the national office of the HON. JAMES A. HIMES
tive part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop NAACP was opened in New York City. W.E.B OF CONNECTICUT
DuBois founding publisher of The Crisis, the IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
395, and earning the most prestigious award
organization’s official publication, was instru-
of Eagle Scout. mental in attracting distinguished African- Monday, February 23, 2009
Joel has been very active with his troop, American literary figures who became the Mr. HIMES. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of
participating in many scout activities. Over the voice of the Harlem Renaissance. The iconic H.R. 80, the Captive Primate Safety Act, a bill
many years Joel has been involved with scholar also became the intellectual leader that will protect public health and safety as
scouting, he has not only earned numerous and voice of the NAACP, where he took a well as animal welfare by prohibiting interstate
merit badges, but also the respect of his fam- strong position in demanding full integration commerce in primates for the exotic pet trade.
ily, peers, and community. for his people over Booker T. Washington’s Last week, a woman from my district was
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policy of accommodation. brutally attacked and nearly killed by a chim-
Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join Due to the rabid racism of the day, the or- panzee that had been kept as a pet in a pri-
me in commending Joel Gordon for his ac- ganization grew quickly and reached the peak vate home. Though the victim is currently re-
complishments with the Boy Scouts of Amer- of its membership during the civil rights strug- ceiving treatment at a specialized clinic, it is
ica and for his efforts put forth in achieving the gles of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Rosa Parks, very likely that her wounds are grave and the
highest distinction of Eagle Scout. secretary of the NAACP chapter in Mont- effects lifelong.
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An estimated 15,000 primates are in private of consent is a necessary component of any RECOGNIZING DR. SAM HORTON
hands in the United States, and while some decision affecting the life of a child, and DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH
may think chimpanzees and monkeys are should be explicitly stated in this legislation.
good pets, last week’s incident made tragically Mr. Speaker, the parents and guardians that HON. KATHY CASTOR
clear that these animals are unsafe when not have raised and cared for these children know OF FLORIDA
under supervision of trained professionals. Ac- and understand their children and their med- IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
cording to the Captive Wild Animal Protection ical histories best. Without language requiring Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Coalition, at least 100 people have been in- consent prior to any change in prescription
jured by captive primates over the past dec- Ms. CASTOR. Madam Speaker, I rise today
medication, the potential positive impact of this to pay tribute to Dr. Sam Horton and to ac-
ade. legislation is lost, and so is the important role
Currently, twenty states prohibit keeping pri- knowledge his contributions to the Tampa Bay
of the parent in the life of his or her child. area.
mates as pets, and the importation of such
I urge my colleagues to oppose this bill. Sam Horton, a native of rural Hillsborough
animals into the United States for the pet
County, is a direct descendent of a founding
trade has been prohibited by federal law since
f family of the historical township of Bealsville.
1975. Nevertheless, primates such as the one
Bealsville was founded by 12 freed slave fami-
involved in last week’s tragic incident in Stam-
TRIBUTE TO HOWARD V. GARY lies after the Civil War. The courageous group
ford are bred in the United States and are
homesteaded by clearing their lands, built
readily available for purchase from exotic ani-
homes and began to farm the land. They were
mal dealers and on the Internet.
By adding primates to the list of animals HON. KENDRICK B. MEEK dedicated to building a life of hope and faith
in God based on their newfound freedom.
that cannot be purchased or transported as OF FLORIDA Dr. Horton was educated in Florida starting
pets across state lines by individuals, H.R. 80 with Glover Elementary and Marshall High
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
targets the pet trade and does not affect trade School in Plant City. He received his Bach-
or transportation of animals between zoos, re- Tuesday, February 24, 2009 elor’s degree at Florida A&M University in
search facilities, or other federally licensed 1949 and his Doctorate at Nova Southeastern
and regulated entities. This is a targeted, com- Mr. MEEK of Florida. Madam Speaker, I rise University in Ft. Lauderdale.
mon-sense bill that will further protect our to pay tribute to the life and legacy of the late Dr. Horton immersed himself into the Tampa
communities and promote animal welfare, and Mr. Howard V. Gary, a beloved community community after finishing his education. He
I urge my colleagues to support the bill. leader in my district often credited with helping started teaching in the Hillsborough County
f re-shape downtown Miami, who recently School District in 1949, becoming a principal
passed away after a five year battle with can- in 1965. Dr. Horton’s passion for education
STOP CHILD ABUSE IN RESIDEN- cer. and his community inspired him to establish a
TIAL PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
Born on January 13, 1947, in Harlem Hos- local chapter of the National Alliance of Black
ACT OF 2009
pital in New York, Mr. Gary’s mother moved School Educators. Dr. Horton began to mentor
SPEECH OF her two sons to Miami where her family lived and encourage black educators in hopes of
early in his life. He graduated from Miami broadening the pool of talented educators. He
HON. MICHELE BACHMANN Northwestern Senior High School. He contin- devoted free time to Phi Beta Sigma Frater-
OF MINNESOTA ued his education by earning a bachelor’s de- nity, Beulah Baptist Church, the Guardsmen
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES gree in political science and business adminis- and the NAACP.
Monday, February 23, 2009 tration from Morehouse College before earning Dr. Horton’s career included a major first.
a master’s degree in public policy from the He became the first black General Director for
Mrs. BACHMANN. Mr. Speaker, as a moth- Secondary Education in the Hillsborough
er and a former foster mother to 23 troubled University of Michigan.
County School District in 1978. As a district
teens, I strongly believe in the important role One of the most influential figures in Mr. administrator, he travelled several times to the
of the parent or legal guardian in a child’s life. Gary’s life was his uncle Mr. Charles Hadley. African continent consulting with educators to
This is especially true when it comes to mat- Not only did Mr. Hadley help to take care of help them improve their educational systems.
ters as serious as the health and wellbeing of his family, but he was also a force in Miami Dr. Horton retired from the school system in
that child. Prescription drugs, such as medica- politics who politicians relied on to get out the 1991. The district honored him by naming the
tion to treat psychiatric conditions, can have a black vote. Jefferson High School Stadium the Dr. Sam
major impact on the mind and body of an Mr. Gary was budget director in Newark, Horton Stadium.
adult, let alone the young mind and body of a New Jersey, before relocating to South Florida Dr. Horton served as president of the
child. And, let’s be clear: As adult as today’s in 1976 as Miami’s budget and management Hillsborough NAACP. During his tenure, he
teens like to appear, they are still very much director. He made history in the City of Miami consolidated the Tampa and Plant City
children in need of adult guidance. Critical de- when he was hired as the first African-Amer- branches. Working closely with the NAACP
cisions regarding the administration of pre- ican to serve as City Manager. Just 35 years Legal Defense Fund, Dr. Horton publicly op-
scription medications should only be made by old when appointed, Mr. Gary was praised for posed education plans that would lead to
a qualified medical doctor with the express his effective management, guiding the city more segregated schools in Hillsborough
consent of a parent or legal guardian. through the completion of MetroRail and the County. He also co-founded the Empower-
Consider contraception, for example. Con- construction of the downtown people mover. ment Center which helps black entrepreneurs
traceptives can cause serious medical prob- Bayside Marketplace was conceived under his and provides tutoring for children. Dr. Horton
lems like blood clots and migraine headaches. leadership as a way to revitalize downtown has encouraged many local youths to partici-
Even worse, they can be dispensed in certain Miami and the declining bayfront area. pate in national academic and arts driven
combinations to prevent implantation of new competitions, NAACP’s ACT-SO, exposing
baby, a form of abortion that many parents After leaving public office, Mr. Gary dedi-
these youths to top universities, colleges, and
and young girls find morally reprehensible. cated his life to becoming a successful bond
This ‘‘morning after pill’’ can also be used to dealer. Howard Gary and Co., the firm he Dr. Horton was married to his wife. Doris,
hide evidence of sexual abuse, one of the owned, had been involved in 123 bond deals for 55 years and is the father of Sheila Warren
very forms of abuse that this legislation is around the country since 1992. and Dawyan Horton. He is the proud grand-
seeking to prevent. Madam Speaker, I ask that my distinguished father of Exley Jr. and Michael Warren, Clif-
Unfortunately, H.R. 911 would not only allow colleagues join me in recognizing Mr. Gary’s ton, Jason and Erin Horton. Michael and Exley
residential treatment facilities to change a extraordinary life and many accomplishments are following in their grandfather’s footsteps by
child’s prescription medication without the con- within the South Florida community. I appre- teaching in Florida public schools.
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sent of her or his parent or legal guardian, but ciate this opportunity to pay tribute to him be- The Tampa community honors Dr. Sam
without even consulting them. Committee Re- fore the United States House of Representa- Horton for his outstanding contributions to the
publicans offered language to require consent tives. Moreover, Mr. Howard V. Gary was Tampa Bay area. His career in education
before such a change in prescription medica- blessed with a loving family who took pleasure serves as an inspiration and will continue to
tion, but it was defeated during committee in every aspect of his professional career and influence the lives of students and educators
consideration, almost by party line. The right his personal interests. he touched in our community and abroad.
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HONORING SPENCER SMITH During my senior year in high school, Mr. young, Black and fabulous crowd. Picking up
Sanchez took a vested interest in my edu- where college leaves off, the show features a
HON. SAM GRAVES cation. He personally took time to explain the diverse cast of twenty-somethings with dif-
OF MISSOURI college application process to me and my fam- ferent backgrounds and personalities but com-
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ily and helped show me how I could go to col- mon goals: making the post college leap into
lege. adulthood and finding love and success in the
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 At the time no one else in my family had at- big city on their own terms.
Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I proudly tended college. College seemed to be an un- The concept of Harlem Heights evolved
pause to recognize Spencer Smith of Kansas attainable goal, and the college application from the creator’s deep fascination with Har-
City, Missouri. Spencer is a very special process was both expensive and daunting. If lem and the Harlem Renaissance. Some of
young man who has exemplified the finest not for Mr. Sanchez’s counseling and guid- our most prolific leaders from the past in the
qualities of citizenship and leadership by tak- ance, I do not know that I would have been world of literature and music such as Langston
ing an active part in the Boy Scouts of Amer- able to go on to pursue a college education. Hughes, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston,
ica, Troop 395, and earning the most pres- For youths across our nation, high school and Richard Wright all lived in Harlem and
tigious award of Eagle Scout. teachers and counselors are a vital part of started their careers there. Randy and Kurt
Spencer has been very active with his troop, their education with the power to influence a wanted to tell the story of a group of friends
participating in many scout activities. Over the student’s decision to pursue higher education all between the ages of 25–30 who represent
many years Spencer has been involved with or not. I stand here today to honor those the new Harlem renaissance and all live within
scouting, he has not only earned numerous teachers and guidance counselors, like Robert the world’s most famous neighborhood. The
merit badges, but also the respect of his fam- Sanchez, who work each day in our schools, show explores the ups and downs of being in
ily, peers, and community. with little recognition or accolades, to place your mid-twenties in the chapter post college.
Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join the dreams of knowledge and a better future Some of the issues they explore in the series
me in commending Spencer Smith for his ac- back into the hands of our children. include: career transition, love, life challenges,
complishments with the Boy Scouts of Amer- Robert Sanchez has dedicated his life to and community.
ica and for his efforts put forth in achieving the motivating and educating countless youths in Harlem has gone through many changes. In
highest distinction of Eagle Scout. Los Angeles County and San Diego, Cali- the 1950s Harlem was predominately Black
f fornia. Thank you, Mr. Sanchez, for never giv- and was a thriving community. The pulse of
ing up on our children. American culture always began in Harlem
AMERICAN RECOVERY AND through the musical and literature influences.
REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 Also Harlem is the home of some of our great
HONORING BENJAMIN VLEISIDES political figures during the civil rights move-
ment. There are so many historical landmarks
HON. MARSHA BLACKBURN HON. SAM GRAVES in Harlem such as the Apollo Theater, Cotton
OF TENNESSEE OF MISSOURI Club, Grant’s Tomb, and Abyssinian Baptist
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Church. Over the next two decades Harlem
became a symbol of urban decay with crime
Friday, February 13, 2009 Tuesday, February 24, 2009
and drugs that infested the community. In re-
Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, by defini- Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I proudly cent years, the Harlem community has
tion, stimulus is to be immediate, focused, and pause to recognize Benjamin Vleisides of emerged as a place of opportunity and resur-
targeted. This ‘‘stimulus bill’’ is no stimulus— Parkville, Missouri. Benjamin is a very special gence. There’s a climate of change and pro-
it’s spending. young man who has exemplified the finest gression within Harlem that is symbolic and
The House version was packed with pork qualities of citizenship and leadership by tak- parallel to the lives of the cast of Harlem
for projects like: $3 billion for the Prevention ing an active part in the Boy Scouts of Amer- Heights. This show represents the new renais-
and Wellness Fund for immunizations, includ- ica, Troop 395, and earning the most pres- sance of young, talented and successful Afri-
ing $335 million for STD prevention programs; tigious award of Eagle Scout. can-Americans that are emerging as leaders
$800 million to make capital grants to Amtrak; Benjamin has been very active with his and trendsetters within the Harlem community.
and $600 million for GSA to replace a portion troop, participating in many scout activities. So Madam Speaker, I ask that in this Black
of federal motor vehicles with a plug-in. Over the many years Benjamin has been in- History Month, that you and my distinguished
The Senate Version added: $400 million for volved with scouting, he has not only earned colleagues join me in celebrating the creation
a Social Services Block Grant; $125 million for numerous merit badges, but also the respect of such a remarkable and impressive series
DC sewers; $500 million for NASA exploration of his family, peers, and community. that all Americans can equally enjoy.
activities; $300 million for FBI Construction; $2 Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join f
billion for FutureGen; $100 million for National me in commending Benjamin Vleisides for his
School lunch program equipment assistance; accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of EARMARK DECLARATION
and $70 million for energy efficient visitor cen- America and for his efforts put forth in achiev-
ters. ing the highest distinction of Eagle Scout. HON. GINNY BROWN-WAITE
Americans know that not all spending is f OF FLORIDA
stimulus. If it can’t produce a job THIS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
YEAR—let’s not spend it! RECOGNIZING BET NETWORK’S TV
SERIES, ‘‘HARLEM HEIGHTS’’ Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Ms. GINNY BROWN-WAITE of Florida.
IN RECOGNITION OF ROBERT HON. CHARLES B. RANGEL Madam Speaker, pursuant to the Republican
SANCHEZ OF NEW YORK Leadership standards on member requests, I
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES am submitting the following information for
HON. HILDA L. SOLIS Tuesday, February 24, 2009
publication in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD re-
OF CALIFORNIA garding requests I received as part of H.R.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. RANGEL. Madam Speaker, today I rise 1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act of
to congratulate Randolph D. Sturrup and Kurt 2009.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Williamson for creating BET Network’s latest I received six projects in H.R. 1105. They
Ms. SOLIS of California. Madam Speaker. I television series, ‘‘Harlem Heights,’’ premiering include:
rise today to honor the career of Robert on March 2, 2009 at my beloved Harlem’s $416,000 shared by FL, CA, and TX for the
Sanchez, a guidance counselor formerly at La grandest stage, the Apollo Theatre. Florida Shellfish Aquaculture Project located at
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Puente High School in California. Harlem Heights is a half-hour reality docu- PO Box 89, Cedar Key, FL 32625. This re-
While I was a high school student at La drama highlighting the ups of and downs of quest, funded through the Cooperative State
Puente I was fortunate enough to have Mr. seven young African-American professionals Research Education and Extension Service,
Sanchez as my college guidance counselor. struggling to balance hectic work schedules SRG account, will fund research needs for
Each day he worked tirelessly to promote edu- with complicated social lives. It offers a win- Florida’s shellfish aquaculture industries. This
cation in our school and in our community. dow into the fascinating world of New York’s project will address areas, such as genetics,
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product quality, health management, and spe- a 57 acre parcel known as Three Sisters Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join
cies diversification, which warrant special at- Springs. This parcel would protect and en- me in commending Christopher Woods for his
tention in the years to come as well as imme- hance habitats used extensively by the feder- accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of
diate needs and concerns of the emergent ally endangered West Indian Manatee. Subject America and for his efforts put forth in achiev-
clam farming industry, such as gear compari- lands consist of 45 acres of uplands, 11 acres ing the highest distinction of Eagle Scout.
sons, specialization of harvesting equipment. of wetlands (including and 8 acre fresh water f
This project will address these and other high lake filled by underground springs), and 1 acre
priority needs by conducting applied multi-dis- of water bottoms (including three fresh water EARMARK DECLARATION
ciplinary research and demonstration projects springs that are part of a system of approxi-
involving partnerships with University of Flor- mately 30 springs that feed the headwaters of HON. ADAM H. PUTNAM
ida researchers, extension faculty, and indus- the Crystal River). Each of the springs is des- OF FLORIDA
try. ignated by the State of Florida as 2nd Mag- IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
$100,000 for the Levy County Sherriff’s Of- nitude. Tuesday, February 24, 2009
fice located at PO Drawer 1719, Bronson, FL $380,000 for the Citrus County Board of Mr. PUTNAM. Madam Speaker, I submit the
32621. This request, funded through the De- County Commissioners located at 110 N. following:
partment of Justice, OJP Byrne Discretionary Apopka Avenue, Inverness, FL 34450. This re-
OMNIBUS FUNDING AWARD FOR HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
Grants account, will help the Levy County quest, funded through the Transportation, METHAMPHETAMINE ENFORCEMENT AND CLEANUP
Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force facilitate illegal Community and System Preservation account, PROJECT
drug investigations in Levy County. The Levy will be used to eliminate water runoff from Requesting Member: Congressman ADAM H.
County Multi-Jurisdictional Task Force was es- U.S. Highway 19. For this coastal area of the PUTNAM.
tablished due to ever increasing illegal drug county, the watershed master plan was com- Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
activities in Levy County. Levy County is a pleted in 2002. It identified an area of critical Account: Department of Justice—Commu-
rural farming community that covers approxi- concern concerning water runoff from nearby nity Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
mately 1,137 square miles of land and 50 development as well as U.S. Highway 19. The Project Funding Amount: $250,000.
miles of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico. highway has been designated by the State for Legal Name of Requesting Entity:
The drug related activities in this area have in- near term widening and does not include addi- Hillsborough County.
creased to the point that arrests have over tional storm water catchments. This area, Address of Requesting Entity: 3110 Clay
doubled since the Task Force was estab- known as the Southfork area near Homosassa Mangum Lane, Tampa, Florida 33618.
lished. Methamphetamine, Marijuana and in Citrus County, drains into pristine wetlands. Description of Request: On behalf of
Crack/Cocaine are all drugs of choice within The county has recognized the need to cap- Hillsborough County, I respectfully requested
Levy County. In the last year alone, the Task ture and treat storm water runoff before it $250,000 in funding for the county’s Meth-
Force conducted over 383 investigations that reaches these areas. The County, with match- amphetamine Enforcement and Cleanup
led to the apprehension of over 252 drug of- ing funds from the regional water management project. Methamphetamine use and distribution
fenders, the seizure of 287.65 grams of pow- district, has spent to date over $1,000,000 in is a major problem in the Tampa Bay/
der or crack cocaine, 4.41 pounds of mari- acquiring land east of U.S. Highway 19 to act Hillsborough County area. Realizing that meth-
juana, 517 marijuana plants and 447.62 grams as a pre-catchment area. The County does amphetamine has clear and tragic con-
of other dangerous drugs. not have sufficient funds to purchase the sequences, whether it’s the obvious striking
$400,000 for the Lake County Board of needed land west of U.S. Highway 19 and physical and mental affects or the cleanup of
County Commissioners located at 315 West build the necessary structures for storm water the toxic production laboratories, Hillsborough
Main St., P.O. Box 780, Tavares, FL 32778. treatment. County will use this funding to combat this
This request, funded through the Department $767,000 and $599,000 for the SubTropical problem through meth prevention, treatment,
of Justice, COPS Law Enforcement Tech- Agricultural Research Station (STARS) located and the cleanup of drug sites.
nology account, will be used for equipment at 22271 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville, FL OMNIBUS FUNDING AWARD FOR THE POLK COUNTY
and technology for the Emergency Operations 34601. This request, funded through the Agri- SHERIFF’S OFFICE METHAMPHETAMINE PREVENTION
Center in Lake County. Funding for this pro- cultural Research Service, Salaries and Ex- PROJECT
gram will go towards an 800 Mhz radio system penses account, will be used for continued Requesting Member: Congressman ADAM H.
and for equipment and technology for the funding of the SubTropical Agricultural Re- PUTNAM.
search Station (Improved Cow-Beef Oper- Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
Emergency Operations Center of the County. Account: Department of Justice—COPS
An 800 MHZ radio system will allow for the ations of Water Quality and Subtropical Beef
Germplasm). The subtropical United States, Methamphetamine Enforcement.
coordination of Lake County’s police, fire, Project Funding Amount: $250,000.
emergency medical services in emergency including Florida, accounts for nearly 40 per-
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Polk
and disaster situations. The project would cent of the nation’s cow-calf herd. These
allow for portable radio communications funds will be used to conduct research to sup- Address of Requesting Entity: 455 North
across the county, which is currently not pos- port the cattle industry of Florida and the Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830.
sible. Service will be provided to all county southeast aimed at boosting efficiency, safety Description of Request: The Polk County
public agencies, 14 municipalities, 13 law en- and environmental responsibility. Sheriff’s Office has placed an earmark request
forcement agencies, 13 fire services, the f of $250,000 in continued funding for the Polk
County Emergency Medical Service, 5 Animal HONORING CHRISTOPHER WOODS County Methamphetamine Project. This critical
Service agencies and Emergency Manage- program has received previous federal funding
ment. Additionally, funding will allow for the to carry out methamphetamine prevention and
acquisition of technology equipment for an
HON. SAM GRAVES mitigation programs that have shown positive
Emergency Operations Center, so that emer- results in cracking down on the growth of
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
gency response and communication is im- methamphetamine production and distribution
proved through connectivity via computer sys- Tuesday, February 24, 2009 in central Florida. This funding will cover
tems, data system hardening and backup, sat- Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I proudly equipment and training, thus enabling the Polk
ellite, video and teleconferencing, and remote pause to recognize Christopher Woods of County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) to make a
incident command centers. Technology will Kansas City, Missouri. Christopher is a very dedicated effort to combat the distribution and
enhance communication capabilities with links special young man who has exemplified the use of methamphetamine in Polk County, Flor-
to various radio networks (ham operators) and finest qualities of citizenship and leadership by ida. From 2003 through 2007, the PCSO
call-center operations. taking an active part in the Boy Scouts of made 3,481 methamphetamine related arrests,
$1,500,000 for the Crystal River National America, Troop 395, and earning the most seized over 150,000 grams of methamphet-
Wildlife Refuge located at 1502 S.E. Kings prestigious award of Eagle Scout. amine, and eliminated 27 methamphetamine
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Bay Drive, Crystal River, FL 34429. This re- Christopher has been very active with his labs.
quest, funded through the Fish and Wildlife troop, participating in many scout activities. OMNIBUS FUNDING AWARD FOR FLORIDA FISH AND WILD-
Service, Land Acquisition account, will be Over the many years Christopher has been in- LIFE CONSERVATION COMMISSION: THE COOPERATIVE
used to acquire the Three Sisters Springs tract volved with scouting, he has not only earned REEF FISH MONITORING AND RESEARCH PROGRAM
in Crystal River, Florida. The U.S. Fish and numerous merit badges, but also the respect Requesting Member: Congressman ADAM H.
Wildlife Service has an opportunity to acquire of his family, peers, and community. PUTNAM.
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Bill Number: H.R. 1105, the Omnibus Ap- EARMARK DECLARATION chasing computer and office equipment.
propriations Act, 2009—Division B—Com- These enhancements will allow the CAC to
merce, Justice, Science, and Related Agen- HON. THOMAS E. PETRI take on more child abuse cases. The appro-
cies Appropriations Act, 2009. OF WISCONSIN priation will be matched by private dollars. The
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES federal government has taken responsibility to
Account: Department of Commerce (Na-
ensure that all victims of violent crimes receive
tional Oceanic and Atmospheric Association). Tuesday, February 24, 2009 adequate investigation and victim services
Project Funding Amount: $1,000,000.00. Mr. PETRI. Madam Speaker, pursuant to through programs like VOCA, VAWA and the
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Florida the Republican Leadership standards on ear- Children’s Justice Act. Federal Byrne grants
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. marks, I am submitting the following informa- have also been used in many states to sup-
tion for publication in the CONGRESSIONAL port efforts like Child Advocacy Centers.
Address of Requesting Entity: 620 S. Merid- RECORD regarding earmarks I received as part Account: Division C—Energy and Water De-
ian St., Tallahassee, FL 32399–1600. of H.R. 1105, FY 2009 Omnibus Appropria- velopment—Operations & Maintenance
Description of Request: The Florida Fish tions Act: Legal Name of Requesting Entity: U.S.
and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Requesting Member: The Honorable THOM- Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District
is seeking $1 million in Federal funds in FY AS E. PETRI Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box
2010 to continue implementation of the Coop- Bill Number: H.R. 1105 1027, Detroit, MI 48231.
erative Reef Fish Monitoring and Research Account: Division A—Agriculture, Rural De- Description of Request: The appropriation
Program, a partnership between FWC and the velopment, Food and Drug Administration, and will provide $754,000 to the U.S. Army Corps
Related Agencies—NRCS—Conservation Op- of Engineers, Detroit District, to restore and
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).
erations maintain navigable channels within the Fed-
Public criticism of fishery-related science used
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Natural eral Project Limits at Two Rivers Harbor. The
in management decisions highlights the need
Resources Conservation Service outer harbor was last dredged in 2005 and
for data that has the confidence of regulators Address of Requesting Entity: Eisenhower now is experiencing shoaling problems that re-
and the public. FWC and NMFS are building Corporate Park, 2805 S. Industrial Hwy, Suite sulted in the issuance of a Notice to Naviga-
long-term information for improving stock as- 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–6791. tion Interests by the Corps of Engineers in
sessments and management of important reef Description of Request: The $404,000 ap- September 2007. This request also includes
fisheries in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, with a propriation will be used for grants and tech- funding for dredging the upstream on the East
goal of ensuring a sustainable snapper-group- nical assistance, demonstration grants, and in- Twin River between the 17th Street and 22nd
er fishery. This partnership increases integra- formation/educational activities related to soil Street bridges, to a project depth of 10 feet.
tion of institutional resources, knowledge, and erosion and sediment control of the Great This section of the Federal Channel was last
expertise, in an efficient and cost-effective Lakes. This request has been made with nu- dredged in 1980, and in some areas is now as
manner. During FY 2008 and 2009—part of a merous Members and Senators of the Con- shallow as 3.5 feet. The project will benefit
three-year pilot phase—FWC and NMFS staffs gressional Great Lakes Task Force. various harbor and river users by continuing to
have focused on developing scientific sam- Account: Division B—Commerce, Justice, provide safe, reliable access to Lake Michigan
pling protocols, identifying critical data gaps, Science, and Related Agencies—COPSTECH from all properties located adjacent to the
and integrating existing state and federal fish- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of Federal Channel. This project has been re-
eries sampling programs. Following this pilot Fond du Lac, Wisconsin quested along with Senator HERB KOHL (WI).
phase, permanent authorization for this pro- Address of Requesting Entity: City County Account: Division C—Energy and Water De-
gram will ensure that State and Federal fish- Government Center, 160 S. Macy Street, P.O. velopment—General Investigations
eries managers have access to long-term sta- Box 150, Fond du Lac, WI 54935–0150. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: U.S.
tus and trend information to support science- Description of Request: Will provide Army Engineer Division, Great Lakes & Ohio
based and proactive fisheries management $385,000 to the City of Fond du Lac to re- River Division.
decisions. place all mobile and portable radios used by Address of Requesting Entity: 550 Main
the Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Police Depart- Street, Room 10032, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
ment with radios that are P25 compliant. The Description of Request: The $1,195,000 ap-
Fond du Lac Police Department is the largest propriation will allow the U.S. Army Engineer
HONORING NICHOLAS ROBERT police agency in Fond du Lac County, and this Division, Great Lakes & Ohio River Division’s
RITTER project will further provide the Department with Remedial Action Plan (RAP) Committees to
equipment that is compatible with other agen- identify specific actions to resolve pollution
cies’ communication systems, particularly in problems by coordinating with the Corps of
HON. SAM GRAVES times of emergencies when multiple jurisdic- Engineers in dredging and sediment cleanups.
tion interaction is required. This request cov- This request was made with numerous Mem-
OF MISSOURI ers the cost of programming, ancillary equip- bers and Senators of the Congressional Great
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ment, and installation of the radios (mobiles). Lakes Task Force.
Account: Division B—Commerce, Justice, Account: Division C—Energy and Water De-
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Science, and Related Agencies—OJP—Byrne velopment—Construction
Discretionary Grants Legal Name of Requesting Entity: U.S.
Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, I proudly Legal Name of Requesting Entity: The Fox Army Engineer District, Chicago
pause to recognize Nicholas Robert Ritter of Valley Child Advocacy Center—Children’s Address of Requesting Entity: 111 North
Liberty, Missouri. Nicholas is a very special Hospital of Wisconsin Canal Street, Suite 600, Chicago, IL 60606.
young man who has exemplified the finest Address of Requesting Entity: Concorde Description of Request: The $5.75 million
qualities of citizenship and leadership by tak- Building, 325 N. Commercial St., Suite 400, appropriation will provide the U.S. Army Engi-
ing an active part in the Boy Scouts of Amer- Neenah, WI 54956. neer District, Chicago, the ability to continue
ica, Troop 134, and earning the most pres- Description of Request: The Fox Valley construction and operation of the electric dis-
tigious award of Eagle Scout. Child Advocacy Center, an entity of Children’s persal barrier in the canal. $500,000 has also
Nicholas has been very active with his Hospital of Wisconsin—Fox Valley and not-for- been allocated for dispersal barrier II. These
troop, participating in many scout activities. profit, serves as a Child Advocacy Center for requests have been made with numerous
Over the many years Nicholas has been in- Winnebago, Calumet, and Outagamie Coun- Members and Senators of the Congressional
volved with scouting, he has not only earned ties. Since its inception in 2004, the Fox Val- Great Lakes Task Force.
ley Child Advocacy Center has had a major Account: Division E—Interior, Environment,
numerous merit badges, but also the respect
impact in the manner in which investigations and Related Agencies—National Park Service,
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of his family, peers, and community.
of child abuse and neglect have been con- from the Land Acquisition and State Assist-
Madam Speaker, I proudly ask you to join ducted in the Fox Valley. So far, about 1,000 ance Account
me in commending Nicholas Robert Ritter for children have been served at the Center. The Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Ice Age
his accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of $115,000 appropriation will be used to en- Park & Trail Foundation
America and for his efforts put forth in achiev- hance the Child Advocacy Center (CAC) by Address of Requesting Entity: 306 East Wil-
ing the highest distinction of Eagle Scout. supporting new staff positions as well as pur- son Street, Lower Level, Madison, WI 53703.
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Description of Request: The Ice Age Park & Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Lake- mental Footprint Project. This project will es-
Trail Foundation (IAP&TF) is the principal non- Shore Technical College tablish a benchmark for sustainable business
profit partner of the National Park Service and Address of Requesting Entity: 1290 North activity in Wisconsin, and this information will
the Wisconsin Department of Natural Re- Ave., Cleveland, WI 53015 be used to partner with area businesses to
sources in preserving, developing, sustaining, Description of Request: To resolve current foster corporate environmental sustainability
and operating the Ice Age National Scenic and projected manufacturing workforce needs and economic development. Specifically the
Trail (IANST) and the Ice Age National Sci- and to remain current with advancing tech- federal funds will be used for: research, staff
entific Reserve (IANSR) for public appreciation nologies, Lakeshore Technical College (LTC) training and travel, resource acquisition and
and enjoyment. The Ice Age Trail is one of is in the process of creating a Center for Man- office expenses. The federal government sup-
only eight Congressionally authorized National ufacturing Excellence. Manufacturing is the ports many programs to promote energy con-
Scenic Trails in the National Trails System. largest employment sector in LTC’s district servation and renewable energy. This program
The $1,000,000 appropriation will allow the and employers cite a shortage of skilled work- will aid economic development by empowering
National Park Service to continue acquisition ers. The Manufacturing Center is projected to local businesses to lessen their environmental
of the authorized interpretive site for the Ice cost $7.4 million. The first phase opened in footprints.
Age Trail in Dane County and for the Park 2007. The federal appropriation of $238,000 Account: Division F—Labor, Health and
Service to grant to the State of Wisconsin to will support the second phase which will im- Human Services, Education, and Related
be matched by state, local and private funds prove the quality and relevance of education Agencies—Fund for the Improvement of Post
for Ice Age Trail acquisition in Chippewa, by integrating advanced manufacturing tech- Secondary Education (FIPSE)
Dane, Kewaunee, Langlade, Lincoln, nology equipment into the electromechanical Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Wisconsin
Manitowoc, Marathon, Polk, Portage, She- and machine tool laboratories. The federal Association of Independent Colleges and Uni-
boygan, Taylor, Walworth, Washington, funds also will be used to hire and train addi- versities (WAICU)
Waupaca, and Waushara counties. This tional faculty. The federal government has a Address of Requesting Entity: 122 West
project has been requested along with other vital interest in ensuring our workforce is able Washington Avenue, Suite 700, Madison, WI
Members of Congress. to meet the demands of the today’s economy 53703
Account: Division E—Interior, Environment, and respond to the changing technology, while Description of Request: WAICU launched
and Related Agencies—National Park Service, offering employment opportunities. the WAICU Collaboration Project in 2002. It is
Construction Account: Division F—Labor, Health and a comprehensive initiative to perform all ad-
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Ice Age Human Services, Education, and Related ministrative support (back office) functions of
Park & Trail Foundation Agencies—Fund for the Improvement of Post Wisconsin’s 20 private colleges and univer-
Address of Requesting Entity: 306 East Wil- Secondary Education (FIPSE) sities on a collaborative basis. By working
son Street, Lower Level, Madison, WI 53703. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Marian closely with other participating institutions to
Description of Request: The Ice Age Park & College (recently renamed Marian University) reduce paperwork and consolidate back office
Trail Foundation (IAP&TF) is the principal non- Address of Requesting Entity: 45 South Na- functions, the colleges and universities will be
profit partner of the National Park Service and tional Ave, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. able to concentrate on their primary mission of
the Wisconsin Department of Natural Re- Description of Request: $190,000 will be teaching and learning. Also, saving money will
sources in preserving, developing, sustaining, used to establish a collaborative abilities- free additional funds for students in financial
and operating the Ice Age National Scenic based Master’s Program in Nursing Education. need and for improvements in academic pro-
Trail (IANST) and the Ice Age National Sci- The establishment of this program is designed gramming. The objectives include: saving
entific Reserve (IANSR) for public appreciation to address the shortage of nurse educators, money (controlling college costs); improving
and enjoyment. The Ice Age Trail is one of thereby expanding opportunities for students the quality of services to students, faculty, and
only eight Congressionally authorized National to get degrees in nursing. Through this pro- staff; and serving as a national model for con-
Scenic Trails in the National Trails System. gram, Marian College (University) proposes to trolling college costs. In sum, this is a project
The $125,000 appropriation will be used to create the relationships and infrastructure to about access, affordability, and accountability
open new properties to the public. Activities support collaborative agreements among a for higher education. This project will serve as
that would be accelerated by this funding in- group of nursing programs at colleges, univer- a model for other states, specifically private
clude: property boundary marking, baseline sities, and technical colleges within Wisconsin. colleges, for reducing costs. The appropriation
documentation (for easements), invasive spe- Although the proposed program would have of $285,000 will provide continued implemen-
cies control and ecosystem restoration, equip- as its primary focus nursing education, stu- tation of the WAICU Collaboration Project
ment purchase, construction of the Trail tread dents would be able to obtain advanced clin- which will be used for personnel and tech-
and bridges, signing the Trail to established ical preparation in specialty areas. This ven- nology costs. WAICU member colleges and
standards and developing public access facili- ture would be the first in Wisconsin to join pri- universities and private foundation grants pro-
ties such as parking lots. Since the year 2000, vate and public colleges in order to create vide additional funding for this project.
over 7,300 acres have been acquired to pro- new models that wisely use the scarce faculty Account: Division I—Transportation, Hous-
tect over 43 miles of the Ice Age National resources available. Specifically, the federal ing and Urban Development, and Related
Scenic Trail. This project has been requested dollars will be used for faculty, staff, equip- Agencies—Transportation and Community and
along with other Members of Congress. ment and travel. Marian College plans to System Preservation
Account: Division E—Interior, Environment, spend $550,000 on this effort using its own re- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Village of
and Related Agencies—EPA/STAG Water and sources and private funding sources outside of North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Waste Water Infrastructure Project Marian College. The establishment of this pro- Address of Requesting Entity: 16 Garfield
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Heart of gram is designed to address the shortage of St., North Fond du Lac, WI 54937
the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District nurse educators, thereby expanding opportuni- Description of Request: The appropriation of
Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box 187, ties for students to get degrees in nursing. $570,000 will be provided to begin the con-
Kaukauna, WI 54130. This will address a national and state-wide struction of an overpass across the Wisconsin
Description of Request: The $300,000 ap- need for nurses as identified by Wisconsin’s Central Railyards located in the Village of
propriation will be used to develop improve- Department of Workforce Development. North Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The rail/classi-
ments in sanitary sewer rehabilitation, inspec- Account: Division F—Labor, Health and fication yard is the largest of its kind in the
tion, cleaning, maintenance, and sanitary Human Services, Education, and Related State of Wisconsin and connects the rail oper-
sewer overflow prevention. The Heart of the Agencies—Fund for the Improvement of Post ations of the Canadian National Railroad in
Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District encom- Secondary Education (FIPSE) Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. The overpass
passes the communities of Kaukauna, Little Legal Name of Requesting Entity: University would not only allow for the safe and efficient
Chute, Combined Locks, Kimberly and the of Wisconsin—Oshkosh passage of rail traffic through the community,
Darboy Joint Sanitary District of Wisconsin. Address of Requesting Entity: 800 Algoma but would allow for the delivery of essential
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This project has been requested along with Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901 services to the residents of the community.
Senator HERB KOHL (WI). Description of Request: $95,000 will be The overpass would consist of a 532’ bridge
Account: Division F—Labor, Health and used for the University of Wisconsin Osh- span across the yard and access ramps to the
Human Services, Education, and Related kosh’s Center for the Advancement of Sustain- connecting roads on both sides of the bridge
Agencies—Fund for the Improvement of Post able Processes and Environmental Research structure. The proposed bridge structure would
Secondary Education (FIPSE) (CASPER) Northeast Wisconsin Environ- be supported by columns placed between the
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six sets of tracks that now cross Lakeshore 21st century global marketplace. A stellar edu- release for criminal defendants. The problem
Drive. The two sets of warning gates could be cation requires not only good educators and is that it’s at taxpayer expense.
eliminated as all access to the crossings administrators, but also support from the sur- When a defendant is given a pre-trial re-
would be removed. The potential for a train/ rounding community. The Rison community, lease bond or personal recognizance bond, he
vehicle collision would be totally eliminated. with its top-notch educators, active parents is released on his own recognizance. For ex-
The cost of the project will be split 80% Fed- and involved local leadership, deserve much- ample, a bond may be set at $10,000, and the
eral, 10% Village of North Fond du Lac, and needed praise for their unified efforts in pro- defendant is released on his promise to return
10% Wisconsin Central. This project has been viding Rison High School students with a based on his ‘‘word’’ alone. If the defendant
requested along with Senator HERB KOHL (WI). world-class education, and I am pleased that does not return, the sheriff has to go find him.
Account: Division I—Transportation, Hous- U.S. News and World Report took notice. The taxpayers are usually out $10,000 be-
ing and Urban Development, and Related Once again, I would like to congratulate cause judgments are seldom obtained from
Agencies—Economic Development Initiatives Rison High School on this significant accom- defendants for failure to appear.
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Military plishment and hope they will continue to strive On the other hand, when a surety bond is
Veterans Museum Foundation, Inc. for excellence in the years to come. used, the court enters into a contractual
Address of Requesting Entity: 501 City Cen- f agreement with a bonding company. The de-
ter, Oshkosh, WI 54901 fendant also makes an agreement with the
Description of Request: The $142,500 ap- COACH LARRY HOLLEY bonding company, and pays the company
propriation will go toward constructing a 10%. Then the defendant is released with the
45,000 square foot state of the art educational HON. SAM GRAVES understanding that the bonding company will
facility onto the existing ‘‘Fields of Honor’’ Mili- OF MISSOURI pay the court $10,000 if the defendant does
tary Veterans Museum in Oshksoh, Wisconsin. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES not show up. Plus the bonding company is ob-
It would be located on a 10 acre tract a half ligated to go and look for the defendant if the
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
mile south of the Experimental Aircraft Asso- defendant does not appear in court. This form
ciation grounds (Wittman Regional Airport) Mr. GRAVES. Madam Speaker, it is with of free enterprise takes taxpayers off the fi-
overlooking Highway 41. It will contain dis- great pride and pleasure that I rise today to nancial hook.
plays of artifacts and memorabilia ranging recognize the outstanding leadership of Coach Mr. Speaker, by allowing taxpayer money to
from the Revolutionary War to the present; a Larry Holley on the occasion of his induction go to pretrial release, the free enterprise sys-
multi-faceted Educational Center including a li- into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Feb- tem is greatly hindered. Instead of providing
brary, art gallery, 80 seat theater, an audio/ ruary 7, 2009. jobs, jobs are taken away from the private
visual center; administrative offices; and ban- Larry Holley has been the head men’s bas- sector—namely the bonding and insurance
quet rooms. It will also provide a unique gath- ketball coach at William Jewell College since community.
ering place for veterans and school groups, the 1979–80 school year. He is truly among As a former judge, I found that defendants
and become a showcase attraction for the America’s elite coaches, having won more released on pretrial bonds seldom reappeared
area economy. A 5% match is required by the than 750 games during his career and having in court. With surety bonds, however, they
Military Veterans Museum Foundation, Inc. in received 14 Coach of the Year Awards. Coach were much more likely to show up because
order to receive the allocated money. Holley is ranked #3 among all NAIA coaches they had a vested financial interested in ap-
Account: Division I—Transportation, Hous- and #8 among active four-year college coach- pearing. Plus, the bondsman looks for defend-
ing and Urban Development, and Related es. We are truly lucky to have him as a coach ants who fail to appear.
Agencies—FTA/Buses and Bus Facilities in Northwest Missouri. During my 22 years as a criminal court
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Wisconsin True to his dedication, Coach Holley is a judge, I saw how if left alone, the free enter-
Department of Transportation 1967 William Jewell graduate. He lettered in prise system guarantees the best result. By al-
Address of Requesting Entity: 4802 She- three different sports, was President of his fra- lowing private enterprise to take part in the
boygan Ave., Madison, WI 53702 ternity, Lambda Chi Alpha, and was always a process, people are held accountable, and
Description of Request: The $269,800 ap- leader in his academics, school activities and taxpayers are protected.
propriation will be used for renovation of the his entire community in general. Mr. Speaker, this so-called ‘‘Stimulus’’ bill
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Transit System’s admin- Madam Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join will not stimulate the economy with jobs. It will
istrative/maintenance facility, shop equipment, with me in commending Coach Larry Holley only further stifle the free enterprise system,
maintenance vehicles, rehabilitation of its bus for his dedicated service to William Jewell Col- take jobs, and will leave taxpayers with the
terminal, and yard equipment and mainte- lege in Liberty, Missouri. Larry’s commitment bill. This is just one of many examples of flaws
nance. to his team, the school and our community in this bill.
f provide a strong example of the kind of leader f
we should all work to be. I know Larry’s col-
IN RECOGNITION OF RISON HIGH leagues, family and friends join with me in THE PRESIDENT’S STATE OF THE
SCHOOL thanking him for his commitment to others and UNION ADDRESS
wishing him congratulations on his induction to
HON. MIKE ROSS the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and best HON. MARSHA BLACKBURN
OF ARKANSAS wishes on many more years of happiness and OF TENNESSEE
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES success. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Mr. ROSS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to CONF. REPORT ON H.R. 1 Mrs. BLACKBURN. Madam Speaker, tonight
recognize Rison High School in Rison, Arkan- the President plans to address the American
sas, for having been selected as one of the people in his first State of the Union. I can
top high schools in America by U.S. News and HON. TED POE only hope that the President won’t say what
World Report. OF TEXAS we’re expecting: that the key to solvency is to
U.S. News and World Report honored Rison IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES lose a war and raise taxes. Congress just
High School with its Silver Medal, one of only passed the Democrat’s trillion dollar plus stim-
four schools in Arkansas to receive such rec- Friday, February 13, 2009 ulus plan, with hundreds of billions of dollars
ognition. In order to qualify for this honor, a Mr. POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, the Stim- in spending for special interest groups. Later
high school must have a challenging college- ulus bill we’re voting on today is supposed to this week we will consider the 2009 Appropria-
ready curriculum, performed well on standard- stimulate business and create jobs. However, tions Omnibus, which will include an 8% in-
ized tests, and provide support and programs one provision of the bill will do just the oppo- crease over last year’s spending.
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that best serve students from all backgrounds, site. Title II of the Conference Report on H.R. We will hear some good ideas that embrace
according to the report. 1, under the Office of Justice Programs, State the fiscally responsible bi-partisan change the
I am personally proud of Rison High School and Local Law Enforcement Assistance, pro- president was elected on. I hope the Demo-
for working to achieve excellence in the class- vides $2 billion in Byrne Justice Assistance crat leadership doesn’t turn it into taxing and
room and helping to ensure their students Grants (JAG). This funding is frequently used spending as usual. Madam Speaker, we all
have the means they need to succeed in this by local government agencies to fund pretrial know that the way to a balanced budget is
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through across-the-board spending cuts. The EARMARK DECLARATION 73, and 74. Had I been present, I would have
way to stimulate an economy is through tax voted ‘‘yea’’ on H.R. 601: Motion to Suspend
breaks, not increases. I urge the President to HON. FRANK R. WOLF the Rules and Pass; H.R. 44: Motion to Sus-
start there. OF VIRGINIA pend the Rules and Pass; and H.R. 911: Mo-
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
tion to Suspend the Rules and Pass.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 f
SEATBELTS FOR INCREASED BUS
SAFETY Mr. WOLF. Madam Speaker, pursuant to
the Republican guidelines on earmarks, I sub- RECOGNIZING ALCALDESSA ELIZA-
mit the following statement for the record re- BETH KEMP OF SONOMA, CALI-
HON. TED POE garding H.R. 1105, the Fiscal Year 2009 Om- FORNIA
OF TEXAS nibus Appropriations Act.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Requesting Member: The Hon. FRANK R.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 WOLF. HON. MIKE THOMPSON
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. OF CALIFORNIA
Mr. POE of Texas. Madam Speaker, most Provision: State and Local Law Enforcement
of us are aware of the bus accidents that have Assistance, Byrne Justice Assistance Grant. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
been occurring around the country. Two years Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Northern
ago there was a fatal bus accident involving Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Virginia Regional Gang Task Force.
the Westbrook High School girls’ soccer team Address of Requesting Entity: One Park
in Beaumont, Texas. Just this year, there was Mr. THOMPSON of California. Madam
Center Court, Manassas Park, VA 20111. Speaker, I rise today, along with my col-
an accident in Sherman, Texas, which in- Description of Request: In response to in-
volved several Vietnamese community mem- league, LYNN WOOLSEY, to recognize Elizabeth
creasing gang activity in northern Virginia, a Kemp, who has been named the City of
bers. Similar incidents occurred in Liberty, multi jurisdictional law enforcement task force
Missouri, Arlington, Virginia, New York City, Sonoma’s 2009 Alcaldessa, or Honorary
was established in 2003 to more effectively re- Mayor.
and New Orleans, to name a few. spond to gang activity. As a result of the task
These tragic bus accidents demonstrate that force’s efforts, criminal gang activity has de- The title, ‘‘Alcalde’’ or ‘‘Alcaldessa’’ when re-
school bus safety reform is an urgent issue. clined by more than 50 percent. In order to ferring to a woman, is the Spanish word for
While school buses are among the safest sustain and maintain these impressive results, ‘‘Mayor.’’ During the Spanish colonial period in
mode of transportation, these re-occurring ac- the task force requested $2.5 million in fund- California, the Alcalde was the primary civil
cidents are unacceptable. School buses need ing, which is included in H.R. 1105. authority. In modern times in the City of
to be safer. Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Sonoma, it is an honorary title and the con-
The widespread bus crashes have sparked Provision: State and Local Law Enforcement temporary Alcalde or Alcaldessa presides over
a comeback in the idea of seatbelts in buses. Assistance, Byrne Justice Assistance Grant. ceremonial events for the city.
Seatbelts raise the issue of whether they Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Northwest Alcaldes and Alcaldessas are nominated by
would increase bus safety. Virginia Regional Gang Task Force. the community and are representative of indi-
According to the Texas Department of Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box 49, viduals with a long record of volunteer work.
Transportation, Texas safety belt use has Berryville, VA 22611. Ms. Kemp is no exception to this rule.
topped 90%, this being the third year in a row. Description of Request: In response to in-
The majority of people in Texas are wearing Ms. Kemp attributes her community activism
creasing gang activity in the Shenandoah Val- to her early years in London during WW II.
their seatbelts in cars and trucks. But few to ley, this task force was established to coordi-
no passengers are wearing their seatbelts in That experience led her to be aware of the
nate and share information with their counter- needs of others and to an understanding that
school buses! Currently, there is no federal parts at the Northern Virginia Regional Gang
mandate on seatbelts in buses. anyone’s circumstances can change in a mat-
Task Force. According to the Federal Bureau ter of minutes. She emigrated from England
Every state, except New Hampshire, re- of Investigation, the entire northern Virginia re-
quires by law that car and truck drivers and when she was 21 and has lived in Sonoma
gion is a hotbed of gang activity. In order to since 1969.
passengers wear seatbelts. This is because better fight gang activity in this area, the task
seatbelts work—they increase a passenger’s force requested $750,000 in funding, which is In 2000, Ms. Kemp recognized that many
chance of survival in a crash. In short, seat- included in H.R. 1105. migrant workers had no place to live and were
belts save lives. Bill Number: H.R. 1105. sleeping under bridges. She helped to orga-
If laws require passengers of cars and Provision: Capital Investment Grants. nize one temporary camp, then joined with
trucks to wear seatbelts, why are there no re- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Dulles Vineyard Workers Services to create two more
quirements for buses to even include seat- Corridor Metrorail Project. camps that are open during harvest. She cur-
belts? In many states there are variations of Address of Requesting Entity: 1 Aviation rently serves as President of the Board of Di-
‘‘Click it or Ticket’’ policies that threaten motor- Circle, Washington, D.C. 20001. rectors of Vineyard Workers Services.
ists who don’t wear seatbelts, yet no such Description of Request: H.R. 1105 provides Ms. Kemp initiated the Brown Bagger pro-
laws apply to the buses that carry our children $29.1 million to be used for extending the Met- gram in 2004. The program prepares and dis-
and community members on a daily basis. rorail system through Tysons Corner to Wash- tributes more than 180 nutritious lunches each
Certainly, buses are made very different ington Dulles International Airport. Northern week to the homeless and others who are un-
from cars and trucks. For one, buses can Virginia continues to be one of the country’s able to purchase food. This past summer, Ms.
carry many more passengers than any car. fastest growing areas, but with that has come Kemp organized a group of volunteers to pro-
Some of these differences might lead one to the distinction of being the second worse traf- vide bag lunches to students who normally re-
believe that there should not be a mandate on fic congested region in America. Congres- ceive free lunches at school when school is in
seatbelts in buses. These differences have not sional funding to bring a much needed mass session and to their younger siblings. As a
stopped bus drivers from being required to transit system linking the West Falls Church member of the Board of Directors of Sonoma
wear seatbelts. So why not for school bus Metro station to Washington Dulles Inter- Overnight Support, Ms. Kemp has also been
passengers as well? national Airport was first approved in FY 1999. involved in the development of the first perma-
Some claim that seatbelts may not be prop- f nent homeless shelter in Sonoma.
erly worn by passengers or cause injury. If
anything, it shows that seatbelts should be PERSONAL EXPLANATION And, lest we think her interests are only pa-
made better. However, to completely disregard rochial, Ms. Kemp is an active member of
Friends of Turkana, a local group that raises
seatbelts as a safety precaution is absurd. HON. JOHN A. YARMUTH
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The answer appears to be that of common funds for two medical missions in East Africa.
sense. While seatbelts are in no way a quick IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Madam Speaker, Elizabeth Kemp is a be-
fix and there are many questions surrounding loved and vitally important member of the
seatbelts in buses, they should be looked into Tuesday, February 24, 2009 community and it is appropriate that we ac-
as one of the very many necessary measures Mr. YARMUTH. Mr. Speaker, I was unable knowledge her today as Sonoma’s Alcaldessa
taken to ensure school bus safety. to cast the recorded votes for rollcall Nos. 72, for 2009.
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THROUGH UNITY, STRENGTH— EARMARK DECLARATION my spouse has any financial interest in this
TRAGEDY AT TEXAS A&M project.
HON. LAMAR SMITH Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus.
Account: STAG Water and Wastewater In-
HON. TED POE OF TEXAS
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Austin, TX.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Address of Requesting Entity: 301 W. 2nd
Mr. SMITH of Texas. Madam Speaker, pur-
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 suant to the Republican Leadership standards Street, 2nd Floor, Austin, Texas 78701.
Description of Request: I have secured
on earmarks, I am submitting the following in-
Mr. POE of Texas. Madam Speaker, the $300,000 for the Sanitary Sewer Overflow
formation for publication in the CONGRES-
Texas A&M Aggies are known to boast many Prevention in Austin, TX. The funding would
SIONAL RECORD regarding earmarks I received
mottos, but a saying less famous than ‘‘Gig be used to construct a non-structural sanitary
as part of the FY 2009 Omnibus.
’em’’ or ‘‘Hullabaloo’’ is one they lean on dur- sewer overflow prevention project. It will pre-
Requesting Member: Congressman LAMAR
ing times of hardship: ‘‘Through Unity, vent sanitary sewer overflows that threaten
Strength.’’ Last month, the student body was public health, property, surface waters and the
Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus.
struck with another tragedy and two of Texas’ Account: Small Business Administration, ecologically fragile Edwards Aquifer. The
warriors were taken from their families, friends Salaries and Expenses Account. project will help the City of Austin meet federal
and fellow students. The student body has Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Alamo clean water mandates and it will help protect
banded together to get through this tragedy Community Colleges. a regional aquifer that is vital to public and en-
and in that unity they, once again, are finding Address of Requesting Entity: 201 W. Sheri- vironmental health. It is my understanding that
their strength. I would like to take this oppor- dan, San Antonio, TX 78204–1429. the City of Austin will be matching 45% of the
tunity to honor the two men who dedicated Description of Request: I have secured cost of the project through the city sewer
their lives to serving this country and whose $100,000 for the Alamo Region Energy Fu- rates. I certify that neither I nor my spouse
time was cut short by a tragic accident. tures Park Center of Excellence with Alamo has any financial interest in this project.
On January 12th, during routine helicopter Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus.
Community Colleges. The funding will help es- Account: U.S. Department of Energy; En-
training on Texas A&M’s campus, two soldiers tablish the Futures Park which will house ad- ergy Efficiency and Renewable Energy ac-
were killed in the accidental crash. Lieutenant vanced energy credit and non-credit instruc- count.
Zachary Cook was a recent A&M graduate tions for students, education, and business Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Bexar
and had just been commissioned as a United and industry. The center will combine edu- County, Texas.
States Army officer. His temporary assignment cation and training with practical hands-on ap- Address of Requesting Entity: 100 Dolorosa,
was with Texas A&M’s ROTC program which plied research. It is my understanding that ap- San Antonio, Texas 78205.
was holding the training demonstration for proximately 30% of instructional costs will be Description of Request: I have secured
some ROTC cadets. Zachary, 22, was a reimbursed by the Texas Higher Education $475,750 for Bexar County. Funding would be
former member of the Corps of Cadets Com- Coordinating Board and that scholarships will used for materials and labor for the installation
pany D-1 and had just received his degree in be made available through the ACCD Founda- of photovoltaic panels at the new Bexar Coun-
December. There has already been an out- tion and Alamo Workforce Board. The ACCD ty Parking Garage for the purpose of re-charg-
pouring of support for this young man from Foundation will also be raising funds to share ing plug-in hybrid vehicles. The project will
A&M’s student body and there will assuredly in the costs of this program. I certify that nei- promote the use of renewable energy while
be hundreds of voices answering ‘‘Here’’ dur- ther I nor my spouse has any financial interest minimizing the impact of vehicle emissions. It
ing roll call at the university’s memorial service in this project. is my understanding that Bexar County will be
known as ‘‘Muster’’ in April. Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. contributing $326,000 towards this project. I
Sergeant Charles Mitts, 42, of Spring, TX Account: Airport Improvement Projects. certify that neither I nor my spouse has any fi-
also died in the helicopter crash. Sergeant Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of nancial interest in this project.
Mitts had served his country dutifully his entire San Antonio. Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus.
adult life. After graduating from high school in Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box Account: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
Killeen, TX Charles served in both the Gulf 839966, San Antonio, Texas 78283. Operations & Maintenance Civil Works
War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his Description of Request: I have secured Projects.
deployment to Iraq he served in General $1,187,500 for the City of San Antonio’s De- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: U.S.
Petraeus’ personal helicopter unit and he was partment of Aviation. Funding would be used Army Corps of Engineers.
for Airport Improvements including: Install Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box
currently enlisted in the Texas Army National
shoulder areas to adjoining movement area 17300, Fort Worth, TX 76102.
Guard. Sergeant Mitts devoted his life to serv- Description of Request: I have secured
ing this country and is one of the many war- pavements; Airfield Pavement Improvements
$3,422,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engi-
riors that Texas is proud to call its own. and Airfield Electrical System Upgrade. The
neers at Canyon Lake, Texas. Funding for this
Madam Speaker, we honor these soldiers San Antonio International Airport receives Air-
project would be used for operations and
and their oath to serve us and protect all that port Improvement Program funds allocated to
maintenance in Canyon Lake, Texas and to
we hold dear. Across the entire state Texans major capital improvement projects such as
repair conduit liner, service and emergency
are honoring Sergeant Mitts, Lt. Cook and the current runway and taxiway extension
flood gates. I certify that neither I nor my
their families. As P.H. Duval Jr. put it so elo- work under design. $650,000 in airport self-
spouse has any financial interest in this
quently in his famous poem ‘‘The Last Corps generated funds will be allocated for matching.
Trip’’— I certify that neither I nor my spouse has any Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus.
financial interest in this project. Account: National Park Service—Historic
It was Judgment Day in Aggieland
And tenseness filled the air; Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. Preservation Fund—Save America’s Treas-
All knew there was a trip at hand, Account: DOJ; COPS Law Enforcement ures.
But not a soul knew where . . . Technology Account. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of
. . . And the band poured forth the anthem, Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of New Braunfels.
In notes both bright and clear Austin. Address of Requesting Entity: 150 North
And ten thousand Aggie voices Address of Requesting Entity: 301 West 2nd Seguin, New Braunfels, Texas 78130.
Sang the song they hold so dear. Street, Austin, Texas 78701. Description of Request: I have secured
And when the band had finished, Description of Request: I have secured $150,000 for the Comal County Courthouse
St. Peter wiped his eyes $350,000 for the Austin Police Department. Restoration. Funding for this project will pre-
And said, ‘‘It’s not so hard to see The funding would be used to purchase sur- serve and rehabilitate the historic Comal
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They’re meant for Paradise.’’ veillance cameras and deploy them in high County Courthouse. The restorative work in-
And the colonel of the Cadet Corps said crimes areas in Austin. The project will provide cludes improving fire safety and accessibility
As he stiffly took his stand, the Austin Police Department with the capa- to persons with disabilities by replacing out-
‘‘It’s just another Corps Trip, boys, bility to monitor violent crime hotspots from a dated and hazardous building systems and re-
We’ll march in behind the band.
central location. The City of Austin will provide storing and reconstructing architectural ele-
And that’s just the way it is. the required match. I certify that neither I nor ments that have been removed or concealed
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in past remodeling efforts. This project has Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box nile justice mission in San Antonio. Activities
wide community support and it is my under- 17300, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. to be funded will be capacity building training
standing that the County has already provided Description of Request: I have secured and strategies and technical assistance that
$750,000 in funding for preliminary planning $1,264,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engi- will assist faith-based and community-based
and specifications. The County and the City neers for funding regarding the Lower Colo- organizations in organizational development,
will continue their collaborative efforts to iden- rado River Basin. Funding for this project fund development, program development, fi-
tify and secure funding sources to ensure the would be used to initiate buyouts of the Tim- nancial management, communications and
preservation and restoration of this structure. ber Creek area and Onion Creek Forest/ public relations, grant writing skills, personnel
The work will lead to improved accessibility Yarrabee Bend areas, and complete the DDR and human resources training, program eval-
and enhancement of the facility. I certify that and P&S for Wharton, TX. It is my under- uation, and community networking. I certify
neither I nor my spouse has any financial in- standing that as a result of a local bond ref- that neither I nor my spouse has any financial
terest in this project. erendum in 2006, the City of Austin has a interest in this project.
Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. 35% match for the project in hand. I certify Bill Number: FY 2009.
Account: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; In- that neither I nor my spouse has any financial Account: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers;
vestigations Civil Works Studies. interest in this project. Construction Civil Works Projects.
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: U.S. Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers. Account: Buses and Bus Facilities. Army Corps of Engineers.
Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Capital Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box
17300, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 17300, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Description of Request: I have secured Address of Requesting Entity: 2910 East 5th Description of Request: I have secured
$382,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engi- Street, Austin, TX 78702. $10,000,000 for the San Antonio Channel Im-
neers for funding regarding the Guadalupe Description of Request: I have secured provement Project. Funding would be used to
and San Antonio River Basins. Funding would $2,612,500 for the Capitol Metro’s Paratransit award and initiate a fully funded construction
be used to complete the draft interim feasibility Services Vehicles. Pursuant to, and in accord- contract for Phase IIa; complete the design of
report for the Cibolo Creek IFS, complete the ance with, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Phase III; initiate 95% design of Phase IV of
plan formulation phase of the Leon Creek IFS, Capital Metro provides door-to-door van and Mission Reach; and continue the Woodlawn
and initiate the plan formulation phase of the sedan paratransit service throughout Central Study. It is my understanding that several enti-
Alamo Heights IFS. The partners in the Texas for persons with disabilities and senior ties in the community are prepared to provide
projects have committed to match the federal citizens. Capital Metro will be replacing many $49.7 million of local funding. I certify that nei-
funding at the required levels. I certify that nei- of the vans and sedans that serve this pro- ther I nor my spouse has any financial interest
ther I nor my spouse has any financial interest gram, as they are retired during the coming in this project.
in this project. Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus.
fiscal year. Central Texas’ disabled population
Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. Account: STAG Water and Wastewater In-
relies heavily on Capital Metro’s paratransit
Account: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; In- frastructure Project.
services to provide transportation to jobs, Legal Name of Requesting Entity: San Anto-
vestigations Civil Works Studies. classes and medical appointments. As many
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: U.S. nio Water System.
disabled veterans are returning to Central Address of Requesting Entity: 2800 U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers.
Texas following their tours of duty, our para- Hwy 281 North, San Antonio, TX 78212.
Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box
transit services will be required to accommo- Description of Request: I have secured
17300, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
Description of Request: I have secured date their needs and requirements. The re- $500,000 for the San Antonio Water System
$406,000 for the U.S. Army Corps of Engi- placement of retired vehicles, and the expan- and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements.
neers for funding regarding the Lower Colo- sion of the paratransit fleet, will allow Capital The funding would be used to construct the
rado River Basin. Funding would be used to Metro to continue this important program. renewal of the wastewater collection system in
complete the Williamson Creek study and con- Local sales tax will provide matching funds. I various areas of San Antonio, TX. The water
tinue the other Interim Feasibility Studies with- certify that neither I nor my spouse has any fi- and wastewater infrastructure of San Antonio
in the basin. It is my understanding that this nancial interest in this project. is in continuous need of improvement. The
project is a 50/50 match with the Lower Colo- Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. significance of this project is to maintain safe,
Account: Health Resources and Services sanitary water and sewer systems that will not
rado River Authority. I certify that neither I nor
Administration (HRSA)—Health Facilities and only promote and protect public health but
my spouse has any financial interest in this
Services. also contribute to SAWS’ robust recycled
Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Commu- water system, which in turn leads to reduc-
Account: Housing and Urban Development nity Health Development, Inc. tions in freshwater pumping. SAWS will pro-
Department Economic Development Initiative Address of Requesting Entity: 201 South vide local matching funds in the amount of
Program. Evans, Uvalde, TX 78801. 45%. I certify that neither I nor my spouse has
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of Description of Request: I have secured any financial interest in this project.
New Braunfels. $143,000 for the Community Health Center In- Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus.
Address of Requesting Entity: 424 South frastructure Capacity Project for Real County. Account: DOJ; OJP Juvenile Justice Ac-
Castell Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130. The funding would be used for new equip- count.
Description of Request: I have secured ment/furnishings to strengthen capacity to con- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of
$142,500 for the City of New Braunfels Down- tinue serving Real County residents with qual- New Braunfels.
town Infrastructure Improvements. The City of ity health care. Successful completion of the Address of Requesting Entity: 424 South
New Braunfels is a Texas Main Street city and project will enable CHDI to maintain a high Castell, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
has a comprehensive Downtown Master Plan level of quality care, improved staff efficiencies Description of Request: I have secured
for its Central Business District. A key compo- and, increase the number of patients served. $50,000 for the City of New Braunfels. The
nent is the relocation of overhead utilities to There are no other funding sources for this funding would be used for equipment and
underground locations, which will facilitate project. I certify that neither I nor my spouse services to establish a Teen Court in New
other portions of the redevelopment project, has any financial interest in this project. Braunfels. The program provides first-time ju-
including streetscaping and drainage. The City Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. venile misdemeanor offenders an alternative
has already contributed $111,000 to the Account: DOJ; OJP Juvenile Justice Ac- to the criminal justice system while ensuring
project and has received a $14,000 Certified count. they assume responsibility for their action. It
Local Government Grant from the Texas His- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: San Anto- provides a cost effective and successful
torical Commission for the preliminary plan- nio Fighting Back. means of handling minor juvenile offenders.
ning. I certify that neither I nor my spouse has Address of Requesting Entity: 2803 E. Com- The City of New Braunfels is prepared to pro-
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any financial interest in this project. merce St, San Antonio, TX 78203. vide a 20% share in the cost of the program.
Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. Description of Request: I have secured It is my understanding that by the second year
Account: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; In- $450,000 for San Antonio Fighting Back. The of the program the Teen Court will be main-
vestigations. funding would be used for equipment and tained fully by City funds and program fees. I
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: U.S. services to combat juvenile delinquency and certify that neither I nor my spouse has any fi-
Army Corps of Engineers. victimization of children and improve the juve- nancial interest in this project.
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Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. Address of Requesting Entity: 100 South HONORING THE CHELSEA LUMBER
Account: Higher Education (includes Flores Street, San Antonio, TX 78283. COMPANY FOR THE 2008 LARGE
FIPSE). Description of Request: I have secured BUSINESS LEADERSHIP AWARD
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Trinity $950,000 for the City of San Antonio’s Fort
Address of Requesting Entity: One Trinity
Sam Houston Access: Rittiman/Harry HON. MARK H. SCHAUER
Wurzbach Corridor Improvements. To prepare OF MICHIGAN
Place, #48, San Antonio, TX 78212. for BRAC expansion, the San Antonio-Bexar IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Description of Request: I have secured County Metropolitan Planning Organization
$285,000 for Trinity University. The funding Tuesday, February 24, 2009
(MPO) coordinated a study to identify improve-
would be used for creating an Educators’ ment alternatives to transportation systems im- Mr. SCHAUER. Madam Speaker, I am
Technology Teaching Laboratory. This facility mediately surrounding Fort Sam Houston. proud to honor today the Chelsea Lumber
will incorporate advanced networking, utilizing Funding will be used to extend, widen, and re- Company as they receive the 2008 Large
laptop PCs and easily reconfigurable fur- stripe Harry Wurzbach Road and Rittiman Business Leadership Award by the Chelsea
nishings enabling rapid reconfiguration tar- Road. State/local funds will be used as nec- Area Chamber of Commerce. Chelsea Lumber
geting teachers in kindergarten through 12th essary to complete the system of improve- Company is one of Chelsea’s oldest busi-
grade public schools in the South Texas Re- ments identified in the MPO Traffic Study. Re- nesses having celebrated their 100th anniver-
gion. The project is intended to demonstrate cently, the City of San Antonio passed a $550 sary in May of 2008. A recent acquisition as-
the effectiveness of this approach and to be a million bond program, and there are funds sisted with positioning Chelsea Lumber Com-
model of how to prepare teachers to work with dedicated to many of the transportation pany as southeast Michigan’s largest home
technology in the classroom. The remaining projects around Ft. Sam Houston. I certify that center with the largest inventory of any lum-
funds for the project will be supplemented by neither I nor my spouse has any financial in- beryard in the region. On a local level, Chel-
Trinity University Resources. I certify that nei- terest in this project. sea Lumber Company contributes immensely
ther I nor my spouse has any financial interest to the economic impact of the City of Chelsea.
in this project. Chelsea Lumber Company has been a long-
Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. time member of the Chelsea Area Chamber of
Account: Health Resources and Services STATEMENT IN MEMORIAL OF Commerce and their community involvement
Administration (HRSA)—Health Facilities and OFFICER JOHN PAWLOWSKI includes providing employment for many area
Services. youth and donating their materials to many
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: University local groups for projects and events. Many of
of the Incarnate Word. HON. ALLYSON Y. SCHWARTZ their staff contributes their time serving on nu-
Address of Requesting Entity: 4301 Broad- OF PENNSYLVANIA
merous community committees and donating
way, San Antonio, TX 78209. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES their time at many Chelsea area sporting
Description of Request: I have secured
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 events. The owners have all remained or
$285,000 for the East Side Community Clinic.
come back to Chelsea after college to raise
The funding would be used to build and estab- Ms. SCHWARTZ. Madam Speaker, on Feb-
their families, proving their belief in this com-
lish a new health care facility that will provide ruary 13, 2009, Officer John Pawlowski, a five-
munity’s values. It is with deep appreciation
vital medical services, such as pharma- year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Depart-
for their many contributions that I congratulate
ceutical, nursing, and nutrition counseling, cur- ment, was shot and killed while responding to
and commend the Chelsea Lumber Company
rently unavailable or inaccessible to many in a report of a disturbance.
for their faithful commitment to service and
the area. The East Side Community Clinic will Officer Pawlowski, who was only 25, left be-
quality and wish them the best in all their fu-
be supported by the University of the Incar- hind a wife, Kim, with whom he was eagerly
nate Word and the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa anticipating the birth of their first child in just
Hospital. It is my understanding that besides a few months. He worked in the 35th Police f
the requested appropriations amount, the San District, and was known by his friends and col- EARMARK DECLARATION
Antonio community, local and state founda- leagues as ‘‘a good cop.’’
tions, and corporations will be cultivated for Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said HON. MARK E. SOUDER
gifts and grants to fund this clinic. I certify that Pawlowski was a ‘‘hero’’ and that his loss was OF INDIANA
neither I nor my spouse has any financial in- ‘‘felt by all Philadelphians.’’ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
terest in this project. The Philadelphia Inquirer said Pawlowski
Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. Tuesday, February 24, 2009
‘‘served this city with merit.’’
Account: ARS Building and Facilities. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Mr. SOUDER. Madam Speaker, pursuant to
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Kerr Eco- Ramsey said Pawlowski’s death was ‘‘abso- the House Republican standards on earmarks,
nomic Development Foundation. lutely devastating to all of us.’’ I am submitting the following information re-
Address of Requesting Entity: 1700 Sidney garding earmarks I received as part of H.R.
Officer Pawlowski came from a police fam-
Baker, Suite 100, Kerrville, Texas 78028. 1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009.
Description of Request: I have secured ily. His brother, Robert, is a Corporal who
Bill: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appropriations
$1,957,000 for the Knipling-Bushland Labora- works in the police radio room and his father
tory in Kerr County, TX. The funding will be is a retired lieutenant with the Special Victims
Project Name: The Renaissance Pointe
used to complete design and engineering for Unit. He was a family man who considered the
a modern laboratory for critical research to Police Department part of his family. Entity: YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne.
create technology and information to support Now Officer Pawlowski joins Officer Gary Address: 347 W. Berry, Suite 500, Fort
the needs of APHIS/VS Fever Tick Eradication Skreski, Officer Chuck Cassidy, Sergeant Ste- Wayne, IN 46802.
Program, the U.S. cattle industry, public health phen Liczbinski, Officer Isabel Nazario, Ser- Amount: $142,000.
to discover new methods to control ticks biting geant Patrick McDonald, and Sergeant Tim Justification for use of Federal taxpayer dol-
flies of veterinary importance and ticks of Simpson as Philadelphia Police that have lars: This project would provide a landmark fa-
medical importance. The City of Kerrville’s been killed in the line of duty since 2006. cility in a depressed area to help children and
Economic Improvement Corporation has The sacrifices that all of these brave individ- families through education, arts, and recre-
agreed to fund carrying costs up to $525,000 uals have made to keep Philadelphia safe ation programs. Similar revitalization efforts
for the land purchased by the Kerr Economic from criminals cannot be repaid. These guard- have been successful in the state of Indiana,
Development Foundation for $1.2 million ians must be remembered and honored. They and this project can be used as a model for
which will be used as a location for the facility. are examples for all Philadelphians and all revitalization in depressed areas across the
I certify that neither I nor my spouse has any Americans about the virtues of honor, integrity, United States. Federal appropriations are
financial interest in this project. and service. needed for the following reasons: (1) the high
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Bill Number: FY 2009 Omnibus. I ask that the House of Representatives ex- cost of preparing a Brownfield site for con-
Account: U.S. Department of Transportation/ tend its condolences to Kim Pawlowski, her struction, which would not be applicable under
FHWA/Federal-Aid Highways, Federal Lands. family, and the Philadelphia Police Department normal circumstances; (2) those in the com-
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Military for another devastating loss. munity directly served by this YMCA are pre-
Transformation Task Force (MTTF) of San An- We will never forget you, Officer John vented from making large contributions to this
tonio. Pawlowski. Rest in peace. project due to socioeconomic circumstances.
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Finance Plan: All of the funds would be Amount: $285,000. and introduction of highly efficient air-condi-
used for construction on the Brownfield site. Justification for use of Federal taxpayer dol- tioning systems, especially for data centers.
Bill: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appropriations lars: These funds will allow Goshen Commu- The project will also advance national security
Act, 2009. nity schools to purchase and implement a by reducing the vulnerability of Supervisory
Project Name: Fort Wayne International technology system that will help our schools’ Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) sys-
Runway 5–23 Shoulder Reconstruction ESL students overcome their language bar- tems by reducing or eliminating the risk of me-
Project. riers to learning and improve their literacy chanical failure of systems due to heat-in-
Entity: Fort Wayne Allen County Airport Au- skills so they can successfully graduate from duced data management failure. Because of
thority. school on time with their English speaking these national benefits, the federal govern-
Address: Lt. Paul Baer Terminal, Suite 209 peers. Goshen Community Schools is a public ment rightly deserves a facilitating role in this
Fort Wayne, IN 46809–3194. school corporation in northern Indiana with a technology’s realization.
Amount: $817,000. high percentage (currently 37 percent) of ESL Finance Plan: All of the funds will be used
Justification for use of federal taxpayer dol- students. in research and development to accelerate the
lars: As a result of the Annual Airport Certifi- Finance Plan: development and introduction of highly effi-
cation/Safety Inspection conducted on Sep- Program Description Budget Amount cient air-conditioning systems, especially for
tember 5–6, 2006, the following comment/rec- Staff Development (SIOP) Train- data centers
ommendation was provided by Birkely M. ing ............................................. $20,000 Bill: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appropriations
Substitutes for Teachers being Act, 2009.
Rhodes, Airport Certification/Safety Inspector
Trained ..................................... 4,000 Project Name: Bass Modernization Initiative.
(AC/SI): ‘‘The Runway 5–23 shoulders have Staff Trainer integration of com-
deteriorated well beyond maintenance levels. Entity: University of St. Francis.
puter software .......................... 78,000 Address: 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne,
Plan and program a repaving project.’’ Computer Hardware and ESL
This proposed reconstruction project would Software ................................... 165,000
allow the airport to be in compliance with the Curriculum Resources ................. 4,000
Justification for use of Federal taxpayer dol-
above AC/SI recommendation. This project will Literacy Materials for middle and
high school ............................... 14,000 lars: Listed on the National Register of Historic
provide for the reconstruction of approximately Places, the 1903 Bass Mansion, the former
5,150 lineal feet of existing shoulders, adja- 285,000 home of local industrialist John Bass, is an ar-
cent to Runway 5–23, with new 25’ paved as- chitectural wonder with winding staircases,
phalt shoulders. The project scope will include Bill: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appropriations
Act, 2009. original wall coverings and painted murals,
the removal of the existing shoulders, grading/ hand-carved fireplaces, and other amenities
drainage improvements, new runway edge Project Name: Middlebury Economic Devel-
opment. unique to the Victorian era. The University is
lights, and paving of the new shoulders. seeking to restore the Bass Mansion to its
Finance Plan: Specific to this request, about Entity: Town of Middlebury/ Redevelopment
Commission. rightful place as one of Fort Wayne’s great
$4M has been spent on this project over the community resources.
last 3 years, in the first two phases. The local Address: 418 N. Main Street, P.O. Box 812,
Middlebury, IN 46540. Federal funds to support this project will en-
source of funding is Airport Revenues. The re- able the University to re-open the Bass Man-
quested funding would be allocated to the Amount: $95,000.
Justification for use of Federal taxpayer dol- sion to the community in a significant way,
Construction and Services During Construction with historic collections on display and rooms
(inspection) contracts, as well as reimburse- lars: This money will help Middlebury develop
a comprehensive city plan for economic devel- available for community-based events.
ment for Design contract to the Authority. All Finance Plan: A recent survey by an archi-
costs identified and incurred are AIP-eligible. opment that takes into account infrastructure
needs, land use planning, downtown redevel- tectural and engineering firm has identified a
Bill: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appropriations three-phase renovation and restoration plan at
Act, 2009. opment while balancing the needs of the large
Amish population with that of the larger com- an estimated cost of $6,000,000. Specific pri-
Project Name: Career and Technical Edu- orities include: general roof stabilization as
cation Program. munity.
Finance Plan: All of the funds will be used well as replacement of flat roofs; foundation
Entity: Grace College and Seminary. repair, a drainage system and sealing; me-
Address: 200 Seminary Lane, Suite 333, to construct a comprehensive city plan for
economic development. chanical/electrical replacement and updating;
Winona Lake, 46590. elevator installation; selected interior wall sur-
Amount: $95,000. Bill: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appropriations
Act, 2009. face treatment; floor and stair repair; mortar
Justification for use of Federal taxpayer dol- joint pointing and repair, and door and window
lars: Funds will provide a more non-traditional Project Name: Energy Efficient Electronics
Cooling Project. repair. St. Francis University has a fundraising
education opportunity for adult learners effort underway, with more than $2,500,000 al-
through special programs that can be Entity: Parker Hannifin/Climate Systems Di-
vision. ready raised.
accessed electronically as well as on site dur- Bill: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appropriations
ing evenings and weekends. This program will Address: 10801 Rose Avenue, New Haven,
help better educate the workforce of northern Indiana 46774. Project Name: Health Sciences Laboratory
Indiana, and provide access to educational op- Amount: $951,000. Construction and Equipment Initiative.
portunities to minorities and other underserved Justification for use of Federal taxpayer dol- Entity: University of Saint Francis.
segments of the population. Northern Indiana lars: The national significance of this project Address: 2701 Spring Street, Fort Wayne,
is one of the hardest hit areas in the country relates to the expressed goal of Congress and IN 46808.
during this economic downturn. the White House to reduce energy consump- Amount: $190,000.
Finance Plan: tion in this country to further enhance our na- Justification for use of Federal taxpayer dol-
tional energy security. Due to the national in- lars: The national shortage of nurses and
terest in energy security, one of the focuses of other health care professionals is well docu-
the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy mented. The University of Saint Francis has
Equipment ................................... $30,000
Efficiency and Renewable Energy is the im- built a strong reputation as an educational
Course prep .................................. 60,000
Administration ............................ 250,000 provement of heating and cooling systems in leader in the health care industry. The univer-
Learning House fees ..................... 70,000 buildings. The website quotes this important sity seeks to graduate high quality students
Training ....................................... 50,000 goal as follows: ‘‘By conducting R&D in co- with strong backgrounds in areas of great
Faculty ........................................ 150,000 operation with industry partners, DOE seeks to need to the medical profession, especially
Project sustainability ................. 500,000 accelerate the development and introduction nursing. Through its undergraduate and grad-
Marketing .................................... 140,000 of highly efficient heating, ventilating, refrigera- uate teaching, laboratory experiences and
Bill: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appropriations tion, and air-conditioning systems, and water- community outreach efforts, the University
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Act, 2009. heating technologies.’’ (http:// contributes significantly to the advancement of
Project Name: Literacy and Graduation Rate www.eere.energy.gov/buildings/tech/hvac/) scientific learning and skilled health care pro-
Improvement for Goshen’s English as a Sec- The Energy Efficient Electronics Cooling fessionals working in both the Fort Wayne re-
ond Language (ESL) Students. Project will further this important federal goal gion and nationwide.
Entity: Goshen Community Schools. by involving industry partners in research and Federal resources to support this initiative
Address: 721 E. Purl St., Goshen, IN 46526. development to accelerate the development will further enhance the value of education in
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the biological and health sciences and the Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of
quality of the professional healthcare work- Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake
force in the Fort Wayne Region. The Univer- Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
sity of Saint Francis plans to construct a Account: Army Corps of Engineers, General Account: Army Corps of Engineers, General
health sciences laboratory and purchase Investigations Investigations
needed equipment in order to provide the next Purpose: Provide an earmark of $956,000 to Purpose: Provide an earmark of $8,604,000
generation of health care professionals with advance the authorized Southwest Coastal to advance the studies for the authorized Lou-
the most modern and technologically up-to- Louisiana Hurricane Protection, LA project. isiana Coastal Area (LCA) Ecosystems Res-
date education possible. The Corps is directed to expedite the study toration, LA project. The funding is needed to
Finance Plan: Funds will be used for the under the Water Resources Development Act continue eleven feasibility studies and initiate
construction of a health sciences laboratory of 2007. The funds will be used to continue six PED studies. Activities include completing
and to purchase needed equipment. the feasibility phase including the Chenier and submitting to the Secretary a final report
f Plain Sustainability Initiative. Activities include on the Beneficial Use of Dredged Material
plan formulation, hydrology and hydraulic anal- Program Feasibility Program, completing iden-
COMMENDING BILL BALLAGH FOR yses, economic inventory, environmental anal- tification of initial BUDMat projects; beginning
HIS 2008 SMALL BUSINESS LEAD- yses, and stakeholder and public involvement. plans and specs on Barataria Basin Barrier
ERSHIP AWARD CALCASIEU LOCK, LA Shoreline Restoration project; and continuing
Member requesting funds: CHARLES studies initiated in FY08. Additional bene-
HON. MARK H. SCHAUER BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07) ficiaries include residents of Louisiana.
OF MICHIGAN Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of CALCASIEU RIVER AND PASS, LA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake Member requesting funds: CHARLES
Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Account: Army Corps of Engineers, General Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of
Mr. SCHAUER. Madam Speaker, I am Investigations Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake
proud to honor today Bill Ballagh of State Purpose: Provide an earmark of $574,000 to Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
Farm Insurance as he receives the 2008 advance the authorized feasibility study for the Account: Army Corps of Engineers, Oper-
Small Business Leadership Award by the Calcasieu Lock, LA project. The study is need- ations and Maintenance
Chelsea Area Chamber of Commerce. On a ed to replace the lock. Funds will be used to Purpose: Provide an earmark of
local level, Bill is a strong supporter of many address economic and environmental con- $13,894,000 for the authorized Calcasieu
events in the Chelsea community. He is an cerns. A rate review will be undertaken to de- River and Pass, LA project. Funds are needed
active board member of the Chelsea Senior termine the economic impacts of the without- to keep international commerce moving with-
Center and has been a valuable source of project conditions, and will be accompanied by out delays and light loadings. Funds will be
ideas and advice for the board in both the fi- an analysis to identify impacts from flooding of used to operate and maintain the Calcasieu
nancial aspect and the improved image for the agricultural areas. The Calcasieu Lock is a River Salt Water Barrier and the channel,
Center and its programs. Many local agencies bottleneck on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway dredge bar channel, dredge mile 5 to 17 and
and fundraisers have appreciated Bill’s sup- system in Louisiana, causing delays in trans- Devil’s Elbow, foreshore dike construction for
port by allowing them to promote their projects portation and interstate commerce. protection of disposal areas and to reduce
in his windows and the side of his downtown CALCASIEU RIVER AND PASS NAVIGATION, LA shoaling, and maintenance of dredged mate-
office building. Member requesting funds: CHARLES rial disposal facilities. Additional beneficiaries
Bill goes above and beyond when it comes BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07) include the Lake Charles Harbor and Terminal
to serving his customers. As he writes and re- Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of District and the users of the Calcasieu River
views policies for customers, he may direct Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake Ship Channel.
them elsewhere if he feels they may be better Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 FRESHWATER BAYOU, LA
served—without financial gain for himself and Account: Army Corps of Engineers, General Member requesting funds: CHARLES
also points out ways that policies written by Investigations BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07)
others can be improved upon to better meet Purpose: Provide an earmark of $155,000 Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of
their needs, again, without financial gain for for the authorized Calcasieu River and Pass Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake
himself. Bill has served Chelsea since 1996 in Navigation, LA project. The study is needed to Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
his business and consistently goes the extra investigate ways to improve navigation on the Account: Army Corps of Engineers, Oper-
mile making his clients feel they’re more than Calcasieu Ship Channel by adding passing ations and Maintenance
just part of a business relationship. lanes and anchorage areas. Currently only Purpose: Provide an earmark of $1,716,000
It is with deep appreciation for his many one-way traffic is allowed because of the nar- for the authorized Freshwater Bayou, LA
contributions that I congratulate and commend row channel and hazardous cargo. The funds project. The lock is crucial to support offshore
Bill Ballagh of State Farm Insurance for his will be used to complete the feasibility study oil industry to provide the necessary fuel, sup-
faithful commitment to service and quality and and initiate the PED phase. Additional bene- plies and food to offshore oil platforms in the
wish him and his family the best in all their fu- ficiaries include the Lake Charles Harbor and Gulf of Mexico, and also to support commer-
ture endeavors. Terminal District and the users of the cial fishing. The funds will be used for oper-
f Calcasieu River Ship Channel. ations and maintenance and to dredge two
CALCASIEU RIVER BASIN critical reaches to support the energy infra-
EARMARK DECLARATION Member requesting funds: CHARLES structure along the Freshwater Bayou, LA.
BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07) MERMENTAU RIVER, LA
HON. CHARLES W. BOUSTANY, JR. Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of Member requesting funds: CHARLES
OF LOUISIANA Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07)
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of
Account: Army Corps of Engineers, General Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Investigations Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118
Mr. BOUSTANY. Madam Speaker, pursuant Purpose: Provide an earmark of $75,000 to Account: Army Corps of Engineers, Oper-
to the House Republican standards on ear- advance the authorized feasibility study and ations and Maintenance
marks, I am submitting the following informa- initiate the PED. The study is needed to inves- Purpose: Provide an earmark of $1,828,000
tion for publication in the CONGRESSIONAL tigate methods of providing flood control and for the authorized Mermentau River, LA
RECORD regarding earmarks I received as part environmental enhancement measures in the project. Funding is required to dredge and
of H.R. 1105, Omnibus Appropriations Act of Calcasieu River Basin. Additional funds could continue ongoing repairs along the Mermentau
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2009. These earmarks are contained in Divi- be used to initiate the plans and specs for the River, including operations of Catfish Point
sion C—Energy and Water Development: first construction contract. Other beneficiaries and Schooner Bayou Control Structures, main-
SOUTHWEST COASTAL LOUISIANA HURRICANE include the residents of Calcasieu Parish. tenance of the control structures, including
PROTECTION, LA LCA—ECOSYSTEMS RESTORATION, LA water control data systems, real estate, and
Member requesting funds: CHARLES Member requesting funds: CHARLES dredge Mermentau Bar Channel, and boat-
BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07) BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07) house replacement at CPCS.
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BAYOU TECHE & VERMILION RIVER, LA LA project within the Corps CAP 205 program. RECOGNIZING ALCALDESSA
Member requesting funds: CHARLES The funds will be used to complete the feasi- ELIZABETH KEMP
BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07) bility for a small flood control project in Bayou
Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of Queue de Tortue. Additional beneficiaries in- HON. LYNN C. WOOLSEY
Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake clude the residents of the Town of Gueydan. OF CALIFORNIA
Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Account: Army Corps of Engineers, Oper- f Tuesday, February 24, 2009
ations and Maintenance
Purpose: Provide an earmark of $13,000 for HONORING HALL-OF-FAME UNI- Ms. WOOLSEY. Madam Speaker, I rise
the authorized Bayou Teche & Vermilion VERSITY OF ARIZONA MEN’S today, along with my colleague, MIKE THOMP-
River, LA project. The funding will be used for BASKETBALL COACH LUTE SON, to recognize Elizabeth Kemp, who has
ongoing repairs, debris removal, and oper- OLSON been named the City of Sonoma’s 2009
ations and maintenance for the Bayou Teche Alcaldessa, or Honorary Mayor.
& Vermilion River. HON. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS The title, ‘‘Alcalde’’ or ‘‘Alcaldessa’’ when re-
BAYOU TECHE, LA
ferring to a woman, is the Spanish word for
‘‘Mayor.’’ During the Spanish colonial period in
Member requesting funds: CHARLES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES California, the Alcalde was the primary civil
BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07)
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 authority. In modern times in the City of
Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of
Sonoma, it is an honorary title and the con-
Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake Ms. GIFFORDS. Madam Speaker, I am
temporary Alcalde or Alcaldessa presides over
Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 honored to recognize Robert Luther ‘‘Lute’’
ceremonial events for the city.
Account: Army Corps of Engineers, Oper- Olson, the former men’s basketball head Alcaldales and Alcaldessas are nominated
ations and Maintenance coach at the University of Arizona. by the community and are representative of in-
Purpose: Provide an earmark of $194,000 In his long and illustrious collegiate career dividuals with a long record of volunteer work.
for the authorized Bayou Teche, LA project. Lute Olson amassed a record of 780–280 in Ms. Kemp is no exception to this rule.
Funding will be used for dredging and ongoing 34 seasons, including a 589–187 mark in his Ms. Kemp attributes her community activism
operations and maintenance for the Bayou time at Arizona. He holds the all-time record to her early years in London during WW II.
Teche. Activities include surveys of the chan- for Pac-10 victories with 327. He is also one That experience led her to be aware of the
nel, environmental studies, real estate man- of only 17 coaches with over 1,000 victories, needs of others and to an understanding that
agement, and operate and maintain Keystone spanning a career as a high school, junior col- anyone’s circumstances can change in a mat-
Lock. lege, and college head coach. ter of minutes. She emigrated from England
CALCASIEU RIVER, MILE 5.0–14.0, CAMERON PARISH On March 29, 1983, Coach Olson became when she was 21 and has lived in Sonoma
Member requesting funds: CHARLES the head coach at Arizona after successful since 1969.
BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07) runs at Long Beach State and the University In 2000, Ms. Kemp recognized that many
Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of of Iowa, the latter of which he guided to the migrant workers had no place to live and were
Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake 1979 Big Ten title and the 1980 Final Four. sleeping under bridges. She helped to orga-
Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 Few could have predicted the meteoric rise of nize one temporary camp, then joined with
Account: Army Corps of Engineers, CAP the program he turned around from a 4–24 Vineyard Workers Services to create two more
204 record in 1983. Just 2 years later, he guided camps that are open during harvest. She cur-
Purpose: To provide an earmark prioritizing the team to the NCAA tournament and began rently serves as President of the Board of Di-
the Calcasieu River, Mile 5.0–14.0, Cameron the Nation’s longest active streak for NCAA rectors of Vineyard Workers Services.
Parish project within the Corps CAP 204 pro- tournament appearances, currently at 24 con- Ms. Kemp initiated the Brown Bagger pro-
gram. Funds will be used to complete the de- secutive seasons. gram in 2004. The program prepares and dis-
sign and implementation phase for the bene- Lute Olson transformed the University of Ar- tributes more than 180 nutritious lunches each
ficial use of dredged materials project along izona and the Tucson desert into a college week to the homeless and others who are un-
the Calcasieu River. The project provides for basketball oasis. In his 24 seasons he won able to purchase food. This past summer, Ms.
the placement of shoal material from the one national championship, reached 4 Final Kemp organized a group of volunteers to pro-
Calcasieu River, Mile 5 to Mile 14, into the Fours, and won 11 Pac–10 titles, solidifying vide bag lunches to students who normally re-
Cameron Creole Prairie National Wildlife Ref- the program as a perennial title contender and ceive free lunches at school when school is in
uge. Additional beneficiaries include the Lake bringing national prestige to both city and session and to their younger siblings. As a
Charles Harbor and Terminal District and the school. member of the Board of Directors of Sonoma
users of the Calcasieu River Ship Channel. At the top of his game, Coach Olson took Overnight Support, Ms. Kemp has also been
TOWN OF CARENCRO, LAFAYETTE PARISH, LA the Wildcats on an improbable run to the 1997 involved in the development of the first perma-
Member requesting funds: CHARLES national title, including victories over three No. nent homeless shelter in Sonoma.
BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07) 1 seeds, a feat not achieved before or since. And, lest we think her interests are only pa-
Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of For these accomplishments, he was inducted rochial, Ms. Kemp is an active member of
Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Friends of Turkana, a local group that raises
Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 Fame on Sept. 27, 2002. funds for two medical missions in East Africa.
Account: Army Corps of Engineers, CAP Lute Olson’s successes were not limited to Madam Speaker, Elizabeth Kemp is a be-
205 the hardwood. As a high school teacher in loved and vitally important member of the
Purpose: To provide an earmark prioritizing Mahnomen, Minnesota, he taught six classes, community and it is appropriate that we ac-
the Town of Carencro, Lafayette Parish, LA was head coach of the basketball and football knowledge her today as Sonoma’s Alcaldessa
project within the Corps CAP 205 program. team, and assistant coach on the baseball for 2009.
The funds will be used to continue the design team. He went to become a junior high coun- f
and implementation phase for the small flood selor in Colorado, high school coach in South- EARMARK DECLARATION
control project in the Town of Carencro. Addi- ern California and entered the collegiate ranks
tional beneficiaries include the residents of the in 1972.
Town of Carencro. Along the way, as a teacher and coach,
HON. MICHAEL K. CONAWAY
BAYOU QUEUE DE TORTUE, VERMILION PARISH, LA Lute Olson has encouraged students to live
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Member requesting funds: CHARLES healthy, work hard and pursue their dreams.
BOUSTANY Jr., MD (LA–07) He has inspired and encouraged students Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Entity receiving funds: US Army Corps of across the country, in Tucson, and at the Uni- Mr. CONAWAY. Madam Speaker, pursuant
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Engineers, New Orleans District, 7400 Leake versity of Arizona. Many young people have to the House Republican standards on ear-
Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70118 benefited from his guidance and are proud to marks, I am submitting the following informa-
Account: Army Corps of Engineers, CAP call him their mentor. tion for publication in the CONGRESSIONAL
205 I am pleased to acknowledge and thank RECORD regarding Member requested funding
Purpose: To provide an earmark prioritizing Coach Olson for his great leadership and out- that was included as part of H.R. 1105, the
the Bayou Queue de Tortue, Vermilion Parish, standing contributions to our community. Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2009.
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In the Bureau of Reclamation, Water and mal fibers and meat at internationally competi- Technology Center (ATC), operated by Mid-
Related Resources—Rural Water account, tive prices. Emphasis will be placed on im- land College, offers a wide range of programs
$109,000 for improvements to an irrigation proving wool quality and increasing wool pro- that are used by students from elementary
canal in Tom Green County, Texas was in- duction and also on multi-state collaborations schools, high schools and colleges seeking to
cluded on my behalf. The entity to receive in which sheep and goats will be used to im- learn computer and other technical skills, by
funding for this project is the Tom Green prove rangeland environments through pre- workers upgrading their skills to retain their
County Water Control Improvement District scribed grazing of invasive species. jobs or get new ones, by businesses who are
No. 1, which operates and maintains the canal In the Cooperative State Research, Edu- training employees, and by individuals.
and can be reached at P.O. Box 488, cation, and Extension Service (CSREES), In the Department of Education, Higher
Veribest, Texas, 76886. The canal is 16 miles Special Research Grants account funding in Education account, to provide funding in the
long and runs northeast from the city of San the amount of $946,000 for the Center for amount of $95,000 for the Midland Inde-
Angelo, Texas. The funding will be used to Food Industry Excellence. The entity to re- pendent School District, located at 615 W.
complete repairs and upgrade the canals ceive funding for this project is Texas Tech Missouri Ave., Midland, TX for a teacher train-
water control systems to help better distribute University, located in Lubbock, Texas. The ing initiative in conjunction with Texas
and conserve water, as recommended in a funding will be used to conduct systematic de- Mathworks. Texas Mathworks is a center for
2007 report by the Bureau of Reclamation. velopment and evaluation of production, proc- mathematics education formed by Texas State
In the Army Corps of Engineers, Investiga- essing, and preparation methods of food prod- University System to develop model programs
tions account, $406,000 for a study in the ucts (from farm to table) to achieve a safer and self-sustaining learning communities that
Lower Colorado River Basin of Texas was in- and more nutritious food supply. engage Texas K–12 students in doing mathe-
cluded on my behalf. The entity to receive In the Cooperative State Research, Edu- matics at a high level. Texas Mathworks
funding for this project is the Lower Colorado cation, and Extension Service (CSREES) ac- proves to be an effective model for engaging
River Authority which can be reached at P.O. count, to provide partial funding in the amount and retaining students’ interest in math and
Box 220, Austin, Texas, 78767. The study of $693,000 for Center for North American science, enabling teachers to effectively teach
area is bounded by the Guadalupe, Lavaca, Studies. Funding for this project will go directly it at the highest levels.
and Colorado-Lavaca river basins on the west, to Texas A&M University in College Station, In the Department of Education, Elementary
Texas. This funding will assist in the continued & Secondary Education (includes FIE) ac-
and the Brazos and Brazos-Colorado basins
development of the center. The focus is to fur- count, to provide funding in the amount of
on the east. This study is investigating water
ther expand activities in education and train- $143,000 for the Wallace Accelerated High
resource problems, needs, and opportunities,
ing, research policy analysis, and cooperative School, located at 149 S. Hwy 208, Colorado
to determine whether improvements for flood
study as related to trade issues. City, TX, for a charter campus for at-risk stu-
risk management, ecosystem restoration and
In the Cooperative State Research, Edu- dents in grades 8–12, including purchase of
protection, water quality, water supply and al-
cation, and Extension Service (CSREES), equipment. The funding will be to support a
lied purposes have a Federal interest. The
Special Research Grants account, funding in charter campus for at-risk students in grades
funding will be used to complete the
the amount of $1,730,000 for the International 8–12. The campus not only assists students
Williamson Creek study and continue other in-
Cotton Center. The entity to receive funding with their educational needs but also in real-
terim feasibility studies within the basin. izing the importance in being a productive cit-
In the Army Corps of Engineers, Operations for this project is Texas Tech University, lo-
cated in Lubbock, Texas. The funding will be izen within the community and country.
and Maintenance account, $842,000 for the O. In the Department of Justice, DJP-Byrne
C. Fisher Dam and Lake, Texas was included used to support several research projects in-
Discretionary Grants account, to provide fund-
on my behalf The entity to receive funding for vestigating means of increasing the profitability
ing in the amount of $1,200,000 for the Texas
this project is Army Corps of Engineers Fort and sustainability of cotton and other natural State University Train-the-Trainer (ALERRT)
Worth District. The project is located in Tom fiber production through the development of program. The entity to receive funding for this
Green County, on the North Concho River, new uses for cotton fiber among others. project is the Advanced Law Enforcement
near the City of San Angelo, Texas. The fund- In the Cooperative State Research, Edu-
Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Program
ing will be used to for operations and routine cation, and Extension Service (CSREES) ac-
at Texas State University-San Marcos, located
maintenance. count, funding in the amount of $3,220,000 for
at 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas.
In the Army Corps of Engineers, Operations the Efficient Irrigation program (both research
Funding will be used to support the ALERRT
and Maintenance account, $2,000,000 for and extension arms). The entity to receive program, which was established by Texas
Proctor Lake, Texas was included on my be- funding for this project is Texas A&M Univer- State University, to provide first responders
half. The entity to receive funding for this sity. The funding will be used to provide re- with the tactics they will need to effectively re-
project is Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth sources for research, training, education, and spond to active shooter situations.
District. The project is located in Comanche technical assistance to agricultural and munic- Project funding for the construction of on/off
County on the Leon River, about eight miles ipal water system operators, teaching them ramps of I–20 for Garfield and Cotton Flat
northeast of the city of Comanche, Texas. The about irrigation system efficiency and about Road in Midland, TX in the amount of
funding will be used to for operations, routine reducing biological and chemical hazards $380,000. The funding will be appropriated
maintenance, and to replace and repair through alternative treatment of water and from the Interstate Maintenance Discretionary
piezometers. wastewater. account to the Texas Department of Transpor-
In the Army Corps of Engineers, Operations In the Agriculture Research Service (ARS) tation, 125 East 11th St., Austin, TX 78701.
and Maintenance account, $1,373,000 for account, to provide partial funding in the The project is included in the I–20 Corridor
Hords Creek Lake, Texas was included on my amount of $515,000 for the Great Plains Sor- Master plan and the Statewide Transportation
behalf. The entity to receive funding for this ghum Improvement and Utilization Center. Improvement Program.
project is Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth Funding for this project will go directly to Kan- Project funding in the amount of $475,000
District. The project is located in Coleman sas State in Manhattan, Kansas. This funding to widen the 45 mile section of SH–349 in
County about 13 miles west of the city of will be used to continue to integrate the efforts Martin and Dawson County by two additional
Coleman, Texas. The funding will be used to among the three institutions to develop a se- lanes as a portion of Trade Corridor 56 des-
for operations, routine maintenance, and to ries of multi-institutional and multidisciplinary ignated and funded (1.6 mil) by SAFETEA–LU
upgrade hydraulic pumps and controls for teams that bring together new technologies as a high priority trade corridor. The funding
flood gates. and knowledge that focus on improvement of will be appropriated from the Transportation,
In the Cooperative State Research, Edu- profitability in each stage of sorghum produc- Community and System Preservation account
cation, and Extension Service (CSREES) ac- tion, processing and marketing. to the Texas Department of Transportation,
count funding in the amount of $206,000 for In the Department of Education, Higher 125 East 11th St., Austin, TX 78701. This sec-
Animal Fiber Research. The entity to receive Education account, to provide funding in the tion of SH–349 is a part of the Ports to Plains
funding for this project is Texas A&M Univer- amount of $285,000 for Midland College in Corridor, two National High Priority Corridors
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sity. The project is located at 7887, U.S. High- Midland, TX for technology upgrades, includ- and the Texas Trunk System.
way 87N, San Angelo, Texas, 76901. The ing purchase of equipment. The funding would Project funding in the amount of $190,000
funding will be used to increase profitability of be used to for the purchase of new com- for the Economic Development Initiative that
the sheep and goat industries in the United puters, specialized software and multi-media will include streetscaping, environmental reme-
States and Texas while providing U.S. con- projector equipment as part of the ongoing diation, infrastructure improvements and dem-
sumers and the military with high-quality ani- technology upgrade program. The Advanced olition of dilapidated buildings of downtown
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Midland, TX. The funding will be appropriated Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Address of Requesting Entity: 477 Michigan
from the Economic Development Initiatives ac- Account: COPS Law Enforcement Tech- Ave. Detroit, MI 48226.
count to the City of Midland, City Hall, 300 N. nology. Description of Request: The funding would
Loraine, Midland, TX 79701. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Lapeer be used for dredging channels in Lake St.
Project funding in the amount of $142,500 County Sheriffs Office. Clair.
for an Economic Development Initiative that Address of Requesting Entity: 3231 John Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
will include enhancing an economically de- Conley Dr. Lapeer, MI 48446. Account: O&M.
pressed area along the North Concho River Description of Request: Funds would be Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Army
through downtown San Angelo. The funding used to add Mobile Data Terminals to eight Corps of Engineers.
will be appropriated from the Economic Devel- patrol cars. Address of Requesting Entity: 477 Michigan
opment Initiatives account to the City of San Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Ave. Detroit, MI 48226.
Angelo, City Hall, 72 W. College Ave, San An- Account: Small Business Administration— Description of Request: The funding would
gelo, TX 76903. The City has contributed over Business Loan Programs. be used for dredging Caseville harbor.
$6 million for the project and continues to con- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Macomb Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
tribute through a 1⁄2 cent sales tax. The initia- County. Account: O&M.
tive includes improving accessibility multi-use Address of Requesting Entity: 1 S. Main St. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Army
pathways, connecting commercial and resi- 7th floor, Mt. Clemens, Ml 48043. Corps of Engineers.
dential areas and improving river access, light- Description of Request: The funds would be Address of Requesting Entity: 477 Michigan
ing, landscaping and other public spaces used to provide a variety of much needed pro- Ave. Detroit, MI 48226.
along the Concho River and downtown San grams and services including training such as Description of Request: The funding would
Angelo. business plan and marketing writing and as- be used for dredging the Clinton River.
Project funding in the amount of $237,500 sistance. Additionally it would serve busi- Bill Number: H.R. 1105
for construction of a multi-modal terminal that nesses and entrepreneurs in Macomb County Account: O&M
will house customer service centers, adminis- who currently does not have access to vital Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Army
trative offices and development space for the services. Corps of Engineers
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Address of Requesting Entity: 477 Michigan
Concho Valley Transit District. The funding will
Account: Health Resources and Services Ave. Detroit, MI 48226
be appropriated from the Buses and Bus Fa-
Administration—Health Facilities and Services. Description of Request: The funding would
cilities account to The Texas Department of
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Thumb be used for dredging Lexington Harbor
Transportation, 125 East 11th St., Austin, TX
Rural Health Network. Bill Number: H.R. 1105
78701. The Texas Department of Transpor-
Address of Requesting Entity: 210 S. First Account: O&M
tation has awarded a multi-year $1.5 million Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Army
St. Harbor Beach, MI 48441.
grant to support future development and the Description of Request: Funds will be uti- Corps of Engineers
project received $250,000 in FY08. This lized to establish and enhance integrated com- Address of Requesting Entity: 477 Michigan
project has been authorized by SAFETEA–LU. munications systems for a small network of Ave. Detroit, MI 48226
Project funding in the amount of $190,000 small, rural critical access hospitals. Funds will Description of Request: The funding would
for preliminary engineering, and construction be used to purchase equipment, establish a be used for dredging Port Austin Harbor
of a transit authority administration facility to system wide communications and triage net- Bill Number: H.R. 1105
manage 8,500 square miles of regional public work thus cutting down movement between Account: O&M
transit system. The funding will be appro- these 5 hospitals located all over Michigan’s Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Army
priated from the Buses and Bus Facilities ac- thumb area. Corps of Engineers
count to The Texas Department of Transpor- Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Address of Requesting Entity: 477 Michigan
tation, 125 East 11th St., Austin, TX 78701. Account: Higher Education (FIPSE). Ave. Detroit, MI 48226
f Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Saint Description of Request: The funding would
Clair County Community College. be used for dredging Port Sanilac Harbor
Address of Requesting Entity: 323 Erie St., Bill Number: H.R. 1105
Port Huron, MI 48061. Account: O&M
HON. CANDICE S. MILLER Description of Request: This funding would Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Army
OF MICHIGAN be used to develop a 2 year alternative energy Corps of Engineers
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES degree. Address of Requesting Entity: 477 Michigan
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Ave. Detroit, MI 48226
Account: Higher Education (FIPSE). Description of Request: The funding would
Mrs. MILLER of Michigan. Madam Speaker, Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Macomb be used for dredging the St. Clair River
I submit the following: County Community College. Bill Number: H.R. 1105
Requesting Member: Congresswoman Address of Requesting Entity: 14500 E. Account: EERE-Building Technologies
CANDICE S. MILLER. Twelve Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: St. Clair
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Description of Request: The funding would County Community College
Account: COPS Law Enforcement Tech- be used to develop a comprehensive 2 year Address of Requesting Entity: 323 Erie St.
nology. alternative energy degree. Port Huron, MI 48061
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Huron Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Description of Request: This funding would
County, Michigan Sherriffs Office. Account: Investigations. be used for infrastructure to match and ac-
Address of Requesting Entity: 120 S. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: South- commodate a developing curriculum regarding
Heisterman St. Bad Axe, MI 48413. eastern Michigan Council of Governments. alternative energies.
Description of Request: Funds would be Address of Requesting Entity: 535 Griswold Bill Number: H.R. 1105
used for law enforcement technologies. St. Ste. 300 Detroit, MI 48226. Account: TCSP Transportation and Commu-
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Description of Request: The funding would nity and System Preservation
Account: COPS Law Enforcement Tech- be used to establish a partnership of federal, Legal Name of Requesting Entity: County of
nology. State of Michigan and local agencies to guide Sanilac
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Sanilac the implementation of the Lake St. Clair Man- Address of Requesting Entity: 60 W. Sanilac
County, Michigan Sherriffs Office. agement Plan. Funds would also be used to Rd. Sanilac County Courthouse, Room 214,
Address of Requesting Entity: 65 N. Elk develop a strategic implementation plan that Sandusky, MI 48471
Street, Sandusky, MI 48471. will guide the Army Corps in its implementa- Description of Request: The funding would
Description of Request: Funds would be tion of the Management plan. Both activities be used for a bike path between Lexington
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used to replace their current computer system are a requirement of Section 3089 of the 2007 and Port Sanilac
which lacks storage capabilities and is anti- Water Resources Development Act. Bill Number: H.R. 1105
quated. The goal is to convert the current sys- Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Account: AIP—Airport Improvement Pro-
tem to a Windows platform which would allow Account: O&M. gram
for more interoperable connectivity with agen- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Army Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of
cies at the local, state and federal level. Corps of Engineers. Sandusky
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Address of Requesting Entity: 26 W. Speak- Address of Requesting Entity: 101 Conner Project Description: Dredging trouble spots
er St. Sandusky, Ml 48471 Hall, Athens, GA 30602 on the waterway and for general maintenance
Description of Request: This funding would Project Description: Development of new of the Georgia portion of the Atlantic Intra-
be used for the extension of the runway and cultivars and management practices that in- coastal Waterway.
new taxiway. crease production efficiency and improve qual- Amount: $966,000
Bill Number: H.R. 1105 ity of fruit delivered to consumers. Project Name: University of Georgia’s Bio-
Account: Buses and Bus Facilities Amount: $207,000 refinery Demonstration Project
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Sanilac Project Name: University of Georgia’s Bill number: H.R. 1105
Count Transportation Authority Phytophthora Research Account: Department of Energy—Energy Ef-
Address of Requesting Entity: 25 S. Arthur Bill number: H.R. 1105 ficiency and Renewable Energy, Biomass
St. Carsonville, MI 48419 Account: USDA, CSREES Requesting Entity: The University of Georgia
Description of Request: This funding would Legal Name of Requesting Entity: University Address of Requesting Entity: Office of VP
be used for the replacement of buses. of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Envi- for Research, Boyd Research Building, UGA,
Bill Number: H.R. 1105 ronmental Sciences, Athens, GA Athens, GA
Account: Buses and Bus Facilities Address of Requesting Entity: 101 Conner Project Description: Development of bio-
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Greater Hall, Athens, GA 30602 mass processing, biochemical and
Lapeer Transportation Authority Project Description: Research on controlling thermochemical technologies, and train the fu-
Address of Requesting Entity: 230 South or eliminating fruit/vegetable rot disease during ture workforce so they can satisfy the needs
Monroe St. Lapeer, MI 48446 production. of a growing new industry.
Description of Request: This funding would Amount: $178,000 Amount: $1,189,375
be used for the replacement of buses. Project Name: University of Georgia’s Water Project Name: Atlanta Environmental Infra-
f Use Efficiency and Water Quality Enhance- structure
EARMARK DECLARATION ments Bill number: H.R. 1105
Bill number: H.R. 1105 Account: Corps of Engineers—Construction
Account: USDA, CSREES Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers, Mo-
HON. JACK KINGSTON Requesting Entity: University of Georgia’s bile District
OF GEORGIA College of Agriculture and Environmental Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Sciences, Athens, GA 2288, Mobile, Alabama 36628
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Address of Requesting Entity: 101 Conner Project Description: Sewer system repairs.
Mr. KINGSTON. Madam Speaker, pursuant Hall, Athens, GA 30602 Amount: $1,818,000
to the House Republican standards on ear- Project Description: Research on discovery Project Name: Glynn County Airport Com-
marks, I am submitting the following informa- and use of variable rate irrigation tech- mission
tion for publication in the CONGRESSIONAL nologies. These technologies will save billions Bill number: H.R. 1105
RECORD regarding H.R. 1105, the FY 2009 of gallons of irrigation water each year, while Account: Federal Aviation Administration—
Omnibus Appropriations Act. increasing agriculture productivity and improv- Airport Improvement Program
Requesting Member: Congressman JACK ing water quality. Requesting Entity: Glynn County Airport
KINGSTON Amount: $346,000 Commission
Project Name: Southeastern Poultry Re- Project Name: University of Georgia’s Cot- Address of Requesting Entity: 295 Aviation
search Laboratory, Athens, GA ton Insect Management Parkway, Suite 205, Brunswick, Georgia
Bill number: H.R. 1105 Bill number: H.R. 1105 31525
Account: USDA, Agriculture Research Serv- Account: USDA, CSREES Project Description: For airfield drainage re-
ice, Buildings and Facilities Requesting Entity: University of Georgia’s habilitation and general aviation taxiway ex-
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: ARS’s College of Agriculture and Environmental pansion.
Southeastern Poultry Research Lab, Athens, Sciences, Athens, GA Amount: $755,250
GA Address of Requesting Entity: 101 Conner Project Name: Homerville Industrial Park
Address of Requesting Entity: 934 College Hall, Athens, GA 30602 Bill number: H.R. 1105
Station Road, Athens, GA 30605 Project Description: Continuing research on Account: Housing and Urban Develop-
Description of Request: Funds will be used cotton insect management in the Southeast ment—Economic Development Initiatives
for planning and design of the Biocontainment where pests are primary causes of cotton yield Requesting Entity: City of Homerville, GA
Laboratory and Consolidated Poultry Research loss and quality damage. Address of Requesting Entity: 20 South Col-
Facility in Athens, GA. The new lab will com- Amount: $346,000 lege Street, Suite A, Homerville, GA 31634
bine the research of other labs, modernize Project Name: Savannah Harbor Expansion Project Description: For design and con-
biocontainment facilities, and be the primary Project struction that includes installation of a new
lab for federal research on Avian Influenza Bill number: H.R. 1105 sewer system that will serve the new industrial
and all avian research/diseases. Account: Corps of Engineers—Construction park.
Amount: $2,427,000 Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers, Sa- Amount: $285,000
Project Name: GA Soil & Water Conserva- vannah District Project Name: Wayne Memorial Hospital
tion Commission Cooperative Agreement Address of Requesting Entity: 100 West Bill Number: H.R. 1005
Bill number: H.R. 1105 Oglethorpe Avenue, P.O. Box 889, Savannah, Account: Department of Health & Human
Account: USDA, Natural Resource Con- Georgia 31402 Services, Health Resources and Services Ad-
servation Service, Conservation Operations Project Description: Savannah Harbor Ex- ministration
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Georgia pansion Project construction funding to de- Requesting Entity: Wayne Memorial Hospital
Soil and Water Conservation Commission velop plans and specifications and the Project Address of requesting entity: 865 South
Address of Requesting Entity: 4310 Lex- Partnership Agreement required before con- First Street, Jesup, GA 31545
ington Road, Athens, GA 30603 struction can start to deepen the harbor chan- Description of Request: For construction,
Project Description: Project is a cost/share nel from the current 42 foot channel to a depth renovation, and equipment costs.
grant program that helps farmers with con- of as much as 48 feet. Amount: $761,000
struction or renovation of on-farm agriculture Amount: $670,000 Project Name: Armstrong Atlantic State Uni-
water storage facilities for irrigation and Project Name: The Atlantic Intracoastal Wa- versity Cyber Security Research Foundation
drought preparedness. terway, Georgia Inc.
Amount: $2,423,000 Bill number: H.R. 1105 Bill Number: H.R. 1105
Project Name: University of Georgia’s Blue- Account: Corps of Engineers—Operations Account: Department of Education, FIPSE
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berry Research and Maintenance Requesting Entity: Armstrong Atlantic State
Bill number: H.R. 1105 Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers, Sa- University
Account: USDA, CSREES vannah District Address of Requesting Entity: 11935
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: University Address of Requesting Entity: 100 West Abercorn Street, Savannah, Georgia 31419
of Georgia’s College of Agriculture and Envi- Oglethorpe Avenue, P.O. Box 889, Savannah, Description of Request: For curriculum de-
ronmental Sciences, Athens, GA Georgia 31402 velopment and the purchase of equipment.
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Amount: $428,000 Increased interoperability will greatly im- Project Name: Juniata Hybrid Locomotive.
Project Name: Southeast Georgia Health prove the ability of Franklin County to assist in Account: Department of Energy, EERE.
System supporting critical response efforts for nearby Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Pennsyl-
Bill Number: H.R. 1105 major metropolitan areas and federal facilities vania State University.
Account: Department of Health & Human including Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC, Address of Requesting Entity: 17 Old Main,
Services, Health Resources and Services Ad- Harrisburg, PA, Letterkenny Army Depot (PA), University Park, PA 16802.
ministration Camp David (MD), and Fort Detrick (MD). Description of Request/Justification of Fed-
Requesting Entity: Southeast Georgia It is also my understanding that funding will eral Funding:
Health System be used for the acquisition of emergency serv- $713,625 for Juniata Hybrid Locomotive.
Address of Requesting Entity: 2415 ices communications units, with approximately It is my understanding that funding for this
Parkwood Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520 40 percent of funding used to acquire portable project will be used to assess and develop
Description of Request: Purchase of medical units, approximately 40 percent of funding technological alternatives to diesel locomotives
equipment. used to acquire base and mobile units, and and to develop a more energy efficient and
Amount: $381,000 approximately 20 percent of funding used to environmentally friendly locomotive for yard,
acquire pager units. local, and main line applications. Associated
Project Name: Saint Francis University Cen- with this research effort is the development of
EARMARK DECLARATION ter for Global Competitiveness. energy management and control technologies
Account: International Trade Administration. required to maximize the energy efficiency of
HON. BILL SHUSTER Legal Name of Requesting Entity: St. hybrid locomotives. Converting the existing lo-
OF PENNSYLVANIA Francis University. comotive fleet to new technologies would re-
Address of Requesting Entity: 117 Ever- duce both emissions and our dependence on
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
green Drive, Loretto, PA 15940. foreign oil, reducing impacts on the environ-
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Description of Request/Justification of Fed- ment and improving our national and energy
Mr. SHUSTER. Madam Speaker, consistent eral Funding: security.
with the Republican Leadership’s policy on $350,000 for Saint Francis University Center It is also my understanding that approxi-
earmarks, I submit the following: for Global Competitiveness. mately 20 percent of funding would be used
Requesting Member: Congressman BILL It is my understanding that funding for this for labor costs, approximately 20 percent of
SHUSTER (PA–9). project will be used to create jobs and stimu- funding would be used for engineering con-
Bill Number: H.R. 1105—FY 2009 Omnibus late economic development by assisting local sultants, approximately 20 percent of funding
Appropriations Act. small and medium sized businesses. would be used for charger components, and
Division B—Commerce, Justice, Science, Specifically, the Saint Francis University approximately 40 percent of funding would be
and Related Agencies. Center for Global Competitiveness provides used for locomotive components.
Project Name: Operation Our Town. specialized marketing assistance to small and Division E—Interior, Environment, and Re-
Account: OJP—Bryne Discretionary Grants. medium sized global businesses in a ten lated Agencies.
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Operation county region helping them to become more Project Name: Flight 93 National Memorial.
Our Town. competitive in a global economy including Account: National Park Service, Construc-
Address of Requesting Entity: 5506 6th Ave- international trade and expansion into domes- tion.
nue Rear, Altoona, PA 16602. tic markets. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: National
Description of Request/Justification of Fed- It is also my understanding that approxi- Park Service.
eral Funding: mately 50 percent of funding will be used for Address of Requesting Entity: 109 West
$300,000 for Operation Our Town. labor costs, approximately 40 percent of fund- Main Street, Suite 104, Somerset, PA 15501.
It is my understanding that funding for this ing will be used for coordination with Saint Description of Request/Justification of Fed-
project will be used to facilitate partnerships Vincent College, and approximately 10 percent eral Funding:
of funding will be used for equipment and $1.2 million for Flight 93 National Memorial.
between community and business leaders to
other expenses. It is my understanding that funding will used
fight illegal drug use and crime through proven
Division C—Energy and Water Develop- for construction costs at the Flight 93 National
law enforcement, treatment, and prevention
ment. Memorial in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.
strategies. Operation Our Town focuses on
Project Name: South Central Pennsylvania The Flight 93 National Memorial honors the
coordinating resources to reduce the threats
Environmental Improvement Program. men and women who gave their lives in the
faced by drugs and related crimes as part of Account: Corps of Engineers, Construction. first counterattack of the Global War on Terror
the ongoing national war on drugs and gangs. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: US Army on September 11, 2001.
It is also my understanding that approxi- Corps of Engineers—Baltimore District. The Flight 93 National Memorial Act (P.L.
mately 33 percent of funding would be used Address of Requesting Entity: 10 South 107–226) established the creation of the Flight
for coordination with law enforcement, approxi- Howard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. 93 National Memorial ‘‘to commemorate the
mately 17 percent of funding would be used Description of Request/Justification of Fed- passengers and crew of United Flight 93 who,
for prevention, approximately 17 percent of eral Funding: on September 11, 2001, courageously gave
funding would be used for treatment, approxi- $4.5 million for South Central Environmental their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack
mately 30 percent of funding would be used Infrastructure. on our Nation’s Capital.’’
for blight eradication, and approximately 3 per- It is my understanding that funding for the It is also my understanding that funding will
cent would be used for other expenses. South Central Pennsylvania Environmental Im- be used by the National Park Service as au-
Project Name: Franklin County Emergency provement Program will provide design and thorized for construction and associated costs
Services Alliance—Interoperable Communica- construction assistance for water-related envi- such as design development and construction
tions Initiative. ronmental infrastructure and resource protec- management at the Flight 93 National Memo-
Account: COPS Law Enforcement Tech- tion and development projects in South Cen- rial.
nology. tral Pennsylvania. The program provides the Project Name: Historic Mishler Theatre.
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Franklin funding necessary for local communities to in- Account: National Park Service, Save Amer-
County Emergency Services Alliance. stall basic sewer and water systems and is a ica’s Treasures.
Address of Requesting Entity: 4 North Main key aspect of building and enhancing infra- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Blair
Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201. structure for many rural communities in Penn- County Arts Foundation.
Description of Request/Justification of Fed- sylvania. The program was authorized in the Address of Requesting Entity: 1212 Twelfth
eral Funding: Water Resources Development Act of 1992 Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601.
$500,000 for Interoperable Communications (P.L. 102–580). Description of Request/Justification of Fed-
Initiative. It is also my understanding that funding will eral Funding:
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It is my understanding that funding for this be administered by the US Army Corps of En- $150,000 for the Historic Mishler Theatre.
project will be used to purchase and upgrade gineers as authorized to provide design and It is my understanding that funding for this
equipment for first responders in Franklin construction assistance for water-related envi- project will be used for renovations to the
County, Pennsylvania. Improved equipment ronmental infrastructure and resource protec- Mishler Theatre in Blair County, Pennsylvania.
will increase emergency, disaster assistance, tion and development projects in South Cen- Known for its cultural and architectural signifi-
and recovery efforts. tral Pennsylvania. cance and listed on the National Register of
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Historical Places, renovations to the Mishler $190,000 for Somerset Hospital, Somerset, Project Name: Hollidaysburg Car Shop Re-
Theatre are vital to preserving and restoring PA for facilities and equipment. development Project.
this vibrant center for the arts. It is my understanding that funding for this Account: Department of Housing and Urban
It is also my understanding that funding will project will be used to purchase equipment to Development—Economic Development Initia-
be used for the acquisition costs, labor, and increase patient safety, enhance efficiency, tives.
construction related to improvements of the fa- and reduce operational costs. These tech- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Altoona-
cility for performers and patrons. nology upgrades will greatly benefit residents Blair County Development Corporation.
Division F—Labor, Health and Human Serv- of the Somerset, Pennsylvania area. Address of Requesting Entity: 3900 Indus-
ices, Education, and Related Agencies. It is also my understanding that approxi- trial Park Drive, Altoona, PA 16602.
Project Name: Altoona Regional Health Sys- mately 15 percent of funding would be used Description of Request/Justification of Fed-
tem, Equipment. for a pharmacy system/bar coding, approxi- eral Funding:
Account: Department of Health and Human mately 60 percent of funding would be used $95,000 for transformation of the current fa-
Services, Health and Human Services Admin- for electronic medical records, and approxi- cility into one that can be utilized for manufac-
istration (HRSA)—Health Facilities and Serv- mately 25 percent of funding would be used turing, contributing to economic development
ices. for physician order entry system. I also under- and stimulating job creation.
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Altoona stand that the funding provided is only a piece It is my understanding that funding for this
Regional Health System. of the total funding required for this project project will be used to support redevelopment
Address of Requesting Entity: 620 Howard and anticipated allocations may change. efforts for the former Hollidaysburg Car Shop
Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601. Division I—Transportation, Housing and property based upon a recently completed re-
Description of Request/Justification of Fed- Urban Development, and Related Agencies development strategy and plan to promote job
eral Funding: Project Name: AMTRAN Transit System Im- retention activities and economic development.
$238,000 for Altoona Regional Health Sys- provement. It is also my understanding that funding will
tem for facilities and equipment. Account: Department of Transportation, be used for activities related to site prepara-
It is my understanding that funding for this Buses and Bus Facilities. tion, building improvements, and environ-
project will be used to purchase digital mam- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: AMTRAN. mental remediation. I also understand that the
mography and radiology equipment in prepa- Address of Requesting Entity: 3301 Fifth Av- funding provided is only a piece of the total
ration for developing a breast imaging center. enue, Altoona, PA 16602. funding required for this project and antici-
This project will ensure improved accessibility Description of Request/Justification of Fed- pated allocations may change.
for residents in Blair County and surrounding eral Funding: Project Name: Altoona Recreational Facility.
areas to state of the art breast imaging to re- $475,000 for Bus Facility, AMTRAN Transit Account: Department of Housing and Urban
place traditional film-based mammography. System. Development—Economic Development Initia-
It is also my understanding that funding will It is my understanding that funding for this tives.
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Central
be used for the purchase of digital mammog- project will be used by AMTRAN, the local
Blair Recreation and Park Commission.
raphy screening equipment and radiology work transit system in Altoona, PA, for improve-
Address of Requesting Entity: 2101 Fifth Av-
station equipment. I also understand that the ments to their system. Specifically, it is my un-
enue, Altoona, Pennsylvania 16602.
funding provided is only a piece of the total derstanding that these funds will be used for Description of Request/Justification of Fed-
funding required for this project and antici- a new bus facility. eral Funding:
pated allocations may change. It is also my understanding that approxi- $71,250 for development of a multi-faceted
Project Name: Nason Hospital, Equipment. mately 40 percent of funding will be used for outdoor park for the local community.
Account: Department of Health and Human real estate acquisition, approximately 10 per- It is my understanding that funding for this
Services, Health and Human Services Admin- cent of funding will be used for environmental project will be used for the development of a
istration (HRSA)—Health Facilities and Serv- mitigation, approximately 10 percent of funding multi-faceted outdoor park for the local com-
ices. will be used for demolition and site prepara- munity. The facility will offer a safe and posi-
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Nason tion, and approximately 40 percent will be tive environment for young people and provide
Hospital. used for building renovation. I also understand safe alternatives to the temptations of drug
Address of Requesting Entity: 105 Nason that the funding provided is only a piece of the use, gangs, and violence.
Drive, Roaring Spring, PA 16673. total funding required for this project and an- It is also my understanding that funding will
Description of Request/Justification of Fed- ticipated allocations may change. be used for construction and related costs as-
eral Funding: Project Name: Flight 93 National Memorial, sociated with skateboard ramps, playground
$143,000 for Nason Hospital, Roaring Public Lands Transportation Needs. equipment, trails, pavilions, and restroom fa-
Spring, PA for purchase of equipment. Account: Federal Lands (Public Lands High- cilities. I also understand that the funding pro-
It is my understanding that funding for this ways). vided is only a piece of the total funding re-
project will be used to purchase a high defini- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: National quired for this project and anticipated alloca-
tion camera system for orthopedic Park Service. tions may change.
arthroscopic procedures. This equipment will Address of Requesting Entity: 109 West Project Name: Indiana County Business and
increase productivity within the operating room Main Street, Suite 104, Somerset, PA 15501. Industrial Park.
and produce more confident diagnoses, bene- Description of Request/Justification of Fed- Account: Department of Housing and Urban
fiting both patients and physicians. eral Funding: Development—Economic Development Initia-
It is also my understanding that approxi- $4.275 million for Flight 93 National Memo- tives.
mately 75 percent of funding will be used for rial, Public Lands Transportation Needs. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Indiana
equipment and installation and 25 percent of It is my understanding that funding for this County Commissioners.
funding will be used for a service agreement. project will be used by the National Park Serv- Address of Requesting Entity: 825 Philadel-
I also understand that the funding provided is ice for road, parking, and utility improvements phia Street, Indiana, PA 15701.
only a piece of the total funding required for related to the Flight 93 National Memorial. The Description of Request/Justification of Fed-
this project and anticipated allocations may Flight 93 National Memorial honors the men eral Funding:
change. and women who gave their lives in the first $190,000 for acquisition and development of
Project Name: Somerset Hospital, Equip- counterattack of the Global War on Terror on a new pad ready business/industrial park con-
ment. September 11, 2001. sisting of approximately 150–200 acres.
Account: Department of Health and Human The Flight 93 National Memorial Act (P.L. It is my understanding that funding for this
Services, Health and Human Services Admin- 107–226) established the creation of the Flight project will be used for the development of a
istration (HRSA)—Health Facilities and Serv- 93 National Memorial ‘‘to commemorate the new industrial park to help serve the growing
ices. passengers and crew of United Flight 93 who, economy of the region. The project will assist
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Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Somerset on September 11, 2001, courageously gave in the growth of an emerging technology and
Hospital. their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack manufacturing market. I further understand
Address of Requesting Entity: 225 South on our Nation’s Capital.’’ that it is estimated the completion of the new
Central Avenue, Somerset, PA 15501. It is also my understanding that funding will industrial park will create 300 to 500 new jobs.
Description of Request/Justification of Fed- be used by the National Park Service for con- It is also my understanding that funding will
eral Funding: struction costs. be used for all development phases including
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acquisition, master plan design, engineering, pabilities as an educator. Beyond the title lies INTRODUCTION OF THE NATIONAL
and construction costs. I also understand that Ms. Lees’s dedication and devotion, to not WATER RESEARCH AND DEVEL-
the funding provided is only a piece of the only her students, but to the entire community. OPMENT INITIATIVE ACT OF 2009
total funding required for this project and an- Her teaching skills and affable personality
ticipated allocations may change. have influenced many and pushed countless HON. BART GORDON
Project Name: Community Redevelopment students to a higher level of academic OF TENNESSEE
and Restoration, Lower Fairview. achievement. Ms. Lees’s outstanding accom- IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Account: Department of Housing and Urban plishments have distinguished her as one of
Development—Economic Development Initia- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
the great teachers in northwest Florida, and
tives. the First District of Florida is honored to have Mr. GORDON of Tennessee. Madam
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: The Ne- her as one of their own. Speaker, today I am introducing ‘‘The National
hemiah Project. Water Research and Development Initiative
Address of Requesting Entity: 800 Valley Madam Speaker, on behalf of the U.S. Con-
Act of 2009,’’ which coordinates national re-
View Boulevard, Altoona, PA 16602. gress, I am proud to recognize Beth Lees on
search and development efforts on water and
Description of Request/Justification of Fed- this outstanding achievement and for her ex-
provides a clear path forward to ensure ade-
eral Funding: emplary service in the Santa Rosa School Dis-
quate water supplies for generations to come.
$71,250 for redevelopment of buildings in trict. In the United States, over 50,000 water utili-
the downtown Lower Fairview area of Altoona, ties withdraw approximately 40 billion gallons
Pennsylvania. f per day of water from the Nation’s resources
It is my understanding that funding for this to supply water for domestic consumption, in-
project will be used to aid in the redevelop- RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBU-
dustry, and other uses. When severe water
ment of buildings in the Lower Fairview area TIONS OF BENITA DURAN
shortages occur, the economic effect can be
of Altoona, Pennsylvania. substantial. According to a 2000 report from
Specifically, I understand the project is cen- the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admin-
tered on the rehabilitation of an abandoned HON. HILDA L. SOLIS istration, eight water shortages from drought
and condemned church building that used to OF CALIFORNIA or heat waves each resulted in $1 billion or
serve as a safe haven for those in need. Once more in monetary losses over the past 20
restored, the facility will be home to a variety IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
of programs designed to meet the needs of Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Water is essential to everything we do, and
area residents and provide tools to put them there is no substitute for it. Many Americans
in a position to succeed in the future. Ms. SOLIS of California. Madam Speaker, are unaware how stressed our water supplies
It is also my understanding that funding will today I rise to recognize Benita Duran, a dedi- have become. This situation will continue to
be used for a variety of acquisition and con- cated, hard working woman whom I am very be exacerbated by increases in population and
struction needs. I also understand that the fortunate to have had on my staff for more energy demand and shifting weather patterns
funding provided is only a piece of the total than eight years. caused by climate change. In order to meet
funding required for this project and antici- the water demands of the future, it is essential
Benita joined my staff in November 2000
pated allocations may change. that we have the tools needed to utilize water
while I was serving as a member of the Cali-
f fornia State Senate. She stayed with me dur- resources efficiently and to maintain the qual-
RECOGNIZING BETH LEES AS THE ing my transition into service as a Member of ity of our water supplies. Sound water man-
2010 SANTA ROSA COUNTY Congress and has been my Deputy District Di- agement is essential if we are to meet soci-
TEACHER OF THE YEAR rector since 2004. ety’s water needs for industry, agriculture,
recreation, and power.
During her time in my office, Benita dem-
An adequate supply of treated water is inte-
HON. JEFF MILLER onstrated that she is a hard working individual
gral to many industries, including agriculture
OF FLORIDA committed to advancing the public interest.
and food processing, beverages, power gen-
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES She demonstrated her passion for issues af-
eration, paper production, manufacturing, and
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 fecting underserved communities and the lives
mineral extraction. Water shortages can nega-
of working families daily in her work. True to
Mr. MILLER of Florida. Madam Speaker, on tively affect companies and entire industries
her roots, the residents of El Sereno were first
behalf of the United States Congress, it is an and reduce job creation and retention. Current
and foremost in her heart and mind.
honor for me to rise today in recognition of industry trajectories, population growth, and
Beth Lees, Santa Rosa County’s 2010 Teach- Benita is strongly committed to our nation’s dwindling water supplies all point to increased
er of the Year. servicemen and women, veterans and their water shortages. Increased water demand will
From an early age, Ms. Lees has expressed families. She worked tirelessly to ensure that come with increased costs to all businesses,
a passion and talent for teaching. Inspired by countless numbers of veterans received the industries, and municipalities which rely on the
the work of her mother, also a teacher, Ms. medals and recognition they earned, and same water resources. The Association of
Lees would work on the blackboard and cre- stood by the families of who lost their loved California Water Agencies reported in April
ate curriculum in the imaginary games of ones in service to our nation. 2008 that California is now losing income and
‘‘school’’ she played as a child. This early in- Benita was equally committed to helping all jobs due to the State’s water supply crisis.
terest blossomed into an enduring devotion to residents resolve issues which required Fed- If we are to meet the water crises of the fu-
the profession of teaching and to helping chil- eral assistance. She paid personal attention to ture, we need an effective research and devel-
dren realize their intellectual potential. each case, whether it was helping resolve an opment effort that provides tools and informa-
Ms. Lees began her teaching career at Troy IRS issue to helping people achieve the Amer- tion to manage our water resources effec-
University, where she earned a B.A. in ele- ican Dream of securing their citizenship. tively. Coordination of the 20 Federal agencies
mentary education and a master’s of science responsible for water programs is a logical
in Education. After graduating, she began As my Deputy District Director, Benita man- place to start. The 2004 National Academies
teaching third grade and spent the next 12 aged my two district offices and staff in a ma- Report on Federal Water Research stated that
years teaching third, fourth, and fifth grade. ture, thoughtful, organized manner. Through the United States is not getting its money’s
Her education and early experiences have her words and actions, Benita trained, worth on water resources research because of
resonated in her current teaching style. Ms. mentored and inspired my staff to constantly a lack of coordination.
Lees is known for her exciting curriculum and challenge themselves to meet new goals while The legislation I am introducing today builds
students and teachers often remark on her helping them along the way. I knew Benita on the Bush Administration’s effort to coordi-
ability to make the material fun and dynamic. could be counted on to deliver. I am grateful nate Federal research on water resources by
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Her enthusiasm is contagious and the struc- to have had her assist me in this capacity establishing an interagency committee—the
ture she provides her students, especially in while my work kept me in Washington, DC. Subcommittee on Water Availability and Qual-
the way of reading comprehension, is vital to Benita’s passion, dedication and commit- ity (SWAQ) of the National Science and Tech-
their long-term academic success. ment to public service will be sorely missed. I nology Council. The bill codifies this sub-
The title of Teacher of the Year is an honor am confident she will continue to excel in all committee and provides it explicit Congres-
and is evidence of Ms. Lees’s exceptional ca- future endeavors. sional authorization.
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The bill also incorporates recommendations Last year I had the privilege to hear Jane cent will be used for land; .11 percent will be
from the 2004 report by the National Acad- Goodall testify at Natural Resources Com- used for navigation aids; .11 percent for re-
emies of Science entitled, Confronting the Na- mittee legislative hearing in support of the moval of existing concrete debris; 3.97 percent
tion’s Water Problems: The Role of Federal Captive Primate Safety Act. for mobilization, preparation and demobiliza-
Research to strengthen the committee’s role in Dr. Goodall has dedicated her life to ensur- tion of a 26 CY Bucket Dredge; 4.20 percent
setting priorities and developing an integrated ing captive primates receive the attention and for mobilization, preparation and demobiliza-
budget to support research on water re- care they deserve, and that is why she strong- tion of a 30 inch Pipeline Dredge; 67 percent
sources. The Academy’s report indicated that ly opposes having primates as pets. for the removal of and placement in des-
SWAQ is an effective forum for agencies to She testified that although chimpanzees ignated dredge disposal areas approx.
share information about their efforts on water. may seem attractive as pets, primates have 2,699,232 cubic yards of dredged material;
However, the report identified several issues complicated needs that are impossible for 5.32 percent for planning, engineering and de-
that needed to be addressed to make SWAQ even well-intentioned pet owners to provide. sign work; 2.42 percent for construction man-
an effective coordinating body. For example, by the age of five, chimpanzees agement; 12.57 percent in project construction
This bill strengthens the budget function for are often stronger than human adults and be- contingency; and 3.83 percent in project esca-
SWAQ through participation of OMB on the come destructive, difficult to contain, and dan- lation. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers con-
subcommittee. In addition, SWAQ is directed gerous. ducted an Environmental Assessment in ac-
to engage in outreach activities to develop Let us follow Jane Goodall’s lead and work cordance with Engineer Regulation (ER) 200–
connections to state and local governments, to to protect these animals, not subject them to 2–2, Procedures for Implementing the National
a wider community of stakeholders, and to the inadequate conditions. Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the
public. These recommendations, and others, Third, as a nurse, I am greatly concerned Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Reg-
helped to form the basis of the initiative. with the public health risk posed by nonhuman ulations for Implementing Procedural Provi-
The Science and Technology Committee sions of the National Environmental Policy Act
primates. Nonhuman primates are so geneti-
held hearings in 2008 to examine the prob- (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Pts.
lems associated with dwindling water supplies cally close to humans, diseases can easily
transfer from nonhuman primates to humans. 1500–1508) resulting in a FINDING OF NO
across the Nation and to receive testimony as SIGNIFICANT IMPACT (FONSI). Construction
to the recommended role of the Federal Gov- Zoonotic diseases have produced some of our
history’s most deadly disease epidemics: the of the authorized turning basin has been eval-
ernment in meeting these challenges. uated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Witnesses at these hearings offered rec- plague, the ebola virus, and cholera, to name
a few. It is clear, when we have unnecessary through the Corps General Reevaluation Re-
ommendations for improving the legislation
contact with nonhuman primates, we care- port (GRR) to alleviate harbor delays and im-
and their suggestions were incorporated into
lessly jeopardize the public’s health. prove safety conditions, and reflects a benefit-
the introduced language including the fol-
Finally, chimpanzees and other nonhuman to-cost ratio of 3.46 to 1. This project is per-
lowing: additional research outcomes, better
primates are wild animals, they do not belong mitted. This request is consistent with the in-
mechanisms for public involvement, and im-
in our homes or in pet shops. No matter how tended and authorized purpose of U.S. Army
proved facilitation of communication and out-
much love and attention nonhuman primates Corps of Engineers General Construction ac-
reach opportunities with non-governmental or-
are given, they remain complex, wild, and un- count. The Alabama State Port Authority, the
It is critical that we actively pursue techno- predictable animals. 10th largest port in the U.S., is the federally
logical innovations to ensure future water sup- The Captive Primate Safety Act is good leg- designated local sponsor for the Port of Mobile
plies, and that Federal dollars spent on these islation for both primates and people. It will Harbor and will provide the 25 percent cost
efforts are utilized in a cost-effective manner. add primates to the list of wildlife species pro- share for the Mobile Harbor Turning Basin
I offer this legislation to improve and coordi- hibited from interstate or foreign commerce project. The Alabama State Port Authority’s 25
nate Federal research and development ef- and thus, keep nonhuman primates out of the percent cost share funding is secured. Turning
forts on water. I urge my colleagues to support pet trade. basin will help serve a new container terminal,
the legislation and to speed its enactment into Thank you and I urge all of my colleagues coal terminal and two raw material terminals.
law. to join me in the supporting this timely legisla- Project Name: Mobile Harbor.
tion. Requesting Member: Congressman JO
f Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
CAPTIVE PRIMATE SAFETY ACT
EARMARK DECLARATION Account: Army Corps of Engineers, Oper-
SPEECH OF ations and Maintenance.
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Alabama
HON. LOIS CAPPS HON. JO BONNER State Port Authority.
OF CALIFORNIA OF ALABAMA Address of Requesting Entity: 250 North
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Water Street, Suite 300, Mobile, Alabama
Monday, February 23, 2009 Tuesday, February 24, 2009 36602.
Mrs. CAPPS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in Description of Request: Provide $20.014
Mr. BONNER. Madam Speaker, pursuant to million for normal Operations and Maintenance
support of H.R. 80, the Captive Primate Safety the House Republican standards on earmarks,
Act. This timely legislation would help ensure of the Mobile Harbor Project, Mobile Alabama.
I am submitting the following information for Mobile Harbor is the nation’s 10th largest port
the safety of not only chimpanzees and other
publication in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD re- and is critical to the movement of a variety of
nonhuman primates, but for humans as well.
This legislation would keep chimpanzees garding earmarks I received as part of H.R. products necessary for the nation’s economy.
and other nonhuman primates out of the pet 1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009. Mobile Harbor handles 59 million tons of cargo
trade and out of pet shops and out of our Project Name: Mobile Harbor Turning Basin. annually and serves a wide range of Alabama
homes. In effect, this bill would prevent Requesting Member: Congressman JO and southeastern industries. Approximately
nonhuman primates from becoming pets, and BONNER. $20.014 million of these funds will be used for
instead, keep them in their natural environ- Bill Number: H.R. 1105. maintenance dredging of the bay and river
ment or in a properly maintained facility. Account: Army Corps of Engineers, Con- channels, as well as for condition surveys,
There are several reasons why we must struction General Account. dredging surveys, disposal area maintenance
pass this legislation. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Alabama and ESA/WQC coordination. This request is
First, pet chimpanzees and other nonhuman State Port Authority. consistent with the intended and authorized
primates can be very dangerous, even after Address of Requesting Entity: 250 North purpose of the Army Corps of Engineers, Op-
years of attentive care. Water Street, Suite 300, Mobile, AL 36602. erations and Maintenance account.
The recent horrific attack by a pet chim- Description of Request: Provide $4.785 mil- Project Name: Coosa-Alabama River Lakes.
panzee reminds us that no matter how much lion to construct the Mobile Harbor Turning Requesting Member: Congressman JO
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care a well-intentioned pet owner gives a pet Basin project as authorized by the Water Re- BONNER.
chimpanzee, chimpanzees and nonhuman pri- sources Development Act of 1986 (PL99–662 Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
mates remain wild animals. Ninety-ninth Congress, Second Session) Account: Army Corps of Engineers, Oper-
Second, most people can not provide the under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers— ations & Maintenance.
appropriate care for chimpanzees and other Construction General Account. Initial project Legal Name of Requesting Entity: U.S.
nonhuman primates. request anticipated expenditures of .04 per- Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District.
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Address of Requesting Entity: USACE Mo- sults. Matching non-federal funds will come South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute (MCI)
bile District, 109 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, from Auburn University. No funds will come and the Disaster Medical Training Center
Alabama 36602. from nongovernmental source and no funds (DMTC). The initial project request anticipated
Description of Request: Provide $17 million will be disbursed to other private/public enti- expenditures of approximately 50 percent will
for normal operations and maintenance of the ties. be used to fund 7,500-foot expansion of the
Alabama River navigation channel as author- Project Name: U.S. HWY 43 Main, Jackson, MCI, including the purchase of two high-en-
ized by the River and Harbor Act of 1947. Ini- Alabama. ergy radiation vaults and MRI/Gamma
tial project request anticipated expenditure of Requesting Member: Congressman JO irridation ‘‘Renaissance’’ technology, for which
4 percent will be used for environmental stew- BONNER. the university has also committed funds. The
ardship; 45 percent will be used for hydro- Bill Number: H.R. 1105. second 50 percent will be used for equipment
power maintenance; 29 percent will be used Account: Environmental Protection Agency, and infrastructure development of the DMTC.
for navigation; 19 percent will be used for con- State & Tribal Grants. Approximately 12 percent of these funds will
tinued maintenance on public access sites; Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of be used for a high performance server with
and 3 percent will be used for other project Jackson, Alabama. workstations; 36 percent will be used for two
expenses. Address of Requesting Entity: 400 Com- METI i-STAN human patient simulators, 9 per-
Project: Scanning Hydrographic Operational merce Street, Alabama 36545. cent will be used for five high resolution pro-
Description of Request: Provide $500,000 to jectors, projection screens, and laptops; 2 per-
Airborne LiDAR Survey Systems.
Requesting Member: Congressman JO establish Phase I of an expansion of the water cent will be used for cameras and sound
BONNER. system between Jackson, AL and Grove Hill, equipment for videoconferencing; 19 percent
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. AL. The total cost of Phase 1 is projected to will be used for software licenses needed to
Account: Army Corps of Engineers, Oper- be $4,981,800.00, which includes approxi- run simulations and visualizations; 20 percent
ations and Maintenance. mately, $3,492,000.00 to provide lengths of will be used to renovate existing space. The
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: U.S. 24-inch water main; $65,000.00 for ten 24-inch DMTC equips hospitals, first responders, and
Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District. gate valves, boxes, and markers; $300,000 for public safety officials with the necessary real-
Address of Requesting Entity: USACE Mo- 800 road bores, setup, casings, and carrier time information and integrated systems to
bile District, 109 St. Joseph Street, Mobile, AL pipe; $25,000 for five fire hydrant assemblies; prepare for and manage patients and commu-
36602. and $450,000 for a water booster station up- nities’ critical health and safety needs in the
Description of Request: Provide $13.9 mil- grade. An additional $649,800 is estimated for event of a disaster.
lion to acquire data collection in the Gulf of engineering and design costs associated with Project Name: University of Alabama, West
Mexico under the National Coastal Mapping phase I. The expansion is needed to provide Alabama Autism Outreach.
Program and facilitate the deployment of clean drinking water and infrastructure support Requesting Member: Congressman JO
LiDAR technology under the Coastal Zone for existing jobs and to attract new jobs in BONNER.
Mapping Imaging LiDAR (CZMIL) program. Jackson and regionally. This request is con- Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
Approximately, 50 percent will provide funds to sistent with the authorized purpose of the Account: Department of Health and Human
perform routine coastal mapping activities and EPA’s STAG account. The City of Jackson will Services, HRSA, Health Facilities and Serv-
for completion of CZMIL detailed design to in- provide or cause to be provided a minimum of ices.
a 45-percent matching cost share. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: The Uni-
clude construction and assembly of sensor
Project Name: Historic Blakeley Park Span- versity of Alabama.
sub-systems; 14 percent will be utilized to ac- Address of Requesting Entity: 201 Rose Ad-
celerate CZMIL development into fabrication ish Fort.
Requesting Member: Congressman JO ministration Building, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487–
phase, 14 percent will allow for the completion 0117.
of coastal mapping activities on the west coast BONNER.
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Description of Request: Provide $666,000 to
in southern CA; 7 percent will be used for ex- establish a regional autism center that pro-
Account: National Park Service, Save Amer-
haustive CZMIL component tests to reduce vides clinical services, professional education,
risk in the fabrication phase; 13 percent will Legal Name of Requesting Agency: Historic and research at the University of Alabama.
initiate surveys on the Gulf coast in the state Blakeley Authority. The initial project request anticipated expendi-
of Texas. LiDAR Survey System will provide Address of Requesting Entity: 34745 State tures of approximately 63 percent will be used
coastal mapping and charting along the coast Highway 225, Spanish Fort, Alabama 36577. to establish a central university-based autism
to reflect changes due to recent hurricanes Description of Request: Provide $50,000 to clinic that will provide interdisciplinary diag-
and to serve as a part of a master program for establish infrastructure such as water, power nostic and treatment services to individuals
U.S. emergency preparedness and response. and sewer to public areas of Blakeley State with autism; 25 percent will be used to estab-
Project Name: Auburn University Bioenergy Park. Approximately 60 percent will be used lish a satellite clinic in the rural, impoverished
and Bioproducts Laboratory for materials and supplies; 30 percent will be Black Belt region of Alabama; 12 percent will
Requesting Member: Congressman JO used for labor and equipment; 10 percent will be used to create a coordinated clinical and
BONNER. be used for professional service and fees. research database. This request would be
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Blakeley Park, which commemorates the site combined with $95,000 in matching funds from
Account: Department of Energy, EERE— of the last battle of the Civil War, is a National the Alabama Council for Developmental Dis-
Biomass Biorefinery Systems R&D. Historic Register site and also serves as a abilities. Autism spectrum disorders affect 1 in
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Auburn training area for the Alabama National Guard. every 150 individuals including approximately
University. Funding will be matched by Blakeley Park and 300,000 in Alabama. A regional center that
Address of Requesting Entity: 202 Samford will prevent further damage to the park and provides diagnostics services, intervention
Hall, Auburn, AL 36849. allow the extension of water and power lines services, and professional education in both
Description of Request: Provide $951,500 to
to areas currently without utilities. urban and rural areas answers a critical public
fund the continued development of a com- Project Name: University of South Alabama, health need in the west Alabama community
prehensive, interdisciplinary bioenergy and Mitchell Cancer Institute, Emerging Tech- and should greatly improve the quality of life
bioproducts laboratory at Auburn University. nologies Radiotherapy and the Disaster Med- of individuals with autism and their families.
The funds will be expended for research on ical Training Center. Project Name: Alabama Institute for the
systems to produce alternatives to petroleum Requesting Member: Congressman JO Deaf and Blind, Employment and Education
based fuels—i.e., biofuels and other bioprod- BONNER. Training.
ucts. Outcomes of this research will reduce Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Requesting Member: Congressman JO
our dependence on foreign oil, reduce the pro- Account: Department of Health & Human BONNER.
duction of greenhouse gases, and will revi- Services, HRSA, Health Facilities and Serv- Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
talize our local economies. The initial project ices. Account: Department of Labor, Employment
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request anticipated expenditures of approxi- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: The Uni- and Training Administration (ETA), Training
mately 50 percent will be used for laboratory versity of South Alabama. and Employment Services (TES).
equipment; 10 percent will be used for labora- Address of Requesting Entity: 307 Univer- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Alabama
tory supplies; 37 percent will be used for lab- sity Boulevard, AD 131, Mobile, AL 36688. Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB).
oratory personnel; 2 percent will be used for Description of Request: Provide $951,000 Address of Requesting Entity: 1050 Govern-
travel to collect data and present research re- for facilities and equipment at the University of ment Street, Mobile, Alabama 36604.
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Description of Request: Provide $190,000 to Account: Dept. of Justice, COPS Law En- hicles and provide security cameras to pubic
develop and implement a collaborative em- forcement Technology. beach and park areas. Initial project request
ployer training and job development program Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Alabama anticipated expenditures of 45 percent will be
for significantly disabled citizens with hearing District Attorneys Association. used for mobile units; 15 percent will be used
and vision loss in southwest Alabama. The ini- Address of Requesting Entity: 515 South for hand held units; 12 percent will be used for
tial project request anticipated expenditures of Perry Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104. base units; 15 percent will be used for repeat-
approximately 77 percent will be used for job Description of Request: Provide $500,000 to ers; 11 percent will be used for installation
coach development; 17 percent will be used fund marketing, production and media place- costs; and 2 percent will be used for permit/
for assistive technology; and 5 percent will be ment for the Alabama statewide ZEROMETH FCC licenses. Current communications equip-
used for employer training. High unemploy- Public Awareness Campaign—an awareness ment has serious coverage problems which
ment and low income statistics for deaf and effort aimed at teens to discourage METH poses a threat to officer safety and is not P–
blind adults are critical national issues while use. Approximately, 50 percent will be used to 25 compliant, as required by the FCC by year
70 percent of blind individuals are unemployed create, film, photograph, edit and purchase 2013. Funding will also aid police in moni-
and more than a third of deaf adults earn 60 three TV commercials, outdoor, radio and print toring drug trafficking in this high traffic area.
percent less than their hearing peers. This ads and support staff; 30 percent will be used Gulf Shores, a city of 7,000, swells to well
program will focus on job development for media flights/buys in designated market over 25,000 on weekdays and 75,000 to
through assistive technology and employer areas of Alabama; 10 percent will be used for 100,000 on weekends, in the spring and sum-
training in working with disabled employees, creation and production of ZEROMETH bro- mer months. The City of Gulf Shores will pro-
part of a statewide education effort to be chure, training DVD and distribution material, vide matching funds.
matched 33 percent by AIDB. 5 percent will be used for monitoring, mainte- Project Name: Perdido Pass Inlet Study, Or-
Project Name: Gulf Coast Flood Elevation nance and update of ZEROMETH website; ange Beach, Alabama.
Study, Baldwin County. and 5 percent will be used for high school Requesting Member: Congressman JO
Requesting Member: Congressman JO presentation materials, displays and interactive BONNER.
BONNER. educational vehicles. Campaign will allow Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
Account: Department of Commerce,
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. statewide deployment of the only meth aware-
Account: Dept. of Commerce, NOAA—Pro- NOAA—Program Support Operations, Re-
ness public health campaign in Alabama tar-
gram Support, Operations, Research and Fa- search and Facilities.
geting teens and young adults in a state that
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of
cilities. is home to the most meth incidents among
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Baldwin Gulf Coast states and that has seen an in- Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box 458,
County Commission. crease in local Mexican drug trafficking organi- Orange Beach, Alabama.
Address of Requesting Entity: 312 Court- zations (DTO) trafficking of a more pure form Description of Request: Provide $250,000 to
house Square, Suite 12, Bay Minette, Ala- of meth known as ‘‘ice.’’ This request will be fund a study to be used in conjunction with the
bama 36507. supported in matching funds and contributions. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to im-
Description of Request: Provide $1,000,000 Project Name: Team Focus Youth Men- plement recommended improvements to sand
to complete a Gulf Coast flood elevation study toring Program. disposal around the navigation channel at
in Baldwin County, Alabama. Approximately, Requesting Member: Congressman JO Perdido Pass, located in Orange Beach, Ala-
60 percent is for hydrological assessment and BONNER. bama. The initial request anticipated expendi-
engineering; 20 percent for flood management Bill Number: H.R. 1105. tures of approximately 66 percent for eco-
plan development; 5 percent for flood map- Account: Department of Justice, Juvenile nomic and environmental analysis engineer-
ping; 7.5 percent for potable water study; and Justice Programs. ing, surveying, and modeling; 23 percent for
7.5 percent for waste water study. Focus of Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Team environmental modeling and analysis; 10 per-
study is to update and expand current FEMA Focus, Inc. cent for component integration. The City of Or-
flood maps, which were not adequately up- Address of Requesting Entity: 1105 Hillcrest ange Beach itself has invested tens of millions
dated post-Hurricane Katrina, for this Gulf- Road, Suite A, Mobile, AL 36695. of dollars to renourish and protect its Gulf-front
front county in order to ensure proper rebuild- Description of Request: Provide $500,000
and interior shorelines, which are often altered
ing and new construction in this region. for ‘‘Team Focus, Inc.,’’ a 501(c)3 non-profit
by hurricanes. The channel is used by local in-
Project Name: Gulf Coast Flood Elevation organization, to provide fatherless young men
dustry as well as for recreation. The study will
Study, Mobile County. in southwest Alabama with leadership skills,
develop and evaluate sand disposal practices
Requesting Member: Congressman JO guidance, spiritual and moral values, and a
in order to conserve and reuse sand that col-
BONNER. continuing relationship with a carefully se-
lects within the inlet for future renourishment.
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. lected adult mentor. In addition, Team Focus
Proper sand management will also provide a
Account: Dept. of Commerce, NOAA-Pro- will host a model leadership camp training pro-
source of fill material for environmental habitat
gram Support, Operations, Research Facilities. gram uniquely designed to: provide guidance
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Mobile and support to young men who do not have a Project Name: Runway 18/36 and Taxiway
County Commission. father in their home; encourage young men in Rehabilitation, Mobile, Alabama.
Address of Requesting Entity: 205 Govern- academics, athletics, social skills, and moral Requesting Member: Congressman JO
ment Street, Mobile, Alabama 36644. and spiritual values; develop leadership skills BONNER.
Description of Request: Provide $1,000,000 and teamwork; motivate boys to strive for Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
to complete a Gulf Coast Flood Elevation higher positive goals and achieve victories; Account: THUD, FAA, Airport Improvement
Study in Mobile County, Alabama. Approxi- create a safe environment for young men to Program.
mately, 45 percent is for flood elevation mod- grow in society; and build support through Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Mobile
eling; 20 percent for engineering and sur- work with families, teachers, counselors, and Airport Authority.
veying; 20 percent for mapping; and 15 per- positive role models. This federal earmark will Address of Requesting Entity: 8400 Airport
cent for administration, management, and be combined with matching private contribu- Blvd., Mobile, Alabama 36608.
quality assurance and control. This request is tions. Description of Request: Provide $1,900,000
intended to aid in meeting the need for revised Project Name: Law Enforcement Tech- through the Airport Improvement Program, im-
flood mapping in the coastal areas of Mobile nology, Gulf Shores, Alabama. plemented by the FAA, to rehabilitate and
County. Focus of study is to update and ex- Requesting Member: Congressman JO strengthen Runway (RW) 18/36 and its par-
pand current FEMA flood maps, which were BONNER. allel Taxiway ‘‘R’’ (TW-R) at Mobile Regional
not adequately updated post-Hurricane Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Airport (MOB). Initial project request antici-
Katrina, for this Gulf-front county in order to Account: Department of Justice, COPS Law pated expenditures of 7 percent will be used
ensure proper rebuilding and new construction Enforcement Technology. for milling; 67 percent for asphalt; 2 percent
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in this region. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of for markings; 1 percent for grooving; 9 percent
Project Name: Zerometh Methamphetamine Gulf Shores, Alabama. for shoulder redressing; 17 percent for engi-
(METH) Campaign. Address of Requesting Entity: 1905 West neering. The Mobile Airport Authority’s re-
Requesting Member: Congressman JO 1st Street, Gulf Shores, Alabama 36547. quired cost share is secured. RW 18/36 and
BONNER. Description of Request: Provide $350,000 to TW-R have begun unraveling, creating a safe-
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. provide wireless communications to police ve- ty hazard for aircraft traffic. Strengthening of
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the surfaces is necessary to support the type Account: Buses and Bus Facilities. vices, wind, and fuel cells; (2) cost-effective
of aircraft that will be taxiing across RW18/36 Legal Name of Receiving Entity: Fort Worth delivery of energy for both vehicles and elec-
and on TW-R to access the aircraft mainte- Transportation Authority (The T). tric power generation via optimal planning and
nance and assembly complex located off TW- Address of Receiving Entity: 1600 E. Lan- management of hydrogen distribution and
R. This project will be completed by adhering caster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76102. power grid integration; and (3) intelligent en-
to all FAA standards for airport construction Description of Request: I have secured ergy decision-making, including power moni-
and development, and the Mobile Airport Au- $1,425,000 in funding in H.R. 1105 in the toring, environmental, and economic issues.
thority will provide matching funds as needed. Buses and Bus Facilities account for CNG bus Requesting Member: Congressman JOE
Project Name: Atmore, Alabama Municipal replacement by The T, Fort Worth, TX. The BARTON.
Airport. funding will be used to purchase coaches to Bill Number: H.R. 1105—FY 2009 Omnibus
Requesting Member: Congressman JO replace the oldest vehicles in The T’s fleet to Appropriations Act.
BONNER. be completed by October 31, 2010. Account: COPS Law Enforcement Tech-
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Requesting Member: Congressman JOE nology.
Account: THUD, FAA, Airport Improvement BARTON. Legal Name of Receiving Entity: City of Ar-
Program. Bill Number: H.R. 1105—FY 2009 Omnibus lington.
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of Appropriations Act. Address of Receiving Entity: 101 W. Abram
Atmore. Account: Elementary and Secondary Edu- St., Arlington, TX 76004–3231.
Address of Requesting Entity: 201 East Lou- cation (includes FIE). Description of Request: I have secured
isville Avenue, Atmore, Alabama 36502. Legal Name of Receiving Entity: Ennis Inde- $500,000 in funding in H.R. 1105 in the COPS
Description of Request: Provide $1,140,000 pendent School District. Law Enforcement Technology account for the
to upgrade and improve the Atmore Municipal Address of Receiving Entity: 303 W. Knox, City of Arlington, TX. The funding will be used
Airport in Atmore, Alabama. Funding is to be Ennis, TX 75120. to purchase interoperable communications
used to provide renovations from hurricane-re- Description of Request: I have secured equipment and to help equip a secure, inte-
lated losses during Hurricane Ivan in 2004; to $238,000 in funding in H.R. 1105 in the Ele- grated Police, Fire, and Transportation pre-
improve airport safety zones; and to construct mentary and Secondary Education (includes paredness and emergency response center in
an additional access road to the airport which FIE) account for the Alternative Learning Cen- Arlington’s Entertainment District (Texas
will provide direct access to the highway and ter, Ennis ISD, Ennis, TX. The funding will be Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Six Flags Over
open an additional 43 acres for industrial de- used to establish an alternative approach to Texas, the Arlington Convention Center, the
velopment. The City of Atmore has spent con- education for some of its most needy stu- GloryPark development and the Dallas Cow-
siderable amounts of its own resources to im- dents. The Alternative Learning Center (ALC) boys Stadium Complex).
prove and diversify its local economy, and im- will provide flexible hours for students to take Requesting Member: Congressman JOE
provements to the airport will assist the City core academic subjects needed for graduation BARTON.
and region to attract industry to Atmore. This as well as to participate in a variety of work/ Bill Number: H.R. 1105—FY 2009 Omnibus
project is consistent with the intended and au- study programs to be better prepared for the Appropriations Act.
thorized purpose of the Transportation-Airports workforce. Account: Corps of Engineers, Construction.
account. Legal Name of Receiving Entity: City of Ar-
Requesting Member: Congressman JOE
Project Name: US HWY 43 Lighting, Thom- lington.
asville, Alabama. Address of Receiving Entity: 101 W. Abram
Bill Number: H.R. 1105—FY 2009 Omnibus
Requesting Member: Congressman JO St., Arlington, TX 76004–3231.
Appropriations Act. Description of Request: I have secured
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Account: Higher Education (includes $1,914,000 in funding in H.R. 1105 in the
Account: Federal HWY Administration, FIPSE). Corps of Engineers, Construction account for
Transportation and Community and System Legal Name of Receiving Entity: University Johnson Creek, City of Arlington, TX. The
Preservation. of Texas at Arlington. funding will be used to reduce flood damage,
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of Address of Receiving Entity: 701 South stabilize Johnson Creek’s streambed and
Thomasville. Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019. stream valley, restore riparian areas and wild-
Address of Requesting Entity: 137 Adams Description of Request: I have secured life habitats, mitigate and prevent silt accumu-
Avenue, Thomasville, Alabama 36784. $143,000 in funding in H.R. 1105 in the Higher lation, improve water quality and provide an
Description of Request: Provide $380,000 to Education (includes FIPSE) account for the important recreational amenity that traverses
provide lighting for U.S. Highway 43 in Thom- University of Texas at Arlington Systems Engi- the entire City of Arlington.
asville, Clarke County, AL from mile marker 90 neering Testbed: Systems Engineering Learn-
ing and Research Reinvented. The funding will Requesting Member: Congressman JOE
to mile marker 87. This commercial corridor in BARTON.
southwest Alabama is one of the most rapidly be used to provide a unique simulation envi-
Bill Number: H.R. 1105—FY 2009 Omnibus
developing commercial and industrial areas ronment for students to study, predict perform-
between Mobile and Tuscaloosa, AL. Ade- ance, and analyze changes prior to project im- Account: Facilities and Equipment (FAA).
quate lighting is needed to illuminate this area plementation; provide access to systems engi- Legal Name of Receiving Entity: City of Ar-
for safety and to encourage additional devel- neering tools at various phases of a project lington.
opment. This area includes entrances to two lifecycle; and serve as a resource for systems Address of Receiving Entity: 101 W. Abram
industrial parks, a proposed medical center, engineers to utilize for training. St., Arlington, TX 76004–3231.
Alabama Southern Community College, and Requesting Member: Congressman JOE Description of Request: I have secured
the main thoroughfare to all of the City’s BARTON. $963,300 in funding in H.R. 1105 in the Facili-
schools and related facilities. Bill Number: H.R. 1105—FY 2009 Omnibus ties and Equipment (FAA) account for the Me-
f Appropriations Act. dium Approach Lighting System, Arlington Mu-
Account: EERE. nicipal Airport, Arlington, TX. The funding will
EARMARK DECLARATION Legal Name of Receiving Entity: University be used for construction and installation of a
of Texas at Arlington. Medium Approach Lighting System at the Ar-
HON. JOE BARTON Address of Receiving Entity: 701 South lington Municipal Airport to supplement and
OF TEXAS Nedderman Drive, Arlington, TX 76019. enhance the existing Instrument Landing Sys-
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Description of Request: I have secured tem (1LS) for Runway 34.
$1,403,463 in funding in H.R. 1105 in the Requesting Member: Congressman JOE
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
EERE account for the Center for Renewable BARTON.
Mr. BARTON of Texas. Madam Speaker, I Energy, Science and Technology (CREST). Bill Number: H.R. 1105—FY 2009 Omnibus
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rise today to submit documentation consistent The funding will be used to build state-of-the- Appropriations Act.
with the Republican Earmark Standards. art facilities at UT Arlington. This funding will Account: Economic Development Initiatives.
Requesting Member: Congressman JOE enable CREST researchers to fully explore Legal Name of Receiving Entity: Arlington
BARTON. National energy objectives by studying (1) al- Chamber of Commerce.
Bill Number: H.R. 1105—FY 2009 Omnibus ternative energy technologies, including clean Address of Receiving Entity: 505 East Bor-
Appropriations Act. coal, biomass feedstock, solar photovoltaic de- der, Arlington, TX 76010.
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Description of Request: I have secured a process would allow all parties to discuss Address of Requesting Entity: 102 Agri-
$190,000 in funding in H.R. 1105 in the Eco- the timing of construction and relocation culture Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824.
nomic Development Initiatives account for the and secure the availability of labor and ma-
terial so that the projects funded by the Description of Request: Provide $346,000
Center for Innovation. The funding will be stimulus bill can advance expeditiously. for Controlling Fire Blight Disease of Apple
used to complete The Center for Innovation at Let’s make these taxpayer dollars work ef- Trees. The funding will be used for research
Arlington, TX. fectively by ensuring that highway infra- to develop blight-resistant varieties and new,
f structure projects not only proceed in a co- environmentally responsible control strategies
ordinated and efficient manner but also to combat this disease. Approximately,
INFRASTRUCTURE ENHANCEMENT allow utilities to be fairly reimbursed.
PROJECTS We appreciate your attention to this im- $148,000 is for the salaries of laboratory and
portant matter and look forward to working field research personnel and $36,000 is for
HON. BILL SHUSTER with you to advance the economy of our materials and supplies. Michigan State Univer-
country while protecting the interests of sity (MSU) has obtained funding from the
taxpayers and utility rate payers. Michigan Apple Committee and industry
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Sincerely, sources and will continue to fund the fire blight
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 BILL SHUSTER, research at MSU at a level of $52,500 in
Mr. SHUSTER. Madam Speaker, I submit Member of Congress.
for the RECORD a letter to the Honorable Member of Congress. Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
NANCY PELOSI, the Honorable JOHN OLVER, f Account: Cooperative State Research Edu-
and the Honorable DAVE OBEY from myself
EARMARK DECLARATION cation and Extension Service—SRG.
and Chairwoman CORRINE BROWN regarding
infrastructure enhancement projects included Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Michigan
in the economic stimulus bill and the potential HON. VERNON J. EHLERS State University College of Agriculture and
impact on existing utility infrastructure. OF MICHIGAN Natural Resources.
WASHINGTON, DC, IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Address of Requesting Entity: 102 Agri-
February 12, 2009. Tuesday, February 24, 2009 culture Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824.
Hon. NANCY PELOSI, Description of Request: Provide $147,000
Office of the Speaker, H–232, U.S. Capitol,
Mr. EHLERS. Madam Speaker, pursuant to
the House Republican standards on earmarks, for Improving the Sustainable Production of
Washington, DC. Specialty Crops (Improved Fruit Practices).
Hon. JOHN OLVER, I am submitting the following information for
publication in the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD re- The funding will be used for research to assist
Chairman, Trans-HUD Subcommittee, Room
2358–A, Rayburn HOB, Washington, DC. garding earmarks I received as part of H.R. growers in producing high quality fruit, dry
Hon. DAVE OBEY, 1105, the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009. beans, and sugar beets with environmentally
Chairman, House Appropriations Committee, H– Requesting Member: Congressman VERNON sound, safe, and effective pest control meth-
218, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC. J. EHLERS. ods and management approaches. Approxi-
DEAR COLLEAGUES: As the Chairwoman and Bill Number: H.R. 1105. mately, $131,440 is for salaries and expenses
Ranking Member of the Transportation and Account: Cooperative State Research Edu- and the remainder is for lab maintenance and
Infrastructure Committee Railroads, Pipe- cation and Extension Service—SRG. equipment. In addition to the federal funds
lines, and Hazardous Materials Sub- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Michigan provided by this grant, this research is sup-
committee, we wanted to take this oppor- State University College of Agriculture and
tunity to bring to your attention a serious
ported by personnel, equipment, and facilities
issue impacting utility infrastructure and
Natural Resources. funded by the Michigan agricultural Experi-
Address of Requesting Entity: 102 Agri- ment Station and Michigan State University
The economic stimulus bill that we are de- culture Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824. Extension.
bating directs billion of dollars toward infra- Description of Request: Provide $266,000
for Sustainable Agriculture: Expanding and Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
structure enhancement projects—with a sig-
nificant portion allocated for highway con- Refining the Ecosystem Base (Sustainable Ag- Account: Natural Resources Conservation—
struction. As is common with highway riculture). The funding will be used for re- Conservation Operations.
projects, their construction may require the search to assist farmers on sustainable agri- Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Great
relocation of existing utility infrastructure culture practices to help farmers manage their Lakes Commission.
located within the existing public right-of-
way or adjacent to the right-of-way, includ-
crops for excellent yields, while reducing fer- Address of Requesting Entity: 2805 S. In-
ing natural gas distribution pipelines and tilizer and pesticide use and stemming nutrient dustrial Hwy, Suite 100, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–
power lines (both overhead and under- losses to ground and surface water. Approxi- 6791.
ground). With the substantial increase in mately, $385,000 is for salaries of 11 re-
Description of Request: Provide $404,000
federal funding provided by the stimulus searchers; $15,000 is for travel expenses;
package to states, counties and cities for for the Great Lakes Basin Program for Soil
$10,000 is for farmer stipends; $25,000 is for
highway projects, it is our understanding Erosion and Sediment Control. This funding
materials and supplies; and $65,000 is for
that utilities want to make sure that their will protect and improve Great Lakes water
communication and outreach. Michigan State
customers are not asked to absorb major new quality by controlling erosion and sedimenta-
and unforeseen costs. University expects to leverage at least
tion; limiting the input of associated nutrients
As you may know, the current blueprint $150,000 in state, local, and private funds.
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. and toxic contaminants; and minimizing off-site
for how natural gas and electric utilities are sources of damage to harbors, streams, fish
reimbursed for these relocation costs is not Account: Cooperative State Research Edu-
uniform. Some states have laws or policies cation and Extension Service—SRG. and wildlife habitat, recreational facilities and
that allow for federal highway funds to be Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Michigan the Basin’s system of public works.
used to cover all or a portion of the costs of State University College of Agriculture and Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
relocation. However, in many states, utili- Natural Resources. Account: Office of Justice Programs—Juve-
ties are not reimbursed and these costs are Address of Requesting Entity: 102 Agri-
ultimately borne by utility ratepayers. nile Justice.
culture Hall, East Lansing, Michigan 48824.
These increased costs to ratepayers could po- Description of Request: Provide $346,000 Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Our Com-
tentially negatively impact the goals of the munity’s Children.
stimulus package by creating a de facto
for Phytophthora Capsici research. The fund-
‘‘economic stimulus bill’’ surcharge in their ing will be used for researching this fungal-like Address of Requesting Entity: 300 Monroe
future rates. pathogen that lives in the soil and causes Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Additionally, pipeline and power line relo- plants to rot. This funding will go towards sala- Description of Request: Provide $500,000
cation associated with highway construction ries of researchers, laboratory and field equip- for extending the length of summer after-
are often hampered by a lack of coordination ment, travel expenses, and publication or re- school programming and expand after-school
and communication between the highway au- sults. This program receives other federal/ programs that serve high school youth.
thorities and utilities. This can result in
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project delays and interruption of utility
state/local/industry funding. Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
service. With the large number of projects Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
Account: Cooperative State Research Edu- Account: Corps of Engineers—Investiga-
that will be funded by the stimulus, there is tions.
a need for an effective consultative process cation and Extension Service—SRG.
under which utility companies and highway Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Michigan Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Army
project mangers would discuss and can reach State University College of Agriculture and Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes and Ohio
agreement on construction scheduling. Such Natural Resources. River Division.
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Address of Requesting Entity: 550 Main Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Pine Rest Description of Request: Provide $3,800,000
Street, Room 10032, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. Christian Mental Health Services. for the construction of a rail spur, switch, and
Description of Request: Provide $1,195,000 Address of Requesting Entity: 300 68th station for relocating the Amtrak rail line and
for the Great Lakes Remedial Action Plans to Street SE; PO BOX 165, Grand Rapids, MI station into the Rapid Central Station, the
help states and local communities plan and 49501. main public transportation hub in Grand Rap-
implement contaminated sediment remediation Description of Request: Provide $285,000 ids. This project has a 10 percent local/state
projects in Great Lakes Areas of Concern. for an electronic medical records initiative. Ap- match.
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. proximately, 33 percent of the funding will be Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
Account: Corps of Engineers—Construction. used to purchase servers and a storage de-
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Army Account: Economic Development Initiatives.
vice for data system; 33 percent will be used Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Kent
Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes and Ohio to purchase software; and 33 percent will be
River Division. County Convention Arena Authority.
used for redundant data lines. Address of Requesting Entity: 303 Monroe
Address of Requesting Entity: 550 Main Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
Street, Room 10032, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. Account: Environmental Protection Agen- Avenue, NW., Grand Rapids, Michigan,
Description of Request: Provide funding for cy—STAG Water and Wastewater Infrastruc- 49503.
the Electric Dispersal Barrier on the Chicago ture Projects. Description of Request: Provide $142,500
Ship & Sanitary Canal. This barrier is intended Legal Name of Requesting Entity: The City for the planning, design and construction of an
to keep aquatic invasive species from entering of Grand Rapids, Michigan. outdoor amphitheater and support facilities at
into the Great Lakes from the canal. This re- Address of Requesting Entity: 300 Monroe Millennium Park.
quest received two line items: $5,750,000 for Avenue NW., Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503.
the first dispersal harrier and $500,000 for the Description of Request: Provide $500,000 f
second harrier. for the City of Grand Rapids, Michigan, East
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. TRIBUTE TO ‘‘BLACK CROSS-
Side Combined Sewer Overflow Separation
Account: Corps of Engineers—Construction. ROADS: THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
Improvements. The City of Grand Rapids has
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Army IN MIAMI’’
invested $200 million to separate combined
Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes and Ohio
sewers over the last decade.
River Division. Bill Number: H.R. 1105. HON. KENDRICK B. MEEK
Address of Requesting Entity: 550 Main Account: Buses and Bus Facilities. OF FLORIDA
Street, Room 10032, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of
Description of Request: Provide $2,157,000 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
for the Great Lakes Fishery & Ecosystem Res- Address of Requesting Entity: 100 Depot Tuesday, February 24, 2009
toration program. The Great Lakes sustain a Street, Belding, MI 48809.
nationally and internationally significant fishery Mr. MEEK of Florida. Madam Speaker,
Description of Request: Provide $99,560 for today I rise to recognize and commemorate
that has been degraded by habitat losses, the City of Belding’s Dial-a-Ride. This funding
contamination, and invasive species. Under the grand opening of the historic exhibition,
will help the Dial-a-Ride acquire a new heating Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in
this program, the Corps will coordinate with and cooling system for the Pere Marquette
other federal, state, and local agencies and Miami. The exhibit, which will be on display at
Depot, where their dispatch center is located. the Historical Museum of Southern Florida
the Great Lakes Fishery Commission to plan, It will also help fund exterior lights and a fire
implement, and evaluate projects supporting from March 5, 2009 to January 24, 2010, de-
suppression system at their garage. There is picts the diverse groups of the African Dias-
the restoration of the fishery, ecosystem, and a 20 percent local share from the Michigan
beneficial uses of the Great Lakes. This pro- pora who have come to settle, work and strug-
Department of Transportation. gle for freedom in Miami since its incorpora-
gram is an important component of the Great Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
Lakes Regional Collaboration Strategy. Account: Buses and Bus Facilities. tion in 1896 to the present day.
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of Celebrating the diversity and richness, Black
Account: Dept of Energy—Energy Efficiency Ionia, Dial-a-Ride. Crossroads: The African Diaspora in Miami
and Renewable Energy. Address of Requesting Entity: 251 East explores the enduring presence and impact of
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: City of Adams Street, Ionia, Michigan, 48846. African-Americans, Africans, black Carib-
Grand Rapids. Description of Request: Provide $216,000 beans, and black Hispanics in Miami. The
Address of Requesting Entity: 300 Monroe for the City of Ionia’s Dial-a-Ride. This funding many significant political, economic and cul-
Ave., NW., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. will help the Dial-a-Ride replace two vehicles tural contributions are shown through historic
Description of Request: Provide $142,725 at a cost of $128,000, in addition to enhancing photographs, oral histories, memorabilia, film/
for installation of a green roof. The roof will be the Technology and Interconnectivity between video, and artifacts. These contributions will
installed on the City Building and demonstrate the Dial-a-Ride facility and Ionia City Govern- be related to black pioneers, families, laborers,
to a wide audience the energy savings and ment offices by utilizing fiber optic technology. communities, and organizations spanning over
best practices for maintenance. The remainder of the funding will go towards 100 years of history of black migrations to
Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
Account: Health Resources and Services this technology improvement. There is a 20 Miami.
Administration—Health Facilities and Services. percent local share from the Michigan Depart- Black Crossroads: The African Diaspora in
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Helen ment of Transportation. Miami documents an important aspect of Mi-
DeVos Children’s Hospital. Bill Number: H.R. 1105. ami’s cultural history, and bring this vital infor-
Address of Requesting Entity: 100 Michigan Account: Transportation—Capital Investment mation together in one place and at one time
St., NE., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Grants. for the people of South Florida. I applaud the
Description of Request: Provide $190,000 Legal Name of Requesting Entity: The Historical Museum of Southern Florida for dis-
for the Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Rapid. playing this exhibit for all to see.
Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic and Pediatric Address of Requesting Entity: 300 Ellsworth
I also commend Dr. Joanne Hyppolite, the
Infusion Center. Approximately 80 percent of Avenue, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
Description of Request: Provide $600,000 Chief Curator at the Historical Museum of
the funds will he used for purchasing equip- Southern Florida, for her achievements and
for The Rapid’s South Corridor Bus Rapid
ment and 20 percent for technology informa- successes with the Black Crossroads: The Af-
Transit (BRT) Project. Funding will be used for
tion services. rican Diaspora in Miami thus far. Dr. Hyppolite
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. the preliminary design, engineering and envi-
ronmental work for the development of the has strived to show a clear reflection of what
Account: Health Resources and Services Miami has always been: a meeting point for
Administration—Health Facilities and Services. BRT project. There is a 20 percent state/local
match. intersections of many members of the African
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Metro
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Diaspora since as far back as the 1800s. The
Address of Requesting Entity: 5900 Byron Account: Transportation—Rail Line Reloca- exhibit also shows Miami’s importance as a
Center Ave., SW., Wyoming, MI 49519. tion and Improvement Program. popular southern migration site for blacks from
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Michigan the Upper South, Northern Florida and the
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Description of Request: Provide $95,000 for
an electronic medical records initiative. Department of Transportation. Caribbean.
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Address of Requesting Entity: Grand Region I am pleased to join all those in attendance
Account: Health Resources and Services Office, 1420 Front Avenue, Grand Rapids, at the opening of the exhibition in wishing the
Administration—Health Facilities and Services. Michigan, 49504. Historical Museum of Southern Florida and Dr.
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Hyppolite continued success in preserving and Joe Cuba will be long remembered for his tive victories to provide workforce training for
promoting an awareness of the diverse groups extraordinary commitment, energy, wisdom, green collar jobs; authorized a Federal study
of the African Diaspora in Miami. Educating discipline, principle, and clear purpose which on ways to improve recreational and environ-
the public with a broader perspective of the won the admiration of all who were privileged mental opportunities for the San Gabriel River
traditions and struggles many have faced in to come to know and work with him during his Watershed; removed barriers to U.S. citizen-
their efforts to be treated as equal citizens will distinguished career in and around music. I ship for non-U.S. citizens serving in the U.S.
assure that generations to come will have ac- consider myself fortunate to have had the op- military and reserves; banned pesticide testing
cess to objects and photographs that will en- portunity to observe and experience his exam- on pregnant women and children; helped en-
able them to contextualize life in Miami. ple as a personal inspiration. sure health care access for Latinos suffering
f Madam Speaker, rather than mourn his from HIV/AIDS; and promote domestic vio-
passing, I hope that my colleagues will join me lence awareness, particularly in communities
REMEMBERING THE LIFE OF in celebrating the life of Joe Cuba by remem- of color.
GILBERTO ‘‘JOE CUBA’’ CALDERON bering that he exemplified greatness in every I want to thank the residents of California’s
way. 32nd Congressional District for electing me to
HON. CHARLES B. RANGEL represent them in Congress. I have served
during some of the most trying times in Cali-
OF NEW YORK
RECOGNITION OF CALIFORNIA’S fornia’s history, and have worked to help build
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES a better future for our State and country. It has
32ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 been a privilege to serve and represent the
San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles in
Mr. RANGEL. Madam Speaker, I rise with HON. HILDA L. SOLIS the U.S. House of Representatives for the
great sadness as I pay tribute to my dear OF CALIFORNIA past 8 years.
friend Gilberto Calderon who recently passed IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES I want to take this opportunity to thank my
away. As I speak with profound sorrow, I as-
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 family, especially my parents, Raul and Juana
cend to celebrate a life well lived and to re-
Solis, my husband, and my sisters and broth-
member with fondness the accomplishments Ms. SOLIS. Madam Speaker, I rise today to ers for all of their support over the years. They
of a remarkable man who, over his many recognize California’s 32nd Congressional Dis- have always believed in me, and have been
years in music, etched his name in history as trict, which I have had the privilege to have my source of strength and teachers of the
Joe Cuba, ‘‘Father of Latin Boogaloo.’’ represented for the last 8 years in Congress commitment to justice, equality and public
The death of Joe Cuba on February 15, and which I am proud to call home. service. To my extended family, those I have
2009, brought immense sorrow and loss to his I am proud that my six siblings and I were worked alongside with both in California, thank
family and friends, and to the countless fans raised in La Puente. Like many, my parents you for your commitment to public service and
and individuals associated with Latin Rhythms sacrificed throughout our childhood so my sib- justice, and your loyalty.
and Salsa in the music world. The salsa band lings and I could live up to our potential to I also want to thank you, Madam Speaker,
leader was famed for weaving a fluid and bilin- achieve whatever our talents would allow. Like all of my colleagues in the House, and in par-
gual mix of musical influences dubbed ‘‘The other families throughout the San Gabriel Val- ticular California’s Congressional delegation. I
Boogaloo.’’ ley, my parents instilled in my siblings and me have enjoyed working with you all during my
Born Gilberto Calderon in 1931 in New York the value of hard work, public service and time in Congress, and I am looking forward to
to a family from Puerto Rico, the band leader commitment to family. For most of my adult continuing to work with you to build a better
and conga player helped change the sound of life I have continued to live in the San Gabriel country. Thank you and God Bless.
salsa in the 1960s. Until then, most popular Valley, calling El Monte home.
salsa had been played by orchestras. But California’s 32nd Congressional District is a
Cuba led a six-member band with three sing- culturally diverse district where residents live AMERICAN RECOVERY AND
ers who also played percussion and danced a and work together as a community to ensure REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009
routine. everyone has the opportunity to achieve suc-
He had a dynamic group with a signature vi- cess and dreams for their families. The com- SPEECH OF
braphone-fronted sound that caused a craze munities in the 32nd Congressional District in- HON. MARSHA BLACKBURN
because it was different. Albums such as clude: the cities of Azusa, Baldwin Park, Co- OF TENNESSEE
1966’s Bang! Bang! Push, Push, Push incor- vina, Duarte, El Monte, Irwindale, Rosemead,
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
porated elements of salsa, Latin jazz and R&B South El Monte, West Covina, and portions of
and featured lyrics in both English and Span- Monterey Park and East Los Angeles. Friday, February 13, 2009
ish. During my time in Congress I was proud to Mrs. BLACKBURN. Mr. Speaker, delaying
Joe Cuba’s music career started with La have been the first Latina on the House Com- the DTV transition will do nothing more than
Alfarona X in 1950. In 1955 the Joe Cuba mittee on Energy and Commerce, where I increase spending and will jeopardize our pub-
Sextet came into being and his vibra-harp served as Vice Chair of the Environment and lic safety infrastructure. It will require that we
sound caught on. In 1962, when the group re- Hazardous Materials Subcommittee and as spend another $650 million, and it won’t move
corded ‘‘To Be with You’’ for Seeco Records, Ranking Member during my tenure, and was a a single person off the wait list for converter
the band began to soar to popularity because member of its Health and Telecommunications boxes.
of Nick Jimenez’s arrangements and the and the Internet Subcommittees. I also had In fact, the fund for converter box coupons
vocals of Cheo Feliciano and Jimmy Sabater. the privilege to serve on the House Natural is not depleted. Only half of the $1.5 billion in
When the boogaloo era arrived, the majority Resources Committee, the House Select the program has been spent. With a simple
of the popular New York bands were put out Committee on Energy Independence and legislative change, we could immediately re-
of work. The Cuba sound changed with its re- Global Warming, and the House Education sume sending coupons without delaying the
cordings of ‘‘El Pito’’ and ‘‘Bang Bang.’’ He not and Labor Committee. In addition, I held sev- transition process.
only sold millions but enabled The Cuba Sex- eral leadership positions, including being the Worse still, delaying the transition will jeop-
tet to enjoy the No. 1 spot in the Latin music first Latina to chair the Congressional Caucus ardize the spectrum needed by public safety
world along with the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra for Women’s Issues. I also chaired the Con- officials for interoperable communication sys-
for years to come. gressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on tems—the same vital spectrum requested 5
The musician, a friend and contemporary of Health and the Environment where I spear- years before 9/11 that has still not been made
the late salsa giant Tito Puente, was an ex- headed annual summits across the country on available 14 years later.
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traordinary man who lived a life of achieve- racial and ethnic health disparities. Let’s take immediate steps to eliminate the
ment which advanced a music that was at the Throughout my career in public service I current back-log of digital converter-box re-
forefront of the Nuyorican movement. Through worked hard to improve the lives of families by quests to ensure a successful DTV transition
these melodies brought by America’s last citi- focusing on expanding access to affordable on February 17th, and finally pave the way for
zens, the children of Puerto Rican emigrants, health care, protecting the environment, and 21st century communications systems public
evolved new culture, arts, and politics. job creation. In Congress I have won legisla- safety professionals desperately need.
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TRIBUTE TO MR. IRA C. CLARK EARMARK DECLARATION Folsom is uniquely situated in Northern Cali-
fornia and the western United States in terms
HON. KENDRICK B. MEEK HON. DANIEL E. LUNGREN of needs and capabilities to provide top level
OF FLORIDA OF CALIFORNIA EOC facilities. The Folsom Lake Dam is the
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES primary flood control facility for the Sac-
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 ramento region as well as a primary electricity
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 producer. The City of Folsom is uniquely situ-
Mr. MEEK of Florida. Madam Speaker, I rise Mr. DANIEL E. LUNGREN of California. ated as a gatekeeper to the security of the
to pay tribute to the late Mr. Ira C. Clark, a be- Madam Speaker, pursuant to the House Re- state capital in Sacramento, the greater west-
loved community leader, public servant and publican standards on earmarks, I am submit- ern United States for management of the two
champion of health care in my district, who re- ting the following information regarding ear- major power grid control centers (ISO and
cently passed away after a long and arduous marks I received as part of H.R. 1105, The FY WAPA) and the home of one of Intel’s major
battle with Alzheimer’s disease. 09 Omnibus Appropriation Act: facilities, employing over 6500 citizens. The
Mr. Clark, a native of New Jersey raised by 1. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Agri- City of Folsom is the first responder to the
his mother a teacher and his father a taxi cab culture, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Dam, WAPA, ISO and important regional and
driver, served as the president and CEO of Western Center for Food Safety: The FDA national employers.
Public Health/Jackson Memorial Hospital for Western Center for Food Safety is a proposed ($500,000).
15 years. As Jackson Memorial Hospital’s first cooperative partnership between FDA, the 3. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Energy &
black president and as a result of his extraor- Western Institute for Food Safety and Security Water, New Bridge Below Folsom Dam—Addi-
dinary accomplishments, he became one of (WIFSS), and the University of California at tional Authorization: This additional authoriza-
the most powerful minority executives in South
Davis that will enhance FDA’s critical food tion will permit funding that would be used to
safety and food defense mission by building cover engineering, design, and construction of
Having dedicated his tenure at Jackson Me-
morial Hospital to the development of innova- collaborative links between FDA scientists and the new bridge below Folsom Dam as author-
tive healthcare programs, Mr. Clark constantly WIFSS/UC Davis’ established programs in ized in the Fiscal Year 2004 Energy & Water
strove to provide accessibility to the highest food safety research, higher education, food Appropriations Bill. Due to changes in the en-
quality medical care for the disenfranchised defense, and on-farm training of safe food pro- gineering on the part of U.S. Army Corps of
and destitute families of South Florida. duction practices. Funding the FDA Western Engineers, this additional authorization would
Mr. Clark’s efforts led to the introduction of Center for Food Safety at UC Davis is an ex- be commensurate with the funding necessary
The Jackson Health System, which provides a cellent opportunity to strengthen all aspects of for project completion.
corporate identity for the official framework food safety and defense for United States con- Language: ‘‘The bill includes language in-
governing a system now composed of 12 pri- sumers. creasing the cost ceiling for the Folsom, Cali-
mary care centers, two medical long-term fa- Grantee Legal Name: University of Cali- fornia Bridge.’’
cilities, four school based clinics, a maternity fornia at Davis. Grantee Legal Name: City of Folsom, CA.
hospital, and a community hospital all dedi- Grantee Address: One Shields Avenue, Grantee Address: 50 Natoma Street; Fol-
cated to providing exceptional standards of Davis, CA 95616. som, CA 95630.
medical care. Moreover, Mr. Clark spear- Local Contact Name/Title: Marjorie M. Dick- Federal Nexus of Project: United States
headed the creation of the Ryder Trauma inson, Assistant Vice Chancellor. Army Corps of Engineers.
Center, as well as the Taylor Breast Health Federal Nexus of Project: Currently, the 4. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Energy &
Center and the Diagnostic Treatment Center. FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nu- Water, New Bridge Below Folsom Dam. The
Among Mr. Clark’s remarkable achieve- trition has three well-established Centers of funding would be used to cover engineering,
ments, his greatest was securing a half-penny Excellence addressing other components of design, and construction of the new bridge
sales tax approved by Miami-Dade County food safety: the Joint Institute for Food Safety below Folsom Dam as authorized in the Fiscal
residents to raise funds for Jackson Memorial and Applied Nutrition (www.jifsan.umd.edu), at Year 2004 Energy & Water Appropriations Bill.
Hospital. In his 1991 Miami Herald op-ed the University of Maryland; the National Cen- Due to changes in the engineering on the part
piece, Mr. Clark stated, ‘‘Jackson Memorial ter for Food Safety and Technology of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, additional
Hospital is starving. It desperately needs re- (www.foodsafety.iit.edu/foodlsafety.htm) near authorization commensurate with this funding
sources in its battle against children’s dis- Chicago; and the National Center for Natural request is necessary.
eases, trauma, AIDS, and the health problems Products Research, at the University of Mis- Grantee Legal Name: City of Folsom, CA.
of Dade County’s neediest people. Jackson sissippi (http://www.olemiss.edu/idepts/ncnpr). Grantee Address: 50 Natoma Street; Fol-
needs a dependable, non political source of Our proposed FDA Western Center for Food som, CA 95630.
funding. The half-penny sales tax is a step in Safety will compliment these affiliated organi- Federal Nexus of Project: Army Corps of
the right direction.’’ Mr. Clark’s dedication to zations by providing FDA with strong technical Engineers.
the betterment of Florida’s Medicaid system and scientific support for pre- and post-harvest ($1,000,000).
and quality services to both rich and poor, food safety, microbial and chemical detection 5. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Energy &
AIDS patients and trauma victims remained and food defense research, technology trans- Water, Folsom Dam Outlet Modifications: The
strong throughout the tenure of his profes- fer to the agricultural sector, and on-farm train- funding would be used to develop and evalu-
sional career. ing and outreach to plant and animal agricul- ate feasible alternatives to the Corps outlet
Following his retirement, Mr. Clark offered a tural producers that comprise our expansive modifications design. The partners have se-
self-assessment to the Miami Times: ‘‘There’s food production systems of California and the lected an integrated design which would in-
no question that Jackson Memorial Hospital Western United States. clude a gated auxiliary spillway in place of the
today has come a long way under my leader- ($1,399,000). river outlet gate enlargement.
ship. I arrived in 1987 focused on issues re- 2. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Com- Grantee Legal Name: City of Folsom, CA.
lated to funding and overcrowding. I sought merce, Folsom Emergency Operations Center: Grantee Address: 50 Natoma Street; Fol-
out to secure a steady source funding to fix This project will expand the crucial capabilities som, CA 95630.
the hospital’s financial problems and decom- of the Folsom EOC to function for both the Federal Nexus of Project: Army Corps of
press the main hospital. I brought with me an City of Folsom and as the Alternative County Engineers.
unquestionable passion and commitment to Site. Best practices highlight the importance of ($9,000,000).
single high standard of care that has remained having redundant emergency management ca- 6. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Energy &
the trademark of my leadership.’’ pacity to ensure a balanced strategy for han- Water, Folsom Dam Raise (American River
Madam Speaker, I ask you and all the dling emergencies. Plan): The funding would be used to continue
members of this esteemed legislative body to Grantee Legal Name: City of Folsom, CA. coordinated design of the Folsom Dam Raise
join me in recognizing the extraordinary life Grantee Address: 50 Natoma Street, Fol- Project as part of the integrated Joint Federal
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and accomplishments of Mr. Ira C. Clark. I som, CA 95630. Project.
commend him for his service to the South Federal Nexus of Project: Homeland secu- Grantee Legal Name: City of Folsom, CA.
Florida community and the healthcare system, rity is a stated top priority for the Administra- Grantee Address: 50 Natoma Street; Fol-
and I appreciate this opportunity to pay tribute tion and Congress. The Folsom EOC is a vital som, CA 95630.
to him before the United States House of Rep- local, regional, and national link in our coun- Federal Nexus of Project: Army Corps of
resentatives. try’s homeland security strategy and efforts. Engineers.
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($1,000,000). Local Contact Name/Title/Phone: Stein Grantee Legal Name: City of Citrus Heights.
7. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Energy & Buer, Executive Director, 916–874–7606. Grantee Address: 6237 Fountain Square
Water, Calaveras—Cosgrove Creek Flood Federal Nexus of Project: Authorization— Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95621.
Control Project. This project will target one of Flood Control Act of 1960 (P.L. 86–645), The Federal Nexus of Project: Federal ADA
the most flood-prone areas of Calaveras River Basin Monetary Authorization Act of Compliance.
County, and is needed to protect lives and 1974 (P.L. 93–251), and Joint Resolution of ($142,500).
property in the communities of Valley Springs, Congress in 1983 (P.L. 97–377). 14. Daniel E. Lungren, H.R. 1105, Transpor-
La Contenta, and Rancho Calaveras. ($22,967,000). tation & HUD, Rancho Cordova—International
Grantee Legal Name: County of Calaveras. 11. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Interior Drive Extension/Folsom South Canal Bridge:
Grantee Address: 891 Mountain Ranch & Environment, City of Galt Wastewater Treat- The International Drive Extension and Folsom
Road, San Andreas, CA 95249. ment Plant (WWTP) Upgrade: The City of Galt South Canal Bridge project will construct a
Federal Nexus of Project: Army Corps of is required to upgrade treatment levels (no ex- new six-lane extension of International Drive
Engineers. Cosgrove Creek is a tributary to pansion of capacity) for five constituents and from Kilgore Road to Sunrise Boulevard. The
the Calaveras River, a navigable water. to meet new limits for an additional 14 con- waterway creates a barrier that cuts the City
Calaveras County is designated by FEMA as stituents to comply with the National Pollutant in half from north to south.
eligible for Federal assistance for severe Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit Grantee Legal Name: City of Rancho Cor-
storms and flooding. for the WWTP. The existing WWTP was not dova.
Priority U.S. Army Corps of Engineers designed to meet most of the new standards, Grantee Address: 2729 Prospect Park
Project Under Section 205: Emergency and therefore must be upgraded. The City Drive; Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.
Streambank and Shoreline Protection. must comply with the new requirements in the Federal Nexus of Project: There is a strong
8. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Energy & NPDES permit by May 2010 or face significant federal nexus for this appropriations request.
Water, American River Common Features: monthly fines. A major obstacle for the road extension is the
The funding would be used for design and Grantee Legal Name: City of Galt. U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s Folsom South
construction of the remaining improvements Grantee Address: 495 Industrial Drive Galt, Canal. The waterway creates a barrier that
identified in WRDA 96 and WRDA 99 which CA 95632. cuts the City in half from north to south. Fed-
includes levee widening near Jacobs Lane, Local Contact Name/Title/Phone: Gregg L.
eral funds are requested as mitigation to this
levee raising between Howe Avenue and Watt Halladay, P.E./Director of Public Works / (209)
federally-owned obstruction that restricts ac-
Avenue, levee strengthening near the con- 366–7260.
Federal Nexus of Project: The City of Galt cess to job centers, education, shopping, and
fluence of the Natomas East Main Drainage public transit. This project will allow all mem-
Canal/American River, addressing seepage is being forced to upgrade their existing
wastewater treatment facility as a result of in- bers of the community—regardless of what
around utilities, and for continued work on the portion of Rancho Cordova they live in—the
American River Common Features General creased Federal water quality mandates.
Therefore, the City is requesting Federal funds opportunity to cross the Folsom South Canal
Re-evaluation Report. barrier at International Drive and gain access
Grantee Legal Name: Sacramento Area to help offset the high costs of design and
construction of the improvements required to to opportunities on both sides of the canal.
Flood Control Agency. ($237,500).‘
Grantee Address: 1007 7th St., 7th Floor, upgrade the existing wastewater treatment fa-
Sacramento, CA 98514. cility to comply with these Federal water qual- f
Local Contact Name/Title/Phone: Stein ity mandates. EARMARK DECLARATION
Buer, Executive Director, 916–874–7606. ($275,000).
Federal Nexus of Project: Authorization— 12. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Trans-
Section 101(a) WRDA 1996 (P.L. 104–303), portation & HUD, Amador County State Route HON. KEVIN BRADY
88 Pine Grove Corridor Improvement Project: OF TEXAS
as modified by Section 366 of WRDA 1999
(P.L. 106–53), as further modified by Section The purpose of this project is to construct IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
129 of P.L. 108–137, the Energy and Water highway widening or a bypass through or Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Development Appropriations Bill of 2004. around the community of Pine Grove. State
Route 88 is the major corridor providing ac- Mr. BRADY of Texas. Madam Speaker, pur-
9. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Energy & cess through Amador County to the Eldorado suant to the Republican Leadership standards
Water, South Sacramento Streams Group: National Forest, Mokelumne Wilderness areas on earmarks, I am submitting the following in-
The funding would be used to extend the and the Toiyabe National Forest. formation for publication in the CONGRES-
Grantee Legal Name: Amador County SIONAL RECORD regarding earmarks I received
project upstream along Elder Creek,
Unionhouse Creek and construct levee im- Transportation Commission. as part of H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appropriations
provements to 3300-feet of railroad embank- Grantee Address: 11400 American Legion Act, 2009.
Drive, Jackson, CA 95642. Requesting Member: Congressman KEVIN
ment protecting several hundred homes. In
Local Contact Name/Title/Phone: Charles BRADY, Texas 8th Congressional District
addition, design efforts will continue so that
Field, Executive Director (209) 267–2282. Bill Number: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appro-
construction can occur in 2010 further reduc-
Federal Nexus of Project: Funding under the priations Act, 2009
ing flood risk to residences along the various
Public Lands Highways Program is available Project: Sam Rayburn Lake Twin Dikes Op-
Grantee Legal Name: Sacramento Area ‘‘for transportation planning, research, engi- erations & Maintenance
Flood Control Agency. neering, and construction of the highways . . . Account: U.S. Corps of Engineers, Oper-
Grantee Address: 1007 7th St., 7th Floor, within, adjacent to, or provides access to’’ ations and Maintenance
Sacramento, CA 98514. Federal lands or facilities.’’ State Route 88 is Requesting Entity: U.S. Corps of Engineers,
Local Contact Name/Title/Phone: Stein the major corridor providing access through Ft. Worth District
Buer, Executive Director, 916–874–7606. Amador County to the Eldorado National For- Address of Requesting Entity: 819 Taylor
Federal Nexus of Project: Authorization— est, Mokelumne Wilderness areas and the Street, Fort Worth, TX 76102
Section 101(a)(8) WRDA 1999, P.L. 106–53. Toiyabe National Forest. In addition, an in- This is the second year I’ve requested fund-
($12,000,000). creasing amount of traffic is accessing Kirk- ing to repair the Twin Dikes Park marine
10. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Energy wood Ski Resort, which operates in conjunc- launching complex since its collapse due to
& Water, Sacramento River Bank Protection tion with the USFS. Hurricane Rita, erosion, and excessive wave
Project: The funding would be used to allow ($180,500). action. Unfortunately, the Corps has a backlog
5,000–7,000 feet of bank to be protected 13. DANIEL E. LUNGREN, H.R. 1105, Trans- of maintenance on some of the most widely
along the Sacramento River reducing flood portation & HUD, Citrus Heights—Infrastruc- used recreational facilities at Lake Sam Ray-
risk to the area. Unless continued corrective ture Reinvestment for Federal ADA Compli- burn. In addition to this project, I continue to
measures are taken, levee failures may occur ance: Disability access is limited in several support the U.S. Corps of Engineers annual
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with resultant catastrophic damage and pos- identified locations throughout the City, and request for funding to operate and maintain
sible loss of many lives. the City has been and continues to be the the lakes, and other water resources of East
Grantee Legal Name: Sacramento Area subject of lawsuits from advocates in the dis- and Southeast Texas.
Flood Control Agency. ability rights community. This funding will The $6,138,000 included in this bill for this
Grantee Address: 1007 7th St., 7th Floor; cover the cost of new ADA-compliant infra- project will be allocated to perform annual op-
Sacramento, CA 98514. structure. erations and maintenance of the Sam Rayburn
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Reservoir ($5,775,000) and to begin rehabilita- gional Crime Lab and make it operational for THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
tion of the marine launching complex at Twin serving regional law enforcement agencies. QUARTER FEATURING THE LIKE-
Dikes Park ($363,000). Specific budget items include: salaries and NESS OF DUKE ELLINGTON
Requesting Member: Congressman KEVIN benefits for laboratory staff ($547,800); lab
BRADY, Texas 8th Congressional District supplies ($11,558); subcontracts for staff train- HON. ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON
Bill Number: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appro-
ing ($27,000) and indirect cost amounting to OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
priations Act, 2009
Project: Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness $213,642. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Program Requesting Member: Congressman KEVIN Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Account: Department of Health and Human BRADY, Texas 8th Congressional District Ms. NORTON. Madam Speaker, I rise to
Services, Center for Disease Control and Pre- ask the House to join me in commemorating
Bill Number: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appro-
vention yet another honor for Edward Kennedy Duke
Requesting Entity: Pulmonary Hypertension priations Act, 2009
Ellington, born 1899, in the District of Colum-
Association Project: I–69 Improvements bia, who has left us musical gifts that are so
Address of Requesting Entity: 801 Roeder Account: Surface Transportation Priorities, timeless they have proved perpetually modern.
Rd., Suite 400, Silver Spring, MD 20910 The new honor for Duke Ellington that we cel-
Interstate 69, Texas
I have supported strengthening Pulmonary ebrate is his likeness at his piano that appears
Hypertension education for over ten years; Requesting Entity: I–69 Texas Alliance
on the new District of Columbia circulating
and for this reason and for the second year in Address of Requesting Entity: 1200 Smith, quarter formally introduced today and placed
a row, I have requested funding to strengthen Suite 700, Houston, TX 77002 in a map with other coins that represent our
and continue a successful partnership be- union. Duke Ellington is only the second Afri-
tween the non-profit Hypertension Association This requested funding will allow for addi-
tional required environmental studies needed can American to appear on a circulating coin.
and the Centers for Disease Control. PH is a For the residents of the District of Columbia,
serious and often fatal condition where the to upgrade several US highways in the region.
this honor for Duke Ellington is special indeed.
blood pressure in the lungs rises to dan- This request—is not part of the now dead
His values, his study of music, and his musical
gerously high levels. In PH patients the walls Trans Texas Corridor—provides funding for genius were shaped from the beginning of his
of the arteries that take blood from the right the continuation of the long-planned project in- life in the Shaw community and in the D.C.
side of the heart to the lungs thicken and con- volving segments of US 59, 77 and 281. Since public schools until, as a grown man, he pur-
strict. As a result, the right side of the heart 1991, efforts have been made to improve sued his star-studded musical career and be-
has to pump harder to move blood into the these routes to Interstate standards to meet came one of the worlds’s most celebrated
lungs, causing it to enlarge and ultimately fail. the higher demand of increased traffic. These band leaders and composers. D.C. residents
This request would allow the partners to highway segments have been identified by themselves selected Duke Ellington, and many
continue to develop a pulmonary hypertension Congress as a high priority; by upgrading the witnessed him help establish the entertain-
awareness program to better educate the existing highways to Interstate standards we ment corridor on U Street as a major venue
medical community and the public about the for African-American entertainers when the
will increase motorist safety and regional mo-
disease, and lead to earlier diagnosis and District of Columbia was a segregated city that
bility in the increasingly busy Houston and
longer life spans. did not permit Black people to attend or to
The $238,000 included in this bill for this East Texas region.
perform elsewhere in the nation’s capital.
project will be allocated to continue two com- The $617,500 included in this bill will go to
Ellington was my personal favorite for the D.C.
ponents in the fight against pulmonary hyper- the Texas Department of Transportation to quarter not only because he was a native son,
tension: the PHA Online University, a cur- continue planning, design, and development of but also because for many years, we in the
riculum-based website for medical profes- segments of US Highway 59 to Interstate city have been trying to correct the notion that
sionals, and a significant expansion of standards. D.C. is only a ‘‘government town,’’ making it
PHAware, a grassroots media campaign. To-
Requesting Member: Congressman KEVIN clear that we have been a hometown since
gether these activities will enhance general
BRADY, Texas 8th Congressional District 1801. The District has become a city with
public and medical professional awareness of
some of the best theater, entertainment and
pulmonary hypertension and lead to earlier di- Bill Number: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appro-
sports in the country, and now features an an-
agnosis and appropriate treatment of individ- priations Act, 2009 nual week-long Duke Ellington Jazz, Festival,
uals who have the disease. Project: Big Thicket Land Acquisition
Requesting Member: Congressman KEVIN fast becoming one of the best known in the
BRADY, Texas 8th Congressional District Account: National Park Service, Land Acqui- country. The truth is that Ellington is as rep-
Bill Number: H.R. 1105—Omnibus Appro- sition resentative of his home town as George
priations Act, 2009 Washington is of official Washington. The
Requesting Entity: The Conservation Fund, Duke sends the message that hometown,
Project: SHSU Regional Crime Lab
Account: Office of Justice Programs, Byrne Texas Office homegrown residents are making and have al-
Discretionary Grants Address of Requesting Entity: 101 West 6th ways made important contributions to our
Requesting Entity: Sam Houston State Uni- Street, Suite 601, Austin, TX 78701 country and to the world.
versity To celebrate the Duke’s coin, we kicked off
The Big Thicket National Preserve is one of Duke Ellington Week today with a celebration
Address of Requesting Entity: 1803 Avenue
I, Huntsville, TX 77341 America’s ecological treasures. It is an unusu- of D.C.’s new quarter at the Smithsonian Na-
Established last year with my support, fiscal ally shaped preserve whose boundaries in- tional Museum of American History, where the
year 2009 funding for the Regional Crime Lab clude land once owned by major timber com- African American Museum is temporarily
at Sam Houston State University will allow it to panies. When funded in full, this represents housed and has mounted the Scurlock Exhi-
become operational. Law enforcement agen- the final year in a seven year land acquisition bition of photographs of Black Washing-
cies in rural communities experience long program. This request enables the National tonians, including Ellington. The celebration
waits and backlogs when requesting services Park Service to acquire critical land within the featured a presentation of the quarter by U.S.
from major cities like Houston. This request al- congressionally authorized boundary of the Mint Director Edmund Moy, and the placement
lows Sam Houston State University—one of Big Thicket National Preserve to diversify the in the coin map.
the nation’s foremost criminal justice univer- economic potential of southeast Texas through Ellington week activities will continue
sities—to use its expertise in forensic science increased tourism opportunities. This project Wednesday, Feb. 25, at THEARC, with a
to begin operations of the Rural Crime Labora- works only with voluntary, ‘‘willing-seller’’ land- ‘‘Celebration of Black History Month, the Arts,
tory started with funding I secured last year. owners. and the Duke Ellington Commemorative Quar-
This lab will provide services to local law en- ter,’’ featuring Edward and April Ellington,
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forcement such as identification of controlled The $1,000,000 included in this bill for this Duke Ellington’s son and daughter, the Elling-
substances, toxicology screening and finger project will allow the National Park Service to ton School of the Arts School jazz band, and
print matching. The lab will be able to service buy approximately 500 acres of land on eight the Washington Ballet, and later on Wednes-
communities in a 75-mile wide area. tracts currently held by the Conservation Fund day, a concert, ‘‘Sophisticated Lady: An
The $800,000 included in this bill for this acquired from willing sellers or by voluntary Evening with Denyce Graves,’’ at the Kennedy
project will be allocated to staff the SHSU Re- donation. Center for the Performing Arts to raise funds
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for the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, the Requesting Entity: Jasper County Unit 1 project authority covers communities in Madi-
famous soprano’s alma mater. School District at 609 S. Lafayette St. in New- son and St. Clair Counties, Illinois, including
During a lifetime of recognition of his unique ton, IL. East St. Louis, Belleville, Glen Carbon, Mary-
musical genius, Ellington received 13 Funding to provide a new camera security ville, and Collinsville. The communities of the
Grammys over 40 years, the Pied Piper award system for Jasper County schools to help se- region rely heavily on combined sewer sys-
from the American Society of Composers, Au- cure the schools. tems, some of which exceed 100 years of per-
thors and Publishers in 1968, and honorary The Account: Department of Justice, COPS formance. Problems created by this com-
doctoral degrees from 16 institutions. He re- Law Enforcement Technology. promised infrastructure impact the health,
ceived the nation’s highest honors, including Requesting Entity: Marion County Sheriff water quality, and economic development po-
the President’s Gold Medal in 1966, and the Department at 204 N. Washington St. in tential of the area.
Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1969, the Salem, Illinois. The Account: Energy & Water, Construction
highest honor a civilian can receive in the Funding for new digital fingerprinting ma- General.
United States. After his death on May 24, chine to make sheriffs booking process more Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers St.
1974, Western High School in Washington, efficient and allow for easier access to data- Louis District at 1222 Spruce St. in St. Louis,
D.C. was renamed the Duke Ellington High base. Missouri.
School for the Performing Arts. The school is The Account: Energy & Water, General In- Funding for this project at Wood River goes
one of the most renowned in the nation for its vestigations. to replacing 163 of 170 existing relief wells
excellence in all the arts. Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers St. and installing 60 new relief wells as a defi-
Jazz, America’s singular indigenous art Louis District at 1222 Spruce St. in St. Louis, ciency correction under the existing project au-
form, owes its greatness to a handful of men Missouri. thorization. Additional reconstruction/replace-
and women, none more so than Duke Elling- Funding for a deficiency correction study to ment is proposed for various components of
ton, the Renaissance man of music—com- investigate solutions such as rehabilitation-re- 26 closure structures, 38 gravity drains, and 7
poser, musician, band leader, the full package. placement of existing relief wells and the con- pump stations.
Today, we add a crowning honor with the struction of additional relief wells at the Prairie The Account: Energy & Water, O&M.
city’s own circulating quarter bearing the DuPont Levee. Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers St.
Duke’s image. Now our native son, a musical The Account: Energy & Water, General In- Louis District at 1222 Spruce St. in St. Louis,
genius already honored the world over for his vestigations. Missouri.
Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers St. Funding will be used to operate and main-
artistic achievements, will have a lasting
Louis District at 1222 Spruce St. in St. Louis, tain Carlyle Lake. This lake provides flood
image on his nation’s currency to remind the
Missouri. control, water quality control, and water supply
world that his hometown, the District of Co-
Funding for this project, also referred to as
lumbia, nurtured the musical genius of Edward to nearby communities; recreation; fish and
the Navigation and Ecosystem Sustainability
Kennedy Duke Ellington. wildlife conservation; and is authorized to aug-
Program, this project will provide for the first
f ment navigation flows downstream on the
phases of construction of new 1,200 foot lock
Kaskaskia River. The lake offers 3 marinas,
EARMARK DECLARATION chambers at L/Ds 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, La-
18 public boat ramps, a sailboat harbor, 4
Grange and Peoria; implement small-scale
beaches, 5 campgrounds, and a visitor center;
HON. JOHN SHIMKUS navigation aids; and begin ecosystem restora-
numerous outlying areas provide a variety of
tion projects along the Mississippi River and Il-
OF ILLINOIS opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Project includes a St.ate Resort with hotel,
The Account: Energy & Water, Construction
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 cabins, restaurant and conference center and
Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers St. two St.ate Parks, one of which offers overnight
Mr. SHIMKUS. Madam Speaker, pursuant to
Louis District at 1222 Spruce St. in St. Louis, cottages, a swimming pool, and a restaurant/
the Republican Leadership standards on ear-
Missouri. store. Large sub-impoundment dams, man-
marks, I am submitting the following informa-
Funding to continue projects which are vital aged by the Illinois Department of Natural Re-
tion regarding earmarks I received as part of
to the ecological restoration of the Upper Mis- sources, are located at the northern end of the
Requesting Member: JOHN M. SHIMKUS. sissippi River, including island construction, lake and are flooded each fall, providing excel-
Bill number: H.R. 1105. habitat creation and long-term monitoring. lent hunting opportunities.
The Account: Agriculture Salaries and Ex- The Account: Energy & Water, Construction The Account: Energy & Water, O&M.
penses. General. Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers St.
Requesting Entity: National Corn-to-Ethanol Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers St. Louis District at 1222 Spruce St. in St. Louis,
Research Center NCERC at 400 University Louis District at 1222 Spruce St. in St. Louis, Missouri.
Park Dr. in Edwardsville, IL. Missouri. Funding at Lake Shelbyville to be used to
Funding would go to ensure that the Funding for this project will go to develop provide flood control, water supply, recreation,
NCERC remains capable of validating new the correct design deficiencies and assure that conservation of fish and wildlife, and water
cellulosic technologies and to accelerate com- the Chain of Rocks levee will withstand a 500- quality control and augments navigation flows
mercialization. NCERC will be able to find year flood. The deficiency correction includes downstream on the Kaskaskia River. The lake
more uses for agricultural products in renew- the installation of relief wells, construction of extends northeastward to approximately river
able fuels and lessen our reliance on foreign levee berms, a pump station, relocations, and mile 275 through Shelby, Moultrie, Douglas,
oil. NCERC is an established research center mitigation. The levee protects a major urban and Coles Counties. I certify that neither I nor
of excellence in this field. area. my spouse has any financial interest in this
The Account: Department of Justice, COPS The Account: Energy & Water, Construction project.
Law Enforcement Technology. General. The Account: Energy & Water, O&M.
Requesting Entity: Jasper County Sheriff Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers St. Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers St.
Department at 106 E. Morgan St. in Newton, Louis District at 1222 Spruce St. in St. Louis, Louis District at 1222 Spruce St. in St. Louis,
Illinois. Missouri. Missouri.
Funding to provide new radios that will allow Funding for the project in East St. Louis to Funding at Rend Lake to provide flood con-
the sheriffs office complete interoperability be- provide flood protection to 200,000 residents trol, water supply, recreation, conservation of
tween first responders in Jasper County. and over $1 billion in economic value. The fish and wildlife, and area redevelopment. The
The Account: Department of Justice, COPS flood control project is aged and requires re- earth fill dam with an un-gated main and auxil-
Law Enforcement Technology. habilitation to provide a thorough level of pro- iary spillway provides the necessary features
Requesting Entity: Shelby County Sheriff tection. to create Rend Lake and support the project’s
Department at 151 N. Morgan St. in Shelby- The Account: Energy & Water, Construction purposes. The earth dam is located on the Big
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ville, Illinois. General. Muddy River at mile 103.7 and two sub-im-
Funding to provide new radios that will allow Requesting Entity: Corps of Engineers St. poundment dams are located on the upper
the sheriffs office complete interoperability be- Louis District at 1222 Spruce St. in St. Louis, arms of the lake.
tween first responders in Shelby County. Missouri. The Account: Interior, Environment and Re-
The Account: Department of Justice, COPS Funding that can be used to initiate design lated Agencies, EPA, STAG Water and
Law Enforcement Technology. work for the Maryville, Illinois, project. This Wastewater Infrastructure.
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E342 CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — Extensions of Remarks February 24, 2009
Requesting Entity: RE Water at 320 North- Miami, Florida banker who openhandedly and While I would like to dwell on Ambassador
west St. West Salem, IL 62476. unselfishly took $60 million out of his own Lee’s series of distinguished positions in serv-
Funding would be used to expand service to pocket to give bonuses to former employees ice to his country—Vice Minister of Foreign Af-
rural water customers in Richland County. and the current staff on the payroll at City Na- fairs and Trade, Ambassador to the Court of
The Account: Labor, Health and Human tional Bank of Florida to thank them for their St. James in London, Ambassador to Israel,
Services, Education and Related Agencies, years of service. Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Director-
Higher Education. Current chairman and CEO of City National General of the International Trade Bureau and
Requesting Entity: Southeastern Illinois Col- Bank of Florida, Mr. Abess made the decision Deputy Executive Director of Korean Penin-
lege, 3575 College Road in Harrisburg, IL after selling a majority stake in Miami-based sula Energy Development Organization—the
62946. City National Bancshares in November 2008. limited time I have will not do justice to his dis-
Funding to purchase materials to set up a He took $60 million of the proceeds and gave tinguished service. However, I wish to point
new training program for students in mining it to his tellers, bookkeepers and clerks. All that during his tenure as Ambassador to the
and mining safety measures. 399 workers on the staff received bonuses.
The Account: Labor, Health and Human United States, the alliance of our two countries
Additionally, Mr. Abess tracked down 72 has grown stronger and deeper.
Services, Education and Related Agencies, former employees so they could share in the
Higher Education. For instance, in 2007, the United States and
windfall. Some longtime employees received South Korea signed a Free Trade Agreement
Requesting Entity: Southern Illinois Univer-
bonuses based on years of service which that will result in significant, measurable bene-
sity at Edwardsville, University Park Drive in
Edwardsville, IL 62046. amounted to tens of thousands of dollars, in fits to businesses, workers, and consumers in
The funding would be used to purchase ad- some cases more than $100,000. both of our countries.
vanced fabrication, analytical, and processing In April 2008, Mr. Abess announced that
Last November, Korea successfully joined
equipment to enhance SIAM capabilities. Caja Madrid, the second-largest bank in
the Visa Waiver Program, which makes travel
The Account: Transportation, Housing, and Spain, was buying City National for $1 billion.
between Korea and the United States much
Urban Development, and Related Agencies, With more than $2.75 billion in assets, City
easier for tourists, business leaders, family
Federal Highway Administration. National ranked among the largest community
members, students, and others.
Requesting Entity: Illinois Department of banks in the country and was one of the few
remaining independent banks in Florida. Additionally, by an act of Congress, Korea’s
Transportation, 2300 S. Dirksen Parkway in Foreign Military Sales status was elevated to
Springfield, IL. When Abess said, ‘‘We want to be the big-
gest bank in Florida . . . I’m not walking away the equivalent of NATO+3. This change in sta-
The funding would be used for the design,
engineering, land acquisition and planning of from my customers or employees,’’—he kept tus will have a positive impact both in terms of
the Godfrey Crosstown Connector project in his word. The deal would allow Mr. Abess to military readiness and enhanced interoper-
conjunction with US67. continue to run the bank and retain his title, as ability of our two countries’ armed forces.
The Account: Transportation, Housing, and well as a 17 percent stake. Most importantly, Throughout Ambassador Lee’s time in
Urban Development, and Related Agencies, local City National offices did not close and Washington, South Korea and the United
Federal Highway Administration. were not sold off. States have remained steadfast in efforts to
Requesting Entity: Illinois Department of Mr. Abess’ selfless generosity proved that solve the North Korean nuclear problem and
Transportation, 2300 S. Dirksen Parkway in although we are currently in an era of eco- to ensure continued peace, stability, and pros-
Springfield, IL. nomic downfalls, unethical behavior and cor- perity in the Northeast Asia region. Ambas-
The funding would be used for the design, porate conspiracy, one can still stand strong sador Lee also skillfully managed often vexing
engineering, land acquisition, and planning for on their own charitable, altruistic morality. and sensitive historical issues ranging from
expansion of Rt 162 from Maryville toward Now, Mr. Abess will receive a prized bonus of ‘‘Comfort Women’’ to the Dokdo Islands.
Troy, IL. his own when he will have the opportunity to Also during Ambassador Lee’s tenure, the
The Account: Transportation, Housing, and watch President Barack Obama’s speech to a Congress passed resolutions that included
Urban Development, and Related Agencies, joint session of Congress from First Lady celebrating the U.S.-Korea alliance, welcoming
Federal Highway Administration. Michelle Obama’s box on February 23, 2009. President Myung-Bak Lee to Washington in
Requesting Entity: Illinois Department of Ms. Geneva Lawson, a 51 year employee at April 2007 and calling for justice on the ‘‘Com-
Transportation, 2300 S. Dirksen Parkway in City National Bank of Florida, will also accom- fort Women’’ issue. All these important accom-
Springfield, IL. pany Mr. Abess to see history in the making. plishments underscore Ambassador Lee’s
The funding would be used for the resur- It is an honor to have the privilege to recog- thoughtful diplomacy and willingness to en-
facing and the expansion of Mt. Erie-Golden nize this valued leader before the United gage Members of Congress, no matter how
Gate Road in Wayne County. States House of Representatives. I salute Mr. challenging the issue at hand.
The Account: Transportation, Housing, and
Leonard Abess, Jr. on behalf of his selfless Ambassador Lee did not limit his work to
Urban Development, and Related Agencies,
deed and great acts of gratitude, and believe our nation’s capital. He often traveled through-
Requesting Entity: Illinois Historic Preserva- that all Americans can learn from his benevo- out the United States and, on many occa-
tion Agency, 1 Old State Capitol Plaza, lence, commitment and passion. I wish him sions, spoke to groups of American veterans
Springfield, IL. every happiness and success. of the Korean War, offering the gratitude of his
The funding would be used in the renova- f people and thanking them personally for their
tion of the Tinsley Project for upcoming Lin- service and sacrifice.
HONORING THE SERVICE OF KO-
coln Bicentennial. The Tinsley project needs to REAN AMBASSADOR TAE-SIK The strong friendship between the United
be overhauled to be historically accurate. LEE States and the Republic of Korea has been
The Account: Transportation, Housing, and immeasurably enhanced by the profes-
Urban Development, and Related Agencies, sionalism, cordiality, intelligence and friendship
EDI. HON. ENI F. H. FALEOMAVAEGA of Ambassador Lee.
OF AMERICAN SAMOA
Requesting Entity: Sangamon County Re- Madam Speaker, while Ambassador Lee
gional Planning Commission at 200 S. 9th St IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
goes on to new responsibilities and new expe-
in Springfield, Illinois. Tuesday, February 24, 2009 riences, I ask that my colleagues join with me
The funding would be used to institute a re- Mr. FALEOMAVAEGA. Madam Speaker, I to offer our thanks and congratulations as we
development plan for Macarthur Blvd between rise today to honor and bid farewell to my bid the Ambassador a fond farewell. We wish
172 and S. Grand. friend, Ambassador Tae-Sik Lee, who since him the best in all his future endeavors.
f 2005 has represented his country, the Repub-
LEONARD ABESS, JR. lic of Korea, in Washington. f
Ambassador Lee first served as a diplomat
in Washington in the early 1980s and later EARMARK DECLARATION
HON. KENDRICK B. MEEK
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earned a degree from the School of Advanced
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
International Studies at Johns Hopkins Univer- HON. JO ANN EMERSON
sity. After serving in numerous posts in Seoul OF MISSOURI
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 and other world capitals, his return to Wash-
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. MEEK of Florida. Madam Speaker, I rise ington nearly four years ago was in many
today to recognize Mr. Leonard Abess, Jr. a ways a homecoming. Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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Mrs. EMERSON. Madam Speaker, pursuant airport terminal to address the needs of gen- Description of Request: Provide an earmark
to the House Republican standards on ear- eral and corporate aviation. The State of Mis- for the Ozark Foothills Regional Planning
marks, I am submitting the following informa- souri will provide 10% to match the federal Council for $1,030,000 project for the following
tion in regards to H.R. 1105, the Consolidated contribution. All federal funds received will be counties of the 8th Congressional District to
Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2009. spent on the construction of a taxi-way and re- acquire and greatly benefit from availability of
Project Name: Route 67 Poplar Bluff Indus- building a terminal. These funds will not be a Law Enforcement Visual Tool: Ripley,
trial Park Bypass. transferred to another project. Wayne, Carter, Wright, and Texas. Federal,
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Project Name: Route 63 Phelps, Maries, state, and local agencies will have a common
Account: Transportation & Community & Osage Counties. tool to jointly manage emergencies. The
System Preservation. Bill Number: H.R. 1105. project enhances public safety and officer
Requesting Entity: Missouri Department of Account: Transportation, Community, and safety by placing sophisticated geospatial in-
Transportation. System Preservation. telligence information in the hands of emer-
Address of Requesting Entity: 105 West Requesting Entity: Missouri Department of gency responders. The funding would be used
Capitol, P.O. Box 270 Jefferson City, MO Transportation. as follows: $50,000 for project administration,
65102–0270. Address of Requesting Entity: 105 West $800,875 for image libraries, and $180,000 for
Description of Request: Provide an earmark Capitol, P.O. Box 270 Jefferson City, MO installation, training and customer support.
of $665,000 to construct of a new bypass and 65102–0270. Project Name: South Central Drug Task
acquire right of way access to improve the Description of Request: Provide an earmark Force.
roadway safety conditions and congestion at of $332,500 for right of way improvements and
Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
the Poplar Bluff Industrial Park on Route 67. an environmental study to the narrow portion
The State of Missouri will provide a 20% of Route 63 in Phelps, Maries, and Osage
Requesting Entity: Howell County, Missouri.
match. All federal funds received will be spent Counties. This project with improve the overall
safety of the roadway. The State of Missouri Address of Requesting Entity: 1106 Missouri
on the Poplar Bluff Industrial Bypass and will Avenue, West Plains, Missouri 65775.
not be transferred to another project. will provide 20% to match the federal contribu-
tion. All federal funds received will be spent on Description of Request: Provide an earmark
Project Name: Route 160 in Taney County, of $250,000 for the South Central Drug Task
Missouri Safety Improvements. right of way improvements and an environ-
mental study. None of these funds will be Force to enhance drug enforcement in project
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. area. South Central Drug Task Force is a
Account: Transportation & Community & transferred to another project.
Project Name: BJC Mental Health for Youth multi-jurisdictional drug enforcement task force
System Preservation. comprised of federal, state, and local law en-
Requesting Entity: Missouri Department of Offenders.
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. forcement officers. Funds will be spend as fol-
Transportation. lows: approximately $50,000 in overtime fund-
Address of Requesting Entity: 105 West Account: OJP—Juvenile Justice.
Requesting Entity: BJC Behavioral Health. ing for existing narcotics officers; $122,500 for
Capitol, P.O. Box 270 Jefferson City, MO
Address of Requesting Entity: 1085 Maple technical surveillance and reporting equip-
Street, Farmington, Missouri 63450. ment; $65,000 for civilian personnel/Intel ana-
Description of Request: Provide an earmark
Description of Request: Provide an earmark lyst; and $12,500 for supplies.
of $665,000 for improvements to the design of
of $900,000 for a program that will target of- Project Name: City of East Prairie, Missouri
Route 160 in Taney County, Missouri. The
fenders under the age of 18 that are in need Stormwater and Sewer Infrastructure.
earmark will also address safety conditions
of mental health services. The program will Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
along this dangerous stretch of roadway. The
serve the Missouri counties of St. Francois Account: STAG Water and Wastewater In-
State of Missouri will provide 20% to match
and Washington. The $900,000 will be used frastructure Project.
the federal contribution. All federal funds re-
for operations cost to start up the program, in- Requesting Entity: City of East Prairie, Mis-
ceived will be spent on safety and roadway
cluding nurses, social workers, psychiatrists, souri.
improvements on Route 160 in Taney County,
and other mental health professionals. BJC Address of Requesting Entity: 219 N. Wash-
Missouri and will not be transferred to another
will provide support to state and local govern- ington St., East Prairie, Missouri, 63845–1141.
ments, therefore no match is required. Description of Request: Provide an earmark
Project Name: Chester Bridge in Perry Project Name: Mineral Area Drug Task
County, Missouri Bridge Repair. in the amount of $200,000 to rebuild East
Force. Prairie, Missouri’s wastewater and storm water
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
Account: Transportation & Community & infrastructure. The existing 83-year-old water
Account: COPS-Meth. infrastructure is crumbling under the streets
System Preservation. Requesting Entity: City of Leadington, Mis-
Requesting Entity: Missouri Department of due to sinkholes which have plagued the com-
Transportation. munity. The sinkholes are destroying box cul-
Address of Requesting Entity: 12 Weir
Address of Requesting Entity: 105 West verts, which is posing a threat to streets and
Street, Leadington, Missouri 63601.
Capitol, P.O. Box 270 Jefferson City, MO Description of Request: Provide an earmark houses in East Prairie. The money procured
65102–0270. of $205,000 to assist with funding Mineral will pay for engineering design and engineer-
Description of Request: Provide an earmark Area Drug Task Force’s enforcement efforts in ing inspection for new storm water sewers. A
of $475,000 to rehabilitate the Chester Bridge locating, dismantling, and reducing the number minimum of 45% of the total project cost will
which traverses the Mississippi River from of methamphetamine laboratories within the come directly from the City of East Prairie,
Perry County, Missouri to Randolph County, Il- area of their operation. Approximately $93,800 Missouri.
linois. The bridge is vital to the region’s trans- is for the purchase of equipment to assist offi- Project Name: City of Hartville Water and
portation needs. The State of Missouri will pro- cers in their investigations, $60,600 is for Wastewater repairs.
vide 20% to match the federal contribution. All overtime for officers assigned to methamphet- Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
federal funds received will be spent on reha- amine investigations, $36,100 is for office and Account: STAG Water and Wastewater In-
bilitation of the Chester Bridge and will not be field supplies to assist officers in the prepara- frastructure Project.
transferred to another project. tion of reports and to provide supplies to facili- Requesting Entity: City of Hartville, Missouri.
Project Name: Farmington Airport Parallel tate the processing of clandestine labs, and Address of Requesting Entity: P.O. Box 37,
Taxi-way. $14,500 is for travel and training to equip offi- Hartville, Missouri, 65667.
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. cers with the knowledge to efficiently perform Description of Request: Provide an earmark
Account: Airport Improvement Program. their duties. of $138,000 to make public health related im-
Requesting Entity: Missouri Department of Project Name: Visual Intelligence Tool for provements to the city’s wastewater collection
Transportation. Southern Missouri. system. The existing water infrastructure in
Address of Requesting Entity: 105 West Bill Number: H.R. 1105. Hartville is aging and too small to address the
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Capitol, P.O. Box 270 Jefferson City, MO Account: COPS-Law Enforcement Tech- needs of the community. The funds will pay
65102–0270. nology. for a new force main and bore, new gravity
Description of Request: Provide an earmark Requesting Entity: Ozark Foothills Regional sewer piping, and a new duplex lift station with
of $855,000 for the construction of a taxi-way Planning Council. redundant power. A minimum of 45% of the
parallel to the main runway. The funds would Address of Requesting Entity: 3019 Fair total project cost will come directly from the
also be used towards the reconstruction of the Street, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901. City of Hartville.
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Project Name: Mark Twain National Forest Description of Request: Provide an earmark and the community within the University’s
Meth Prevention. of $476,000 for the expansion of The Father- service region.
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. hood First Program to allow additional families Project Name: Southeast Missouri State
Account: National Forest System. in the Missouri Bootheel region access to im- University, Cape Girardeau, MO for a mobile
Requesting Entity: Howell County, Missouri. portant services for fathers and families. Edu-
Address of Requesting Entity: 1106 Missouri health unit initiative.
cation and Intervention activities will focus on Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
Avenue, West Plains, Missouri 65775. many areas of skill development, job readi-
Description of Request: Provide an earmark Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Southeast
ness, communication, conflict management,
of $492,000 to enhance methamphetamine Missouri State University.
child abuse and neglect, and substance
prevention and enforcement efforts on Mark Address of Requesting Entity: One Univer-
Twain National Forest. Approximately abuse.
Project Name: SEMO University Entrepre- sity Plaza, MS 1900: Cape Girardeau, MO
$300,000 directed toward cooperative law en- 63701.
forcement (CLE) agreements; $125,000 for as- neurship Training and Workforce Develop-
ment. Description of Request: Provide an earmark
signed Forest Service salary/fringe; and
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. of $381,000 for the Southeast Health on
$67,000 for vehicle, travel, supply, and sup-
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Southeast Wheels (SHOW) Mobile Program. The SHOW
port of assigned Forest Service personnel. Co-
operative law enforcement agreements allow Missouri State University. Mobile initiative is a health literacy, health pro-
for needed funding and resources required of Address of Requesting Entity: One Univer- motional and disease prevention, and primary
rural Missouri law enforcement agencies for sity Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. health and dental care program designed to
improved communication, intelligence sharing, Description of Request: Provide an earmark serve Southeast Missouri. The program is ad-
and interagency coordination regarding drug of $500,000 for Entrepreneurship Training ministered by the College of Health and
prevention and enforcement efforts within the Workforce Development and to expand pro- Human Services of Southeast Missouri State
proclamation boundaries of the Mark Twain grams that will finance training exercises and University.
National Forest. Cooperative efforts with the conferences coordinated and executed by new Project Name: Susanna Wesley Family
following counties agencies have proven suc- economic and workforce development special- Learning Center, East Prairie, MO for pro-
cessful in the past and remain a high priority ists. grams to assist at-risk youth and their families.
for drug enforcement efforts in the Mark Twain Project Name: Southeast Missouri State Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
National Forest: Barry, Carter, Christian, University, Cape Girardeau, MO for tech-
nology upgrades. Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Susanna
Douglas, Iron, Madison, Oregon, Ozark, Wesley Family Learning Center, Inc.
Phelps, Reynolds, Ripley, Shannon, Stone, Bill Number: H.R. 1105.
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Southeast Address of Requesting Entity: 207 N. Wash-
Taney, Texas, Washington, and Wayne Coun- ington St., Box 249, East Prairie, MO 63845.
ties; and South Central Drug Task Force, a Missouri State University.
multi-jurisdictional drug task force covering Address of Requesting Entity: One Univer- Description of Request: Provide an earmark
roughly the same area. sity Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701. of $238,000 for the Susanna Wesley Family
Project Name: Missouri Bootheel Regional Description of Request: Provide an earmark Learning Center’s Positive Alternative System
Consortium, Portageville, MO for the Father- of $333,000 to expand the services of Kent Li- Strategies to Work, or ‘‘Pass to Work,’’ pro-
hood First program. brary into a modem Information Commons gram will provide families with activities de-
Bill Number: H.R. 1105. concept and to link the same technical and signed to emphasize good academic and
Legal Name of Requesting Entity: Missouri support services that this renovation will pro- healthy physical performance for at-risk chil-
Bootheel Regional Consortium. vide to the students, faculty, and staff on the dren. In addition, this program will offer em-
Address of Requesting Entity: 46 State Hwy. main campus to the students and faculty on ployment training, career counseling, and
162 East, Portageville, MO 63873. the River Campus, four regional campuses health behavior advice.
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