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Occurrences in the Congressional Record

Entry Title Date
California Drought June 24, 2015
John Garamendi, D-CA
"We know the Delta is in serious trouble. The fish species are threatened with extinction and a total collapse of the estuary ecosystem is possible if the current water pumping program continues. Rising sea levels and deferred maintenance threaten the Delta levees which protect nearly 500,000 people, thousands of acres of valuable farm land, and miles of critical highways, gas and water transmission lines, and water delivery channels. Major upgrades are needed."
California Drought June 23, 2015
John Garamendi, D-CA
"The first thing to do, right now, is to armor, strengthen those key levees in the delta that are necessary for the transfer of water to the pumps, for the protection of the cities here on the eastern side, and to make sure that you are able to always be able to take that water through the delta. It is called the armored delta."
Miami Conservancy District 100Th Anniversary June 8, 2015
Rob Portman, R-OH
"Since the dams and levees were completed in 1922, the Miami Conservancy District’s protection system has prevented countless floods, preserving 35,000 acres of land for public use as walking trails, picnic areas and parks."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016—Continued March 25, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"Does anybody, any Republican, Democrat, progressive, conservative, disagree that our infrastructure is in a state of terrible disrepair—that is, our roads, our bridges, our water systems, our wastewater plants, our airports, our rail systems, our levees, our dams. I don’t think there is any disagreement."
Concurrent Resolution On The Budget, Fiscal Year 2016 March 24, 2015
Bernard Sanders, I-VT
"But this amendment says let’s not kick the can down the road. Our infrastructure is crumbling. We used to be the envy of the world; today we are in 12th place. This impacts not just people who are driving cars, it impacts every business in America. We need now to start the process of rebuilding our roads and bridges and dams and levees and airports. When we do that, this amendment, over a 6-year period, can create and maintain 9 million jobs—9 million jobs—at a time when we need decent-paying jobs."

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