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The Columbia Basin Completion

 I am a Proud member of Renew America & Organizing

for America!

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Part

        Please watch my project video during my run for the

9th Legislative given at Charter Channel 3 Kennewick, Wa.

Thank you for your extra help Lloyd Swain (Jimmy

Newland would be proud of his protege) & Nick Wagoner!

Paid for without anyStimulus Monies &/or New Taxes!

Legislation I have introduced into the record in

2009

I am currently collecting "Letters of Support" and

trying to develop 5 regional confrences to include

the news agencies, Washington State Economic

Development Professionals, Government Officials,

Business Professionals, workers, and the

Unemployed looking for jobs! 

BILL REQUEST - CODE REVISER'S OFFICE

BILL REQ. #: H-2196.1/09

ATTY/TYPIST: ML:cro

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Requesting support for the Columbia Basin

Project.


  1 TO THE HONORABLE BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE

UNITED STATES, AND


2 TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF

THE HOUSE OF


3 REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE


4 UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE

HONORABLE CHRISTINE O.


5 GREGOIRE, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:


6 We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives

of


7 the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled,

respectfully


8 represent and petition as follows:


9 WHEREAS, The Columbia Basin Project stores and carries water

for


10 irrigation, produces electricity, controls floods, provides

recreation,


11 and regulates streamflow, as well as provides water for cities,


12 industries, navigation, and endangered species;

and


13 WHEREAS, The Columbia Basin Project has successfully

distributed


14 enough irrigation water for approximately 650,000 acres of

agricultural


15 lands between Grand Coulee and the Qu ad Cities;

and


16 WHEREAS, The United States Bureau of Reclamation is

studying the


17 potential for building the second half, or "Phase II," of the

Columbia


18 Basin Project, extending irrigation water into portions of the

Odessa


19 Subarea;                         

Code Rev/ML:cro 1 H-2196.1/091

NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the


2 President and Congress support the vitally important Columbia

Basin


3 Project and direct the United States Bureau of Reclamation to

continue


4 its study and implementation of "Phase II" of the Columbia River

Basin


5 Project. More directly, your Memorialists request that President

Obama


6 and Governor Gregoire draft and sign Executive Orders designed

to


7 outline a Joint Venture Agreement between President Obama's


8 Administration and the Gregoire Administration to:

(1) Finance Phase


9 II of the Columbia Basin Project; (2) finance the remainder of

those


10 canals and reservoirs held within the East High Canal Project

as


11 originally designed by Franklin D. Roosevelt's Administration;

(3) due


12 to the economic conditions of today's economic crisis, request

that all


13 funding options be mandated for review by the state and federal


14 governments; and (4) due to the economic conditions of our

nation,


15 request a "Fast Track" approach to this project being reviewed

and


16 adhered to.


17 BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately


18 transmitted to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the

United


19 States, the Honorable Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the

State of


20 Washington, the President of the United States Senate, the

Speaker of


21 the House of Representatives, and each member of Congress

from the


22 State of Washington.   

--- END ---Code

H-1881.1 HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4012

State of Washington 61st Legislature 2009 Regular Session

By Representatives Blake and Warnick

Read first time 02/13/09. Referred to Committee on Agriculture &

Natural Resources.

1 TO THE HONORABLE BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF

THE UNITED


2 STATES, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE

SPEAKER OF


3 THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE

AND HOUSE OF


4 REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS

ASSEMBLED:


5 We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of


6 Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative


7 session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as


8 follows:


9 WHEREAS, The Columbia Basin Project stores and carries


10 water for irrigation, produces electricity, controls floods,


11 provides recreation, and regulates streamflow, as well as 11

provides water for cities, industries, navigation,


12 endangered species;

and


13 WHEREAS, The Columbia Basin Project has successfully


14 distributed enough irrigation water for approximately 650,000


15 acres of agricultural lands between Grand Coulee and the Quad


16 Cities; and


17 WHEREAS, The United States Bureau of Reclamation is


18 studying potential for building the second half, or "Phase


19 II,” of the Columbia Basin Project, extending irrigation


20 water into portions of the Odessa Subarea;


21 NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that


22 the President and Congress support the vitally important


23 Columbia Basin.

p. 1              HJM 4012

1 Project and direct the United States Bureau of Reclamation to


2 continue its study and implementation of "Phase II" of the


3 Columbia River Basin Project. More directly we request


4 President Obama and Governor Gregoire draft and sign


5 Executive Orders designed to outline a Joint Venture


6 Agreement between President Obama’s Administration and the


7 Gregoire Administration to;


8 A. Finance Phase II of the Columbia Basin Project


9 B. Finance the remainder those future canals, and reservoirs


10 held within the East High Canal Project as originally


11 designed by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Administration.


12 C. Due to the Economic Conditions of Today’s Economic


13 Crisis, We request that all funding options be mandated


14 for review, by the State and Federal Governments.


15 D. Due to the Economic Conditions of OUR Nation we request


16 a “Fast Track” approach to this project be reviewed and


17 Adhered too!


18 BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be


19 immediately transmitted to the Honorable Barack Obama,


20 President of the United States, the President of the United


21 States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives,


22 and each member of Congress from the State of Washington.

--- END ---

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