"Mr. Speaker, I rise on the House floor this evening to discuss Pakistan's recent designation as a 'major non-NATO ally.'
"I strongly oppose the Bush administration's recent rulemaking that seeks to rewrite a long-standing rule under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) that will give coal companies more flexibility by basically removing the protection of a stream buffer zone.
Washington, D.C. --- U.S. Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and E. Clay Shaw (R-FL), co-chairmen of the House Coastal Caucus, today criticized the Bush Administration's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for proposed policy changes that will threaten future shore protection projects and shift $2 billion in project costs to state and local governments.
March 16, 2004
Acting Principal Deputy Inspector General
Department of Health and Human Services
Office of the Inspector General
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20201
Dear Ms. Corrigan: