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House Proceeding 01-06-09 on Jan 6th, 2009 :: 1:27:35 to 1:30:05
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Bob Goodlatte

1:27:33 to 1:27:53( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: i believe it will start to allow us to work together for real legislative successes. i thank the speaker and i thank the gentleman for yielding and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york. ms. slaughter: continue tory serve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california -- ms. slaughter: continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the

Bob Goodlatte

1:27:35 to 1:30:05( Edit History Discussion )
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Bob Goodlatte

1:27:54 to 1:28:14( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: gentleman from california. mrdreier: mr. speaker, at this time -- let's see -- i'd like to yield to the gentleman from roanoke, virginia, mr. goodlatte. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for one minute. mr. goodlatte: i thank the gentleman for yielding and ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, i

Bob Goodlatte

1:28:15 to 1:28:36( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: was here in 1994 when the republicans gained the majority in the congress for the first time in 40 years and rember the reforms that we put into place. term limits on committee chairman where before chairman who could barely walk into this chamber were serving as chairs of committees simply because of seniorities. well, we've thrown that out today. i guess it's change back. i was here in 1994, january of

Bob Goodlatte

1:28:37 to 1:28:57( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: 1995 when we changed the rules on motions to recommit to make it easier for the minority to offer motions to recommit. well, i guess we've changed that because now you've made it more difficult to offereal improvements to legislation by rolling back the motion to recommit. yes, we have change in the air

Bob Goodlatte

1:28:58 to 1:29:19( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: but that change is simply going back. this is not progress for this congress, and i very much regret that the democratic leadership has chosen to curtail the rights of the minority and to not bring forward the kind of progress that comes from having term limits on committee chairmen.

Bob Goodlatte

1:29:20 to 1:29:41( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: the new criteria for determing emergency situations that allow them to waive their own pay-go rules are laughable. the rule appears to be spending can be designated as emergency spending if it's necessary, unforeseen or temporary nature. i suspect that the majority believes all of their spending priorities are necessary.

Bob Goodlatte

1:29:42 to 1:30:02( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: these rule changes are an abomination and every taxpayer should be up in arms of these changes and the attitudes that they represent. it's common sense to american families that they cannot spend more than they have and it's unfortunate that common sense seems to elude congress. congress needs to be forced to address its spending adiction.

Bob Goodlatte

1:30:03 to 1:30:09( Edit History Discussion )

Bob Goodlatte: we need toequire a balanced budget, which i just introduced a few minutes ago here today

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