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House Proceeding 01-14-09 on Jan 14th, 2009 :: 0:11:50 to 0:14:35
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John S. Tanner

0:11:49 to 0:12:09( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: it's my sincere hope, mr. speaker, that future efforts of the rules committee can be similarly driven by consultation and collaboration. and with that, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california. mr. cardoza: i yield five minutes to the the gentleman from tennessee, mr. tanner, the author of the asure. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is

John S. Tanner

0:11:50 to 0:14:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John S. Tanner

John S. Tanner

0:12:10 to 0:12:30( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: recognized for five minutes. tan tan mr. dreier, i appreciate your comments. what we are attempting to do is to re-establish congressional oversight. congresses authorizes and properties money, but we don't actually spend it.

John S. Tanner

0:12:31 to 0:12:52( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: so when we are asking the administration, whoever it may be, democrat, republican or whoever to come up and explain some of the things that we have seen in the paper by this instrument we are talking about here, i think all of us benefit. what basically h.r. 40 does is

John S. Tanner

0:12:53 to 0:13:14( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: it puts in place a system attic mechanism for rular oversight not only just waste, fraud and abuse, but as mr. car dozea said in his opening remarks, whenever there is a disclaimer, that will trigger a hearing to hopefully ask them while they had to file

John S. Tanner

0:13:15 to 0:13:35( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: the disclaimer, what is the information they didn't receive, why they didn't receive it, who is withholding it, so we can actually fix something around here for a change. and sort of what may have already happen, the third provision looks ahea every year as you know, the

John S. Tanner

0:13:36 to 0:13:57( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: g.a.o. identifies h this these programs and programs that don't work as they were intended when they were passed by congress. and so when that happens, there is a hearing to identify those high risk programs into the future so we can either fix them or abolish them.

John S. Tanner

0:13:58 to 0:14:19( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: you know, without getting into it, there were some 13,000 inspector general recommendations that went unattended in recent years. that is not only our fault, but it is, in my view, a dereliction

John S. Tanner

0:14:20 to 0:14:37( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: of the duty of the congress as a separate and independent branch. so what we are attempting to do again is to put in place a structural oversight mechanism where the house will look at not

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