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House Proceeding 01-14-09 on Jan 14th, 2009 :: 0:23:40 to 0:25:15
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Edolphus Towns

0:23:37 to 0:23:58( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: the thoughtful words of both our previous two speakers, i think their suggestions are very well taken. mr. speaker, i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentleman the government oversight committee, mr. touns. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes.

Edolphus Towns

0:23:40 to 0:25:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Edolphus Towns

Edolphus Towns

0:23:59 to 0:24:20( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: mr. towns: i re in support of this amendment. as chair of the committee on oversight and government reform, i am pleased that this resolution requires all standing committees to include reviews of waste, fraud, and abuse in their regular schedule of hearings. we need to attack waste, fraud,

Edolphus Towns

0:24:21 to 0:24:41( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: and abuse every way that we possibly can. this rule in no way diminishes the jurisdiction of the oversight committee. instead, it complements the oversight committee by ensuring that our committee's focus on government accountability

Edolphus Towns

0:24:42 to 0:25:02( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: carries through to the authorizing agencies for each committee. the ranking mr., mr. isarks and i agree that the oversight committee will continue to review all g.a.o. andment inor genre ports our committee receives and consider whether a hearing in our committee would be appropriate. i look forward to working with

Edolphus Towns

0:25:03 to 0:25:16( Edit History Discussion )

Edolphus Towns: him and with all of the members of the house toward a shared goal of making government more efficient for americans and also to make it much more

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