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House Proceeding 01-15-09 on Jan 15th, 2009 :: 0:16:35 to 0:17:55
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Eric Cantor

0:16:31 to 0:16:52( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: in decision to that, every member now will have at least a week-and-a-half to review the text of this before it comes to the floor. i yield back. mr. cantor: i thank the gentleman for his remarks and it's not customary for us to count holidays and weekends, but i do thank the gentleman for the intent of his remarks.

Eric Cantor

0:16:35 to 0:17:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor

0:16:53 to 0:17:13( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: i would like to talk about the issue of committee ratios. and i do know there has been some congress made on the energy and commerce committee. and essentially, madam speaker, my question to the gentleman is the ratios on the floor of the house, the ratio is 59-41.

Eric Cantor

0:17:14 to 0:17:34( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: and as a member of the ways and means committee, particularly puzzled how there's any justification for a ratio particularly on that committee where it is 63-37 and if he could allow me some insight as to how a ratio could be that different and what the reason for that would be.

Eric Cantor

0:17:35 to 0:17:56( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: mr. hoyer: would the gentleman yield? mr. cantor: i yield. mr. hoyer: i don't have the specific facts in front of me, but it is my belief that the ways and means committee has historically had a ratio when your side of the aisle was in

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