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House Proceeding on Jan 21st, 2010 :: 1:46:55 to 1:49:00
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Doc Hastings

1:46:51 to 1:47:11( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: the administration's responsibility to be involved in the negotiations of all the details of the ultimate settlement. i yield back. the speaker p gentleman from west virginia. mr. rahall: i'm prepared to close, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time.

Doc Hastings

1:46:55 to 1:49:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

1:47:12 to 1:47:33( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. i understand that the gentleman is prepared to close. i i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, i would just simply repeat that what i said at the outset. i must reluctantly rise to oppose all three of these settlement bills based on the simple fact that we don't have al the information we need.

Doc Hastings

1:47:34 to 1:47:55( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: while we applaud people o local level settling tough disputes, espec issues, and i'm especially sensitive to that, mr. speaker, because i am from the western part of the united states, it is in the best interest of all of the people in this country to know what the cost to them would be because they are all taxpayers.

Doc Hastings

1:47:56 to 1:48:16( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: i think that's self-evident. so this debate at least from our side of the aisle didn't question t of those agreements. mainly because at least from this member's perspective, i don't know -- know how difficult it is when you have these disputes. our issue is simply the

Doc Hastings

1:48:17 to 1:48:38( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: transparency of what the costs will be to the taxpayers of this country. to have that before these settlement issues come to the floor of the house. we deserve to have this information so we can do due diligence in committee, in committee. adjustment if

Doc Hastings

1:48:39 to 1:49:00( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: the settlement is in fact the best interest of the taxpayers. that's really all what this great has been about on these three bills. so it's with that, mr. speaker, just simply to say that we don't this potential hala billion dollar assessment that's going to go to the taxpayer. we should have that.

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