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House Proceeding 01-22-09 on Jan 22nd, 2009 :: 0:07:30 to 0:11:35
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Eric Cantor

0:07:26 to 0:07:47( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: committee after their markups. i yield back. >> i thank the gentleman for his response. i appreciate the energy with which he responds and we'll set aside the supposition that perhaps we have to rush because of some policies that were in

Eric Cantor

0:07:30 to 0:11:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor

0:07:48 to 0:08:09( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: place over the last eight years and would point out to the gentleman that again, it is his party that has served in the majority over the last two years building up to the current situation that we are in. but i would ask the gentleman, specifically, does he know what day the actual stimulus bill will be considered on the floor of this house? mr. hoyer: if the gentleman will

Eric Cantor

0:08:10 to 0:08:30( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: yield? >> i yield. mr. hoyer: my expectation, it will be wednesday. >> i thank the gentleman. mr. speaker, president obama has actively solicited republican ideas to be included if his stimulus package. i would like to ask the gentleman from maryland, i yield to him to respond to the fact and quet of, will congressional

Eric Cantor

0:08:31 to 0:08:52( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: democrats allow all ideas to be considered as amendments on the house floor without restriction? mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman. as the gentleman knows, a very large portion of this bill will be tax cuts. almost half of this bill is going to be tax cuts for working americans and for business. as the gentleman knows, as a

Eric Cantor

0:08:53 to 0:09:14( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: member of the ways and means committee, rarely, if ever, i'm not sure that i can railroad a ways and means tax bill that came -- if i can remember a ways and means tax bill that came to the floor as an open rule which is what theentleman suggests, so you would be shocked if i said, yes, that's the way the bill is going to come to the floor, because your bills never come to the floor that way,

Eric Cantor

0:09:15 to 0:09:36( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: whether they're democrat chairs or republican chairs. so my expectation is that it will not come as an open rule but i do not want to per scribe right now or prescribe right now exactly -- i have not talked to the chair of the rules committee, nor have the markups been complete. so think a don't want to prejudge what the rule will be

Eric Cantor

0:09:37 to 0:10:00( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: but i certainly understand the gentleman's proposition that alternatives, you would like alternatives considered, perhaps not to the tax provision. i don't know your particular position. i do know the position of the republican leadership of the ways and means committee historically and the democratic leadership of the ways and means committee historically, as there has been bipartisan agreement

Eric Cantor

0:10:01 to 0:10:21( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: that once a tax bill is forged, many on the floor -- it becomes very complicated, very risky. i yield back. mr. cantor: why just respond by saying that perhaps -- i would just respond by saying that perhaps because of the exes -- expedited nature of the process, that we would have an opportity to change that tradition and open up ways and means bills but i accept the gentleman's response, although i

Eric Cantor

0:10:22 to 0:10:42( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: may not agree with the outcome. mr. speaker, president obama has asked that 40% of the stimulus bill be reserved for tax relief. republicans agree on the need for fast-acting tax relief for families and small businesses. unfortunately, it seems the democrat majority and its

Eric Cantor

0:10:43 to 0:11:03( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: proposal includes far less tax relief than what president obama requested. some estimates say there is only 10% tax cuts. the estimates that i have had that seem reasonable and accurate is that there is only 33% of this bill, proposed bill, that includes tax cuts and the

Eric Cantor

0:11:04 to 0:11:26( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: rest, the 66%, just pure government speing. i'd also note that the nonpartisan congressional budget office reported that less than half of the spending on infrastructure in the congreional democrat proposal will be spent by the end of 2010. that hardly seems stim lative.

Eric Cantor

0:11:27 to 0:11:35( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: by contrast, mr. speaker, our position would be, tax cuts can have an immediate impact. so i'd like to ask the gentleman from maryland, majority leader, will democrats allow amendments

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