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House Proceeding on Jan 28th, 2009 :: 0:32:00 to 0:33:45
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Cliff Stearns

0:31:56 to 0:32:16( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: mr. dreier: with all due respect, for the chair of the committee on rules to stand up and say we had an hour discussion on this last night and everybody knows what happened, madam speaker, i don't think the author of the amendment, mr. stearns, was there when we last night in the rules committee discussed this when it came forward. i don't see this as any kind of answer. i thank the gentleman for

Cliff Stearns

0:32:00 to 0:33:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Cliff Stearns

Cliff Stearns

0:32:17 to 0:32:37( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: yielding. mr. stearns: madam speaker, how much time do i have left? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has two minutes remaing. mr. stearns: two minutes. i'll just conclude. we, i'll reserve the balance of my time, madam speaker. perhaps the distinguished chairwoman from the rules committee would like to say -- i reserve the balance of my time. ms. slaughter: i reserve my time.

Cliff Stearns

0:32:38 to 0:32:59( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york reserves her time. the gentleman from florida. mr. stearns: madam speaker, it's clear she has no response to the rhetorical question is why were amendments that were agreed upon in the energy and commerce dropped capriciously, ash frearly -- arbitrarily from the print, and i think we'll just let that as a question remain in the house of representatives and point out

Cliff Stearns

0:33:00 to 0:33:21( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: to all the members that when the speaker puts out a sheet, a fact sheet in which she says it's a bipartisan bill, it's open and transparent, that obviously is not true. there's no one on the democrat side that's here this morning to explain how amendments that were agreed upon in energy and

Cliff Stearns

0:33:22 to 0:33:43( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: commerce were dropped and perhaps the same was true in the ways and means and also the appropriations committee. and for those members like myself who came up and asked that my amendment that was accepted be included as an amendment to the amendment for the stimulus package was denie and yet the distinguished chairwoman of the rules

Cliff Stearns

0:33:44 to 0:33:46( Edit History Discussion )

Cliff Stearns: committee cannot even answer

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