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House Proceeding 01-28-09 on Jan 28th, 2009 :: 0:20:05 to 0:22:55
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Virginia Foxx

0:20:02 to 0:20:22( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: but it will begin to ensure that hardworking americans get back to rk and back on track. with that, madam speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. mr. dreier: i'm happy to yield two minutes to our very hardworking member, the

Virginia Foxx

0:20:05 to 0:22:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:20:23 to 0:20:43( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: gentlewoman from grandfather community, north carolina, ms. foxx. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized fo two minutes. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker, and i thank my colleague, the ranking member of the rules committee, forgiving me this time. i want to say that our -- for giving me this time. i want to say that our colleagues on the other side of the aisle practice revisionist

Virginia Foxx

0:20:44 to 0:21:04( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: history. president bush inherited a recession. but the tax cuts that were put in place in 2001 and 2003 helped revise our economy and put it on the path to having 54 straight months of excellent job growth. when things started going poorly in the economy was when the democrats took control of

Virginia Foxx

0:21:05 to 0:21:26( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the congress in 2007. that's when problems started -- we started having problems. now i think it's important that we point that out and they have a real hard time, i think, dealing with the facts. yesterday we got what was called a fact sheet from th speaker's office s this was a bipartisan, open and

Virginia Foxx

0:21:27 to 0:21:47( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: transparent legislate prove sess and yet we learned during the process of the committee meeting that information on here was not accurate. and i think it's important, again, that we see there's a pattern of trying to change the facts to suit themselves. now i want to talk a little bit

Virginia Foxx

0:21:48 to 0:22:08( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: about what else is wrong with this rule and the bill that it supports. i have a strong background in education. i was the school board member, university administrator, community college president and i want to say that putting money into education in the way it's being done in this bill is not going to help stimulate the

Virginia Foxx

0:22:09 to 0:22:29( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: economy. we know, again, from research, that more spending k through 12 does not significantly improve educational performance. so this is not going to stimulate the economy. we also know that federal early education programs don't have

Virginia Foxx

0:22:30 to 0:22:50( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: lasting benefits for much as we would like to rewrite the facts, it doesn't happen. thank you, madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york is recogniz ms. slaughter: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from colorado, a member of the rules committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from colorado is recognized for two minutes.

Virginia Foxx

0:22:51 to 0:22:55( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: >> thank you, madam speaker. i rise in support of the rul and the american recovery and reinvestment bill of 2009 and

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