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House Proceeding 02-03-09 on Feb 3rd, 2009 :: 0:32:10 to 0:36:25
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Eric Cantor

0:32:06 to 0:32:31( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: billion. this is unprecedented. it's dangerous. it imperils the financial safety of future generations, madam speaker. and i hope this congress throws this spending bill out in favor of tax cuts. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia. mr. scott: madam speaker, i'm gentleman has concluded and will yield back. mr. poe: i have an additional

Eric Cantor

0:32:10 to 0:36:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Eric Cantor

Eric Cantor

0:32:32 to 0:32:52( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. poe: thank you, madam speaker. i yield to mr. cantor as much time as he wishes to consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized. speaker. i thank the gentleman. i thank my colleague from virginia as well. you know, i know that the

Eric Cantor

0:32:53 to 0:33:14( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: subject of this particular piece of legislation has to do with campus safety. and i know we are all concerned about campus safety, and in fact, this is a separate bill relating to campus safety which makes a point, madam speaker, if you look at the current proposal dealing with our economy and the economic ruin that families are facing, there

Eric Cantor

0:33:15 to 0:33:35( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: are billion allocated in that bill to colleges and universities. i think, madam speaker, what that gives me a great cause of concern becaus world does that have to do with stimulating our economy and allowing families, small businesses in this country to get back on their feet? again, i would say to my colleague and friend from

Eric Cantor

0:33:36 to 0:33:57( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: virginia, as well as the gentleman from texasthe bill on the floor does have to do with college campus safety. that's where a billion allocation appropriation to colleges and universities should belong, not in a stimulus bill. listen, the people of this country are expecting washington to finally clean up its act and to respond

Eric Cantor

0:33:58 to 0:34:18( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: accordingly so that we can get our economy back on track. in fact, the latest gallup poll that was taken this weekend shows that 38% of americans support the congressional democrats' spending bill. speaker pelosi's bill in this house contains billions of

Eric Cantor

0:34:19 to 0:34:41( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: dollars of continued washington spending in the same old-fashioned. it's got plenty of pork in it. it's got 37 billion creating 32 new federal programs. and, madam speaker, i would say that some of these programs have lottable goals. there's no question that we need to address so many things going on in this country.

Eric Cantor

0:34:42 to 0:35:03( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: right now, though, the priority is this economy. and when we're talking a should be focus like a laser on the preservation, protection and creation of jobs. again, it is perhaps may not be bad that we are looking to spend more money in terms of

Eric Cantor

0:35:04 to 0:35:24( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: helping safety on our college campuses. that belongs in a separate bill. not in a spending bill aimed at stimulating this economy. so, madam speaker, i that our side of the aisle and the members continue to want to work with the majority to try and craft a bill that delivers results.

Eric Cantor

0:35:25 to 0:35:46( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: president obama was elected partly due to the hope that he instilled in so many americans that he would change the way that washington works, that we finally in this townould be accountable to the people who pay the taxes so that could deliver the results, deliver on job creation and opportunity for our children and the next generation.

Eric Cantor

0:35:47 to 0:36:09( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: madam speaker, the bill that passed this house last week does not rise to that standard, and imimplore the speaker and her -- and i speaker and her collea her side of the aisle a plan to look to the small businesses and self-employed who actually

Eric Cantor

0:36:10 to 0:36:26( Edit History Discussion )

Eric Cantor: do create the jobs in this country, we need to provide them with relief. we need to provide working families, taxpayers who are suffering under the heavy burden that they got to pay every single day that they're at work. so, madam speaker, again, i urge our colleagues on the other side of the aisle to work

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