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House Proceeding on Feb 7th, 2008 :: 0:37:00 to 0:39:43
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Betty Sue Sutton

0:28:59 to 0:37:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Betty Sue Sutton

Betty Sue Sutton

0:36:51 to 0:37:00( Edit History Discussion )

Betty Sue Sutton: our country. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from ohio reserves se the balance of her time. the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: thank

Doc Hastings

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

Doc Hastings: you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i want to thank the gentlelady from ohio, ms. sutton, for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i ask unanimous consent

Doc Hastings

0:37:00 to 0:39:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

0:37:10 to 0:37:23( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i believe that we must do all that we can to make education more

Doc Hastings

0:37:23 to 0:37:35( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: affordable so that more americans can achieve the dream of graduating from college. this year alone over $90 billion in federal financial aid is available to students. however with tuition costs on

Doc Hastings

0:37:35 to 0:37:48( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: the rise, students and their families continue to face the inevitable question of how to pay for a college education. i believe a balanced approach is needed, one that increases transparency of higher

Doc Hastings

0:37:48 to 0:38:01( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: education costs, and targets aid to the neediest students. while simply filing the financial aid process and addressing the growing number of burdensome reporting requirements, colleges

Doc Hastings

0:38:01 to 0:38:15( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: and universities face. i share the goal of increasing access to higher education, but i have a number of concerns with the college opportunity and affordability act. i believe improvements

Doc Hastings

0:38:15 to 0:38:29( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: to the bill are needed. mr. speaker, apparently members on both sides of the aisle also share this view because over 60 amendments were submitted to the rules committee before the deadline.

Doc Hastings

0:38:29 to 0:38:45( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: the last time that this house considered a comprehensive higher education re-authorization bill was in 1998. at that time the rules committee reported a modified, a modified open rule and

Doc Hastings

0:38:45 to 0:38:59( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: as a result all members of the house had an opportunity to preprint their amendments in the congressional record and offer them on the floor. mr. speaker, i am disappointed that this time the

Doc Hastings

0:38:59 to 0:39:11( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: democrat -controlled rules committee chose a closed process to consider a long overdue re-authorization of the higher education ac unfortunately by reporting out a closed rule, the democrats

Doc Hastings

0:39:11 to 0:39:24( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: on the rules committee once again chose to deny over 400 members of congress the opportunity to offer amendments to improve the bill. furthermore, this rule makes in order five times as many

Doc Hastings

0:39:24 to 0:39:36( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: democrat amendments as republican amendments. by authorizing the higher education act, it is important, but by adopting this closed rule an opportunity will be missed to make the underlying

Doc Hastings

0:39:36 to 0:39:43( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: bill even better. therefore, mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to vote against this closed rule and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington

Cathy Castor

0:39:43 to 0:39:53( Edit History Discussion )

Cathy Castor: reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from ohio. ms. sutton: mr. speaker, at this time i yield three minutes to the distinguished gentlewoman from florida, a member of the rules

Cathy Castor

0:39:43 to 0:42:43( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Cathy Castor

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