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House Proceeding 02-25-09 on Feb 25th, 2009 :: 0:39:45 to 0:43:25
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John A. Boehner

0:39:41 to 0:40:01( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: this bill represents a real commitment to ge economy back on track and i urge my colleagues to support it. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from california. mr. lewis: mr. speaker, could i check the time, please? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california has six minutes remaing. the gentleman from wisconsin has minutes remaining.

John A. Boehner

0:39:45 to 0:43:25( Edit History Discussion )
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John A. Boehner

0:40:02 to 0:40:23( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: mr. lewis: mr. speaker, i yield one minute to the gentleman from ohio, mr. boehner. the speaker pro tempore: the minority leader is recognized. mr. boehner: let me thank my colleague from california for yielding. and i think all of my colleagues know that american families and small businesses, they're struggling. they're tightening their belt. and what are we doing he? we're bringing nine

John A. Boehner

0:40:24 to 0:40:44( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: appropriation bills to the floor all wrapped into one big bill. 8% over the amount spent last year, including some 9,000 earmarks. i just think this is out of control. this is exactly what the american people want us to ch and after spending all kinds of

John A. Boehner

0:40:45 to 0:41:06( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: unnecessary money in the so-called stimulus bill, now we see these big increases in the bill before us. and that's why my republican colleagues and i suggested that we ought to have a spending freeze. well, let's freeze spending for these agencies at last year's level but our request for an amendment to have such a debate

John A. Boehner

0:41:07 to 0:41:27( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: and vote was denied. so here we are in a position of having to oppose this bill. one of the more hideous provisions in this bill is the effort to eliminate the district of columbia scholarship program. back when ias chairman of the education and work force committee i worked on a bipartisan basis to help

John A. Boehner

0:41:28 to 0:41:49( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: establish this program. and in the agreement that was reached, provided additional money to d.c. schools for idea and for title 1 in exchange for $15 million program to help our poorest students here in the district of columbia who are trapped in some of the worst

John A. Boehner

0:41:50 to 0:42:10( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: schools. now, this program has helped thousands of students here in the district of columbia. i was at a school on monday that has students there who receive money from the d.c. scholarship progra their parents are engaged in their schools. their parents like their schools.

John A. Boehner

0:42:11 to 0:42:31( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: the kids are doing well, and yet because this provision was never debated in committee, was never debated in subcommittee and we didn't e it until two days ago when somehow it showed up in this bill would seek to make clear that the end of this prog the end of this school year.

John A. Boehner

0:42:32 to 0:42:52( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: mr. speaker and my colleagues, most of you know that i have a real passion for making sure that all kids in america have a chance a none of us would be here had we not had a chance at a decent education. and we know some of the worst schools in america are actually right here in the district of columbia.

John A. Boehner

0:42:53 to 0:43:14( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: and for those parents who have taken advantage of this program and allowed their children to go to real schools, schools where they're cared for, schools where they get an education, to suggest that we ought to eliminate this program is an abomination. i am adamantly opposed to this provision and opposed to this bill and would urge my colleagues to send a loud and clear message that we should

John A. Boehner

0:43:15 to 0:43:25( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: vote no. the president campaigned against this type of legislation, this type -- this number of earmarks, and i would hope that the president would veto this bill because

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