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House Proceeding on Mar 17th, 2009 :: 0:13:00 to 0:16:15
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Patrick T. McHenry

0:12:48 to 0:13:08( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: americans who believe in individual responsibility and integrity. aneven if such people are in short supply in washington today, they still comprise the vast majority of our nation and that great silent majority is fast tiring of remaining silent. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back.

Patrick T. McHenry

0:13:00 to 0:16:15( Edit History Discussion )
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Patrick T. McHenry

0:13:09 to 0:13:29( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: mr. mchenry of north carolina for three minutes. mr speaker. tomorrow the president's nominee for commerce secretary will have his confirmation hearing in the senate. the former governor of washington state is the third number fee for this cabinet position.

Patrick T. McHenry

0:13:30 to 0:13:50( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: as you recall, the second numberry, -- nominee, senator judd gregg, withdrew his nomination. senator gregg did not want to remove control of the cren us bureau to the with strong opposition from

Patrick T. McHenry

0:13:51 to 0:14:13( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: across the political spectrum. the obama administration has since back tracked and attempted to downplay its role regarding the census. governor locke will not cede control of the census should he be confirmed. i've encouraged my colleagues in the senate commerce

Patrick T. McHenry

0:14:14 to 0:14:35( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: committee to ask governor locke several important questions. two of which is, what would he consider to be an inappropriate political interference from the white house regarding the census? and how would he respond to attempts from the white house to exert political influence over the conduct over the census?

Patrick T. McHenry

0:14:36 to 0:14:58( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: i expect that vernor locke's responses to these questions will determine his fate in the senate. but there's a second and equally important point of contention and controversy over the census. the statistical adjustment of data is prohibited by federal law, however, there are some part

Patrick T. McHenry

0:14:59 to 0:15:21( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: the cause of data manipulation. they want to manipulate the census results for their own political gain. in therocess, undermine the country's entire statistical system. i hope our colleagues in the senate will question governor locke about his feelings about

Patrick T. McHenry

0:15:22 to 0:15:44( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: statistical adjustment. he expressed support for using it as an accuracy check. publicans and democrats alike must truly guard the integrity of the constitutionally mandated census in the united states. the appropriate allocation of

Patrick T. McHenry

0:15:45 to 0:16:08( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: federal funds depend upon an accurate census my colleagues and i on the census subcommittee, of w ranking member are working to make sure the 2010 census is apolitical, fair, and accurate. governor locke's confirmation

Patrick T. McHenry

0:16:09 to 0:16:15( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick T. McHenry: should be based on whether he shares ts goal, of a census free of manipulation, and data

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