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House Proceeding 03-18-09 on Mar 18th, 2009 :: 1:42:35 to 1:44:20
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:42:31 to 1:42:51( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: so i would reserve the balance of our time in opposition. the chair: the gentleman from tennessee. mr. roe: i yield such time as he may consume to the distinguished ranking member of the education and labor committee, the gentleman from california, mr. mckeon. the chair: the gentleman is re mr. mckeon: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i welcome him to the committee. a new member of our committee and a great addition to the committee.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:42:35 to 1:44:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard P. Buck McKeon

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:42:52 to 1:43:12( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: the gentleman that just spoke is correct. we do have the appropriators who spend the money, but that does not an that the should give up their responsibilities and they have the responsibility of putting in the bills what they think should be spent. none of us needs reminding about the grave economic and fiscal

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:43:13 to 1:43:33( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: challenges we face at this time. in fact a child born today carries a debt of at least $175,000. that's equivalent of having a mortgage and no house. the roe amendment is a small step but very important one. it uerscores our commitment to fiscal responsibility. i think as authorizers we can

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:43:34 to 1:43:54( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: step up and do that and i commend him for offering the amendment. the give act as currently drafted offers no clear guidance on funding level for americorps and its supporting programs. rather, this section of the bill is merely authorized to spend such sums as may be required and we would be giving up opportunity to advise the appropriators.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:43:55 to 1:44:16( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: as we implement major structural changes in the bill, such as the new fix priced grant structure t. would be prudent to take our time before deploying on a larger scale. therefore although we have encouraged the corporation to actually expand these programs, i support this amendment to authorize funding for the coming year at the fiscal year 2008

Howard P. Buck McKeon

1:44:17 to 1:44:20( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: level and allow flexibility in future years to help reach the goal we have articulated.

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