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House Proceeding 03-24-10 on Mar 24th, 2010 :: 0:11:45 to 0:13:45
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Jerry Lewis

0:11:41 to 0:12:01( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: won't have these meaningless debates on the floor anymore. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has exped. the gentleman from california. mr. lewis: thank you, mr. speaker. i simply rise in part to respond to the comments of my colleague. i think it's important for us to

Jerry Lewis

0:11:45 to 0:13:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

0:12:02 to 0:12:25( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: know that we do have quite a history of supplemental funding and what we do with emergency spending. as the chairman suggests, there's been a lot of funding -- funny business that's gone on. but i thought the members ought to know that from 19 -- from fiscal year 2009 to fiscal year

Jerry Lewis

0:12:26 to 0:12:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: -- to fiscal year 1989 through fiscal year 2006, there have been 36 multiagency supplemental appropriations bills that have been considered by the congress and have been -- and most of them have been enacted into law. of those only seven were never considered by our appropriations

Jerry Lewis

0:12:47 to 0:13:08( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: committee and this one was not considered by our appropriations committee, it was introduced almost at midnight the very day we dealt with that trillion-dollar deficit package that was before us. those seven that bypassed the economy -- committee i could easily go flew and detail but

Jerry Lewis

0:13:09 to 0:13:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: they dl -- go through and detail but they it deal with disasters of the hurricanes in florida and the disaster that are impacted louisiana and the like. emergencies indeed -- have been indeed, the committee was bypassed for those emergencies and it seemed -- seems to me that it's about time we took up supplementals like this instead of being written at the last

Jerry Lewis

0:13:32 to 0:13:45( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: minute, be handled regular order, considered by the committee, be available to the members for not only reading but for amending and it's become a consistent pattern that we not do that, we're bypassing the

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