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House Proceeding 03-24-10 on Mar 24th, 2010 :: 0:42:25 to 0:44:00
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Jerry Lewis

0:42:22 to 0:42:43( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: allow fema to fulfill its prior commitments to recovery and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from california. mr. lewis: mr. speaker, these would be my closing comments on the bill. i'd like to thank the members, my chairman and colleagues, i'm very everyone thetic to their

Jerry Lewis

0:42:25 to 0:44:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jerry Lewis

Jerry Lewis

0:42:44 to 0:43:05( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: description of the way we've handled fema funding in the past. i agree that the vast percentage ofases, that money ought to not be subject to offset requirement it's, the emergency rule is there for appropriate reasons. the only reason we're raising this in a procedural way today is because of the realities

Jerry Lewis

0:43:06 to 0:43:26( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: that, well, we have the disaster out there, we've never had a disaster like this huge deficit of this year, $1.6 trillion and projecting in the future, there's no end. and eventually the public knows the economy can't stand it and they're suggesting that we try to help them out of this disaster that's ahead of us.

Jerry Lewis

0:43:27 to 0:43:47( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: so it's indeed important for us of money in the stimulus package that's yet unspent, might be used for some of these offsets, we need seriously to get on a track of reducing spending and underming that growing deficit so the public can at least have

Jerry Lewis

0:43:48 to 0:44:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: some sense that we're trying to affect that crises that's beyond our horizon. i plan after we're through here to offer a motion to recommit on this bill, in order to adopt the amendment i presented in the

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