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House Proceeding 03-25-09 on Mar 25th, 2009 :: 1:06:35 to 1:10:15
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Doc Hastings

1:06:32 to 1:06:53( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: history of the country and i am proud of my dear friend, the leadership that he has s i thank you, mr. chairman, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: i'll reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman continues to reserve. the gentleman from west virginia. mr. rahall: mr. speaker, i'm

Doc Hastings

1:06:35 to 1:10:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

Doc Hastings

1:06:54 to 1:07:14( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: prepared to close on our side. i am our last speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington. mr. hastings: in that case, mr. speaker, i'll yield myself the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, in my opening remarks i talked a bit about process. we see pat american this new congress of taking up bills like -- pattern in this congress of

Doc Hastings

1:07:15 to 1:07:36( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: taking up bills like this that are not fully tted. i hope ts is the last bill but i'm not holding my breath. but i also made an observation in my opening remarks that there's enough individual bills in here to cover enough individual congressional districts that this bill will probably pass and i suspect that it probably will.

Doc Hastings

1:07:37 to 1:07:57( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: and i listened very intently to all of my friends on both sides of the aisle that sp favor of this bill. and every one of the projects they talked about, at least one way or the other they suggested that there is a lot of work at home, there's a lot of vetting on that and i totally agree. and when i went to the rules committee last night to try to

Doc Hastings

1:07:58 to 1:08:18( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: address some of the problems i had, none of those projects that the members on the other side talked about were what i was talking about with what i had problems with in this bill. that ge us back to the point that we were making. on those areas where there is

Doc Hastings

1:08:19 to 1:08:40( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: disagreement, in the people's house, mr. speaker, we should have an opportunity to discuss the differences and then have a vote, find out which side prevails. but all we heard today on debate on this is those that had good projects. i don't argue with that. i have three of them in here myself.

Doc Hastings

1:08:41 to 1:09:01( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: and so the process, i guess, is what disturbs me more than anything else. the issues that i had a concern with was the issue of the judge's decision last week on second amendment rights. nobody talked to defend that. the issue i had was the language that was taken out as to homeland security environmental concerns.

Doc Hastings

1:09:02 to 1:09:23( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: nobody came down to the floor to discuss that or defend that position. i raised concerns about the interruption -- interpretation of people with disabilities having access to our wderness areas. nobody came down here to the floor to discuss that. know those are the issues with we should have had a -- now those are the issues we should have had discussions on.

Doc Hastings

1:09:24 to 1:09:44( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: not those issues that everybody agreed upon. had we, there probably would have been compromises worked out so we could resolve issues for everybody and a bill like this truly could have passed with well, well overwhelming support. but as it is, mr. speaker, because it's a bill that -- in which a lot was vetted, in which there are a lot of

Doc Hastings

1:09:45 to 1:10:06( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: unanswered questions and unintended consequences which we see as becoming a pat american this congress by not taking -- pattern in this congress by not taking up bills that get a lot of time to be looked at, we'll probably have to come back and make some changes. in fact, i would not be surprised that there will be a bill to address the issue of the judge's decision very shortly. i bet probably will be a bill

Doc Hastings

1:10:07 to 1:10:16( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: that will clarify the board of security. well, we could ha done that with this lands bill. so, mr. speaker, even though i have three pieces of legislation in here, i'm going

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