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House Proceeding 04-01-09 on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 0:55:40 to 0:57:50
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Virginia Foxx

0:55:37 to 0:55:57( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: education and harm reduction programs. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from colorado. mr. polis: reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: e gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from north carolina. ms. foxx: thk you, mr. speaker. the family smoking representation -- prevention act

Virginia Foxx

0:55:40 to 0:57:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

0:55:58 to 0:56:21( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: will not serve to advance the cause of public health and will serve only to act as an unnecessary and expensive regulatory scheme at the expense of our rural farming communities, our small businesses and the american economy. this bill includes more than $5 billion in new tax increases on tobacco companies and gives sweeping control of the tobacco market to the f.d.a.

Virginia Foxx

0:56:22 to 0:56:43( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: this bill imposes undue bureaucratic and hardships on tobacco manufacturers by burying them under legislation. f.d.a. regulation will have a devastating economic impact on rural tobacco companies, their employees, associatebusinesses and the largely rural communities which they support. as department of health and human services secretary noted,

Virginia Foxx

0:56:44 to 0:57:04( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: this legislation could also be viewed by foreign governments as a hostile trade action. many of the clove and other flavored cigarettes that are banned under this bill are manufactured in foreign countries. this also grants de facto power to ban existing conventional tobacco products. it will dramatically increase

Virginia Foxx

0:57:05 to 0:57:26( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the black market activity. it favors larger companies over smaller companies, it favors existing products over new products, it creates insurmountable barriers to development of reduced risk products. it limits the ability to communicate with adult consumers, it eliminating existing federal preemption of

Virginia Foxx

0:57:27 to 0:57:47( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: state limits on labeling, marketing, advertising and it grants f.d.a. indirect authority to mandate changes in farming pracces. in effect, this is a very, very bad bill. i urge my colleagues to vote against the rule and to vote against the bill. we do not need more examples of

Virginia Foxx

0:57:48 to 0:57:50( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: big brother as we are seeing in

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