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House Proceeding 04-01-09 on Apr 1st, 2009 :: 2:06:05 to 2:09:50
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Marsha Blackburn

2:06:01 to 2:06:21( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: they eat. i ask my colleagues to support the passage of the buyer bill amendment and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the does the gentleman from california c mr. waxman: i'm going to reserve my time and close the

Marsha Blackburn

2:06:05 to 2:09:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Marsha Blackburn

2:06:22 to 2:06:42( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: debate. i'll allow the gentleman, mr. buyer, to continue. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves his time. the gentleman from indiana. mr. buyer: may i inentire the remaining time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana has five minutes remaining. mr. buyer: i yield three minutes to the gentlelady from tennessee, mrs. bachmann. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for

Marsha Blackburn

2:06:43 to 2:07:04( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: three minutes. . mrs. blackburn: i thank the gentleman from indiana. we are all concerned about cigarette smoke and the effects of tobacco on r health. and i don't think that is the debate that is here, but one of

Marsha Blackburn

2:07:05 to 2:07:26( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: the things that concerns me in this debate is that there are some pieces that have kind of left out that are not being addressed. while we are all concerned about what has happened with teen smoking, with the effects of tobacco on individual's health,

Marsha Blackburn

2:07:27 to 2:07:47( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: one of the things that has happened is the amendment and the good work that the language has done in reducing teen smoking has been left out. anwhat we are having brought forward is this bill that will actually give the stamp of approval, the f.d.a. stamp of

Marsha Blackburn

2:07:48 to 2:08:09( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: approval to some tobacco processes and uses. and for someone as a wife, a mother, a grand mother, a community volunteer that has actually worked to address school health curriculums, to address smoking, to fight and

Marsha Blackburn

2:08:10 to 2:08:31( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: work with smoking cessation programs, i know that that is a dangerous step, to give the f.d.a. stamp of approval to tobacco useage. in addition to that, this is legislation that is going to build a bureaucracy. it is going to pull the government into our farms, into our manufacturers, into our

Marsha Blackburn

2:08:32 to 2:08:53( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: retailers further and further. but, mr. speaker, i think that actually that's a lot of what is going on in this entire congress, growing the bureaucracy. we hear it's going to take 250,000 new federal employees to implement the stimulus and this massive budget that is before

Marsha Blackburn

2:08:54 to 2:09:14( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: us, new federal employees, 250,000 new federal employees. it is building bureaucracies, taking power away from individuals, taking power away from the hou and handing it over t continues to grow every single day. and the steps that are being

Marsha Blackburn

2:09:15 to 2:09:35( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: taken with moving tobacco to the f.d.a. is another part of that. we know the f.d.a. can't do the job in front of them now when it comes to dealing with policing drugs, looking at contaminated fo, addressing the issues that we have had, with everything

Marsha Blackburn

2:09:36 to 2:09:50( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: from peanut butter to pistachios and now we want to pull them into our farm and manufacturing facilities addressing tobacco and we have processes that already work, but it's not about funding and keeping attention on processes that work.

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