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House Proceeding on Apr 2nd, 2008 :: 0:42:27 to 0:45:50
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James P. McGovern

0:42:07 to 0:42:27( Edit History Discussion )

James P. McGovern: credibility to be able to say i care, i'm concerned. but this underlying bill and this rule that restricts any cutting amendments in my opinion is just excessive. the president's plan -- years

Donna M. Christensen

0:42:27 to 0:42:47( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: ago when the president originally came up with pep far, he came with me to -- pepfar, he came to me and asked me to help him with his plan. and i did and i thought his plan was very, very generous.

Donna M. Christensen

0:42:27 to 0:45:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Donna M. Christensen

Donna M. Christensen

0:42:47 to 0:43:11( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: $3 billion a year. when he gave his state of the union message just a few months ago, indicating that he wantedte to double the size of this, from $3 billion to $6 billion a year, i personally

Donna M. Christensen

0:43:11 to 0:43:28( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: thought that was excessive. when you look at all the problems we have with health care access for americans, the problems we have with transportation infrastructure, the problems that

Donna M. Christensen

0:43:28 to 0:43:43( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: we have in fighting the war in iraq, afghanistan, the homeland security issues, i thought to take this program from $3 billion a year to $6 billion a year was excessive and over the top. but

Donna M. Christensen

0:43:43 to 0:43:59( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: now we have before us today an underlying bill to not increase it by 100%, which is what the president was asking for, but to increase it by over 200%, and that's the underlying bill. and

Donna M. Christensen

0:43:59 to 0:44:15( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: the leadership of the house, the democrat leadership of the house under the democratic rules committee, is saying we don't want any cutting amendments. now, let me tell you a little bit of why i

Donna M. Christensen

0:44:15 to 0:44:30( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: am so passionately upset about this. yesterday nasa announced that with the retirement of the space shuttlele they are going to be laying off over 6,500 people in east central flamplet,

Donna M. Christensen

0:44:30 to 0:44:51( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: my congressional district. -- florida, my congressional district. that's a huge a-of people, it has a huge economic impact on the state of florida. for us to be putting our ur astronauts on russian

Donna M. Christensen

0:44:51 to 0:45:13( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: rockets, we are going to have to sign a contract with the russians for the construction of these rockets. we are essentially going to be laying off people in florida and hiring people in russia

Donna M. Christensen

0:45:13 to 0:45:34( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: with u.s. taxpayers. now this congress under this democratic leadership is saying that we have no choice, we cannot afford to continue to fly the shuttle in 2011,1, 2012, 2013, we cannot

Donna M. Christensen

0:45:34 to 0:45:50( Edit History Discussion )

Donna M. Christensen: afford to bring the new rocket system online any sooner than 2005 or 2006, we don't have the money while we have all this money to send $50 billion to africa for aids? again, let me just

John Abney Culberson

0:45:50 to 0:46:10( Edit History Discussion )

John Abney Culberson: say, i understand this is a terrible problem, i don't even mind increasing the africa aids account. . but to be increasing it -- on top of insult and injury, my staff told me they have $1

John Abney Culberson

0:45:50 to 0:49:42( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Abney Culberson

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