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House Proceeding 04-02-09 on Apr 2nd, 2009 :: 0:08:05 to 0:10:55
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Henry A. Waxman

0:08:02 to 0:08:23( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: stand with them as they pray each night for the cure for their families' diseases. i yield back the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. all members are reminded to address their remarks to the chair and all members are reminded not to traffic the well while other members have recognition. for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise?

Henry A. Waxman

0:08:05 to 0:10:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Henry A. Waxman

Henry A. Waxman

0:08:24 to 0:08:45( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: mr. waxman: i rise in opposition to the motion to recommit. >> the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. waxman: this bill will not divert resources from other important functions at the food and drug administration. it is fully funded by a user fee from the tobacco industry.

Henry A. Waxman

0:08:46 to 0:09:09( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: and that user fee will fund this effort and ne of the funds to deal with tobacco will come out of other activities at f.d.a. but there's an exception. in the beginning, until the user fees are collected and dispersed -- dbursed we want f.d.a. to get going. we allow the f.d.a. to borrow

Henry A. Waxman

0:09:10 to 0:09:31( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: money, no more than for two quarters, from the general revenue, but they have to pay it back. that is the only use of general revenues that would be barred under this motion to recommit. now, the american cancer society is supporting our legislation. would they support our

Henry A. Waxman

0:09:32 to 0:09:53( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: legislation if it diverted the f.d.a. from review of drugs that cancer patients rely on to save their lives? the same is true of all the other health groups that support our bill. they believe this bill accomplishes effective tobacco regulation without diverting the f.d.a. from life-saving

Henry A. Waxman

0:09:54 to 0:10:16( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: activities that the f.d.a. must undertake. the bill is supported by 1,000 public health and other groups, including the heart association, the lung association, the cancer society, the american public health association. they would not support this bill if it did what the gentleman from michigan claims it does. because his claim is inaccurate.

Henry A. Waxman

0:10:17 to 0:10:38( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: and these groups know that and that's why they're supporting the waxman-platts legislation. simply put, the waxman-platts bill makes absolutely clear that the tobacco program will not detract from f.d.a.'s other activities and we shouldn't delay the regulation of tobacco, which is really the

Henry A. Waxman

0:10:39 to 0:10:55( Edit History Discussion )

Henry A. Waxman: impact of this emotion -- of this motion to recommit should it be adopted. we shouldn't delay this long-overdue measure based on a misplaced concern about f.d.a.'s other resource challenges. so i would urge my colleagues

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