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House Proceeding 04-02-09 on Apr 2nd, 2009 :: 0:02:35 to 0:06:25
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Barbara Lee

0:02:21 to 0:02:41( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: floor. the gentlewoman from california, ms. lee, and a ember opposed each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california. ms. lee: i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the chair: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. lee: as chair of the congressional black caucus and

Barbara Lee

0:02:35 to 0:06:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Barbara Lee

0:02:42 to 0:03:02( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: my colleague from virginia, representative scott, i rise to offer the substitute budget amendment. budget is more than a fiscal document. it really is a moral document. it defines who we are as a nation. it reflects our priorities and our values. that's why i'm pleased that the

Barbara Lee

0:03:03 to 0:03:24( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: congressional black caucus' budget priorities are a reflection of our values and the challenges we face as a nation. the theme of the c.b.c. budget is building upon the president's blueprint for success. president obama's budget is a welcomed shift in priorities away from the failed policies of the previous administration.

Barbara Lee

0:03:25 to 0:03:45( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: by investing in education, health care, clean energy, transportation and our veterans, the c.b.c.'s budget, mr. spratt's budget, budget are economic blueprints to return to fiscal response bill. however, the c.b.c. budget bill,

Barbara Lee

0:03:46 to 0:04:06( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: actually builds upon these investments by repealing the 2001 and 2003 bush-era tax cuts that benefit the wealthiest americans and shifts it towards education, health care, job training, international aid, justice, transportation and veterans.

Barbara Lee

0:04:07 to 0:04:28( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: funding for the ballistic missile defense system will be reduced and re-allocated to increase funding for vital health care, vital research programs and care for our wounded warriors. in addition, reallocated funding should be set aside to alow the defense department to finish implementing the remaining

Barbara Lee

0:04:29 to 0:04:49( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: government acountability's office recommendations to address waste, fraud and abuse within the defense department. our c.b.c. budget targets waste, fraud and abuse in the federal government starting with savings critical reviews by the g.a.o.

Barbara Lee

0:04:50 to 0:05:10( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: have saved $89 billion since 2001 in waste, fraud and abuse, by improving the pentagon's business and accounting systems. the c.b.c. budget would fully fund the continued work implementing all of g.a.o.'s recommendations and squeeze these savings from the department of defense without

Barbara Lee

0:05:11 to 0:05:31( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: sacrificing any of our military's strength or readiness. the g.a.o. released this and issued 637 reports to the defense department between 2001 and 2007 specific recommendations for the

Barbara Lee

0:05:32 to 0:05:52( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: department of defense to save our taxpayers' dollars. we have sucessfully implemented 1,600 of those, saving over $89 billion, whichver the next seven fiscal years is about $12.7 billion. the congressional black caucus supports our prsident as he works to clean up this mess that

Barbara Lee

0:05:53 to 0:06:14( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: was really left to him. this budget, though, reflects pewtation, historical work for the last 40 years and really does reflect the c.b.c.'s roe as the conscience of the congress.

Barbara Lee

0:06:15 to 0:06:26( Edit History Discussion )

Barbara Lee: this budget builds upon our moral imperative o really ensure the american dream for all. so now, madam chair, i ask for unanimous consent that the

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