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House Proceeding 04-06-06 on Apr 6th, 2006 :: 2:23:54 to 2:26:54
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Jim Nussle

2:23:44 to 2:23:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jim Nussle: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. bonner: i thank the chairman. mr. chairman, it's early in the debate, but one thing is already clear, our friends on the other side of the

Jo Bonner

2:23:54 to 2:24:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: aisle seem to want to have their cake and eat it too. they want to blame our majority for the national debt and the rising cost of federal spending, but the only solution they seem to offer

Jo Bonner

2:23:54 to 2:26:54( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jo Bonner

Jo Bonner

2:24:07 to 2:24:17( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: is more spending or more taxes. increased spending or increased taxes. how can either of those two solutions be the right prescription for getting our fiscal house in order? there's no better example

Jo Bonner

2:24:17 to 2:24:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: of the challenges we're facing as a nation than the need to secure our homeland, mr. chairman. and as you know, in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on september 11, our administration

Jo Bonner

2:24:28 to 2:24:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: and this congress responded in a bipartisan way to create a centralized agency to coordinate our nation's homeland security efforts. creating an entirely new agency, particularly following

Jo Bonner

2:24:41 to 2:24:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: september 11, was no easy task. at that time, the organization of the department of homeland security marked the largest single agency opening in nearly four decades, dating back to the creation

Jo Bonner

2:24:54 to 2:25:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: of the department of energy. it also required the reshuffling of 180,000 employees and the transfer of some 22 federal agencies from one area of government control to another. a department

Jo Bonner

2:25:07 to 2:25:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: of this size and scope certainly needs a sufficient level of funding to carry out its goals and objectives and initially $50 billion was set aside just for this purpose. the overall f.y. 2006 budget

Jo Bonner

2:25:21 to 2:25:39( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: for the department of homeland security including nonhomeland defense spending totaled $40.3 billion. president bush requested in his f.y. 2007 budget $42.7 billion, an increase of $2.4 billion,

Jo Bonner

2:25:39 to 2:25:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: or 5.8%. overall spending in the homeland security component of d.h.s. has increased from 10 $10 -- $10.7 billion in f.y. 2001 to $20.7 billion in f.y. 2006 or an average of 19% increase

Jo Bonner

2:25:51 to 2:26:02( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: per year. mr. chairman, while we have made substantial progress in getting d.h.s. up and running, i think it is very fair to say that -- the chairman: the time of the gentleman has expired.

Jo Bonner

2:26:02 to 2:26:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: mr. bonner: could i have 30 additional seconds? mr. nussle: give the gentleman 30 additional seconds. mr. bonner: i think it's ferrets the department, while it's not where it needs to be

Jo Bonner

2:26:10 to 2:26:23( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: to securing this land, needless to say this budget moves us on the right path. at the outset i said our friends on the other side were looking to have their cake and eat it too. i went

Jo Bonner

2:26:23 to 2:26:31( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: to the house cafeteria to find a piece of cake to bring as an illustration, and the only piece i could find was angle food cake. it tastes good and sounds good, but it's squishy in the middle

Jo Bonner

2:26:31 to 2:26:41( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: just like their budget proposal. i thank the chairman. the chairman: the time of the gentleman has expired. the gentleman from south carolina. mr. spratt: in further response, i yield another

Jo Bonner

2:26:41 to 2:26:54( Edit History Discussion )

Jo Bonner: minute to the gentleman from texas, mr. edwards. the chairman: the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. edwards: when mr. nussle talked about the v.a. budget line, when he didn't

Chet Edwards

2:26:54 to 2:27:12( Edit History Discussion )

Chet Edwards: do is tell the full story. the full story is if you take out the mandatory spending in that v.a. budget level, what you end up with is going from v.a. discretionary spending, which covers

Chet Edwards

2:26:54 to 2:27:59( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Chet Edwards

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