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House Proceeding on Apr 15th, 2010 :: 0:37:50 to 0:41:10
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Virginia Foxx

0:37:46 to 0:38:06( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the success of these and other projectcan show how much we can achieve when we work together. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank my colleague from maine for yielding time. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized.

Virginia Foxx

0:37:50 to 0:41:10( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:38:07 to 0:38:27( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i stand here very troubled with the legislation the democrats in charge have chosen to bring forward today. while the goal of having good water quality in our nation's estuaries indeed has its merits, i'm distraught that we are not debating something today which will address the dire challenges that are keeping my constituents up every night wondering how they will continue to feed their

Virginia Foxx

0:38:28 to 0:38:48( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: children and find work. i'm concerned that this legislation does not reflect the economic chalnges confronting our nation. our national debt stands at $12.8 trillion and is growing every day. yet, this bill increases funding levels for the national estuary program under the

Virginia Foxx

0:38:49 to 0:39:10( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: e.p.a. to $50 million per year, a 43% increase. actions speak louder than words, mr. speaker, and this action suggests the democrats in charge act best are in denial or at worse are simply indifferent to the economic situation our country is facing. at a time of record budget

Virginia Foxx

0:39:11 to 0:39:31( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: deficits, it's crucial we hold the line on spending. the obama administration likes to talk about fiscal restraint but we have yet to see these words put into action. this bill is a classic example of legislation that can be trimmed back by keeping the authorization levels static rather than increasing them. but the democrats refuse to allow such restraint and

Virginia Foxx

0:39:32 to 0:39:52( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: instead continue to appear to be oblivious of the fact that our feral deficit is growing each day. this bill is also being brought forth today under a structured rule, adding to the record number of structured and closed rules the democrats have arbitrarily used since they've been in the majority. democrats have chosen to stifle and control the debate today

Virginia Foxx

0:39:53 to 0:40:14( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: presenting the congress with another structured rule, eliminating both democrats and republicans giving important amendments to serve their constituents. why is the speaker consistently gone back on her word? why are the democrats shutting off debate and lensing their

Virginia Foxx

0:40:15 to 0:40:37( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: colleagues from both -- and silencing their colleagues from both sides of the aisle? are they protecting members from tough vonets? regardless of the motives, it's clear, the democrats in charge are doing the american people an injustice by refusing to allow their representatives to offer amendments on the floor of the people's house. finally, mr. speaker, according

Virginia Foxx

0:40:38 to 0:40:58( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: to expectmore.gov, a watchdog for performance, the national estuary program is only performing adequately. this performance level states they need to improve accountability and/or strengthen its management practices. as usual, the democrats in charming have decided that the best way to fix a problem is

Virginia Foxx

0:40:59 to 0:41:10( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: simply to throw more money at it. money which we do not have, money which we have to borrow and hope the program performs more effectively.

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