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House Proceeding 04-29-09 on Apr 29th, 2009 :: 0:45:45 to 0:49:50
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Virginia Foxx

0:45:41 to 0:46:01( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: something that we want to help with because the truth is in fact a part of ensuring the constitution is in place. let me also make note of the fact that this is acts of violence. so free speech as colorful as it can be, as we have all heard in our elementary school, that words can hurt us but it's only

Virginia Foxx

0:45:45 to 0:49:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:46:02 to 0:46:23( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: sticks and stones. i ask to support this on its the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentlewoman from north carolina. ms. foxx: tnk you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. foxx: i think it's time for us to respond to some of the comments that have been made here this morning by our friends on the other side.

Virginia Foxx

0:46:24 to 0:46:46( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: and i appreciate the gentlewoman from texas bringing up an issue that i think needs to be responded to. as she pointed out, these laws are being taken care of in the states, or these crimes are being taken care of in the states. 45 states already have hate

Virginia Foxx

0:46:47 to 0:47:09( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: what we are doing with this bill is one -- as one of my colleagu going in and preempting what the states are doing. this is abrow gating -- abrogating the 10th amendment again. the constitution has clearly left to the states and low galts and the people things that are not spelled out in the

Virginia Foxx

0:47:10 to 0:47:30( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: constitution. as soon as i'm finished i will do that. however nobody has said that the states aren't doi job of administering the laws that they have already. we don't need the federal government going in and working with them.

Virginia Foxx

0:47:31 to 0:47:53( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the sue of giving them assistance is another issue. if nothing else,hat is a good reason to vote against this bill because the bill states such sums as are needed. we are creating another entitlement program. now the grants say $100,000, but we a going to have people going after this money, putting

Virginia Foxx

0:47:54 to 0:48:14( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: ourselves more in debt, not included in the budget, not included in th appropriations, but outside the budget. if you didn't vote for this bill -- against this bill and against this rule for anything could vote against it because we are spending additional money. i also would like to point out that there was a bill -- the

Virginia Foxx

0:48:15 to 0:48:35( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: hate crimes bill that's called the matthew sheppard bill is named after a very unfortunate indent that happened where a young man was killed, but we know that that young man was killed in the commitment of a robbery. it wasn't because he was gay.

Virginia Foxx

0:48:36 to 0:48:57( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: this -- the bill was named for him, hate crimes bill was named for him, but it's really a hoax that that continues to be used as an excuse for passing these bills. >> would the gentlelady yield? ms. foxx: in just a moment. i also want to point out that one of the concerns that we have and why we believe that free

Virginia Foxx

0:48:58 to 0:49:19( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: speech is being endangered by this bill, is the fact that the word "perceived" is used so often in this in fact, i pulled each one of them out. it satisfaction is he moats vated by prejudice based on actual or perceived race. throughout the bill. there are five instances where

Virginia Foxx

0:49:20 to 0:49:40( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: the word perceived is but the word perceived is never defined. we believe that that opens up pandora's box in terms of how people can use this bill to stifle free speech. our colleagues on the other side

Virginia Foxx

0:49:41 to 0:49:51( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: have not been willing to define this word or again to take amendments that many of us believe would have made this bill much, much

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