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House Proceeding on May 7th, 2008 :: 0:11:34 to 0:13:53
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Jerry Lewis

0:11:18 to 0:11:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jerry Lewis: obey of late. i've sent him three letters altogether. last thursday, i sent him a letter that was signed by the entire republican membership of the appropriations committee urging him to have regular order

Diane E. Watson

0:11:34 to 0:11:44( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: and full hearings on the supplemental that is before us. or it represents a huge portion of our spending, and yet there's been no hearing whatsoever.oe . just in case he hasn't seen the letter because

Diane E. Watson

0:11:34 to 0:13:53( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Diane E. Watson

Diane E. Watson

0:11:44 to 0:11:56( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: his staff has been busy, i would like to submit that letter for the record and urge the house to urge the leadership to allow us to have public hearings so that members can have input

Diane E. Watson

0:11:56 to 0:12:03( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: regarding their district needs on this very, very important part of this year's work. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman's request is granted. the gentleman's

Diane E. Watson

0:12:03 to 0:12:16( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: time has expired. the gentlewoman from california. ms. watson: to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. watson: mr. speaker, tomorrow

Diane E. Watson

0:12:16 to 0:12:32( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: this house will have the opportunity to send the iraqi government a strong message. they are now responsible for their own reconstruction funding. as we debate a new war supplemental, democrats are

Diane E. Watson

0:12:32 to 0:12:45( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: bringing an amendment to the floor that requires all iraqi reconstruction costs to be provided on a dollar for dollar match. to date the united states has sent and spent an estimated $46 billion in reconstruction

Diane E. Watson

0:12:45 to 0:13:02( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: costs in iraq. all while our infrastructure is crumbling. the iraqi government is also currently working under a budget surplus while, thanks to the bush administration, we continue to face

Diane E. Watson

0:13:02 to 0:13:16( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: record deficits. the amendment also requireshe iraqi government to charge the u.s. military in iraq the same discounted price for fuel that it charges everyday iraqis. another fair measure

Diane E. Watson

0:13:16 to 0:13:29( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: considering that the iraqis are expected to take in a record $70 billion in oil revenues this year. mr. speaker, i would hope that democrats and republicans could come together tomorrow to pass

Diane E. Watson

0:13:29 to 0:13:39( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: this economies rat -- could he miss rat amendment so we can invest in america rather than iraq. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from virginia.

Diane E. Watson

0:13:39 to 0:13:53( Edit History Discussion )

Diane E. Watson: mr. wolf: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. mr. speaker, i rise to express my frustration and disappointment with the leadership's decision to bipassion the appropriation -- buy

Frank R. Wolf

0:13:53 to 0:14:08( Edit History Discussion )

Frank R. Wolf: pass the appropriation committee -- by pass the appropriation committee. i wanted to offer an amendment to prohibit u.s. government employees from attending the beijing olympics on taxpayers'

Frank R. Wolf

0:13:53 to 0:15:10( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Frank R. Wolf

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