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House Proceeding 05-07-09 on May 7th, 2009 :: 0:30:35 to 0:31:50
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Barney Frank

0:30:28 to 0:30:48( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. frank: mr. chairman, i'm here to correct a mistake i made in my haste to get the markup concluded so we could have plenty of time to get everything done. i agreed to an amendment i had not read carefully. the amendment would ban any organization, any organization

Barney Frank

0:30:35 to 0:31:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Barney Frank

Barney Frank

0:30:49 to 0:31:11( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: in america from receiving housing counseling funds if anybodin that organization is indicted by any prosecutor anywherefore federal election or reform. i rise to vindicate and important principle of american law. that indictment should not b the cause of serious penalty. that people should continue to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Barney Frank

0:31:12 to 0:31:32( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: to allow any prosecutor anywhere in america to tell any organization that it is ineligible for these funds simply by an indictment is, it seems to me, inappropriate. i would point out that while there is an effort to claim that somehow this is specific to one organization, that may be the intent, but this bill earmarks

Barney Frank

0:31:33 to 0:31:51( Edit History Discussion )

Barney Frank: no funds for any organization. and it says, here's what it says about the shall make financial assistance available to h.u.d. approved housing counseling agencies and state housi finance agencies. so we have h.u.d. approved counseling agencies, approved now the list from the last

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