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House Proceeding on May 8th, 2008 :: 0:11:04 to 0:12:28
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Jeff Flake

0:09:49 to 0:11:04( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

0:10:49 to 0:11:04( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: permission to address the house for one minute. e the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. flake: mr. speaker, many of us on this body have realized that the practice of earmarking is

John Barrow

0:11:04 to 0:11:28( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: out of control. when the -- when we herald the fact that there are only 12,000 earmarks last year as opposed to 10,000 a couple of years agoworks he know something is wrong. but the exercise

John Barrow

0:11:04 to 0:12:28( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John Barrow

John Barrow

0:11:28 to 0:11:43( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: we went through last week was perhapsed the -- perhaps the best indication yet that we have a long way to go. we authorize the justice department to investigate the origin of an immaculate

John Barrow

0:11:43 to 0:11:57( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: earmark, an earmark that wasn't in the house or senate version of the bill that only showed up when the president signed the legislation. the earmark was not in either the house or senate

John Barrow

0:11:57 to 0:12:09( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: version. now, one would think that the discovery of an immaculate earmark would prompt an immediate congressional investigation. instead, we waited two years and then authorized the justice department

John Barrow

0:12:09 to 0:12:28( Edit History Discussion )

John Barrow: to look into it. mr. speaker, we owe this great institution far better than we're giving it. from bridges to another to teapot museums to immaculate earmarks that we don't even pass, let alone

Greg Walden

0:12:28 to 0:12:44( Edit History Discussion )

Greg Walden: scrutinize, we can do far better than this. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from georgia. >> request permission to address the house. the speaker

Greg Walden

0:12:28 to 0:14:11( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Greg Walden

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