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House Proceeding 05-13-09 on May 13th, 2009 :: 2:11:50 to 2:13:20
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Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:11:50 to 2:12:10( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: will greatly -- the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. lujan: i ask my colleagues to support the bill. the chair: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? mr. mckeon: i claim time in opposition and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mckeon: let me remind the chamber a few numbers. a million seconds is 12 days.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:11:50 to 2:13:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Howard P. Buck McKeon

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:12:11 to 2:12:34( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: a billion seconds is 36 years and a trillion seconds is over 36,000 years. while we've been talking on this bill our debt has gone up the -- the national debt $300 million. a few other numbers.

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:12:35 to 2:12:56( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: $40 billion, $1.48 trillion and $11 trillion, that's the cost of this bill, the $40 billion, this year's deficit currently $1.84 trillion and our national debt $11 trillion. every time we debate a new use of funds we should think about these numbers. now i'm hurt that many schools would enjoy a greenhouse or a --

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:12:57 to 2:13:17( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: now i'm sure that many schools would enjoy a greenhouse or a garden on their grounds. but the job of the federal government is to help educate. if there's an educational purpose for a greenhouse or the school grounds this bill already allows one to be built. buif these greenhouses and gardens are not academically needed i don't believe that the

Howard P. Buck McKeon

2:13:18 to 2:13:21( Edit History Discussion )

Howard P. Buck McKeon: federal government ought to be building them, especially not with deficit spending.

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