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House Proceeding on May 21st, 2009 :: 0:46:10 to 0:48:20
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David Dreier

0:46:06 to 0:46:26( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: bodies, particularly the rules committee, for facilitating this success here today. thank you, i yield back the mr. dreier: mr. speaker, i don't have any other requests for time. as i said there is no

David Dreier

0:46:10 to 0:48:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: David Dreier

David Dreier

0:46:27 to 0:46:47( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: catastrophe on this rule -- controversy on this rule. i reserve the balance of my time. see if my colleague has any speakers. ms. pingree: thank you very much. gentleman has closed. i have no mr. dreier: there are no speakers on your side. mr. speaker, as i have said i believe that this is the institution at its best.

David Dreier

0:46:48 to 0:47:08( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: my friend from new jersey has pointed the work that he and mr. conaway did. i congratulate them for their tireless efforts in dealing with this. i hope that we are able to save hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of billions of dollars that can go for a much better purpose than the kind of waste that obviously has come forward

David Dreier

0:47:09 to 0:47:29( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: in the past. but at the same time it is utmost importance that we make sure that in so doing that we don't in any way take a retrograde step on the national security capabilities of the united states of america. believe passionately as we

David Dreier

0:47:30 to 0:47:50( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: look at these challenges that exist around the world, it is a very, very dangerous place, this planet. and we are the world's only complete superpower. militarily, economically, and geopolitically. and we are going through trying times here in the united states and around the world

David Dreier

0:47:51 to 0:48:11( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: economically. and i know that the weakened economy could enhance the likelihood of greater military challenges ahead. so as the work proceeds of these two entities that are being put

David Dreier

0:48:12 to 0:48:20( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: into place at the pentagon, i know that they will not in any way take steps that would diminish our capability to defend the united states of america or our interests around

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