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House Proceeding 05-21-09 on May 21st, 2009 :: 0:06:10 to 0:09:20
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John M. McHugh

0:06:07 to 0:06:29( Edit History Discussion )

John M. McHugh: mr. speaker, i ask that members of this body vote for the conference report on s. 454 , move this legislation to the president's desk for his signature this week and continue to work with us on acquisition reform in this congress. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time.

John M. McHugh

0:06:10 to 0:09:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John M. McHugh

John M. McHugh

0:06:30 to 0:06:51( Edit History Discussion )

John M. McHugh: the gentleman from new york. mr. mchugh: thank you. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. speakers on our side who have some time constraints and i don't want to utilize a loft time on my statement right now. i just want to make a few opening comments if i may. first of all it seems like only days ago that we are here doing

John M. McHugh

0:06:52 to 0:07:14( Edit History Discussion )

John M. McHugh: the house version of this bill. the reason for that is we were here only days a the speed with which this legiation has passed through both bods while not suggests that it was done in haste, this is a well crafted proposal, but rather suggests the importance

John M. McHugh

0:07:15 to 0:07:36( Edit History Discussion )

John M. McHugh: of this acquisition reform initiative, recognizes as well the unanimity of feeling amongst all the members of both the house and the senate as to the task before us, and i think it's a tribute as well to the president to call some of us down to the white house and told us that he fully supported this

John M. McHugh

0:07:37 to 0:07:57( Edit History Discussion )

John M. McHugh: initiative and urged us to work as today's bill is a result of that effort and i certainly want to start by thanking my dear friend, my partner, my chairman mike skelton, the gentleman from missouri, for providing his leadership that brought the house and particularly the house armed services committee, into

John M. McHugh

0:07:58 to 0:08:18( Edit History Discussion )

John M. McHugh: this very, very important discussion that has developed, this very, very important piece of legislation. as my distinguished chair said, we are, thanks to many. and i want to give a special tip of the h to as well my friend from the gentleman from new jersey, mr. andrews, my partner, our representative on the special panel, mike conaway, the

John M. McHugh

0:08:19 to 0:08:39( Edit History Discussion )

John M. McHugh: gentleman from texas, and all of the special panel's members who really did an outstanding job in meeting with the department representatives and discussing the initiatives with representatives of the industry and members of both houses of the legislature and brought this important bill before us.

John M. McHugh

0:08:40 to 0:09:01( Edit History Discussion )

John M. McHugh: it is a critical measure and it really is th proposal. it portends the oppor save literally hundreds and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, dollars that now probably go to expenses and to costs that should and could be avoided. and as well ensures that every

John M. McHugh

0:09:02 to 0:09:21( Edit History Discussion )

John M. McHugh: tax dollar we do spend goes appropriately to providing the best weapons systems we can to keep those brave men and women in uniform safe, who do such an amazing job with us. i join my chairman, mr. skelton, in urging all members to soundly and enthusiastically and with great pride support this conference report.

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