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House Proceeding on May 22nd, 2008 :: 0:22:15 to 0:28:27
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Susan Collins

0:18:03 to 0:22:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Susan Collins

Susan Collins

0:22:01 to 0:22:15( Edit History Discussion )

Susan Collins: you, mr. speaker. for the purposes of debate only i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from washington, mr. hastings. all time yielded during consideration of the rule is for debate

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:22:15 to 0:22:24( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: only. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on house resolution 1218. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. so ordered. million

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:22:15 to 0:28:27( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dennis A. Cardoza

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:22:24 to 0:22:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: cardoza: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cardoza: mr. speaker, house resolution 218 provides for the further consideration

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:22:42 to 0:22:53( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: of h.r. 5658. the duncan dunter national defense authorization act for the year 2009 under a structured rule with -- without further general debate. the rule makes in order 58 amendments submitted

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:22:53 to 0:23:10( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: to the rules committee for consideration under this rule. thrule waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the committee report and the amendments en bloc except those

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:23:10 to 0:23:24( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: arising under clause 9 or 10 of rule 21. the rule provides for one motion to recommit with or without instruions. the rule also provides that in the engrossment of h.r. 5658 the text of h.r.

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:23:24 to 0:23:40( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: 6048 as passed by the house shall be added at the en of h.r. 5658. finally, the rule allows the speaker to entertain motions to suspend the rules through the legislative day of thursday,

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:23:40 to 0:23:54( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: may 22, 2008, relating to any measure pertaining to agriculture programs. mr. speaker, this rule will allow the house to finish consideration of h.r. 5658, the duncan hunte r national defense

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:23:54 to 0:24:09( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: authorization act of fiscal year 2009. general debate on this measure conclude last night. this two-part process has been used over the years to ensure that the rules committee has ample

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:24:09 to 0:24:19( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: time to consider amendments submitted to the committee. this year 121 amendments were submitted for consideration. as my friend from florida, mr. hastings, said on the floor yesterday, the

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:24:19 to 0:24:32( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: defense authorization bill is one of the most comprehensive and important pieces of legislation this house considers each year. i salute the chairman of the armed services committee, mr. skelton,

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:24:32 to 0:24:44( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: and ranking member hunter for their hard work and cooperative effort in bringing this piece of legislation to the floor. their bill passed the armed services committee by a vote of 61-0. a

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:24:44 to 0:24:58( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: testament to their bipartisan efforts and desire to ensure our armed forces have all the tools they need to maintain our national security and to provide our service members in harm's way with

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:24:58 to 0:25:12( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: the best gear and force protection possible. america has the finest military in the world, mr. speaker. unfortunately the bush administration's policies in iraq have depleted our great military, put a tremendous

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:25:12 to 0:25:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: strain on our troops, and dropped the army's readiness to unprecedented levels. h.r. 5658 takes us in a new direction. it will help restore our nation's military readiness and protect our troops in harm's

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:25:27 to 0:25:39( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: way. this bill supports our troops and their family by giving the military pay -- a pay raise larger than was requested by the president, and prohibiting tricare fee increases. it focuses

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:25:39 to 0:25:52( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: on the war in afghanistan. it also includes iraq policy provisions that ban permanent bases in iraq and require the iraqi government to pay its fair share of reconstruction costs. in the spirit of

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:25:52 to 0:26:03( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: maintaining the committee agreement and the overwhelming bipartisan support for this bill and to further ensure our military is fully prepared and our troops get the benefits theyeserve, the rules

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:26:03 to 0:26:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: committee has made in order 58 amendments for consideration on the floor today. these are amendments that the rules committee and the armed services committee has determined would not disrupt

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:26:16 to 0:26:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: the bill's carefully negotiated content and are warranted for further consideration. in addition, this rule also allows the speaker to bring up under suspension of the rules any measure pertaining

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:26:27 to 0:26:40( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: to agricultural programs. as we all know and we heard on the floor yesterday an unintentional clerical error occurred prior to enrollment of the farm bill. as a result the preulsident did

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:26:40 to 0:26:52( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: not receive the full bill. the distinguished majority it leader, mr. hoyer, has been working to remedy this situation so the president may receive the full bill for his consideration. as a result if

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:26:52 to 0:27:03( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: a resolution is reached and i do not know the status of the negotiations between mr. hoyer and mr. boehner, the results end product will be brought to the floor without further delay so that we may complete

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:27:03 to 0:27:18( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: nearly two years' of effort and deliver once and for all on the promises we made long ago to america's farmers and ranchers. in the meantime i must remind our colleagues that the current

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:27:18 to 0:27:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: farm bill extension is set to expire unless we act today. whether a resolution is reached in the coming days or how we resolve this clerical error, we must, mr. speaker, extend the current

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:27:27 to 0:27:41( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: farm bill and this rule will simply allow that to occur. much will be made of this rule by my friends on the other side of the aisle, but i will remind them that any farm bill measure that may come

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:27:41 to 0:27:53( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: before the house today will come up under suspension of the rules. that means that 2/3 of the house must support any suspension bill in order for it to pass the house. that further means that

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:27:53 to 0:28:09( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: there will be no political gamesmanship and we must have a strong bipartisan vote in order to pass any bill that reaches the floor. the farm bill conference report has overwhelming bipartisan support.

Dennis A. Cardoza

0:28:09 to 0:28:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: it passed this house with 318 votes. it passed the senate with 81 votes. it represents the tireless effort of many members, including myself, and is far too important to fail, mr. speaker,

Doc Hastings

0:28:27 to 0:28:38( Edit History Discussion )

Doc Hastings: especially in the light of what was an unintended clerical error. . this rule offers swift passage and a remedy of our already passed farm bill. and i demand that my colleagues on both sides

Doc Hastings

0:28:27 to 0:38:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Doc Hastings

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