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House Proceeding 06-07-06 on Jun 7th, 2006 :: 0:29:47 to 0:33:44
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0:29:30 to 0:29:47( Edit History Discussion )

to preside over the committee of the whole. will the gentleman from arkansas, mr. -- i need my glasses here -- mr. boozman take the chair temporarily? the house is in the committee of the

Brian Baird

0:29:47 to 0:30:01( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: whole house on the state of the union for the consideration of h.r. 5521, which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill making appropriations for the legislative branch for the

Brian Baird

0:29:47 to 0:33:44( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Brian Baird

Brian Baird

0:30:01 to 0:30:14( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: fiscal year ending september 30, 2007, and for other purposes. the chairman: pursuant to rule the bill is considered read the first time. the gentleman from california, mr. lewis, and the

Brian Baird

0:30:14 to 0:30:32( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: gentleman from wisconsin, mr. obey, each will control 30 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. lewis: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume.

Brian Baird

0:30:32 to 0:30:47( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: the chairman: without objection. mr. lewis: the bill we bring before you today is a legislative branch bill that funds the activities of the house. the bill includes approximately $3 billion,

Brian Baird

0:30:47 to 0:31:04( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: excluding the senate items, and an increase of about 3.6% over f.y. 2006. we worked very closely with mr. obey and his staff developing this bill. i want to thank the committee members on both sides

Brian Baird

0:31:04 to 0:31:22( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: of the aisle as well as our very fine staff for the work that they've done. while the bill is very small in size, it is the fundamental oil that allows the legislative branch to carry out

Brian Baird

0:31:22 to 0:31:35( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: its important responsibilities relative to our nation's legislative and governmental interests here in washington. the bill represents a $224 million reduction or 6.9% below the request. there will

Brian Baird

0:31:35 to 0:31:51( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: be no further reduction of the current work force. all personnel, cost of living increases and other pay costs are provided. the capitol visitor's center is funded at the cost to complete level

Brian Baird

0:31:51 to 0:32:06( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: at $25.6 million. this amount reflect the g.a.o.'s latest estimate and the architect has concurred with the estimate. an additional $20.5 million is included for project fitout and operations,

Brian Baird

0:32:06 to 0:32:20( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: essentially getting the place ready to go. the bill establishes an inspector general in the architect capitol's office. we expect to complete this bill today and move forward from there to the

Brian Baird

0:32:20 to 0:32:35( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: foreign operations bill. with that, i reserve the balance of my time. the chairman: the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. obey: mr. chairman, my views on this bill are well-known as well as the

Brian Baird

0:32:35 to 0:32:56( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: provisions in it. i think the report speaks for itself. i'm prepared to yield back if the gentleman is. the chairman: the gentleman from california. mr. lewis: and i'm prepared to yield back the

Brian Baird

0:32:56 to 0:33:10( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: balance of my time. the chairman: all time for general debate has expired. pursuant to house rule, the bill is considered read for amendment under the five-minute rule. no amendment to the bill

Brian Baird

0:33:10 to 0:33:25( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: shall be in order except those printed in house report 109-487. each amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report,

Brian Baird

0:33:25 to 0:33:44( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: shall be considered read, debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be

0:33:44 to 0:34:01( Edit History Discussion )

subject to demand for division of the question. it's now in order to consider amendment number 1 printed in house report 109-487. it's now in order to consider amendment number 2 printed in house

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