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House Proceeding on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 1:18:00 to 1:21:20
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Dan Burton

1:17:58 to 1:18:18( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: with that i yield. the speaker pro tempore: gentleman from california's time has expired. the gentleman from frida reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: i yield three minutes to the distinguished gentleman from indiana, mr. burton. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana is recognized for three minutes. mr. burton: i thank my colleague for yielding. brought before the rules committee yesterday and i can't for the life of me figure out

Dan Burton

1:18:00 to 1:21:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

1:18:19 to 1:18:40( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: why in the world the rules committee didn't make these bills in order. let me just talk to you about these three amendments. i would like for the rules committee to comment on them if they would. first of all there is a man who has been indicted in the oil for food scandal with saddam hussein. saddam hussein was kicking millions of dollars to this guy

Dan Burton

1:18:41 to 1:19:01( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: in the oil-for-food scandal, this guy's been indicted. he's hiding in cyprus right now, and the u.n. with our money is going to pay his legal bills and they are almost $1 millioner already. why should the american taxpayers be paying the legal bills of mr.

Dan Burton

1:19:02 to 1:19:22( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: involved in the oil-for-food scandal that we know about? why should the american taxpayer be paying his legal fees? that was one of his amendments. i hope you'll explain why the american taxpayers should pay for that. the second amendment is -- deals with liquid -- l we give to enterprise organizations around the world.

Dan Burton

1:19:23 to 1:19:43( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: we give hundreds of millions of dollarso organizations around the world to help the economies of various countries. and when those enterprise funds are -- and organizations are liquidated, they take that money and they put it into foundations or other organizations within those countries. and right now there's $900

Dan Burton

1:19:44 to 1:20:05( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: million that's sitting out there of american taxpayers' money that's going to foundations and other countriesnd we don't believe all that money should go there because it's not for its intended purpose. so if they want to do that, we think we should get at least half of our money back which would be $450 million. i can't for the life of me figure out why the rules committee wouldn't want to get

Dan Burton

1:20:06 to 1:20:27( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: at least half of our money back that's not used for its intended purpose. it makes no sense to me. and lastly jerusalem and israel is our best ally in the middle east. since the 1967 war, israel has maintained that -- a united

Dan Burton

1:20:28 to 1:20:49( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: jerusalem is indivisible in the eternal capital of israel. and in -- november 14 of congress mandated that the embassy be moved to jerusalem. we mandated our embassy be from tel aviv to jerusalem in 2005. we did give the president waiver authority under certain circumstances.

Dan Burton

1:20:50 to 1:21:10( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: every single year there's been a waiver granted that does not allow our embassy to be moved to jerusalem. i think that'srong. it's time to change that. my amendment would have said that we move our embassy and start bidding the embassy in jerusalem now just as it was proposed and passed by this congress in 2005. so i'd like for my colleagues on

Dan Burton

1:21:11 to 1:21:21( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: th democrat side, to explain to me why these three amendments were not made in order. one dealing with something we have already done and that was

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