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House Proceeding 06-10-09 on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 0:30:20 to 0:32:55
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Dan Burton

0:30:02 to 0:30:23( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. burton: i want to thank the ranking member and i want to compliment her opening staff, you covered just about

Dan Burton

0:30:20 to 0:32:55( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dan Burton

Dan Burton

0:30:24 to 0:30:44( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: everything and did it well. i want to compliment your staff for working hard on it. i'm perplexed by this bill. there is some language in there i like. for instance, the commitment to israel giving them support for their missile defense system. i think that's a positive. but there's so many negatives in this bill that it's going to make it very difficult for those who would like to support it to not be table. let me give you a couple of examples. the ranking member just

Dan Burton

0:30:45 to 0:31:07( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: mentioned that. north korea should be called a terrorist state. they're launching missiles and stretening the security of the entire region as well as giving nuclear technology to other countries. in addition to that, there's money in here, our tax dollars, that are going to defend mr. savan who is hiding out in cyprus right now because he's

Dan Burton

0:31:08 to 0:31:28( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: been indicted and the u.n., using our tax dollars, are going to pay for his defense which is almost $1 million. we shouldn't be using taxpayer dollars for that and ought to let the u.n. know it. in addition to that, the bill sin creasing spending by 12% to $41 billion over awo-year period. there's a pay raise in there.

Dan Burton

0:31:29 to 0:31:49( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: i understand these people work very hard but we're having difficult times here at home. people in this country are suffering. they want to give a 23% increase in pay to overseas foreign service officers. i just don't get that. maybe a pay raise of some size should be realized but 23% when this country is suffering economically?

Dan Burton

0:31:50 to 0:32:10( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: it makes no sense. it also create -- creates an office for global women's issue and it's likely this office will include the advancement of abortion advocacy abroad. i don't think this body ought to be doing that. strongly in the right to life provisions that we have

Dan Burton

0:32:11 to 0:32:32( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: supported in the past. it would require -- are we out of time? ms. ros-lehtinen: i'd like to yield an additional 30 seconds to the gentleman. mr. burton: i thank the gentlelady for reading. of course it has a sexual orientation language which would require the tracking of discrimination related to

Dan Burton

0:32:33 to 0:32:53( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: sexual orientation for actual or perceived sexual orientation and gender identify violations. finally, it increases u.n. spending by so much and the contributions we'd have to give by 32% over the 2009 levels. this is not a good part of the bill. we'd like to support the bill

Dan Burton

0:32:54 to 0:32:56( Edit History Discussion )

Dan Burton: but unfortunately there's too

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