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House Proceeding 06-10-09 on Jun 10th, 2009 :: 1:07:40 to 1:10:50
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Jean Schmidt

1:07:37 to 1:07:57( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: going down that slippery ope because it would not be good for us and i yield back to my colleague from ohio. schmitt schmitt i want to thank the gentlelady for -- mrs. schmitt: i want to thank the -- s. smidt: i want to thank the gentlelady for her kind words on this issue. before i turn this over to another gentleperson regarding

Jean Schmidt

1:07:40 to 1:10:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jean Schmidt

Jean Schmidt

1:07:58 to 1:08:18( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: this issue, i'd like to explain to the speaker one of the situations that we're talking about is the potential funding of abortions for the district of columbia and one of the things that i think we might forget is that article one of the u.s. constitution says congress holds the authority over the district of columbia, exclusive

Jean Schmidt

1:08:19 to 1:08:34( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: legislation in all cases whatsoever. that's why the entire budget for the district of columbia, including revenues generated by local sources, must be appropriated by congress through

Jean Schmidt

1:08:45 to 1:09:06( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: an annual appropriations bill. this was the so-called dornan amendment named after congressman dornan for fiscal year 1989 appropriations bill that he talked about in 1988. this bill has -- this bill has

Jean Schmidt

1:09:07 to 1:09:28( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: been in place pretty much consistently over that time. the white house budget document released on may 7, appendix page 1209 asks congress to reveal the ban on congressionally appropriated funds and replace it with a book keeping requirement that would apply

Jean Schmidt

1:09:29 to 1:09:49( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: only to funds specifically contributed for federal programmed purposes. now, what i want to point out is this, that while the dornan amendment was officially put in place in 1989 and was there until 1993, for a few years under the clinton administration it was relaxed and what happened

Jean Schmidt

1:09:50 to 1:10:10( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: during that time was that the funding for abortions in the district of columbia continued and those funds for abortions actually increased the number of abortions in the district of columbia. and the way they did it was, according to then mayor, they authorized the use of $1 million

Jean Schmidt

1:10:11 to 1:10:33( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: from the, quote, medical charities fund, which was originally set up to help indigent aids patients to pay for those abortions. back during the clinton administration when the dornan amendment was relaxed, specifically prohibiting any money both directly and indirectly into the district of columbia that was federal money for the purpose of abortions,

Jean Schmidt

1:10:34 to 1:10:50( Edit History Discussion )

Jean Schmidt: when that was relaxed, not only did the number of abortions go up, but they used an alternate funding to actually pay for those abortions and that's really the focus of what we're talking about tonight. history of this new administration since taking

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