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House Proceeding on Jun 11th, 2009 :: 0:51:05 to 0:53:30
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Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:51:02 to 0:51:23( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: general of california, dan lungren. i would suggest all of us read them with care in the congressional record. i'm proud to yield four minutes to my colleague, rodney frelinghuysen. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for four minutes. mr. speaker, thank you. i thank the gentleman for yielding. i rise in strong support of the motion to instruct conferees providing for supplemental

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:51:05 to 0:53:30( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:51:24 to 0:51:44( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: appropriations for ongoing operations in afghanistan and iraq. my colleagues, i support the portion of these instruction that is would require the secretary of defense to certify if the release of photographs of detainees would endanger citizens of the u.s. or members of the armed services. we send our soldiers, sailors,

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:51:45 to 0:52:05( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: marines, and airmen abroad to protect our security. we owe it to them to make sure we do not do anything that puts them in needless jeopardy. and i also strongly support the notion that we need to endorse a higher house funding levels defense and military construction. absolutely needed. if we can believe the administration and the

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:52:06 to 0:52:26( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: congressional leadership, this will be the last supplemental bill to fund the needs of our soldiers in iraq. and may i add, their mission, those soldiers' mission, expanded mission in afghanistan. personally i find that hard to believe. this supplemental should not be considered in a vacuum. what should not be lost in all

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:52:27 to 0:52:48( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: of this is that our president is proposing a defense budget that barely keeps up with inflation and specifically contains a significant cut in our ballistic missile program. at a timehen north korea and iran are testing their capabilities and quite honestly testing our resolve.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:52:49 to 0:53:11( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: and have concerns about the expand spending authority of the international monetary fund. who would be eligible to tap that fund? in terms of drawing rights. what's more bizarre is that under the recent agreements that i have been reading, that we have been reading about, the

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:53:12 to 0:53:30( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: united states of america now is eligible. should we say like other third world countries torques have its own drawing rights. which is totally bizarre and inappropriate. madam speaker, our first responsibility as members is to protect our constituents, including those in the military. this motion to instruct helps

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