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House Proceeding on Jun 12th, 2009 :: 1:01:35 to 1:03:30
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Virginia Foxx

1:01:31 to 1:01:54( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: about tobacco and start telling the truth. for too many years the tobacco industry has sold us a line. attempted to tell us what they are selng. but in reality the only thing they have been sickness and death. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlewoman from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker.

Virginia Foxx

1:01:35 to 1:03:30( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

1:01:55 to 1:02:16( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: i want to say that mr. buyer has brought up again the issue the alternatives that are proven more effective. but those alternatives are not being properly considered by the majority party. dertment of health and human services secretary levitt has noted that this legislation could be also viewed by foreign

Virginia Foxx

1:02:17 to 1:02:38( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: countries as a hostile trade action. many of the clove and other flavored cigarettes banne under this bill are manufactured in foreign countries. however this bill expressly permits production of men tall -- men tall -- men that will -- menthal cigarettes.

Virginia Foxx

1:02:39 to 1:03:00( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: ultimately retaliatory measures could be taken against american made products which could lead to unnecessary trade disputes with a negative effect on economic growth. as mr. buyer again pointed out earlier, most of us do not want to encourage smoking. but we oppose this bill on the

Virginia Foxx

1:03:01 to 1:03:22( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: basis that it is establishing a new federal authority for the regulation of the tobacco industry and putting the f.d.a. in charge of this. the tobacco industry should continue to be related -- regulated at the state level. we should not expand the federal government to add another layer of bureaucracy to the already overburdened food and drug administration and a

Virginia Foxx

1:03:23 to 1:03:30( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: another layer of regulation to americans, consumers, and lives. this is not the direction we need to go but it is the direction, again, that the

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