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House Proceeding 06-16-09 on Jun 16th, 2009 :: 0:16:10 to 0:18:35
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Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:16:08 to 0:16:29( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: our troops, and that's unacceptable to the american people. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from wisconsin continues to reserve his time. the gentleman from california. mr. lewis: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. frelinghuysen, member of the the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:16:10 to 0:18:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:16:30 to 0:16:51( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: recognized for two minutes. mr. frelinghuysen: i thank the gentleman for yielding and i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. frelinghuysen: if the defense portion of this supplemental was considered as a standalone legislation it would receive my support and the majority of those on this side of the aisle. we recognize that we need to provide our deployed men and women all volunteers with the

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:16:52 to 0:17:13( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: funding and resources they need to commit to their ongoing missions in iraq and afghanistan. but, unfortunately, the majority has added items to this measure totally unrelated to these wars. first, the much-debated i.m.f. provision which interestingly enough allows our country drawing rights for the first time in the history of the i.m.f. secondly, the majority stripped language in this bill that

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:17:14 to 0:17:36( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: would prevented release of photographs of detainees, thus endangers u.s. citizens and members of our own armed forces overseas. thirdly, the majority inserted water downed language on the closing of guantanamo bay allowing these dangerous prisoners to be brought to the u.s. for a trial 45 days after the obama administration submit certain paperwork to congress.

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:17:37 to 0:17:57( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: these all represent reasons to vote no to send this legislation back to the drawing board and to cam back with a straightforward bill that supports our troops. but my colleagues, i want to use this time to talk about the direction of our national security funding, our defense spending. if you believe the administration this will be the last supplemental

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:17:58 to 0:18:18( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: appropriations bill to fund our operations in afghanistan and iraq. even though our forces will remain in iraq for a significant number of years and our efforts in afghanistan are just now ramping up. the administration says it's putting such costs for future soldier needs into the base appropriations bill. however, it doesn't take a

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen

0:18:19 to 0:18:35( Edit History Discussion )

Rodney P. Frelinghuysen: green eye shade to determine that the administration's request, combined with a rate of inflation, essentially adds up to no growth. we're standing still, we're threading water, and in a world where the north koreans threaten conventional nuclear

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