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House Proceeding 06-16-09 on Jun 16th, 2009 :: 0:44:15 to 0:47:30
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John A. Boehner

0:44:11 to 0:44:31( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: mr. speaker, i do have one additional speaker and i'm very proud to yield one minute to the republic?? leader, mr. boehner. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. boehner: mr. speaker and my colleagues, i said earlier this year that when the president does what we think is the right

John A. Boehner

0:44:15 to 0:47:30( Edit History Discussion )
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John A. Boehner

0:44:32 to 0:44:53( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: thing for the american people that he'll have no stronger allies than house republicans. we believe that the president has a responsible strategy in iraq and in afghanistan, and we in fact have supported him. when this troop funding bill left the house it left with a broad bipartisan majority. and as this bill is now

John A. Boehner

0:44:54 to 0:45:15( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: considered after a conference with the senate there are a couple of very troubling parts of this bill. first and foremost, the addition of a $108 billion le of credit for the international monetary fund i think is unnecessary in this bill. and it's unnecessary because to

John A. Boehner

0:45:16 to 0:45:37( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: ask our troops to carry money for a global bailout, frankly, i think it's unfair. this -- you know, there's only about $80 billion in this bill for our troops and here wee asking him to spend $30 billion more to carry this global bailout. i have to tell you what, we may have enough money in the united

John A. Boehner

0:45:38 to 0:45:59( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: states to solve our economic problems, but i'll guarantee you we don't have enough money to solve the world's economic problem. and when we think about the fact that we don't have $108 billion to loan to the i.m.f., so what's going to happen here? the united states is going to go to china, we're going to borrow $108 billion and we're

John A. Boehner

0:46:00 to 0:46:20( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: going to give it to the i.m.f. and they're going to give it to the countries most of whom don't like us very much. i would suspect that most of my constituents would say this is a bad deal. boehner, we expect you to vote no. and trust me, i am going to vote no. but the fact is it doesn't belong in this bill. the issue should be debated on

John A. Boehner

0:46:21 to 0:46:43( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: its own and should be voted up or down on its own. and the second issue was that the senate included language in their bill that would have protected these photos of detainees from being released. general traeus and odierno and others said that the release of these photos will endanger our troops.

John A. Boehner

0:46:44 to 0:47:06( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: i believe it will cripple the ability of our intelligence officials to do their job. and yet while it was supported in this house last week with another broad bipartisan vote, the language isn't in the bill. it's been taken out at the demands of the fringe left. and so i would suggest to my colleagues that this is not a

John A. Boehner

0:47:07 to 0:47:28( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: bill that i can support. i want to do everything i can to help our troops. they're doing a marvelous job on our behalf in helping keep americans safe. but to load this bill up wh this kind of political gamesmanship is not what the american people expect of their congress. and so i wou ask my colleagues, stand up and say no to this bill, let's bring back

John A. Boehner

0:47:29 to 0:47:31( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: the broad bipartisan majority that passed the first bill and

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