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House Proceeding 06-17-09 on Jun 17th, 2009 :: 0:23:30 to 0:26:55
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Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:11 to 0:23:31( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: commerce, justice, and state appropriations bill for f.y. 2010 under a structured rule. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlelady is recognized. ms. slaughter: madam speaker, i know it's safe to say this has been a memorable appropriations process. for both sides. we are only getting started on this bumpy ride.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:30 to 0:26:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:32 to 0:23:52( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: appropriation bills often generate very emotional responses on all sides and this year is no different. the process is time consuming on rules know that we were not meeting well after 1:00 a.m. this morning simply because we like each other's company. the rule we rise to consider today came about as a result of

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:23:53 to 0:24:14( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: concern from the appropriations committee that we were unlikely to get an agreement from the minority for set and reasonable schedule -- to consider these spending bills. without such an agreement there was a very real that the process could have degenerate food a drawn out battle jeordizing our party's commitment to getting each of

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:24:15 to 0:24:35( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: the 12 appropriations bills completed on time this year. at all costs our party wanted to avoid a repeat of the disastrous two-month stalemate that shut down the government in 1995 and 1996. and while it's sometimes tempting for the party and minority to clowblow up the process, as leaders in the house

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:24:36 to 0:24:56( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: we are determined to legislate in a way that ground and makes everybody proud. moreover, we have in recent years detected a trend where more and more amendments are give appropriations bills. often for no other reason than political gamesmanshior

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:24:57 to 0:25:19( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: stunts. there is not a single amendment to this bill in fiscal year 2003, but this year we had 127 amendments filed on the bill as of the tuesday deadline. that suggested to us we were in for what potentially could have been a tearous and ill considered amendments none of of which would have allowed us of getting

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:25:20 to 0:25:40( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: closer to our goal of getting intoaw by the president. wh became clear this week the minority was not ready to a clear and firm schedule for the finishing the work on appropriations bills, we decided we ahead with a clear and concise plan. our proposal sets out a best balancing act between doing the

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:25:41 to 0:26:02( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: people's business and still giving both parties ample opport with amendments and discussion. under the schedule we will setaside a structured rule that provides for no additional amendments other than the ones previously agreed to by the rules committee. each of those amendments shall be debatable for 10 minutes.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:26:03 to 0:26:25( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: i firmly believe that given the refusal of the minority to agree to a schedule for getting the work done, that this represents a workable compromise that wil allow us to vote on the appropriations bills in a timely and efficient way. more importantly, it allows us appropriations bills in the next six weeks while at the sa time making progress on other crucial

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:26:26 to 0:26:46( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: legislation facing congress as health care, climate change, and supporting our troops. i hope my colleagues on both sides will join me this morning i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: thank you, madam speaker. i'd like to thank my friend the distinguished gentlewoman from

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

0:26:47 to 0:26:55( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: new york, ms. slaughter, for the time. i yield myself sh time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. diaz-balart: madam speaker,

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