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House Proceeding 06-17-09 on Jun 17th, 2009 :: 0:55:20 to 1:00:00
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John A. Boehner

0:55:16 to 0:55:37( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: stand up for our grandchildren who are being saddled with a legacy of debt and vote against this rule. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york. mssl i wl c to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: i ask my friend if she has any additional speakers. ms. slaughter: i have not. mr. diaz-balart: i yield one minute to the distinguished

John A. Boehner

0:55:20 to 1:00:00( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John A. Boehner

John A. Boehner

0:55:38 to 0:56:00( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: republican leader, mr. boehner. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio, the minority leader, is recognized for one minute. mr. boehner: let me thank my colleague for yielding. remind my colleagues that the constitution prodes that the congress of the united states shall determine spending. the constitution of the united

John A. Boehner

0:56:01 to 0:56:21( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: states also empowers our citizens to send their elected representative to washington to reesent them. collectively we represent the american people. if you think about where we have been this year, we had the nearly $1 trillion stimulus plan when you look at the interest

John A. Boehner

0:56:22 to 0:56:43( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: that's going to be paid on it. we had over $400 billion omnibus appropriation bill that had 9,000 earmarks in it. we had a budget that came through here that has trillion dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see. we bailed out wall street. we have bailed out the auto companies.

John A. Boehner

0:56:44 to 0:57:04( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: we are spending money and racking up debt at record levels. so here we are, we are starting the annual appropriations process. 12 appropriation bills that will spend nearly $1.5 trillion that we do not have. $1.5 trillion we are going to have to borrow from the american

John A. Boehner

0:57:05 to 0:57:25( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: people and further imprison our kids and grandkids. and you would think that as we are debating the spending of this $1.5 trillion that the majority would do as it has done for most of our history and allow for an open debate. allow for a process that

John A. Boehner

0:57:26 to 0:57:47( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: protects the franchise of each member of this body. but, no, we couldn't do that. there were conversations over the last couple of weeks about how to limit this process. and i made it clear to the majority leader and to the chairmanf the appropriations committee that i wasn't going to agree to limit the ability of

John A. Boehner

0:57:48 to 0:58:09( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: members to participate in this process as we try to control spending in this body. i made it very clear to mr. obey and to mr. hoyer we would work with them in an open process to facilitate it to try to maximize the number of bills that could be finished before the august recess.

John A. Boehner

0:58:10 to 0:58:30( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: but apparently that wasn't good enough. so we came up with this convoluted process where we were going to require members to preprint their amendments. and all that did was drive up the number of amendments, most of which probably were never going to be offered. but the real point here is that there is a serious issue about

John A. Boehner

0:58:31 to 0:58:54( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: how much spending and how much debt is piling up on the backs of the american people. members on both sides of the aisle want to have a real debate about how much spending is enough. and if we are going to spend, what is the appropriate way to spend? the american people sent us here and they gave us the world's

John A. Boehner

0:58:55 to 0:59:15( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: most expensive credit card. i would also describe it as the most dangerous credit card in the history of the world. it's a voting card for a member of congress. and our constituents expect us to use this responsibly on their behalf. i can tell you that most of my colleagues on this side of the aisle believe that the majority is using this card recklessly to

John A. Boehner

0:59:16 to 0:59:37( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: build up deficits and build up debt to record levels. the amount of debt and the amount of spending is going to imprison our kids and grandkids. all we want to do is have an opportunity to debate just how much spending is enough. that's what we are asking for. but to deny us our rights,

John A. Boehner

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

John A. Boehner: protected under the constitution, denies the american people their chance to say how much spending is enough. i'm going to ask my colleagues on both sides of the aisle, let's do the right thing. let's defeat this resolution that's in front of us that will restrict the rights of all members. if we can defeat this resolution, we can go to a

John A. Boehner

1:00:00 to 1:00:00( Edit History Discussion )

John A. Boehner: process that can work in a

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