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House Proceeding on Jun 19th, 2009 :: 0:24:40 to 0:26:45
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Virginia Foxx

0:24:37 to 0:24:58( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: economic realities that nation is facing. time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina, for what purpose do you rise? ms. foxx: thank you, m speaker, i thank my colleague

Virginia Foxx

0:24:40 to 0:26:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

0:24:59 to 0:25:20( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: for yielding us time to discuss the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is -- the gentlelady is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you. i yield myself such time as i may consume. we have a situation here demonstrated yesterday in terms of republican concern on how we're going to do business in the house. yesterday, the democrats made in order only one amendment

Virginia Foxx

0:25:21 to 0:25:41( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: which had been offered to this rule. 20 total amendments were submitted 14rk by republicans, four by democrats, and two bipartisan. two years ago, they made three of 23 amendments in order which is three times as many as now. last year we didn't even

Virginia Foxx

0:25:42 to 0:26:02( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: consider appropriations bills on the floor so maybe an argument could be made that th was even worse, and even though the democrats were in charge last year, they blame republicanners in fact that we couldn't deal with the appropriations bills on the floor and the fact that there was a republican president. so -- but in 2006, the last

Virginia Foxx

0:26:03 to 0:26:23( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: year republicans were in the majority, we made all seven amendments submitted to the rules committee in order. that's the way it should be. we should be debatin these bills on the floor. earlier, our colleague from michigan implied that requiring debate and voting on issues before the house is

Virginia Foxx

0:26:24 to 0:26:44( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: dysfunctional. it is exactly what the pele of this country have sent us here for. they want us to take positions on these issues and not hide behind them. we keep wondering what the democrats are afraid of, why do they not want amendments on the floor? they have a majority, a fairly

Virginia Foxx

0:26:45 to 0:26:46( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: large majority, but they refuse

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