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House Proceeding on Jun 19th, 2009 :: 0:26:50 to 0:29:15
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Dean Heller

0:26:47 to 0:27:07( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: to debate these issues. i would now like to yield such time as he may consume to my colleague from nevada, mr. hiller. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. heller: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank my friend for

Dean Heller

0:26:50 to 0:29:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dean Heller

Dean Heller

0:27:08 to 0:27:28( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: yielding. i rise in opposition to this rule and the underlying bill which proposes a $300 million increase over last year for the operations of this house. that's a $-- that's a 6.3% increase at a time most americans' budgets are rinking.

Dean Heller

0:27:29 to 0:27:49( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: 53% of this goes to allowances which we use for operating our offices and keeping in touch with constituents. i'll be the first to tell you my office could use an m.r.a. increase. my district is several hundred thousand miles.

Dean Heller

0:27:50 to 0:28:10( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: i fly thousands of mile d drive thousands of miles. keeping in touch with thousands of nevadans takes a significant amount of funds, but i am always mindful of the fact that m.r.a. funds are taxpayer dollars by another name and i have a responsibility to use them responsibly. many of my constituents and

Dean Heller

0:28:11 to 0:28:31( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: yours are making do with less. we have a responsibility to make similar sacrifices. some counties in my district are facing 15% unemployment. statewide unemployme is hovering around 11%. well above the national average of 9%. nevada's current unemployment level ishe highest rate of joblessness since the began

Dean Heller

0:28:32 to 0:28:53( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: keeping track or keeping record in 1976. our state budget crisis led them to cut back services some 20%. meanwhile, nevada has been hit hardest by the wave of foreclosures sweeping the united states. those lucky enough to have a job are also making tough decisions. moms and dads across the

Dean Heller

0:28:54 to 0:29:14( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: country are sitting around the kitchen table deciding what must be cut from their budgets so they can pay their bills and feed their children as the cost of living continues to skyrocket. meanwhile, our nation as a whole faces an $11 trillion debt. last night in spite of irresponsible journalism this morning by "the politico" to the contrary, i offered and

Dean Heller

0:29:15 to 0:29:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dean Heller: amendment to the rules

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