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House Proceeding 06-19-09 on Jun 19th, 2009 :: 0:36:05 to 0:38:35
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Steve Scalise

0:36:01 to 0:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: people interested in doing that, go through their own member of congress to book their reservation and get a tour of the capitol from the person who represents you in washington. and i continue to reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida reserves. the gentleman fr mr. aderholt: i yield two minutes to the distinguished the

Steve Scalise

0:36:05 to 0:38:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Steve Scalise

0:36:23 to 0:36:43( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. scalise: i would like to thank my colleague from alabama. i rise in opposition to this legislative appropriations bill. while i appreciate the work that's been done in putting this bill together, i think it's been a disservice to the american people that the amendments that

Steve Scalise

0:36:44 to 0:37:04( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: were filed by so many members on our side to actually cut the growth of spending in this bill were not allowed to come to the floor and ruled out of order. i think it's a sad day when someone attempts to cut spending in a bill that in this case grows government by the se of 7% is ruled out of order and not allowed to be debated on this

Steve Scalise

0:37:05 to 0:37:26( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: house floor. i think what's happening now and we saw this yesterday, there was a $64 billion piece of legislation that was brought before congress yesterday, which represent add 12% growth. 12% growth in government at a time when americans across the country are cutting their

Steve Scalise

0:37:27 to 0:37:48( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: spending because we are living in tough economic times. there are some people in this leadership in congress don't get the fact that people want us to cut spending here in washington and not spend at record levels. i think it was very sad that on this this floor yesterday, eight hours was spent on a bill, where $64 billion of taxpayer money was being spent.

Steve Scalise

0:37:49 to 0:38:09( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: and we were trying to bring up amendments to cut that rapid growth in spending. and people just last night and today in the leadership on this floor actually used the comments that delaying tactics, they called our amendments to cut spending delaying tactics. some of their members used the term nonsense and foolishness when describing our amendments

Steve Scalise

0:38:10 to 0:38:30( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: to cut spending. now, some people on thother side want to spend money so fast that if we put up an amendment to cut spending, to cut growth in spending, they call that a delaying tactic. i think americans across this country want more of those type of delaying tactics to slow down this runaway train of massive

Steve Scalise

0:38:31 to 0:38:36( Edit History Discussion )

Steve Scalise: federal spending, money we don't have. every dollar we spend in congress from today all the way

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