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House Proceeding 06-24-09 on Jun 24th, 2009 :: 0:27:10 to 0:31:40
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Harold Rogers

0:27:10 to 0:31:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Harold Rogers

David Dreier

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

David Dreier: ??

Ed Perlmutter

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

Ed Perlmutter: appropriations for this

David Dreier

0:29:30 to 0:29:30( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: department, there were 178

Ed Perlmutter

0:29:31 to 0:29:34( Edit History Discussion )

Ed Perlmutter: amendments.

David Dreier

0:29:35 to 0:29:36( Edit History Discussion )

David Dreier: offered.

Harold Rogers

0:29:37 to 0:29:58( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: we didn't shut down the process and deny those people the chance to offer the amendments and say their piece about what constituents thoug about the bill. we simy went through them. two days. after a certain period of time, we were able to work out unanimous consent agreements amongst the members of the body to reduce the time allotted to

Harold Rogers

0:29:59 to 0:30:20( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: each amendment. or we substituted a colloquy with the other offerer of the amendment, instead of offering the amendment, and that satisfied them. they had their day in court, so to speak. other amendments were not offered. this is nothing new. this is the practice of this

Harold Rogers

0:30:21 to 0:30:42( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: honored institution to allow members to offer their thoughts and opinions and amendments. if it takes time, that's what democracy is all about. it may not be pretty. the making of sausage is not pretty. that's what we're in the

Harold Rogers

0:30:43 to 0:31:03( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: process and business of doing. you're shutting down the members this body who have legitimate, no order amendments -- in order amendments, almost in toto, and i resent that. the ranking member of the

Harold Rogers

0:31:04 to 0:31:26( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: subcommittee was denied the opportunity to offer his own amendment. a legitimate, in order amendment. that has never happened to my knowledge before. you're making history. but in a sad, sad way. give us the chance to speak for our constituents.

Harold Rogers

0:31:27 to 0:31:40( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: the people that want to know why you're shutting off their voice in this great deliberative body. give us an open rule, as we've always had it. we've never had a restrictive

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