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House Proceeding 06-24-09 on Jun 24th, 2009 :: 0:35:50 to 0:38:05
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Henry Cuellar

0:35:47 to 0:36:07( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: for fairness all across the of flooding a-- flooding across the country as well. i thank the chairman and the ranking member. the chair: the gentleman from mr. price: i'd like to recognize our colleague, mr. cuellar, for two minutes. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cuellar: thank you, madam speaker.

Henry Cuellar

0:35:50 to 0:38:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Henry Cuellar

Henry Cuellar

0:36:08 to 0:36:28( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: thank you, mr. chairman. i rise in strong support of this bill and chairman price's management amendment which includes an amendment i co-authored with martin hendrick to prevent government waste and abuse of efficiency makes sure that no taxpayer dollars will be used to purchase first class tickets for the employees of

Henry Cuellar

0:36:29 to 0:36:50( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: agencies funded by this bill exce as allowed by law. madam speaker, it goes without saying that the federal government should never use taxpayer dollars for luxuries and excessive spending. to say that these are difficult economic times is an understatement. there's never been a more important moment for the federal government to demonstrate that

Henry Cuellar

0:36:51 to 0:37:12( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: the a careful steward of taxpayer dollars and won't engage in frivolous excesses. just as every american household is gathering around its kitchen table finding ways to reduce cost and cut waste, the federal government has the responsibility to do the same. fiscal responsibility should be a primary objective of every member and as a member of the fiscal responsibility -- blue

Henry Cuellar

0:37:13 to 0:37:33( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: dog coalition, i will continue to work with my colleagues to address the increasing national debt that we have. however, it is important that we tackle every cost-saving opportunity, large or small, to meet that goal. i'm pleased that chairman price included this amendment in his manager's amendment. i'd also like to thank my colleague from new mexico, mr.

Henry Cuellar

0:37:34 to 0:37:54( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: hendrick, for working with me on this issue and for his dedication in cost-saving issues. thank you. i don't see mr. hendrick here, so i would like to yield the balance of my time to the chairman. thank you very much. gentleman, reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from kentucky.

Henry Cuellar

0:37:55 to 0:38:05( Edit History Discussion )

Henry Cuellar: mr. rogers: can i inquire of the time remaining? the chair: the gentleman from kentucky has 14 minutes remaining. the gentleman from north carolina has also 14 minutes

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