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House Proceeding 06-24-09 on Jun 24th, 2009 :: 1:06:35 to 1:09:50
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Harold Rogers

1:06:31 to 1:06:51( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: procedures this amendment does not contain any congressional earmarks and i ask members to support this amendment. reserve the balance of my time. the chair: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky rise? mr. rogers: to claim the time in opposition, madam speaker. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. rogers: madam chairman, it

Harold Rogers

1:06:35 to 1:09:50( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Harold Rogers

Harold Rogers

1:06:52 to 1:07:12( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: saddens me that the long standing, cherished that digs of debate within this chambe-- traditions of debate within this chamber have come to this. the so-called manager's amendment that is more about limiting the time on today's debate and placating the interests of democrats than truly improving this bill. so i rise in opposition to this

Harold Rogers

1:07:13 to 1:07:35( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: amendment. not on the substance of the amendment itself, mind you, but on the flawed and misguided procedure under which it's being offered. we seldom do manager's amendments on appropriations bills on the floor. and when on the rare occasion that we have it's been a true

Harold Rogers

1:07:36 to 1:07:56( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: manager's amendment, one that is noncontroversial and bipartisan. this amendment meets the interests of nine democrats and the minority was never consulted on the substance and construction of this amendment. never. furthermore, this amendment

Harold Rogers

1:07:57 to 1:08:20( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: includes a provision that would be subject to a point of order during a normal debate. to make this provision in order, then included in this flawed amendment, and finally denying other members the right to offer their amendments that were clearly germane and in order, including one of this ranking

Harold Rogers

1:08:21 to 1:08:41( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: member is beyond the pail. majority also denies the ability of a hardworking member of our subcommittee and myself as well an opportunity to offer an amendment on e-verify. the way that employers in this country can be sure that an

Harold Rogers

1:08:42 to 1:09:02( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: applicant for work is not an illegal alien. order. both amendments pertain to a critical issue that's germane to this bill. to deny us the ability to offer such legitimate amendments is a complete travesty, especially in light of this amendment before us.

Harold Rogers

1:09:03 to 1:09:24( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: so it is clearly not a manager's amendment in my view. instead it's a vehicle for the majority to further ramrod this bill off the floor through what is perhaps the most closed and arbitrarily constrained debate i've seen in my 28 years or so in congress. i'm very troled by the road

Harold Rogers

1:09:25 to 1:09:45( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: the majority is hding down, with actions such as this, actions that muddle what should be an open debate on one of most critical bills that this body will consider this year. today should be about our homeland security, not partisan politics.

Harold Rogers

1:09:46 to 1:09:51( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: i urge members to reject this flawed procedure.

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