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House Proceeding 06-25-09 on Jun 25th, 2009 :: 0:12:40 to 0:15:05
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Neil Abercrombie

0:12:38 to 0:12:58( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: hearing, subcommittee markups, committee markups, none of this was brought up. support this mark. defeat this motion to recommit. mr. skelton: i yield two minutes to the the gentleman from hawaii, the chairman of the air, land subcommittee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman may not yield blocks

Neil Abercrombie

0:12:40 to 0:15:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Neil Abercrombie

Neil Abercrombie

0:12:59 to 0:13:20( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: of time. but the gentleman from hawaii is recognized. mr. abercrombie: i'm the chairman of the air, land subcommitt and i feel very, very deeply that this amendment put forward in this recommitment motion right now is not made in

Neil Abercrombie

0:13:21 to 0:13:42( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: order in the way we work. the phrases used on the other side of the aisle, there are no sides of the aisle in the air, land subcommittee. every single member of that committee is recognized by this chairman as not only equal in terms of their input, but equal in terms of their commitment to

Neil Abercrombie

0:13:43 to 0:14:06( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: the defense of this country. you folks know me here. this does no-- this kind of thing does not take place in our subcommittee. let me give you -- there is no side of the aisle when it comes to the defense of this nation. just to give you a couple of quick examples, on the stryker vehicle, we have $338 million in

Neil Abercrombie

0:14:07 to 0:14:28( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: there on top of the $200 million-plus we put in the supplemental. we were never given any other number despite any opportunity that anybody could have had to bring that number forward. on the all-terrain vehicles, $4. 45 billion vehicles for 1,000 vehicles, upgrades, retrofit,

Neil Abercrombie

0:14:29 to 0:14:50( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: operation and maintenance. if there's one thing that this chairman, ike skelton, has done in the committee for both republicans and democrats who have the responsibility and obligations as members of the armed services committee is to see that readiness is first, foremost and fundamental in our i ask you, i ask you as a fellow

Neil Abercrombie

0:14:51 to 0:15:06( Edit History Discussion )

Neil Abercrombie: member of the armed services committee, not as a democrat or as a republican, to reject this on the basis that our committee did its work the way it should do its work. we set a standard for bipartisanship, in fact

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