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House Proceeding 06-25-09 on Jun 26th, 2009 :: 0:31:05 to 0:33:20
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Tom Cole

0:31:02 to 0:31:22( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: mr. dicks: i look forward to working with the gentleman from virginia on this important issue. and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from idaho is recognized. mr. simpson: i yield two minutes to my good friend from oklahoma, mr. cole. the chair: the gentleman is

Tom Cole

0:31:05 to 0:33:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Tom Cole

Tom Cole

0:31:23 to 0:31:44( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: recognized for two minutes. mr. cole: i must begin by expressing two reservations about the legislation in front of us. the first is the manner in which it arrived on the floor. like my colleagues on my side, we're used to and treasure the idea that appropriations bills should come to this floor under an open rule so every member can come forward and offer good suggestions and the product

Tom Cole

0:31:45 to 0:32:05( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: could be improved. we didn't do that in this case and it is regrettable. the bill would have been better and i think the process aittle i express my sentments and agreement with mr. simpson about the spending levels. there are a lot of good projects in this bill but whether or not

Tom Cole

0:32:06 to 0:32:26( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: we can sustain them is a very legitimate question and we will have to wrestle with them again and again in bill after bill. i would like the balance of my comments with three positive observations about this product. the first is the process under which we arrived at a bill. i have to echo mr. simpson's appreciation for chairman dicks'

Tom Cole

0:32:27 to 0:32:48( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: wonderful cooperation and open process. certainly the chairman and the ranking member worked together well. they included all of us and i'm very grateful for that. i agree with the chairman and ranking member's emphasis on the importance of water projects. i represent many small communities that struggle to have sufficient revenue to build

Tom Cole

0:32:49 to 0:33:09( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: the water systems they need. that's an appropriate focus and i'm gratef for that. and all too often in this body, the first americans have been the last americans. that is certainly not the case inhis bill. the chairman in particular deserves extraordinary credit for the effort and resources he has put behind native american

Tom Cole

0:33:10 to 0:33:21( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Cole: concerns in law enforcement, education and health care. it is one of the best efforts we have seen in over a decade. in conclusion, madam chairwoman, i hope we can work on the

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