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House Proceeding on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 1:33:55 to 1:38:25
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Virginia Foxx

1:33:51 to 1:34:11( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: to stand together when dealing with the senate conferees and assist on taking this approach. this is a much better approach to take. and i congratulate the house committee on dealing with that. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado. mr. polis: mr. speaker, i'd like to inquire of the gentlewoman from north carolina if she has any remaining

Virginia Foxx

1:33:55 to 1:38:25( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

1:34:12 to 1:34:33( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: speakers. ms. foxx: we have -- i will close for us if you have no more speakers. mr. poli yes, i am the last speaker for our side so i'll reserve the balance of my time until the gentlewoman has closed. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. we've had a very good debate on

Virginia Foxx

1:34:34 to 1:34:55( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: this rule. we've explained why the rule should not be -- we've explained why the rule should not be approved. amendments to the bill were not accepted, and we should be dealing with those amendments. we want to make sure that the money that is going to help small businesses this this country is being used as wisely as it can be.

Virginia Foxx

1:34:56 to 1:35:16( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: we know right now that the american people are hurting and continuing to lose jobs. the impact of the policies of this administration and the democratically controlled congress have been devastating, not only to large but also to small businesses. the obama administration and

Virginia Foxx

1:35:17 to 1:35:38( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: congressional democrats promised us earlier this year that their $1 trillion stimulus would create jobs immediately, and unemployment would not rise above 8%. in june alone, almost half a million jors were lost, driving un-- jobs were lost, driving unemployment to .5%, the highest level in almost --

Virginia Foxx

1:35:39 to 1:36:00( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: 9.5%, the highest level in almost three decades. it's clear that the democrats' $1 trillion stimulus bill isn't working. every american has the right to ask, where are the jobs that were promised by them? every american has to ask on every piece of policy that we pass here, how is it going to impact jobs? how is it going to impact me as

Virginia Foxx

1:36:01 to 1:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: an american? small businesses, particularly, have a concern about this. we have been spending hours and hours and hours doing things like honoring sports teams and athletes for their achievements . we've honored people retiring from their jobs. universities ovarious

Virginia Foxx

1:36:23 to 1:36:44( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: anniversaries and other items th are not critical to the operations of our government. we want to acknowledge the achievements of all of these people and all of these groups, but what we should be doing is spending time talking about what we need to be doing to bring back this economy. but the democrats constantly

Virginia Foxx

1:36:45 to 1:37:05( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: say they have the schedule that they have to adhere to, and as a result of it, they have to limit the amendments that can be offered on the floor to these important bills. those are very not good excuses while the american people, i think, are hurting. they, again, have the right to ask, where are the jobs that were promised?

Virginia Foxx

1:37:06 to 1:37:27( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: what is happening to this economy? the american people also know we cannot tax and spend and bail our way back to a growing economy. the democrats in this body are on the side of more government and more taxes. small businesses, not government, are the engine of our economy. house republicans are on the

Virginia Foxx

1:37:28 to 1:37:48( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: side of the american people, and what we want to do is focus on small businesses to help put america back to work. we know that the health care bill that's going to come forward, we believe, later this week or next week, will have lots of tax increases in it

Virginia Foxx

1:37:49 to 1:38:11( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: that are going to finance their health, quote, reform proposal. however, what it's going to do is have a negative impact on small businesses. as i mentioned earlier, the cap and tax bill, which passed here 10 days ago, will eliminate between one million and seven million jobs in this country if it is enacted.

Virginia Foxx

1:38:12 to 1:38:26( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: so while there is this small sock to small businesses and to the americaneople in the form of this bill, i am going to urge my colleagues to vote no on the rule for h.r. 2965,

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