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House Proceeding 07-08-09 on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 0:00:45 to 0:19:35
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Tom Price

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Tom Price: barack obama was inaugurated as president of the united states and the outstanding public debt of the united states stood at $10.627 trillion. whereas on january 20, 2009, in the president's inaugural address, he stated, quote,

Tom Price

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Speech By: Tom Price

Tom Price

0:00:54 to 0:01:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: those of us who managed the public's dollars will be held to account to spend wisely, reform bad habits and do our business in the light of day because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.

Tom Price

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Tom Price: whereas on february 17, 2009, the president signed into public law h.r. 1, the american recovery and reinvestment act of 2009. whereas the american recovery and reinvestment act of 2009

Tom Price

0:01:39 to 0:02:00( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: included $575 billion of new spending and $212 billion of revenue reductions for a total deficit impact of $787 billion. whereas the borrowing necessary to finance the american recovery and reinvestment act

Tom Price

0:02:01 to 0:02:23( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: of 2009 will cost an additional $300 billion. whereas on february 26, 2009, the president unveiled his budget blueprint for fiscal year 2010. whereas the president's budget

Tom Price

0:02:24 to 0:02:47( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: for fiscal year 2010 proposes the 11 highest annual deficits in united states history. whereas the president's budget for fiscal year 2010 proposes to increase the national debt to $23.1 trillion by fiscal year 2019, more than doubling

Tom Price

0:02:48 to 0:03:09( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: it from its current levels. whereas on march 11, 2009, the president signed into public law h.r. 1105, the omnibus appropriations act of 2009. whereas the omnibus appropriations act of 2009

Tom Price

0:03:10 to 0:03:30( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: constitutes nine of the 12 appropriations bills for fiscal year 2009 which had not been enacted before the start of the fiscal year. whereas the omnibus appropriations act of 2009 spends $19.1 billion more than

Tom Price

0:03:31 to 0:03:54( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: the request of president bush. whereas the omnibus appropriations act of 2009 spends $19 billion more than simply extending the continuing resolution for fiscal year 2009. whereas on april 1, 2009, the

Tom Price

0:03:55 to 0:04:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: house considered h.c.res 85, congressional democrats' budget proposal for fiscal year 2010. whereas the congressional democrats' budget proposal for fiscal year 2010, h.con.res 85, proposes the sixth highest

Tom Price

0:04:17 to 0:04:39( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: annual deficits in united states history. whereas the democrats' budget proposal for fiscal year 2010, h.con.res 85, proposes to increase the national debt to $17.1 trillion over five years,

Tom Price

0:04:40 to 0:05:03( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: $5.3 trillion more than compared to the level on january 20, 2009. whereas congressional republicans produced an alternative budget proposal for fiscal year 2010 which spends $4.8 trillion less than the congressional democrats' budget

Tom Price

0:05:04 to 0:05:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: over 10 years. whereas the republican study committee produced a budget proposal for fiscal year 2010 which improves the budget outlook in every single year, balances the budget by fiscal year 2019, and cuts the

Tom Price

0:05:26 to 0:05:46( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: national debt by nearly $6 trillion compared to the president's budget. whereas on april 20, 2009, attempting to respond to public criticism, the president convened the first cabinet meeting of his administration and challenged his cabinet to

Tom Price

0:05:47 to 0:06:09( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: cut a collective $100 million in the next 90 days. whereas the challenge to cut a collective $100 million represents just one -- 1/40,000 of the federal budget. whereas on june 16, 2009, total

Tom Price

0:06:10 to 0:06:31( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: outstanding troubled asset relief program, or tarp funds, to banks stood at $197.6 billion. whereas on june 16, 2009, total outstanding tarp funds to

Tom Price

0:06:32 to 0:06:52( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: a.i.g. stood at $69.8 billion. whereas on june 16, 2009, total outstanding tarp funds to domestic automobile manufacturers and their finance units stood at $80 billion. whereas on june 19, 2009, the

Tom Price

0:06:53 to 0:07:13( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: outstanding public debt of the united states was $11.409 trillion. whereas on june 19, 2009, each citizen's share of the outstanding public debt of the

Tom Price

0:07:14 to 0:07:35( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: united states came to $37,236 .88. whereas according to a "new york times "/cbs news survey, 60% thinks the president does not have a current plan for dealing with the current budget deficit.

Tom Price

0:07:36 to 0:07:56( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: that was cited in the poll conducted june 12 through the 16, 2009, survey of 890 adults nationwide. whereas the best means to develop a clear plan for dealing with runaway federal spending is a real commitment to fiscal restraint and an open

Tom Price

0:07:57 to 0:08:18( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: and transparent appropr process in the united states house of representatives. whereas before assuming control of the house of representatives in january, 2007, congressional democrats were committed to an open and transparent appropriations process. whereas according to a document

Tom Price

0:08:19 to 0:08:39( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: by congressional democrats entitled "democratic declaration: honest leadership and open government," page 2 states, "our goal is to restore accountability, honesty d openness at all levels of government."

Tom Price

0:08:40 to 0:09:02( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: whereas according to a document by congressional democrats entitled "a new direction for america," page 29 states, "bills should generally come to the floor under a procedure that follows open, full and fair debate consisting of a full amendment process that

Tom Price

0:09:03 to 0:09:24( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: grants the minority the right to offer its alternatives including a substitute." whereas on november 21, 2006, "the san francisco chronicle" reported, "speaker pelosi pledged to restore minority rights, including the right of republicans to offer amendments

Tom Price

0:09:25 to 0:09:47( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: to bills on the floor. the principal of civility and respect for minority participation in this house is something we promised the american people," she said, "it's the right thing to do." from pelosi's all smiles through a rough transition article, "the san francisco

Tom Price

0:09:48 to 0:10:10( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: chronicle," november 21, 2006. whereas on december 6, 2006, speaker pelosi stated, quote, we promised the american people that we would have the most open and honest government and we will, unquote. whereas on december 17, 2006, "the washington post" reported,

Tom Price

0:10:11 to 0:10:32( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: quote, after a decade of bitter partisanship that has all but crippled efforts to deal with major national problems, pelosi is determined to try to return the house to what it was in an earlier era, quote, where you debated ideas and listened to each other's arguments, unquote.

Tom Price

0:10:33 to 0:10:53( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: pelosi's house diplomacy, "the washington post," december 17, 2006. whereas on december 5, 2006, majority leader steny hoyer stated, quote, we intend to have a rules committee that gives opposition voices and alternative proposals the

Tom Price

0:10:54 to 0:11:17( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: ability to be heard and considered on the floor of the house, unquote. hoyer says dems' plans unruffled by logjam, congress daily p.m., december 6, 2006. whereas during debate on january 8, 2005, in the

Tom Price

0:11:18 to 0:11:38( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: congressional record on page h-44-10, chairwoman louise m. slaret of the house rules committee stated, quote, if we want to foster democracy in this body we should take the time and thoughtfulness to debate all major legislation under an open rule, not just appropriations bills which are

Tom Price

0:11:39 to 0:12:01( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: already restricted. an open process should be the norm, not the exception. whereas since january, 2007, there has been a failure to commit to an open and transparent process in the house of representatives. whereas more bills were

Tom Price

0:12:02 to 0:12:25( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: considered under closed rules, 6 total, in the 1 -- 64 total in the 110th congress under democratic control than in the previous congress, 49, under republican control. and whereas fewer bills were considered under open rules, 10 total, in the 110th congress under democratic control than in

Tom Price

0:12:26 to 0:12:49( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: the previous congress, 22, under republican control. whereas fewer amendments were allowed per bill, 7.68, in the 110th congress under democratic control than in the previous congress, 9.22, under republican control. whereas the failure to commit to

Tom Price

0:12:50 to 0:13:12( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: an open and transparent process in ordero develop a clear plan for dealing with runaway federal spending reached its pinnacle in the house's handling of h.r. 2847, the commerce, jusce, science and related agencies appropriations act of 2010.

Tom Price

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

Tom Price: whereas h.r. 2847, the commerce, justice, science and related agencies appropriations act of 2010 contained -- 2010, contained discretionary spending, 11.6% more than enacted in fiscal year 2009.

Tom Price

0:13:34 to 0:13:55( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: whereas on june 11, 2009, the house rules committee issued an announcement stating that amendments for h.r. 2847, the commerce, justice, science and related agencies appropriations act of 2010, must be preprinted in the congressional recordy

Tom Price

0:13:56 to 0:14:16( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: the close of business on june 15, 2009. whereas both republicans and democrats filed 127 amendments in the congressional record for consideration on the house floor. whereas on june 15, 2009, the

Tom Price

0:14:17 to 0:14:38( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: house rules committee reported h.res. 544, a rule with a preprinting requirement in unlimited pro forma amendments for the purposes of debate. whereas on june 16, 2009, the house proceed with one hour of

Tom Price

0:14:39 to 0:14:59( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: general debate or one minute to vet each 1.07 -- $1.07 billion in h.r. 2847 in the committee of the whole. whereas after one hour of general debate the house proceeded with amendment debate.

Tom Price

0:15:00 to 0:15:22( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: whereas after just 22 minutes of amendment debate or one minute to vet each $3.02 billion in h.r. 2847 a motion that the committee rise was offered by congressional democrats. whereas the house agreed on a motion that the committee rise

Tom Price

0:15:23 to 0:15:46( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: by a recorded vote of 179 yeas to 124 nays with all votes in the affirmative being cast by democrats. whereas afterwards the house rules committee convened a special, untelevised meeting to dispense with further proceedings on h.r. 2847, the commerce, justice, science and

Tom Price

0:15:47 to 0:16:09( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: related agencies appropriations act of 2010. whereas on june 17, 2009, the house rules committee reported h.res. 552, a new and restrictive structured rule for h.r. 2847, the justice, science and related

Tom Price

0:16:10 to 0:16:34( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: agencies appropriations act of 2010. whereas every house republican and 27 house democrats voted against agreeing on h.res. 552. whereas h.res. 552 made in order just 23 amendmented -- amendments with a possibility for 10 more amendments out of

Tom Price

0:16:35 to 0:16:55( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: the 127 amendments originally filed. whereas h.res. 552 severely curtailed pro forma amendments for the purposes of debate. whereas the actions of congressional democrats to curtail debate and the number of amendments offered to h.r. 2847, the commerce, justice, science

Tom Price

0:16:56 to 0:17:17( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: and related agencies appropriations act of 2010, effectively ended the process to deal with runaway federal spending in a positive and responsible manner. whereas congressional democrats continued to curtail debate and the number of amendments offered

Tom Price

0:17:18 to 0:17:40( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: to appropriations bills. whereas on june 18, 2009, the house rules committee reported h.res. 559, a restrictive structured rule for h.r. 2918, the legislative branch appropriations act of 2010.

Tom Price

0:17:41 to 0:18:04( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: whereas h.res. 559 made in order just one amendment out of the 20 amendments originally filed. whereas on june 23, 2009, the house rules committee reported h.res. 573, a restrictive structured rule for h.r. 2892, the department of homeland

Tom Price

0:18:05 to 0:18:28( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: security appropriations act of 2010. whereas h.res. 573 made in order just nine amendments with a possibility of five more amendments out of the 91 amendments originally filed. whereas on june 24, 2009, the house rules committee reported

Tom Price

0:18:29 to 0:18:51( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: h.res. 578, a restrictive structured rule for h.r. 2996, the department of interior environment and related agencies appropriations act of 2010. whereas h.res. 578 made in order just eight amendments with a possibility of five more

Tom Price

0:18:52 to 0:19:12( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: amendments out of the 105 amendments originally filed. and whereas the actions taken have resulted in indignity being visited upon the house of representatives. now, therefore be it resolved that the house of representatives recommit itself to fiscal restraint and develop

Tom Price

0:19:13 to 0:19:34( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: a clear plan for dealing with runaway federal spending and, two, that the house of representatives return to its best traditions of an open and transparent appropriations process without a preprinting requirement. and, three, that the house rules committee shall report out open

Tom Price

0:19:35 to 0:19:36( Edit History Discussion )

Tom Price: rules for all general

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