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House Proceeding 07-08-09 on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 0:08:00 to 0:10:45
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Virginia Foxx

0:07:56 to 0:08:16( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: million for a total of $9.6 billion and increases funding for the mcgovern-dole program. based on our nation's school meal program, the mcgovern dole program provides food to millions of hungry kids at school, allowing them to receive food and an education. this is a good bill.

Virginia Foxx

0:08:00 to 0:10:45( Edit History Discussion )
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Virginia Foxx

0:08:17 to 0:08:37( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: it funds the priorities of our nation and it deserves our support. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank my colleague from massachusetts for yielding time. while we disagree onssues,

Virginia Foxx

0:08:38 to 0:08:59( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: it's clear that he's passionate about this issue. mr. speaker, i come before you today deep concerned by closed rule we have before us. throughout this appropriations season, the democrat majority has taken unprecedented steps to silence both the minority and their own democrat colleagues by offering all appropriations bills under closed rules.

Virginia Foxx

0:09:00 to 0:09:21( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: this is consistently eliminated the ability for members to speak up for how their constituents believe their money should be spent. but today marks a record in modern history. today the democrat majority has gone even further by surpassing the number of restrictive rules ever offered during appropriations season in the

Virginia Foxx

0:09:22 to 0:09:44( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: house of representatives. mr. speaker, when republicans were in the majority, the most regular appropriations bills considered under a restrictive rule in any single season was four in 1997, which was before my colleague, mr. dreier, was the chairman. today with the addition of this rule, the democrat majority has

Virginia Foxx

0:09:45 to 0:10:05( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: exceeded that modern record. after promising the american people during campaign season that this would be the most open and honest congress in history, secretary pelosi has gone back o her word in the name of appropriations season by making this the most closed and restrictive congress in history. instead of having their ideas

Virginia Foxx

0:10:06 to 0:10:27( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: heard, the american people are being silenced with speaker pelosi's justification that, quote, we won the election so we decide, end quote. as my colleagues have expressed during the past four approp

Virginia Foxx

0:10:28 to 0:10:46( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: season, bringing appropriations bills to the floor under a closed rule is unprecedented. it does an injustice to both democrats and republicans who want to have the opportunity to offer amendments and participate in debate with their colleagues over pressing issues of our time. by choosing to operate in this way, the majority has cut off the minority and their own colleagues from having any input in the legislative process.

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