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House Proceeding 07-08-09 on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 0:44:25 to 0:49:40
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Virginia Foxx

0:44:24 to 0:44:44( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: ruled out of order because are legislating under an appropriations bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank my colleague from new york for raising the issue of the plight of dairy farmers in particular.

Virginia Foxx

0:44:25 to 0:49:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Virginia Foxx

Virginia Foxx

0:44:45 to 0:45:06( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: all across my district we see farmers of all types going out of business, but particularly hard hit are the dairy farmers. and there is no tougher type of farming than dairy farming in this country. my husband and i have done a lot of farming in our lives. we've never had a lot of could

Virginia Foxx

0:45:07 to 0:45:27( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: you say but we both grew up -- cows but we both grew up milking cows. it's the toughest work in the world. you have to be there every day and these folks are really struggling to stay in business. and the sad part about it is that with the cap and tax bill that passed last week and so

Virginia Foxx

0:45:28 to 0:45:48( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: many of the other policies of this administration and this congress we are going headlong into putting a lot of our farmers out of business, particularly the dairy farmers. you know, again, the complication here is that we ought not to be spending a lot of time talking about the

Virginia Foxx

0:45:49 to 0:46:10( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: problems that we're facing in this country and that agriculture's facing, that all of our citizens are facing. but they -- the democrats in charge want to limit what ideas can be debated on the floor and what constituents can be represented in this house. our constituents in both

Virginia Foxx

0:46:11 to 0:46:32( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: republican districts and democratic districts are struggling to make ends meet, are facing unemployment and are shut out in participating in a debate of how their hardearned taxpayer dollars are being borrowed and spent by the federal government. it's a mystery as to why the majority is blocking debate on such important legislation. what are they afraid of?

Virginia Foxx

0:46:33 to 0:46:55( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: are they protecting their members from tough votes? are they afraid of the democratic process? it's hard to know why they're doing it. the speaker has gone back on her word about making this the most open process in the world. is she afraid that the american people will disagree with her? is she keeping other democrats

Virginia Foxx

0:46:56 to 0:47:17( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: from having to make tough decisions on difficult votes? is she afraid of the very principles upon which our country is founded? we are very concerned, again, with the direction in which this congress is going as far as the rules are concerned. durg the fourth of -- independence day break, i was at home.

Virginia Foxx

0:47:18 to 0:47:38( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: i went to a lot of functions. i spoke to my constituents. i spoke to hundreds of them. they told me over and over and over again how concern they are about the direction this country is going. they use the word frightened over and over and over again. i talked to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and

Virginia Foxx

0:47:39 to 0:48:00( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: they say they are hearing the very same things from their constituents at home. they are concerned about the amount of money at's being spent by this congress. the policies that this administration is taking. and the direction in which they're moving. we know that the democrats have

Virginia Foxx

0:48:01 to 0:48:22( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: proposed spending $1.89 trillion of american taxpayer money for discretionary government programs in the 2010 fiscal year. when all appropriations spendings combined, the democrats have increased nondefense, nondiscretionary spending by 85% over the last two fiscal years.

Virginia Foxx

0:48:23 to 0:48:44( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: with millions of jobs lost since the passage of the stimulus, the president said this morning there's nothing we would have done differently concerning the $787 billion spending bill. but that spending bill, which is really $1 trillion spending bill because of the cost of the bill, isn't creating the jobs democrats promised.

Virginia Foxx

0:48:45 to 0:49:06( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: even the vice president said over the weekend this regarding the bill's poor returns, the truth is we and everyone else misread the economy. well, no, not everyone else did that, because republicans all voted against the stimulus bill. you aren't going to hang that around our necks, mr. vice president. house democrats now want to

Virginia Foxx

0:49:07 to 0:49:29( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: spend another $1 trillion on a government-run health care bill after they've just crammed through a national energy tax. at the same time, house republicans are being denied the opportunity to ofr cost-cutting amendments to save taxpayer money. many republican proposals could save billions in wasteful

Virginia Foxx

0:49:30 to 0:49:43( Edit History Discussion )

Virginia Foxx: government spending and better prioritize how washington spends taxpayer funds, but these ideas are being shut down. this is not the way to operate the greatest deliberative body

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