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House Proceeding 07-08-09 on Jul 8th, 2009 :: 1:36:40 to 1:38:40
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Marsha Blackburn

1:36:36 to 1:36:56( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: the challenges that we face. the increases are about meeting the federal government's obligation. look at core programs whether it's usda or f.d.a., the gentlelady's amendment would force all these agencies that cover rural development, food and drug safety, w.i.c., food stamps to see drastic cuts at a time of acute need.

Marsha Blackburn

1:36:40 to 1:38:40( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

1:36:57 to 1:37:18( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: i think this amendment is fiscally irresponsible. it will further harm our rural communities and public health. i urge my colleagues to oppose it. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlelady from tennessee. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. chairman. how much time do i have remaining? the chair: one minute and a quarter. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. chairman, for yielding.

Marsha Blackburn

1:37:19 to 1:37:40( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: the gentlelady mentioned fiscal irresponsibility. i think that growing programs by 12% when they have already seen enormous, enormous increases is irresponsible. and we are asking to curtail the growth, 5%, curtail that growth 5%. the states have been a great lab of experimentation in this and

Marsha Blackburn

1:37:41 to 1:38:02( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: many states, including minef tennessee v. had across-the-board cuts and they have use bureaucracy and say tighten your belts. times are tough, tighten your belts. mr. chairman, that is what we should do. priorities, she talks about priorities. how about the priority of the american taxpayer? how about the priority of the american farmer who writes that

Marsha Blackburn

1:38:03 to 1:38:23( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: check to uncle sam every year and turns to his child and says, guess what? you're not going to go to the university, you're going to go before you can go. that is priorities that are setaside while they meet our obligation to us. it is our responsibility to be

Marsha Blackburn

1:38:24 to 1:38:41( Edit History Discussion )

Marsha Blackburn: good stewards of that dollar and giving egregious raises -- listen to this, mcgovern-dole international food for education and child nutrition program grants increase of $99.5%. f.d.a. salaries and expenses, trust me, energy and commerce, we have been after them for a

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