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House Proceeding 07-09-09 on Jul 9th, 2009 :: 2:21:15 to 2:23:20
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Jeff Flake

2:21:03 to 2:21:24( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman rise? mr. flake: i have an amendment at the desk designated as number 3 in part bmbing. the chair: the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: amendment number three in part b offered by mr. flake of arizona. the chair: pursuant to the rule the gentleman from arizona, mr. flake and a mobe opposed will

Jeff Flake

2:21:15 to 2:23:20( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

2:21:25 to 2:21:46( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: each control five minutes. the gentleman is recognized. mr. flake: it says, neither the bill or this report contain congressional earmarks. i would have to disagree. it will provide $8 million for the one-time special professional and educational

Jeff Flake

2:21:47 to 2:22:07( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: cultural grant program begun in fiscal year in 2008. these can go up to half a million dollars and they are to be awarded on a competive basis. i have lonbeen a support over cultural exchange programs, having americans go overseas and foreigners come here. i am also supportive of these grants being awarded on a

Jeff Flake

2:22:08 to 2:22:30( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: competitive basis. the problem here sthat report says the secretary is encouraged to consider the following proposals for this competitive program, unquote. then it lists several specific exchange programs. the recommendations of funding for these 12 specific programs look like earmarks to me and

Jeff Flake

2:22:31 to 2:22:51( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: look like earmarks to a handful of members who requested them. so much so that they listed the earmark requests on their websites. a number of them did. so to them, it looked like an earmark. they're putting it in the report. this year, the appropriations committee is telling us that earmarks aren't really

Jeff Flake

2:22:52 to 2:23:13( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: earmarks, they're just suggestions to the agencies who are under no obligation to fund them. my question would be, what is the difference here? and why, if in other bills there disclosure requirements, certification letters, put your name next to the eefermark, other things we have to do, if those are mere suggestions to

Jeff Flake

2:23:14 to 2:23:21( Edit History Discussion )

Jeff Flake: the agencies a look-see, we are told by the appropriations committee what is the difference here where he list

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